My Randomness

In Kashmir: A Trip To Sonmarg

Hello to the beautiful world I’ve been missing from days,

I know I haven’t written in long but my summer vacation in Kashmir has not been all peace and calm. It wasn’t chaotic either, but in Kashmir, I have no proper schedule or routine so it’s always up and down with me getting no time to write.

Anyways, here I am, and I want to tell everyone about my trip to the mountains. Although I uploaded a few pics on Instagram(username:me_a_poet) weeks ago, I just didn’t have time to write about it.

We-me, my father, sister and brother joined our uncle’s and aunt’s family for a trip to Sonmarg- a mountain area away from the city. Although I don’t really enjoy get togethers, but this trip was special because of the beautiful scenery all along the way.

We had lunch on a hill top and I was able to get some pretty good pictures there. The weather was nice, the sun kept coming and goig but it was great, feeling that wind hit your face.

After we has lunch, we drove down the hill and went biking. It was the four wheeler bike and I got on it, but I drove like a turtle. But, I didn’t get hurt which is a plus point. Later, my cousins and my siblings went horse riding. I didn’t go be ause one look at those horses and I knew they were weak. I didn’t want to burden them with my weight. I became the heroine for those black beauties, but the rest of my family wasn’t, so maybe it wasn’t completely a win win situation. My  dad rode a horse- he rid well but when it was time to get off, he took his sweet time getting off the saddle.  But, some times too much time taken at a task can end in a mess so my dad fell. It wasn’t a really bad fall, he just didn’t know how to get off.

Some of my cousins went in those cylindrical boats too. I wouldn’t call it a boat exactly, but I don’t know what to call it!

Even though I didn’t participate in the last two activities, I was exhausted- I think it was because of sitting in the car for too long, but it was fun! Visiting those mountains again, after such a long time, was good.

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Book Reviews

Death Has Become a Cliche Plot Device for Plots!

Even if happy endings are a never ending trend to most of the stories we read, death of the protagonist, has become a trend too. Although, such a plot device teaches us that our realities aren’t made up of happy endings, I believe this trend has gone too far.

Some of the love stories I have read in the recent past, involve the protagonist falling for a person who is about to die, and after they fall in love, confess to each other and live their lives to the fullest, their love dies.

They don’t always have to die!

Death of a loved one teaches us many things such as patience, to cherish our loved ones and take something from the death of the person you loved- a lesson. The stories I’ve read target that too, but what about hope? What about struggling and overcoming your weakness and your pain? What about beating life at its own game?

I feel like the stories I’ve read lack that- I know a terminal disease eventually kills, but does the protagonist always have to have a terminal disease? And even if he or she are suffering from something non-terminating (I don’t know a better term!), then why do they give up? Why do they have to leave the story?

I feel like dying isn’t a necessary plot device for all those protagonists that died, they could have continued to teach lessons by living. Dying isn’t completely necessary for them!

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My Randomness

Story- My Poetry Book on Wattpad

It’s my first week of summer vacation and so far its been good, Alhamdulillah. Although, the political atmosphere in the Gulf seems a bit tense, I am just hoping it all ends and everyone is happy again- a tense-less global atmosphere, Insha Allah!

Anyhow, I wanted to advertise a poetry book I am working on on Wattpad. It’s called ‘Story’ and my username is- @Me_a_Poet. If any of you readers, like poetry or are Wattpad users, please do give my book a shot, and a vote.

I hope you guys like it 🙂 Here’s a link: https://www.wattpad.com/story/99602124-story

And a picture to motivate you:

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My Randomness

The Last Day of Exams Is Not Always A Happy Ending….

Today was my last exam: Maths. It was supposed to be a good day- the last day of exams, the start of summer vacation and the most probably the final time I give a paper for Maths (Insha Allah!).  I had great expectations from my statistics paper. It didn’t end quite well- but hopefully Allah will have mercy on me.

Moreover, there is still the worry about my results, I don’t know what to expect, I am just praying that I pass. This worry is to continue on for the next two months, but I just forget about it in trying to have fun throughout the hot, summer days.

This summer , Insha Allah, I am planning to explore Philosophy, Insha Allah. I am planning to read books such as Beyond Good and Evil, The Heart of Islamic Philosophy and some other books. Hopefully, I’ll be able to read these books and finish them during the summer, Insha Allah.

I am actually planning to take Philosophy at college Insha Allah, so hopefully these reads will help me get some understanding of the variety of topics explored in Philosophy. The last day of school didn’t literally end well, but summer vacation begins with a new ray of hope.

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Book Reviews

A Book With An Unexpected End!

This is also my reads from last or the year before that. It was a book with quite a shocking end- The Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie.

Agatha Christie- a well known writer of mystery, thriller, anything that keeps you on the edge,had written this as a play which was adapted to a novel by Charles Osborne- a job well done! The plot opens up with a man and his broken car, and he walks to a house nearby in order to ask for help. But help is not what he receives, instead the sight of a murdered body.

The plot is quite twisted with the wife of the dead person highlighted as a suspect first, who this man is ready to help to cover her crime, but it’s clear she’s covering up someone else. The story twists and twines even further but that’s for the reader to uncover. This one hint is not the revelation of this crooked mystery!

Moreover, Agatha Christie, is a novelist and playwright whose books have to be read. I f you haven’t read her books, you do not know the definition of mystery and thrill. Even if the stories are set in the previous century, they are a thrill and an adventure which are exciting to experience. In the end, there’s just too much shock which one has to experience in order to know that a mystery is never easy to solve, you think you’ve got the answer, but that’s just one part of the case, there’s tons left to solve!

This book ‘The Unexpected Guest’ is a must read for anyone who loves mystery, because the truth in this plot doesn’t come easy. Also, the front cover by HarperCollins is too cool for you to ignore. Here are a few pictures:

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Book Without A Cover!

Yes such a thing exists!

A book without a cover!

But how?

It’s a book that’s old and saved throughout the years and it has now come into my posession. It’s torn front cover is a heartbreak, but the story that those yellowed pages own, is really heart warming.

The book’s name is ‘Broken Barriers’ written by Barbara Cartland. It’s a romance set in the 1930’s and if you think this story is too old for you- you are wrong! It’s a story filled with heartbreak, vanity, tears but all with a happy ending. It might sound like a teary read, but it’s not that, the plot is about a search for the true meaning of love.

There’s a lot to learn from the story of Norman- the protagonist, and although it might be a romance from the old times, it’s worth the read! There’s a subplot as well- a story about his step daughter whose own love story comes in play which has its own hardships in store for the readers. But, there is a lot to learn from both their hardships and heartbreaks, but I’ll just mention the one lesson I’ve learnt- true love does not come easy, and that’s why it should never be given up on.

I’ll end this post/book review with a picture of this amazing book:

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Social Slave- Part 1

Listening,

And listening

As it all gets to your brain.

Your wheels turning

As you become a social slave.

 

Your hair was pretty-straight,

But everyone thought you looked dull.

So you curled it-

You styled it.

Satisfied everyone-

Not none.

 

Your jeans were really baggy-

They made Everyone frown.

You threw them,

And bought tight ones.

And turned their frowns-

Into appreciating smirks.

 

You didn’t gossip-

It wasn’t your thing.

Gossip mongers weren’t your friends.

But you let them get to you.

And gossiped-

As you became Them.

 

You weren’t them-

A crowd of judgmental jerks!

You weren’t them-

Who evilly smirked.

 

You weren’t Their norm,

You were Unique.

But one look from them,

Made you weak.

 

It crushed your firmness-

You let Them through your walls.

You became them,

And with them-

You fall.

 

And become what We-

Uniqueness feared.

A societal norm-

A social slave.

 

 

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