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BlogchatterA2Z (Mehar’s world of COLOURS)

BlogchatterA2Z – Mehars world of COLOURS Parents, have you ever dictated your child’s hobbies and future profession? Have you meticulously planned their schedule, filling it with extracurriculars and tuition? If your answer is yes, I admire your dedication. Your concern for your child’s future is evident Your concern for your child’s future is evident but … BlogchatterA2Z (Mehar’s world of COLOURS) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (A letter to Bookstagram)

BlogchatterA2Z – A letter to bookstagram Dear Bookstagram, I wanted to share a heartfelt thank you with all of you. Back in 2019, I stumbled upon this incredible community, and little did I know it would change my life. I wasn’t much of a reader before then, but a gift from my sister, ‘The One … BlogchatterA2Z (A letter to Bookstagram) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (My experience meeting Ankur Warikoo)

BlogchatterA2Z – My experience meeting Ankur Warikoo I’ve encountered a myriad of authors post-lockdown, from the vibrant Jaipur Literature Festival to the Tata Literature Festival and book launches galore. Yet, my encounter with Ankur Warikoo stood out as a singularly unique experience. As a Mumbai native, I had yet to truly immerse myself in the … BlogchatterA2Z (My experience meeting Ankur Warikoo) Read More »

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Dr Alok Jadhav

Author Interview Interviewed By – Sameeksha Manerkar dr alok jadhav Prataprao and Legend of the seven   How do you handle the balance between staying true to history and engaging modern readers with your writing? While capturing interesting events in history- especially stories of bravery and sacrifice, readers get hooked as soon as the narrative … Dr Alok Jadhav Read More »

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Celebrating International women’s day with 8 romance authors

In conversation with romance authors In honor of International women’s day, I have interviewed 8 of my most favorite romance authors. My fascination with understanding female characters started as I read PhD of my favorite teacher from English Literature class where her thesis talks about – ‘The Female Voices In Different Narratives Of Ramayana from … Celebrating International women’s day with 8 romance authors Read More »

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Feathers Fools and Farts

Feathers, Fools and Farts Book:Feathers, Fools and Farts Author:L.somi Roy & dr Thangjam Hindustani Devi Rating  4/5 Book Reviewed By – Sameeksha Manerkar I have always had soft corner for folktales as they are not just a beautiful reminder of culture and diversity but also a great legacy that continues for generations. Feathers, Fools, … Feathers Fools and Farts Read More »

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BlogchatterWritFest (Writing mythology)

Writing Mythology Mythology is a genre that choose me.  When it comes to reading, romance was my only favorite genre! Than I read a book called The Raavan Key, which I received as a review copy, and then I knew there was a new genre in my favorites!  A few days back, I saw Blogchatter has … BlogchatterWritFest (Writing mythology) Read More »

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BlogchatterWritFest (Writing for a modern audience)

Writing for a modern audience I have always questioned what I read and learn as a part of the curriculum and wondered how it can help me outside the college. As an English literature student, I have been learning about novelists, playwrights, and poets from the 18th to 20th century, and as a book reviewer, … BlogchatterWritFest (Writing for a modern audience) Read More »

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Love and mellow drama by Manali Desai

Love & (mellow) Drama Book:Love & (Mellow) Drama Author:Manali Desai Rating  5/5 Book Reviewed By – Sameeksha Manerkar “If you’ve got what you want, you’re living the best life. If you’ve not got what you want, you’ve still got to make it your best life with whatever you get.” A Mumbaikar student’s soul was … Love and mellow drama by Manali Desai Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Zindagi na milegi dobara)

BlogchatterA2Z – Zindagi na milegi dobara Zindagi na milegi dobara This is a movie that inspired me to live in the moment, face fears, be true to myself, not run after money. A movie that showed the importance of prioritising life over compromise. A movie that made me aware of friendships and memories we create … BlogchatterA2Z (Zindagi na milegi dobara) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Yeh jawani hai Deewani)

BlogchatterA2Z – Yeh Jawani hai deewani Yeh Jawani hai Deewani is a comfort movie that shows us life and its struggles through different perspectives. This movie celebrates friendship, family, love, career, and the importance of memories. It shows the complexity of individuals struggling in their own lives, but when being with friends the the only … BlogchatterA2Z (Yeh jawani hai Deewani) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Excellent poems)

BlogchatterA2Z – Excellent poems Excellent books you should read atleast once for it’s aesthetic beauty and vivid imagination. Porphyria’s lover – A modern day love story that shows how Porphyria is so much in love with her lover, that she is ready to escape from the societal norms and be with him. And when the … BlogchatterA2Z (Excellent poems) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (William Wordsworth)

BlogchatterA2Z – William Wordsworth William Wordsworth is a pioneer of the Romantics movement. The Romantics movement was a reaction against the neo-classical movement. He focused on the beauty of nature and the power of imagination. He disagreed with the classicist focus on strict law and moral values. He focused on evoking emotions in readers when … BlogchatterA2Z (William Wordsworth) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Vats and Kulkarni)

BlogchatterA2Z – Vats and Kulkarni Vats and Kulkarnis the two families of dice media little things who are a strong backbone for Dhruv and Kavya. They are modern, understand and accept their childrens decision and help them in succeeding further in their life. Dhruv and Kavya have raised the relationship standards by portraying a mature … BlogchatterA2Z (Vats and Kulkarni) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Underrated lessons)

BlogchatterA2Z – Underrated lessons Underrated lesson I learned from books No matter what you are judged by the cover – Either you are judged or you are understood. Either you make your appearance and attitude bold and mind-blowing or you make sure your personality is liked by all. You need to maintain your sanity. Your … BlogchatterA2Z (Underrated lessons) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Two books two lessons)

BlogchatterA2Z – Two books Two lessons Two books that changed my life Books are our best friends ! Yes! But they are more than our best friends. They are our soul thinking out loud.  A thousand splendid suns by Khaled Hosseini – a book about two women Laila and Mariam who are treated as slaves … BlogchatterA2Z (Two books two lessons) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Short stories)

BlogchatterA2Z – Short Stories Short stories that stayed with me for a long time – Short stories are a great mode of learning life lessons within a few pages. One of my favorite short stories will stay with me forever – Everyday Use by Alice Walker is a story about two sisters. Maggie lives with … BlogchatterA2Z (Short stories) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Romanticism)

BlogchatterA2Z – Romanticism Studying romanticist literature from the 19th century has influenced my imagination and literary interests. Romanticism means a reaction against the neo-classical age that followed order and moral values. The Romantics were against these strict values and started a Romanticism movement that was highly influential and dominated by imagination. William Blake’s work reflects … BlogchatterA2Z (Romanticism) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Queen)

BlogchatterA2Z – Queen Queen is a Bollywood movie about the protagonist Rani who is ready to get married, but her fiance calls the wedding a few days before the wedding date because he thinks she is not bold or independent. The movie portrays her journey of self-discovery, freedom, empowerment, and independence. This movie is an … BlogchatterA2Z (Queen) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Prajakta Koli)

BlogchatterA2Z – Prajakta Koli Prajakta Koli is a name that brings me instant motivation.A person whose energy is contagious.A friend, guide, and philosopher whose life is inspiring! I wrote about her as a part of the Women’s Day blog hop.Check the full blog here!In this blog, I talked about her work and personality. Today I’ll … BlogchatterA2Z (Prajakta Koli) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Old Man And The Sea)

BlogchatterA2Z – Old Man And The Sea Old Man and the Sea is a novella by Ernest Hemingway that revolves around fisherman Santiago. He hasn’t caught a single fish in the last eighty-four days and is ready to catch big fish and prove to everyone his caliber. When he struggles to catch the big fish, … BlogchatterA2Z (Old Man And The Sea) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Nostalgic series)

BlogchatterA2Z – Nostalgic series Nostalgia – a word when we hear gives us an adrenaline rush of emotions! The happy place we like to revisit and a comfort zone that makes us go back in time and remember the exact feeling we experienced then! Nostalgia sometimes works as a source of motivation and inspiration. Here … BlogchatterA2Z (Nostalgic series) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Mismatched)

BlogchatterA2Z – Mismatched Mismatched is a coming-of-age series where students are trying to face peer pressure, discover themselves, and embrace friendships and relationships.It is a young adult series, an adaptation of the book When Dimple Meets Rishi by Sandhya Menon. It highlights the current generation and their struggles in terms of physical, emotional, and psychological … BlogchatterA2Z (Mismatched) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (La La Land)

BlogchatterA2Z – La La Land La la Land is a musical revolving around two characters trying to turn their dreams into reality. They are talented, hardworking, and inspiring but face extreme failures on their way to success. In this chaos, they find each other, helping each other grow and understanding the difficulties in choosing a … BlogchatterA2Z (La La Land) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Kota Factory)

BlogchatterA2Z – Kota factory Kota Factory is a series about aspiring IITians who have come to Kota to change their lives forever. It not only covers the curriculum but also how Kota changes an individual as a person. It changes your lifestyle and prepares you for the worst. The show portrays how if you are … BlogchatterA2Z (Kota Factory) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Jeetu Bhaiya)

BlogchatterA2Z – Jeetu Bhaiya “Jeetu Bhaiya” is a name that brings a positive wave of enthusiasm to distressed students. He is a character from the series “Kota Factory,” which depicts the struggles and lives of students preparing for IIT entrance examinations. He serves as a mentor, brother, and motivator to his students. He is also … BlogchatterA2Z (Jeetu Bhaiya) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Inside Out)

BlogchatterA2Z – Inside Out Inside Out is an animated Pixar movie capable of addressing and analyzing the way you think. How easily do you get affected? Do you think emotions are integral in our life? Are you afraid of change? How do you deal with any change? Do you psychoanalyze after a long time whether … BlogchatterA2Z (Inside Out) Read More »

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Health Cocktail by Dr. Deepika Krishna

Health Cocktail Book:Health Cocktail Author:Dr.Deepika Krishna Rating  4/5 Book Reviewed By – Sameeksha Manerkar QOTD: WHAT’S THE WORST HEALTH RELATED AD YOU HAVE COME ACROSS? Have you ever tried a lot of remedies for quick solutions to your health problems? Have you seen ads that claim to lose weight in 7 days? There have … Health Cocktail by Dr. Deepika Krishna Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (George Orwell)

BlogchatterA2Z – George Orwell George Orwell, the author of the world-famous classics Animal Farm and 1984, whose books shook my innocence, made me aware of the cruelty and helped me understand the meaning of power and its repercussions. I read 1984 as a part of my curriculum. Orwell’s discussion of the dystopian world of total … BlogchatterA2Z (George Orwell) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (FRIENDS)

BlogchatterA2Z – FRIENDS Netflix and chill was a term I understood after my board exams. And the first thing I watched was FRIENDS – a series of madness, reality check, love, career, hardships in a relationship, and the bond of friendship that made all this a little easier. FRIENDS is a series beyond being a … BlogchatterA2Z (FRIENDS) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Emily in Paris)

BlogchatterA2Z – Emily in Paris I adore Emily in Paris, the Netflix series. A series I recently started loving, a series that is full of life goals and marketing goals. As a freelancer, the unknown journey I’m exploring, this series gives me a sense of calm and confidence. Emily was new to the city and … BlogchatterA2Z (Emily in Paris) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Dead Man walking) by Thomas hardy

BlogchatterA2Z – Dead Man Walking The dead man walking is a poem of psychological realism by Thomas Hardy I read last semester that humbled me and gave me a perspective to live more and breathe more.  The first time I read the title, I was intrigued by the imagination of a dead man walking and … BlogchatterA2Z (Dead Man walking) by Thomas hardy Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Chandler Bing)

BlogchatterA2Z – Chandler Bing When you watch a sitcom like FRIENDS more than ten times, you try to analyze it beyond funny lines and scenes. I being a crazy fan of this series, started analyzing a few things from which one character that had my attention was Chandler Muriel Bing. Yes, today we will discuss … BlogchatterA2Z (Chandler Bing) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Bad girl series)

BlogchatterA2Z – Bad girl series As a literature student, I had a subject of literary criticism in my curriculum, where I studied feminist literary criticism. The portrayal of women as oppressed, slaves, and prizes, their domination by a patriarchal society, is challenged in current times by feminist critics. Today, the representation of women and their … BlogchatterA2Z (Bad girl series) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Adulting)

BlogchatterA2Z – Adulting When do you know you have become an adult? Is it when you feel independent? Make your own decisions? Pay taxes? Live alone?  I think Adulting is a web that entangles one when they least expect it, and it’s so sudden you don’t even realize when you started taking the responsibilities, paying … BlogchatterA2Z (Adulting) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z THEME REVEAL

BlogchatterA2Z THEME REVEAL Dear blogchatters! How are you? How’s life been? My life just became more free more complex! My exams ended, my college life just ended, and now it’s time for full time freelancing! I am still contemplating, unsure, anxious, happy and confused! But that’s a worry for later! For now #BlogchatterA2Z has come … BlogchatterA2Z THEME REVEAL Read More »

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She is mostly sane

She is mostly sane She: A tribute to her She is a soulful She is a readerShe is a content creatorShe is a fighter She is a friendly guide philosopherShe is a bit of everything you need in a personShe is flawlessShe is boldShe is a wonderful humanBut one thing most important is that She … She is mostly sane Read More »

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Literature diaries

Literature diaries #Literaturestudent diaries When you are grateful every day for the universe to let you get drenched in the beauty of nature through literature.  It’s been days since I completed 1984 by George Orwell, and now I’m incapable of getting it out of my head.  And I realized how literature molded me, how much … Literature diaries Read More »

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It’s romance readers day

It’s romance readers day   Happy romance readers’ day! Yes, you heard that right! All the romance readers out there, reading romance books, setting high expectations, and waiting for the perfect romantic moment in your life, I hear you. I know today is a weird day for us. On one side, we are juggling between … It’s romance readers day Read More »

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Studying Literature

Studying Literature Studying literature She says she is studying literature! She says studying literature fills her void. She says she saw a dream…. A dream that only literature made her see A dream where she met the elite veteran authors A dream so real that urged her to talk to these authors… But, she couldn’t … Studying Literature Read More »

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The best never comes easy

The best never comes easy The best relationships are the ones that are the most difficult to handle. The best never comes easy! One month into 2023! And I already feel so accomplished so much! And yet not so much! You can understand this feeling, right? At one place, you realize you are giving your … The best never comes easy Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z Letter Z

Zero to the twenty-sixth-day BlogChatter Journey My twenty-sixth blog for #BlogchatterA2Z LETTER Z:  Zero to the twenty-sixth-day Blogchatter Journey Zero to the twenty-sixth-day BlogChatter Journey I am keeping the last letter for tracking my BlogChatter journey. I started reading and reviewing almost three years back. But I never created a website and wrote blogs consistently. … BlogchatterA2Z Letter Z Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z Letter Y

Yet it feels like Yesterday! My twenty-fifth blog for #BlogchatterA2Z LETTER Y:  Yet it feels like Yesterday! Yet it feels like Yesterday! Have you ever got a nostalgia kick in when you read a book with a similar fictional character name? Or you see that one book you love in a bookstore, and the flashbacks … BlogchatterA2Z Letter Y Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z Letter X

An exceedingly talented author whose writing speed is faster than my reading speed! My twenty-fourth blog for #BlogchatterA2Z LETTER X:  An exceedingly talented author whose writing speed is faster than my reading speed! An exceedingly talented author whose writing speed is faster than my reading speed! After I started reviewing books, I got a review … BlogchatterA2Z Letter X Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z Letter W

What would you do? My twenty-third blog for #BlogchatterA2Z LETTER W:  What would you do? What would you do? There are some questions a reader gets asked every day!  Today I will tell you my answers, but you have to tell me yours! Would you read fiction or a non-fiction book? – I am a … BlogchatterA2Z Letter W Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z Letter V

View all the books equally! My twenty-second blog for #BlogchatterA2Z LETTER V: View all the books equally! View all the books equally! Have you ever questioned the pros and cons of paperback, ebook, and audiobook?  There have been constant controversies around this topic.  I love all three types. But I’m moody when I, how I … BlogchatterA2Z Letter V Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z Letter U

Unbelievably the best romantic thriller I have ever read! My twenty-first blog for #BlogchatterA2Z LETTER U: Unbelievably the best romantic thriller I have ever read! Reader: I need a recommendation!Me: Which genre?Reader: I guess Romance, but not complete cliche, kind of mysterious thriller, also please a fast-paced story!Me: Umm, okay! I have one mind-blowing recommendation … BlogchatterA2Z Letter U Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z Letter T

Types of readers My twentieth blog for #BlogchatterA2Z LETTER T:  Types of readers Types of readers  Readers and their bookstagram community are the best things I have found in the last two years! Which of these readers’ traits is your type? A reader whose Disneyland is Bookstore and BookCafes – if you ask these readers … BlogchatterA2Z Letter T Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z Letter S

Short stories are my way out of the reading slump! My nineteenth blog for #BlogchatterA2Z LETTER S:  Short stories are my way out of the reading slump! Short stories are my way out of the reading slump! Reading short stories is my favorite when I travel, need to catch up on my Goodreads goals, or … BlogchatterA2Z Letter S Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z Letter R

REAL ASS POETRY My eighteenth blog for #BlogchatterA2Z LETTER R:  Real Ass Poetry Book Review R.A.P by Nisha Simone Poetry. Motivation. Inspiring words.What do you think about poems? Do you feel words thrown at you? Or do you find comfort in it? R.A.P – Real Ass Poetry I picked this book for its catchy title. … BlogchatterA2Z Letter R Read More »

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