Kindle – a gadget which became a necessary now.

I also like reading books just like many of you, it helps with learning about any particular topic, or books for sometime detach us from the real world and immerse in the fictional one, or can be a biography. So basically theres no end to it.

So i was contemplating taking one and finally i got it last December as a gamble that it will fit my reading style or will it be a hassle-full gadget in in which will be gracing my drawer with its long term presence.

But to be very honest my reading has improved and now i finish 1 book in 15 – 18 days and can carry 2 – 3 books simultaneously. So depending on the mood and genre you can just press the screen once and viola book change and previous one will be ready for you whenever you want to go back. (Choices are not bad)

And 1 main thing which i am a big advocate is of not telling people what are you reading if the title or genre is not crowd friendly. So no more book-shaming
It happened to me firsthand i was book shamed. We landed at Mumbai airport from some abroad flight and there was few hours to kill so i went to the books store to do just timepass because seriously i was in no mood to buy anything just plain old browsing there fifty shades of grey was in no 1 bestseller list so it caught my eye, the store guy said it is in demand and lot of travellers are buying it and has been recently launched.
So alas going to the number 1 bestseller book i bought it without even asking what it is about. I Purely judged book on its cover which caught my fancy.

Then the store guy at the time of billing suggests sir it part of the set why are you taking only 1 and take the full set i just rolled my eyes to him paid for all 3 and came back to check out the book and start reading.

Then on my opposite waiting chair a Business traveller type of lady came and sat and he worked on her laptop for few minutes then she closed in anticipation of flight but she asked me “Does reading this book here suits you” “are these your manners”. And I was like What the Hell i just bought it 10 mins back and read only 2 pages but who are you to judge what am i reading or not. Our so called argument was just 4 mins and then both of us went our own way .Although Later in the week i got to know why she was really pissed about the book. But i was long back home So hardly matters.

This kind of privacy is a boon with kindle, and till now its been 6 months with me and i am an life time fan of the product, thank you amazon for such a beautiful product.

the only thing missing is the smell of books, that paper turning voice and old-school bookmarks.

Laters
SG…!!!

Quarantine Times – Book Point of View…

I had been suggested a book by couple of my Voracious reader friends & sister and when 2 of my sisters say about a particular thing I for one take it very seriously.

Had been suggested this book “IKIGAI” by Hector Garcia & Francesc Miralles, Thanks to Corona lockdown i got time to finish it finally. Must say that this book had definitely made a positive impact and taught ways to live a happy life no matter come what may. So will like to share few pointers from this book although they are just bullet points and wont lead to the in-depth knowledge of the book, for that one should definitely pick this up and finish it as soon possible.

  1. Stay active; Don’t retire.
  2. Take it slow
  3. Don’t fill your stomach
  4. Surround yourself with good friends
  5. Get in shape for your next birthday
  6. Smile More
  7. Reconnect with nature
  8. Give thanks
  9. Live in the moment
  10. Follow your IKIGAI

After finding more on web for IKIGAI i found that it is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”. At one point of time we all have this thought in mind that why I am here or what is my purpose of being here. Finding that is utterly necessary to lead a happy life.

Will suggest go for the book and understand the concept and try to find your IKIGAI, trust me it is necessary for all of us.

Stay indoors, Stay safe

Laters
SG…!!!

Being Busy… Trying to stay Sane

As we know that whole of India is in lockdown (No thanks to COVID19) we all need to stay sane in this tiering time. We all had been trying to stay sane in these troubled times so was just wanting to share with you the ways i had been coping up day to day and what some of my friends are doing to hold up.

Thanks to Netflix, Hotstar & Amazon prime all the entertainment things are taken care of some super series and movies are to be watched in these times Money Heist on Netflix is one promising to watch for, Special Ops on hotstar is a good home grown limited series i watched.

Please don’t watch too much of NEWS on TV Channels as in my point of view it gives less information and more tension to us. Day and Night speaking about CORONA is also not good. I myself had Psyological corona for a few days because of this news. Seriously guys it gives me the creeps watching COVID related news whole day so i skip it as much possible.

As for self learning and knowledge increase i had few of the pending books which was pending i am on verge of completing 3 of them. Seriously people it is the best way of passing time and increasing your knowledge at the same time. If you are light on reading material and cant shop for new books there are plenty of them available on kindle or search online i am pretty sure you can find it there.

One thing that is most important is spending time with family as most of us are too busy in our daily routine life that it gets hampered. Play board games, watch some Movie together, talk to each other, for me and my family regular SEQUENCE time & Ramayan are a daily must. And don’t forget having meals together it is a must. If you have pets like me then do invest time in training & nurturing them.

The thing that is keeping me most happy or sane is my Gaming. Regular night PUBG session or online Monopoly with friends it gives certain happiness and satisfaction of the day.

So people stay busy, keep a positive mindset and come out of this lockdown with some new skill, hobby, learning.

Regards

Laters
SG…!!!