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Bombay Duck is a fish, book review

Bombay Duck is a fish by Kanika Dhillon When the book arrived, it landed in my sister hands. She read the summary at the back of the book. “You will not like the book”, she said to me. Looking at my puzzled expression, “It’s about Bollywood”, she added. “You never know”, I replied. And that turned out to be true coz as soon as I started reading it, I kind of liked it. The book starts with the backdrop of a Neki standing on the terrace of her building, drunk and depressed. While sitting there, she is contemplating suicide. But before leaping she thinks of revisiting her life till the day. Her diary which she calls Nano helps her in recalling the happy and sad moments. As she starts reading it, the story actually begins. Neki is a small-town girl, who dreams of Bollywood, against her parent’s wishes. But she is determined and leaves Delhi leaving behind disappointment in her father’s eyes and glitter of hope in her mother’s. She lands in Mumbai among a gang of three girls who themselves a…

Gazing the horizon

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 23; twenty-third edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for this month is FREE The new horizonNot in my wildest dream
I thought I could reach this highest peak
Passing through the strongest storm
Even the failure failed to make me weakI knew people would talk
And pull me down for all reasons
But they didn't see what I saw
All my way, my vision was my oxygenThe path was dangerously steep
The risks were high
But above all uncertainties
I am proud I did give a tryStanding at the top, my eyes are wet with gratitude
And heart heavy with pride
I have never felt such happiness
I feel it was worth all those stridesI start again for a new horizon
I know I can, no matter whatever comes
With the world under my wings
I feel the  FREEDOM
I feel the  FREEDOMThe fellow Blog-a-Tonics who took part in this Blog-a-Ton and links to their re…