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The azure sky turned asphalt

It roared and waited  a while

Down came the ethereal drops 

They all danced, on the rocks .


Haiku : Full Moon

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silvery droplets

oozed and melted the night sky

the moon beamed and bloomed

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I had a penchant for adopting the thoughts

The entangled ones.
The letters rearranged themselves
To make sense of those words
Untold , unuttered. 

My desire to see the lines
In alignment with my vibes
How I wish to consort 
With my dreams …be it
Reverie or nightmare. 

The words enmeshed themselves
With my unseen dreams .
I waited , to see them born
Out of ashes , like a phoenix 
And…..poetry was formed .

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I’ve discussed the general features of #DellVenue 7 Tab in my earlier post . Those who missed it can go for it HERE . As I’m using it now for  almost a month let me tell you about some interesting games that I’ve installed in this wonderful device. Yes , I play games whenever I find time . It really acts as a stress-buster for me. You can’t call me an addict but yes ,Ummm…given a chance that I need not to worry about anything on earth except my internet and wi-fi connection , I can’t promise anything. Moreover , my son loves playing games too so while he grabs my laptop I cherish these games on my Dell Tab.

Gaming Experience on  DELL Venue 7

The 7 inch IPS LCD of the Tab definitely offers better viewing angle than TFT LCD and that has made gaming a pretty cool experience. Though a 1280-800 resolution and 215 pixels per inch has made it slightly sharper than others belonging to the same category.

The first game which I downloaded was FIFA 14 . I’m a football fan and was totally smitten by the World Cup mania . It has stunning graphics and fully optimized for tablets. You can really feel the thrill of playing the game in reality . No , it’s not an exaggeration , play the game and let me know . You can easily download if from Google Play Store on clicking this link.

Next was Subway Surfers . I’ve played this on my lappy and PC and just love this. An excellent time-killer game and a real fun. Besides these , I’ve also installed Asphalt 8 : Airborne , Fruit Ninja and a lot more . Asphalt 8 : Airborne runs very well on it , never slowing down to disturb my play . The smooth screen has no fuzziness  and the display of colour is great. If you find the brightness hurting your eyes ( which it sometimes does especially when played in dark ) you can manually operate to decrease it accordingly. With a 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory , you can actually store as many games as you want . If you need more space for films , songs and books , there goes the option of micro SD card which this device supports to a storage of 64 GB ! Sounds great, isn’t it ?

The Dual Camera 

The front VGA camera is only effective for Skype or video chat  which I seldom do .My attraction dwells totally upon the rear camera ( 3.15 MP) .
Now I know that a 3.15 MP camera doesn’t sound promising but when I try it out to capture a cloudy sky or some glimpses of my courtyard garden , the results are surprisingly good.

I would like to share with my readers some of my photos  which I clicked with my Venue 7 Rear camera.  Let me know how you liked it. 


Kolkata Sky On a cloudy afternoon@ Gurusaday Road
Kolkata Sky On a cloudy afternoon @ Gurusaday Road
Pink rose in my courtyard garden
Pink rose in my courtyard garden
The red variant
The red variant
Isn't it beautiful ?
Isn’t it beautiful ?
I love the foliage arrangement
I love the foliage arrangement

So , this much for today . Will discuss some other features of the #DellVenue Tab in my next post. Stay tuned.

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On Religion


The word religion originates from Latin religio or religare meaning ‘obligation’ or ‘bond’ . Long ago there was only one religion..the religion of humanity . But then with the advent of mankind and  , with the growth and rise of civilization different religions emerged and eventually people were left with  multiple options .

There is nothing wrong to have options as long as they are left to choose from . But history holds the witness that religious gurus and fanatics have distracted common people in every age making them compromise with their beliefs and religions.  ” Compromise” is really an understatement . Many of the wars have been fought for the sake of religion whereas any sane person is well aware of the fact that the basic principles of all religions are same. They all preach the value of humanity , to ameliorate sin by doing good things , to be kind to others and to respect other religions’ dogmas and principles .
But why then they are so different ? The difference actually lies in the way by which we show our respect and gratification to God , or Allah , or Ishwar. But we forget that we all , with the same zealousness , are praying to Him …the ultimate Creator . He may have different incarnations but He is the One and Only and we all are same to Him.

Thus, He created a ubiquitous sky for us all , the air in which we can all breathe . The Great Creator neither discriminates among his children nor He has any religion.
But does that mean that religion is unnecessary or an over-hyped thing ? Well, the question is quite controversial but it’s difficult to think of one’s existence without any strings attached to religion. As I have mentioned already , it’s an obligation , a bond which we carry with us , knowingly or unknowingly. It’s like an invisible cloak . Find the one that fits you but it’s better if you don’t pursue others wear your cloak .

There’s no harm if we genuflect before the altar but we shouldn’t disrespect the person who doesn’t . And above all ,  a little act of kindness can make one more religious than the person who spends hours in a temple, church or a mosque. For we must remember ,
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” — Mahatma Gandhi

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download (18)We first met Jan Weston in Sárka-Jonae Miller ‘s  Between Boyfriends . A twenty-one-year old blonde who has rich parents and loves to bear a carefree attitude toward life. It was a tad difficult to like this self-centered,pampered,crazy-about-boys brat who had quite a snobbish attitude . But the change comes slowly and we get to see a better Jan in the sequel Between The Sheets . Now in the last book of the trilogy , Between Heartbreak and Happiness , life comes full circle as Jan gradually transforms herself to a woman  ready to carry on responsibilities and honour commitment.

Sárka-Jonae Miller ‘s Between Heartbreak and Happiness completes the story , the story of Jan Weston . Jan flies to Australia to meet her grandfather Bradley Thomas Weston II and comes almost to her wit’s end after discovering that her grandpa is no more a rich, pretentious, class-conscious person of whom she has heard from her parents. Rather he likes to call himself ‘Brady ‘ and is just a loving old grandfather any girl would love to have . Jan quite enjoys her stay in Australia and we , the readers , almost experience  a virtual tour of Sydney along with her . From Bodhi beach to local Night Clubs . Jan learns about her family and the cloud of misunderstanding that hung between her parents and grandparents finally begins to dissipate.

Meanwhile , Pan comes to LA to attend a workshop and conference on Thai massaging and this time both of them feel the spark of attraction that exists between them.  ( For those who do not know Pan , he was the man whom Jan met in Bangkok and immediately got attracted in  Between the Sheets ) . Pan confesses that it’s not possible for him to live without Jan and both of them begin to think seriously about their relationship. But as far as commitment is concerned , Jan’s previous experiences have made her sceptical and she finds it hard this time to have faith in Pan and , of course ,  her luck . Moreover , there are disadvantages of maintaining a long-distance relationship. As the situation demands Jan gets seriously serious to open her own Spa business so that she could employ Pan there thus furthering their relationship.

The book is not a sensational chic-lit stuff . It has rather a motivational value and shows the reader that there is always a way to reach the desired goal . The road may be rough and one has to work hard to cover the distance but with determination and confidence you’ll surely be able to complete the journey. Learning is a ceaseless process of life and one must learn from her/his past experiences . Her friend Lisa tells her the true meaning of commitment that  ” a commitment is the promise you make so that you don’t get caught up in your temporary emotions. It didn’t
matter how you felt in one moment, or that day, or that week, or even that month. That person was your partner for better or worse, till death
do you part. That’s commitment.”

I like the book mostly for the reason that it reveals some true colours of life and the ways to deal with them . Moreover , detailed description of both the City Of Angels is a treat by itself . The occasional hints of humour act as spices . Especially when Brady tells Jan not to wear her thongs while going to the night club , a bewildered Jan  (as well as me ) immediately google the word only to find that it’s an Aussie colloquial for flip-flops !!

The writing style of Sárka-Jonae Miller is always simple and she avoids using bombastic words . The plot is well woven but those who have read the previous books of the sequel , can easily guess the end .

However , for new readers who have no idea about Jan or Pan and their friends and family , the book may look a bit dragging . I don’t think new readers will find this as interesting as Between Boyfriends or Between The Sheets . Overall a good read and more so if you have an affinity for detailed description .

As the author says at the end ” this isn’t the end for Jan, Alex, Becki, and Lisa. Their stories continue...”  , so waiting eagerly for more from her .

From my side it’s 3.75 /5

About The Author

Author PicSárka-Jonae is a novelist, publicist, and journalist, among other “ists” there aren’t room for. Her novel writing career began with Between Boyfriends, an edgy chick-lit book for women who’ve been “Between Boyfriends”, which is much cooler than being single.

Sárka-Jonae is a graduate of Syracuse University. Before writing full-time, she was a personal trainer and massage therapist, helping people tone up, slim down, and chill out. In her free time, SJ loves to dance in flash mobs, in music videos, on speakers, or at home in her underwear. She practices kung fu and yoga, was briefly a Buddhist nun, and travels extensively for “research”. She’s a huge animal lover and has been vegan since 1999. She’s committed to respectfully unveiling the truth about the horrific way factory farms abuse animals. SJ lives in San Diego with two cats and two dogs.

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