A Farewell


Meeting and parting have always been a part and parcel of life. Although both are sides of the same coin yet one gives pleasure while other is a source of pain and grief. Farewell is one such occasion where our grief of parting is garnished with best wishes for the life ahead of the one going away. We also reminisce about the memories the person leaves behind for us to cherish. What we all can do that we can pray for her to move ahead in life with courage and lots of optimism. Here I would like to recite a poem. The poem is called ‘Prayer’ written by Amritbir:


God give me the courage

to surge ahead

and not inch forward

towards the long lost dreams;

a chance to fulfill

dreams I cherished

and wipe away the broken bits.

Reaffirm the faith in man,

of man’s goodness and goodwill.

Give me the wisdom to know

what is right,

and mettle to mend the wrong.

Let me not fall flat

on the mountains of hope,

let me see the light bright

at the end of the dark, dreary tunnel.

Give me the days when I am

unfazed by the obstacles,

unmoved by the setbacks,

and unscathed by the stones thrown.

Let me just move on…


“Existence” – A Never Ending Search


Author Bansh Kishor has recently launched his fiction “Existence” – A Never Ending Search. The book is printed and published by Authors Pride Publisher and it is also available at Amazon and Flipkart with a price tag of Rs. 199 only.

This is a story of the struggle to find his identity, his face, his dignity of a man whose private parts are damaged in an accident and converted into a woman. Chaand, a guy from a poor family leaves his home happens to Delhi where meets a girl Sonam. Andy, another lead, co-incidentally is available at the accident place and takes him to the hospital. He is operated and changed to a woman by the final signature of Andy. Dr. RK Sharma operates him who later realized that he had made a mistake. In regression, he resigns and goes to his home place. Chaand wanders from here to there to find his identity. He is rapped twice during this journey. He meets a dancer at Kotha who helps him to be more women, but that didn’t work for long. Next, Andy who lives in Singapore realizes his mistake and comes to India with his girlfriend, Debbie to see if Chaand is fine. He put in all efforts to find him, meeting the doctor and his family but nothing helps. His girlfriend was also killed during riots in the city. At the end, he finds some important people and Andy somehow could make him free and takes Chaand to Singapore. They both happily lived with each other.

About the Author: The Author, Bansh Kishor was born in Agra, Uttar Pradesh and later destined to Delhi. He completed his Masters in Technology (ECE)in 2015 from MDU, Rohtak. When his imaginations became out of control, it turned him into an Author from an engineer and he could no longer continue with the engineering industry.

After having worked for seven years in leading multinational service and telecom companies, he started his business while pursuing his writing career. Being a philosopher, psychologist, and motivational speaker; he helps mentally challenged people by counseling session and personality development workshops. He is known for his business techniques, training skills and as a great career advisor for students. His friends call him a multi-dimensional creative person. In his free time, he loves to unearth himself and tries to find out the facts and truths of life.

Apart from stories, he also enjoys screenplay writing and poems. His poems are published in different books and other corporate magazines. His recent poems “Dream of Glasses” is published in Once Best Friends.

World Mental Health Day, 2016

I am what I am. I did not change, I just look at things in a different way now. My world, my life, my moments of celebrations, relationships are not the things that are showcased on Social Network. I don’t get depressed by the less number of likes on one of the posts. I am not flattered by the underserving praise I might receive at times.
I stay positive and spread cheer around. I celebrate life each moment, each day.
I stay calm and do my tasks. I don’t get jealous and I don’t want to pull others down so that I be above them. I raise my own level instead. I try to keep my patience. I stay strong and I am a fighter by spirit.
But that’s not all. I do get angry. I get disappointed when I am not able to achieve the target that I set up for myself. I get hurt. Sometimes even a single hurting comment can move me to tears. That’s what I am!
I am a normal package..a human being…with a sane mind that can react unexpectedly occasionally. I am an open book, hence, if you are not able to understand, you probably didn’t read correctly or misinterpreted the text.

‘Madaari’ – an overview


I am sorry for myself to have missed this movie till now, although it had been on my pending list for a while now.
The film bore a resemblance to ‘A Wednesday’ and ‘Nayak’ too – the two already my favourites. But this one, ‘Madaari’ surpassed both of them.
I won’t say, I am proud of having watched this film now. Actually felt more ashamed of the political system and the resigning to their by the common man.
The question will remain unanswered and hence, the question would keep staring in my face till I find an answer. Till then it would keep teasing me. A seven year old could understand, why not us??
Simply because we have even film industry divided on the lines of religions within our own country.
“…khushk thi aankhein magar, dil ne magar rona hi tha…”
We needed an Irfan Khan to live on screen the helplessness a common man would face. But he had the courage – courage to walk alone!

Ruskin Bond’s ‘Whispers in the Dark’


For all those who have trembled through Ruskin Bond’s tales of horror and mystery, here’s another collection of strange and dark stories from the master storyteller. Within these pages you will befriend Jimmy the jinn who has trouble keeping his hands to himself, be witness to the mischief of the Pisaach and Churel who live in the peepul tree, and find yourself in the company of a bloodthirsty ;vampire cat, among other tales and curiosities that are guaranteed to send a delicious shiver down your spine!

Written in Bond’s inimitable style and riveting to the core, this beautifully illustrated book is a must-have for anyone with a taste for the macabre.



Born in Kasauli in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar, Dehradun, New Delhi and Shimla. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written over five hundred short stories, essays and novellas (some included in the collections Dust on the Mountains and Classic Ruskin Bond) and more than forty books for children. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English writing in India in 1993, the Padma Shri in 1999, and the Delhi government’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi’s Bal Sahitya Puraskar for his ‘total contribution to children’s literature’ in 2013 and was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2014. He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family. He has regaled generations of readers for decades.