Friday, 3 March 2017

Mrs Funnybones -Fantastic , Fashionable and Funny

TITLE: Mrs Funnybones
AUTHOR: Twinkle Khanna


Good morning, it’s 6 a.m. and I am wide awake because the man of the house has decided that he needs to perform a series of complex manoeuvres that involve him balancing on his left elbow. When I fell asleep last night, there was a baby lying next to me. Her smelly diaper is still wedged on my head but aside from this rather damp clue, I can't seem to find her anywhere. I could ask my mother-in-law if she has seen the baby, but she may just tell me that I need to fast on alternate Mondays, and God will deliver the baby back to me . . . Full of wit and delicious observations, Mrs Funnybones captures the life of the modern Indian woman—a woman who organizes dinner each evening, even as she goes to work all day, who runs her own life but has to listen to her Mummyji, who worries about her weight and the state of the country. Based on Twinkle Khanna’s super-hit column, Mrs Funnybones marks the debut of one of our funniest, most original voices.


Twinkle Khanna is the writer of this book- yes the same actress in that 90s movie MELA !! Twinkle Khanna as everyone knows is a former actress, born to famous parents, wife of Akshay Kumar and currently an interior designer and now also a writer.

This book had many people intrigued, because lets be staunch and admit that we are all very curious about the scoops of the life of celebrities, yet this book has so much more to offer than just a keyhole insight to the world of the the film industry or the have-it-all people.

Twinkle Khanna’s book is far from being an autobiography, it is written in a very blog like format, now her writing approach may or may not appeal to a lot of people according to their personal preference.
 Me personally i liked it, i liked her use of witty and humorous anecdotes and her whimsy and wisecrack nature.
Now i am far from feeling connected to her through her writing in ways like i don’t have a sea facing apartment nor do i have Akshay Kumar as a drop dead husband ( well i don’t actually have a husband at all at this moment)
However you can still feel connected by the different characters she propagated , like the imbecilic and half witted domestic help , her lethargic staffs, also she talks about her mother in law and about her ‘Punjabi Characteristics’ which were pretty on point and funny.

She refers to her husband as the ‘man of the house’ and her son as ’the prodigal son’ and these really make the characters real life like and the coversations with them makes the read more comical and light hearted.

Mrs Funnybones for sure is a very light read and will have you in grins and it is a very fast read too, so be assured you would finish the book in a day or two even for the drowsy reader.

For the negatives , well repetition of some words like the word BLIMEY! many a times didn’t make anything seem any more funny, and do i think this book would have such a good sell if not written by Twinkle Khanna - NO! Sometimes you may also feel the ego of the writer in her writing style but that also is the beauty of this book , it is not made up and not full of crappy writing but is an authentic piece because it shows you the true Twinkle Khanna 

I enjoyed the read , as its not just a book about a celebrity nor an autobiography about their filmy achievements nor her lavish life but it is about a real person with real life which comes with both grins and cries and problems
FUNNY. LIGHT-HEARTED.SILLY is how i would like to put this book review as.

“Our little satellite reached Mars because it was called MOM. If it was called DAD, it would still be circling the Earth, lost, but not willing to ask for directions.” 

“Life is full of contradictions. We crave security and independence in equal measures.”

Thursday, 10 December 2015




Every April, when the wind blows from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilacs, Landon Carter remembers his last year at Beaufort High. It was 1958, and Landon had already dated a girl or two. He even swore that he had once been in love. Certainly the last person in town he thought he'd fall for was Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's Baptist minister. 

A quiet girl who always carried a Bible with her schoolbooks, Jamie seemed content living in a world apart from the other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals, and helped out at the local orphanage. No boy had ever asked her out. Landon would never have dreamed of it. 

Then a twist of fate made Jamie his partner for the homecoming dance, and Landon Carter's life would never be the same. Being with Jamie would show him the depths of the human heart and lead him to a decision so stunning it would send him irrevocably on the road to manhood...


Let me in one word get it straight up on point that this book is tragic.

This is my first Nicholas sparks book read oddly and it is so because i was always sceptical about me liking her books after i watched the Notebook movie which i didn't really enjoy as much though there is a huge amount of hype going around that book and movie.

However i was book browsing and i came across this book and though the title is real cheesy , i somehow strangely craved for some cheesy book to read when i am snug and tucked with my duvet since now the weather seems to finally seem pleasant here.

So i started reading the book and well I LIKED IT!!!

So the story basically circles two main characters
1. Landon carter
2. Jamie Sullivan

Landon is the rich guy from a happening section of class and Jamie is the duff , the quiet one.
It is the story of how their differences make way to something Landon would have never thought.
Love as they say can come from the most unexpected places and people.

I halfway figured what the ending would be like but when i reached the ending part it was as heart wrenching as it would have been if i wouldn't have guessed or figured out what the ending would have been like.
That is how well written this book is.

The story is very simple and the writing is easy and it is a perfect holiday read.
Though the book was a fountain full of emotions yet the characters were humorous and it made the book a great read rather than a punishment.
OK,Saying more about the story would take away the jest of it.

As much as i love happy endings and loathe sad endings i couldn't help but give it a 5 star rating because it deserved it.
Overall a lovely read.


“There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.”

Friday, 10 July 2015




It happened like this. I was stolen from an airport. Taken from everything I knew, everything I was used to. Taken to sand and heat, dirt and danger. And he expected me to love him.

This is my story.

A letter from nowhere. 

Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back? 

The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don't exist - almost.


Where do i even start with a review of a book like this.
OK..i just finished this book and i need to calm down and stop trying to figure out what happens after that.

Well there are two main characters 
1. Gemma
2. TY

Gemma is a 16 year old girl who is drugged and kidnapped by Ty from a coffee shop in an airport and transported to Australia's  desert land.

“Those blue, blue eyes, icy
blue, looking back at me as if I could
warm them up. They’re
pretty powerful, you know, those eyes, pretty beautiful, too.” 

The book was dark from the very beginning, right from the moment Gemma felt Ty looking intently towards her. What you least expect is the guy you found hot and with whom you have coffee at one moment to suddenly have drugged you and steal you from your world right after.

It was insane, i had an instant hatred or rather dislike towards Ty , after all he was a kidnapper. However he was not like a typical kidnapper and never raised his hands on no never ever
Later you come to know that he had been stalking her for the last 10 years.

He keeps her in a house he built in a desert , a desert which is miles away and not even printed in the map. I cannot imagine what Gemma must be going through to wake up and find find herself in this strange land where all you see are huge stretches of sand and scrubs.

As much as i wanted to not like Ty , because i predicted that Gemma would obviously later on fall in love with him, but the author really brought me to like or rather sympathize with his character. His back story and his past life really makes you pity him and understand why he is the way he is now.
Gemma too got that too, maybe Ty's ways were not correct but he wasn't a bad person.

“How long will you keep me?" I asked.
You shrugged. "Forever, of course.” 

What i liked was how Gemma didn't give up fighting for her Freedom, now i wouldn't expect anyone to be kidnapped today and fall in love with the kidnapper the next day. that behaviour is not normal and it would have sucked bad if the story went along that line. Gemma was a real character and she was a strong one too.

Gemma fought hard but later on even she was curious about his life and started to like him and care and feel about him.
Ty really loved her too, i wouldn't give out on how i could come to such a huge conclusion but along the story whatever you get to know about him and all the things he did for Gemma and most importantly whatever he did for her at the end proved that though his ways may have been a bit crooked but his love for Gemma is real a 100%

“And it's hard to hate someone once you understand them.”

 I weirdly could feel a lot of things Gemma was portraying or trying to say as because of the way this story is written. It is beautifully written and each character was shown in full clarity and it was precise, i wasn't at all confused by any section along the story. The world building was so strong that it made me want to go stay in the desert , name roosters as dick and ride on camels. (PS- read the book and you would know why i am referring roosters and camels )

Whether or not Gemma got the Stockholm syndrome, i sure did have it after reading this book.
Stockholm syndrome is basically when the victim starts to like or love the kidnapper.
I hope that Lucy comes out with a sequel as i really want to know the after story on what happens to Gemma and Ty.

I think everyone would love this book.

And let’s face it, you did steal me. But you saved my life too. And somewhere in the middle, you showed me a place so different and beautiful, I can never get it out of my mind. And I can’t get you out of there either. You’re stuck in my brain like my own blood vessels

Tuesday, 13 January 2015


ACNE & ME - When Puberty Kicked In

ACHE-NE, this is how i would describe what and how it feels to experience the ruthless journey of acne and pimples.
This is not a story but an experience most girls and women face from the early teens when there is a huge hormonal change in the process and not everyone is blessed with a good and clear skin.

When puberty kicked in with it came a lot of changes and of course then came the monthly bump of pimple near my chin and a frequent visitor peeking out in my forehead. This visitors didn't make me happy and instead brought alienation and made me feel less confident about myself.
I remember my cousin saying ' oh my god, don't you wash your face'? And i felt like shit that day, and people sometimes don't know how it feels to deal with acne and pimples. 

Acne hits a person ,man or women so bad that i have seen some friends and family who suffer from acne to not socialize and they do not come for parties and they do not at all click any Selfie or Group pictures and it is all because of their lost self confidence.

I always hosted assemblies in schools and suddenly when i was up in the stage i felt disorientated as if everyone is not looking at me but my ugly face and that is when it hit me the most that i have lost my self esteem.

With not much access to internet that time i didn't know any of those home remedy or DIY that now kids and girls of my age do. 
I slowly though started using products solely for acne prone skin like the Garnier Neem face wash and it started working but not without me working extra and taking care of my hygiene for it. I started eating less oily food and more healthy food and i cut down on dairy big time, for example i stopped having cheese. Cheese was a major reason on why i got those horrible breakouts which i later came to know and i stopped having that and slowly i  got my skin put all together.

We Women are always conscious of how we look and we take pride in looking our best and being the best we can and that is when we get the confidence to socially mingle with friends and family and even it helps in our career , because a strong personality is a women's most priced possession. 

Right products are really helpful to tame down those bumps and neem is one of them, neem products have antibacterial properties which is a tough master to those acne and it will work in treating and soothing your skin.

The neem property in this face wash new avatar of Garnier is the -GARNIER PURE ACTIVE NEEM. This would help in taming those bumps and it would remove those extra sebum in your skin to wash out and give a clean face. Tea tree is excellent for acne and what better then kill two birds with one stone because this time this face wash has even green tree oil extract. It cant get better guys. I would recommend that after using this Garnier Face wash , you should follow it up with a toner and then a moisturizer for your particular skin type.

To know more above the face wash click on the link


Tuesday, 30 December 2014




Tessa Gray should be happy—aren't all brides happy? Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her.


I think i am bipolar after reading this book, it has totally engulfed me within it.
I have read a lot of books but trust me on this that this book is one among my most cherished books ever.
I gave this book a five out of five stars because i haven't read a series that was put into an end that tastefully and wonderfully
So if you haven't read the first and second book of the series i would recommend you to read those only than would you be able to understand this book.

Lets start with the characters, so what i liked in this book was that apart from Will, James and Tessa for obvious reasons was the real importance given to the other characters starting from Charlotte, Henry,Sophia, Gabriel and Gideon who are the Lightwood brothers, Magnus Bane, and of course Mortmain,and even Bridgette the cook. Each of them had a very specific area and they stood out to be really nice , also there was new love angles forming and the new dynamics within ,which was wonderful to read about.

The plot goes around as how Mortmain wants Tessa for his purpose and we come to know why he wants Tessa and what exactly is Tessa. Her powers to shape shift has always been a mystery as she was not a Warlock and here you will discover what exactly she is and why Mortmain needs her alive to complete his purpose, and what exactly his purpose is.

I really loved the love triangle going on in this series between Jem ,Tessa and Will and it was so sad for me because i was so sandwiched between whom to take sides with in this book because here we see a whole new aspect in Will and Jem's character.

The bromance going on is awesome, the term PARABATHAI  itself is so new and fresh and to love each other and be as one soul in two bodies is what Jem and Will are about , and they give a whole new definition as to what brotherly love is.

There are no such negatives about this book that i would pin point except for the fact that the confrontation between the Shadowhunters and Mortmain was really lacking in some extra punch and the automatons he created with demons inside them though sounded super cool didn't really make the action scene too dynamic.

The ending OMGish was perfect and i mean too perfect and on second thoughts i think ' well in real does this happen'  but hey who cares because for me the ending rocked and it was just bewitchingly beautiful.

Now that the series is over i am in grief and delight , in grief because the series is over and i wish i could read this all over again and experience the gushing moments altogether but also i am happy because the book couldn't have ended any better than this.

A book i would recommend everyone...Go grab it...Happy New Year everyone...

“Of course you can have a true Shadowhunter name," Will said. "You can have mine."
Tessa stared at him, all black and white against the black-and-white snow and stone. "Your name?"
Will took a step toward her, till they stood face-to-face. Then he reached to take her hand and slid off her glove, which he put into his pocket. He held her bare hand in his, his fingers curved around hers. His hand was warm and callused, and his touch made her shiver. His eyes were steady and blue; they were everything that Will was: true and tender, sharp and witty, loving and kind. "Marry me," he said. "Marry me, Tess. Marry me and be called Tessa Herondale. Or be Tessa Gray, or be whatever you wish to call yourself, but marry me and stay with me and never leave me, for I cannot bear another day of my life to go by that does not have you in it.” 
― Cassandra ClareClockwork Princess

“Will rose slowly to his feet. He could not believe he was doing what he was doing, but it was clear that he was, clear as the silver rim around the black of Jem’s eyes. “If there is a life after this one,” he said, “let me meet you in it, James Carstairs.”

Sunday, 28 December 2014



This may have come across really random but seriously we girls have different choices but well 70% of you may agree with me that men who are clean shaved are so much more sexy and alluring..
I mean come on girls who wants a gorilla right...i will tell you a personal experience down below..

For example look at Brad Pitt 

The picture of before and after, it looks a thousand time different and why ? Simply because that beard make him look really aged and aggressive;while some of you may argue that beards make you look manly , i think its really unhygienic too if you double check so i prefer clean shaved men and clean shaved men really look CLEAN ...and sophisticated and get sophisticated women too..i mean he got ANGIE guys. Guys cant deny the fact that shaving really takes of years and makes a man look younger, look at the picture above again and you will know it for sure.

Women in general love guys who are clean and neat at least if  not a clean bedroom they expect a neat hygiene too. Who the hell would like to kiss a man who has food or anything stuck on his beard. ERRR...EWWWWWW!!!!! 

A particular instance happened with me once. It all started in college canteen ,so i meet this handsome looking guy and we talk and talk and decide to meet up for a date next Friday and then BOOM....he comes up that day at the cafe all geared up for a date and i am like 

' You look different'


This is what i was thinking and he told me that his friends told him that beard is so in and it makes guys look more of a man than a teenager ...well he didn't know that he looked less of a man but more of a SCARECROW.. because even a stubble needs to be shaped well and it is not necessary that since it suits David Beckham or John Abraham that it would suit any other person too...

That was the END...

So i think guys need to really analyse and act their age and not try to be overly matured cause it is not a turn on but a total turn off . If you know that it suits you and it does than go ahead and if not then please grab those RAZORS and chuck it off and glam the girls.

This post is a part of #WillYouShave activity at BlogAdda in association with Gillette

Friday, 26 December 2014




Aditya runs a gaming company that is struggling to break even. A banker slips off a
highrise building, plunging to her death. The finance minister has made some promises
that he is finding hard to keep. The LTTE has unleashed terror in America that sends
the FBI on a wild goose chase, bringing them to Mumbai.
Enter Varun, parttime drug dealer and fulltime genius. He turns around the gaming
company before disaster strikes. Meanwhile, the investigators plunge headlong into
the shady world of bitcoins and the Dark Net, websites that only exist for illegal
transactions—drugs, sex and money. God Is a Gamer culminates in a stunning climax
where money means nothing, assassination is taught by the ancient Greeks, and nothing
is as it seems.


BOOM...this book was packed with thrill right from the beginning.
I received the signed copy of the book but was not able to review it earlier because i had my finals, anyways coming back to the book, i loved the book.

Honestly i was a bit hesitant as to how i would like this book after i read the first few pages of it because it had lot of  terms which i would refer to as too calculative and economy based, so i was a bit on the other side but as the story unfolds it gets more interesting and you get the idea and how the bitcoins and how the giant finances work.

The book kicks start with the US senator being killed and the resulting investigations to figure it out.

Then comes two large corporate heads i.e. Vijay Banga who is the President of MasterCard International and Joseph Saunders the CEO of VISA International

Later on India comes to the scene where an International banking company faces trouble when the people are scammed off their money.  

I think this book is for those people who are interested in banking cause it has a huge amount of banking topics in it.

Since it is a thriller a mystery if i write much about it you would get to know the plot a bit so i would not take away the reading experience from you because trust me guys i know how it feels like when someone give you the spoilers.

All in all it is not my absolute favorite because the ending was quite predictable but the twist and the turns and the plot to be precise kept me hooked.

If you like thrillers or you have a cliche with banking books i would suggest you to read it.

''success is not always measured in terms of dollars earned or turnover. It is measured in terms of the difference you have made to the people around you.”