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Goodbye forever 🙂

And the time hath come, when I bid thee adieu 🤧.

If it wasn’t obvious, I’m kidding. I need a break! I’ve got exams!! I hate exams!!! 😭

And not just exams, these are boards (pre-boards as of now)! So yeah, I need to get rid of some things that distract me.

And I tried delaying it as long as possible but I am finally taking a hiatus. I will be away for like two months, give or take. I’ll not post, but I will occasionally be found reading your posts, so just know that I am not vanishing into thin air or something as of now. If I have time, I will even post something here and there.

And don’t worry, I’m not dying 🙄, I’ll be back.

Also, you need to do a VERY important thing while I’m away…like VERY VERY IMPORTANT!

You need to miss me! 😃

You better miss me or you will be in some serious trouble 🙂✨.

Adiós! See ya soon. I love you all so much and I’ll miss you and just thanks so so much for the support, really. I don’t know where I would have been without you. Take care, lahs!! ❣️

..Don’t forget to miss me 😤.

Posted in Book Discussions, Bookish Stuff

Discussion Post: 5 Popular Books with Awesome Covers

Hey Pals!! Today, I am doing a post where I talk about some of my favorite book covers. So, without much ado, let us begin!


1: The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater

I am so ashamed of not having read any of these books. Seriously, these covers are just gorgeous and you cannot make me think otherwise. I could (figuratively) spend a whole day just staring at them because they are freaking beautiful 💖.

I love the font, the pictures and even the background. My favorite would either be the cover of Blue Lily, Lily Blue or The Raven King. These books will probably be my next buys because I am dying to put them on my shelf so they can increase its beauty.

Also, if you have read these books let me know if I should give them a try.


2: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

As much as I disliked this book, there is absolutely no point in denying that this cover rocks. I don’t even know what it is that I like about it but it just looks really pretty. I wish it wasn’t that good because it make me feel sad for not liking this book.


3: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Can I just take a moment to say that I only recently finished this series and it was one of the most awesome books I have ever read, these are now my comfort reads for life 😭.

I read all of these in paperback and I am even rereading Cinder right now. The covers are so gorgeous and the aesthetic could literally kill!


4: The Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Another series I dnfed. I don’t understand why these covers don’t get as much hype as the books do because omg the covers are way too good. The best one is that of The Queen of Shadows in my opinion. Especially in those Booktube videos when people hold them up while reviewing, I just want to smack the screen and snatch it out of their hands 🤩.


5: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

This book technically isn’t on my TBR even though I haven’t read it yet, but that’s because I am kind of not interested? But I should be dead if I ever say anything bad about this cover because no matter how cliché it looks, it’s still very pretty!


Those were all for me. Do you agree with me? What are some of your book covers? Let me know in the comments 😀.

Posted in Stories and Poems

Look at me, I’ve changed

From the girl who used to laugh at her own lame joke,
To the girl who now gives only a vacant smile when told one,
I’ve changed.

From the girl whose presence seemed to light up the mood,
To the girl who now wants to hide to avoid being ignored,
I’ve changed.

From the girl who was sure nothing mattered more than her family,
To the girl whose reckless words now cause them pain every day,
I’ve changed.

From the girl who couldn’t understand how somebody could be “depressed”,
To the girl who now feels like she’s engulfed in a bubble of darkness,
I’ve changed.

From the girl who couldn’t ever hide her worries from her mother,
To the girl who has now learnt to cry herself to sleep,
I’ve changed.

Oh, how I’ve changed.

~Nehal


Bwahaha. Totally lost all ability to write something happy. This is just fiction, as always. I’m just living a life right now and having fun here and there lol 😛. Lemme know how you liked it!

Posted in Book Discussions, Bookish Stuff

Discussion Post: 5 of My Favourite Kind of Scenes in a Novel

Hey Pals!! So today, I’ll be sharing with you 5 of My Favourite Kind of Scenes in a Novel! These are the kind of scenes that I crave for, that I devour once I get my hands on them, that make their way into my little heart and refuse to leave. These are the most amazing scenes and today, we’ll see how many you find relatable too. Let’s start!


1: The main character who has gone through a lot finally breaks downs

“I lean my arms heavily against the table and press my palms to my eyes.

“Help me,” I whisper desperately to the empty room. “I can’t do this.” I want to, I love her, but I can’t bear it. It’s been almost a year. What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I just move on?
My throat chokes up. The tears come in a rush. I don’t bother to stop them, because I know it’s impossible.”

Champion: A Legend Novel, Lu, Marie

This is one of the best breakdown scenes I have read so far 🥺. There have been others, like the one towards the end of The Order of the Phoenix. There is just something so freaking heartbreaking about a character who finally has a breakdown that it just touches me so much!


2: A main character who is not brave and refuses to do what is right

For example- Lia from An Ember in the Ashes instead of helping her brother ran away terrified. Werner in All The Light We Cannot See realized that what he was doing might be wrong, especially when the people he was working for were hurting his friend, but at the same time he could not back away because he was finally doing what he wanted and he was scared to return to his old life. This kind of stuff makes such flawed characters and shows the complexity of emotions. Not everyone is destined to be a hero or do good, and that’s okay.


3: Hurt and Comfort Scenes

I don’t remember any hurt/comfort scenes worth mentioning that I read in a book, but I do love the Hurt Comfort scenes that Dramione fans write in fanfictions, I devour them!

Oh my god, these scenes are so freaking angsty! The main character is a girl who is probably not on very good terms with the male love interest and they either keep bitching about each other or one of them ends up hurting the other one somehow. It could also be that the girl gets injured in a fight or something (in the case of a fantasy novel) and the only person who can help is that particular guy and then he tends to her wounds and things get ✨ intimate ✨.


4: The main female lead blacks out for days and when she wakes up, her friends tell her how the love interest was so worried about her but the love interest acts like he does not care

KAZ AND INEJ from The Six of Crows!

Is this not awesome?! It makes me wanna scream because the girl is dumb enough to believe the ignorance of the guy and the guy is dumb enough to let her believe it! Idiots they are, but I love them.


5: A bittersweet ending

This sounds very normal but imagine this- It’s been three years since the major events in the novel, and all the main character has been doing is trying to survive, every day is a struggle. Until finally, somehow something changes. A tiny change and yet it’s a sliver of hope, hope that finally, things might change for the better. And it’s so satisfying yet marred by all the terrible stuff that has happened in the novel, it feels more bittersweet than happy.

Novels with bittersweet endings, on the top of my head, are The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson, The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson, and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.


So, those were all for me! What are some of your favourite types of scenes in a novel? Lemme know in the comments! 😀

Posted in Six Word Stories

Six Word Story #16

Hey Pals!! So, I am back with another story, yayy! Here it is:


Blogging slump. Ugh! What to do?!


Yup, that’s me right now. I have not been in the mood to write blogs these days and there are various factors which make me feel this way so yeah ☹️.

Hope you enjoyed it! And yes, tips are very welcome on this slump struggle. Also don’t forget to leave your six word story replies in the comments! 😀

Posted in Ramblings

5 Ways My Blogging Self is Different from My Real Life One

Let’s ignore the fact that half of you have probably already read this before when it got published by accident 🤧.

Hey Pals! Today, I’ll be sharing with you 5 Ways in which My Blogging Self is Different from My IRL One. I just thought it would be a fun little post, you know? So, let’s start then!


1: My sense of humour is very different in real life

In fact, I’m pretty sure the way my humour takes shape in public, it can’t even be called sense of humour in the first place..

My humour here, as I’ve been told by my readers, is often sarcastic. I also think it’s dry humour. And I don’t know if you’ll believe this, but face to face with somebody, I am never this sarcastic. Sure, there are times, but very less as compared to when I’m texting or blogging. It’s like sarcasm only suits the text version of me. I don’t go around cracking jokes in public. I mostly tell weird stuff that has happened to me in a funny tone.

In real life, usually when I’m with my best friend and we’re in a good mood, our humour revolves around finding every little thing in a room to be so funny that the teacher herself notices and thinks we’re probably cracked in the head. This one time we laughed just because we were trying to imagine how a girl in our class would like if she were pencil 🧐…so um yeah, our humour makes no sense.


3: I am a lot less intolerant towards people in real life

As much as my blogging self is very chaotic, I also think it’s very polite when it has to be. Like when interacting with people and stuff. Even if I don’t like a particular blogger, I don’t go around making a big deal outta it or just insulting them and stuff (I mean, obviously who would do that?). That’s really not the case in real life though.

If there’s somebody I don’t like, I would most probably stay away from them as much as possible simply because they annoy me so much that I can’t stand them. There have even been times when I’ve straight-up called out people when I think they’re being annoying…which yeah, I think I need to work on it lol. Like you know those toppers who say they don’t study then get the best marks? I don’t like such people, so I don’t talk to them because I don’t think they’re genuine. I mean, what’s so wrong about owning the fact that you did study to get such results?! I mean I own it too and it’s not a big deal! It’s a little thing but it easily irritates me.


3: I tend to keep my real life away from my blogging one

By this I mean that I don’t let what’s happening in my real life, be it happy or sad, affect my blog unless it absolutely has to. It’s a small thing really, I don’t think people would have even noticed but I barely talk about my life aside from my blog If I start doing that I just think I’ll start overthinking stuff and it’ll be better to not mix the two lives up and keep them separate. It helps me look at my blog as a break from reality, and while most people find pleasure in telling their readers about what’s happening in their lives, I’m just a little uncomfortable with that.

*uncomfortable me*

And I guess I probably shouldn’t be because it would make me come across as a robot with no actual life but I think it’s fine considering y’all know my personality pretty well to consider me to be human enough. You guys know the little things in my life but not the big ones. Like this year I had a post scheduled on the day of my real sister’s wedding. The post went out when I was too busy dancing my butt off at the sangeet ceremony 💃.


4: I overthink way more in real life than I do regarding my blog

I mean, there’s really not much to overthink when it comes to my blog because well, it’s going pretty well and I consider it a success. Besides, many people enjoy what I write, so that builds up my confidence! And I think things are just easy here. My blog brings out the best version of me.

But in real life, I worry more about stuff and get upset easily, which is usually not evident until I actually tell somebody and that does not happen often. I mean, when you are this typical 15 year old living in absolutely luxury, what’s not to overthink about, huh 🙂?


5: I don’t speak in English with anybody in real life

Not unless it is absolutely necessary! I feel so weird having conversations with people I’ve been calling “naalayak” and “besharam” my whole life (which are mild slang-ish Hindi terms), because English feels so sophisticated and friends are not supposed to be sophisticated with each other, it is against the very rules of friendship!

But wait- I do have English conversations with myself when I’m alone or in a public place but not surrounded with anybody and feeling very awkward. It’s this bad habit that I have and I’ll begin babbling to myself, having conversations in a weird American accent, before I realise people could actually be looking at my mouth and thinking I’ve gone crazy lol.


Hmm…looking back on this post I think this was supposed to be more thoughtful and self-satisfying than interesting. If you did like it though, do lemme know!

So, that’s it then. If you are a blogger, did you relate to any of these? What’s one aspect of you blog life in which you are different than how you are in real life? Let me down in the comments 😀.

Posted in Ramblings

Lemme know Various Types of Teenagers You All Know and I’ll React!

I need help 😭. All my posts get posted without my permission 😭. I don’t even know how they get posted until I realize that they are 😭. And they’re always incomplete drafts 😭😭. Just last night an incomplete post got posted 😭. Has some alien hacked my WordPress account or is my ghost dominating me 😭?

Okay, I’m sorry about that, I’m done crying. But I’m so mad 😭😭😭. Moving on…

Hey Pals!! So, Riddhi @ Whispering Stories does a lot of “Types of…” posts and I think it’s a very trending idea both in blogs and YouTube and people tend to enjoy it. So, I thought I could give this a shot too!

What I’ll do is a bit different though. Instead of listing down the types of teenagers I know, I want you all to suggest some particular types of teenager that you think are interesting enough to share. Thanks to Devang @ Fat Guy Workout for suggesting this idea, and in this way I could get others to share their views.

For example, the one I personally really want to talk about is the “double-minded teenager” aka the one who somehow manages to make every normal statement into a dirty one 🙃. These people are just weird, but fun too.

So, basically you can suggest various kinds of teenagers you know down in the comments! From ones that come right out of a typical romcom to ones who break all stereotypes, leave off nothing! And then later, I’ll make a post where I’ll react to all of them!

I hope not too many get repeated though because then it might get dull. And since you’re all very interactive and awesome people, do send in some interesting stuff because we wanna have some fun 😈.

Eagerly waiting for your responses!

Posted in Ramblings

My Relationship with School Subjects in One Sentence

Hey Pals!! So, today I’m gonna be attempting to describe my thoughts on a few subjects we’re taught in school, using only a single sentence 😀.


Maths– My relationship with Maths is similar to that of- cot2a(seca-1)/1+sina-(tan4a+sin3a)*(1-sina/1+seca)

In other words- it’s complicated.

English– It is my belief that I have long since established the fact that I have paramount devotion, engrossment as well as a spiritual understanding of this subject and it resonates with me on a level that surpasses all boundaries of reason ☺️.

Hindi– मुझे यह विषय बिल्कुल पसंद नहीं है, इस से दूर रहना ही मेरी सेहत के लिए लाभदायक है!

(if you’re wondering what that meant, let google translator be your guide because I’m lazy ehe)

Geography– It’s kind of like a barren land of boredom with seasonal rainfall of enjoyment but mostly it’s an irregular slope with lots of bumps, cracks and crevices on the surface and no means of survival.

Me after making that many puns in a single sentence 😏

History– With my World War 2 fascination, I suppose it’s safe to say this is the one subject in which case even the number of dates can’t make me not enjoy it.

Physics– If I were a magnet and my Physics book were another magnet, I suppose both my brain and the book’s front page would have similar poles on them because WE REPEL!

Chemistry– All my equations of love for chemistry are imbalanced, and I ain’t got the required amount of heat energy or catalysts to balance them.

Biology– I don’t think my brain cells or their cytoplasm or their mitochondria or even their nucleus are mature enough to understand why we are being taught about them.


Some of these were not fully true but when your humor is dead it’s just “desperate times call for desperate measures” and you exaggerate everything in the hope that maybe one of it makes the audience laugh 👀.

So, those were all! I hope you enjoyed it! All criticism and feedback are more than welcome.

Let me know what’s your favourite subject and why you like it using one sentence, down in the comments 😀.

Posted in Awards, Tags

The Black Cat Blue Sea Award (Round 2)

Thankssss

Hey Pals!! I am really pleased to announce that I have been nominated for The Black Cat Blue Sea Award for the second time. A massive thanks to Tess @ Unbound Library for nominating me (she doesn’t blog anymore).

So well, I was tagged for this last year. And ahem, I accidentally stumbled across this post while scrolling through my drafts folder and it was completed and I thought that since I have nothing else to post right now and too much stress of exams, I might just post this. So well…telling you this is kind of embarrassing so let’s move on!


What is The Blue Cat Sea Award?

This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it, and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes.”


The Rules:

  • Anybody nominated can nominate seven (lucky number) other bloggers.
  • Anybody nominated answers three questions.
  • The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions.
  • If any of the questions asked are offending or the nominee simply does not want to answer them, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award.

Answer’s to Tess’ Questions:

Is there any book/series that has had an impact on your life? If there’s one, how?

Why did I use this-

Being the really obvious girl I can sometimes be, my super obvious answer is Harry Potter. These books kind of opened up the vastness of the world of reading to me. I loved them very much the first time I read them and it was like I had found a haven to escape to when things are going tough.


What would you do if reading or books became banned or if they never existed?

I would…um…die, I guess (but that would be pointless because my ghost will make sure to annoy me enough that I would come back to life 🙄). Well, I suppose if reading gets banned I’ll resort to other hobbies and hopefully turn at least one of them into a passion, because I would need some sort of replacement, some other thing that invests me as much as reading does or I swear I’ll go crazy.


If you could trade lives with a fictional character, would you do it? And if you had to, whom would you choose?

So, I am very lazy person so I’ll just copy paste my answer from my previous post of this award. I’m sorry for the lack of unoriginality. But anyways, here you go pals: I would happily trade places with George Weasley so I could be Fred’s twin (disregarding the tragedy) or I’d be Annabeth because that way, I would be able to date Percy 😍. I would also enjoy living the life of Adèlaïde from The Doldrums as I would have fun time with Archer and Oliver and would get to eat those delicious croissants (the egg less ones, of course).

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And since I am very lazy person as I said, I’ll even add the same GIF, it’s good nobody would even remember since it’s been so long when I did this

I Nominate: You!! You are the most awesome blogger I have come across and You totally deserve this award. So, I nominate You!! Notify me if you do the post.


My Questions to You:

  1. What do you make of the title of this award?
  2. Share some guilty pleasures.
  3. Give a book/movie recommendation to keep us engrossed.

That’s all for me. Lemme know down in the comments what you would do if your passion somehow gets banned, be it reading or some other hobby 😀.

Ps- To all the bloggers out there, who used to follow Pannaga, it’s her birthday today!! Happy birthday, Panna, I hope you have the best day ever 🤩🥳🎉.

Posted in Ramblings

Your Singles’ Guide to Valentine’s Day 🙂✨

Single? Valentine’s day around the corner? Don’t know how to survive around your best friend who is suddenly being super mushy-gushy with her boyfriend? Hop on, my friend. Nehal Jain is here to save the day! 😎

Hey Pals!! So, today’s post is exclusively written for all my single friends out there. Since I consider myself to be an expert at how to live a single life, I’m gonna be your guide here and plan the whole day of the obnoxious, utterly devastating 14th February for you! Let’s get started 🙂.


Step 1: Wake up as late as possible

So what if it is Monday? Don’t tell me you have school because we all know how much you study in online classes 🙄. And besides, the whole point of this post is for you to make as little contact as possible with 14th February, and what better way to set that into motion than waking your sleepy butt at 1 pm?

Too hard? What I recommend is not sleeping the previous night at all 🤓. What was that TV series you mentioned that you always wanted to start but never got the time? Well, now’s the perfect time to watch it all night with sleep-deprived eyes because sleeping before 5 am is going to prove hazardous to our plan of waking up late. To accomplish this, you can also try:

  • lots of coffee
  • a stable network connection
  • if you’re a reader, well, just pick up the final book in your favourite series
  • if you’re not a reader, use cloth pins to hold your eyelids open if they’re feeling too exhausted

Necessary precaution to be taken while performing this step: While you are attaching those cloth pins to your eyelids, make sure that the surface area of your eyebrows provides enough grip for the pins to stay in place. And even though putting them on for a long period of time can cause an extreme amount of discomfort, it’s non-negotiable 🤷‍♀️.

What? Do you think I’m kidding? I’ve never been more serious in my entire life! Seriously, I think the word “serious” should take a lesson from me. Anyways, moving forward ☺️:


Step 2: Do not respond to the texts of anybody you know who is in a relationship

Believe me, that’s the last thing you want to do

I mean, the point of this schedule is to cause as little damage to your already deteriorating mental health, right? In that case, even sending a simple hi to a friend of yours can prove to be very dangerous, because it won’t take long for your friend to transform that hi into, “omggggg you won’t believe this, the v-neck dress I ordered has arrived early and I’ve decided to wear it today on my date with Jake omggggggg aaaahhhh, today’s the best day of my laifeeee”.

Exposing yourself to such attitudes is not advisable as it can lead to at least two of the following:

  • an existential crisis about your love life
  • an existential crisis about your friend life
  • an existential crisis about your life
  • procrastination and melancholy
  • low self-esteem
  • and, in severe cases, death ☺️

If you successfully manage to ignore such people, here’s the next step.


Step 3: Bond with happy, self-loving single people

Keyword: happy

You see, bonding with sad single people whose mental state is very similar to yours can prove to be a bad idea because then you both will start rambling about the insecurities you feel and how lonely life is. So, what’s advisable is to specifically find happy, self-loving single people to talk to.

Now, what you absolutely need to make sure is that you don’t let their happiness make you feel jealous, because you’re already sad and you don’t need somebody else’s happiness to make you feel bad about your pathetically boring life. So, you need to share your miserableness with them and make them feel miserable too, because we all know that sharing is caring 🤗. For this, here are some things you can do:

  • ramble on and on about your miserable life
  • get into long debates with the other person as to why single life is miserable
  • make sure you don’t stop rambling till the other person’s happiness successfully gets replaced by hopelessness and miserableness
  • prevent your sadist smile from showing and once finished, move on to another happy single
  • repeat the above four steps

Do not let quotes like “I don’t need somebody to make me feel special” fool you because your goal is not to be misled by nonsense talk like this. Your goal is to get through this disgusting day in one piece.


Step 4: Eat and sleep.

Assuming you began your day at 1 pm and assuming it took you about three hours to accomplish making people miserable, it is 5 pm now (since we all know 1+3 is equal to 5). This means you have successfully gone through half of your day! You can allow yourself a few claps at this point 👏👏.

We’re also not forgetting the fact that you slept at 5 am and woke up at 1 pm, and according to my calculations that means that you only got 6 hours of sleep, and you must be feeling tired. Hence, a very light snack that includes one cheeseburger, 6 fried momos, 2 large fries, and a pizza with extra cheese along with an Oreo shake is advised to prepare yourself for a good long sleep of two hours.

Considering it took you an hour to eat all that food, another hour in which you watched TV or scrolled through your Instagram to gawk at pictures of insanely happy couples (which is not advisable by the way), and since you also slept for two hours, it will be 10 pm now (because we know that 5+4 is equal to 10, duh). Now, the final and most important step of your schedule must be followed! Read ahead 😁.


Step 5: Repeat the previous step.

Yes, my dear friend. Since only two hours are left for this dreadful day to end, you are supposed to repeat what you did in step 4 because:

  • as is the case with any teenager, you must be feeling tired after waking up
  • is the case with any teenager, you must be feeling hungry after waking up
  • is the case with any teenager, you must be feeling annoyed for absolutely no reason after waking up
  • as is the case with every teenager, you have nothing better to do with your time than laze around

Necessary precaution to be taken while performing this step: Do not open your mobile because your friend would’ve been back from her date at this time and would have sent you a gazillion texts about how breathless she felt when Jake kissed her under the mistletoe. Reading those texts is not advisable at this stage in your day when you are so close to success.

Hence, eat a very light snack that consists of two doughnuts, Manchurian and rice, 5 spring rolls, the leftover fries from your last meal, a brownie, oh and I almost forgot, an extra tall glass of banana shake. Then, simply put your troubled head to sleep. 😇


And we’re done! If you manage to accomplish all these tasks, I am pleased to inform you that the next time you open your eyes will be on the beautiful dawn morning, or as is the case with teenagers- afternoon of 15th February.

A hearty congratulations, my friend. You have managed to do the impossible 😀🎉.

And with this, I conclude today’s post 🙂.

I sincerely hope my guide to surviving Valentine’s Day as a single helped you out. Let me know how your Valentine’s Day is going so far, unless you’re someone who is in a serious relationship or is a sad single because in that case, according to the above guide, I’m supposed to stay away from you…

Just kidding. Lemme know if you enjoyed this post regardless of whether or not you’re single, down in the comments! 😀