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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Tornado Giveaway is the much anticipated giveaway of books which offers the book lovers and readers a chance to win books from 80 authors. Isn't that something amazing!!?? So, start participating for the giveaway and win books by participating in the rafflecopter given at the end of the post. Cheers and good luck!! 

Name of the Book : ANGELS DAWN
Author: Komali da Silva

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1. Bex 'n' Books
2. Shweta Choudhary
3. Sandra Love

The Story :

Dawn Huntington wants what every girl wants, a sweet sixteen birthday party with her friends, family, and some hot boys, but fate has other plans. On the night of Dawn's sixteenth birthday, she witnesses a crime she can't turn her back on, and the decisions she makes that night will change her life forever.

Never having been confronted with such violence, Dawn turns to a mysterious and beautiful boy named Angelo, only she can't remember what happens that night. To make things more complicated, Dawn is in a relationship with Angelo's complete opposite, Nate. Dawn doesn't want to hurt Nate, yet she can't shake her feelings for Angelo, even when she can't help but feel he's hiding something from her, and it could be something dark. Why is Angelo acting so weird around Bonita? Are they together? Are they really only friends?

Angelo may be trouble, but Dawn can't ignore her feelings for him. Dawn is at a crossroads. Should she choose love? Or friendship? Once Dawn finally finds the courage to choose, she thinks the drama is over. But Dawn wasn't expecting her choices to have such dire consequences.

Do you believe in love at first sight? But can one trust someone blindly? Can love overcome all the obstacles?

Is friendship just the beginning of love?

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About The Author 

Komali da Silva 

Komali da Silva was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She started writing as a teenager but never took it seriously because her love for basketball and track and field sports was much stronger. 
At the age of seventeen she moved to Switzerland with her sister to live with their father. Komali has a degree in Insurance but is dreaming of one day owning her book cafe. 

She adores reading and some of her favorite authors include Lauren Kate, Cassandra Clare, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Cecelia Ahern, J.K. Rowling and Richelle Mead. She started immortalizing her own words on paper in June 2012. 

Komali, her husband, daughter Amalia and their two cats now live in Bern, Switzerland.

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Monday, 3 August 2015

We are living in the age where information is available on the tip of your finger. With friends like Google and Twitter, you don't need to wait for anything. Just a simple press of buttons will lead you to an answer. However, even this simple way of getting information is not used when it comes to Sexual Wellness and Sex in India. The main reason for this is the people's inhibition and lack of desire to gain knowledge coupled with the traditional mindset. Even in the 21st century, people refrain talking about Sex and condoms and educating people, especially teenagers.

We all loving giving and receiving Sexual Pleasure in the form of Sexual Intercourse. Sexual intercourse is one of the ways where you build up a passion and stimulate each other by arousing the erogenous zones of the body. This eventually leads into insertion of man's erect penis into the woman's vagina, culminating into an orgasm and ejaculation of the semen. 

Oral Sex is a sexual activity where the genitals of one of the partner is stimulated by the mouth. lips or tongue of the other. 

In both the above forms of sexual pleasure, it is of extreme importance to use protection. This protection usually comes in the form of CONDOMS. 


Condoms are one of the easiest and safest way to enjoy a pleasurable and safe sex. Condoms reduce the chances of contracting many diseases such as STDs and AIDS. The simplicity of its application and almost complete protection is what makes a condom one of the best contraceptive available in the market. So don't be a fool and cover your tool with any of the following types of condoms available in the Indian market.

1. Unflavored condoms - This is the type of condom which is widely used by people across the world. Unflavored condoms are mainly used while having a protected sexual intercourse. Also, care should be taken to check the expiry of the condom and also to wear the condom properly. Else, it might lead to plenty of problems later on.

2. Ribbed condoms - Ribbed condoms helps woman orgasm quickly as the outer layer of such condoms are ribbed providing increase stimulation for the woman. So if you want your partner to have an orgasm that too at a quick pace, ribbed condoms should be your choice for maximum pleasure.


3. Dotted condoms - Dotted condoms have dots on the exterior of the condom and hence the name. These type of condoms provide a different experience while having sexual intercourse and aims to give maximum pleasure.

4. Long lasting condoms - As the name suggests, these condoms are the ones which allows you to last long while having sex. If you are suffering from premature ejaculation, then these types of condoms must be your armour for a long lasting sex. Not only this, long lasting condoms, like the others, allows for a complete sexual satisfaction and gives you longer duration to please your woman.

5. Extra lubricated condoms - If you feel that your vagina is dry, then you can try these extra lubricated condoms. Along with that, if you feel pain while having sex, then it is wise to use such condoms. It will ease the friction while having sex and allow to have maximum pleasure.

6. Ultra thin condoms - Ultra thin condoms are best to use when you want to enjoy sex with a natural feel. Hence such condoms, which are wafer thin, allows you to have sex and have a natural feel as if you are not wearing anything on your member. These ultra thin condoms are highly lubricated and gives you a heighten feeling.

7. Flavored condoms - There are plenty of flavored condoms available in the market such as, vanilla, banana, strawberry, apple, chocolate and many more. These condoms should only be used while performing oral sex as it helps to prevent and reduce the risk of STDs and not while having an intercourse.


So, there are plenty of condoms available in the market and you can choose depending upon your need. However, it is noticed that people often feel shy asking for condoms at the counter. So noticing this, Condombazaar has brought across to you an online marketplace for buying sexual wellness products. 

At Condombazaar  you can condoms, lubes, games, vibrators and many more stuff related to sex and sexual wellness. So simply login to the site and you will be treated with galore of products to tease you and your partner. Moreover, the order is packed securely and is delivered in a discreet unmarked package. So go ahead, order and enjoy sex with the range of products available.

For a more detailed information about the range of products, you can visit www.condombazaar.com


Sunday, 2 August 2015

He was staring at the boy blowing bubbles from a soapy warm liquid and eyeing them till they would vanish in the thin air. 

The times of he doing exactly the same; chasing each and every bubble that he blew, trying to catch it in his palms until it would burst and suddenly vanish away from his sight, appeared in front of him.

For him, life itself was a bubble where he chased and chased for things.

Sometimes life would have him lap up things easily, zoom his graph at jet-speed and the very next moment he would find his graph plummet at the same speed with him chasing even for the basic of things.

But for now, he lived happily in his own little bubble, what we usually call a pavement, gazing at the stars and reminiscing his old and young days.

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word.
This week’s word: BUBBLES

Friday, 31 July 2015

We all know that ours is a highly populous country. We find people wherever we go. Or rather make that a crowd wherever we go. By our human tendency and most probably because of our nature, we often try to run faraway and as quickly as possible away from the crowd. However, there is one huge crowd that gathers and it is none other than the place we call it as 'The Kumbh Mela'.

Recently, I got a wonderful opportunity to virtually be present at the Kumbh Mela which took place in the year 2013 at Allahabad. I got to view a documentary film, 'Conversations at The Kumbh Mela' and the film definitely changed my perspective about the Kumbh Mela.

I always thought that people simply visit the Kumbh Mela to wash off the sins committed by them in their lifetime by having one dip in the river Ganga and asking for forgiveness. But, the documentary proved to be an eye opener for me.

The documentary for a once doesn't even go on the tested lines, depicting the crowd, the struggles, the long queues, the not so clean bank of the river and the surroundings. Instead, it talks about the total chaos and how the authorities there manage with the support of thousands of policemen and good Samaritans who choose to donate time, help, food etc. The documentary starts with the main reason as to why the importance of Kumbh Mela and how it was started. The story behind it based on old facts dated centuries ago threw light on the importance and how it has evolved over time.

The documentary 'Conversations at The Kumbh Mela' is basically an attempt to capture the 'not so seen' areas and aspects that goes in a Kumbh Mela as compared to other documentaries and films on The Kumbh Mela. What did strike the chord with me is how the documentary is made, without showcasing the common but the aspects of being in that space at that time on the banks of the Ganges. It tries to put the spirit back into the mythological stories.

I realized that there are plenty of stories to be heard, to be seen, visualized and captured in your memories by being there. The stories of the lost and found, talking with a complete stranger and then befriending them, helping out strangers, planning and organizing this mammoth get-together of thousands of people day in and day out is what the Kumbh Mela for me stands for apart from the actual reason. 

It is basically a sea where people from all walks of religion and nationality are united by faith and harmony.

The documentary made be realize that standing on the holy piece of land, you forget who you are. You simply move and act in good faith and it is only Faith that leads people to do surprising things over there.

After the documentary, I also got a chance to interact with the director Yashodara Udupa and her team. The one thing that came out from the interaction is that, the Kumbh Mela was an experience of sorts for them. With plenty of stories, of different, unknown people, drifting by as you move on, the Kumbh Mela is surely going to make you a somewhat changed and a better person, if nothing else.

Below is a trailer of the documentary. Please do have a look at it and you will realize that, what I have experienced just by viewing the documentary, even you will experience the same.

Presently, the Kumbh Mela is going on in Nashik and it will be there till 25th September. So pack your bags and experience a holy and a life changing event.

With the director and her crew along with Bloggers

Also, a vote of thanks to BlogAdda for having me at the screening of this wonderful documentary.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

the way you follow
a bee on the lookout for 
love that yields nectar 


Linking it to Haiku Horizons where this week's word prompt is 'Follow'

Friday, 24 July 2015

Have you ever chanted 'Kabbadi Kabbadi...' either while playing or watching a game of Kabbadi? Rarely, right? But with Pro Kabbadi League, which started last year and which is getting bigger and better in scale, interest and entertainment, many of the Kabbadi lovers have started chanting 'Kabbadi Kabbadi'. So, myself, who has started taking a keen interest in our National Game, didn't want to miss a chance interacting with the three superstars of the Patna Pirates team.

So I was quite excited to meet and interact with Rajesh Kumar, who is the captain of our National Kabbadi team as well as that of Patna Pirates team along with his teammates Ravi Dalal and Girish Ernak. Along with them, was Shyamal Vallabhjee, a sports scientist, signed up by Volini who will be associated with the Patna Pirates team to look after the fitness of the players.

The meet started with fellow bloggers, all energetic and eager to meet the trio of the Patna Pirates team. The interaction with them was very insightful with lovely stories of them playing Kabbadi since years and how they have sustained pain and many injuries during those years. This is where the association with Volini, India's no. 1 doctor recommended and used pain reliever comes front in helping them stay fit and away from pain. In fact, Kabbadi is the second sport with which Volini is associated with, after a successful association with Marathons across the country. 

Kabbadi is turning out to be a sport with huge mass appeal and connect but the chances of the players sustaining pain and injuries is extremely high. Also, it is an action packed game where one needs to recover quickly and be ready for the next game. So, to bridge the gap between the players and pain, Volini, aims to consolidate its position as a pain relief expert.  

During the Q&A session with the trio, it was understood that the more quickly you chant 'Kabbadi Kabbadi..', more swift are your actions and reactions while playing the game. So it is necessary to focus on the game and be 100% fit and full of energy while playing the game.

Also, as we all know "Pain is the defying factor in deciding fame", which is true in sports like Kabbadi and it is where Volini, the no. 1 doctor recommended pain brand becomes the pain relief partners of Patna Pirates. So with Volini by your side pain does not stand a chance.

Subodh Marwah
Commenting on the Volini’s association with Patna Pirates, Subodh Marwah, Vice President & Head Global Consumer Healthcare, Sun Pharma said“Kabbadi has a mass appeal and connect. This particular sport also has a huge incidence of pain and injury. Thus, there was a need felt of a pain relief expert to enable players to bounce back quickly. Patna being  the national Kabbadi capital and the only city in the country which has a separate Kabaddi stadium , we feel proud to be associated with Patna Pirates team as their official pain relief partners. 

Commenting on the Volini’s association with Patna Pirates, Shayamal Valabhjee said: “ProKabaddi is the hottest, new sporting attraction in India. But Kabaddi as a sport is far from forgiving on the body. The sheer physicality & brute power needed to execute those complex, explosive movements are simply astounding. To be a successful Kabaddi player, you will need power, razor sharp reflexes & split second decision making, but above all, you will need to endure pain - physical pain. It’s a sport in which only the strongest survive & the strongest are those who don’t give pain a chance.”

So it is safe to say that @MyVolini is playing a vital role by helping sports players fight pain.

Below are some of the photographs that speaks about a one of a kind event and interaction with bloggers, where a bit shy team members of Patna Pirates shared some lovely anecdotes, their struggle and what Kabbadi means to them.

a grandiose sweep
coiffured tresses and voguish 
molten lava cake

For: Haiku Horizons. This week's prompt word is 'Sweep'.