Turtles all the way down

-John Green

This is a young adult fiction.

Here are some of my favourite lines from the novel and this novel is highly recommended from my side.

  • Your life is a story told about you, not one that you tell.
  • You think you are the painter, but you are the canvas.
  • The thing about a spiral is, if you follow it inward, it never actually ends. It just keeps tightening infinitely.
  • We were looking at the same sky together, which is may be more intimate than eye contact anyway.
  • We are such language based creatures that yo some extent we cannot know what we cannot name. And so we assume it isn’t real.
  • Your know is not your forever.
  • Sometimes make up feels kind of like armor.
  • As you learn science, you don’t really get answers. You just get better questions.
  • There’s a bright line between imagination and memory.
  • Love is not a tragedy or a failure, but a gift.

Beautifully written novel, a love story in which the two are separated yet the story has a happy ending.


क्या मरना ज़रूरी है?

क्या एक ज़िन्दगी को अंजाम देने के लिए मरना ज़रूरी है?
क्या नई ज़िन्दगी की शुरूआत के लिए पुरानी का मरना ज़रूरी है?
क्या सपनों के सच हो जाने पर मरना ज़रूरी है?
क्या मेरे अस्तित्व को महान बनाने के लिए मरना ज़रूरी है?
क्या ऊँचा नाम कमाने के लिए मरना ज़रूरी है?
क्या अपने कर्म सही करने के लिए मरना ज़रूरी है?
क्या तुझे मेरे प्यार का एहसास दिलाने के लिए मरना ज़रूरी है?
क्या तेरा दुलारा बनने के लिए मरना ज़रूरी है?
क्या गंगा की पवित्रता पाने के लिए मरना ज़रूरी है?
क्या आसमान में चमकने के लिए मरना ज़रूरी है?
क्या सफ़ेद रंग सा शांत होने के लिए मरना ज़रूरी है?
क्या सचमे मरना ज़रूरी है उस ऊपर वाले को
अपने सवालों का जवाब देते सुनने के लिए?
या सब जवाबों के मिल जाने पर ही वो अपने साथ ले जाएगा मुझे।

इस ज़िन्दगी में आगे बढ़ते हुए सवालो के जवाब नही मिला करते

बस मिलते है तो पहले से बेहतर सवाल।

बहाना अच्छा है मन बहलाने का …

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हाँ माँ याद है मुझे जो तुमने कहा था
अँधेरा होने से पहले घर आने को कहा था।
रंगीन ज़िन्दगी यूँ बेरंग हो गई
क्योंकि में दस मिनट ज़्यादा बाहर रुक गई।।
हाँ ये बहाना अच्छा है मन बहलाने का।

हाँ पापा आपकी बात कैसे मैं भूल सकती हूँ
आपने कहा था मैं अपना बचाव खुद कर सकती हूँ।
वो एक नहीं चार थे
शायद इसलिए मैं हार गई।।
हाँ ये बहाना अच्छा है मन बहलाने का।

हाँ भाई मुझे याद है जो तुमने समझाया था
अच्छी लड़किया छोटे कपड़े नहीं पहनती यही तो बतलाया था।
आज मेरा चेहरा झुलसाया है तेज़ाब से उसने
क्योंकि सलवार सूट के साथ चुन्नी ना ओढ़ी थी मैंने।।
हाँ ये बहाना अच्छा है मन बहलाने का।

हाँ याद है दीदी जो तुमने सिखाया था
अनजानों से हँसकर बात ना करू यही तो बताया था।
आज मुझे सब समझते औरत गन्दी है
क्योंकि किसी गैर का दुःख कम करने के लिए मुस्कुराई मैं।।
हाँ ये बहाना अच्छा है मन बहलाने का।

हाँ याद है वो पड़ोसियों का तुम्हे ताने सुनाना
और बस मेरे लिए तुम्हारा उन सबसे लड़ जाना।
दोष ना समाज के उन चार लोगो का था।
दोष ना समय का था ना मेरे कपड़ो का
दोषी ना मेरी मुस्कान थी ना ही मेरी शारीरिक कमज़ोरिया।
दोष ये नहीं की सड़के अँधेरी और सुनसान है।
दोष ये भी नहीं कि मैं औरत हूँ।

दोष है तो बस इतना सा है
इंसान भूल गया इज़्ज़त करना इंसान की।

The Liebster Award 2018


All thanks to Cherryfying for nominating me for The Liebster Award’18 (for information follow this link). I did not waste time and quickly accepted the nomination from a Potter Head like i am. Being a bit perplexed about it ,i discovered the whole concept- where i found that this is an initiative by The Global Aussie in 2011,(Liebster in english mean beloved or darling). The motto is to encourage bloggers who are new or are not profoundly known by many. This would bring about many people in contact with each other.

So here come the rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Display the Award on your post.
  • Write a small post about what makes you passionate about blogging.
  • Provide 10 random Facts about yourself.
  • Answer to the Questions asked to you.
  • Create more Questions for your nominees.
  • Nominate 5-11 other blogs for this award.
  • Comment on the blog post from The Global Aussie with a link directly to your Liebster Award.

Let’s get started:
What makes me passionate about blogging!

Writing is just a way to put my thoughts and knowledge into words. I started blogging to know that what I write is worth sharing or not. Blogging brings peace to my soul, it feels like the garbage of words present in my brain change into a garland of flowers. It makes me think out of the box and force me to read about new topics.
10 random Facts about me:

  1. I am an YouTube addict.
  2. I am a learner and love to learn new things.
  3. DIY projects attract me a lot and hence I keep on trying to change the waste at my home into useful products.
  4. My zodiac sign is Scorpio.
  5. I am an ambivert.
  6. I write in both english and hindi. Though I feel that being an Indian I can express better in Hindi language.
  7. I have a sweet tooth. I believe that chocolate doesn’t ask silly questions, CHOCOLATE UNDERSTANDS.
  8. I can tolerate the heat but not the cold.
  9. Ice creams act like placebo for me.
  10. I was in my school basket ball team and I had represented Delhi region in K.V. National Sports Meet in 2012.

Time for my Answers to Cherryfying’s Questions:

  • If you had a dream and it would come true, what would it be?

A dream that I want to be true is so basic to sit on the couch of my own home near the window watching the snowfall and having coffee prepared by my love while I read the novel.

  • If you were to travel the favourite country of yours which it would be and why?

I have never dreamt of visiting a particular country but yes I want to capture a moment with my love near eiffel tower. So my answer is France.

  • If you were to play the character of any novel in real what it would be?

Rather than playing a character of novel in real I would love to write a novel about my life.

  • What change you wish to see in the world?

I want to see a world full of peace where I can travel wherever I want to without any restrictions. A world where every individual will actually get equal rights and will be equally treated.

  • If you become a billionaire for a day what would you do?

Most difficult question ha… Okay! So if I become a billionare for a day I will go to the most expensive restaurants to try the deserts there and I will buy some expensive gadgets that I cannot have otherwise at the same time for sure.

Here i Nominate some bloggers:

  1. prerakpk
  2. cherryfying
  3. shri krishna sharma
  4. vaishnavi sood
  5. Arti Manekar
  6. Abhay
  7. mostlysapient
  8. Daimary John
  9. aryansuvada


So here are My Questions for the participants:

  1. What initiated you to start your own blog?
  2. What are your interests apart from writing?
  3. Share your one life experience which according to you made you a better person.
  4. Have you ever experienced body shaming? If yes how did you cope up with that?
  5. What are the changes according to you Indian Education System must bring for shaping the young generation in a better way?

Hope you accept this nomination! See you all! All the best.

i am here- BlackDiary.PreeyaNegi

100 Words Review #PlantWriter



Among the various species of the genus Ocimum one is Occimum tenuiflorum which is commonly known as Krishna Tulsi. Krishna Tulsi is most commonly found in India. It is also known as dark holy basil due to its dark purple leaves and dark brown stems. It has strong aroma and peppery taste. By these features Krishna Tulsi can be differentiated from other species.

Along with the holy values of Krishna Tulsi it has many medicinal values. It’s leaves are used as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antipyretic and as cardio protective. Also it can be used to treat throat infections, respiratory system, ear pain and skin diseases.


I made these two dream catchers. The colorful one in July 2017 and the white one in June 2018

Dream catchers are fascinating and beautiful.

They are available in different colors and designs but the basic idea is a loop with web made by thread which should have a hole at the center, and then it is decorated with beads and feathers.

Traditionally dream catchers were used to protect people from negative, bad dreams and letting the positive, good dreams to pass through.

It is assumed that they should be hung over the bed and near the window for it’s proper functioning. It is said that the negative dreams get caught in the web during the night and once the sun rises they get destroyed by the sunlight.

Dream catchers are popular among Indians for their beauty and the fact that it can somehow prevent negativity in life.

कुछ अल्फ़ाज़ मेरे

तेरी मुस्कराहट से मिलने वाला सुकून क्या था। तू ही बता ये प्यार नहीं तो और क्या था?

लिखने से ख़ुशी मिलती ह कुछ ख़ास उस ख़ुशी को बयां करना मुश्किल है।


The memory keeper’s daughter

-By Kim Edwards

Here presenting the lessons I learnt after reading this novel and some of my favourite lines from the novel.

  • The author beautifully expressed winters by using the lines such as “the naked branches of trees turned white” and “the flames of fire leap,blue edged and hypnotic”
  • The author amazingly expressed the condition of a passionate reader by the line “He read well past midnight, until the words shimmered senselessly on the bright white pages.”
  • The author defines the name given to an infant even before his or her birth as “He still wore it like a wristband, something that might easily slip off and disappear.” and “the child is not yet of the earth, suspended still between two worlds.”
  • For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal”

  • The author writes the condition of a baby with down’s syndrome as “her future as unmapped as the ocean floor, as rich with possibility.”
  • The lover see the world differently and here in this novel the author shows the affection of a stone lover towards the stone by the line “Layers of stone, concealed within the flesh of earth and grass, these dull rocks, with their glimmering hidden hearts.”
  • And again as a stone lover “time preserved more clearly than any photograph ever could.”
  • The misunderstandings present between a couple in married life are compared to the planets “these days they were like two planets in orbit around the same sun, not colliding but not drawing any closer either.”
  • I loved the way the author described the affection of a person to his/her hobbies. Now the love for photography is expressed as

    “A moment was not a single moment at all, but rather an infinite number of different moments, depending on who was seeing things and how.”