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Lots of writers, tons of books and it’s almost impossible to leave a mark upon this crazy crowded world. I have never written a shit of line except my exam papers but, this AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL book named WHEN HEAVEN FALLS DOWN has compelled me to type over a thousand words. Did I say amazing? Yes and I have thousands reasons which I won’t be able to convey through words. This is a well-researched book with nice crafted plots and mind boggling twists. I don’t know how much I am lacking in to express my emotions which want to be expressed here. I just picked up this book hoping that this would be just a Romantic novel, but when I started turning the pages I got astounded. I don’t know under which genre I should put this book into. If you find any category message me. I would be happy to discover the true genre. This is a truly amazing work which has ever been produced. And here the brief of this book goes. Probably the first time in the history of books, a book has been written through male and female both perspectives with out of world narration. Every single line is enough to touch the core of the heart and it compelled me to just hold breath and read and read and read over the hours until I came at the last page and I got my shirt drenched in tears. Many writers producing tons of books every year, but hardly a few of them dare to leave their mark and here author Satyapal Chandra stands in this row. This is BOLD AND DARING attempt to unravel the dirty and naked SECRETS OF SOCIETY. Probably the first time in Indian writing someone has dared to write a lot about too many sensitive topics like Medical Negligence, corrupt and dark world of doctors, Love-Jihad, Women empowerment, Communalism and prostitution except Love, romance and Friendship which is the main theme of this book. I must salute the author for his COURAGE to paint a true scenario of communal riot which still gives me Goosebumps. India is full of Yogi Adityanath, Praveen Togadiya, Akbaruddin Owaisi, Sadhvi Prgya and many more who only aim to disrupt our communal harmony. Here the author succeeded to show their true intention that how far they can go for their grime selfishness. Do they really hold space in any civilized society? I doubt. May be or maybe not. What you say? Here are some daring, but naked truth of society which is stereotyped against Muslim. The author has depicted a scene of communal riots where naked truth just popped up in filthy manner. After so many years of Independence we still couldn’t get rid of our dirty Hindu-Muslim fights. Every year this country witness many riots and most of them happen to be well manufactured and planned by our so called revered politicians and religious leaders.
And some brutal stereotype against the Hindu which is commonly used by others.
And such descriptions and lists continue. It makes me speechless. I strongly believe that people have the guts to point finger towards the monster lying within us rather ignoring the true facts. It’s better to face the bull within us. Religion is a person’s individual choiceand it should not be offended by anyone but our political and religious leaders do it intentionally for political and religious mileage. Do they really deserve space? And then other naked truth of society prevails as story goes on. RAPE by RELIGIOUS LEADERS, which happen across all over the globe in the name of holy deeds. Our country is full of Asaram and Nityanand but we hardly hear aboutMaulavis being too dirty. The book has a couple of true incident reference and it shows that how religious leaders can be brutal, danger and monstrous. The Author has described a rape scene where an innocent girl is raped by four Maulavis. Some narration is heart wrenching.
I am quoting a few lines from book which is too dark to accept but these are the reality of countless religious leaders of all religion. There is a particular scene where the victim girl has notion about religious these SO CALLED religious leaders.
Recently Indian Medical Association has lodged a complaint against Akshay Kumar’s movie Gabbar quoting that this movie has shown doctors in bad light. WHEN HEAEN FALLS DOWN points out towards more dirty and murky world of Indian health care sector. It depicts how doctors can go beyond any line for money and play with the lives of countless patients. The patients who treat them like gods. This book is daring attempt to point finger at the grimy world of Indian health care sector, which is ranked as second most corrupted institution in India by Transparency International. Some brutal truths are shockingly hard to accept which is commonly prevail in society like BASIN TEST. You will feel connected through every single page of this book. Another sensitive topic which is adequately dealt is LOVE-JIHAD. Here author asserts that to paint a bad image of other community and defame its dignity is not acceptable in any civilized society. Forceful conversion should be condemned not the genuine intention of love. The issue is dealt so beautifully and maturely. The author has questioned which is commonly perceived against the Muslim in this country. “Why people always point fingers at our credential. How long we will carry the burden to vote for Pakistan in 1946 election? It really hurts when our love for our own country is questioned time and again. A true Muslim happens to be loyal to his country but our integrity always gets questioned. It hurts when the orthodox views of a very few Muslims are generalized by making them views of the most of the Indian Muslims.” Another issue which is adequately dealt is PROSTITUITON. We misjudge and disrespect those prostitutes involved in this job without understating their real situation and pain trough which they live every day. The Author has dealt every minor detail of their life on a couple of pages which is heavy enough to give Goosebumps again and again. I don’t remember I have ever read any romance novel, which has set the bar too high for romance. This book is far superior than famous romantic books like A walk to Remember or The fault in our stars. Every single line of the book can turned into a memorable quote. The romance portion is thousands time better than those cheesy bestseller cramming the bookshelves of all bookstores. Here romance comes in unique way and purest form which will make you numb for a couple of minutes when you finish the book. A couple of things which I particularly not like are too much sexually explicit scenes, racially and socially offensive remarks, BDSM scenes and vulgar languages which pop up across a couple of pages. Although this is the demand of the story but I don’t like it like a couple of lines I am mentioning below. I must say some scenes are good enough for sex education, but not for literature as you have explicitly described the minor details of sexual intercourse. The graphic detail of sexual relationship is so intense that it appears like a porn book for a few pages.
We all have our own individual reasons for choosing a book and frankly, I have not chosen it to read porn but, I must say I am happy to read this amazing book and love to read it over again and again.
Satyapal Chandra is an Indian Author, Director, Screenwriter, Lyricist and Motivational Speaker. He has penned novels of various genres including Romance, Crime, Suspense, Mystery, Social, Supernatural and young adult fiction. This book openly talks about the love, friendship, romance ill mindset and hatred of Hindus and Muslims towards each other. It also talks about the so-called religious god-men indulging themselves in sexual crimes, corruption in our medical system, education system, real face of glamour industry, love-jihad etc
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“In a battle of wills, of the gods of old. For each his revenge, will he forfeit his soul. On the chess board of blood, will their narrative play. aged, innocent lives, revenge claims her way. Out of hate will come love, and love will come hate. For immortal and man, have entwined their damned fate.”
― L.A. Starkey, Deceived
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ABC’S of Indian National Education is a recently published book by Dr. Beloo Mehra. Here is an author interview about this interesting piece of work that compels us to re-think about our educational philosophy.
Every book, movie or story in this world is hinged on two human quests- Man’s search for love, and Man’s search for meaning.
In the summer of 2014, I visited the place I dreaded the most ever since I found out about it- the Auchwitz & Birkenau Concentration camps in Poland. While on this trip, I was reading the book, ‘Man’s search for meaning’ – Viktor Frankl’s memoir of his experience in the exact same place.
While it was difficult to comprehend what the inmates at the camp would have really experienced, even standing inside the gas chambers where millions were ‘ gassed’ – what amazed me truly was that some people infact survived and lived through those horrors. As Frankl explains, most of the inmates would commit suicides or just give up on life, thus ending up diseased or too physically weak to carry on. And yet some stuck through, right till the very end! So what was it that kept these rare few going in the worst possible circumstances humans had ever seen in history of mankind?
Frankl brings it down to two human emotions- ‘Love’ and ‘Hope’… Somehow all that suffering gave the inmates an opportunity to discover the hidden delusional phenomenon of the human mind- Hope. Hope to be re-united with their loved ones, and the hope to get out and create a new life again. Only those who were able to develop this quintessential feeling of hope and hold onto their feelings of longing for loved ones, were able to carry on. And that’s where the ‘meaning’ comes in.
“For the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth – that Love is the ultimate and highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.”
Frankl says “Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.” And this I believe is the greatest truth about human life. If you don’t have a ‘why’, you lose all your motivation and will to survive. Just imagine if you woke up one morning and still lying in bed, didn’t know what you were meant to do, or who to be with, wouldn’t it be difficult to even get out of bed? Yes, we are motivated by goals & targets that define our lives. Our ‘why’ is what drives us to do every single thing we do.. And no matter how tough it is, as long as we know that we will get there, the ‘how’ part becomes a part of a ‘meaningful’ journey.
Another aspect that Frankl touches on is that ‘suffering’ is sometimes essential to understand meaning. I was able to understand this using my point of view on success and failure- Ever wondered why a story of a person who failed first and then achieved success always inspires more (That person is celebrated as a ‘Hero’) than someone who just got things going for him right from the start (while this person will be termed as simply ‘Lucky’)?! Well, its because our human minds tend to find meaning in suffering (and also makes for a great story). Also this suffering becomes the beam of hope in the more dire of situations. It creates the ‘hope’ that could keep us alive in the worst of circumstances.
“In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of a sacrifice.”
One of the greatest thoughts Frankl also shared was about the meaning that a person’s life acquires meaning through service for others- these include family, loved ones or even fellow human beings.
“A man who becomes conscious of the responsbility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the “why” for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any how.”
At some points, Frankl talks recurringly about the role of nature in bringing him hope. He would mention that he looked forward to the sunrise and sunset, and despite the gloomy depressing circumstances around him, he always found that he could turn to nature to maim his pain. This is something that was also mentioned by Anne Frank in Her ‘Diary of a young girl’, where she said that nature is her only solace. Being an environment-lover, I could relate to this part of the book more that the rest of it.
What I went through while walking through the camp sites was something spine-chilling and hurtful, however it also made me understand that there is so much more to life than we know or do. But all I know is that We cannot let history repeat again. And that’s exactly why such memoirs are very important for us. So that we dont forget the atrocities committed.
“Since Auschwitz we know what man is capable of. And since Hiroshima we know what is at stake.”
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Category: Memoir/ Biography/Self-help
Title Of Book: “Mad Money Journey”
Author: Mehrab Irani
Publisher: Jaico Books
I find this captivating book Mad Money Journey by Autor: Mehrab Irani so interesting because it teaches it’s readers in such a easy & unique manner to attain financial freedom or financial nirvana by following some basic commandments.
The protagonist is John Pinto who is an Orthopedic Surgeon based in Mumbai. As the story unfolds John tries to commit suicide due to huge financial debt but to his rescue comes the Vijai Desai, who was none other than his childhood friend since school days.
Vijay Desai, who owns a big business empire & a billionaire with a vision, in order to help his friend overcome his situation, sends him on a journey to discover the secrets of financial wisdom gained from vast experiences of life for creating a truly successful life of abundance.
The most extraordinary lines from the book according to me, which are so impactful and so correct in every sense: “ The only thing available in abundance in this world is money.”
Each story in this book enlightens you towards your path for financial freedom & well being, awesome work by learned author, very well written, a must read for all, highly recommended.
What’s not to love about George Orwell’s Down & Out in Paris and London. Yes, it’s written by George Orwell, I know, how can it go any wrong. And pay attention to the tittle: It says down and out- three words enough to say that it book have enough things to remember it by. And then it says Paris and London- just like Dicken’s Tale of Two Cities.
In The Kite Runner I see Amir and Hassan as metaphors of the twin aspects of childhood, the taker and the giver. Their roles, however, blur and change as Amir comes back to Kabul to rescue Hassan’s son. The vibrancy of their childhood is destroyed by a dark but unvoiced reality, an evil that grows larger with time in the figure of Assef. The fact that the enemy remains the same and it is Amir who has to change to be able to confront and defeat Assef and rescue Hassan’s son, gives a symbolic meaning to the simple story, that of taking responsibility. The novel also evolves as a metaphor of the present times where innocence is constantly under threat, where the pastoral is destroyed by evil, a theme that is true of the human situation from creation to the present. The Kite Runner is an apparently simple story of friendship, guilt and atonement but the layers of metaphorical signifiers in the narrative are what make it so unique and special.
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2 States is a novel by best-selling author Chetan Bhagat.
The story revolves around 2 IIM MBA students- Krish and Ananya. They fall in love.
But, then they realize that in India, only ‘love’ between the lovers is not enough reason to get married. The families of the boy and girl also have to love each another! The problems are there as the boy and girl belong to two different states. There’s this North-South divide that has been humorously, yet seriously described.
I liked the novel because of its cool & honest style. Kudos to the author for sharing his personal tale with such candor!
This book has been adapted into a Bollywood movie last year. I loved the movie too.
You can read the reviews on my Blog…
Devdutt Pattanaik’s latest book ‘7 Secrets of the Goddess’ has a resplendent book-cover.
Mr. Devdutt Pattanaik, a doctor, consultant & mythologist, juggles many roles with ease.
As I haven’t read any of his previous books such as ‘7 Secrets of Shiva’ & ‘7 Secrets of Vishnu’, I cannot compare his latest offering with the previous ones. This is an advantage.
However, I committed a mistake of judging the book from its cover. Seeing the Indian Goddess on cover, I felt his book deals with Indian Goddesses. But, as I started reading it, I realized that many Goddesses from around the world find a mention. The author’s research-work is praise-worthy. However, I found some important Indian Goddesses missing from the book. The number of Indian Goddesses is huge, and many states like Odisha have so many Goddesses that we need many books to mention them all!
I liked the images and information provided on pages on the left hand side of the book. I didn’t know about some stories/myths before reading the ‘7 Secrets of the Goddess’. I reasoned that some myths are presented in a different way as the author has sourced info from different texts/book. Like me, if you have grown up with your base formed by Amar Chitra Katha comics, then the ‘7 Secrets of the Goddess’ will present the same stories in a different fashion with a sexual angle.
Do read my review to learn more…
This book is one of all time favourites. I have a special interest in books that convey stories which run for 10 or more years. This sort of writing enables me to evaluate the transition of the characters and shows a lot about the author himself/herself. One such book is Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns. However, the current book which I want to discuss about is Heinrich Harrer’s Seven Years in Tibet. This book is very special to me for 2 important reasons. One, it gave me an insight about the life of His Holiness Dalai Lama, from his birth to his move to India. The other reason is the beautiful narration provided by Mr Harrer himself. The journey described by him makes the book a page-turner and really unputdownable. His travel across the mountains and valleys, how he managed to reach Tibet and met the young Dalai Lama, how he taught the young leader science, and how the political landscape changed in China and Tibet forcing him and Dalai Lama to leave the Roof of the World (Tibet). The book has been developed as a movie too and is a must-read.
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At the age of 26, Cheryl Strayed decided to hike one of the longest mountain trails in the west coast of the United States, called the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. She traveled 1100 miles in wilderness for three months starting from the Mojave Desert in the south, going up to the Oregon-Washington border in the north. On her way through the hazardous terrain, she faced a wide variation of climate from intense heat to freezing cold and encountered rattlesnakes and wild carnivores. In spite of many challenges en-route, she persisted and continued to move ahead with unflagging determination. Wild, a number-one New York Times bestseller, is an autobiographical narrative of her journey. A film based on the book was also released in December 2014. It has been directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and the lead role (of Cheryl Strayed) has been played by Reese Witherspoon. It has received a 91% rating by Rotten Tomatoes.
But why did the author decide to undertake this arduous trek? To know that one has to understand some of the critical events from her life as described in the book.
She had a troubled early childhood due to an abusive father. Her parents got divorced when she was six years old. Later, she and her two siblings moved with her mother and stepfather to a country side home that lacked the basic amenities like electricity, running water or phone for initial few years. She loved her mother dearly and forever wondered about her never-ending optimism in difficult situations. Perhaps that optimism was the key factor to create a close bond among all the family members. Gradually the family’s fortunes also improved.
But in a sudden twist of fate, when she was 22 years old, her mother died of lung cancer in just 49 days after the diagnosis. This completely devastated her. The family failed to stick together. Almost simultaneously her marriage failed due to her own faults. She started rapidly losing control on her own life.
Four years after her mother’s death, while visiting a hardware store she came across a guide book on Pacific Crest Trail and took an impulsive decision to walk through that route.
Before venturing into the journey, she had virtually no real experience of long-distance hiking. But in the course of three months of walk, the hardships of the trek taught her many valuable lessons and completely transformed her as an individual.
One can learn many things from this book. To me, the aspects that appeal most are as follows –
• An inner journey can transform an individual: Such journeys alter our behaviors and transform our outlook towards life. This memoir is not just a chronicle of the physical endurance but it also describes the author’s inner journey that brought back her self-confidence and restored her positivity. She discovered that it was a journey of redemption to rebuild her shattered life. In her own words it was the “way back to the person” she used to be.
• Resilience and grit are winning qualities: A combination of these two qualities can be a potent recipe for success. There were occasions where the author had to walk miles in a desert without any drinking water or trek over mountainous terrain for some days without the hiking boots as it accidentally fell off the cliff. These incidents tested her survival abilities, but she came out with flying colors.
Wild is not only an account of an incredible journey of human triumph, it is a spectacular literary work as well. I would like to recommend this book as a must read for anyone looking for inspiring examples on resilience and grit.
I’m a huge fan of Javed Akhtar’s writing. Recently, I reviewed some couplets from his book: “Quiver” (an English translation of “Tarkash”, a collection of poems and ghazals published in Urdu in 1995). It covers a gamut of themes with a range of moods from deep introspection to ironical wistfulness to realistic neo-romanticism. Just beautiful, even though the English version cannot do complete justice to the intricate and complex rhyming and meter traditions that date back to medieval Persia or render the exact and multiple meanings of certain phrases and words with accuracy. One of the best books I read in 2014.
Anupama Sharma’s Railonama is something that I really liked, she has collected memoirs of various travellers and curate them into a lovely anthology. Lalu Prasad Yadav says Indian Railways has immense untapped potential, in way it true. It is also true that it is a great place to document human bonding and relationship.
There was this old movie called Toofan Mail, where the title track talks of the various people travelling in the train, “Ek Duniya hai toofan mail” train is a world in itself and the nicest part of being in a train journey is it allows you to be there. At least for the moment each of us knows where we are going. At the end of the energy we go back with memories and what interests me energies that we are not even aware of alters our energy.
Perhaps it is the single most important piece of literature available for the inspiring writers. I have attended few writing workshops, lectures and read fairly large number of articles on it. I believe all these workshops and lectures had an essence of this book.
If you are eager to read a book filled with thrill, passion, relationships, patriotism, mistrust and the feelings like these, give a damn to this book. This is a masterpiece literature by David Baldacci. The book will make you think how small the world has become and how to choose between your relationship and patriotism. John Puller, the main character has to find his elder brother convicted for crime. He has to decide whether this is not a conspiracy. The book answers the questions like whether the end justifies the means and how to save a country from the domestic terror. Loaded with twists and turns, the book is a thriller in the core and would keep you engaged all through.
Khushwant Singh is one major Indian writer I haven’t read till recent past. All of my friends read his Train to Pakistan in university itself and one of them wrote a dissertation on partition referring to partition alongside other books grounded on the tragic events of human movement from India to Pakistan and the other way round in the wake and aftermath of independence of India. Throughout the novel, Mr. Singh upheld the fact that different world religions can live with each other under the same roof, while the same very religions try to oust each other on the streets. I don’t want to simplify his novel into a one-line but having read Khushwant Singh for the first time, he appears to me a difficult writer, a writer with a strong past which is indomitable and casts a dark, but a fairly large and humanly influence on Mr. Singh’s writings. His writing is very typical of him; he chooses his words very carefully but there are enough frictions, that is, his writing is definitely not poetic.
* Covers full syllabus and pattern of the examination
* Ideas for a perfect start
* Every stage of examination elaborated with a strategy for each
* Strategy for different optionals and General papers
* Lessons of Motivation
* Important Links to Study resources, and much more.
After watching the movie with my dear friends and being captured by the idea of taking a break for a year and travelling to three countries just to unwind and explore yourself, I couldn’t resist reading up every line of Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert with an untamed curiosity about the experiences of such a pleasurable journey. Like me, people who are confused, indecisive, uncommitted, don’t know what to say, when to say and how to say it, who are equally unsure of what they are doing and will do in near future, those adorable but apparently good-for-nothing people would be able to enjoy reading this book. It’s a great tale of rediscovery of self when everything around you is falling apart. The best part of this book is that it’s not a fiction, but a true story, as true as your own tale is. Yes, this shall pass too.
People who LIKE books have a favourite , people who LOVE books couldn’t possibly choose. Well so here is another of my favourites. This is what makes the book my favourite. The language is great, The wit and humor is excellent.
…Evey one has their own theory about everything, and they believed that their trugh was the only one that mattered. They spent days, nights weeks and years talking,never accepting that good or bad, an idea only exists when someone tries to put it into practise. This book by Durgadas Sampath chronicles a consultant Raju and his wife’s diverse approach to life and their, their concern for each other, through a series of experiences that takes place when Raju applies his Mangament consultation theroies to his wifes farming venture and how each time her seeming scatterbrain notions make his sound training fall right on its face.
यह लेख मुख्य तौर से हर उस व्यक्ति के नाम है, जो किसी भी तरह साहित्य या कला क्षेत्र से जुड़ा हुआ है। चूँकि इस समय चेतन भगत भारतीय साहित्य का एक बड़ा नाम है सो यह लेख काफी हद तक उनकी अंतिम कृति के इर्द गिर्द ही लिखा गया है।
This a book, is a favorite, because some where it tells me that the Indian writer has gone beyond the Idiotic romance books, and Indian English writing has finally come of age. — In general about favorites–one favourite does not suffice, by the time one gets to be 50 which is what I will be in an year, we keep adding favourites. Our favourite book, is always the book that speaks most directly at us at particular stage in our lives. And lives change. We have other favourites that gives us what we most need at that particular time. But we never lose the old favourites. They’re with us. we just sort of accumulate them.
Thanks to translator Martin McLaughlin seven of The Cosmicomics are available in English for the first time!
My book review got published on IBN when I was in the middle of an IPL match, working there as a consultant. Ever since I started blogging, I had this dream to write for a national daily, be it in print space or online and finally the dream had come true and how. I am quite proud of this space and now my next goal is to cover Jaipur Literature Festival live on my space at IBNLive. Each day, one writeup summarising the entire experience at JLF. I am sure someday it will happen. Working towards it and hopefully I will get shortlisted for the same through IndiaOpines! 🙂
“The ‘how’ of literature, in many ways a more interesting question than the why.” —Salman Rushdie
Now if you’re the type that likes the “feel good, I like to escape to a better place” kind of novel, read no further. This book will definitely not take you there. Where it takes you is into the heart of darkness, madness and the terrifying reality of human suffering.Have you ever watched a movie with a scene that made you wince? That made you actually turn away because it was too gruesome and realistic? “Night,” by the widely acclaimed author Elie Wiesel is a book that will cause the same reaction.It is a short book about some long years that Elie Wiesel spent in a Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. He went there as a pious boy and left there a man filled with doubt, self-loathing, and a multitude of other emotions.
Published by Kalinjar Publication, this book provides detailed information on the complete exam syllabus. This book will help the students plan their studies better for the examination. This book is essential for students aspiring to work for the Indian Administrative Services. It is available online and is a must-read if you are to take the examination this year. The book plans your preparation and suggests how to plan and execute it. You can buy/download your copy at the link above
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The New Book Subcontinental Musings: Making a Difference by Firdaus Ahmed presents a broad perspective on the security, strategic and peace issues relating to South Asia.
how many of us know something, I mean really know something, about the women of Mahābhārata? Other than some well-known facts that Draupadi had five husbands or that Kunti was the mother of Pandavas or that Gandhari blind-folded herself for life the moment she learned that she was married off to a blind man without her knowledge, most of us hardly know anything about these women. And these are some of the well-known women from the epic. Even then we know them in only sketches, we know them only through popular portrayals on TV or in films or popular literature. – See more at: http://letbeautybeyourconstantideal.blogspot.in/2014/10/what-occupied-my-mind.html
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