Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Creative Prompt Tuesday! Random questions

So, there are some random questions we have to answer. Here it goes:

If you had Rs.50,000 to just blow up (you have to spend it on YOURSELF. Giving to Charity or buying gifts for others not allowed), what would you spend it on and why?

I’ll definitely buy lots and lots of books and a large designer bookshelf of course (and also I’ll keep some money to buy many forthcoming books released every year) because I love books and it will of course give me unconditional liberty. And maybe I can buy some stuff by Woodland. 

Name three of your closest friends (not family or spouse) and say why you love them.

Priyanka: She is my only (childhood) friend (of almost twenty years). She is really a sweet person and despite living very far from each other we’re still in touch and talk to each other quite often.

My dictionary and books: I love browsing through my dictionary just like that and books are real friend. You can never get bored being with them.

My Blog (Actually my computer): I love writing for my blog, inspired by my thoughts, imaginations and some writing prompt sites listed in the sidebar of my blog. I enjoy reading blogs of many nice writers. When I’m online, time just flies.

Name three books which have profoundly affected you and which you would recommend to everyone to read.

For those who like Hindi novels:

Aalampanah by Rafia Manjurul Ameen:
One of the best romance novels I’ve ever read. It has been adapted for a very famous serial “Farmaan” on Doordarshan.

Swami by Mannu Bhandari:
This novel was originally written by Sharatchandra but later modified by famous writer Mannu Bhandari. This novel is a beautiful portrayal of love and relationship.

Gunahon Ka Devta by Dharmaveer Bharti:
This classic novel is a poignant tale of love and sacrifice.

For those who like English novels

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier:
This classic novel is very-very engrossing and one of the best suspense/mystery novels.

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:
This is the longest novel I’ve ever read.  It received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for the book in 1937. One of the most famous classic love stories of all time.

This Matter of Marriage/Country Brides by Debbie Macomber:
In fact you can read any novel by this author if you like beautiful love stories.

I can’t finish this section before adding two more books by our very own Indian Authors:
2 States by Chetan Bhagat (Humorous) and Life is what you make it by Preeti Shenoy (Moving). Very interesting reads indeed!

 If you know for certain that you can never ever fail, what would you attempt to do?

I would love to travel beyond the earth (How thrilling it would be!). In my childhood I’ve read many science fiction novellas by Professor Diwakar and a fantasy novel Sitarron Se Aage by Krishan Chander and travelling in space, moon and other planets really fascinates me (Given I can NEVER FAIL)

What is THE ONE THING that you want very very badly?

I want to publish my Novel.

Now finally I would like to thank Preeti Shenoy for such lovely prompts.  It was fun writing for them!:) Now I want to know about her next novel and eagerly waiting for it:)


  1. Like the honesty! :)

    I agree to you when you call your blog your closest friend.BTW can I share some of your books once you buy them as it seems we have pretty similar tastes in reading - Rebecca, 2 states, Preeti Shenoy, Swami, Gone with the wind ?

  2. It was nice to know you Tarang. Good luck with your novel.. :)

  3. @ Janaki: Books are real friend:)

    @ Me: Yes it seems that we have similar tastes in reading! Of course you can share my books when I buy them:):) Thank you!:)

    @ Usama: Thank you so much!:)

  4. I loved your second answer..for someone who is interested in words, there's no friend as close as the dictionary(and of course, books)..Even for me,time just seems to disappear in the thin air when I indulge myself in reading the creative write-ups of the wonderful writers..
    wishing you luck for your novel..:)

  5. Really liked the sincere answers. I love books too (though not the Hindi ones, but that's only because I somehow don't like reading it. I'm sure they would be as good as you've made them seem to be. :))
    Liked how you said your blog and books are your closest friends.. I never thought of it that way for this question! :P

  6. Very candidly written as always Tarang. I kinda have the same favourite list that you have with just one addition, Music. :)

    Keep Writing. :)

  7. @ Rinku: Yes, you're right. Thank you so much for your best wishes:)

    @ Ashna: These Hindi books are really good! Thank you so much for liking this post:)

    @ Rachit: Music is in my favourite list also but I didn't find any scope to mention it here.
    Glad you liked this post. Thanks!:)

    @ Horizon: Thank you!:)

  8. Really nice getting to know you Tarang! :)
    And I love those English books too! Haven't read the Hindi ones, so can't comment on them!

  9. Books! We all love them, don't we? So much that we are ready to spend a lot for them. Bookshelf is a wonderful idea ...
    Check the bookshelf pic posted by Ashna :D

    Sending you my good thoughts for publishing your novel


  10. @ Arti: Yes you're right and I've seen that bookshelf. It's nice.
    Thank you for your good thoughts:)

  11. Hi Tarang:

    I am searching for Rafia Manjurul Amin book Aalampanah but not able to find it. Can you please let me know where to buy it from. I live in banagalore, india

  12. I am searching for the book : Aalampanah by Rafia Manjurul Ameen. Not able to find it in local book store.can you suggest me where to search for it. I live in banagalore, India

  13. Hi Smile! I have no idea actually (It's not even on the flipkart) but I would suggest you to try some old libraries:)

  14. Hi Tarang,

    Where did you get your copy from, may be i will have a look at that store!!

  15. Hi Smile!

    I don't have that book :(
    Actually it was someone else's book and I got a chance to read it many years ago:)