Best of 2019

There are too many, because I am easily amused and impressed. These 5 events stand out for the happiness and / or amusement that they brought. Alif Yes, Alif is the best thing that happened in 2019. First, it increases traffic for book review. Once HAR PAL GEO announced the airing date for the drama,…

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The week that was – 20w01

I have read two books already and drafting the review posts. The reviews will be up sometime in next week, or this weekend, depending upon how much time I get. Office was okay. After the skip level (you can read about it here: Shut The Beep Up | How to Not Lead By Example) and…

2019 As a Writer

I didn’t write much, not fiction at least. I focused my energies more on the blogging side and reading, than actually writing stories. I have written a few but they are not published yet. I published 11 books in 2019. Hopefully 2020 turns out better. Sigh! Shabana Mukhtar

2019 As a Reviewer

I went berserk as a reviewer. There were books that I read and then we’re dramas, telefilms, web series and everything else under the sun. I reviewed, a LOT. Books I read ~180 books and posted reviews on Goodreads. There are some reviews that I posted on TOMU. Others, I didn’t. Alif By Umera Ahmed…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w52

It is the last week of the year and white hectic by regular standards. It is supposed to have less workload but… Anyway… The week started okay and ended on a quick shipping spree in a shopping mall nearby. How was your week? Did you read / watch anything interesting? Shabana Mukhtar

Shut The Beep Up | How to Not Lead By Example

Note: This series is about all those incidents that make me want to scream “Shut The Beep Up”. Alas, I cannot do that aloud, because I am scared of people around me, people who cannot handle honesty and truth. This is my way of venting out. You could, in turn, ask me to STBU 🙂…

2019 As a Blogger

CRAZY…. that’s the word.   From venting out my frustration in online journals to reviewing books, dramas and sharing my stories; I have come a long way since I started blogging. I have my own domain – theothermeunfolded.com or TOMU as I like to call it. I hope 2020 proves to be more successful and…

First Shopping of 2020

  My first shopping of new year… new decade… I know… A part of me is admonishing me that I began splurging way too early. The other me is freaking excited. In my defense, I got a good deal. Any guesses how much it would have cost me? Shabana Mukhtar

2019 As a Reader

I didn’t read as much this year. My ranking on Goodreads has dropped, even though I am still part of top 50. I no longer retain the #1 top reviewer. Not that it matters to me. It did, in 2018. I completed my reading challenge of 150 books. That’s a big number but I read…

December 2019 Roundup

This month was chilled, literally and figuratively. I have become lazier and blanket has become my best friend. Laptop and notebooks don’t attract me anymore. Sigh! Posts published: 97 Words written: 20K I am adding more scenes to my NaNoWriMo draft. I don’t count the words I write for my blog posts. Books published: 0…

Fun Facts About Me #13

Sweet, sour, salty, bitter, umami. These are the five tastes and people generally have a strong liking towards one. Mine is crispy. Anything crispy is my weakness. Be it jalebi or chips.

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w51

I am freaking out these days. As the year nears its end, my to-do list is growing exponentially, even though the plan is to make it shrink to nothing. We had a day off on December 25 (Merry Christmas, everyone!) but that did not help much, except that I slept through the morning. My body…

Favourite YouTube Channels #3: Biswa Kalyan Rath

That smile, ufff! I first saw him on Son of Abish, of course. That’s where I found out about most of these comedians. He has a very sarcastic tone and that resonates with me, a lot. I also like his witty replies in the interviews. His best joke / story, for me, is his joke…

Teritree: A new eatery in Magarpatta

It is that time of the year. The year is drawing to an end and we have to party. Yes, it is a mandate because we get yearly budget for team activities and we haven’t had one all year. Oh, wait. We had one. So, this time, we decided to go to a new eatery…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w50

What a dull and boring week it has been. On work front, it was quite exciting as I got to work on the new technology – docker. Other than that, it was quite taxing. Also, I have flu. Yes, again. And, I feel terrible, especially if I keep my eyes open. I haven’t read much…

10 Most Used Apps On My Phone

I realize now that I had started on a wrong foot as I listed the 5 apps I hated first. But, hey, that’s how I got the idea. Better late than never, here are list of 10 apps that I use the most. Not just because I need them, I love them, too. Some of…

A Retrospective: The week that was – 19w49

This week was fun. I am working on a new technology. Though it is a challenge, it is also quite fulfilling, a welcome change from the same old routine work. I don’t want to blog about technical stuff, else I would have shared some insights about the same. We also celebrated Thanksgiving this Tuesday. Yep,…

NaNoWriMo 2019 | Was It Worth It?

NaNoWriMo is over and I am happy to have a 50K draft ready- for an untitled book. I find giving title is the most difficult part of the writing journey. This draft is far from complete but it is a good first draft nonetheless. So, how was the journey? What did I learn from this…

November 2019 Roundup

NaNoWriMo is over and I am happy to have a 50K draft ready. I am readying to publish one book in December 2019. Nope, it is not what I wrote in NaNoWriMo. I have something shorter sitting in my drive for a long time. Just trying, nothing promising. This month was crazy and a record…