Ex-husband’s Secretary—A whole lot of love and more

After a hectic work day finally I reached home and sat to check emails. Besides social media

notifications, job offers and promotional emails there wasn’t anything special. I saw there were about

400+ unread emails. Wanted to clear them all and checking them all was surely a time consuming task. I

started glancing right from the oldest to newest emails. There were at least nine emails by an unknown

email ID. I thought maybe these are spam, scam or junk emails. I was sleepy and didn’t pay an


peculiarblend balcony

The next day I had suddenly become quiet. While unknowingly sipping my tea from an empty cup, my

eyes were glued at a far away blurry object. It was a restless feeling. A mirage had griped all my

attention. I closed my eyes and recalled my last 24 hours and there it was; the silent mystery of those

nine emails from a stranger. I rushed and entered my cabin, told my secretary not to let anyone disturb

me for the next 30 minutes. Locked my cabin; subconsciously I felt sinful about my excitement.

Email sender’s ID: *****fulDiva@gmail.com

1st email: 11:39:55 PM

Subject: Hi to my ex-husband’s friend

How have you been? It’s been a long time. I hope you are okay.



My 1st reaction was like – wow! Who can it be? My friends I said and laughed for about few seconds

without even opening the other 8 emails from that wishful dame. And I kept wondering who must have

done this. My phone rang. I skipped a heartbeat and closed my eyes, answered the call. Guess what! It

was my secretary, asking me if I wanted to order a lunch. Was I day dreaming or what! Nearly felt like a

wishful king. I don’t know how a wishful king looks like but it felt strangely attractive to get an email

from a friend’s ex-wife.

I was on a different cloud the next day. Humming, dancing without music, whistling Bollywood tunes.

Now I badly wanted to trace this stranger. I started digging my emails. Failed! Wondered, how can I get

more information? I received an update on my phone from my secretary, “email sent, please check!”

That was it. I had completely forgotten to check the other 8 emails. How absentminded of me. Anyway!

One of her emails,


My ex-husband was a business-addict. Soon I realized he was mean and boring. I saw you for the 1st time

at our farmhouse. I was lonely in a pool and suddenly my thirsty eyes fell upon you, a sharply dressed

man, neatly trimmed beard and broad wide shoulders. My senses started burning in desire the moment

I saw you.

Another email

With husband for dinner but now he’s gone out, meeting, I’m alone again. Wish you were here.

Suddenly my phone gets another email: “Meet me in my husband’s office tonight. I’ll enter from the

back door, I’ve keys…

lets just breathe

We are now best friends and guess what!

Till date I am rich & happily unmarried with her…

(is this a fiction or fact, I don’t really know…)

One of the Booklists – India’s First Crowdsourced Library

India’s First Crowdsourced Library
Bollywood Body By Design – Kris Gethin
Compelling People John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut
Birdies in Business Shaili Chopra
The High Sea Conspiracy Manveen S Anand
Strike Aparna Pednekar
The Reality Test Robert Rowland Smith
Light Footprint Management Bouee
Daughters by Court Order Ratna Vira
Wheelman Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O’connell
Looking Back Looking Beyond Sangeeta S. Bhagwat
Heartfelt – inspirational story of Medha Anup Jalota Bharathi S. Pradhan
Rum Beer Cocktail Sukant Ratnakar
Unreal Elections C.S. Krishna & Karthik Laxman
My Yummy Mummy Guide Karisma Kapoor
My Years with J. Krishnamurti R.E. Mark Lee
You Can Be Thin Marisa Peer
The Red Tin Roof Nirmal Verma
Foreign Sonora Jha
The ORG Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan
Day’s End Stories Subuhi Jiwani
The Cruel Bird Came to Nest and Looked In Magnus Mills
Masterji Puja Borkar
Thackery Mansion Sankar
The World In My Hands K. Anis. Ahmed
The Through Check Vadassery T Rakesh
When God Is A Traveller Arundhati Subramaniam
I Hate Bollywood Rohit Khilnani
60 Minutes Upendra Namburi
East West of Love Desire Dinesh Prasad
Visa, Stickers and Other matters of the soul Lom Harshni Chauhan
Kurukshetra Krishna Udayasankar
How Not to Make Money Raj Kundra
On The Trail of Genghis Khan Tim Cope
The Sculpture in Exile Krishna Baldev Vaid
Steps in Darkness Krishna Baldev Vaid
The Broken Mirror Krishna Baldev Vaid
The Wit & Wisdom Lee Kuan Yew
The Lost Language of Cranes David Levitt
Matrimonial Mocktails Hetal Adesara
Bitter Remedy Conor Fitzgerald
The True Story of Sunburn Shaliendra Sign
Flash Point Fahad Samar
Champs of Devgarh Aditya Sharma
Launch! Critical 90 Days from Idea to Market Scott Duffy
The Edge of The Machete Abhisar Sharma
The Last Wave Pankaj Sekhsaria
Your Dreams Are Mine Ravinder Singh
Jacob Hills Ismita tendon Dhankher
Fraudster RV Raman
The Black Coat Nemat Imam
Champions – Cricket Conversation with Mike Coward
Namesake Conor Fitzgerald
End of Story Arjun Shekhar
Where Earth Meets water Pia Padukone
Sophie Says Judy Balan
Don’t Die with Your music still in You Serena J. Dyerand – Dr. Wayne w. Dyer
The Superstar Syndrome Dr. Myra S. white Sanjay Jha
Tiffin Mahtab Narsimhan
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Gulab Annie Zaidi
One Hundred Days Shweta Modgil
Play with Me Ananth
Lifelines Farah Ghuznavi
Mad Money Journey – Financial Adventure Mehrab irani
Popular – Vintage wisdom for A Modern Geek Maya Van Wagenen
Letters from An Indian Summer Siddhartha Dasgupta
The Tailor’s Needle Lakshmi Raj Sharma
Losing Amma Finding Home Uma Girish
The Blue Naked God Indira Goswami
The Two Hotel Francforts David Leavitt
The Living Organization Norman Wolfe
Miss carter’s war Sheila Hancock
Sense and Sensibility – Media Engagement with Gender Issues Dolly Thakore
Jhootha sach – This is not that dawn Yashpal
Heaven and Hell Alliance – all rules go loose B.S. Sarwagna kumar
Flight of the Flamingos Sangeeta Mall
Lion Heart Justin Cartwright
Give and Take Adam Grant
Uncertain Glory Joan Sales
Vanessa and her Sister Priya Parmar
Broken News Amritha Tripathi
Chicken soup for the teenage soul Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger
Sage of Pandava warrior-prince Arjuna Anjula Chandramouli
The Waterfall Margaret Drabble
The Third Day Dwapara Yuga Sharada
The Big short Michael Lewis
Marvels & Mysteries of The Mahabharata Abhijit Basu
China Dolls Lisa See
Business Czarinas Chary
Far As The Eye Can See Robert Bausch
Roll of the Dice Ajaya Anand Neel kantan
Crowd of Midnight
Slightly Burnt Payal Dhar
The Last illusion Porochista Khakpour
Sea Legs Guy Grieve
Immortal Aryans Suniel
Master of Arts – A Life in Dance Tulsi Badrinath
Adrift V. Sudarshan
Alice in Corporateland Tulika Tripathi
The Girl From Nongrim Hills Ankush Saikia
Domechild Shiv Ramdas
Selected Poems Subramania Bharti
Power, Sex, Suicide Nick Lane
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Gridlock Ben Elton
Superstring and the search for theory of everything F. David Peat
Schrodinger’s Kittens John Gribbin
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Teddy Lester in the Fifth John Finnemore
Poems and Poetry E.J. S. Lay
Pocket world in Figures 2009 Edition The Economist
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Talking Cock Richard Herring
The Perks of being a wallflower Stephen Chbosky
It’s Beautiful Graham Greene
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30 Useless Ideas for 30+

1) Have enough money, rest will follow – start saving but don’t kill yourself

2) Have fun, friends, maybe not too many but few who knows you well

3) Understand yourself, know what you like, and know what ticks you off

4) Have an active sex life, play sports regularly, workout

5) Dress well – be comfortable. Watch movies, eat alone, and learn to cook

6) Respect & accept your past but don’t trip on nostalgia forever, move on

courtesy: Google Image
courtesy: Google Image

7) Love someone, travel, listen to radio, and think

8) Stay away from regrets and negative people.

9) Start reading, writing and cut-down on bad habits like smokes, drugs etc

10) Go for long walks, visit old age homes, cemeteries, libraries, orphanages

11) Remember-don’t compare your 30s with others, we all have different journeys


12) If you bump-into your ex(s)-be kind. Smile-once you were loved by them

13) Hold a baby, take someone’s pet for a walk, and feed a stray

14) Stand at the bridge, beach and on a lighthouse alone – thank

15) Climb or at least, plant a tree and water plants – it’s a stress buster

16) Call friends, write letters and leave a message for someone


17) Lend a sympathetic ear to someone

18) Teach someone, tell a story to a street child, and donate blood

19) Invest in a musical instrument; record the voices of your beloved ones

20) Treat yourself, buy a meal, drink & pay for sex if you aren’t getting any.

21) Stay positive, no matter what. It’s possible.

picture captured during one of early morning my 10k runs
picture captured during one of early morning my 10k runs

22) Don’t chase anyone and lose yourself — be yourself, better you.

23) Learn from experience, share them; make a difference

24) Remember best things in life are free – breathe, smile, cry: it’s alright

25) Anger, jealousy, doubts, regrets — only harms; let go, flush it out

26) Don’t get intimidated by power, money & reputations. Trust yourself

picture from one of the movies

27) Forgive, let go, nothing’s worth your life. Nobody owns you anything

28) Every rejection, teaches. Learn, shrug the misery, get better & not bitter

29) Enjoy your freedom and let others too

30) Finish whatever you’ve started. Control your actions, not others.

An Addict’s Confession — Her side of the thundering bridge

How many times do I have to tell you when I ask you a simple god damn question, you answer. Does that sound like a puzzling script to you?

Why can’t you simply tell me what bothers you and I swear to god, I’ll not ask you a single thing! Don’t stay this quiet. You are hurt, I know. You are really hurt and it is killing you inside. Please tell me or at least look at me.

Alright, it must be awkward for whatever reasons, fine. Perhaps verbally difficult, words don’t come out when mind is disturbed but you need to I need to know how you feel. How about writing about it or call your friends and speak to them about it. I’ll go out, take your time. Come on, are we this spineless or what? We communicate, yes? We have always done this and will do it now too.

How do you expect me to interpret your inner tornadoes, you know I am scared your silence. If all this is giving you any pleasure, so be it; but I am not letting you stay mum about how you are feeling right now. It is alright, do not eat, sleep or even read your newspapers; even I won’t. Fine!

You know, I am missing your chai bribes in exchange with sleeping late on lazy Sunday mornings. Look, toenails without those toxic paints. Come on now, look at me, tell me another story and tickle my feet. You don’t want me to be that person who wants to ever see me cry, remember!

Hey, now let us be like before; happy, holding hands even when furious; lovers for life. You know why I used to sometimes get cranky with you? Because I like the way you try and make me laugh. It’s cute. Your spontaneity, wit and stupidity, I always adored that; it was insanely difficult to pretend that I am still annoyed but that is precisely—you; my precious maniac.

Often effortlessly, you have made me say things which I had never imagined or maybe, with or without your presence everything I thought about us came out so beautiful. Oh please now, god! Look, I am not even crying, tell me we are okay, just say “fine!” in that voice of yours. Will you now, please!

That night when we were on terrace, you were telling me about your day, and who said what at work with so much of intensity, I so wanted to kiss you and whisper; let’s do it here, please! We owe to nature, the moon, stars and foggy clouds are feeling lonely, it’s payback time baby…

Oh wait, someone’s calling…

Yuvak Vachnalay — A Pledge to Educate Village Youth

India’s First Crowd Sourced Library is helping Yuvak Vachnalay to crowd source books for this library. It is located in Bhuigaon (village), Vasai, India. Tribal kids and youth are hardworking and curious lot; a little bit of motivation can make them self-sufficient.

Mr. Dabre, Ignatius and other members of the Yuvak Vachanalay is helping tribal women, youth, kids and senior citizens to read books in Marathi and English. It has amazing collection of Marathi literature and English books. I am trying to source as many as 10,000 books for Yuvak Vachnalay.


Yuvak library charges 100 rupees yearly for Tribal people in Bhuigaon village in Vasai. Idea is to get them more books, especially English and Marathi.

Why India’s First Crowdsourced Library is helping tribal village in Bhuigaon, Vasai?

Answer: We want to save the real book reading experience. City folks are facing space shortage for books and many are opting for a digital reading format. My intent is to save the books and direct them to less fortunate areas of rural India to motivate hardworking, knowledge hungry youth and others.


What CSL & how does it function?

Answer: CSL means Crowd sourced library. It simply means books collected from the people. I.e. donated books; for the people.

How do we reach readers outside Vasai?

Answer: We have an active Facebook and Twitter presence, anyone who wishes to read can drop a line and I’ll get back to them. I personally go and deliver for free for those who can’t afford. I request my readers if they can opt for multiple book titles so that my time and traveling cost can be saved.

How much do we charge?

Answer: It is 250 rupees for month. I deliver books right to your doorstep, only on weekends. Those who can’t afford, I give them for free.

What do we utilize library subscription fees?

Answer: We are setting up our 1st official crowd sourced library where readers can sit and read their books. We are collecting funds for it. We need to set up bookshelves and racks; we are trying to find in OLX, Quickr and flea markets for those as well. Plus when a donor from let us say, Navy Nagar or Opera House donates, which usually are between 200 to 800 books; we use subscription fees to hire monthly vehicle which can carry up to 5000 + books. Saves time, money and hassle of repetitive visits.

Where else is our presence?

Answer: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and soon spreading in other places like Pune, Gujarat and Sri Lanka as well.

How does one contact Crowdsourced Library Representatives?

Answer: You can either call the founder, Pushpendra on +91 – 9819181219, email him on: fillyy at gmail dot com or leave a message on Facebook:

 Why we do not have a website like before?

Answer: Earlier we had a sponsor and honestly maintaining a website is a hassle as the founder is technically challenged; and doesn’t know the HTML coding, neither can we afford to hire considering NGO like set up but we are working on a plan; we should soon have a full time team for it. Till then please contact via above given options.

Media Coverage and other milestones:

Books donated by Shohini to Crowdsourced Library 04/05/2015

Books donated by Shohini – click to download list

Thank you Shohini for donating these precious books to crowdsourced library. Shohini is one of our the youngest book donors. She is a long distance marathoner, enjoys reading and cycling.

Work Cathy Guisewite
10 Himachali Holidays Outlook Traveler
Jughead’s Double Digest Archie Comics
Jughead’s Double Digest Magazine Archie Comics
Best of Tehelka Vol. 4 Tehelka
Cat O’ Nine Tales Jeffrey Archer
The world according to Clarkson Jeremy Clarkson
The Hours Michael Cunningham
Orpheus Rising Bateman
The Oxford History of India Late Vincent A. Smith
A highlands Omnibus Angus Macvicar
Marathon Baba Girish Kohli
HEROES – Season – 2 Collector’s Edition Star World
The Electric Michelangelo Sarah Hall
The Area of Darkness V. S. Naipaul
The Folklore of Discworld Terry Pratchett
Animal Farm George Orwell Adrian Mole from Minor to Major Sue Townsend
Raise high the roof of beam carpenters & Seymour J. D. Salinger
Shalimar The Clown Salman Rushdie
Out of Bounds Beverley Naidoo
The Affair by Lee Child, Dead Man’s Grip by Peter James, One Summer by David Baldacci Select Edition – Reader’s Digest
The Piano Tuner Daniel Mason
Under the Tuscan Sun Frances Mayes
Broken Music STING
Pigs in Heaven Barbara Kingsolver
A Tiny Bit Marvelous Dawn French
Mister God, This is Anna Fynn
The Testament of Gideon Mack James Robertson
Milroy the Magician Paul Theroux
The Accidental Ali Smith
Man and boy Tony Parsons

The Innocence of Summer Love — 1

Long time ago, there were two friends. Jehu and Binky. Both were crazy about stone skipping. It was raining heavily that day and Jehu didn’t go to school. He waited for a long, long time for Binky. She didn’t return… Jehu was tired and he fell asleep under the banyan tree with few chipped tiles in his pockets.

His idea of surprising his best friend Binky didn’t go well. After few hours, Binky returned with two squirrels in her tiny bicycle basket.

She quickly ran to Jehu, hiding and holding little baby squirrels for him. Jehu was a bit disappointed because his best friend didn’t come to meet him after school. She smiled and told him— “I know, I also wanted to surprise you, I was chasing these little monsters for you. Now you better smile or else I’ll have to put these squirrels in your shirt.