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About Akash Ahuja

An infant learning to walk the world. I crave love, food and books, I trek, travel and lounge around... searching for a 'walking' self.

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Every Lost Country

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Steven Heighton, Amitav Ghosh, Malcom Gladwell

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Akash Ahuja

http://tomatoandcoriander.blogspot.com/2011/09/girl-with-pencil-in-her-hairs.html

Jun 17 '14
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Akash Ahuja

I love the narration. Its as if the book speaks to the reader. There is vividity in scenes. best of luck.

Jun 13 '14
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Akash Ahuja > Mahrukh Chikliwala

Hi Mahrukh, For some reason the site isnt showing the review box on your book's page. I shall add my comments there as soon as the issue is fixed. But couldn't wait to let you know my thoughts on your book: I like the writing style. Its as if the book talks to the reader. The story has no undue embellishments, just whats required. My best wishes.

Jun 13 '14
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Akash Ahuja

Oh to be bound to time,
to a time before your time!
To see a shadow at the edge of the ocean;
to feel a fragrance, to hear a chime!

To wish what you can't see,
to grasp what you won't have,
to relish a mirage,
to protect what you can't save.

That shadow at the edge of the ocean -
have it darken your moon.
To shove in the blind
and befallen soon.

And wonder where the edge is:
where the streams fall infinitely down?
Broken fragments, parts of the whole,
all thrown distant, merged with time.

Oh to be bound to time,
to a time AFTER your time!

Jun 13 '14
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Akash Ahuja

He must have had his flaws,
But no eye was born who would bear.
Anyone, who could say that God once had little laws,
That would drive this world of dreams far and near.
A purpose or a whim that became all that we know,
A player untiring with a joy that would never go.
The intertwining of a pure joy and misplaced sorrow,
The long, defeating, dark nights that precede the bright morrow.
Mistakes made first, revealed later,
Choices made, of sin, without fear.
Imperfections ingrained such in the beautiful dress,
To an unsuspecting eye, the perfection of which does impress.
Those faiths firmed on rock and sand,
Some that kill, some become a saving hand.
Illusions that look like the perfect art,
Fables that part guide, distract in part.
Who but a fascinated child with a quill could do such obvious,
Or someone above man, a perverted genius!

Jun 12 '14
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Akash Ahuja

Thank you to everyone who has been kind enough to share a word in the form of feedback. But please feedback after you have actually read the content. A courtesy feedback will only keep the authors blind to their drawbacks, fill them with vanity and defeat the entire purpose of writing something, of treating his/her creation as a child.

Jun 11 '14
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Akash Ahuja

There is certainly a flow. In some places the details feel drowning. Yet the summation of it leaves you wanting to know more. Best of luck.

Jun 11 '14
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Ananthanarayanan V

@Akash I have re-submitted my New Manuscript based on all of Your FEEDBACK So please do have a look and Share your NEW RATINGS & Reviews - "A case to begin all cases" - http://bloodygoodbook.com/ereader2.0/?id=52

Oct 01 '14
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Ananthanarayanan V

Thanks for the comments on "A case to begin all cases". Have a great day ahead.

Jun 14 '14
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Akash Ahuja

The God of men picks up a black pebble.
The still lake awaits.
He swings his arm, lets the pebble go.
The black pebble: living, breathing, purposeful;
It dances off the surface.
The still lake ripples, the rippled lake changes.
God watches amused; names the pebble 'Time'.

Jun 11 '14
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Akash Ahuja

The dawn came with rains. Lots and lots of it! Mountains far away hid behind a cloudy veil of grey and white. A gifted treasure of rain drops sang on earth─perhaps that’s how silence was meant to be. The civilized world vanished as if it was never there. A song, a kiss and a Sufi! The energy of being one, the emotion of an honest servitude, the burning will of sacrifice, the lust for their god! Aah, the Sufi in a man, the follower in him, the master in him! Trees stood still, birds hid under shelters! That was just man and nature, the purity of silence, the presence of the unseen, the undisturbed harmony of being there in the middle, yet being so far. The absent, unrelenting silence; the still, unchanging distance! The Sufi knows: this is what Inspiration looks like; smells like the fragrance of wet soil; this is what it sounds like─the splashing rain on firm ground; the moving, ecstatic songs of a mystic.

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja

A mountain,
standing in the dark -
in a tiny hole in the bright galaxy.
Prayers fluttering through the wind:
winds combing my extremes.
A saffron hope.
A golden strength.
A climb, a pair of kingfishers.
Elements standing still,
just like a mountain in the dark.
In a tiny hole in the bright galaxy

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja

Thank you, Mohana. Please dont forget to leave a feeback. This book has been a child to me from past 6 years. Need to know anything that can help me make it better.

Jun 10 '14
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Mohana

Have started reading your very poetic and very evocative book here... I am Bengali. So, you can imagine...! Thanks for drawing my attention to your book. - will read and review when digested all the words and the images... :)

Jun 10 '14
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Mohana

Lovely. Like a monastery on the top of and at the edge of the world... :)

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja

मैं निश्चित ही चेतन हूँ,
चलायमान हूँ ।
परन्तु तुम क्यों स्थिर प्रतीत होते हो?
सर्वदा । नित मेरे समक्ष।
क्या तुम भी मेरी भांति चलायमान हो?
मेरी ही दिशा में, मेरी ही गति से?
अथवा ये तुम्हारी अनंत काया है,
जिसकी सर्वत्रता स्थिरता का एक असत्य अनुभव देती है?
अथवा अथवा
कहीं मेरा चेतन भाव एक मिथ्या तो नहीं?
कहीं मैं स्वयं जड़ तो नहीं?

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja

They say that a story is the reflection of the writer. That somewhere the writer hides, voicing in whispers, eyeing the papyrus world through his real eyes, feeling the characters like a real man, often mistaking himself for a god who could rigthly play with the destinies of people he created. They couldn't be more wrong because by the time the last page turns, the last letter scribbled, and the walls broken, the writer ends up becoming the reflection of the story. The reflection of the very fabric that he created! It is hard to believe that the writer doesn't choose a story, but its the story who chooses the writer. It chooses him, pulls him down into a labyrinth of a non-existent world promising salvation, sometimes even to the limits of threatening his very foundations of belief, distorting his views of reality - and like an angry child craving attention - mingling it with illusion. The journey begins through places unseen, of people unborn, of fates twisted, of lives fabricated, of moments relived, and of actions performed. Time and matter loose themselves into that world, all that remains is a writer pregnant with a story that slumbers in the womb of his spirit, and with each moment it grows real, palpable. It rises like a fire, devouring the man and mind and feeds on it. Through those ashes, arrives that moment of realization which ironically, doesn't resemble the joy of birth; it is the unspoken, forever acknowledged pain of a mother who stands on her door watching her married daughter leave her courtyard forever.
Then a story is born; the writer, reborn.

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja > Ashraf Engineer

Hey Ashraf,

My name is Akash. I was browsing through bloodygoodbooks and saw that you have been reading here. My novel, A Mango Tree is also listed on bloodygoodbooks. The story is set around 1970s, about a boy fending and fighting the life altering challenges of living beside the porous India Bangladesh border.

May I invite you to have a look and share your thoughts.

Lastly, apologies for sending out an unsolicited note to you.

Cheers
A

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja > Khushboo Singh

Hey Khushboo,

My name is Akash. I was browsing through bloodygoodbooks and saw that you have been reading here. My novel, A Mango Tree is also listed on bloodygoodbooks. The story is set around 1970s, about a boy fending and fighting the life altering challenges of living beside the porous India Bangladesh border.

May I invite you to have a look and share your thoughts.

Lastly, apologies for sending out an unsolicited note to you.

Cheers
A

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja > Gayathri Sadhu

Hey Gayathri,

My name is Akash. I was browsing through bloodygoodbooks and saw that you have been reading here. My novel, A Mango Tree is also listed on bloodygoodbooks. The story is set around 1970s, about a boy fending and fighting the life altering challenges of living beside the porous India Bangladesh border.

May I invite you to have a look and share your thoughts.

Lastly, apologies for sending out an unsolicited note to you.

Cheers
A

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja > LoudPotato

Hey there,

My name is Akash. I was browsing through bloodygoodbooks and saw that you have been reading here. My novel, A Mango Tree is also listed on bloodygoodbooks. The story is set around 1970s, about a boy fending and fighting the life altering challenges of living beside the porous India Bangladesh border.

May I invite you to have a look and share your thoughts.

Lastly, apologies for sending out an unsolicited note to you.

Cheers
A

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja > Gurjyot Singh

Hey Gurjyot,

My name is Akash. I was browsing through literary fiction listed on bloodygoodbooks and saw that you have a taste for it. My novel, A Mango Tree is also listed on bloodygoodbooks. The story is set around 1970s, about a boy fending and fighting the life altering challenges of living beside the porous India Bangladesh border.

May I invite you to have a look and share your thoughts.

Lastly, apologies for sending out an unsolicited note to you.

Cheers
A

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja > ALOK JAIN

Hey Alok,

My name is Akash. I was browsing through literary fiction listed on bloodygoodbooks and saw that you have a taste for it. My novel, A Mango Tree is also listed on bloodygoodbooks. The story is set around 1970s, about a boy fending and fighting the life altering challenges of living beside the porous India Bangladesh border.

May I invite you to have a look and share your thoughts.

Lastly, apologies for sending out an unsolicited note to you.

Cheers
A

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja > Ananthanarayanan V

Hey Ananthnarayan,

My name is Akash. I was browsing through literary fiction listed on bloodygoodbooks and saw that your book listed. My novel, A Mango Tree is also listed on bloodygoodbooks. The story is set around 1970s, about a boy fending and fighting the life altering challenges of living beside the porous India Bangladesh border.

May I invite you to have a look and share your thoughts.

Lastly, apologies for sending out an unsolicited note to you.

Cheers
A

Jun 10 '14
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Ananthanarayanan V

Sure, will do, meanwhile do read my manuscript sample chapters too and share your ratings and review. "A case to begin all cases" bloodygoodbook.com/a-case-to-begin-all-cases

Regards
Ananth V

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja > Jaideep Chakrabarty

Hey Jaideep,

My name is Akash. I was browsing through literary fiction listed on bloodygoodbooks and saw that you have a taste for it. My novel, A Mango Tree is also listed on bloodygoodbooks. The story is set around 1970s, about a boy fending and fighting the life altering challenges of living beside the porous India Bangladesh border.

May I invite you to have a look and share your thoughts.

Lastly, apologies for sending out an unsolicited note to you.

Cheers
A

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja > Ridhvig

Hey Ridhvig,

My name is Akash. I was browsing through literary fiction listed on bloodygoodbooks and saw that your book listed. My novel, A Mango Tree is also listed on bloodygoodbooks. The story is set around 1970s, about a boy fending and fighting the life altering challenges of living beside the porous India Bangladesh border.

May I invite you to have a look and share your thoughts.

Lastly, apologies for sending out an unsolicited note to you.

Cheers
A

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja > Niyati Shinde

Hey Niyati,

My name is Akash. I was browsing through literary fiction listed on bloodygoodbooks and saw that you have your book listed too (loved the dog story!). My novel, A Mango Tree is also listed on bloodygoodbooks. The story is set around 1970s, about a boy fending and fighting the life altering challenges of living beside the porous India Bangladesh border.

May I invite you to have a look and share your thoughts.

Lastly, apologies for sending out an unsolicited note to you.

Cheers
A

Jun 10 '14
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Niyati Shinde

Hi Akash,
Sure sure, i will read the book and definitely review it :-) Also, kindly do the same for my book. Honest opinion and review will be helpful and appreciated.
Good luck :-)

Warm regards,

Niyati

Jun 11 '14
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Akash Ahuja > Shubhra Rishi

Hey Shubhra,

My name is Akash. I was browsing through literary fiction listed on bloodygoodbooks and saw that you have your book listed here too. My novel, A Mango Tree is also listed on bloodygoodbooks. The story is set around 1970s, about a boy fending and fighting the life altering challenges of living beside the porous India Bangladesh border.

May I invite you to have a look and share your thoughts.

Lastly, apologies for sending out an unsolicited note to you.

Cheers
A

Jun 10 '14
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Shubhra Rishi

Hey Akash, I started reading the book some days ago. Will definitely review it. :-)

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja > Meghana Joshi

Hey Meghana,

My name is Akash. I was browsing through literary fiction listed on bloodygoodbooks and saw that you have your book listed there. My novel, A Mango Tree is also listed on bloodygoodbooks. The story is set around 1970s, about a boy fending and fighting the life altering challenges of living beside the porous India Bangladesh border.

May I invite you to have a look and share your thoughts.

Lastly, apologies for sending out an unsolicited note to you.

Cheers
A

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja

Thank you, Meghana. Will look forward to your thoughts. My best wishes - being a super-mom and all else isn't easy. And certainly not everyone's cup of tea.

Jun 11 '14
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Meghana Joshi

Hi Akash, thanks for writing in! I haven't yet had a chance to check out more than a few of these amazing books on BGB. If you read my profile you'd know why :)...busy mom/entrepreneur!
Will do so ASAP. Thank you,

Jun 11 '14
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Akash Ahuja > ClownTown

Hey,

My name is Akash. I was browsing through literary fiction listed on bloodygoodbooks and saw that you have a taste for it. My novel, A Mango Tree is also listed on bloodygoodbooks. The story is set around 1970s, about a boy fending and fighting the life altering challenges of living beside the porous India Bangladesh border.

May I invite you to have a look and share your thoughts.

Lastly, apologies for sending out an unsolicited note to you.

Cheers
A

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja > Mahrukh Chikliwala

Hey Mahrukh,

My name is Akash. I was browsing through literary fiction listed on bloodygoodbooks and saw you listed there. My novel, A Mango Tree is also listed on bloodygoodbooks. The story is set around 1970s, about a boy fending and fighting the life altering challenges of living beside the porous India Bangladesh border.

May I invite you to have a look and share your thoughts.

Lastly, apologies for sending out an unsolicited note to you.

Cheers
A

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja > Sorabhs

Hey Sorabh,

My name is Akash. I was browsing through literary fiction listed on bloodygoodbooks and saw that you have a taste for it. My novel, A Mango Tree is also listed on bloodygoodbooks. The story is set around 1970s, about a boy fending and fighting the life altering challenges of living beside the porous India Bangladesh border.

May I invite you to have a look and share your thoughts.

Lastly, apologies for sending out an unsolicited note to you.

Cheers
A

Jun 10 '14
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Akash Ahuja > Rohan Sariya

Hey Rohan,

My name is Akash. I was browsing through literary fiction listed on bloodygoodbooks and saw that you have a taste for it. My novel, A Mango Tree is also listed on bloodygoodbooks. The story is set around 1970s, about a boy fending and fighting the life altering challenges of living beside the porous India Bangladesh border.

May I invite you to have a look and share your thoughts.

Lastly, apologies for sending out an unsolicited note to you.

Cheers
A

Jun 10 '14
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