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Divergent Book Review

Sixteen-year-old Tris is forced to make a terrible choice. In a divided society where everyone must conform, Tris does not fit. So she ventures out alone, determined to discover where she truly belongs. Shocked by her brutal new life, Tris can trust no one. And yet she is drawn to a boy who seems to both threaten and protect her. 
The hardest choice lies ahead. 
After reading that summary, you must have thought that Divergent is a mix of Twilight and The Hunger Games. I thought so too. When I started reading the first chapter, I felt quite dull because of the seemingly monotonous style of writing and it felt eerily like The Hunger Games. So, I shut the book and kept it in my bookshelf. Last week, I decided to give this book another try. I tried to be patient this time as I read the seemingly dull first chapter. Then, things picked up dramatically after chapter number five.

What basically is Divergent about? Yes, the book’s set in a dystopic society. The society is divided into five factio…

Is Gunday Worth A Watch?

I am going to give you my honest opinion.
I might be a bit brutal, but please bear with me.
So, I went to watch Gunday with my parents.
It was my mother’s idea. My mother is big on watching Bollywood flicks, especially of the ‘masala’ kind. She’s always loved watching these kinds of movies and she’s passed down this trait to me as well.
I was kind of eager to go too, because my best friend (who shall be called Scooby in this blog) said that it was good.
“It is so good!” Scooby said earnestly. “They have acted so well!”
Since I blindly trust Scooby’s judgment, I decided to give Gunday a shot.
The story’s about two refugees/immigrants from Bangladesh who make it big in Calcutta. It’s (supposedly) set during the early ‘70s and mid ‘80s. These two friends, Bikram and Bala (Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor respectively) first start smuggling coal and then they “branch out” their smuggling business to LPG, fishes (which are quite popular in West Bengal!) and timber from Burma.
These …

Love Isn't Love Anymore

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, wasn’t it?
What did I do on this beautiful day? Did I celebrate this day with my non-existent lover? Did I go on double-dates, by any chance?
Hmm… here was how my Valentine’s Day went:
I woke up. I breathed in oxygen and let out carbon dioxide to help the plants in the photosynthesis process. I went to my school. I conversed with people other than my non-existent boyfriend. I went back home. I breathed in more oxygen and let out more carbon dioxide out of my nostrils.
Yes, my day was very eventful, wasn’t it?
Honestly speaking, I don’t like the concept of singling out one day out of three-sixty-five day as a dedication to love. What’s so great about fourteenth February, honestly? Why is everything so red? Why are there stupid hearts, stupid roses and stupid couples everywhere?
And those  who don't have 'valentines' spent the entire day moping about, thinking that they're losers 'cause they didn't find someone to spend Valentine'…

What The Hell

Basically, after Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger got together (FINALLY!), the entire Harry Potter fandom was rejoicing. Who wouldn't? After bickering about practically every single thing, they finally got married.

However, recently, J.K. Rowling said that she regrets Ron-Hermione romance and stated that Harry Potter would've been better for Hermione. She also said that Ron and Hermione would have needed  "marriage counselling".

This was a serious blow for Romione shippers. A lot of them were really, really upset about it. Some of them thought that J.K. Rowling was doing this for attention (Oh, I am serious! Some people's minds are filled with shit!). Some of them wrote "strong letters" regarding this sudden statement.

However, Harmony shippers were really happy about it.

And there are those in between - like myself - who are okay with both the ships.

Now wait a minute... what are 'ships' in the first place? A 'ship' is a shortened term…