Over time, I realized that I cannot read books that are gory, books that describe poverty or human suffering in detail. I cannot read Stephen King’s books. Gillian Flynn is another recent author who will be added to that list.
You come home from office and settled on a comfortable chair, in front of the Television. You decided to go for a work-out at 7.00 PM. You are flipping through the channels and found something interesting. The clock shows that it is 7.00 PM. You feel, ‘I cannot go for a run now, this show is interesting. I will go tomorrow.’ Tomorrow could be a different story.
I came to know about the book, Bucket List of Traveloholic, from a fellow blogger. The author of the book, Sarika Pandit is a market researcher by day and a freelance writer by night. Being a travel enthusiast I felt that it should be an interesting book.
In this book, Sarika writes about her travel experiences. Her dream was to get all the pages of her first passport stamped before it expires. The first country she visited was Spain. As a part of a language program, she went to Spain to learn Spanish.
In this book, Col. Chris writes about how astronauts are trained. Astronauts are trained to sweat over small stuff. The small stuff can blow out of proportions and become lethal. For example, the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster was caused by a cracked O-ring and a dislodged piece of foam.
Astronauts are trained to distinguish fear from danger. The training is built around all the scenarios that can be fatal. Through repetitive simulations, they are taught to think calmly, follow the steps and tackle the situation.
During my marriage hunt, my father learned an important lesson. He passed that lesson to me. He said, ‘People say something, do something’.
A woman can quit her job anytime, stay at home to bring up kids and can be seen as a martyr of the society. Men cannot do that.
At outset, I felt that this girl has done nothing extraordinary. She only wrote a blog on BBC under a pen name. But, if you are aware of the power of Taliban and how she could be punished for her acts, then indeed she has done a feat which requires extreme courage.