Adventure and the mountains

A life lived in a routine way, carrying out mundane matters, is not a life lived to the fullest. Don’t just lead your life, or don’t just pass it, try to Live your life. Life’s journey is like a roller coaster ride, but adventure is life is very much needed. Adventure is like the spice of life. Live your life to the fullest, make adventure a way of your life.

Adventure can be done in many ways like bungee jumping, parasailing, scuba diving, cliff climbing, trekking, skydiving, river rafting, mountaineering and many more such activities.

Mountaineering is described as the adventure sport of mountain climbing. Imagine a white expanse everywhere, snow clad high mountains on all sides, what a beauty it must be! White bed sheet of snow everywhere, what a splendid view that must be! It can only be imagined with closed eyes. The mountaineers get to see the epic beauties of nature, inhale the crisp, fresh mountain air, which we mortals can only imagine. What adrenaline rush the mountaineers must be feeling! Every adventure enthusiast dreams of climbing the peak point of the Himalayan mountains i.e. Mount Everest.

Mountaineering might seem easy and beautiful, but, it is done in very difficult terrains in difficult weather conditions with less supply of food, water and even oxygen. Even though all the mountaineers are well trained and well equipped to face difficult situations, still in the face of adversity, even a small movement becomes a Herculean task.

Mountaineering is not done in a single day, it takes many days and that depends on many conditions especially the weather conditions of the mountains. From this point of view, for mountaineers or mountain climbers, shelter is of very much importance. High mountains like the Himalayas require many days of camping. Base Camp is a mountain area which is used for staging an attempt at the summit. Such camps are positioned in a way so as to provide safety from harsh weather conditions of the summit to the mountain climbers. Depending on the height of the summit, a mountain can have many camps above the base camp. The Mount Everest has camps I to IV above the Base Camp.

Mountaineering gives the adrenaline rush to the adventure junkies still it is one of the most dangerous activities in the world. There are many hazards involved in mountaineering which are like adverse climatic conditions, avalanches, equipment failure, fatigue, etc. and these situations can sometimes even lead to loss of life.

Still, no glory is achieved in life without taking risks in life. If you want to enjoy and live your life to the fullest, then include adventure in your life, take risks in life. Don’t just pass your life, live it.

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Pishacha by Neil D’ Silva




Name of the book: Pishacha
Author: Neil D’Silva

The Story:


On the outside, he is a Pishacha – a terrifying demon compelled to eat human flesh to survive. Yet, inside, he has a tender heart that still pines for the lover of his previous human birth.

More than a century later, when he discovers that his lover has been reborn in a rich Mumbai household, and is now a beautiful woman, his heart begins to beat again with a happy rhythm.

There are monumental obstacles in his path though, the least of which is the fact that she loves another man. But, the biggest challenge is that she is human and he is demon.

To make her his, he will have to become human again; and to accomplish that, he will have to fight holy men and witch-mothers and giants, and challenge the gods themselves.

From the best-selling author of Maya’s New Husband, comes a tragic tale of forbidden love — Pishacha.





Here’s your chance to win a paperback of Pishacha, the upcoming novel from Neil D’Silva

All you have to do is to guess the five main characters’ names (look at the image below).
1. Post your replies in the comments below. 
2. Only one reply per person. Edited comments won’t be accepted.
3. The first person with 5 all-correct answers gets the paperback. 
4. The Winner will be announced on eBook launch date (December 5, 2016) on the Pishacha eBook Launch Event Page here.
5. The book will be dispatched to the winner upon the paperback release.
6. Winners will be chosen at the sole discretion of Kaffeinated Konversations.


About The Author 



Neil D’Silva is the author of three books. His debut, Maya’s New Husband, tells the tale of a woman who finds herself trapped in the wrongest kind of marriage, and the subsequent horrors that unfold upon her. His second book, The Evil Eye and the Charm, consists of three short tales of the Indian lemon-chili charm, each of which raises the perpetual debate between rationality and superstition using horror as their narrative element. His third book, Bound in Love, is a collection of eight short stories of dark and twisted human relationships.

Neil D’Silva also finds himself published in two anthologies. The first is Vengeance, an anthology put forward by Wrimo India, India’s arm of the global NaNoWriMo organization. The second is When They Spoke, which is a collection of winning stories of a short story competition organized by Readomania and the Delhi Literature Festival.

His stories and writings have appeared in the American MONSTER! magazine. He regularly puts up new stories on his website at NeilDSilva.com.

Maya’s New Husband has stayed on the Amazon bestseller charts ever since it was published in January 2015. The book is now on its way to be translated into a movie.

Neil D’Silva is one of the many contemporary writers who have tasted success through self-publishing. His primary platforms are the Amazon Kindle. He is invited to speak about his journey with self-publishing to various cities across India. 

He is also the founder of For Writers, By Authors (FWBA), India’s most vibrant author-reader community on Facebook that has close to 10,000 members. He is the creator of the Mumbai litfest Litventure as well.


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Equinox by Madhuri Maitra

 

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The Story:

When Indus Publishers announces a short story competition, it affects the lives of the ensemble cast in unexpected ways. A jaded journalist, a bored housewife, a starry-eyed ambitious girl, an army colonel, an impoverished divorcee-all enter the competition for pressing reasons of their own. They emerge with only slightly deeper pockets than they had but far richer in experience. Social issues are explored in an engaging manner, entwined in the lives of the characters- this is indeed the way of life. The novel also promises an enchanting look at the diversity in India; the characters belong to different Indian states and embody the peculiarities of the people of that region. Equinox and its checkered characters step to music of their own; many readers will find that it resonates with their own inner music.





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About The Author 

Always an avid reader, dreaming of delighting her own readers someday, Madhuri published her first two books in 2014. Haiku and other Micropoetry is a collection of short verse on nature and on life; while Equinox is a novel dealing with urban realities. While the former is pithy and thought-provoking, the latter is a simple reflection of modern lives.


Madhuri lives and teaches in Pune. Films are as close to her heart as books are; she teaches Film Appreciation in addition to Creative Writing. She enjoys bringing her favourite authors and films to young minds. She also conducts workshops for children and adults. She has also written and published papers on films and on writing.


She is currently enjoying the monsoon, immersing herself in her personal library and nurturing ideas for her third book.
 




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