Book I Read in 2021

Dear Friends, I hope you are well. I took a hiatus from writing for a while and now I am planning to slowly crawl back in. You may have noticed, I have changed my website name to

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I always wanted the word Confab for my website, didn’t get the domain so, I took the nearest possible name ckonfab.com, which as mentioned by many of you, was confusing. This time around I rebranded it to a familiar moniker, and I do hope you can relate better with the name.

Please find below a link to my YouTube video providing a summary of the 30 books I read in 2021. Please do let me know your thoughts. Looking forward to your support and love.

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Recognized as top IT Healthcare Leader

This morning I was thrilled to learn that I was recognized as one of the top 25 Healthcare IT leaders by IT Services Report. This came from nowhere, for neither I participated, nor did they invite me. In fact, they didn’t even validate with me before publishing. Truly an honor to see my name amongst the industry’s who is who. Deeply inspired and motivated. If you browse through the list I am at no. 11

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My Story, Fifty Dollar Bill Published in Indian Periodical

Friends hope you all are having an amazing weekend. Maybe you didn’t know, here is a small trivia about me. I love writing fiction. Stories of all kind – flash fiction, short stories, proses, novella, anything that can make my mind run wild😀. Some of you may know I wrote one full-length book( currently in the last stage of editing) and writing my second book in parallel😀. On WP I have not published any of my stories, maybe some proses but not stories. Mostly because I was saving them for the publications😜.

Today, I am happy to let you know that one of my stories got published in Indian Periodical. It is a work of fiction but inspired by an incident that happened in real life. You can find the link below. Please read and let me know what you think. It will be great if you can leave your comments on the website, provided you find it interesting enough. Thank you all for your love and support

Fifty dollar bill

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France Travelogue​ – Cannes Day 2

Cannes

Cannes, oh you beauty. The glamor, nature’s brilliance, historic monuments, and miles of sea blue settings, Cannes had it all.

Ever since France decided to make Cannes as the world’s film and arts center in the year 1946, the place had been sought after by the who’s who of the celebrity world. Be it leisurely vacation or for the shooting of films like the GoldenEye, Cannes had innumerable Hollywood’s memories canvassed all around the place. Like the locals said, if the hotels had ears, there would be untold stories to tell.

We dedicated about 6 hours to explore Cannes. This time we decided to take the train – a 20 minutes ride from Nice St. Augustine station.  Right outside the train station, there was an information center. You can get all the tour details or a city map if you would like to explore the place on foot.

We made a left from the train station and headed towards the beach,  about 20 minutes walk along the Boulevard de la Croisette.  Once we reached the waters, we made a slight right to reach the main attraction of Cannes – Palais des Festivals et des Congres.

The Petit train ride was one of the best ways to explore the city.  The train was about a 40 minutes ride and ran every 30 minutes.  One could board the train right outside Palais des Festivals for 10 Euros, children under 12 could ride for free.  The train offered a running commentary, with headphones and choice of language. I highly recommend listening to the interesting facts while enjoying the ride.

The tour would take you through the beach side-walk showcasing the famous hotels, the old port, arrays of shops, and the old town.

Palais des Festivals et des Congres was the main attraction at Cannes. We stopped by the red carpet that had graced the past and the present celebrities on its famous stairs. We took some time to enjoy the view, strolled around the beachside park, and captured some memories. The toy train started right outside the famous red carpet stairs, and we waited for our ride to arrive.

The toy train ride took us through the famous Boulevard de la Croisette. On one side we saw the elegant strip with the display of famous hotels such as Le Grand Hotel,  Majestic Barriere, and Martinez and on the other side, we saw the beautiful beaches of Cannes.

The train then looped around the Palm Beach Casino, the place where the young and the rich party. The place offered game rooms facing the Lerins Islands, an upscale restaurant, and a terrace overlooking the sea.  Shortly after that, the train took us through the branded arrays of shops through the narrow streets of Cannes.

From there the train headed towards the old town, Le Suquet. The town sat on top of a hill overlooking Cannes. The cobbled streets, the narrow pathways, and the local restaurants, all provide the distinct flavor of the history of this place which dated back to the 12th century.  The train then climbed the narrow road and stopped by an old fortress – the Notre-Dame de l’Espérance. The fortress was built in the 14th century and offered some stunning views of the old harbor and the city.

The stone roads were laid over 400 years ago and gave the reminiscent history of the old fisherman’s bringing their fresh catch to the old market(Marche Forville) alongside the rue-saint Antonie road.

After 40 minutes of the enthralling ride, we concluded our journey at the Palais de Congres building.

After a quick bite in a close-by Italian joint, we headed to the beach. The French Riviera had all kinds of beaches – Rocky, pebble, and Sand. Cannes offers mostly sandy beaches. The waves were mild and water was warm enough for us to enjoy the rest of the afternoon soaked in water and sand.

It was time to head back to the hotel and get ready for Monaco by the Night tour.

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A Thought

Never invest your time and energy in the wrong people, for they will sooner or later break you. And when you are torn to pieces by their atrocities it would take several precious years to overcome. On contrary, when you find the right person who promotes you, encourages you, uplifts you, and motivates you, don’t hesitate to embrace such person into your life. Such gems are hard to find, but if you do happen to discover them, submerge such souls completely into your heart. And if you do so, soon you will find yourself in love, blithe, and at peace all at once.

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Your Love

The sparkle in your eyes deepened into some turquoise hope radiating the cerulean skies above with deep scarlet smiles when your love spreads a possibility called “us”, not through your words, but through your interminable silence when your thoughts speak louder than any stated words

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Love is

Love is giving everything I have to you with passion and intensity and seeking solace in the depth of your curious eyes

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Speck of Dust

Just when you think your life is prosaic and when you think that you’re nothing but a speck of dust with no significance, I will be reminding you time and again that a billion stars in the countless galaxies all originated from a speck of dust. And from where I see, this tiny particle that you consider yourself to be shall shine the strongest and it will be the beginning of an era for the world to reckon with.

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Love Is…

Love is when I can’t stay angry with you for long even if it defies all logic of sanity that my thoughts prescribe 

Love is when I believe in your love beyond all semblance of a rationale mind

Love is when I want nothing but the best for you and then going over and beyond to make it happen

Love is rekindling hope against all hope

Love is letting the miracle take its time to make love win for both of us

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Timeless love for a different world

I love you like there is no tomorrow, 

to calm your anxieties
you know, I can go to any extreme,

I never miss a chance to coax you,
and I caress you
every occasion life presents

for your happiness
I can defy all logic the world may prescribe

it is a timeless love
but now when I think about it
this love is for a different world
set for a different time

for no matter what I do for you
you will wear your indecisive silence,
neither submerging in our love
nor bailing yourself out
leaving me desirous for a lifetime to come

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Betrayal

I wish I could have seen it coming before, wish I could avoid getting fooled by your obnoxious love

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Her Charm

The variegated tapestry on the calico coupled with her luscious labium mystic charm dissolved the interminable ennui, and the indolent aura suddenly transformed into an evening to remember for a lifetime.

Word meaning 

Variegated - multi-colored
Calico - cotton cloth
Tapestry - colorful fabric
Labium - Lips
Ennui - boredom
Interminable- endless
Indolent - lazy

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Never give false hope

Never leave him dangling in love with your reticence and indecisiveness. You may not know, but he is trying hard to nurture his dwindling faith, chiseling his long-lost belief, cheering his battered hope, and giving your idiosyncratic love another chance to survive.

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Eolian Charm

Her words like some eolian charm slowly drifting my soul into an ethereal bliss, and I remained mesmerized soaking in this thing called love

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