Indians are known to ignore signs.. traffic signs, store signs, school signs, whatever signs.. as a result, we end up getting stuck or in trouble.
Many times I see traffic signals which are ignored by motorists and pedestrians alike. Drivers beating the red lights, people crossing in the middle of road blocks, bike drivers not wearing helmets.. all these cause one or another a simple road mishap or a deadly one. So, the moral is.. observe road signs to avoid bloody cross roads.
How many times we pass by a huge wall of some public offices where the air is filled with urine-smelled aroma? And to think that this is usually common on the walls where a “No Urinating” signs are written.. How about when we enter public buildings, like a school building or a government office and we see people spitting in every corner of the premise. Isn’t it so ugly looking at those mucus pooled on the floor just below the “No Spitting” sign? Would anyone like the walls of their houses be smelling urine, or the corner of their houses full of spit? I wouldn’t think so.. so the moral is… be clean and tidy, just read the signs.
Just like the signs I mentioned above, our body also gives us signs to show that something’s wrong with it. A blood while brushing the teeth is a very much like a sign that something is wrong with your gum. A bloody gum leads to teeth loss. So, the moral is… pay attention when you brush your teeth, don’t just brush off the warning signs that your gums and teeth may show you. For more health signs and advice, check My Healthy Speak Blog .
I received a new book, Toke by Jugal Mody from Harper Collins 3 weeks ago, and though I’ve been wanting to post the review of Toke, it seems that I couldn’t finished reading this book. I am the kind of person who doesn’t drop the book unless I’m done reading it, but in Toke’s case, it took me so long to finish reading it, although it only has 215 pages.
Toke, the first book written by Jugal Mody is about marijuana-stoned heroes with Japanese anime-like girls character, plus Vishnu, zombie, and world apocalypse. Nikhil, the main protagonist in the story, was joined by two stoner friends from college, another two colleagues from his work, one a nerd guy who’s always behind his “behind”, and another a typical Indian girl who’s his love interest, and two Japanese girls, whose description was of the Japanese anime character with talents in fighting and sword-handling. The group raced against time to save the world from maggots that turn all humankind into zombies and skies into green. Vishnu played the great role of choosing these “stoners” to save the world with special appearance of Green Day’s lead singer. All characters and even Lord Vishnu were all stoned in this story at one point or another, and the pot (marijuana, and in the story, the characters strongly disagree of calling it a “drug”) was used as the vehicle to contact Vishnu and fight the zombie-causing-virus.
In my opinion, Toke should not have been published as a paperback, but instead it should have been turned into comics. The story, the language use, and the manner how the author describes each character and events, specially the fight scenes are more appropriate if this has become a comic book than a paperback. For many days, it has been a torture for me to continue reading this book, and if I did not commit to review this book, I would for sure not read this after reading the synopsis. Just after reading 3 pages of the book, I know that I won’t be giving it a positive review, but keeping in mind not to judge the book by its cover, I continue reading hoping that maybe in the middle of the story, my interest would peak, however, it failed to do so. The story was dragging on up to the point that I couldn’t understand what was I reading anymore. In the end, I just felt that I wasted my time reading Toke, but if this is turned into graphic novel, my review would have been different.