A 16 year old girl had everything against the world. She snapped, cut and was sharp in retort to the point that her friends started feeling intimidated by her presence. They however stuck on with her. What made them tolerate her, she never knew. She was like that angry young woman out to destroy the world – a world that she saw with dark thoughts and darker ulterior motives. She never trusted anyone and didn’t expect anyone to trust her, to value her. Later, with 3 years into graduation and then 2 more years with post-graduation, she went job hunting and got absorbed into an organization that worked in education sector.
6 years changed her. It showed her what she actually was – a struggling person trying to make her mark — and she was doing it all wrong. You can’t be a dictator and expect a dialogue. You can’t sit there and command people to do things that you want them to do. You can only channel them with all the love they need and all the positive strokes you can give.
Today that girl is a mom and time and again when she sees people behaving the way she did 10 years back; she only smiles and thinks – “I too was there where you are my friend and I’m sure you’re going to come out of it just as I did.”
Through Kaffeinated Konversations , uninhibited dialogue is made possible over cups of coffee. A range of topics are discussed interspersed with theories of varying kinds. Books, Authors, Reading Communities, Government role…. anything and everything is discussed.
Founder of Kaffeinated Konversation
It was May 8, 2016 on Sunday, we gathered for this new group of people who are passionate about reading, writing and reviewing while having, reader’s addiction, caffeine. Though just reading? Well, not really! It has been seen that whenever we want to read a wonderful book, we find a place to sit at the corner of our house with a cup of coffee or tea. Although, there are again times when we need to enjoy nobody’s company than a book and a coffee in an isolated place. We go to a café near by our places. We really find peace, right? That’s the place where we can have our reading session with a cup of Café Bombón, Café au lait, Café Corretto, Café Cream, Café Latte, Café macchiato, Café mélange, Coffee milk, Cafe mocha or Ca phe sua da.
Moreover, it has been seen and observed by this friend of mine, Kavita, that each time we read a book of different genre, we change the taste of our coffee. It means, according to the book genre we choose our cup of coffee. Well, this is where from this Kaffeinated Konversation journey started.
We met on this Sunday(May 8, 2016) at Indore’s new venture Chai Kaapi café. We met. We talked about literature, books, start ups,entrepreneurship, and of course, along with Mother’s Day celebration, it was Rabindranath Tagore’s 155th birth Anniversary too. We talked about the difference between Eastern and Western culture as well.
The next day(i.e., May 9, 2016) it was published on FreePress newspaper too. Have a look at few pictures.
(Please ignore my name’s spelling here. Poor journalist could not write it correctly. She wrote my name in the statement as Sumeet instead of Sumit. Lol!)
Overall, it’s good to get connected and support such things. After all, we’re the youth now, we should not die literature. It’s our legacy. We should keep it alive, shouldn’t we?;)
P.S– You can see my beardless picture here. Well, there’s a good news for them who have been wanting me to cut/trim, the love of my life. My Beards. It’s been 5 years now I’m living with it. But for some internationally professional reason, I’ll have to cut/trim it.
Ah, Rest in peace Beards/moustache:'( I’ll miss you.
Although, I’ll surely going to miss the tags I used to get from few people such as #Butcher #Murderer #Slaughterer #Lazy #Procrastinator #Unhygienic lol!😂
But those who love it, do not worry, I’ll be back with more beards next time. 😉
Thanks for reading. 🙂
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