My Little Epiphanies

My Little Epiphanies Details

TitleMy Little Epiphanies
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 22nd, 2019
PublisherBloomsbury India
ISBN-139789384898205
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Poetry, Biography, Autobiography

My Little Epiphanies Review

  • Varsha
    January 1, 1970
    This is something extremely special and unique. Couple of hours ago, I received a book My Little Epiphanies by Aisha Chaudhary from Bloomsbury India. I was terribly tired after a day long overburdened work of Navratri Puja and my aching cervical disc as well as my joint pain which rarely leaves me alone (a long story it is). Yet, getting a book in my hand made my evening thrilling, as usual. I got my stamina back, and read the book in a single sitting of just one hour. What happened next, was un This is something extremely special and unique. Couple of hours ago, I received a book My Little Epiphanies by Aisha Chaudhary from Bloomsbury India. I was terribly tired after a day long overburdened work of Navratri Puja and my aching cervical disc as well as my joint pain which rarely leaves me alone (a long story it is). Yet, getting a book in my hand made my evening thrilling, as usual. I got my stamina back, and read the book in a single sitting of just one hour. What happened next, was unexpected to me.While turning the pages of this book, I felt myself to be too small, too coward in front of an eighteen years old girl, Aisha, whose personal story, deep-seated emotions, brave speculations, jotted down as fragments in this book, choked my throat, gave me goosebumps and left me wondering the real meaning/s of life. How can someone sit on a wheelchair, and do nothing, but wait for death? This is what Aisha has been doing since 18 long years. But in the bravest manner. Aisha Chaudhary was born with S.C.I.D (severe combined immune deficiency) and underwent a bone marrow transplant when she was 6 months old. The book "My Little Epiphanies" is alike Aisha's personal diary, a window to peep into her life, her soul. Kudos to you, Girl. (It's Aisha herself, on the cover)Aisha Chaudhary sadly passed away on the morning of 24 January 2015, the very day her book, My Little Epiphanies, was launched at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival.
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  • Shreya
    January 1, 1970
    This is not a book. It is a compilation of musings. It will always have a special place in my heart. Aisha died as an eighteen year old teenager but she left behind her musings to which so many of us can relate. I read this one at a time when I was terribly sick, had boards and was very pessimistic about everything life had to offer.This was a breather. I read the whole thing almost every day through that phase. The emotions portrayed through drawings are impeccable.Beautiful one.
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  • Neha Goyal
    January 1, 1970
    Breaks your heart one page, one line, one doodle at a time.God bless Aisha and her family.
  • Simran Kaur​
    January 1, 1970
    I just completed reading "My Little Epiphanies" by Aisha Chaudhary and I feel a newself in me, stronger. Aisha was born with S.C.I.D (Severe Combined Immune Deficiency) and underwent a bone marrow transplant when she was 6 months old. According to her, "We should be happy about the things we can do instead of being sad about things we are not capable of." She implemented this into her own life. While she was on the bed fighting every day with the illness, she made wonderful sketches, poured down I just completed reading "My Little Epiphanies" by Aisha Chaudhary and I feel a newself in me, stronger. Aisha was born with S.C.I.D (Severe Combined Immune Deficiency) and underwent a bone marrow transplant when she was 6 months old. According to her, "We should be happy about the things we can do instead of being sad about things we are not capable of." She implemented this into her own life. While she was on the bed fighting every day with the illness, she made wonderful sketches, poured down her heart and mind through words, introspected herself and figured out what this life is actually all about . She believed in living in a moment. At many places Aisha's words pinched me to the core to think over it. She was of my age! While reading I realized how painful her days would have been and yet she was optimistic towards life despite all the pain. Her wisdom was way beyond her age. I am so much proud of her  I wish for Aisha, the beautiful angel may rest in peace. I will read her again and again and again."The cure for any sadness is connection with the people we love. Once you've lost all connection, then you know you're losing the battle. "-Aisha
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  • Sachin Prabhu
    January 1, 1970
    Aisha writes about so many thoughts she was facing along with beautiful doodles and poems. One can really learn lot from these. How many of us are happy with what we have today confused ? even though we have got so much to cherish as human nature we still look upon something and be sad most of the time.I want to thank Aisha heart for letting one know through this book that happiness can be found within us , live in at the moment, live life with no regrets ,believe in yourself , do what you can Aisha writes about so many thoughts she was facing along with beautiful doodles and poems. One can really learn lot from these. How many of us are happy with what we have today confused ? even though we have got so much to cherish as human nature we still look upon something and be sad most of the time.I want to thank Aisha heart for letting one know through this book that happiness can be found within us , live in at the moment, live life with no regrets ,believe in yourself , do what you can instead of being sad , find opportunities in difficulty, Never forget to dream , know that you are blessed with so many things in life and be happy about it .I so wish Aisha was with us today :| but i believe she is has found happiness in heaven as mentioned in book and want to thank for writing this book which really could inspire millions indeed !
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  • Supriya Dhaliwal
    January 1, 1970
    This little girl Aisha has left an unerasable impact on not only my life, but on the lives of numerous other people like me. Every person who believes that he is fighting a battle with himself must read this book. This book will show you the right path amid the crisscrossed maze that hinders you to reach your goal. This book will make you realize the how feeble is the existence of your heart's feud. A big salute to this girl for teaching us what a hundred other books couldn't speak of.
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  • Rupal Pareek
    January 1, 1970
    It's a very small volume but with great meaningful advices for life. Coming from a teenager, it felt how come did I miss all these obvious yet important "gyan" in my life! As I have told to a lot of friends, this is one book where you can actually converse with the writer. Counter question and find your own answers. In the end, be grateful for this life you got and make the best use of it and your talents. Must read.
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  • Libin Jacob
    January 1, 1970
    Things book by sweet Aisha changed my perspective towards life..Thank you Aisha..:)
  • Lili Kim
    January 1, 1970
    Some of my fave epiphanies:It’s weird how we once never knew the people we know now.If I was not like this, I would not have met the people I love so much today.When I’m sad, people tend to brush it under the carpet; but I can’t do that because I am the dirt.If I didn’t have this life and I had that life, I would still pine for another life that is not my own.If you can’t change your own life, there’s always someone else’s.I have come to accept the sadness that overwhelms me.Even though I’m not Some of my fave epiphanies:It’s weird how we once never knew the people we know now.If I was not like this, I would not have met the people I love so much today.When I’m sad, people tend to brush it under the carpet; but I can’t do that because I am the dirt.If I didn’t have this life and I had that life, I would still pine for another life that is not my own.If you can’t change your own life, there’s always someone else’s.I have come to accept the sadness that overwhelms me.Even though I’m not okay, I must remember that sometimes other people may not be okay too.You said it, Aisha. Your bravery inspires me.
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  • Bhavna
    January 1, 1970
    wow! Just finished reading the book and I must say, at 18 for a girl to go through these deepest whirlpool of emotions was applauding and such an eye opener. Makes you appreciate little things and moments of your life and fills you with so much gratitude towards what you have. I can see her fighting with her own thoughts and situations and yet coming out from it like a winner. Loved some of her doodles. Definitely a treat to read.
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  • Pinky Mishra
    January 1, 1970
    Just read this inspiring book with less yet full of wisdom and inspiration pages! So much has been poured out on these pages by lil Aisha that you start realising that you have been complaining and demeaning about life, uselessly. Sure, everyone has their shares of issues and problems in life but what's important to do with them is something you can surely learn from this book.And you definitely will find a piece of yourself too in this book.
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  • Manish Shetty
    January 1, 1970
    It's quite inspiring and fascinating to know that the author Aisha at the age of 18, figured out a certain aspect of life, that I at 37 am still confused of.An interesting diary of an eighteen year old filled a few cringe-worthy questions, idea, thoughts and inspirational quotes.
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  • Prashanth Baskaran
    January 1, 1970
    How can you not like this book?Simply written in easy english but with world of insights and life lessons.Very much sad, inspiring, emotional and uplifting (in the sense of gratitude).
  • Nakul
    January 1, 1970
    What a fantastic little book. You can feel Aisha's heart as you read this. Her story moved me and more people need to read this book and know about Aisha's life.
  • Bharat
    January 1, 1970
    I read rave reviews about this book in a newspaper book review section, immediately raising my curiosity to read it. A couple more good words on the book and I wasted no time in buying the book. So so totally worth the read.While reading this rather small book, one gets to know the large grit that the author had.Yes, “had”. As she is no more. Aisha Chaudhary was born with S.C.I.D (severe combined immune deficiency) and underwent a bone marrow transplant when she was 6 months old. Shesadly passed I read rave reviews about this book in a newspaper book review section, immediately raising my curiosity to read it. A couple more good words on the book and I wasted no time in buying the book. So so totally worth the read.While reading this rather small book, one gets to know the large grit that the author had.Yes, “had”. As she is no more. Aisha Chaudhary was born with S.C.I.D (severe combined immune deficiency) and underwent a bone marrow transplant when she was 6 months old. Shesadly passed away on the morning of 24 January 2015, the very day her book, My Little Epiphanies, was launched at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. She was 17 years old.This book stands tall in front of all the many books written by similarly aged teenagers.This book is her way of letting her thoughts away from the pain and the misery she has always been in. Spending most of her time lying on the bed, this book is about a lifetime of her experiences. This book is full of honest, mischief, kindness, pain, hope and above all love.Reading this book makes one feel how little our life and problems are compared to what this young girl went through in her short but eventful life.One statement which is echoed throughout the book, and something that I have always attempted to live by, “We should be happy about the things we can do instead of being sad about things we are not capable of”.Her beautiful doodles and short poems so well capture the myriad of emotions she goes through while she battles this monster of a disease and how she does it all with a smile on her face.Aisha has surely left an indelible memory in my mind, and I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested to learn about life.This review was first published at http://bharatjhurani.com/2015/10/my-l...
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  • RC Bombay Filmcity
    January 1, 1970
    This book written by a mere eighteen year old who not only understood what is life but also understood what it is to have a life to live. She did not wanted to write a book instead had her set of dreams just like any other being. But faith had other plans as she was diagnosed with S.C.I.D ( severe combined immune deficiency ) who went under a bone transplant surgery when She was just six years old. The best dialogue of her book is "THEN is not NOW , But NOW will soon be THEN" you think that your This book written by a mere eighteen year old who not only understood what is life but also understood what it is to have a life to live. She did not wanted to write a book instead had her set of dreams just like any other being. But faith had other plans as she was diagnosed with S.C.I.D ( severe combined immune deficiency ) who went under a bone transplant surgery when She was just six years old. The best dialogue of her book is "THEN is not NOW , But NOW will soon be THEN" you think that your life is in your hands but in reality it's slipping that you can't even catch it. I recommend this book to you as this book is very different from the rest as you actually know what it is to live and die at the same time. By the end of the book Aisha tells us that her epiphanies taught her a lot of things which are essential in our life. And she's hopes that you may also realize that having a life is not important rather than living a life. Do have a see through of this book maybe you get what you have been finding for so long!-Nidhi Jain
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  • Reema
    January 1, 1970
    "My little Epiphanies" is one of the best books I have read in the recent past. Simple, pristine yet deep thoughts abut life coming from a 18 yr old inching towards death leaves you high on emotions and self reflection. It is full of honesty, fun, mischief, kindness, love, pain. A must read..! This book for sure makes it to my list of gifts to special people in my life.
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  • Shubhi Agarwal
    January 1, 1970
    It makes me think that she( a 16 year old) is trying her best to her capacity to actually LIVE her life when we all are too busy taking it for granted.a small but heavy book …Check out the full review on:https://navigatingshelves.wordpress.c...
  • Kanika Gupta
    January 1, 1970
    I think its everyone's book. We all are fighting on some front but maintain a smiling face in public. Aisha's Little Epiphanies are somewhere even my Little Epiphanies as well. It took me closer to the last days of my mom. I felt what she would have felt in her last few months and days.
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  • Rishaabh Vohra
    January 1, 1970
    An 18 year old girl who has understood more things about life than I ever would. She is amazingly talented and her wisdom spreads through this book.
  • Zimana Ahmed
    January 1, 1970
    Aisha made me smile,made me laugh, made me cry made me think. I felt how she went through the journey and the inspiring words of her made me appreciate my life more :)
  • Ashh sebastian
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely amazing <3
  • Parul Khare
    January 1, 1970
    Aisha Choudhary has penned down the kind of things that everyone thinks about but eventually forgets to ponder over them.
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