Book Review: My Little Epiphanies by Aisha Chaudhary

This book depicts the essence of hope in despair.

The Blurb: 

‘Aisha’s body may be failing her but she has a continent -sized spirit and it’s impossible not to be touched by her bravery, her grace and her wisdom’ – Danny Boyle, English filmmaker

‘Aisha, your each breath is worth a thousand of ours, your each moment expands into million of ours, your love for, and deep understanding of what life is, open a door for us to peek into our own, in a roomful of mirrors where your each word reflect our lives, thank you for opening our eyes, and for the love.’ – Shekhar Kapoor, Indian Filmmaker

‘This book is written by a 18 year old who has seen and understood life much better than most of us. Aisha gives us a masterclass of life through her book…a very special book by a very special person.’ -Shantanu Moitra, Indian Music Director 

‘Aisha is an angel with a human voice…celebrating every moment of her precious life…she is here to spread love and just love…speaking about every breath she takes with hope, positivity and humor. I see my chirraiyaa in her’ -Swanand Kirkire, Indian Lyricist

‘Aisha…You bundle of talent, wit, honesty, mischief, fun, love, kindness, brightness. You amaze me every single day. It is a privilege to know you. I love our chats, rants, secrets, musings. To quote you…you’re ‘amazeballs’. Love you. -Virginia Holmes, Make up Artist and Designer


Fairy dust in your eyes
I could see no more
They say the soul never dies
What did yours leave me for
My darling you have kept me alive
You soothed the rocky roads before me
I’m shattered now you’re dead inside
Burnt into thin air, this was our destiny.
Until we meet again, one day our worlds will collide.
Till then you always own a piece of my heart Just
tell Him not further break it apart


We are so selfish, because we are never truly in love with another human being. We are just in love with a reflection of our desires, an idealization of a dream, which, in the end, is merely our own.


The cure for any sadness is connection with the people we love. Once you’ve lost all the connect, then you know you’re losing the battle

About the Author: 

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.

2014 was a brutal year for Aisha as her disease progressed and her lungs started giving up on her. The last few months of the year felt like a roller coaster ride, one that seemed to be mostly going down. Spending almost all her time lying in bed, Aisha wrote down her thoughts to get some relief, to get them out of her head.

Aisha’s life was not anything like the average life of an urban teenager, but she had experienced a lifetime of emotions; life and death, fear and anger, love and hate, the depths of utter sorrow and the happiest one can be.

 In My Little Epiphanies she takes a hard look at her own feelings and what it was that gave her a sense of hope and control. This book gave her purpose and meaning, something to hold on to. Sometimes Aisha’s little epiphanies have morphed into doodles that capture what was going on in her mind as her destiny played itself out. Through the book she wanted the world to understand her unusual life and hoped that it would inspire others going through similar hardships to find peace.

My Review:

My Little Epiphanies is a masterpiece scribble by an eighteen year old girl who has a strong will power and a desire to live her life at its fullest no matter what. Normally, when there are things in our lives not going well, we tend to get upset and curse life and fate. But Aisha is an exception. According to her, ”We should be happy about things we can do instead of being sad about things we are not capable of.” She believes living in the moment and she implemented that in her life, can be seen in her book. While she was on the bed fighting every day with her illness, she made wonderful sketches, doodle, poured down her heart and mind through words, introspected herself and figured out what this life is actually all about. She was of my age. While reading I realized how painful her days would have been and yet she remained optimistic towards life. Her wisdom, way beyond her age. It’s amazing to see her beautiful interpretation about hope, fear, anger, love, life and people in it. At many places Aisha’s words pinched me to the core to think over it. This book depicts the essence of hope in despair. I am sure her maturity and deep understanding towards life will amaze you and will help you to stay strong in situations you think you would give up. There is a lot learn from Aisha, the little angel. Sadly, she is no more with us but her words and preaching will remain with us forever. She will remain alive in her readers’ heart.

The book cover is beautiful with Aisha’s photo imprint. Inside the book you will find her colourful doodle and photos. The quality of pages is par excellence and it is a book you will cherish for a lifetime.

Blurb: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Excerpts: 5/5
Book Cover: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5

Book Details:
Title: My Little Epiphanies
Author: Aisha Chaudhary
Genre: Non- Fiction
Type: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Language: English
Pages: 67
Year of Publication: 2015
Price: 250 Rs.

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If you are keen to comprehend about ways of life or seeking for positive vibes and inspiration, then you must read this book. Also, if you are a person who easily get demotivated and going through a dark phase of life must read this book. You will feel a new self after you complete reading it, I bet. A ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Book, recommended for everyone irrespective of age group.

This book was gifted to me by a close friend. I am glad to read and review it. The opinions expressed in the review are my own, and remain unbiased and uninfluenced. I have given a five-star rating on Goodreads and FlipKart as I felt nothing less than that would be fair.

Contest Review – Blog-a-Ton 53

If Blog-a-Ton can be read as an anthology of short stories written under a common theme, then why not to write a review for the same?

Since I suggested the topic “Chocolate” I would like to review the participating entries as well. I enjoyed reading the posts, l am enjoying writing this review and I hope that you enjoy reading my take on the participating entries of Blog-a-Ton 53. The first of its kind.

This edition is a perfect chocolaty read! 21 participants (I am one of them), 21 beautiful collections of stories and poems, and it is just un-put-down-able.

My Review:

1. Forgiven by Tanaya Nath – The best post of the edition. Tanaya Nath showed that Father’s love will remain same no matter if they are far or near. Tears rolled down my eyes when I completed reading the story. Absolutely loved it. I would give a five-star rating to the story.

2. Raju’s Chocolate by Cifar – Cifar wrote a beautiful poem. Sharing is a good habit and it gives happiness for the receiver and satisfaction for the giver. I would give a four-star rating to the poem.

3. Dark is the Devil by Vanderloost – Women should be stronger to handle domestic violence, but in some cases, they are failing like Sandya did. Because of his cruel husband, she lost her beautiful life. A touching write-up. I would give a five-star rating to the story.

4. LIFE OF A CHOCOHOLIC by Sulaiman – This was one of my favorites in this edition. Sulaiman is right. Chocolate makes our life heaven. Eat chocolates daily and enjoy each and every day. I would give a five-star rating to the poem.

5. It’s never the last by Yamini – The best and sweetest of all poems. It’s true that chocolate is the best gift and it can uplift the mood any time. I would give a five-star rating to the poem.

6. Pappy by The Solitary Writer – The solitary writer narrated the relationship between a Father and a Son beautifully. I prefer reading stories with Happy Endings. I would give a four-star rating to the story.

7. A Toast to Chocolate by Nandini G – Nandini penned down a nice little poem here. As she said hi-fives to chocolates! I would give a four-star rating to the poem.

8. Chocolate by Nandin D – What a tempting poem it was! Enjoyed reading it. I would give a four-star rating to the poem.

9. My Love – Chocolate (s) by TheWhiteScape – Even my parents said the same… if you eat chocolates then your teeth will be plucked by the doctors. So I like this post a lot. Thank you so much for sharing the goodness of chocolate. I would give a five-star rating to the story.

10. Express of Love by Naught Authentic – Chocolate is the best way to express the love. The author expressed it with awesome lines. I would give a five-star rating to the poem.

11. Bitter by aativas – I can relate to the story. The unsaid past changed the sweet chocolate into bitter one. Expressed wonderfully. I would give a five-star rating to the story.

12. Chocolate Ice Cream by Animesh – What a lovely poem it was, capturing wonderful memories of chocolate ice cream. I would give a five-star rating to the poem.

13. Chocodrella by Gunjan – This is so beautiful I was excited and tempted to know what’s next. And finally a chocolate healed her broken heart and replaced the love. I would give a five-star rating to the story.

14. Bittersweet by Harshal – Romantic and lovely poem. I would give a four-star rating to the poem.

15. Chocolate by Sharp Little Pencil – The poem tempted me to eat chocolate first and then think of diet. So sweet! I would give a four-star rating to the poem.

16. Chocolate and Me by Ayushi – This poem is so touching. “You are not my weakness, that everyone tries to use” “You are a necessary ingredient, for my soul’s diet.” “A girl with a chocolate is not always approachable” Wow! A fantastic story said in verses. Absolutely loved it! I would give a five-star rating to the poem.

17. I get over the moon with Chocolates by Simran Kaur – It was a yummy poem presented so beautifully. Absolutely loved it. I would give a five-star rating to the poem.

18. Living a fantasy by the critics – Suppose a story is said in the form of poetry. ‘Forbidden’ ‘Dreams’ and ‘Chocolate’ combined well in his poem. I really liked it, but long poems are tough to follow. I would give a four-star rating to the poem.

19. Mixed in a chocolate Fantasy by The Cursed Poet – A very different poem. Beautiful, and conveys different emotions. I would give a five-star rating to the poem.

20. Chocolate by Someone is Special – I love this entry by default. What a narration! She wanted to play an interesting game in their life but fate played its game. I want Sarav to write a sequel to the story. I would give a five-star rating to the story.

My Top 5:
1. Someone is Special’s entry Chocolate
2. Simran Kaur’s entry I get over the moon with Chocolates
3. Tanaya Nath’s entry Forgiven
4. Animesh Ganguly’s entry Chocolate Ice Cream and Vanderloos’s entry Dark is the Devil
5. Sulaiman Sait’s entry LIFE OF A CHOCOHOLIC and The White Scape’s entry My Love – Chocolate (s)

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Blog-a-Ton 53 is fantastic. I wish and expect more from Blog-a-Ton 54. Good luck to all the participants. A ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Edition, Highly Recommended for all the Chocolaty Stories and Poems Lovers, No Second Thoughts!