Wednesday, November 12, 2014

MatrikaS Diaries- A Review

“Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences” 
Sylvia Plath

I cannot agree more with this quote by the famous writer Sylvia Plath who is, sadly, no more with us now but her words will live forever. Such is the power of creation. Even today, when you open a book by Socrates, you can converse with the greatest scholar of all times. Words become immortal once given a form and meaning, and with them lives forever, a part of the author’s soul. Therefore, to write is to leave a bunch of your feelings on paper and giving ideas a body of words and sentences so they may exist even when you cease to.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 
Maya Angelou

I love writing and even till date, the best way to experience that feeling is by scribbling in a diary. It has been many years I have maintained this habit (not regularly). However, even now when I take up reading my old diaries, say the one I wrote in my first year of college, all those fun filled moments long gone, come alive! Moreover, typing can never give that relief that pen-paper writing provides.

One such company that makes wonderful notebooks and diaries is ‘MatrikaS Paper Products’. It is a concern of ‘SFA Print private Limited’, established by its 47 year old mother concern ‘Srinivas Group’ that is based in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. Let us check out their products given to me for review.


This has a lovely cover with interesting cartoon-like engraving. The elastic helps to keep it tightly shut. The pages are smooth and lines are evenly placed, not too wide neither too narrow! At the back, there is a pocket to store important papers, photographs or whatever you need to. The appeal of this diary is a bit classy and size is very handy. The cover will keep it sturdy for years for sure!

“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” 
Albert Camus


This is my fav in the entire lot because it is recycled and spiraled! I have a liking for spiral diaries, for it is really easy to fold and turn them as per convenience compared to the bound ones. The cover has a nice image indicating the value of recycling and the papers are smooth. The size is very pocket friendly and this can be carried very easily. This has a back pocket too. So, I am saving this for travels.

Writing makes an exact man
Francis Bacon

6 SUB-A4-A (Toss & Turn)

This is one of the best designed notebooks I have ever seen. The cover has a game printed, rather engraved over it so one can actually play ‘Snakes & Ladders’ using a dice! What a creative idea! The cover is really hard and glossy and hence it is ideal for college going students. The size and spacing also make it perfect for academics. A colored separator divides the notebook into 6 parts.

“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.” 
William H. Gass


This is available in other options too like Mahatma Gandhi journal, Mother Teresa journal, and of some other eminent personalities. I opted for the Chanakya one. The notebook is a bit thin but the pages are damn smooth! The cover has a very silky feeling about it, the image looks surfaced out and one can feel the smooth counters of the same. Chanakya’s quotes are given on every page. A monthly planner is also included in the beginning.

So, in a nutshell, MatrikaS diaries are sturdy, high quality, beautiful, recycled as well as dateless and hence can be used in any year, anytime in the future. By all standards, this brand is a good buy and I do not think buyers will regret!

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  1. I love journals! The "Heal the Planet" one is my favorite too!

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  2. Hi Katrin

    Is it! same pinch :)

  3. I used to maintain regular diaries... But these days it has reduced...
    Nice quotes

    1. Hi Loco

      Same pinch! I try to be regular with writing my diary. Thanks a lot! :)

  4. These look neat and good :-)

  5. How much is the cost?