Monday, 31 December 2018

The Mind Game by Devika Das | Book Review

Summary:

“Happiness, stress, ecstasy or depression, it’s all a mind game. As long as our mind is under our control, everything else is. That’s what The Mind Game is all about. It is not an average self-help book that preaches life-enhancing methodologies based on complex science or long philosophical verses. The book’s genius lies in its simplicity. It offers quick, actionable and instantly applicable tips that will help readers lead better lives, instantly.”


Saturday, 29 December 2018

Reaching for Kloud9 Foreword by Ruskin Bond | Book Review

Summary:

Reaching for Kloud9 comprises award-winning stories from Junior and Senior categories, 2015-17. It opens up a fantasy world painted by these young, magical authors, with the stories spanning a wide gamut of themes – from young mystery solvers, to naughty escapades; from dreamy aspirations to paranormal encounters; from dreams to their fulfilment.

Guided and mentored by Ruskin Bond – the internationally acclaimed writer for children – and a brainchild of Prof. Achyuta Samanta (Founder, KIIT and KISS), it has spread like wildfire among the student community.

Friday, 28 December 2018

Ryaal Onion Fusion - Intense Clarity Shampoo | Review

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With a rich experience of over 20 years in this industry, Ryaal is a brand name anonymous with quality and service. They love their clients so much that they work day and night to provide us the best quality products that make them live a healthy happier life.

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Dharmayoddha Kalki: Avatar of Vishnu by Kevin Missal | Book Review

Summary:

Born in the quiet village of Shambala, Kalki Hari, son of Vishnuyath and Sumati, has no idea about his heritage until he is pitted against tragedies and battles.

Whisked into the province of Keekatpur, which is under the fist of Lord Kali, Kalki sees the ignominy of death trumping life all around him. He learns that he has been born to cleanse the world he lives in, for which he must journey to the North and learn the ways of Lord Vishnu’s Avatar; from an immortal who wields an axe.

But trapped in the midst of betrayals, political intrigue and forces that seek to decimate him, will he be able to follow his destiny before the Kaliyug begins?

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Dark Luxe by Mahul Brahma | Book Review

Summary:

Behind the razzle-dazzle of luxe, there is another life, filled with lust, hatred, jealousy and anger. A life very deprived, very starved… A life of horrors… A life of flesh and blood… But Yes, a life to die for or rather kill! Luxury remains a silent witness to that darkness.

Dark Luxe is not about dreams, it is about nightmares. It is about realities that safely hide behind the veil of luxe. These 13 tales of fiction from the darkest, bottomless pits of hell. These first-hand stories of horror are by stuff luxury is made of, straight from their heart, leaving a trail of blood.

Monday, 24 December 2018

The Initiation by Chris Babu | Book Review

Summary:

In a ruined world, Manhattan is now New America, a walled-in society based on equality. But the perfect facade hides a dark truth.

A timid math geek, sixteen-year-old Drayden watches his life crumble when his beloved mother is exiled. The mystery of her banishment leads him to a sinister secret: New America is in trouble, and every one of its citizens is in jeopardy.

With time running out, he enters the Initiation. It’s a test within the empty subway tunnels—a perilous journey of puzzles and deadly physical trials. Winners join the ruling Bureau and move to its safe haven. But failure means death. Can Drayden conquer the Initiation, or is salvation out of his grasp?


Saturday, 22 December 2018

Neverfound Land by Durriya Kapasi | Book Review

Summary:

Solomon, who is a genie and human hybrid, discovers his supernatural powers and a truth hidden from him for twenty years. His ordinary life turns into an adventure, full of never-ending challenges and responsibilities, when his foster father is kidnapped and his biological father’s kingdom and legacy is threatened. Will Solomon step into the land of the genies to save his loved ones? Will he accept his fate as the heir of Neverfound Land? Neverfound Land is a heartwarming tale of a young man taking control of his destiny.

Friday, 21 December 2018

The Forbidden Quest of Mysore by Puneeth JH | Book Review

Summary:

Around 1500 a famous astrophysicist Yagnabhatta created an ancient enigma, Gandabaerunda. To protect it from falling into the wrong hands, the great King Krishna Devaraya hid it in Mysore. Ever since then, the chase behind it has never stopped. Back in 2017, there lived a self-claimed archaeologist, Amar. He loved an intellectual girl, Pooja. Like every other Indian love story, they too had hurdles. Pooja was elder, and her father was rich. Their families were of a different caste and spoke different languages. Yet they never stopped loving each other. Embrace into the city of palaces as Amar and Pooja go in search of an impossible mission. Can the couple overcome the trials to decode the hidden secrets of the King Raja Wodeyar III? Can they fight the prejudices of the Indian society to get married?

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

And Then The Light Turned Green by Mehar Luthra | Book Review

Summary:

Picture this: 5 people screeching to an unwilling stop at a mundane red light, all seemingly unaware of the shocking tremors their lives are about to experience.

An established author suddenly receives a text that will change her life; a middle-aged woman sees an oddly familiar face out the window and a crashing realization and sense of vindication dawns; an affluent social butterfly contemplating which designer handbag to purchase next when her son 5-year-old son makes a startling and soul-crushing confession...

In this here little book of short stories, you'll find naked hopes, dreams, passions and the mundane pettiness that makes life vastly entertaining. Nicely tieing in together, all these 5 stories have one thing in common - the ending to each is identical - 'And then the light turned green…'

Here's hoping you find these stories gently illuminating, ruggedly funny and crisp as a potato chip!

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Kinskin Naturals Vitamin C Overnight Gel Mask | Review

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Friday, 14 December 2018

Tarikshir by Khayaal Patel | Book Review

Summary:

A small princely state in Rajasthan is the last bastion of resistance against the might of the British Empire. While unrest surrounding the sudden death of the king of Devangarh grows, young prince Rudra Pratap Chauhan prepares to ascend the throne.

But the kingdom is in turmoil. The Devangarh army is outnumbered and the British forces are closing in. To make matters worse, Rudra discovers the king’s death may not have been accidental after all. The strange appearance and disappearance of a mysterious hooded stranger and a series of ritualistic murders in which the bodies have been drained of blood, spread panic across the realm.

As Rudra struggles to manage his new responsibilities and investigate his father’s death, dark secrets will be uncovered that will disrupt life as he knows it.


Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The Alpha Yeti by Sum | Book Review

Summary: 

Every tribal land has its own tribulations and the Kasis were way beyond any hope or help, for what they were undergoing was terrifyingly unspeakable. It wasn't any myth or taboo. This one was true. The One God was as real as the White Giants. But, all the suffering and trepidation came from the impossibly aggressive Grey Giants. They were a deformity: a fallen imprecation on the Kasis. Somehow, a sensible Bhirendi, the elderly last of the Kasis, addresses the tragedy and rushes his people into the underground chambers of Ravaial before they are forced to face the wrath of the monstrosities that lately have begun to roll down from the White Mountain. With the situation only getting worse by the moment, the tribes hire a pack of ace hunters from the West. But, one of them freaks out and abducts the daughter of an estranged but once-upon-a-time famous hunter to only earn his ire. The hunters are drawn together into a strangely unwelcome land of doom with their fates sealed under the White Mountain. They soon realise that time is all they have left in the entire world when the Grey Giants begin their vicious play. SUM brings to you, The Alpha Yeti!


Monday, 10 December 2018

My Favorites from Fashion Awards | 2018

The Fashion Awards is a ceremony held annually in the United Kingdom since 1989 to showcase both British and international individuals and businesses who have made the most outstanding contributions to the fashion industry during the year.

Adut Akech

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

My Favorites from ARIA Music Awards | 2018

The Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (commonly known informally as ARIA Music Awards or ARIA Awards) is an annual series of awards nights celebrating the Australian music industry, put on by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).

Rita Ora

Monday, 26 November 2018

Faith's Eternal Sunshine by Aashish Gupta | Book Review

Summary:

Manjiri, a devout atheist, is meeting her friend Manu after 20 years. Their conversation soon turns into an argument over God's existence, and its nature. What seemed to be a harmless debate becomes Manjiri's worst nightmare when she is trapped by Manu in a cell. Are Manu's intentions malign or is this some weird test of faith? Take a seat, buckle your belt, as you set yourself on the world's most claustrophobic, yet enlightening, journey of Manjiri. Be prepared to see life in a radically different way with this bold, edge of the seat thriller. .



Saturday, 24 November 2018

The Gift by Sourabh Mukherjee | Book Review

Summary:

After his bitter break-up with girlfriend Ishika, Aarav heads for his ancestral house in Mussoorie to get over his grief and to finish the novel he is working on. He meets Kishan, a child who has strayed into the house and spends his nights in the dusty, dark attic, scavenging through old books and toys that once belonged to Aarav and his cousins. Aarav finds his uncle’s diary, which chronicles a heart-warming love story unfolding in that house. What life-changing family secret does Aarav uncover?


Friday, 23 November 2018

Masks by Sourabh Mukherjee | Book Review

Summary:

Arijit is the Senior Sales Director in GenX Infotech. He gets an escort engaged to entertain a prospective client, Kris. Sparks fly when Kris meets Oindrila in a hotel. Who is Oindrila and what secrets is Oindrila hiding from the world?


Thursday, 22 November 2018

Don't Tell The Governor by Ravi Subramanian | Book Review

Summary:

On 8 November, when the clocks strike 12, your money will be no good.

Somewhere on the India–Nepal Border, a car full of passengers swerves off a highway and plunges into a valley, its trunk full of cash.

In the UK, a Bollywood starlet wins Big Survivor, the most popular reality TV show in the country.

In Panama, Central America, a whistle-blower at a law firm brings down billionaires across the globe.

And in India, a new RBI Governor is appointed.

Aditya Kesavan is dynamic, charismatic and ambitious. And he’s been handed the reins of the RBI on a platter. His only job: to make sure he doesn’t rock the boat. But, unknown to him, the wheels have begun to turn, as the country heads towards the biggest financial event in modern Indian history. And Governor Kesavan is about to carry out the most brazen act of his life—and, perhaps, his most foolish.

Will he be able to pull himself out of the mess he has got into or will he have to surrender to the manipulative forces behind the scenes?

Running desperately out of time, the Governor must set things right.


Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Quest for Paradise by Shuchi | Book Review

Shuchi is a literature student as well as an engineering graduate. She currently works as a business systems analyst at Cisco Systems in Bangalore. She hopes to one day embrace the pinnacle of self-evolution in the literary realm. When Shuchi isn't writing or working her day job, she edits literary pieces.


Monday, 19 November 2018

My Favorites from Governors Awards | 2018

The Governors Awards presentation is an annual award ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center, in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California.

Nicole Kidman

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Boots Collection ft Chicloth

Chicloth is an international e-commerce company originally registered in Hong Kong where our offices are located. Upon reaching great success, we recently launched warehouses in the United Kingdom, United States, Norway, and Australia and still looking into launching more – so watch out for that!


Maxi Dresses ft Chicloth

Maxi dresses, which are flowy and floor-grazing dresses, seem to always be in style and staple in many women’s closets. Maxi dresses can make a fashionable and comfortable outfit for hot days.


Friday, 16 November 2018

Christmas Fashion ft Chicloth

Holiday parties are your time to dazzle, so don't settle for a look that's less than spectacular. Nail the art of dressing up this festive season with the Chicloth. Here's some my favorites from their Christmas Fashion.


Wednesday, 14 November 2018

My Favorites from CMA Awards | 2018

The Country Music Association Awards, also known as the CMA Awards or CMAs, are presented to country music artists and broadcasters to recognize outstanding achievement in the country music industry

Kacey Musgraves

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

The Diary on the Fifth Floor by Raisha Lalwani | Book Review

Summary:

A woman leaves her infant at home but finds her on a busy street in an unexpected turn of events.
Another woman wakes up in a flight hours later, befuddled, in the strangest circumstance.

A fascinating tale of a twenty-five-year-old woman that takes hold of us from the moment she enters the fifth floor of a hospital; more precisely, the psychiatric ward. Visibly terrified, she clutches at her clothbound diary, caught in the horns of a terrible dilemma—whether or not to hand over the diary to the doctor. She fears that she will be declared insane if her tangled web of thoughts unspooling in dark mysterious stories is read by the dissecting eye of a doctor.

What does this diary contain? As the novel progresses, we are drawn into characters and stories that are toe-curling, strange and haunting in their raw intensity. What is the story of this woman? What secrets lie in the pages of her diary? And most importantly, what happens on the fifth floor?


Monday, 12 November 2018

My Favorites from GLAMOUR Women of The Year Awards | 2018

The Glamour Awards is hosted by Glamour magazine every year to hand out different awards to honor extraordinary and inspirational women from a variety of fields, including entertainment, business, sports, music, science, medicine, education, and politics.

Karlie Kloss

Sunday, 11 November 2018

My Favorites From People's Choice Awards | 2018

The People's Choice Awards is an American awards show, recognizing the people and the work of popular culture, voted on by the general public. The show has been held annually since 1975. The People's Choice Awards is broadcast on CBS and is produced by Procter & Gamble and Mark Burnett. In Canada, it is shown on Global.


Shay Mitchell

My Favorite Looks of The Week | November 4th - November 10th

Between red carpets and IRL sightings, here are my favorite looks of the week.

Madison Beer

Friday, 9 November 2018

20 Diamond Rules for Ultimate Well-being by Ashraf Haggag | Book Review

Summary:


Life is like an equilibrium, composed of an equal amount of certainty and uncertainty. People who are truly successful at this experience accept the uncertainty and are equipped to deal with whatever life throws at them.

Clarifying the different areas of our lives and looking at each of them is a way we can pull our heads out of the sand and stop pondering as to why things aren’t working out for us as we had hoped.
Why do so many people feel discontent, despondent and look for answers in destructive ways when it seems they have everything going for them?

On the other hand, how can people from seemingly impossible situations rise up and lead inspiring, fulfilling lives, changing others along the way?
The answer lies in their psychology.
Happy, successful people have a certain way of thinking, they understand what’s important in their lives, what makes them feel a certain way, what fills them up with gratitude, love, peace and calm and then they go about fulfilling these basic human needs by growing and contributing to the greater society.

20 Diamond Rules for Ultimate-Well being is a tool to bring your whole life under the spotlight, into focus and from here it’s up to you to decide what needs your attention most.

In this book, you will dive through and uncover the most precious tools and facts that will support you facing the daily challenges that life brings, not only this but it will help you maintain a balanced, happy and hopefully productive life


Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Chicloth Double 11 sale!


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Sunday, 4 November 2018

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Friday, 2 November 2018

The Closure by Sweta Sureka | Book Review

Summary:


Aarti slid back and started staring outside the window. It was not the first time she was getting married, but this time she was making the decision after a long haul of struggle.

Sahil: "I have no intention of being physical with you again, but this can be an accord of providing for each other as companions so that you can realize the aspects of your life that you deserve."

Rishabh: "Maybe I needed her to go away from me before I could realize her importance. God! I miss her."

Ansh: "You're evil and the worst person, I've ever met. I'd like to think that you're probably dead now A.. A..Ar... Aarti..."

It's not a midlife, neither is it an existential, nor an identity crisis, but just a need, an urge deep-found in human wishes: an appeal for closure. That's what the journey of Aarti is all about, from being a happily invested mother-cum-housewife to a fulfilled, self-aware human being.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Kalpana: An Imagination by Yogita | Book Review

Summary:

Love has rivalry leads to murder in girl’s love. When a girl child is killed in the womb by the family is sin but what to do when she is exploited by the family? Is this the future of a girl child or her fate. It is not an easy job to cope up with a broken heart. Once a gap is created, it takes a lot of time to fill the gap and to again make it a healthy pumping heart. Doctor is considered God on Earth for a patient. What to do if he plays for his petty

This collection includes a copy of Kalpana: An Imagination along with a micro book containing 'An Outlook' and 'Questions To the Society.'

Monday, 29 October 2018

My Favorite Looks of The Week | October 21st - October 27th

Between red carpets and IRL sightings, here are my favorite looks of the week.

Janhvi Kapoor

I Did It My Way by Bikram Dasgupta | Book Review


Summary:

Story of a middle-class Bengali boy whose impatience became the reason for his success.

Bikram Dasgupta has seen it all—from a boy who joined IIT Kharagpur for ‘serious fun’ to selling oxygen cylinders in his first job; from being dubbed as an ‘ideas man’ by IT doyen Shiv Nadar to co-founding India’s number one PC company of its time, and then going solo with his own entrepreneurial venture.

I Did it My Way is not a rags-to-riches story, but a fascinating insight into the life and times of someone who didn’t shy away from thinking big and, for whom, progress meant creating his own road and establishing new milestones. Bikram reveals his beliefs, ideas, influences, failures, and successes in a rollercoaster journey of over 30 years, exemplified by a single-minded, near obsessive determination to move ahead in life, despite debacles.

The book is ultimately about reiterating the belief that every person has the power to create their own destiny.


Saturday, 27 October 2018

My Favorites from Latin AMAs | 2018

The Latin American Music Awards (Latin AMAs) is an annual American music award that is presented by Telemundo. It is the Spanish-language counterpart of the American Music Awards (AMAs) produced by the Dick Clark Productions. As with AMAs, the Latin AMAs are determined by a poll of the public and music buyers.

Leslie Grace

Friday, 26 October 2018

Let Him Not Sink by Samir Parikh and Kamna Chhibber | Book Review

Summary:

Identification and early treatment of mental health illnesses in children are the first steps to their future well-being.

Let Him Not Sink: First Steps to Mental Health has been written by us to enhance the knowledge of adults working with children in relation to mental health conditions. Working as mental health professionals has repeatedly highlighted for us the necessity and requirement of easy-to-implement steps that facilitate the process of identification of an illness in children and adolescents and ways to work on it. It is the lack of information and guidance that is often the cause of conditions going unrecognized, lack of timely help being provided and an inability for an adult to reach out to a child at risk. To be informed is to be empowered and that is the aim towards which this book is directed.