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.

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