Showing posts with label Indian author. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indian author. Show all posts

Monday, 28 June 2021

Death in Colaba Bay

 She had been avoiding the truth for a while now and if she didn't reveal everything she knew, she would never be able to stop the ruthless predator. She was ready to face her scarred past and create a safer future for herself and others. Today, she had the opportunity to change the way things played out.



A thrilling tale of Victorian Bombay, a city where dreams are realized, and nightmares are lived.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

My Crownless Queen by Sindhura Kotaru | Book Review

Summary:

"Love has second chance, but it's upto us to take it." Life has been usual for Peter all along... His career soaring, his dreams fulfilled, newer colleagues, reputation among people he knew and his friends closer to him than ever before. But a trip back home changes everything, taking his life on a whirl and dropping him in the exact same place, he left years ago, only to relive his agony, leaving him two choices... Accept his past and move on or fight for what he believes in without any guarantee for happiness. Will he make peace with his past, or keep dwelling on it?

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

The Grandmaster & Other Short Stories by Chinmaya Desai | Book Review

Summary:

Never judge a book by its cover...you will be surprised by what lies within!

A Chess Grandmaster is accused of losing a World Championship game intentionally... A middle-class sexagenarian from Nagpur receives a surprise visit from an old friend... A lady will go to any extent to get an ingredient for her recipe... A Mayan explorer in 498 AD encounters a storm and drifts to ancient India... A Brigadier plans to surprise a civilian with a war memento... A politician wants to save the beautiful Seria Valley from an unscrupulous builder... A jet-setting banker gets into a verbal duel with a woman during a plane journey...



Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Friends by Shivani Anil Kukreja | Book Review


Summary:

A story that says it all, no distance, no person can destroy it until you stop putting efforts on it. But here to of them met and then again get departed, one forgets and the other remembers everything. He comes back in life and tries to make the other one realize his importance and his existence.
Usually we say a guy forgets the past too soon but here he remembers everything and comes back and she doesn’t agree to know him.

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Seasons of Life by Khemlata Negi | Book Review

Summary:

This book contains the diverse collection of poems that could easily connect the reader with emotions experienced in the various phases of life. This poetry collection will lead you to the introspection. Poems that would offer you an insight to the various colours of life, challenges, outcomes of our actions, the love for our grandparents, the state of women in society, the pain of separation from the loved ones, the bliss of solitude, the tale and misery of never ending wishes and curiosity of human mind, the various shades of love, the ability to transform one’s life into a masterpiece. Poems that would revive some faded moments of your life and could possibly touch your heart.

Monday, 2 December 2019

Art of Staying Young While Growing Old by Dinesh Sahay | Book Review

Summary:

When people grow old, they have to face many problems in life especially when they retire from service or business. How can they triumph over the day-to-day problems of old age? That’s what this book deals with ,and may be an eye-opener for many such people, inspiring them to make a 360-degree change in their lives. The book also deals with longevity of life. If proper care is taken right from young age regarding the health, thinking, environment and happiness index, then it will be easy to increase the longevity of life subject to precautions. Young people can begin and take charge of their lives by going through proper care of their body and mind which will surely benefit them in old age. They can take precautions right from the beginning and lead a peaceful, happy healthy and long life. The book deals with more of Do’s rather than Don’ts. With best wishes to the readers.


Saturday, 30 November 2019

Hope by Khemlata Negi | Book Review

Summary:

What experience it would be to witness the destruction of the world right before your eyes? Do you know how it is to be the last living person on the Earth? Would you like to take an insight into the world after the destruction?

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Inklings by Unisa Saina | Book Review


Summary:

Inklings is a collection of poems that voices a common man's heart. You will feel your thoughts and emotions while going through the verses, whether it is the magnitude of colors in 'Rainbow' or the lessons of life in 'Sea Saw'. 'Voyage' takes you through the bounties of Spain, and 'Open Your Wings and Fly' uplifts your spirits.

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Strangers to the Known by Divya Bhanu Vankadari | Book Review

Summary:

Strangers to the Known is a book out of the ordinary and takes the reader on a fantastic journey of unraveling mystery mixed with suspense and elements of a thriller. Within its fictional context, this book takes a more in-depth look into the plot of the story, in which the protagonist struggles to solve the mystery. One clue leading to another forms the big picture and moves toward a suspenseful conclusion, leaving the reader on a cliffhanger, and allowing them to draw their own private conclusions.

Monday, 11 November 2019

The Combat of Magic and Miracles by Samuel Dharmendar | Book Review

Summary:

Indulge in the combat of magic and miracles between venomous reptiles and mighty birds in the land of Bethel. Deborah, who lost her mother at an early age, is raised by her loving father to be a brave-spirited girl. The serpent queen Diana captures Deborah's father. Deborah desperately seeks the help of a king. From him, she learns she is no ordinary girl. She is the queen of birds, the eternal enemy of the reptiles. And this escalates the conflict to a never before zenith. Will Deborah win this combat?

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Wake Up, Life is Calling by Preeti Shenoy | Book Review

Summary:

Ankita has fought a mental disorder, been through hell, and survived two suicide attempts. Now in Mumbai, surrounded by her loving and supportive parents, everything seems idyllic. She is not on medication. She is in a college she loves, studying her dream subject: Creative Writing. At last leading a ‘normal life’, she immerses herself in every bit of it.

Underneath the surface, however, there is trouble brewing. A book she discovers in her college library draws her in, consumes her and sends her into terrifying darkness that twists and tears her apart. To make matters worse, a past boyfriend resurfaces, throwing her into further turmoil.

Can she escape her thoughts? Will Ankita survive the ordeal a second time around? What does life have in store for her?

Saturday, 20 July 2019

The Wise Man Said by Priya Kumar | Book Review

Summary:

Sammy is an 80-year-old billionaire, who finds himself at the peak of his success built on a mountain of sacrifices. He decides to participate in a life he missed to live. Eleven months in a year he leaves behind his identity and money and allows his curiosity and his willingness to experience anything - death even, to take him on life-changing adventures and experiences across the world. Loaded with wisdom, surprise, humor and an eagerness to embrace life, The Wise Man Said is a collection of twelve such adventures of Sammy, where his journey becomes his greatest achievement - a life well-lived.

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Happily Married, Happily Divorced by Swati Kumari | Book Review

Summary:

Varushka is a young and ambitious girl, hoping to make her career before ‘settling down’ and making babies. But like always, her parents have a different plan. After tasting emotional blackmail, requests and even bribes, she is forced to make the choice between her dreams and her parents’ wish.

Her confusion vanishes when she meets Mitash. He is an eligible bachelor, living his life the way he wants, and his practical approach towards life wins her over. They are soon married and settled in Amsterdam, enjoying each other’s company and redefining love in their own special way.

But then, what leads them to a divorce, that too a happy one? Is life about making deals with one’s self, to create the destiny one wants?

Happily Married Happily Divorced will cajole you into leading a happier life and take you on a rollercoaster ride of love, surprises, and unknown adventures.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

The Fragrance of Sunshine by Sadaf Shakeel | Book Review

Summary:

The Fragrance of Sunshine is a collection of poems, quotes and prose. The book is divided into five chapters and each chapter deals with a new subject covering a different shade of life; such as identity, love, tragedy etc. The musings bloom with the scent of hope to obliterate the odour of despondence.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Diary of a Malayali Madman by N. Prabhakaran | Book Review

Summary:

A research scholar whose notebook reveals a surreal pig farm... A psychologist in search of the truth about one of his clients... An aspiring writer who emulates Gogol... The unforgettable men and women in N. Prabhakaran's stories have an uncanny ability to expose the fault lines between the real and the unreal, the normal and the mad, as they explore their own inner worlds and psychic wounds.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Dharmendra: A Biography: Not Just a He-Man by Rajiv M. Vijayakar | Book Review

Summary:

A teacher’s son from the hinterlands of Punjab who dreamt of doing what Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand and Raj Kapoor did on screen and expecting to own ‘a flat and a Fiat’ consequently, has emerged as one of the most loved icons of Hindi cinema.

This ever-humble Jat attributes his hard-earned superstardom and global following to parental blessings, the Power Above and the love of the people. It’s been over fifty-five years of blockbusters like Phool Aur Patthar, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Sholay, Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Pratiggya, Chupke Chupke and Dharam-Veer, with fabulous performances in many of these and notable productions including Satyakam, Betaab and Ghayal.

What’s more, this Padma Bhushan awardee has also dabbled sincerely albeit fruitlessly in politics and writes poetry that comes straight from his heart. There may be a million stars, but there can be only one Dharmendra.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Typically Tanya by Taha Kehar | Book Review

Summary:

Meet Tanya Shaukat. Tanya's got a pretty good life, working for Karachi's Daily Image newspaper and smoking-drinking-flirting her way through minor romantic escapades. Sure, there are a few tiny problems. But, so far, she's been handling them well enough - in fact, she's even managed to neatly sidestep the rishtaas her mother's match-making friends keep bringing in. Arranged marriage? No, thank you. She'd like some knee-shaking love instead. But Tanya's carefree life quickly gets complicated after her (erstwhile) best friend Sonia's shaadi is called off when the groom runs away with another woman - the same groom Tanya once got intimate with on a drunken night she would rather not remember. Now it's up to Tanya to set things right. Will Tanya manage to save Sonia's wedding? And will she finally find true love?


Thursday, 7 March 2019

Skeins by Richa Gupta | Book Review

Summary:

“There are instances when the truth suddenly pitches at us with an undeniable impact. Our buried feelings come to the fore due to a trigger in our environment.”

What happens when the skeins of life of 16 diverse Indian women, aged 25 to 67, get entwined when they travel to Spain and Portugal in an all-women’s tour?

With a galaxy of identifiable characters from modern urban India depicted with light-hearted mirth in a travel environment, the novel explores serious issues, such as the quest for an independent identity and economic independence, the violence within and outside our homes, the loneliness of old age and the need for constructive channelization of youthful energy. Spanning events across a little more than a year, Skeins depicts how self-expression and a supportive environment trigger a cataclysmic effect and stimulate the women to realize their dreams.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

The Conquest of the East: Royal Crown Returns by R. Durgadoss | Book Review


Summary:

The numerous attempts made by the Cholas to capture the prestigious royal crown, the mythical aaram (necklace) and the precious garland of pearls from the Pandyas have failed. Emperor Raja Raja Chola’s grandfather even defeated the Pandyas, but their king managed to escape with the royal jewels and kept these in safe custody with a Lankan king.

Years later, even after Raja Raja Chola’s victory against the Lankan king, the jewels eluded the Cholas as the Lankan king too fled with the jewels. Emperor Rajendra Chola takes it upon himself to finish his dynasty’s incomplete agenda. The jewel trail extends well beyond the shores of Bharat, right up to the kingdom of Srivijaya (modern-day Indonesia). Rajendra Chola’s naval commander Surya emerges as the greatest support to his king. Will Surya be able to restore the Chola pride?
Even with his unbreakable spirit, courage and special powers, Surya must be careful as the enemies may have lost wars but they are hitting back through proxy wars launched by hired mercenaries. He must use every trick in the book to unmask the enemy and save the Chola kingdom from plunging into a civil war.

The Conquest of the East: Royal Crown Returns is an action-packed page-turner that is a befitting sequel to the bestselling book The Indus Challenge.


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.”