Showing posts with label book review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label book review. 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.

Friday, 28 May 2021

A Sum Of Our Choices by Chaitanya Salvi | Book Review

Ashutosh is a young, renowned, and ambitious businessman; busy building a profitable business and a lavish lifestyle. He thinks that he is in total control of his thriving life, but fate doesn’t concur with him. An unexpected event turns his life upside down. Destiny manifests an unanticipated enigma and devises miseries for him to deal. What choices will he make? What karma is he going to do? Will fortune smile on him again?

But one thing is for sure, Ashutosh is not going to rest until he uncovers the mystery, regains lost ground, and rebuilds his life.


Author:

Chaitanya Salvi

Publisher:

Flipping Pages

Release date:

1 January 2021

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 268 Pages


The story is about Ashutosh Paranjape who is a young passionate businessman, who refuses to believe in fate, destiny, or karma. He had complete control of his life or at least he thought so until the series of unexpected events occurred.

The book is very comprehensive, well structured so you can easily find your way around and, most of all, readable for the interested layperson like myself, who wants to delve into this subject without having too much difficulty understanding of its subject matter. The author clearly knows his locale.  I liked the smart, short sentences that snapped from line to line. The suspense built slowly. This was a really great character study and I loved the way little clues and hints were spread randomly throughout. I thought I had it figured out and one point and ended up being way off.  It's definitely a page-turner, and a very fun read as a mystery, with an ending that I did not see coming -- but it's even better as a novel. Needless to say, A very interesting story, would recommend to others!

Thursday, 4 March 2021

One Girl Many Lives

Summary:

One Girl Many Lives brings together five writers to create five collaborative stories separated by time and space yet anchored together by life, loss, and a yearning to belong.

Set in varied places but inspired by one single image, the stories explore the aftermath of momentous events that have shaped history and our times. A little girl loses her home and family in the Partition riots; another girl has to find a new home with her family in the aftermath of Black July. A young woman searches for love and companionship in New York at the turn of the millennium; a princess on the run traces back her family’s Royal roots in Paris; and an astronaut is at the center of a quest by her parents to honor her memory.

Endearing, thrilling, gladdening, and heartbreaking, these stories capture how we view our identities in times of both peace and conflict.

Authors:

Sona Grover, Ajit Yadav, Anshu Bhojnagarwala, Jithin S and Priya Bajpai

Publisher:

Jimpify

Release date:

February 14th, 2020

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 274 Pages

The stories are beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. One can expect either an unexpected twist, a smile, a tear, or anger at the end of every story. The detailing of people and the surroundings make you feel a part of the story, the characters that will stay with you forever. You get a brief view into another's world, and while sometimes you wish there was more, more often than not it's just the right amount. I love short stories and essays because I can reread them until I understand the message and appreciate the art without getting lost. Overall, it’s a beautiful book with intense characters, stories revolving around people from different parts of the world, and human emotions. This book is definitely worth the read and I'd recommend it to anyone, whether you have a strong background in short stories or are new to the genre. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the authors and their stories.

Rating- 4/5

Link for the book- https://www.amazon.in/Lives-Bhojnagarwala-Jithin-Bajpai-Grover/dp/B084Q8M8SB

Friday, 10 July 2020

Chand Ehsaas by Nisha Tandon | Book Review

Summary:

Nisha has tried to show different colors of life through the compilation of her poems "Chand Ehsaas ". She has expressed and woven her words with simplicity and beauty, which easily touch every aspect of life of a common man. Her poems reflect poignant and heart-touching aspects of reality.

Her poems reveal the beauty of love, heartache by separation , desire for reunion and evolution of the human vision. Her ideas have been brought to life in a simplistic attempt to uncover the real meaning of life for her readers, raising awareness of their society and how it shapes their point of view.

"Chand Ehsaas " is a collection of her personal thoughts described in a poetic style. Each poem acts as a beautiful storytelling medium guided by descriptive imagery. As she tries to preserve some of the most unforgettable memories of her lifetime, she hopes her experience will resonate with the readers’ lives.

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?

Friday, 29 November 2019

Jack & Master by Karan Verma | Book Review

Summary:

The legend of Jack and Master began twenty years ago in Grinnel's University, Goa. One is the charismatic 'Jack of all trades' who can play the guitar, sing his way into your heart, be the cyber-wiz next door and also charm the ladies. The other is the near-legendary 'Master of one', the economic wizard who shook the very foundations of the political system of Goa.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Miracles Through My Eyes by Dinesh Sahay | Book Review


Summary:

The book, "Miracles Through My Eyes" is a non-fiction. It's about my personal life experiences and my analysis of many events. I saw many Miracles through my eyes while leading life. I learned the art  of creation while analysing minutely each event of life which was due to Cause and Effect Theory.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Let That Sh*t Go by Nina Purewal and Kate Petriw | Book Review

Summary:

It’s no wonder you can’t calm down: your to-do list is as long as your arm, your bank balance keeps dropping, you feel guilty for not calling your parents more often and there always seems to be a big deadline to meet at work. You need a serious breather—but you can barely find time to shower, let alone to exercise or meditate.

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.

Friday, 22 November 2019

Mehfil-e-Chaos by Syed Asim Hussaini | Book Review

Summary:

The syllable notes, the phonetic beats and the cluster of words! Poetry, as I call it the love child of language and emotions, the construction of rhythm from thin air, imagination being the lone helper and the outcome of which is either an organized set of emotional waterfalls or intense spiritual chaos! ‘Mehfil-e-Chaos’, is a handpicked collection of such emotional waterfalls on topics ranging from faith, love, family, friendship, and everything else that a heart can conceive.


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?

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

A Ticklish Affair and Other Stories by Sunil Kapoor and Sudhir Kapoor


Summary:

This collection of short stories has all the ingredients of an unputdownable book. Taken from the daily rigmarole of ordinary life, The stories are given extraordinary twists and turns, leading to fascinating climaxes.

Friday, 23 August 2019

Lights! Scalpel! Romance! by Jas Kohli | Book Review

Summary:

Being a surgeon is not easy. And the ones in Nirog Hospital are the best at making it worse. Nipun, the eternal prankster and Nishtha, the strong-headed beauty, join the MS (surgery) course under Dr Ujjwal, a brilliant surgeon-cum-alfa male of the hospital, and Dr Anuroop (alias Candy), a smooth operator.

Freaky situations and spicy incidents become the norm when their worlds collide. Edgy patients and their relatives add even more spice to the mix. Amidst all this chaos, Nipun makes every effort to find love but his efforts fail every time. When he’s not failing, he’s falling—and literally. Soon he starts being known as a doctor who is more dangerous than the disease itself. Will Fiasco King Nipun attain his two degrees—MS in surgery and pass certificate in romance?

Thursday, 15 August 2019

I Will Go With You – The Final Call by Priya Kumar | Book Review

Summary:

What happens when a pilot entrusted with the lives of hundreds of passengers loses his mind and decides that "life is not worth it" and chooses to end his life, taking all the passengers and crew with him?

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Dare Eat That: A Guide to Bizarre Foods from Around the World by Divya And | Book Review

Summary:

Divya and Vivek are one such couple.
From using sign language to haggle over ant eggs in Bangkok to being hungry enough to eat a horse in Luxembourg, from finding out the perfect eel to barbecue to discovering the best place to source emu eggs in India, Dare Eat That explores their journey to eat every species on earth, at least once!