When a person stands alone and feels the beat of touching air while thinking about someone special... too special... suddenly a butterfly of smile sits over the lips or a pearl floats in his eye to roll down over the cheek, that moment is the real melting moment which starts from the heart and ends over pearl of the eye...
Story is knitted in the historical plot of 15th century. Adithya a messenger of Angkor empire is on a mission to find a person who can save the dynasty. Travelling thousands of kilometres, he reaches dense forests of China where he meets Gnani, who is known to all past and present of all dynasties. Here, Adithya also meets his daughter Mandagini and feels love for her. Getting permission from him, he continues to his journey and comes to know more about Buddhism. On the other hand, Mahendra another warrior from Angkor trapped into empire of Hongxi Emperor is compelled to conceive with queen. Will Mahendra be able to escape from the place? Is there any link between Mahendra and Adithya? What's hidden in the hills and forests of South India and Sri Lanka? Will they be able to save their dynasty? How will Gnani help them? To know, go through the Another Tale of Two Cities.
Strength of the Book
Amazing plot is set with well-defined terminology. Story from the very first page covers the interest of readers and rises their beat with journey of Adithya. A deep knowledge of Buddhism is included which drags the attention of readers toward the religion. Character justification impacts the narration. The unique way of present things is added which makes author a distinguished narrator. Not only Buddhism but also dynasties of 15th centuries are depicted in quite detail which let the readers to have glance of history in a beautiful manner. It seems author has researched the topics well and focused on Angkor after perfect matter of study. Revealing each and everything and beautifying the places and characters is unbeatable.
Weakness of the Book
At mid of first and second part, story leaves the interest. Scenario of Hongxi Emperor and situation of Mahendra there seems quite illogical. At the very beginning, it does not seem that the things are going on in past.
It is hard to find a book which is actually in other language and then comes in other language with this amazing taste. Amazing translation (Prof Parvati Vasudev and Mr Anandan Kasinathan) is done for this book. Author has put his best to create the scenario in reality. This could be more if not included the love scenario with the taste of Mandagini. The way author has included things step-by-step makes the novel theme strong with each page turn. There are only few writers in India (i.e. Anand Neelkanthan, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Shreyas Bhave) who make a space for themselves with their writing and here Author Ezhuth (Ananthakumarasamy Ramanathan) has made milestone of his name. Holding a world inside, this book shows the maturity level of writing of any author. Besides, I personally believe that to write such books is the biggest challenge.
Suna hai Diwali aa rhi hai Kisi ke ghar to kisi ki dukaane sajne lagi hain Koi gumsum ab bhi baitha hai ek roti ki talaash me Suna hai Diwali aa rhi hai Koi khus hai naye kapdo aur uphaar se Koi pet bharne ki umeed lagaye baitha h is tyohar se Suna hai Lakshmi ghar ghar aaegi Footpath par sone wala wo ab bhi pareshan hai mera to ghar hi nahi, Laxmi kaise aaegi Suna hai Diwali aa rahi hai Haan kuch lights laga di hain ghar k bahar Dikhawa bhi to jaruri hai Saaf safai me kuch almari me 500 rs bhi mile hain Inse bhagwan ko kharidna hai bazar me Un murtiyo par thoda sa mol bhav bhi to karna hai Suna hai Diwali aa rahi hai Khus hai dil mithai aur khusi bhar jaega is ehsaas me Koi gumsum ab bhi baitha hai ek roti ki talaash me Haan is bar patakhe nahi jalaaunga almari wale 500 rs se gareeb ko khana jarur khilaunga taki wo bhi keh sake suna hai Diwali aa rahi hai
Author: J. Alchem Publisher: StoryMirror Genre: Fiction
Page Count: 198
Edition: First, 2016
Book is about three faces motivational speaker Niorgast Stinvins, political advisor Doilin Flenk and journalist Bakintin Lenit working together for a mission. All things begin when one day Niorgast receives an unknown call to be present at a specific place. There, he meet with mind-turner software engineer Albormi Menhtis. Anbormi presents his idea to unit the world as one country. Skipping at first, all get motivated by his words and do proceed their work for it. Meanwhile, they work together firstly to manage the problems of Niorgast's country and then spread their hands. Will they be able to accomplish their mission? What hurdles would they face? Will government of their countries support their idea? What plans would they make for their mission? Why they choose to work for this mission? To know, go through the ride of A Road Not Traveled.
Strength of the Book
Quite impressive platform having this book is a way to have peace in the entire world. Connecting all professionals people at one place and tiding them with the single thread of depiction, novel goes well with really effective dialogues. Way of centralising on one person while describing all the other things, keeping on track, is amazing. Each and every turn is connected and goes very step by step. Buttered with the good way of narration, story turns crispy with short stanzas by character Albormi Menhtis. Writer has put more effort to make the done and doing appearing real. The way story is and the way shock has given to readers make it outstanding narration. God is with us is shown well with the example of Himalaya.
Weakness of the Book
At many places, writer diverts from the topic. Also, weak narration is presented after the dialogues at couple of pages. Bit grammatical issues along with mixture of US English and British English is also presented. Writer makes confuse readers describing other things in other manner. The pace and the tone of novel mismatches. Many times, it seems, story is not fictional and writer has introduced academic way. In between, story drops the interest and goes as pale. The last chapter is always strength of any narration but it goes quite simple as all the stuff is concluded up to the previous one.
At first attempt, to present such thing is amazing and beyond appreciation. Grasping title with outstanding story line, this book is a must read. Giving the unique and quite different idea of uniting the entire world under one roof is impressive. The way image of Albormi Menhtis is presented is best to define a motivational character and its effect. Yes! there are thousands of problems people are suffering from and many of them are just because of borders. Writer has insisted this thing quite well and provided better solution with an example of exchanging $1 with $1 gives $1 but exchanging 1 thought gives 375 ideas. Good ending is given to the story. Cover page really looks good and suits perfectly to the theme. Those who seek story other than love can have this bite of perfection. Author secure a place in the bookshelves of readers for his book.
The real me—a quiet person. I don’t speak much but prefer listening what others have to say. A deep thinker, observer and social gatherings is a big no. In short, you can call me an introvert who prefers doing her work her own way and encourages no interferences. You could simply say, no faking out with people.
Many of us have read your post on Facebook. All your thoughts are quite impressive. What’s the reason behind these thoughts?
Thanks much for such a compliment.
Yes, people tell me about my posts that they love all. Every one passes through a phase that changes (him) her completely. I think, I’ve been through such a phase that we all call, when life happens, and I, suddenly, grew up as matured.
But at the same time, the kid within me is still alive. If you sit with me just for 10 minutes, I promise you’d literally die laughing. Not forgetting to mention, this is inherited from late maternal grandfather. He was my backbone. I still get wet eyes whenever I think of him.
To feel his presence, I, many a times, curl myself in his old blanket, no matter what kind of weather it is. It heals my soul.
Please tell something in brief about all your three books. How they are correlated and distinguished?
Until the date on web stores, only two books have come.
Hindi poetry collection जिंदगी की कलम से is a co-authored book with other 3 extremely good poets. I take all three of them as my seniors.
All of us—Ankit Gupta, Diwakar Pokhriyal and none other than Neelam Ma’am (Neelam Saxena Chandra)—picked up different topics to write upon.
The second book A Little More than Love is my solo work—a collection of love stories.
Thirteen love stories, redefining love. Each story is unique and none of it is a typical perfect couple story. From the young intense love of sixteen’s to the mid-aged couple’s love, reader will find all here. For more to know, you need to go through it. It’s hard to me to sum-up my work in my words.
The third book (title to be revealed) is again my solo work of 100 Hindi poems. It is near completion and would be out in a month or so.
An author never wants to have errors in his/her book. You could see some printing mistakes too in your English language novel were there. How did you manage the criticised phase of review for your book?
I always say editing is a big task—more than writing—and I respect editors from the core of my heart. All of us are living a hectic life and editors are humans too. Why isn’t allowed for them to make a few mistakes?
To err is to human.
Yes, it feels awful to see mistakes especially when readers point it out, but I keep things simple.
While writing my own novel if I can make mistakes in spite of being emotionally attached to it and feel the need to hire an editor for it, the job of an editor is just professional.
I do tell them where they failed in their work. But you know, being polite is not a tough job and I follow it.
From a reader’s point of view, I thanked all those who pointed out mistakes and promised them to give them an error free book next time.
Being an active mother and a wife, how you take out time for writing?
Yes, that is a tough job. Days are for family but mid nights for writers. When I was writing stories for my English work, my laptop broke down and out of 45k words in the book, at least 20k were typed on Tablet. It’s all about your passion. Many a times I survived only meals once a day. For your passion, you can’t blame time, you have to take it out anyhow.
Is there any secret for your readers you’d like to reveal?
I don’t think there’s any. I hope you all know that I’m face reader, signature reading expert and can sense vibes. I don’t know from where did I get it, but I understand human nature to a great extent and act accordingly. I see in a person’s eyes and can tell whether he or she is lying.
And to share something from book, one of the stories is my real life story. You need to figure out which one!
Who are your favorite authors/authoresses and why?
I don’t read much. Whatever and whosoever touches my soul is my favorite, no matter he/she is a new bee or a bestseller. I don’t follow tags. I follow emotions.
Currently (July 2016), I’m reading a Hindi poetry collection of Anulata Raj Nayar and loving it. The depth in the poems has shaken me deeply.
Tell few titles that you admire for such work that touched your heart and soul?
Recently, I’ve opened a small library at my place without any big names on list. But each book is such that you won’t get bored even after reading it a number of times. I pick up any book at any hour and start reading.
What’s your thinking behind the tag of bestselling for a novel?
The bestselling thing is a business these days, but as I told earlier, I don’t run after it. Unless a book is read by thousands of readers without the author himself asking for any ratings or reviews, or buying, it isn’t a bestseller in my terms.
If we keep money factor aside, what have you earned and lost in this story and poem writing?
Respect and recognition
Would you like to suggest something to budding authors?
I’m still a learner and don’t find myself at a position that I should be giving any suggestions, still, unless your write up connects to a soul, it’s just a collection of words.
over the breath of spirituality, the series of Gian Kumar is unique
collection of its type. Touching the depth of sea and heights of sky,
this series revolves around the human inside human, that is God.
Projected is a different manner with eye catchy titles, this series let
people what in actual they are, what they need, what are their real
desires, what are their aim of life and why they are sent on earth by
that almighty. Collection of different worlds simultaneously in these
three creations, this series is admirable for its work till the end and
does not leave any place for being forgotten.
book is the collection of knowledge what a man should have about
himself. Beginning step by step and then coming on the main theme to let
readers know the actual depth of spirituality, this book talks about
who The God is, what is the actual meaning of life, what is spiritualism
and then consciousness. Author differentiates things which seem
correlated in this world of mesh. In this running age of life, we surely
are skipping own originality. Author lets readers to know how to
control our mind as we want not what we be as mind wants, how body, mind
and spirit remain together but are quite far away from each other with
their own existence and importance. In the same way, author makes sex,
love and spirituality transparent keeping in different jar of
visualization. Money has been the need and more than expectation a one
can obtain in one’s life. Author shades light on it too to keep readers
learnt how to give up the affection of money and others.
Line from the Book -
My desire demands; comfort, sex and ego. My intellect decides to reason. My awareness cries for unconditional love. My consciousness determines what I really want.
Thoughts are born of experience and knowledge of the past. We
discover, beyond our sensory perceptions, personal opinions and desires
— a new dimension of creativity, intuitiveness and imagination.
very first, the books another entry in the arena of revenge and love
type novel. But the title contains deep of what anyone is unable to
realize without grasping fingers of almighty. Teaching tricks to live
happily in this world, author brings his experience in lime-light with
the shadow of spirituality. Author distinguishes science, religion and
spirituality from each other and then sews these with the cord of need
of a soul. He opens new door for people to know the truth of their
existence and their desire in more specified way when talking about
awareness, truth and knowledge about self. Far beyond the world, author
introduces the concept of Fourth Dimension. Then, dual &
non-dual existence of human and this universe in the frame of space is
defined by him placing each thing in its certain place. Moreover, author
ignites the flame of know-more inside readers while gaining the truth
of their own having.
Lines from the Book -
is space and just space in this space-less, timeless, limitless
Universe. Only when you perceive space do you realize that you are her
and there in dualities. When you are emotional, you actions are
impractical and prejudiced. When you are spontaneous, you actions are
intuitive and imaginative. It seems that truth, in our relative life, was born only after someone was caught lying. Truth cannot be apprehended in a relative manner; it differs from one to another.
focusing to the pace of human life, this book correlates human what he
is and what he should be. Being more practical in this book, author
brings pace and sharpness in his way. Letting readers be engaged with
his earlier two book sinking in the devotedness and way of life, author
here puts forward his thoughts and experience about the well-being of
human kind. He talks about quantum consciousness where he defines Brahman as
the energy to drive the world. Defining physical, mental, social and
spiritual alignment as art of living, author goes ahead and serves his
readers the difference between reality and existence, with three stages
of existence. Self-knowledge, awareness and centre of life the way
writer has defined will make readers more engaged in themselves in their
life further. At last, writer concludes himself, not ends, with the
focus of centralization that youth as well as adult must go for. Away
from the passion and enliven fake things, centralization and spirit of
awareness are more precious for having mind peace.
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remember, whatever success or greatness we may achieve in life through
fame or fortune, as long as our body, mind and spirit are not aligned,
we are bound to feel lonely and discontended, even at the top. Until this energy realizes fulfillment, the spirit or atman within keeps wandering in repeated cycles of birth and death until it reaches its origin, when it becomes one again. The
mind, with its dual characteristics, enjoys playing with us, separating
everything in order to discriminate, choose and judge what it desires,
until consciousness comes along within its limited space and time to
reveal the identity of who we ultimately are.
could be better collection as it is. Gian Kumar has really put his real
Gyan in his work. Focusing, the theme of human, decided by nature and
God itself, this series has separately defined each and every aspect
from the perspective of spirituality. The way, author has started every
chapter with a saying is amazing, including that saying. Very simple
English is used for narration. Knitted keeping the real world touched
throughout, author has peacefully presented his thought with no
arrogance of disinterest and avoidance. Gian Kumar series is of the
finest creations over self realization and spirituality. This book does
not end in these 1012 pages, but it begins actually at the end. It opens
thousands of new door for readers to see things differently and
positively knowing that the almighty is within us and will surely not
lead us at wrong doing. Keeping trust on him, even not on him but a
power that runs this entire universe and keeps it growing, will keep
Gian Kumar’s readers remembering him with each passing moment of live.
Author has sprouted his theories well and is able to secure his place in
the heart of readers. When everyone is running for money, to bring such
topics to read is really a daring task and then most important is
presenting it in this beautiful manner. Last, not least, Gian Kumar has
plenty of knowledge and I expect more books from his end in upcoming
time as this series has cleared many of my own doubt about existence of
universe as well as human life.
Author: Dr Shayan Haq, Santosh Avvannavar
Edited by: Rajashree Ghosh
Page Count: 58
Set in the frame of Kolkata of the late twentieth century, story is about Raj and Kusum. Raj meets Kusum on highway and she narrates her life to him finding him a suitable and understanding person for the feeling she bearing in heart for years. She tells him how her father and mother distinguished her in nature as pretending boy and girl in the same body. Kusum’s mother used to see girl in her, while her father always saw boy in her and always insisted her to quit all girl’s habbit at once. Kusum faces the world bravely and let them know about her completely. Debu, her so called lover, becomes more close to her in her story of life. Meanwhile, Raj finds interest in her life more and feelings of sympathy and love for her grow in him. What happens next? Would he tell her his feelings? What is hidden in her story which makes him love her? To know more, go through this SHE: Ekla Cholo Re.
Strength of the Book
Best option to quick read, this story has much moments to let readers be more indulged with the book. Both Raj and Kusum characters are depicted very well in this short journey of entertainment. Dialog writing is quite okay. Simple language is used to let readers finish the story at once. Climax in the ending is amazing that how Raj and Kusum both are connected to each other since earlier they meet. Besides, writer has more insisted the centeralised character to be present throughout the book. Being its type of unique book, this story stands more awesome in the way of presentation.
Weakness of the Book
To give Kolkata look to the story, writer has excessively used Bengali language in such small narration.
Beating with the flow of narration, this book is quite good option to read in a gulp of interest. Proper blend of entertainment with quite interesting story and climax is presented in this book. Describing the pain of a person who is not NORMAL (Beyond the gendership of male and female). Generally, people do not like to interact with the people of other gender and the thing is well described in the story. Besides, the adversities for these kind of people in the society are also discussed. Readers will surely find it more interesting as story has quite running pace of entertainment.
It was quite different experience to read such type of novel. As per mine thinking, it is quite difficult to express feeling of those people, avoided by the society and even parents, but writer has put his best efforts in it.
Review Point: 3 out of 5 Author: Rajeev Pundir Genre: Fiction/Humour Publisher: Author’s Ink ISBN: 978-9385137440 Page Count: 135 Edition: First
Story is about two friends Chiya and Chanda. While Chanda is from a poor family, Chiya is the only daughter of billionaire Mr Ruhela. Chanda has to support her family to have survival out of the toughest period, on the other hand, Chiya who has everything a wants to have lacks love from her parents, the only desire. Story takes a turn when Chiya comes to know that Mr Ruhela is not her father and both of her parents were divorcee ante their marriage. Chiya leaves her home sickness and comes out to find her actual father. How tougher her journey is? Who is Mr. Tyagi and why Chiya’s mother wants her to marry him even knowing he is a divorcee. What the story actually goes around? Will Chiya find her real parents? Will they accept her? Will Chiya get love from her parents? To know all these things, go through the book Song of a Flying Sparrow.
Strength of the Book
Writer has put his best efforts to make characters and incidences alive. Chiya character in itself is a deep research for the novel. Set in the current trend of society this novel fulfils the criteria of bringing all these things together and throughout the narration. Proper literature is used to print the story in the mind of readers with complete entertainment. Story has several emotional points which make readers to shed tears for the sake of live of characters. Proper starting is given to this and moreover, the book does not take end at end, narrating unexpected change in Chanda’ life, it takes a new beginning which is really an impressive step to keep readers entertained. The very first meet of Chiya with that DU professor is incredibly amazing and layered in tryst of emotions.
The very first thing which brings book down is character justification. Chanda character disappears as story covers pages. Nothing more described about Chanda’s family, it could be better if had, as introduced Chanda among central characters in the beginning. At few points, writer has introduced unnecessary length of narration i.e. communication between pleader and inspector in police station. Chiya’s only male friend is not described separately and hence it is not able to keep readers with him. Theme is nice but platform is weak.
Author Rajeev has done justice with the book. As name suggest, story goes along with. Cover page is also awesome. Blurb could be more impressive. Chiya is introduced as gnawing character for readers which keeps readers tied until the end page. Ending of the novel is really shocking, it is like to make readers out of dreams. At few points, writer has exaggerated the sections which can be skipped as put no effect on the flow. A very common beginning is used but very unique platform is given as story matures after couple of pages. Touching the deep of emotions and someway reality of high-profile people, this novel is a good effort to give light on one of such lives. At last, novel is a good read and makes readers to appreciate author for such book.
With his small family, Ajay lives in a small village Bagbola near Delhi area. He is much confuse about his doing and not sure what to do to have better future. He loves Vidhi since childhood, she lives next to him. Then in the race of being ahead, Ajay with his friend Chhotu comes out to earn money. He tries all good and bad ways to follow his dream. Soon in the company of politicians, he enters in the business of real-estate. Here following adversities, he becomes culprit by collapsing lands of farmers. With his unending desires and hunger of money, he keeps going ahead with the layer of corruption and power. What is his actual dream? Will he come back from that world of sin? Will Vidhi be with him? Will politicians ditch him? How will he face farmers further? To know more, go through the Chasing Illusion.
Strength of the Book
Book is narrated in such a beautiful manner that each and every bite of the scenario is described properly. Nothing seems imaginary there. Writer has maintained a flow of the book throughout the narration. Proper separation is done to distinguish stories running together with the major one. Centralised character is perfectly depicted with action, emotions and behaviours. Very simple language is used which makes readers go through in flow. Place and incidences description is done very well. Besides, dialogs are also written properly to maintain the consistency of entertainment. Digging real facts of real-estate world, this book gives light on the conditions of poor and farmers who are being looted by powerful persons. Ending given to the book is impressive and leaves happiness over readers' face.
Weakness of the Book
Book lacks interest. Theme chosen is perfect but plot doesnt do justification with it. Dialog writing is not that much impressive. Very pity thing for a reader is when the very first page of book contains grammatical error and it is one of them, errors continue in much of pages. Blurb is not impressive. Cover page also leaves a negative impact. Character justification is not done properly. Also, chemistry between Vidhi and Ajay lacks attention of readers.
Author Utakarsh Jayant has put his best efforts to make this book impressive and somehow he has been successful in it. At present, Indian farmers are really facing bad days and losing their lands, this fact is well clicked in this book. Author has done great job and studied well. Blurb is the naive form of any book, if it is not well, it will not grow. Blurb is not grasping. The way author has made fiction seeming real is amazing. Well-set platform and proper dialog writing give it strength. As a debut work, Utakarsh has proved his capability to stand alone uniquely with claps of admiration.
Time to take a decision
Time to say you a goodbye
Time to make your eyes shed tears
Time to let you miss me upcoming years
Time to end a relation
Time to justify our destination
Time to say I have no feeling for you
Time to say I, but, sometimes will miss you
Time to decide not to call you again
Time to spend moment alone in rain
Time to forget the days spent together
Time to adios past, a worst weather
Time to give you a deep pain
Time to spend time in vain
Time to not to fight next
Time to delete all of having text
Time to forget your number
Time to be alone from January to December
Time to make you realise I am not the right guy
Time to admit the truth with face of shy
Time to bring a tear at last going
Time to sting the moment at fake knowing
Time to read your eyes for the last time
Time to beat your love with hate rhyme
Time to not to wait for any phone call
Time to skip the heart from another fall
Time to be busy with self
Time to know 'I' myself
Author: Tushar Sen
Publisher: Frog Books, Imprint of leadstart publishing
Page Count: 166
About the Book
Pandora's Box is the collection of 21 short stories namely The Devil's Workshop, The Ferret, The Satanic Provocations, The Moustache Gang of Eldorado, The Paying Guest, WW II: First Air Combat, The Cryptic Patient, The Free Fall, David and Goliath, Blood Thirstry Prototypes: Vampirical, Philosopher's Stone, Torrent, Pandora's Box, Adobe Acrobat, Tiger! Tiger! Burning Bright, The Vicious Circle, Convicted?, Laughing Gas, Unnoticed, Hail Mogambo, and The Last Viking. These stories come from the past, as early 19th century and World War period, and present time as well. Touching the hidden facts of history in an uninterrupted manner, this book brings amazing stories in limelight.
Strength of the Book
As the name is, the book is. One of the finest ways to knit a book by letting people travel the time via these short stories. Writer has really done great job for writing such book. The way he has prepared platform for each and every story of the book and then moved well is amazing. Unbeatable concept of presenting stories in such new ways while entertaining readers is admirable. Almost all stories are quite interesting. Where on one hand, it talks about the time during Hitler Kingdom in story The Satanic Provocations, it deeply touches the ancient time with The Last Viking while narrating the saga of hero of Norwegian history of 15th century via the guide Emil appearing in the museum to enhance the knowledge of visitors. Besides, writer has finely maintained base of The Paying Guest and The Cryptic Patient and given shocking ending to the stories. Character justification is done quite well in all 21 stories. Stories are full of surprises and joy with sorrow. Writer has enlivened the characters in most of the stories. Those who are lover of historical will find it best when it walks around one of the powerful heads of Iraq, Saddam Hussein. Pace of the book is much effective to bring ecstasy to the readers while going through each and every story. Literature is quite sharply used and most importantly wherever required most.
Few Lines from the Book
The stations are usually the most emotional places filled with tears of joy and agony.
The Paying Guest
She had asked him to not be late, but men hardly listen.
The Paying Guest
But, nevertheless, he rejoiced at the slice of niceness that his luck offered today when he bumped into her and spilled coffee on her speckless lavender shirt.
Weakness of the Book
Story The Ferret is quite weak while thoroughly depicting the life in the search of musk. The Satanic Provocations also in the same way makes readers disappoint by going aside of book's tryst with interest. Laughing Gas and Adobe Acrobat stories do not start with the interesting face and let readers to skip the pages. At last of story The Last Viking, conversation between Emil and his owner is written in foreign language and no translation in English language is provided for the same, it leaves quite negative impact when you end your book in such a way by depressing readers on last page.
Pandora's Box is one of the finest collection of short stories I came across. Amazing platforms and well set stories are the backbone of this creation. Cover page is not impressive at once but deeply it is designed quite attractive. Blurb is also interesting and brings readers close to the book. Book starts with touching story and with very little fluctuation of interest of readers, goes smoothly up to the end. Those who seek love story in each and every book will be disappointed with this though it has story The Paying Guest, but the majority of the novel is beyond love and all alike. Dialogue writing is effective. Sentence construction is quite well and the way Tushar has proceeded the story in the particular rhyme of desire of readers is the best part of the book. If anyone tired of reading same stuff again and again, must read this book which has variations in each and every chapter with full of interest factor.
Few Best Stories
The Devil Workshop
The Paying Guest
The Cryptic Patient
The Philosopher's Stone
I have never read any book of short stories with so much variation. I thoroughly enjoyed it from the very beginning to the very end of the book. It could be more pleasurable, if writer had given translation of the conversation took place in foreign language in the last page.
The story is about Shalini and Kartik working in one of the government department of Delhi. Shalini has no dream about life partner and getting married, the only thing she focuses on is her career. She is too conscious about her personal life. While delivering her way with each other happily, she comes in contact with Kartik, a man of her kind of dream world. Slowly she notices her inclination towards him as he is working in the same office. Them gradually come close and love sprouts between them in purest form. In love with him, she finds herself at cloud nine and her life takes u-turn when Kartik suddenly disappears. In the way to seeking him, Shalini faces a bitter truth of Indian culture still running in few backward places of nation. To make her relationship alive, she, with the strength given by her family and friend Raavi, tries all steps in well manner and put her best to save Kartik from the illogical concepts about relation having orthodox people. Will he be able to get her back? What step will he take to conquer the adversities? How will she cope with her personal and professional life? What is the truth behind disappearance of Kartik? Was it his choice or the slap of fate? To know go through Love Forever @ Rajpath.
Strength of the Book:
Justifying the breath of theme, this book is written in well suited manner to keep readers close to the book. The way authoress has presented the story simply shows her hard work and thinking capability. While talking about love, writer has given platform to Zabaria Shaadi, one of the biggest insects in Indian culture at rural areas. Showing intense desire of a lady to get her love back, this book also discuss the pity condition of a person trapped between his aim and expectation with life and old traditions which are just to keep people inside the boundaries of compulsion. As being a debut author, writer has well managed the beauty of story and given it a matured face by being associated with the thing which is being ignored and killing the dreams of many youngsters. Email conversation was also a taste enhancer in this romantic journey. Ending is done quite fine.
Weakness of the Book:
Character justification is not done properly. They suddenly disappear from the story in regular way. Too many characters are introduced which add a somehow illogical and boring section in the book. Notwithstanding the pace, it has much fluctuation of interest and romance. Literature is the breath of love story and here is absent. Rural area of Kartik character could be described in more beautiful way as it is. Blurb tells much of the story which leads readers to skip the pages.
Love Forever @ Rajpath is a beautiful ride of emotions, desire, love, struggle and relationships. While on one hand it talks about the purity of love between two matured persons, it depicts the bitter taste of Indian culture on the other. Giving a glance of government offices, this novel touch the actual beauty of love-like relationship where lust is away from thoughts. Writer has brought an unheard and much ignored topic in her narration, Zabaria Shaadi, which is the strength of the story. Teenagers are not the target audience of this book. It discusses much matured topic of the actual problem of man trapped in the orthodoxy traditions and woman dying to get everything on track. Cover page is quite impressive and title completely suits to the story. Book makes people aware about the dirty traditions which are somehow associated with over beloved ones. The way writer has prepared the book will definitely not be liked by teenagers but secure a safe place in the shelves of rests.
Sheetal Mehra who until few minutes ago was alive and working in an IT company, located at Kolkata, is suddenly no more. She is found dead in one of the official parties. Her husband Abhinav Mishra and other colleagues are the very first suspect of that murder. To solve the mystery of this unexpected murder, ACP Agni Mitra takes charge of this case and starting working upon with his assistant Arya. Meanwhile, Agni is also having a bitter taste in his personal life, as he is married to Megha. Agni holds both situations properly and proceed accordingly. Will he be able to solve the case? What can be the reasons of murder of Sheetal Mehra as she was naked in the toilet? What problems Agni will face while ablating the truth? How far he is from the actual truth? To know, go through In the Shadows of Death.
Strength of the Book:
Maintaining the curiosity of readers in every line, this book is knitted in very close manner of perfection. Step by step writer has revealed the things whenever required to keep the consistency through out the story. Character justification is properly done. Characters are given proper values as per requirement of the investigation of the case. Sharpness of Agni is really admirable. The way he concludes from the talks with suspects to solve the case is presented beautifully. At many points, writer has made characters alive. A girl dead at half naked state is very reporting work for readers which tie them to know whether she was raped or died during struggle to save herself.
Weakness of the Book:
Story runs of pace and leaves breath at mid. Much fluctuation can be seen. Also, the personal life of Agni could be depicted more beautifully as it appears as brief to entangle the situations of his professional life. Story starts with the scene of theme which is expected by readers in the later delivery of pages.
The actual theme of the novel perfect suits to the title "In the Shadows of Death". Amazing suspense and thrill based this work raises admiration for the writer in the heart of readers. Though theme is so common but the way he has presented the characters and their role does not say that this is debut work by him. Writer is right to say that no matter how far we are educated and having well-knowledge and power, but if there is any who is narrow minded thinking, he will definitely make us feel shaken from inside. Beauty of the theme has given a light on the pity thing running in our society. Depicted well, the story is stated not only for engaging readers with suspense but also to bring at front a part of human which is never beneficial to human-kind in anyway. Besides, cover page could be attractive. Blurb is not that much impressive but the book is.
The Prince of Patliputra is the Book 1 of series Asoka Trilogy.
Conquering the flame of history (272 BC), book is sealed over the most discussed place Patliputra. Discussing Taxila and Patliputra simultaneously in the gap of fifty years, books imprints Samrat Bindusar, son of Chandragupta, and Samrat Chakravartin both of them ruling over large even larger area of Patliputra. Chandragupta had settled the place some five decades ago in the mentorship of Chanakya. Sushem is the next contender to be the Samrat of Patliputra. He has couple of brothers and Asoka is one of them. Sushem loves him lot and teaches the base of running a kingdom and handle people of the subcontinent. On the other hand, Chanakya bewares King Puru of the upcoming danger by Alexander who has massive army. Chanakya suggests Puru to be with Ambhi to abreast the future together and meanwhile he puts his best to convey and pacify Asoka's mother about his future plans. Later, Asoka comes in touch with Devi who is Buddhist and feels affection for her, though he is Brahmin. Then what happens? Will Asoka be influenced by the thinking of her mother, which is conveyed to her by someone else? Will Sushem love him always as younger brother or will feelings be changed for the sake of the throne? Will Chanakya be successful in his game? How Asoka finds himself a genuine leader and simple person as Buddhists were? To know, read this amazing book 'The Prince of Patliputra'.
Positive about the Book
Amazing platform and mind blowing narration is the strength of the book. A deep secret and populous topic is presented to readers with the best possible way, it could be ever. Each and every character is depicted in such beautiful way and justified well. Story has the same pace and no boaring part. Dialogue writing is amazing. Writer has knitted both the era very well. Asoka character is presented perfectly. This story has love, life, betrayal, romance, revenge. No part of this book is beatable by any fact. To write the thing which is already known to all is always a tough task and writer has done his job in an appropriate manner. Plot is settled in such a way that story runs in a smooth pace by taking characters along. All the things are stated in straightforward way and each and every part is described in much depth. Giving sharp light to the well praise person of history, Chanakya, and religion Buddhism, this book not only covers the lives of Kings but also put thrust on such diverse topic which are the main theme of interest of readers. Proper co-ordination can be seen between the characters communicating either love or betrayal.
Negative about the Book
Though writer has said that the work is fiction. But it is not the right way to write abuses "son of whore", "whore", etc. It really leaves a negative impact in the mind of readers for the writer. Blurb is not impressive.
No words to appreciate the work of Shreyas Bhave. It seems, he has come from the time of Asoka and describing the things as he has lived on his own. Unbeatable concept of presenting the incidents and characters is showing his hard work and dedication towards this historical topic. Also, writer has defined Chanakya who everybody wants to read and know deeply even. Perfect ending is given to the book as it would be the beginning for the next of the series. Meanwhile, Shreyas has put the best book in the market which can not be replaced by any experienced authors available in writing field and working on such works for years. Though cover is quite fine and covers the entire concept of the book, but could be more impressive in the view of historical aspects. Many of the things writers has revealed about historians which were not known to people yet. Besides, by offering such work, writers has made himself secure in the heart of readers and given a safe place in their book shelves. At last, it must be read by every person of any age circle. Shreyas has amazing thinking and holding capacity which new as well as well established authors must learn from him.
I bow my head for the efforts Shreyas Bhave has made for this book. Nothing is comparative, everything he has done in it is standard now. I really can not believe that a person of this young age can claim such amazing book. But he has done and I must say, it is one of the finest books I have read yet. In 2016, till now, I have read 12 books and this is the work which is best in each and every manner. Now I am eagerly waiting for its next part. Such books have all the things which many of best of best selling books do not have. Promotion factors comes at end and book does not find massive readers.
Smita and Krishnapremare true lover since their teenage. They spend their lives together and much happily. Krishnaprem is alone in his life and lives in orphanage, while Smita has well setteled family. They secretly get married during their teenage and on the other hand, do not let people know about this truth. Later, Smita clears civil service exam and Joins police force. Here, in her duty, she faces couple of people adverse to her thinking and expectation. Then a day comes, when she, while roaming with Krishnaprem, meets with an accident, so called one of the worst days of her life. This day changes her entire life and Krishnaprem, her lover, tries his best to bring her back to normal while going through the same. Would he be able to conquer the adversities? What type of accident she meets? What type of people she faces during her duty? Who is Surender Kulkarni and why story covers him? To know, read The Ribbon Trap.
Strength of the Book
Book starts with amazing prologue which stitches readers with the story. Well-set characters are played in the book. Plot chosen is very nice and suits to modernisation running in our lives. Describing past and present seperately with a date pattern, way of presentation is good. There comes a time, when readers find their interest with the book at peak. Smita and Krishnaprem characters are crafted much beautifully and writer has perfectly used the location of Delhi city to give it more original look. Ending is done so peacefully by making everything clear and solving each and every matter running throughout the book.
Weakness of the Book
So much characters are introduced in the story which make readers perplexed with the story. At time, few things have introduced unnecessarily which let readers to skip away the pages. No literature is used to depict and enliven the romance part of the book. Holding together the suspense and love story, it at mid annoys readers who are fond of only one genre. Way of presentation is so simple. Story has much ups and downs of twist of interest. Epilogue is damn precised and is sum up of the entire theme at once.
Having strong theme of love and suspense, this book talks on one of the sensitive topic AIDS. Flakes of emotions, mystery, plane romance, a touch of teen age and then of maturity make it a good read for readers who love to have all the things in a single book. Book cover is not attractive. Blurb is too short and does not expresses more about the story, which stands a big negative factor. In the mid, story is stretched so much. Romance in the book is not of that level. Also, though the suspense factor is mentioned well but a little bit weak way of presenting such strong theme diminishes the expectation of readers. This book ensures full entertainment and shock-read. Way of co-ordination between past and present narration is really appreciable. Depicting the intense desire of a male for his dear one, this book would surely be loved by the readers of mid-20s and 30s. And yes, writer is right to write that patient gives up hope when he comes to know that doctors make him fool, but the truth is there is no drug to cure AIDS.
Review Point: 3 out 5 Authoresses: Neha Ghosh, Madhurima Halder Publisher: Omji Publishing International Genre: Fiction/Love/Romance ISBN: 978-93-84028-30-5
Aarohi is a teenager and from Shillong. To have further study, she, with the choice of her father and need of her own desire, goes to Culcutta. She has dream of becoming a doctor. Before starting study here in college, he fortunately comes in contact with Aayan and feels attraction for him. Aayan is a young boy of her age and known to her as a life saver of a drowning child. Slightly they come close and fall in love with each other. Whenever everything goes well, Aarohi gets a biggest shock of her life and finds Aayan' shoulder best place to shed the tears. She spends her days in ecstasy of his love until that day when everything changes and she finds herself unable to stop the moment. What happens between them? Is Aayan completely loyal to Aarohi? Does he love her equally as she does? What was the biggest shock for Aarohi? Why there love story is unique? To know, read "Every HeartHas Something To Say"
Positive about the Book:
Overall, it is an amazing love story. Perfect use of literature make is more impressive book for the readers. Knitted keeping in mind the expectation of teenagers and maturity level of people from twenties, this book is best crisp to dive in romance of Aarohi and Aayan. The use of phrase "Let it hurt" is really admirable and brings readers more close to this love story. The way of presentation makes readers to feel it their own story. Besides, ending is also well and gives immense pleasure to readers. Emotions, literature, scenes are perfectly used in the book to make it the perfect one, which meets to the expectation of readers.
Negative about the Book:
Character justification is not done properly. Novel begins with the deep touch of grammatical errors. Chapter titles are really not impressive and somehow make readers to skip the pages to read further. Writer has created a confusion the confusion by not mentioning the time that the first chapter is from future time. Aarohi is taking about movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani while narration about her past of almost 20 years back. It is quite disappointing too to not clear this and few other similar points. Friends of Aarohi, slightly disappeared from the story which once the main part of. Besides, few chapters are embedded unnecessarily which compels readers to skip pages together.
To let readers have pleasure while reading in love story, this book has been quite successful. If you do not like to see errors in reading, it will disappoint you. Heart touching ending having this book is written such peaceful manner to entertain readers in best way. Cover page is not impressive. Blurb could me more impressive according to story. Those, who opt book by reading blurb only, would surely give it up and miss a sweet and touching love story. Literature has strengthens the story well and in this way it makes a secure place in self of readers for this book.
Shanti, who is a daughter of poor farmer, in her very early age was compelled by her family to get married with Mohanlal, son of the Bheem Singh, head of the village. There at the home of her husband she finds a different face of life and lives a cursed life. Meanwhile, her sister Bhano falls in love with with Krishna, brother of Mohanlal. Shanti knows the reality of her house so forbids her sister to get married in the same house. Bhano feels hatred for her sister and keeps avoiding her. Both sisters have a connection with the creek. Bhano has spent her life there with Krishna. Will Bhano marry Krishna? Will Shanti live life happily? Who is Arti? How will she come in her life to change the entire scenario of that village? How creeks speak, what are its voices? To know more, go through the novel Voices of the Silent Creeks.
Strenght of the Book
Novel roams in the backward areas of Rajasthan and throws out a real and bitter face of Indian rural people. Plot is nice and depicted well. Character justification is done well and maintained in the equal importanace throughout the story. Author has given a real view of rural places, names, acts and incidences give more real look to the story. Being women centric, this is very different book from the views of girl, i.e. how a girl survives in the adversities of life and shares her heart. Title selection is really admirable. Nice ending is given.
Weakness of the Book
Dialogue writing is weak. No literature is used in the book, which could give amazing look to the book. Book has many of ups and down in narration. At many of points, it turns weak and kind of boring too. Writer has made a failed attempt to polish few of issues (like Shanti's condition) to make more impressive. Writer has not worked more on the connection of Creeks and both sisters. Mano character could be described more.
While giving a nice story to read, this novel also gives a glance of Indian backward areas. A place and people which are being ignored for hundred of years and not been changed in the age of modernisation are described well. Cover page is amazing and perfectly suits to story. Moreover, title is really unique and impressive. With the sting of weak narration, book looses interest in middle but covers all the things to let readers have a story of happy and nice ending. Author Vikkas has put his great effort to give it original look. If you want to have it with a spice of literature and much of attractiveness, it will disppoint you. While would be the best entertainer as per story.