Posts

Showing posts from May, 2013

Book Review: A thing beyond forever by Novoneel Chakraborty

Image
Introduction: ISBN 81-88575-67-4 Genre: Fiction Price: Rs. 100/- Pages :212 Publishers: Srishti Publishers Ok.. I previously read the author’s How about a sin tonight and I fell in love with it. Never before has any book got more than one  post dedicated to it solely because of the beauty and oomph. Someone came across this review and left a comment recommending his other book A thing beyond forever. And finally I managed to lay hands on it. Am not I happy? Oh I am dancing with joy for this book is another beautifully crafted masterpiece though my favourite still remains the previous one. This book has some magic of its own. Behind the book: Source: Google Images The reward for every true love is not love.....

Book Review : Half A rupee stories by Gulzar (Translated by Sunjoy Shekhar)

Image
Introduction: ISBN : 9780143068792 Genre :Fiction Price: Rs. 299/- Publisher : Penguin  No. of pages :  232 Hum Cheez hai bade kaam ki from the movie Ek this Daayan  made me fall in love with Gulzar all over again and at the next opportune moment I grabbed his latest book Half a rupee stories (Translated by Sunjoy Shekhar) for reading! I somehow knew every moment I heard that song I had to have this book in my hand, maybe just to feel the magic of his words perhaps. The feel of the book is itself so amazing that my joy multiplied even before reading it. The introduction of this book written by the author is the icing on the cake – sharing it here for you: Behind the book: Source: Google Images

Celebrating joy!

Image
"I have dreamt in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind. And this is one: I'm going to tell it - but take care not to smile at any part of it. ”  ―  Emily Brontë ,  Wuthering Heights Source: Google Images

Book Review: First you plz by Nisha B Thakur

Image
Firstly I would like to thank the author Nisha B Thakur for sending me this book for a review. Source: Google Images

Silent Saturday

Image

Wandering & Wondering Thoughts

Image
Blogging if nothing else definitely gives you a wondering and wandering mind. Since past 2 years I have been reading and writing very actively and hence can claim to belong to this category. Off late I have been wondering a lot and my soul keeps wandering to places I have never been to before. I spent sleepless nights standing by the window looking at a star studded sky wondering what’s in store for me next. And with those twinkling stars for company my heart slowly begins to wander. Source: Google Images

Loving You...

Image
Source: Google Images Thinking about you - Wishing you were here, Feeling as if you are around me - so far yet so near! The moments spent with you are so few, But they seem to glisten in my thoughts like drops of dew. Every touch, every word, every look makes me feel like never before, I wish the time could stop there and you could be with me some more. Lying in your arms, feeling your breath next to mine, Listening to your voice, seeing stars in your eyes which shine.... Makes me fall in love with you all over again!!

Silent Saturday

Image

Book Review: Once upon the tracks of Mumbai by Rishi Vohra

Image
Introduction ·          ISBN # 978-81-8495-305-3 ·          Genre: Fiction ·          Publishers: Jaico Books ·          Price: Rs. 175/- ( I got this copy from the author requesting for a review ) Since the time I have started reading and reviewing books I keep frequenting flipkart and good reads for recommendations. Not to forget the various tips my other reader friends manage to give me depending on the books they have read. Once upon the tracks of Mumbai by Rishi Vohra was a book which was very much talked about in my circles and I was really looking forward to catching up with it soon ( Being an investment banker cum blogger cum reviewer cum traveler cum photographer cum cook cum dancer cum…. Pheww the list is long... You get the idea right as to what keeps me so busy!! ) The author Rishi Vohra contacted me requesting me to review his book and I thanked God for granting my wish so soon. Here I need to mention that the author has been very kind in autographi

Book Review: Ten Shades of Life

Image
Introduction ·          ISBN #9789350880418 ·          Genre: Fiction ·          Publishers: Mahaveer Publishers ·          Price: Rs. 139/- (I got this copy from one of the author’s requesting for a review) Variety is the flavor of life. The same only simple stuff does get boring at times. In the recent times where the markets are flooded with books on love, college, budding romances, friendship, campus lives etc Ten Shades of Life comes as a breath of fresh air with the variety of stories it brings along with it in a single package.  Behind The book Source: Google Images

Book Review: Chicken Soup for the Soul - Indian Mothers

Image
Introduction: Publisher: Westland Limited   Publication Year: 2010   ISBN-13: 9789380658094   Number of Pages: 326 Pages Chicken Soup for the soul, Indian Mother’s is a collection of heartwarming tales based on this beautiful gift of God to mankind – Mothers. Mothers are born chefs, dancers, teachers, painters, doctors, electricians, essayist, scientists, jokers, and dramatist since the time they are our mothers. They have the magical ability to transform our biggest troubles into small nonexistent things.  The moment you open the book you are pushed into a world full of love, care, mouth-watering delicacies, pampering and some of the most wonderful hugs in this world. Behind the book:   Source: Google Images

Remembering to Forget

Image
“ Amma….uppu…. .” ( Translation : Ma.. ..salt ) Padma screamed from the dining table. She started taking deep breaths as instructed by her yoga teacher to control her seething anger. Her mother had prepared her favourite upma for breakfast today as asked by her but like every time she had forgotten to put salt in it. “ Forgot … "she sniggered “ How can someone forget some basic things just like that ” Padma recollected her school days when her mother would forget to put sugar in her milk sometimes making her irritated early in the morning. Forgetting salt was perhaps the most common thing that she did regularly otherwise every day there was something new forgotten.

Silent Saturday

Image

Giving and Living

Image
Lessons in life come in various forms; sometimes it is an incident, sometimes it is a book, sometimes it is a movie while sometimes it is a person. For me it came in the form of Mr. Sharad Patel, owner of I-care Optics Limited.  My first meeting with him is still very deeply imbibed in my mind as it was truly what you can call an unforgettable encounter. I had been requesting him for a meeting since past 6 months when one fine day God was kind enough to bestow me with His blessings in the form of a meeting with Mr. Patel. Equipped with loads of investment brochures and tons of positivity I set out to meet him unknown to fact this was going to change the way I viewed things.

Book Review: Raised by hands, lifted by tides by Willet Thomas

Image
Introduction ·          Kindle edition( I got this book from the publisher requesting for a review) ·          Genre: Fiction When we first meet Lily “Lil Bit” Dalton, she is quite literally drowning. This “lip flapping” event, along with others, takes place in the quirky, yet racially divided waterway township of Arcadia, Florida in 1954. In Raised by Hand, Lil Bit recounts the years between ten and thirteen spent in the care of the woman she considers to be her grandmother, "Bubbah," and this woman's alcoholic son, Bobby. As the story opens, it’s been five years since Lil Bit’s mama, Violet, “dropped her off like nothin’ but a bit of dirty laundry,” when on “Ditch Thursday,” Lil Bit is pulled from the river by Sheriff Marin. The Sheriff’s act of heroism leaves her not only with the secret of what lies beneath the water, but also with gnawing doubts about Sheriff Marin, “the only white man worth a damn in all of Arcadia,” who also knows the river’s secret,

A to Z survivor!

Image
Source: Google Images

Book Review: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Image
Introduction ISBN: 9780385504225 Publisher : Doubleday Price : Rs. 975/- ( I got this book from the publisher requesting for a review)   Genre: Fiction The day I read The Da Vinci Code I was in love with the author Dan Brown’s pacy writing style. The reader is almost left huffing and puffing all through the book as we try to keep pace with the lead characters in their pursuits. In mood for some adventure is what I would say made me take up this book for review. Behind The book Source: Google Images