Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Book Review: Change your life by Sneha Mehta

Introduction
·         ISBN – 9788184004311
·         Genre: Non-Fiction/ Self help
·         Publishers: Random House Publishers
·         Price: Rs. 199/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
As a genre I have a special liking towards self help not because it will help me or for anyone for that matter. But I like reading them to understand the personal experiences of people and to know the various facets of life. This book attracted for the various new age healers or spiritual gurus who were associated with is - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Trupti Jayin, Bejan Daruwalla, Sanjay B Jumaani, PaulaHoran, Ramesh Chauhan, Pandit Gopal Sharma, Nithya Shanti, Bindu Maira, NanditaSanker, Rajyogini Shivani Didi Impressive list isn’t it? Surely a worthwhile read!
Behind The book
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Motivational stories from new-age healers who are changing millions of lives worldwide

Monday, November 25, 2013

On the go diaries: Random Scribblings

Today I was in your city. After all these years of fighting an internal battle I finally came there.

 
 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Random Thoughts

Few days back I saw someone's journey in love- starting with the heady feeling, fluttering of heart, skipping beats, blushes, dreamy look in eyes, unruffled hair, a smile permanently pasted on face, sudden love for anything romantic, the eternal wait reflective on the face, the desire to just listen to the heart............. And finally today I heard the loud THUD when he finally fell in love... 

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Behind the Book: Anand Neelkantan

 


Today we have the man behind Asura - one of the most talked about books this year, Mr. Anand Neelkantan. The moment I had read the book I was curious and I knew I had to know more about him, the book anbd ofcourse his forthcoming book Ajaya about which you can read HERE:
 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Behind a book - Harsh Agarwal




1    Continuing with the author interview series today we have a very young and vibrant author Harsh Agarwal with us here  sharing what writing and books are for him:
  
Firstly a warm welcome to Reviews and Musings. I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations for new releases that you have lined up as of now. Time’s Lost Atlas as a compiler and then your own Nazaqat. How does it feel? Nervous… excited? Can you please tell us something more about them?

Thanks Namrata! It’s a pleasure! Well it feels like a responsible parent whose kids are having an examination coming up. You have expectations, you are nervous, you are excited and you keep on thinking how teachers (readers in this case) will react to it. It’s a mixed state of anxiety, excitement and anticipation. That’s all I can say! 

Both of my kids are being published by Half baked beans. Nazaqat is my third full length novel which is about a prostitute who takes this profession on her own will. I basically aim to shatter all the stereotyping and set a new image of the modern Indian woman who is sexier, bolder, and smarter and is no less than man in any domain. My other kid – Time’s Lost Atlas is an anthology of stories based on various events in last decade. It has been written by eleven amazing authors and I have compiled this anthology.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Book Review: Life and Death in One breath By Sadhguru



 Introduction
·         ISBN – 978-81-8495-442-5
·         Genre: Religion & Philosophy
·         Publishers: Jaico Books
·         Price: Rs. 250/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)

Death as a thing has always fascinated us human beings since ages. More than life we are more curious about it. What else would you call when you see people having after death stories to narrate, wanting to experience past life, curious about when will they die, how will they die etc.  I to be honest am not curious about death, but yes life mystifies me. I have always wanted to learn more about it and this book seemed like a ready to read hand book on life.

Behind The book
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The distance between your life and death is just one breath

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Book Review: Classic Tales from Mystic India By Kamla K Kapur



Introduction
·         ISBN – 978-81-8495-446-3
·         Genre: Religion & Philosophy
·         Publishers: Jaico Books
·         Price: Rs. 225/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
Having born in a country like India which has such rich and diverse culture we are all born story lovers. We keep hearing various mythological tales since childhood and keep building images in our mind. This book is an affirmation on all those tales that we heard as a child. I picked up this book one for the connect it gave to my childhood, two mythology has always fascinated me for I feel with 33 crore God and Goddess the stories can never get over for us and three mystic India as a name allured me to read this book.

Behind The book
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 Stories of Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesha and Krishna and from the Ramayana and Mahabharata

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Book Review: My life By Brett Lee and James Knight



Introduction
·         ISBN – 978-8-184-00191-4
·         Genre: Autobiography/ Sport
·         Publishers: Random House
·         Price: Rs. 499/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)

I have not been much of a cricket enthusiast. But there is something about this game that is addictive. Call it the money, the name, the fame or purely the adrenalin rush when you see INDIA win! I have always closely followed the lives of few cricketers for it inspires me to read how they went to become someone from no-one and will soon become a no-one once their cricket career is over. The biggest reason why I wanted to read this book was it is was an autobiography and I always believe that such books help in knowing an individual better than just having a biography written by someone. And needless to say Brett Lee is a cricketer I always wanted to know more about.

Behind The book
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When I put the cap on, the crowd cheered. I did not want to take it off for the rest of the day.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

November's TBR list

Reading and reviewing has always been my first love and is the main reason behind this blog's creation in the first place. This month I plan to read a lot of books and ofcourse also come closer to my Goodreads Challenge to be completed by December.

The books I plan to review this month are:
 
Change your life
 
Classic Tales from Mystic India
 
From Life to death in one breath
 
My LIFE by Bret Lee

 
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~ To the Bibliophile Me ~
I have participated this month in a meme being held at a lovely blogger friend Sudeshna who blogs at Proses, Verses and Conversations. Do hop on and join in to have some fun as the more the merrier!!

Monday, November 04, 2013

Book Review: Are you really happy? By Deepak Chatterjee



Introduction
·         ISBN – 978-93-81860-92-2
·         Genre: Self help
·         Publishers: Embassy Books
·         Price: Rs. 250/- (I got this book from the author for a review)

As I child everytime I was asked what I wanted to be I had different answers to give. Doctor, teacher, pilot but today when I asked the same question the only answer I have is I want to be happy. After all that is what our life has been reduced to, a never ending pursuit of happiness! What attracted me to this book was the name of the book for that is the question I keep asking myself many times not to receive any satisfactory answers. 

Behind The book
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This book talks about the most important thing in your life… about happiness. We all want success, prosperity, financial gains and some of ius also desire recognition and fame, but when we look closer, the core question that each one of us stops and asks oneself every now and then is AM I REALLY HAPPY?