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Book Review: The Little Hearts by Ravi Kumar

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Introduction • Genre: Fiction / Romance • Publishers : Biblica Publications • Price: Rs. 195/- ( P.S: I got the book from the author for a review ) The crux of the novel is the awakening of a young innocent boy’s mind, intellect and body. His budding senses and intellect which go through a turbulent phase as he matures is brought out. This apart, some serious valid questions which troubled everyone at some point in their life are highlighted. Behind The book Source: Google Images

Book Review: Ramayana - The Game of Life: Rise of the Sun Prince by Shubha Vilas

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Introduction • ISBN – 978-8184955309 • Genre: Mythological • Publishers: Jaico Publishers • Price: Rs. 250/- ( P.S: I got the book from the publisher for a review) Ramayana: The Game of Life , one of the world's great literary masterpieces, skilfully retold for modern audiences. Epics like the Ramayana have been recounted infinite times. Is there a need for another chronicle in the presence of so many? How is this one different? And is it relevant to our ever-changing modern lives? Yes, there is a need, yes this is different and yes, it is relevant. This new series of books, each following one khand of the Ramayana, decodes the eternal wisdom of that poetic scripture through gripping narrative and thought-provoking instruction. In the time-honoured custom of spreading wisdom through tales, every fascinating story in the epic is retold here and every character unfolded to captivate your heart and open your mind to life's deepest questions. The narrative close

Book Review: Chanakya's 7 Secrets of Leadership by D. Sivanandhan Radhakrishnan Pillai

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Introduction • ISBN – 978-8184954012 • Genre: Non- Fiction / Inspirational / Business • Publishers: Jaico Publishers • Price: Rs. 200/- ( P.S: I got the book from the publisher for a review) Chanakya, who lived in India in the 4th Century BC, was a leadership guru par excellence. The treasure of his teachings can be found in his book, The Arthashastra, which deals with good governance based on ideal leadership. The concept of the ideal nation in The Arthashastra, called Saptanga, holds that there are seven pillars of a kingdom: Swami, Amatya, Janpada, Durg, Kosha, Dand, Mitra iti Prakritya. For centuries, Indian rulers have used this concept as a model of successful government. In this path-breaking book, Chanakya's 7 Secrets of Leadership, author Radhakrishnan Pillai delves into Chanakya's Saptanga with the real-life example of D. Sivanandhan. Former Director General of Police, Maharashtra and the archetype of an able administrator, Sivanandhan shares his guide

Spotlight Review - Daniel's Diary by Rajeshwari Chauhan

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  Daniel's Diary by Rajeshwari Chauhan

Book Review: Karma Kurry by Jeroninio Almeida, Jyoti Nanda

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Introduction · ISBN – 9788184954036 · Genre: Non- Fiction / Self help · Publishers: Jaico Publishers · Price: Rs. 200/- ( P.S: I got the book from the publisher for a review) Karma Kurry for the Mind, Body, Heart & Soul is a decade-long journey of discovering soul-stirring narratives that celebrate the triumph of the human spirit. “Together as One we can Right every Wrong”. In this energizing book the founders of the Joy of Giving, KarmaVeer, KarmaYuga and REX movements bring together enthralling life stories of Karmaveer award recipients. We believe that every human has a hero within; a courageous, compassionate being who has the power to create a better, more humane world. The compelling stories in this book are of ordinary citizens who have unleashed the spirit within, with extraordinary consequences, radically changing society for the better. Their ideas for action and their stories will inspire you at a profound level. They are everyday women and men who

Being a Womaniya!

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As a child I used to adore my mom’s friends every time they come home. The cackling laughter, the infectious joy on their faces... some there since her childhood together in every step that they took.   I grew up dreaming of having such friends around me – my besties with whom I could be myself and share the dirtiest secret without a cringe. But somehow that never happened! I had friends who were more like “girls” and perhaps I wasn’t like one. Well to let you know am those types who when under trouble instead of shouting for HELP! Would actually beat the hell out of the trouble to make it whim HELP!!     Source: Google Images

Spotlight Review: The Malhotra Bride by Sundari Venkataram

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  The Malhotra Bride by Sundari Venkatraman

Book Review: Karachi you’re are killing me by Saba Imitiaz

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Introduction • ISBN – 978-8184004601 • Genre: Fiction • Publishers: Random House • Price: Rs. 225/- ( P.S: I got the book from the publisher for a review ) Ayesha is a twenty-something reporter in one of the world's most dangerous cities. Her assignments range from showing up at bomb sites and picking her way through scattered body parts to interviewing her boss's niece, the couture-cupcake designer. In between dicing with death and absurdity, Ayesha despairs over the likelihood of ever meeting a nice guy, someone like her old friend Saad, whose shoulder she cries on after every romantic misadventure. Her choices seem limited to narcissistic, adrenaline-chasing reporters who'll do anything to get their next story, to the spoilt offspring of the Karachi elite who'll do anything to cure their boredom. Her most pressing problem, however, is how to straighten her hair during the chronic power outages. Karachi, You're Killing Me! is Bridget Jones&

Somewhere in between

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Nadira adjusted her necklace one last time in the mirror before rushing out of her house. It was 7:30 and she was running late already. Ayesha, her best friend would be waiting for her and here she was, couldn’t even decide what to wear, as if that was going to matter. Today Ayesha was the occasion and the celebration; no matter how many pains Nadira took to get ready she would barely get noticed. After all it was her first wedding anniversary to a man for whom she meant the world!

Book Review: Things Your Mother Never Told You about Love by Juhi Pande

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Introduction ·          ISBN – 9788184004380 ·          Genre: Non-Fiction / Self help / Relationships ·          Publishers: Random House ·          Price: Rs. 199/- ( P.S: I got the book from the publisher for a review ) A witty advice book on relationships, life, and dealing with the rocky road. We all know that girls love boys who love girls, and then they turn into women who love men who love women. And no matter how much one would like to clutter their life with work or distract themselves with friends or treks or travels, at the end of the day it is the matters of the heart that take control of our deeper senses. This is a book about growing up, of learning and un-learning, losing and receiving, crying and smiling, but most of all—loving. From the first awkward teenage days to discovering boys to falling in love and getting your heart broken, Juhi Pande tells you the Things Your Mother Never Told You about Love. Guaranteed to lift the spirit

Celebrating Me !

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On 8th March as the world celebrated Women's Day I celebrated my first born blog 's 3rd birthday. Looking back in time as I reminisced about my journey till here I was reminded of a beautiful and unique contest being held by my wonderful friends at Indiblogeshwaris .

Book Review: Sorry you are not my type by Sudeep Nagarkar

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Introduction ·          ISBN – 9788184004908 ·          Genre: Fiction ·          Publishers: Random House ·          Price: Rs. 150/- ( I got this book from the publisher for a review ) A brand new love story from the bestselling author of Few Things Left Unsaid, That’s the Way We Met, and It Started with a Friend Request. The final audition for Rajhans College’s prestigious music band brings together three contrasting personalities. Vikrant, a perfectionist, who believes there is onlyone perfect someone for you. Anamika, a free spirit, who stands up for what she believes is right. And Yuvi, a die-hard music lover, who can strum the guitar all night long and still wake up the next morning to drop off his girlfriend. The three become close friends and start hanging out regularly. So how does Aditya, a stranger, become a part of their lives? And what happens next? Sorry, You’re Not My Type is a true story that will redefine friendship, affection, and infatuatio

Book Review: Nazaqat by Sasha H Singhal

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Introduction ·          ISBN – 9788192692616 ·          Genre: Fiction ·          Publishers: Half Baked Beans ·          Price: Rs. 125/- Naazani, a shy girl with a lonely childhood, was born and brought up in Dehradun. She moves to a metropolitan for further education and gets absorbed. In a series of events, she decides to adopt prostitution and becomes one of the most successful high profile escorts of the city with the help of her manager Sharat. In a quest to be successful, she leaves her friends behind and dedicates more time to her profession. Nazaqat witnesses a police raid at a nearby place and the real scenario of prostitution terrifies her.She decides to take a stand and do something about it. However, Sharat convinces her that she is not powerful enough to make a difference. Nazaqat retires and pool all her money and starts a restaurant – Joy foods in partnership with Sharat. The business grows and soon enough they have numerous outlets

About dreams and dreamers - An invite

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" Dream - for they come true " is something I always believed in. Eternal dreamer is how I have always wanted to be known as for I dream with both my eyes open and close. One such dream was to be an editor of a magazine. I always wanted one day my sign to read as Editor for various reasons. One I have always been in love with the written word and two a magazine's editor as per was a dream job to be in. To just keep writing and reading , who wouldn't love such a job!   Source: Google Images