Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Book Review: New Age Leadership by Mahesh Baxi

Introduction

  • ISIN: 978-81-8495-576-7
  • Genre: Self help
  • Publishers: Jaico Book
  • Price: Rs. 250/- (I got this book for review from the publisher)
In any service sector across the globe, there are three things, which sets the foundation for success. They are: Organizational Development, Customer Relationship and Leadership None of these concepts are new. In fact, they have been around ever since the services sector was formed. However, how you play your cards in each one of them has certainly changed drastically, primarily attributing to the global nature of businesses, technology inventions, required collaboration and most importantly, staying competitive has become extremely difficult unless you are highly innovative at all times. 

New Age Leadership takes you into the various aspects of leadership in any organization, any domain or any kind of businesses. It explores age-old issues of leading an organization, but addresses them with an open mind and approaches that are suited to the new generation of employees. Each chapter talks about a particular situation and provides a practical implementation guide plus questions that you can ponder on. The examples given are primarily from the Information Technology domain; however, these practical mantras are applicable in any business across the globe. If you are a leader or want to lead a group of new generation employees, this book is for you.

Behind The book

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Book Review: Play with me by Ananth


Introduction

  • ISIN: 9780143423621
  • Genre: Fiction/  Erotica
  • Publishers: Penguin House
  • Price: Rs. 250/- (I got this book for review from the publisher)
Once in a very blue moon, you are confronted with astonishing beauty ... Sid is a successful photographer in a boutique ad agency. He is single and has everything he wants – a great job, great colleagues and a hassle- free life. But if there is one thing that has eluded him – it is love. Until the gorgeous, free-spirited Cara walks into his life. Sexually obsessed, the two begin a charged affair that disrupts all his notions of love and transforms the way Sid thinks about erotic pleasure. But then something strange happens – Sid finds himself falling in love with another woman.

Behind The book


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Book Review: Dance to the 7 tunes of succcess by Nishit Lal

Introduction
  • ISIN: 978-81-8485-570-5
  • Genre: Self help
  • Publishers: Jaico Book
  • Price: Rs. 225/- (I got this book for review from the publisher)
It’s time to breakthrough, not breakdown. It’s time to give your all and not give up. It is time to put your best foot forward and Dance to the 7 Tunes of Success!

Success is not just about achieving your goals, it is about making the most while you’re on your way to your goal. You are happy when you achieve success, but you also achieve success when you are happy.

Dance to the 7 Tunes of Success puts together the 7 invaluable pieces of life’s puzzle in the right sequence and pattern to bring out the real potential in each one of us. The 7 tunes of our life work wonderfully in rhythm to reveal the gifts we possess. It is thus time to break out of our comfort zone and create a legacy for a more purposeful world. It’s time to broaden our horizons with new and powerful ideas on being happy and making a positive difference to life. 

Behind The book

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About the author

NISHIT LAL is a renowned speaker on self-development and high achievement. A former employee at Infosys, he has conducted several leadership and emotional intelligence workshops for a wide range of audiences using Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques. With a Bachelors degree in Technology and a Masters in Human Resource Management, he conducts interesting and powerful training programs to transform lives. Prior to this, Nishit has authored two widely acclaimed books. You can reach him at nishitlal@outlook.com.

Me thinks


It is always said that YOU are the creator of your destiny and this book re-emphasizes on this eternal fact making it a truly worthwhile read which is going to be in my book shelves tagged as more than one time read.

I believe such books have the power of talking to you in a manner that not many books can and leave an irreversible mark on your soul.The author has managed to grab the most crucial 7 points that lead to success in life and ensure they are presented in a manner that they are bound to seep in deeper into your psyche making you sit up , take notice and begin thinking about them.

I liked the easy narrative style of the author making it easy to connect for every reader across age groups and make the most of this book. I would surely recommend this one to each and every one who is looking for some nice interesting reads in this genre.

Foodie Verdict

This book is like Jackfruit cake - deliciously different !

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Book Review: Lucifer’s Lungi by Nitin Sawant


Lucifer's Lungi
by 
Nitin Sawant





The Blurb
 An atheist city-slicker unleashed on a medieval holy village...


A simpleton village priest's boy who blindly worships and guards a pantheon of Gods and Their traditions...


Strange things happen when their worlds collide!


This is a tale of that turmoil on a lonely night in a jungle, when the ghosts you never knew till a few hours ago are let loose on the ghosts that you always carried within, unknowingly.


Welcome to the unholy clash of beliefs, fears and frailties with unknown Gods and demons. A clash that will test your convictions. A clash that will rabidly claw and unmask your subconscious, leaving you naked and paralyzed in front of your demons - in a climax that is as ambiguous as it is certain...



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Fablery Publications is a contemporary publishing start-up based in Bangalore. At Fablery, our focus is on bringing out books that are more in tune with the current reading habits. Our present portfolio includes a psycho-thriller novella “Lucifer’s Lungi”, two graphic novels “Subbu’s Code” and “Ka Kaa” to be launched at Bangalore Comic Con, along with a book adaptation of a National Award winning movie “Ri” and an anthology of historical fiction “Once Upon A Time”.




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Introduction

  • ISIN: 9788192893709
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Publishers: Fablery
  • Price: Rs. 120/- (I got this book for review from the publisher)
An atheist city-slicker unleashed on a medieval holy village...

A simpleton village priest's boy who blindly worships and guards a pantheon of Gods and Their traditions...

Strange things happen when their worlds collide!

This is a tale of that turmoil on a lonely night in a jungle, when the ghosts you never knew till a few hours ago are let loose on the ghosts that you always carried within, unknowingly.

Welcome to the unholy clash of beliefs, fears and frailties with unknown Gods and demons. A clash that will test your convictions. A clash that will rabidly claw and unmask your subconscious, leaving you naked and paralyzed in front of your demons - in a climax that is as ambiguous as it is certain...

Welcome to the madness of 'Lucifer's Lungi'... where What-You-See-Is-NOT-What-You-Get...


Behind The book
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Book Review: The Contract by Zeenat Mahal


Introduction

  • AISIN: B00HQH9X26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Publishers: Indireads
  • Price: Rs. 175/- (I got this book for review from the author)
Shahira, a young, divorced mother of a seven-year-old son, wants nothing to do with a man, ever again. But circumstances have forced her hand, and Hussain’s unusual proposition leaves her secretly relieved. As per their contract, she’ll have his name, will be paid to look after his ailing mother and motherless daughter and will be left well alone by him. Perfect!

Until her new husband decides to stop playing by the rules. 

Hussain is suave and rich. He is nobody’s fool…and is not about to be bested by the ex-schoolteacher he is married to. He has Shahira in his sights and she has to have all her wits about her in order to hold him at arm’s length. Will she ever be ready for the kind of marriage he wants?

Behind The book
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Behind The Book: Sundari Venkatraman

Today we have Ms. Sundari Venkatraman, the author of the latest release Meghna with us for a conversation as she takes us behind the book and lets us have a sneak peek as to what goes on behind an author's mind as they write what we call as masterpieces.

Sundari Venkatraman believes that books should transport one into a world of wonder. She has tried drawing, painting, tailoring, embroidery, knitting, gardening and an umpteen other things before she discovered WRITING. A voracious reader, she is a fan of Georgette Heyer, Julie Garwood, Janet Dailey and Penny Jordan. Jeffrey Archer truly inspires her and a hot favorite is JK Rowling.

You can read my review about Meghna here