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Silent Saturday

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Wordless Wednesday

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Book Review: Ready Steady Go by Deepak Mehra

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Introduction ISIN: 9978-81-8495-654-2 Genre: Self-help / Career Publishers: Jaico Books Price: Rs. 250/- [ I got this book from the publisher for a review ] 59 ways to fast-track your career from Classroom to Corporate Office Schools and colleges do not prepare us for the real world. Worse still, they often create blind spots that hold us back in the corporate world. As a result, many intelligent, dedicated and hardworking professionals stagnate in their careers. Unleash your potential with Ready, Steady, Go! Analyze the root cause of career-related issues and learn 59 high-octane rules for personal success, including:  ● Be Sociable, Not Social  ● Passion Is Out of Fashion ● Think Like a Golfer  ● Get The Boss Equation Right ... and much, much more! Fast-track your career – whether you have just started out or have years of experience under your belt. So Ready, Steady, Go! Behind The book Source: Amazon.com

Silent Saturday

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Behind the book: Adwitiya Borah

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Today Behind the Book we have a very dear friend, a fellow blogger and a fellow author in an anthology who has recently published her debut novel The Wrong Vantage Point. Let's get to hear to her story. Just to let you know about her Adwitiya Borah, born amidst the greenery of Assam, is a Computer Science Engineer from NIT Silchar. Besides writing, she is a martial artist with a black belt in karate. She believes she was born to write and hopes to make it big in the literary world someday. The Wrong Vantage Point is her first full-length novel. 

Wordless Wednesday

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Shopping with Amazon: A joke or reality!

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Since the time online shopping was introduced as a concept to India, Amazon was always looked upto as the Big Daddy of them all for having been there, done that. Flipkart was considered the pride of India and everyone else was like a surprise package everyday coming out with concepts that just made a buyer go Wow. I will go to the others maybe later but today I dedicate this post to my experience of shopping with Amazon. As I am still trying to understand whether it was a joke or reality I leave it to you readers to conclude after reading the whole post. My first experience with Amazon was in December 2014 when I purchased a Hard drive from them after a lot of insistence from a friend who was raving about the great offers they had. The deal went through fine as when I compared the prices to other websites ( Including Flipkart) I realised the prices were ridiculously low and hence ordered it.

Book Review: God help the child by Toni Morrison

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Introduction ISIN: 978-0701186050 Genre: Fiction/ Drama Publishers: Penguin Random House Price: Rs. 599/- [ I got this book from the publisher for a review ] Spare and unsparing, "God Help the Child" is a searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult. At the center: a woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life; but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love until she told a lie that ruined the life of an innocent woman, a lie whose reverberations refuse to diminish . . . Booker, the man Bride loves and loses, whose core of anger was born in the wake of the childhood murder of his beloved brother . . . Rain, the mysterious white child, who finds in Bride the only person she can talk to about the abuse she's suffered at the hands of her prostitute mother . . . and Sweetness, Bride

Silent Saturday

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Book Review:World Order by Henry Kissenger

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Introduction ISIN: 9781594206146 Genre: Nonfiction/ Global Economy/ International affairs Publishers: PenguinRandom House Price: Rs. 2050/- [ I got this book from the publisher for a review ] Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era—advising presidents, traveling the world, observing and shaping the central foreign policy events of recent decades—Kissinger now reveals his analysis of the ultimate challenge for the twenty-first century: how to build a shared international order in a world of divergent historical perspectives, violent conflict, proliferating technology, and ideological extremism. There has never been a true “world order,” Kissinger observes. For most of history, civilizations defined their own concepts of order. Each considered itself the center of the world and envisioned its distinct principles as unive

Just Jottings : The Editorial Woes

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Wordless Wednesday

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Book Review: Secrets and Second Chances by Anita Shirodkar

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Introduction ISIN: 9788129132697 Genre: Fiction/ Drama/ Chicklit Publishers: Rupa Price: Rs. 295/- [ I got this book from the author for a review ] Nandita Dharkar, a strikingly beautiful and talented architect, relocates to Mumbai from Delhi, seeking new horizons and compelling explanations about ghosts from her mother’s past. As she revels in her newfound independence and forges new friendships, her job at a prestigious architect firm brings suave hotelier Aryan Rai into her life—and she falls hopelessly in love with him. But when her best friend, the carelessly handsome Aditya Arora, suddenly lands on her doorstep, Nandita realizes how fickle the heart can be. In the midst of it all, she is unable to forget the mysterious letter she had discovered in her mother's jewellery box. When she embarks on a quest to find out the identity of the letter writer, shocking secrets about her mother’s past come to the forefront. Will this shatter Nandita or will she heal thr