Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Book Review: The Wrong Vantage Point by Adwitiya Borah

Introduction

  • ISIN: 978-9382536284
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Publishers: Lifi
  • Price: Rs. 220/-
A romantic thriller involving a simple boy with simple dreams who falls in love and also into the notorious world of crime. His quest to seek revenge for the killing of his father takes him deep into the criminal world. He meets new people and learns about their life. He plans everything and waits for the right moment to escape. So what does he do now? Can he break free from all the pain for good?

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Book Review: Nights in Pink Satin by Anita Shirodkar


Introduction
  • ISIN: 978-817-599-2801
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Publishers: Fingerprint Lite
  • Price: Rs. 199/- (I won this book in Goodreads first Giveaway held by the publisher)
What happens when a heartbroken newly-wed girl writes an erotic, sexually charged story based on a cougar she knows?
Simran Dandekar, the pretty daughter of a rich construction magnate from Nagpur, marries Siddharth, the good-looking scion of the Mumbai-based Raichand family, only to find out that her marriage is nothing more than a financial transaction, her husband is still not over his last heartbreak, and that the high society Mumbai which she has married into is a cesspool of extramarital affairs and torrid sexual encounters!

Not one to shy away from taking inspiration when and where she finds it, Simran soon writes a spectacular tale of love and lust, even as she struggles hard to find both in her married life. But things spiral out of control when the anonymously published risqué potboiler becomes an instant best-seller. Just as her relationship with her husband begins to bloom, the controversial ‘Nights in Pink Satin’ threatens to bring her down!

Will Simran’s literary aspirations bring her rewards, or bring her into disaster zone? Join Simran in Nights in Pink Satin, a warm, colourful story set in Mumbai’s high society with entirely believable characters.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Book Review: Supereconomies- America, India, China & the future of the world by Raghav Bahl

Introduction
  • ISIN: 978-06-7008-812-6
  • Genre: Non fiction
  • Publishers: Random House
  • Price: Rs. 699/- (I received the book for review from the publisher)
Our times are characterized not by estranged Superpowers building formidable arsenals but by engaged societies building a robust global economy. Emerging countries are redefining the geo-economic (and geopolitical) dynamic; in the new world order, a soaring GDP and a booming population are the true indicators of a nation's strength. The twenty-first century will be led, Raghav Bahl says, by a handful of SuperEconomies-large, prosperous countries with a high growth rate, ranking among the world's top trading partners, commanding 15 to 20 per cent of global GDP, having nuclear arms but using economic leadership to effect significant change. 

The USA and China qualify automatically as the two existing SuperEconomies. With its demographic advantage, a surplus of skilled labour, a GDP that is expected to jump from $2 trillion to over $5 trillion by 2025, a strategic geographic location and a new, decisive political leadership, India has every chance, Bahl argues, of becoming the third SuperEconomy. As the world's largest democracy, its arrival will enhance global stability and ensure that the balance of power remains free, fair and representative of the people. Drawing on history, current affairs and political and economic analyses, SuperEconomies projects how India can soon become a world leader and help secure a future of peace and prosperity for all.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Book Review: Marijuana Diaries compiled by Paulami Duttagupta

Introduction
  • ISIN: 978-81-8400-523-3
  • Genre: Anthology
  • Publishers: Fablery
  • Price: Rs. 199/- (I received the book for review from one of the authors)

Marijuana Diaries, an anthology on addiction and obsession, has 17 stories by new and established writers. As writers introspect and celebrate addictions of various forms, the pages of this diary fill up.

Contributors: Gulzaar, Raghuvir Shekhawat, Paulami DuttaGupta, Nethra A, Deepali Junjappa, Meera Bharadwaj, Rubina Ramesh, Janaki Nagraj, Priyaa Trippayar Sahasranaman, Brindaa Lakshmi, Reshma Ranjan, Aparajita Dutta, Ahana Mukherjee, Nehali Lalwani, Rochelle Potkar, Subha N Nivedita and Dr. Tahmina Khaleel.

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Saturday, May 02, 2015

Book Review: Beyond the Goal- The Official Biography of Baichung Bhutia by Mohammad Amin-Ul-Islam

Introduction
  • ISIN: 978-81-8400-523-3
  • Genre: Sport/Biography
  • Publishers: Random House
  • Price: Rs. 299/- (I received the book for review from the publisher)

Beyond The Goal: The Official Biography of Baichung Bhutia explains that what Sachin Tendulkar is to cricket in India, Baichung Bhutia is to football, a relatively less popular game in the subcontinent. Nevertheless, the Sikkimese is a household name in India because he was not just the best football player of the nation but also of the entire continent. Indeed, the Sikkimese Sniper, as he is fondly called for his superb shot accuracy, has been winning the hearts of one and all ever since he stepped into the football field in 1993 with his unbelievable skill and charming looks.

Bhutia provides ample fodder for a biography not just because he is a football icon in the continent but also because his career has not been without its fair share of controversies. It is the career path and controversies of Bhutia that the author, Islam, delves into in this book.

The author has touched upon the footballer's relationships with his coaches, the various clubs he played with during his time and, of course, his much-talked-about retirement. In tracing the high and low points of Bhutia's football career, what Islam effectively does is give readers a deep insight into the good, bad and ugly of the football world in India.

What also makes Beyond The Goal an enjoyable read is the fact that it features some never before seen pictures of the footballer. In addition, it has some insightful accounts by Bhutia's fellow sportspersons, including boxer Mary Kom and athlete Sunil Chhetri. The foreword for the text has been written by none other than the cricketing legend, Sachin Tendulkar.

Beyond The Goal: The Official Biography of Baichung Bhutia has been published by Random House and was released in 2014. It is available in paperback.

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