Thursday, July 30, 2015

Book Review:Winning Instinct: Decoding the power within by Virender Kapoor

Introduction
  • ISIN: 978-93-84898-04-5
  • Genre: Non-fiction / Self help
  • Publishers: Bloomsbury
  • Price: Rs. 299/- (I received the book for review from the publisher)

Passion, purpose, potential, perseverance are the qualities required to make great achievers and leaders.

This book tells you how to: 
• turn people into leaders
• build trust and confidence
• make you reach your destiny
• transform your organization

Behind The book
Source: Author's website

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Book Review:The Dove’s Lament by Kirthi Jayakumar

Introduction

ISIN: 978-8192997568
Genre: Fiction
Publishers: Readomania
Price: Rs. 250/- (I received the book for review from the publisher)

The Dove's Lament is a journey that takes you around the world, bringing to life the human side of conflicts that tear people apart. From the genocide in Rwanda, to war-stricken Bosnia, from child marriages in India to prostitution and drug trafficking in Colombia, these stories traverse a microcosm of reality. Be it the manifestation of Bacha Baazi in Afghanistan, or the fight for paradise on Earth, Kashmir, the repertoire of stories lend a soul to what otherwise remain a muddle of news reports and statistics. Through these stories, Kirthi embroiders a tapestry of the unvanquished human spirit in varied shades, and shakes you up to the reality that surrounds you.

Behind The book
Source: Goodreads

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Book Review: Brutal by Uday Satpathy

Introduction

Genre: Fiction/ Thriller / Suspense / Mystery
Publishers: Westland / A Bloody Good Book 
[I got this book from A Bloody Good Book as ARC]

Brutal is the debut novel of Uday Satpathy. Two ace journalists—Prakash and Seema stir up a hornet's nest as they chase the story of a schoolteacher who murders 11 of his students. Their pursuit of the truth takes them to the ominous forests of Bandhavgarh where an eerily similar incident had occurred 8 years ago. One by one, their leads end up dead and they soon realise that they're pitted against forces more evil and powerful than they could have ever imagined.

Behind The book
Source: Goodreads

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

International Author's Day - Giveaway & Blog Hop

We all are story tellers, aren’t we? What else would you call the way we cook up stories when we want to lie, when we manage to create imaginary characters just to please our children, when we write essays and autobiographies in schools or better still manage to grab the attention at get-togethers as we go about narrating simple day-to-day incidents with a panache that has everybody hooked!

My first experience with a real story was the day I had asked my mom the eternal question – Mamma, where did I come from? And my mom very lovingly placed me on her lap to narrate a story which began with the usual Once upon a time. I clearly remember I had asked my mom to narrate this one so many times to me that I had lost count. I loved the part where she said “And we got you home!” I just loved the joy that one sentence carried. Perhaps that was the moment I fell in love with stories and with happy endings too!

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Book Review: The Arithmetic of breasts and other stories by Rochelle Potkar

Introduction

  • ISIN: 978-93-5174-900-4
  • Genre: Fiction/ Anthology
  • Publishers: 20 Notebooks Press
  • Price: Rs. 200/- [I got this book from the author for a review]

A cluster of 7½ literary short stories presenting the romantic-sexual facets of: Narain who lusts for Munika, Old Jaganlal who wants a favour from young Dia, Jackie who is in love with Nic, a surgeon who is changing more than a patient s hairline, nose, lip, and chin, Shonali and Neel who are realizing that infidelity might not be such an easy thing, a woman who walks the tight rope between tradition and sexual exploitation, and Sunil who meets the woman of his desires through an adult dating site. Through these stories, Rochelle Potkar explores the intensely personal unrelationship that exists alongside its conventional and socially articulate twin, the relationship.

Behind The book
Source: www.amazon.com

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Quote a day Challenge - Day 1

I have been tagged by a lovely blogger friend Purba for this Quote a day challenge wherein I am supposed to be sharing quotes daily. Starting today, for three days. Here is my first quote, some of my favourite lines from my story The Filch in Time's Lost Atlas.