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A gift of love ~ Aham Bhumika

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If you read my blog regularly you might be aware about Aham Bhumika   but today I am here to tell you something more about it. Not very moons ago I was contemplating of gifting a few things to my loved ones on varied occassions ranging from birthdays to wedding anniversaries. And surprisingly I found my answer at Aham Bhumika. Because as I flipped through the various online gifting portals I couldn't find something that not only conveyed by feelings but also rendered a personal touch to it. At that moment a tweet by Aham Bhumika became the answer. I chose this beautiful red and yellow bag for my Nani on her 60th wedding anniversary. My reasons were many. Primarily yellow and red are considered auspicious colours for a married woman moreover this particular design had 9 people embroidered and she had 8 grandchildren! I told her this denotes of all the good times we have had with her. And the tree, is the tree of her life. Standing tall at 75 years the tree is blooming with

Spotlight: Absence of You by Sarah Elle Emm

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Absence of You by Sarah Elle Emm Released on 17th May, 2016 About the Book:

Guest Post: The Writer in me by Purba Chakraborty

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Source:  linguistics-research-digest.blogspot.com Today we have Purba Chakraborty with us in conversation where she bares her heart and lets us know how she became what she is. Everyone has a story and today we are going to listen to Purba's story which is not only motivating it is heartwarming as it shows you how to find yourself. Purba Chakraborty is a novelist, poet, freelance writer, web content developer, blogger and social influencer. She has authored two novels “Walking in the streets of love and destiny” (2012) published by Diamond Books and “The Hidden Letters” (2014) published by Bluejay Books (an imprint of Srishti Publishers and Distributors). She published her poetry book “The Heart Listens to No One” in February, 2016. Many of her short stories and poems have been published in several anthologies such as “ Shades of Life ”, “ Minds @ Work 4 ”, “ Rhymes and Rhythm ”, “ Mélange ~ a potpourri of thoughts ”, “ Kaafiyana ”, " Stories for your valentine &

Release Day Blitz: All of me by Jonali Karmakar

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Behind the Book: Elizabeth R Joseph

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Today we have Elizabeth Joseph with us at Behind the Book. To introduce her to you all - She is a 14 year old 9th grade student at a Kansas City, US high school. She has written several short stories, poems and plays during her elementary and middle school years. She started writing Twin Reflections in the 5th grade and completed it 3 years later in 2015. She hopes that her example of publishing at such a young age will inspire new and upcoming authors. Her debut novel Twin Reflections (The Maze of Mirrors # 1) blew my mind for the detailing she managed in it. As you read her interview you will realize how out-rightly honest she is about everything and trust me that honesty reflects in her writing as well. :

Book Review: The Gita Way- Secret recipe to achieve the purpose of life by Shweta Chandra & Santosh Srivastava

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Introduction ISIN:  978-9380914879 Genre: Non-fiction / Religion Publishers: General Press Price:  Rs. 250/- ( I got this book from the author   for a review ) The Gita Way' is an irreligious take on the tenets of the Bhagavad Gita. Without delving into either mythological or God-centric discourse, the book attempts to understand and explain various insights from the Gita through, in the author's words, derived theory and application. 'The Gita Way' attempts to shed light on matters of self-realisation, and identifying and following the path to achieve the purpose of life. Within the framework of Vedic philosophy represented by Gita, this book explores: • How to discover the swa-bhava, the inherent natural strength of our real-self? • Is my profession aligned with my swa-bhava? What is my purpose of life? • What is the real meaning of moksha, the liberation? How the realization of individual purpose leads us to attain supreme purpose we are born to achie

Book Review: With You I Dance by Aarti V Raman

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Introduction ISIN:  978-8175993525 Genre:  Fiction / Romance Publishers: Fingerprint Publishing House Price:  Rs. 162/- ( I got this book from the  publisher   for a review ) Meera Sagar had everything—the perfect job as a principal ballerina (for a prestigious New York ballet company) and a man who loved her as much as she loved him. But tragedy struck on the night before her biggest performance, forcing her to do the one thing she never wanted to do—come back home. To Mumbai. Now, a year later, Meera is still trying to pick up the pieces, while fending off marriage proposals from her well-meaning but traditional Gujarati family, and figure life out all over again. By starting a ballet school in Mumbai. But she has two problems. One, she doesn’t know anything about running a business. And two, she can’t dance. Not anymore. Enter . . . Abeer Goswami. Hotshot junior partner at a South Bombay law firm and a man nursing a broken heart. When he meets Meera again, the woman wh

Cover Reveal: All of me by Jonali Karmakar

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Book Review: Honour for Ransom by Rajnish Gambhir

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Introduction ISIN:  978-9352013920 Genre:  Fiction Publishers: Leadstart Price:  Rs. 375/- ( I got this book from the  publisher   for a review ) April 13th, 1978. Kartar Singh, an upper caste agriculturist, guns down his newly married daughter Simran and her lower caste husband, for the sake of 'upholding family honour'.His ex-lover, Sarah Jefferson (a British psychologist) visits him in jail to discover that Kartar has been a victim of ruthless manipulation at the hands of his politician father, Dilawar Singh, who is known to unconditionally despise the lower caste. Vowing justice for Kartar, Sarah embarks on an intriguing mission, venturing to turn the tables against the unscrupulous Dilawar, who by now is a powerful minister in the Punjab cabinet. Curiously delving into his boyhood days, she is astonished to learn that young Dilawar was in fact an 'affable-boy-next-door' who too had a love life, having lost his heart to a beautiful girl in Lahore... What t

In conversation: Manan Kapoor

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Today we are in conversation with Manan Kapoor the author of   The Lamentations of a Sombre Sky .  Read on to know more about him as an author and as a person. Source:  linguistics-research-digest.blogspot.com

Book Review: Shades of Life - An anthology (Review Part 5- stories)

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Introduction ISIN: 978-81-931666-5-9 Genre: Fiction/ Anthology Publishers: Shades Publication Price: Rs. 299/- Life is a supernova of emotions, a multi-colored extravaganza and a celebration of colors that carve a way for us to be "expressive". These colors often vary from situation to situation. They may be vibrant, bright and attractive, or even bland and gloomy. Nevertheless, they invoke the soul from within and portray the various dimensions of life. Come and explore the various shades of life - from the lighter tones of friendship and love to the murkier hues of revenge and murder - of human beings, of how their personalities and their situations mould them into their real selves - in this anthology of prose and verse, from authors across the world, Shades of Life.  Amazon |  Goodeads    | Quotes   |   Quiz   | Website   | YouTubeChannel |    Cafes  Featured Blogs : Maliny   |   Garima Rashmi   |   Sanchana & Anmol

Book Review: Shades of Life - An anthology (Review Part 4- stories)

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Introduction ISIN: 978-81-931666-5-9 Genre: Fiction/ Anthology Publishers: Shades Publication Price: Rs. 299/- Life is a supernova of emotions, a multi-colored extravaganza and a celebration of colors that carve a way for us to be "expressive". These colors often vary from situation to situation. They may be vibrant, bright and attractive, or even bland and gloomy. Nevertheless, they invoke the soul from within and portray the various dimensions of life. Come and explore the various shades of life - from the lighter tones of friendship and love to the murkier hues of revenge and murder - of human beings, of how their personalities and their situations mould them into their real selves - in this anthology of prose and verse, from authors across the world, Shades of Life.  Amazon |  Goodeads    | Quotes   |   Quiz   | Website   | YouTubeChannel |    Cafes  Featured Blogs : Maliny   |   Garima Rashmi   |   Sanchana & Anmol   Behi

Book Review: Shades of Life - An anthology (Review Part 3- stories)

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Introduction ISIN: 978-81-931666-5-9 Genre: Fiction/ Anthology Publishers: Shades Publication Price: Rs. 299/- Life is a supernova of emotions, a multi-colored extravaganza and a celebration of colors that carve a way for us to be "expressive". These colors often vary from situation to situation. They may be vibrant, bright and attractive, or even bland and gloomy. Nevertheless, they invoke the soul from within and portray the various dimensions of life. Come and explore the various shades of life - from the lighter tones of friendship and love to the murkier hues of revenge and murder - of human beings, of how their personalities and their situations mould them into their real selves - in this anthology of prose and verse, from authors across the world, Shades of Life.  Amazon |  Goodeads    | Quotes   |   Quiz   | Website   | YouTubeChannel |    Cafes  Featured Blogs : Maliny   |   Garima Rashmi   |   Sanchana & Anmol   Behind The boo

Book Review: Shades of Life - An anthology (Review Part 2- stories)

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Introduction ISIN: 978-81-931666-5-9 Genre: Fiction/ Anthology Publishers: Shades Publication Price: Rs. 299/- Life is a supernova of emotions, a multi-colored extravaganza and a celebration of colors that carve a way for us to be "expressive". These colors often vary from situation to situation. They may be vibrant, bright and attractive, or even bland and gloomy. Nevertheless, they invoke the soul from within and portray the various dimensions of life. Come and explore the various shades of life - from the lighter tones of friendship and love to the murkier hues of revenge and murder - of human beings, of how their personalities and their situations mould them into their real selves - in this anthology of prose and verse, from authors across the world, Shades of Life.  Amazon |  Goodeads    | Quotes   |   Quiz   | Website   | YouTubeChannel |    Cafes  Featured Blogs : Maliny   |   Garima Rashmi   |   Sanchana & Anmol   Behind The book

Book Review: Shades of life -An Anthology (Review Part 1- Poems)

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Introduction ISIN: 978-81-931666-5-9 Genre: Fiction/ Anthology Publishers: Shades Publication Price: Rs. 299/- Life is a supernova of emotions, a multi-colored extravaganza and a celebration of colors that carve a way for us to be "expressive". These colors often vary from situation to situation. They may be vibrant, bright and attractive, or even bland and gloomy. Nevertheless, they invoke the soul from within and portray the various dimensions of life. Come and explore the various shades of life - from the lighter tones of friendship and love to the murkier hues of revenge and murder - of human beings, of how their personalities and their situations mould them into their real selves - in this anthology of prose and verse, from authors across the world, Shades of Life.  Amazon |  Goodeads    | Quotes   |   Quiz   | Website   | YouTubeChannel |    Cafes  Featured Blogs: Maliny   |   Garima Rashmi   |   Sanchana & Anmol   Behind The book Sou

Release Day Blitz: My Last Love Story by Falguni Kothari

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Book Review: The Lamentations of the Sombre Sky by Manan Kapoor

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Introduction ISIN: 9789352015849 Genre: Fiction Publishers: Leadstart Price: Rs. 250/- ( I got this book from the publisher for a review ) Kashmir — 1991 In between the insurgency and the exodus, Inayat finds solace in the company of Gul, a Kashmiri pundit, and Aaqib. She blooms under the eyes of her father, Maqbool — an alcoholic poet, and her mother — Wahida, who is fraught with sanguinity. They spend their days listening to The Doors in Gul’s backyard and attending Shakes-Peer’s English lessons at the school. However, as they leave behind their childhood, they realize that the future holds things for them that they have never even imagined. Inayat comes face to face with loss as bereavement engulfs Kashmir. The echoing of the machine guns, the wails of her loved ones and the silence that she is bequeathed with is all that is left. The Lamentations of a Sombre Sky is the story of a skirmish with life and the perseverance in the dark times Behind the book Sour

Cover Reveal Material for The Conspiracy at Meru by Shatrujeet Nath

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First look at The Conspiracy at Meru (VikramadityaVeergatha # 2)

Book Review: The Dance of Durga by Kanika Dhillon

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Introduction ISIN: 978-9351777106 Genre: Fiction Publishers: Harper Collins Price: Rs. 399/- ( I got this book from the author for a review ) The hauntingly beautiful and determined Rajjo has always been different. As a child in a village in rural Punjab, her gifts mark her as special. Married young and abused, she flees home to discover her path: to use her talents to become a Godwoman, rich and powerful, in the ambiguous world of belief, sensationalism and commerce in the ashram. But when she falls in love, she must once again choose who she wants to be. Will she have the courage to walk the path of love and change her destiny? The Dance of Durga is the story of an unforgettable heroine who rises to command a religious order. It is a powerful drama about human desires, faith, and a woman's journey to find true love. Behind the book Source: thehindu.com

Book Review: Daughter of the Sun (Cult of the Cat series, Book 1) by Zoe Kalo

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Introduction ASIN: B01DRDUQW8 Genre: Fantasy/ YA Publishers: Amazon Price: $ 4.99 ( I got this book from the B00k R3vi3w Tours for a review ) Cult of the Cat series blurb According to ancient Egyptian prophecy, three feline goddesses—Bastet, Sekhmet, and Mafdet—would one day be reborn as triplets during a solar eclipse. But someone—or something—separated them at birth. Because if ever they were reunited, they would unleash a blistering power that could destroy the world. In an adventure where the past confronts the present, and blood, betrayal and secrets abound, the triplets face each other for the first time. And discover they’re the only force able to stop the evil god Apophis from enslaving humanity. Daughter of the Sun, Book 1 - blurb Sixteen-year-old Trinity was born during a solar eclipse and left at the doorsteps of a convent along with a torn piece of papyrus covered with ancient symbols. Raised by nuns in the English countryside, she leads a quiet life