Sunday, November 27, 2016

Book Review: Colourful Notions - The Roadtrippers 1.0 by Mohit Goyal

  • ISBN: 9789382665809
  • Genre: Fiction 
  • Publishers: Srishti Publishers
  • Price: Rs.175/- 
Would you give up your high-paying job and comfortable personal life to drive ten thousand kilometers across India? Just for fun!

Three twenty-somethings dare to do just that! While the two guys take turns to drive, the girl gives voice-over as they record their entire journey on a handycam.

Ab, Sasha and Unnati are ordinary youngsters, rendered special by the feat they accomplish. As they recount their adventures, I crave to live their journey all the more. They look at each other with a glint in their eyes, as if refurbishing those memories, as they narrate their spooky time at Bhangarh Fort, strange escapades at Wagah Border and Sundarbans, car breakdowns, wild animals, near-death experiences and highway robbers! It's nothing less than crazy.

I doubted if I'd ever have the gumption to create such experiences. So I did the next best thing - I penned a book about them, and their roadtrip.

Colorful Notions is a journey of three young hearts on the Indian terrain and into the inner recesses of their souls, giving a new perspective to relationships, love and life.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Book Review: Second Chance At Forever by Summerita Rhayne

  • ASIN: B01IE40CTM
  • Genre: Fiction / Romance
  • Publishers: Amazon
  • Price: Rs.199/- (I got this book from the author for a review)
What happens when the terrible twos come in threes?

Stuti loves being a mother to her triplets, but it can be a harrowing routine. She's even more submerged in the craziness when she takes them and her mom-in-law for a trip to Rajasthan, the land of the erstwhile Thar desert royals and their palaces. After the passing away of her husband, she feels she owes it to her mil to take her to her favourite holiday. In the Amber Palace, her reckless toddler rushes onto a modelling shoot. As she picks up her daughter who has tripped over a gorgeous zardozi sari, her gaze clashes with that of the man she'd hoped never to set eyes on again in her life.

A passion that threatens to set fire to more than just her senses

Revath was everything she wanted in a man, but six years ago he chose to walk away from her. Now he wants to be back in her life. When she knows he doesn't want the same things in life that she does, would she be wise to let anything rekindle between them? Is it already too late for rethinks?

Desire that has to be denied

Revath knew the moment he met Stuti again that he couldn't just let her go. But Stuti is absolutely the wrong woman for him. It was proved six years ago when they chose diametrically opposite ways for themselves. He doesn't believe in forever, so what's he doing asking her for a second chance?

>>>>>>Can three little miracles be a barrier to two people finding love?
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Book Review: White Clouds, Green Mountains by Ruskin Bond

  • ISBN: 978-8129142337
  • Genre: Fiction / Anthologies
  • Publishers: Rupa
  • Price: Rs.195/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)

Time passes and yet it doesn’t pass; people come and go, the mountains remain. Mountains are permanent things. They are stubborn, they refuse to move…no matter how hard they try, humans cannot actually get rid of the mountains. That’s what I like about them; they are here to stay. Mountains—snow-capped, green and filled with stories. For decades, Ruskin Bond has lived among them and his writings abound in descriptions of these hills—of life as it is lived here, of animals and birds who sometimes even wander into his room, of the many interesting and eccentric characters who he has met here. From having his roof fly off in a freak storm to becoming the ‘writer on the hill’, Bond has seen it all. Funny, elegiac and filled with beautiful descriptions of people, animals and places, this collection is for every mountain and nature lover.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Book Review: A song of many rivers by Ruskin Bond

  • ISBN: 978-81-291-4218-4
  • Genre: Fiction / Anthologies
  • Publishers: Rupa
  • Price: Rs.195/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)

Between the boy and the river was a mountain. The thickly forested mountain hid the river, but I knew it was there and what it looked like…I had heard of it, of the fish in its waters, of its rocks and currents and waterfalls and it only remained for me to touch the water and know it personally.

The snowy Himalayas, where the Bhagirathi, the Mandakini and so many others arise, the towns and villages that lie by their banks, the legends and stories that are as immortal as these waters, all come alive in A Song of Many Rivers. Prepare to get swept away by the tales and narratives about these beautiful, majestic and beloved rivers in this collection of some of Ruskin Bond’s most compelling river stories.
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Book Review: Netaji: Living Dangerously by Kingshuk Nag

  • ISBN: 978-8129142177
  • Genre: Non fiction / Biographies
  • Publishers: Rupa
  • Price: Rs.395/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)

Did Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose die in an air crash in Taihoku (Taipei, Taiwan) on 18 August 1945? Was he sent off to Siberia by Joseph Stalin? Did he die there? Or did he escape? Or was he let off, eventually to make his way back to India? Was he the mysterious Gumnami Baba of Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh? If so, how did he find his way back? Why did Bose leave India when he did? Was it on account of his political approach, which was opposed by the then high command of the Congress party that wanted a quick transfer of power from the British? The past comes alive as journalist and author Kingshuk Nag seeks answers to these and related questions at a time when there is a considerable renewal of interest in Netaji's fate with old records tumbling out, the latest being the declassification of 64 files on the subject by the West Bengal government. Will the Union government make public the records that it holds, as has been stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi? Will the governments in Moscow and London be approached for new leads? Netaji: Living Dangerously is a riveting account of the life of one of India's most charismatic leaders and an in-depth analysis of one of the world's best kept secrets.
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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Behind the Book : Aniesha Brahma

Today we have Aniesha Brahma with us talking about her love for the written word and all other things close to her heart.

Aniesha Brahma is an author who realized her passion for writing at the tender age of six. She also happens to be the social media manager for BEE Books. Her debut novel, The Secret Proposal (2012) was published by General Press and was followed by When Our Worlds Collide (2015) by the same. She blogs at: and runs an online magazine, BUZZ Magazine. She can be contacted at: She lives in Kolkata with her family and her five super adorable cats!

P.S: Do read about my reviews her works and her story behind becoming a writer HERE

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Book Review: A thousand times over by Sudhanshu Bisen

  • ISBN: 9788175993976
  • Genre: Fiction / Romance / Mystery
  • Publishers: Fingerprint
  • Price: Rs.183/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
Who doesn’t promise to love the love of their life forever?
But how many actually live up to that promise?

Nishith Singh, a seventeen-year-old, has shared everything with the virtual world—from the pain of losing his father and being blamed for it to falling in love at first sight and being rejected. But nonetheless, he hasn’t given up on his love.

When Aahana Basu, a quintessential wife and a loving mother, comes across his blog, she is drawn deeply into his world, much to her own surprise. But when she wakes up to the sudden absence of the recurring dream the next morning, a dream she sees almost every night, and which ends at the very same point, she is left nonplussed. Are the two connected?

As Aahana finds herself falling for Nishith, she realises there’s much more to things than she sees. From coming across strangers calling out her name and greeting her to feeling an inexplicable connection with a town she visits for the first time, she is left bewildered.

Will Aahana be able to connect the dots and piece together the puzzle?

A spine-chilling tale of selfless love, A Thousand Times Over will not only make you fall in love with love but will also leave you with the desire to live up to the promises you’ve made to your beloved.
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Monday, November 14, 2016

Book Review: Guardians of Halala The Guardians of the Halahala (Vikramaditya Veergatha, #1) by Shatrujeeth Nath

  • ISBN: 978-8184956382
  • Genre: Mythology / Fantasy
  • Publishers: Jaico
  • Price: Rs.350/- (I got this book from the author for a review)
"A good work of mytho-fiction" -- Anand Neelakantan


The deadly Halahala, the all-devouring poison churned from the depths of the White Lake by the devas and asuras, was swallowed by Shiva to save the universe from extinction.

But was the Halahala truly destroyed?

A small portion still remains – a weapon powerful enough to guarantee victory to whoever possesses it. And both asuras and devas, locked in battle for supremacy, will stop at nothing to claim it.

As the forces of Devaloka and Patala, led by Indra and Shukracharya, plot to possess the Halahala, Shiva turns to mankind to guard it from their murderous clutches. It is now up to Samrat Vikramaditya and his Council of Nine to quell the supernatural hordes – and prevent the universe from tumbling into chaos!

A sweeping tale of honour and courage in the face of infinite danger, greed and deceit, The Guardians of the Halahala is a fantastical journey into a time of myth and legend.
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