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2017 - The year that was

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This blog, previously known as “ Reviews and Musings ” has always been my neglected child. I always put more effort behind my creative writing blog till last year when I shut it down completely. On the hindsight it wasn’t a bad decision at all. It helped me complete my own manuscript, research for the second one and finish a short story collection. It also helped me stay sane in the periods when I couldn’t write because “ not updating my blog ” was no longer killing me. Lastly, it also helped me focus on this baby of mine which was a little lost till then. It had a niche, sure, but it didn’t have a direction. 2017 was the year I gave it a concrete direction.

Cover Reveal ~ The Vengeance of Indra (Vikramaditya Veergatha #3) by Shatrujeet Nath

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Book Review: The Spectacular Miss by Sonia Bahl

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Introduction Source: Amazon.in ISBN:  978-8175-9934-19 Genre:   F iction / Contemporary Publishers: Fingerprint Price:  Rs. 250/-  ( I got the book for review from the  author )

Book Review: The Lucknow Cookbook by Chand Sur and Sunita Kohli

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Introduction Source: Amazon.in ISBN:  978-9386021601 Genre:  Non- F iction / Cookery Publishers: Aleph Book Company Price:  Rs. 499/-  ( I got the book for review from the  publisher )

Book Review: The Indigo Sun by Rupa Bhullar

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Introduction Source: Amazon.in ISBN:  978-8129149602 Genre:   F iction / Contemporary Publishers: Rupa Publications Price:  Rs. 295/-  ( I got the book for review from the  publisher )

Book Review: The Bengalis- A Portrait of a Community by Sudeep Chakravarti

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Introduction Source: Amazon.in ISBN:  978-9386021045 Genre:  Non- F iction/ History Publishers: Aleph Book Company Price:  Rs. 799/-  ( I got the book for review from the  publisher )

Book Review: Prithviraj Chauhan - The Emperor of Hearts by Anuja Chandramouli

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Introduction Source: Goodreads.com ISBN:  9780143441199 Genre:   F iction/ Historical Fiction Publishers: Penguin Random House Price:  Rs. 299/-  ( I got the book for review from the  author )

Book Review: Rani Padmavati - The Burning Queen by Anuja Chandramouli

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Introduction Source: Goodreads.com ISBN:  978-9386228529 Genre:   F iction  Publishers: Juggernaut Price:  Rs. 299/-  ( I got the book for review from the  author )

Book Review: Kartikeya The Destroyer's Son by Anuja Chandramouli

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Introduction Source: Goodreads.com ISBN:  978-8129149114 Genre:   F iction / Mythology Publishers: Rupa Publications Price:  Rs. 295/-  ( I got the book for review from the  autho r )

Guest Post: A Letter to all Aspiring Writers by Leonora Meriel

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Source:  reshmakrishnan

Book Review: Coffee and Ordinary Life by Mitali Meelan

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Introduction Source: Goodreads.com ASIN :B077P94B2V  Genre: Anthology / Poetry Publishers: Amazon Price:  Rs. 49 /-  ( I got the book for review from the autho r )

Book Review: Pawan - The Flying Accountant by Sorabh Pant

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Introduction Source: Amazon.in ISBN:  978-812-914-9305 Genre: F iction  Publishers: Rupa Publications Price:  Rs. 295/-  ( I got the book for review from the publishe r )

Recommended Reads : Across the Border

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Book Review: A Hundred Little Flames by Preeti Shenoy

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Introduction Source: Goodreads.com ISBN:   978-9386850423 Genre:   F iction  Publishers: Westland Price:  Rs. 299/-  ( I got the book for review from the  publishe r )

Behind the Book: Leonara Meriel

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Today on my blog we have the wonderful author of The Woman Behind The Waterfall , Leonora Meriel. To tell you more about her, she grew up in London and studied literature at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and Queen’s University in Canada. She worked at the United Nations in New York, and then for a multinational law firm. Copyright: Leonara Meriel

In my mailbox

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Book Review: Feast - With a Taste of Amir Khusro by Bisma Tirmizi

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Introduction ISBN:  978-8129149015 Genre: F iction  Publishers: Rupa Publications Price:  Rs. 295/-  ( I got the book for review from the publishe r )

Book Review: The Goat Thief by Perumal Murugan

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Introduction ISBN:  978-9386228499 Genre: F iction / Anthology Publishers: Juggernaut Price:  Rs. 399/-  ( I got the book for review from the publishe r )

Recommended Reads: Non-fiction November 2017

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Non-fiction November is basically celebrated to draw attention to more non fiction books which otherwise tend to get ignored in the difficult choice a reader makes while choosing a book. This month encourages reading more non fiction, discovering new authors, new topics and also sharing your love for some books which you enjoyed thoroughly. I personally enjoy Non-fiction a lot. And for me, this month just becomes another reason to read more of what I love. Ranging from travelogues, memoirs, biographies to historical narrative and self-help , there is so much to choose from. So here I am, presenting to you my top 5 non-fiction picks from the books I read and loved thoroughly in 2017 linking them with my reviews. Hope it makes you want to pick one and read.

Guest Post: The Pain of Loss by Pankaj Giri

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Have you ever in life encountered an event, an event that pulls the rug from under your feet, threatens to destroy the very foundation of your existence? I have. Source: Tiny Buddha

Book Review: Ravana Leela by Radha Viswanath

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Introduction Source: Amazon.in ISBN:  978-8129149039 Genre: F iction / Mythology Publishers: Rupa Publishing Price:  Rs. 295/-  ( I got the book for review from the publishe r )

Book Review: The Buddha of the Brothel by Kris Advaya

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Introduction Source: Goodreads.com ISBN:  978-9386538093 Genre: Non-f iction / Biographies Publishers: Fingerprint Publishing Price:  Rs. 299/-  ( I got the book for review from the publishe r )

Behind the Book : Radha Vishwanath

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Book Review: The Fragile Thread of Hope by Pankaj Giri

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Introduction Source: Goodreads.com ASIN:  B076ZGGNH8 Genre: Fiction/Contemporary Publishers: Amazon Price:  Rs. 60/-  ( I got the book for review from the author )

Book Review: An Awfully BIG Adventure by Aniesha Brahma

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Introduction ASIN:  B076QG52JK Genre: Fiction/ Children's / YA Publishers:  Amazon Price:  Rs. 75/-  ( I got the book for review from the autho r )

Book Review: Autopilot: The Art & Science of Doing Nothing by Andrew Smart

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Introduction Source: Goodreads.com ISBN:  978-9386538062 Genre: Non-f iction Publishers: Fingerprint Publishing Price:  Rs. 299/-  ( I got the book for review from the publishe r )

Book Mail!

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Couldn't stop from showing off this latest beauty on my desk. How is your Monday coming along?

Book Review: Blowfish by Siddharth Tripathi

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Introduction Source: Goodreads.com ISBN:  978-9386643315 Genre: Fiction/Contemporary Publishers: Bloomsbury India Price:  Rs. 399/-  ( I got the book for review from the publishe r )

Book Review : Mad Country by Samrat Upadhyay

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Introduction Source: Amazon.in ISBN:  978-1616957964 Genre: Fiction /Anthology Publishers:  Rupa Publishing House Price:  Rs. 295/-  ( I got the book for review from the publishe r )

Behind the Book : Nadya A R

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November Reads

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Book Review: Aaru (The Aaru Cycle Book 1) by David Meredith

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Introduction ASIN:  B073V7CZ1Q Genre: Fiction/ Sci-fi Publishers: Amazon Price:  Rs. 449/-  ( I got the book for review from the autho r )

Book Review: ...Because Words Matter by Kailash Satyarthi

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Introduction Source: Amazon.in ISBN:  9788129148452 Genre:   Non-Fiction / Self Help Publishers:  Rupa Publishing House Price:  Rs. 295/-  ( I got the book for review from the publishe r )

Book Review: Corporate Avatars by Disha

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Introduction Source: Goodreads.com ISBN:  9789386348883 Genre:   Non-Fiction / Business Publishers:  Jaico Publishing House Price:  Rs. 299/-  ( I got the book for review from the autho r )

Book Review: The Woman Behind the Waterfall by Leonora Meriel

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Introduction Source: Goodreads.com ISBN: 978-1911079231 Genre: Fiction Publishers: Granite Cloud Price:  Rs. 999/-  ( I got the book for review from b00k r3vi3ws )

Bookmarked Weekend # 5

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Book Review: Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith by Shaun Hume

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Introduction ISBN:  978-1492242802 Genre: Fantasy Fiction Publishers: CreateSpace Kindle Price:  Rs. 49/-  ( I got the book for review from the author )

Book Review: CANCER PREVENTION (Essential Spices and Herbs Book 4) by Joseph Veebe

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Introduction Source: Goodreads.com ASIN: B074N6Q8DT Genre: Non-Fiction / Health Publishers: Amazon Price:  Rs. 191/-  ( I got the book for review from the author )

Book Review: Harnesssing The Windmills Of The Mind by Abraham Thomas

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Introduction Source: Goodreads.com Genre: Non-Fiction/Self-help Publishers: Leadstart Publications Price:  Rs. 299/-  ( I got the book for review from the  publishe r )

Book Review: Curried Cultures- Indian Food in the Age of Globalization by Krishnendu Ray and Tulasi Srinivas

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Introduction Source: www.amazon.in ISBN:  978-9384067328 Genre: Non-Fiction / Food & Culture Publishers: Aleph Book Company Price:  Rs. 499/-  

Book Review: No Mud, No Lotus - The Art of Transforming Suffering by Thich Nhat Hanh

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Introduction Source:Amazon.in ISBN:  978-9384067489 Genre: Non-Fiction/Self-help Publishers: Aleph Book Company Price:  Rs. 299/- ( I got the book for review from the publisher ) 

Bookmarked Weekend # 4

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October Reads

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Phew! What a month September has been... with 14 book reviews and other bookish musings the whole month flew by amidst words and their imagery. With the festivities round the corner and some travel plans in store I have decided to take it a little bit light this month and hence have reduced the number of reviews for the month. Oh....I am sure you are curious what's in store for this month and without much ado, here's what I am devouring.

Book Review: Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah

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Introduction Source: http://panmacmillan.co.in ISBN:  978-1509835836 Genre: Fiction/Women Publishers: Pan Macmillan India Price:  Rs. 229/-  

Book Review: The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas

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Introduction Source: Amazon.in ISBN:  978-1509839551 Genre: Fiction/YA Publishers: Pan Macmillan India Price:  Rs. 399/-  

Book Review: The Elephant Chaser's Daughter by Shilpa Raj

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Introduction Source: Amazon.com ISBN:  978-8129147691 Genre: Non-Fiction/ Memoir Publishers: Rupa Publications Price:  Rs. 295/-  ( I got the book for review from the  publishe r )

Bookmarked Weekend # 3

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Book Review: Charlatans by Robin Cook

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Introduction Source: Goodreads.com ISBN:  978-0735212480 Genre:   Fiction / Thriller / Medical Publishers: Pan Macmillan India Price:  Rs. 599/-  ( I got an ARC from the  publishe r )

Book Review: Invisible Ties by Nadya A R

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Introduction Source: Amazon.in ISBN:  978-8129147974 Genre:   Fiction Publishers:  Rupa Publications Price:  Rs. 250/-  ( I got the book for review from the  publishe r )

Bookmarked Weekend # 2

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Book Review: Rebound by Sanil Sachar

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Introduction Source: Goodreads.com ISBN:  978-8129148438 Genre:   Fiction Publishers:  Rupa Publications Price:  Rs. 200/-  ( I got the book for review from the  publishe r )

Trip With me

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I am sure there is nobody who hates travelling. But recently I came across a guy who gave me serious travel goals. Now it is one thing to keep wishing and sighing looking at the various road trips people take and another thing to actually experience one. So, this man went on a 30 days trip travelling across India from tip to top recording his experiences with the people he met on the way. Just the idea itself sounds so thrilling on paper but it is much more than just that. So much hard work, meticulous planning, unplanned roadblocks, language barriers, extreme weather climates and all that can be considered a road block is also a part of this trip. But as they say, all's well that ends well. The trip is a lesson waiting to be learnt for all of us in the form of these videos. 

Book Review: Navigating India- $18 Trillion Opportunity by Bharat Joshi

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Introduction Source: Goodreads.com ISBN:  978-8129147547 Genre:   Non-Fiction / India / Business / Economics Publishers:  Rupa Publications Price:  Rs. 294/-  ( I got the book for review from the   author )