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Guest Post: Inspirations behind ‘The Inimitable chaos of life’ ~ Maliny Mohan

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Source: Entrepreneur The Inimitable Chaos of Life is my debut solo work of fiction. The book is a collection of 14 short stories, which deal with the multifarious emotions that rule human lives. There are stories that highlight the intensity and sheer melancholy associated with despair and stories that celebrate jubilation; there are stories that uphold the importance of hope and stories that woefully narrate the misery associated with hopelessness. There are stories of friendship and of love; there are stories that thrill you and stories that leave you shocked. As the author of this book, I expect the readers to take an undeniable journey through the stories, so that by the time they reach the end, they would have accepted and applauded the countless number of emotions, incidents and experiences that make our life what it is; however chaotic they might seem.

Book Review : Mighty Raju Series

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Introduction Genre:Children Fiction Cartoon Series Publishers: Red Turtle books ( I got the book for review from the publisher) Your beloved superhero Mighty Raju is back. Set out on exciting adventures with him and also learn something new with this unique series of sixteen books created keeping young learners in mind. Parents today face great difficulty in making their children study and/or understand concepts. This series is an amalgamation of learning and fun for children through their favourite character, Mighty Raju, a four-year-old superhero. These books have topics ranging from colours and shapes, maths lessons to fun-filled adventure stories to learning about festivals of India and much more. The series will encourage them to learn a variety of concepts in an interactive and engaging manner with the right amount of learning, fun and adventure all packed together. Behind the Book

Book Review: The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi by M. Veerappa Moily (Translated by D A Shankar)

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Introduction ISBN:  978-81291453451 Genre: Fiction /Poetry / Mythology Publishers: Rupa Price:  Rs.595/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher ) ‘S ri Krishna, I am being put through an ordeal, the foolish Acts of your cousins are burning me up, save from these wicked ones Who are stripping me of the cloth I am clad in! You alone can save me, the saviour of the helpless; If I lose my honour, can I stay alive? ’ She vowed to never tie her hair till the day the Pandavas avenged the humiliation she had been subjected to by the Kauravas. That her hair would be left untamed and wild till the day Bhima would kill Dushyasana and smear her hair with his blood. This is an epic poem narrating the saga of one of the most important, intriguing and complex female characters of Hindu mythology—Draupadi of Mahabharata.The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi traces the life and journey of Draupadi from her birth from the sacrificial fire—whereupon she was named ‘Yagnaseni’—to he

Book Review: Jaffna Street by Mir Khalid

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Introduction ISBN:  978-81291453211 Genre: Non-Fiction /Politics Publishers: Rupa Price:  Rs.295/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher ) In 1989, an adolescent schoolboy from downtown Srinagar watched as his elders extricated themselves from university campuses, high-school grounds, hand-loom machines and farms to bear arms and fight a war of attrition against the Indian state. Twenty-two years on, Jaffna Street was born from his explorations of the human dimension of the conflict appositely termed the Kashmir tragedy. Combining anecdotes, personal memories and extended interviews, the author takes us behind the scenes and headlines into Srinagar city’s ‘notorious’ perpetually politically charged downtown as well as its upper city-side belt to create a panoramic portrait of recent Kashmir history. He profiles ordinary people—hit-men, insurgents, artisans, failed Marxist intellectuals, mystics, exiles, gangsters and ordinary individuals—who wouldn’t make it ev