Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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

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.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Book Review : Mighty Raju Series

  • 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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

  • ISBN: 978-81291453451
  • Genre: Fiction /Poetry / Mythology
  • Publishers: Rupa
  • Price: Rs.595/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)

‘Sri 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 her marriage with the five brothers, to losing her fortune and honour to the Kauravas in a gamble, the deep friendship she forged with Lord Krishna and finally the culmination of the great war of Kurukshetra.In this epic poem of hatred, love, victory and defeat, Draupadi emerges as a strong female character that ultimately brought to retribution all those who had done injustice to her.

Behind the Book

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Book Review: Jaffna Street by Mir Khalid

  • 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 even to the footnotes of history but have been crucial first-hand witnesses, participants or victims of some of the important events that marked the tumultuous and violent years of the insurgency.

Jaffna Street attempts to trace these individual trajectories by exploring significant events in their lives within the wider adumbrate of history, without losing sight of the big picture.

Behind the Book