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Miles to go...

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Exactly two years ago this blog was born - more so for my love of books and then of course gradually it went onto become my alter ego. While Memoirs of Me stood for all the good things of my life this one represented the bad things of my life. Needless to say both are immensely special to me and are my two kids that I have had. The most wonderful feeling for a blogger is to have at least one genuine reader who is your worst critic and best appreciator. I would say I am very lucky to have found someone like that in Dumpling - my bestest friend ever. There has not been a single day when he has not written to me about my blogs, books or about what's more special to both of us - LIFE! 750 posts, 43k hits, 119 book reviews, 462 daily thoughts on living and loving, this blog surely has a long way to go ! I intended to write a letter to my blog as it's birthday gift but then today morning I woke up to see a beautiful letter in my inbox addressed to my blog celebrating it's birt…

Book Review: The Scatter Here is Too Great by Bilal Tanveer

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·ISBN – 9788184004595
·Genre: Fiction
·Publishers: Random House Publishing
·Price: Rs. 350/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)

The Scatter Here Is Too Great heralds a major new voice from Pakistan with a stunning debut—a novel told in a rich variety of distinctive voices that converge at a single horrific event: a bomb blast at a station in the heart of the city.

Comrade Sukhansaz, an old communist poet, is harassed on a bus full of college students minutes before the blast. His son, a wealthy middle aged businessman, yearns for his own estranged child. A young man, Sadeq, has a dead-end job snatching cars from people who have defaulted on their bank loans, while his girlfriend spins tales for her young brother to conceal her own heartbreak. An ambulance driver picking up the bodies after the blast has a shocking encounter with two strange-looking men whom nobody else seems to notice. And in the midst of it all, a solitary writer, tormented with grief for his …

Book Review: Indian Tango by Ananda Devi (Author) and Jean Anderson (Translator)

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·ISBN – 978-0924047817
·Genre: Fiction
·Publishers: Random House Publishing
·Price: Rs. 209/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
Translated from the French by Jean Anderson, INDIAN TANGO, published in French in 2007, is set in Delhi in 2004, against a background of monsoon rains and the general election that would see Sonia Gandhi briefly head a coalition government. A visiting writer becomes obsessed by Subhadra, a woman glimpsed on the street, and as this unconventional relationship develops, the cost of pursuing passion and desire in a vibrant but deeply conservative society comes into sharp focus. A sometimes bitter, always moving meditation on the limitations placed on women's (and others') lives by convention builds inexorably to a powerful and stunning conclusion.
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Book Review: Ajaya: Roll of the Dice (Epic of the Kaurava clan, #1) by Anand Neelkantan

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·ISBN – 9789381576038
·Genre: Mythology / Fiction
·Publishers: Leadstart Publishing House
·Price: Rs. 299/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
THE MAHABHARATA ENDURES AS THE GREAT EPIC OF INDIA. But while Jaya is the story of the Pandavas, told from the perspective of the victors of Kurukshetra; Ajaya is the narrative of the ‘unconquerable’ Kauravas, who were decimated to the last man. *** At the heart of India’s most powerful empire, a revolution is brewing. Bhishma, the noble patriarch of Hastinapura, is struggling to maintain the unity of his empire. On the throne sits Dhritarashtra, the blind King, and his foreign-born Queen – Gandhari. In the shadow of the throne stands Kunti, the Dowager-Queen, burning with ambition to see her firstborn become the ruler, acknowledged by all. And in the wings: * Parashurama, the enigmatic Guru of the powerful Southern Confederate, bides his time to take over and impose his will from mountains to ocean. * Ekalavya, a young N…

Book Review: The Cosmic Clues by Manjiri Prabhu

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Introduction ·ISBN – 9788184954791 ·Genre: Fiction ·Publishers: Jaico Publishing House ·Price: Rs. 295/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review) Sonia Samarth couldn't have predicted it. It had only been a day, but her first advertisement had drawn dozens of responses. In the bustling city of Pune, with its winding alleys and exotic customs, Sonia has launched a brand new business - private investigation guided by Hindu astrology. Her unique brand of investigation might raise eyebrows but before long, she seems to have found her niche.
When a cat leads Sonia to her very first investigation, she uses astrology to unmask the killer. Suddenly, clients begin streaming in a persistent, handsome TV personality, a terrified bride to be a missing husband with suicidal tendencies. These cases initially seem like isolated experiences, but Sonia soon finds that they are bound by an invisible thread. Very soon she will have to look closely at her own stars a notorious international crimin…

Book Review: Baramulla Bomber by Clark Prasad

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·ISBN – 9789381523971
·Genre: Science -fiction
·Publishers: Niyogi Books
·Price: Rs. 395/- (I got this book from Readers Cosmos for a review)
The moment I read this blurb Quantum Physics meets Bible and Vedas in Background of Kashmir and Cricket I was curious to read this book. Just few days back I was lamenting on my Facebook page about how Indian fiction has the same run of the mill kind of stories and how I am dying to read something un-put-down able . And here I get the answer in the form of this book! You can view the official trailor of the book HERE to see what the book holds in store for you.
Behind The book AN ANCIENT WEAPON FROM THE VEDAS & BIBLE ONCE HUNTED BY THE NAZIS POWERED BY THE SOUND OF UNIVERSE REBORN WITH HELP OF QUANTUM PHYSICS GOING TO BE UNLEASHED ON TO THE WORLD AND KASHMIR HOLDS ITS SECRET

Blog Review: The Write Side

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Introduction: At Indiblogeshwaris we are a wonderful bunch of happy go lucky love-to-laugh gals who also happen to be bloggers. We love, laugh and most importantly spread both of them all around. This Christmas we decided to spread some of the holiday cheer by playing Secret Elves to our fellow bloggers. I was chosen as the secret elf for a wonderful blog by Seeta Bodke called The Write Side.

Book Review: I am life by Shraddha Soni

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·ISBN – 9788184003581
·Genre: Self help / Spirituality
·Publishers: Random House
·Price: Rs. 250/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
Exploring life as a subject has always interested me for various reasons, the most prominent being that this is the biggest gift we could ever have and yet is the most mysterious one.
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Book Review: Karma: The Ancient Science of Cause and Effect by Jeffrey Armstrong

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·ISBN – 978-1601091062
·Genre: Self help / Spirituality
·Publishers: Jaico Publishers
·Price: Rs. 855/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
Karma, from the Sanskrit, means "to do." Karma is simply the golden rule: what you give out is what you receive. Jeffrey Armstrong introduces the science of karma, reincarnation and the ways in which cause and effect control our lives. Individuals go through certain processes and accompanying experiences throughout their lives, which they have chosen, and are based on the results of their own creation. Karma is not about retribution, vengeance, punishment or reward; it simply deals with what is brought on by the purposeful action of devas, or divine beings. The "Law of Karma" is central in Hinduism, Ayyavazhi, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Jainism (religions born in Nepal and India). Understanding karma broadens our spiritual wisdom and reveals the profound interconnectedness of all life.
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Book Review: Orbit Shifting Innovation : The Dynamics of Ideas that Create History by Rajiv Narang, Devika Devaiah

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·ISBN – 9788184003208
·Genre: Non fiction
·Publishers: Random House
·Price: Rs. 280/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review) Orbit shifting innovation happens when an area that needs transformation, meets an innovator with the will and the desire to create and not follow history. At the heart of the orbit shifting innovation, is the breakthrough that creates a new orbit and achieves a transformative impact.
Businesses, social enterprises and even governments need orbit-shifting ideas to create a transformative impact. But how does that ground breaking idea come about and what translates it into actuality? Charting the vast landscape of orbit shifting innovation and innovators across countries, cultures and industries, Orbit Shifting Innovation brings to the fore the moving force that drives orbit-shifters to take on a transformative challenge and to navigate the pitfalls and obstacles in making it happen. Orbit Shifting Innovation comprehensively outlines and delves…

Book Review: Hair Yoga: Caring for your hair the right way by Jawed Habib

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·ISBN – 8184004613
·Genre: Non- Fiction/ Self help
·Publishers: Random House Publishers
·Price: Rs.250/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
This book has a foreword and cartoons by Sudhir Tailang. Jawed Habib is one of the top hair stylists in the industry.Jawed Habib Hair and Beauty Pvt. Ltd. is the leading player in the hair and beauty segment in India. It is one of the largest unisex salon chains in India with a presence across 62 cities. At present, the company has over 340 salon outlets and 47 salon academies in India.
The book has everything about hair carefrom taking care of dandruff, to greying, to balding.
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There are two things that are common to most people: we all want gorgeous hair and we all have at least one hair issue. From styling celebrities to running one of the most popular salon chains in India, to the revolutionary Xpresothe 99-rupess haircut. Jawed Habib is undoubtedly someone you can trust with your hair.In Hair Yoga, Jawed ta…

Silent Sunday

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Book Review: Delhi Mostly Harmless One Woman's Vision of the City by Elizabeth Chatterjee

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Introduction ·ISBN – 978-8184003567 ·Genre: Non- Fiction ·Publishers: Random House Publishers ·Price: Rs.299/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review) '... nobody who lives there, nobody at all, has much good to say about Delhi.' Along with Milton Keynes, Detroit and Purgatory, Delhi is one of the world's great unloved destinations. So when Elizabeth Chatterjee makes her way from the cool hum of Oxford to the demented June heat of heat of Delhi to research her PhD, she find herself both baffled and curious about the je ne sais quoi of this city of 'graveyards and tombstones'. As flanêur and sagacious resident, Liz takes us through the serpentine power structures, the idyll, the bullshit-peeling layer after layer of the city's skin to reveal its aspirations, its insecurity, its charm and finally its urban dissonance. Uncannily perceptive, predictive and hysterical, Delhi Mostly Harmless puts a firm finger on the electric pulse of Delhi. Behind The book

Book Review: Dr. Mathai’s Holistic Health Guide For Women

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·ISBN –9788184005004
·Genre: Self help
·Publishers: Random House Publishers
·Price: Rs. 299/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
The twenty-first century woman juggles home, work, friends—all in a day’s work. Andthis demanding lifestyle is taking its deadly toll on her. With women’s health issuessuddenly on the rise, Dr Mathai’s Holistic Health Guide for Women is what every womanmust have. It contains causes, solutions, and treatments for cancer, PCOS, arthritis,etc., based on ayurveda, homeopathy, and naturopathy as well as complementary therapies such as yoga, acupuncture, reflexology, and acupressure. With simple DIYsand home remedies, this book is the ultimate guide to a healthy life.
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Book Review: The Yogic Manager By Avinash Sharma

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·ISBN – 8184954700
·Genre: Spirituality / Non fiction
·Publishers: Jaico Publishing House
·Price: Rs. 225/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
Having been working since a decade now the next step in my corporate ladder is definitely to lead a team and become a leader.Somehow our ancient scriptures have always fascinated me with reference to the lessons of life. You can read about it here and here. I picked up this book solely for one reason; it said a business novel inspired by the Mahabharata. Needless to say INSEAD’s former Dean’s foreword was an added attraction.
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