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Book Review: The Wrong Vantage Point by Adwitiya Borah

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Introduction ISIN: 978-9382536284 Genre: Fiction Publishers: Lifi Price: Rs. 220/- A romantic thriller involving a simple boy with simple dreams who falls in love and also into the notorious world of crime. His quest to seek revenge for the killing of his father takes him deep into the criminal world. He meets new people and learns about their life. He plans everything and waits for the right moment to escape. So what does he do now? Can he break free from all the pain for good? Behind The book Source: Amazon.com

Silent Saturday

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Book Review: Nights in Pink Satin by Anita Shirodkar

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Introduction ISIN: 978-817-599-2801 Genre: Fiction Publishers: Fingerprint Lite Price: Rs. 199/- ( I won this book in Goodreads first Giveaway held by the publisher ) What happens when a heartbroken newly-wed girl writes an erotic, sexually charged story based on a cougar she knows? Simran Dandekar, the pretty daughter of a rich construction magnate from Nagpur, marries Siddharth, the good-looking scion of the Mumbai-based Raichand family, only to find out that her marriage is nothing more than a financial transaction, her husband is still not over his last heartbreak, and that the high society Mumbai which she has married into is a cesspool of extramarital affairs and torrid sexual encounters! Not one to shy away from taking inspiration when and where she finds it, Simran soon writes a spectacular tale of love and lust, even as she struggles hard to find both in her married life. But things spiral out of control when the anonymously published risqué potboiler become

Book Review: Supereconomies- America, India, China & the future of the world by Raghav Bahl

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Introduction ISIN: 978-06-7008-812-6 Genre: Non fiction Publishers : Random House Price: Rs. 699/- (I received the book for review from the publisher ) Our times are characterized not by estranged Superpowers building formidable arsenals but by engaged societies building a robust global economy. Emerging countries are redefining the geo-economic (and geopolitical) dynamic; in the new world order, a soaring GDP and a booming population are the true indicators of a nation's strength. The twenty-first century will be led, Raghav Bahl says, by a handful of SuperEconomies-large, prosperous countries with a high growth rate, ranking among the world's top trading partners, commanding 15 to 20 per cent of global GDP, having nuclear arms but using economic leadership to effect significant change.  The USA and China qualify automatically as the two existing SuperEconomies. With its demographic advantage, a surplus of skilled labour, a GDP that is expected to jump from $2 t

Book Review: Marijuana Diaries compiled by Paulami Duttagupta

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Introduction ISIN: 978-81-8400-523-3 Genre: Anthology Publishers: Fablery Price: Rs. 199/- (I received the book for review from one of the authors) Marijuana Diaries, an anthology on addiction and obsession, has 17 stories by new and established writers. As writers introspect and celebrate addictions of various forms, the pages of this diary fill up. Contributors: Gulzaar, Raghuvir Shekhawat, Paulami DuttaGupta, Nethra A, Deepali Junjappa, Meera Bharadwaj, Rubina Ramesh, Janaki Nagraj, Priyaa Trippayar Sahasranaman, Brindaa Lakshmi, Reshma Ranjan, Aparajita Dutta, Ahana Mukherjee, Nehali Lalwani, Rochelle Potkar, Subha N Nivedita and Dr. Tahmina Khaleel. Behind The book Source: Goodreads

Book Review: Beyond the Goal- The Official Biography of Baichung Bhutia by Mohammad Amin-Ul-Islam

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Introduction ISIN: 978-81-8400-523-3 Genre: Sport/Biography Publishers: Random House Price: Rs. 299/- ( I received the book for review from the publisher ) Beyond The Goal: The Official Biography of Baichung Bhutia explains that what Sachin Tendulkar is to cricket in India, Baichung Bhutia is to football, a relatively less popular game in the subcontinent. Nevertheless, the Sikkimese is a household name in India because he was not just the best football player of the nation but also of the entire continent. Indeed, the Sikkimese Sniper, as he is fondly called for his superb shot accuracy, has been winning the hearts of one and all ever since he stepped into the football field in 1993 with his unbelievable skill and charming looks. Bhutia provides ample fodder for a biography not just because he is a football icon in the continent but also because his career has not been without its fair share of controversies. It is the career path and controversies of Bhutia that the aut