Releasing soon : Always here with you – Himanshu Rai

Bestselling author Himanshu Rai soon to launch his next big Romance title I am Always Here with You with Srishti Publishers Srishti Publishers & Distributors, one of India’s leading publishing houses for mass-market paperback fiction, has announced the acquisition rights of bestselling author Himanshu Rais forthcoming book called I am Always Here with You. His first book titled My Mute Girlfriend had not just started off impressively in the pre-orders itself, it had also gone on to grab top bestselling positions on all online and offline stores soon after release. While broadening Srishti’s hugely successful portfolio in the contemporary romance category, this collaboration is to mark a trend of a romance story with a difference this time. A Vanetines Day release in 2018, Himanshu Rais debut romance titled My Mute Girlfriend also got listed among 25 best romance reads of 2018. The list of good reviews, praise and appreciation was endless, as the story was quite different and woven with love, also trendsetting in a way. Himanshus way of writing is so visually rich that it is more like watching a story. Not just heart-warming, his stories are also different than the usual. We are delighted to be associated with Himanshu for his next venture and are sure it will charm the readers just as much,” said Arup Bose, Publisher, Srishti Publishers. Himanshus book is most popular with the young in age and young at heart, as it explores the various shades of love. On his association with Srishti Publishers for the second time, Himanshu said, “I am delighted to work on my next books with Srishti. Being a romance title, no one can give it a better platform than them. I am thankful and obliged to be part of their team. The title of the upcoming book I am Always Here with You is already trending and much loved

 

 

Buddha On Wall-Street : Knowledge, Wisdom, Financial Moksha and Bliss by A.Venkatasubramanian

 

 

BLURB :

 

Can Money Buy Happiness?  How to Maximize your HQ (Happiness Quotient)? What is the Path to ‘Financial MOKSHA’? How to use your finances to Maximize your Potential? Why is Money like ‘Oxygen’?

BUDDHA on WALL-STREET is where western philosophies of maximizing wealth meet the eastern philosophies of moderation and maximizing happiness. This is where the United States of America meets Bhutan.

While BUDDHA on WALL-STREET is primarily a book on investments it seeks to redefine happiness from the perspective of ancient wisdom drawing on the source of true happiness.  It is materialism with contentment.

BUDDHA on WALL-STREET not only equips the reader with knowledge and wisdom to effectively maximize returns and manage one’s investments but also lays out a balanced approach to maximize one’s happiness.

In the material world there is a single pointed focus towards attaining wealthThis defeats the purpose it intends to serve, ending in misery rather than happiness. The book deals with the mechanics of how to maximize one’s Happiness Quotient (HQ).

The Book is a practical guide on how one should balance out one’s primal desires for infinite wealth with one’s HQ (Happiness Quotient). It is about securing our future with the right investments and managing our lives with the right attitude.

 

REVIEW :

Finance plays an important roles in our lives but yet we’re not so very sure of how to manage it well. We always face some trouble every now and then. This book is just the answer for it. Written in an easy language it will make things easy for you and break down terms which are important as for investments. The title is really Catchy speaking up about financial moksha what I really liked it is how the author confined finance, happiness and wisdom all weaved into one book. The book has various sections focusing on investments and happiness and how to bring about a balance in between both. The financial terms have been explained in a simple manner with personal or examples which will make it easy to understand. The things that we used to believe in for investments will be totally shattered. You will be learning and relearning so many new concepts. Rule of 72. Learning about risks how to tackle. Long term/ short term investments, business analysis, balance sheets , macro investing, mutual funds, stocks, bonds. Every new chapter begins with a quote to sum it all up. And famous sayings by different people such as Warren buffet himself is also been put up. What are the essentials when you are investing what to look up. Everything about finance and investments has been covered up beautifully by the author. I’m sure one will benefit from it. Being a non finance student this made it easier for me to understand concepts which are used in and out in our daily finances. How can one overcome and learn from finances. Go slow and try to apply all that you grasp from this book. Book has alot of quotes and tables and real life examples. Might seem a little boring but if you have interest in the subject you will definitely find it of immense use!
overall -4/5.

The Poetry of Vihang A. Naik: New Literary Dimensions by Goutam Karmakar

 

About the Editor

Goutam Karmakar is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the department of English, Barabazar Bikram Tudu Memorial College, Sidhu-Kanhu-Birsha University, West Bengal, India. He is also a PhD Research Scholar at the department of Humanities and Social Science, National Institute of Technology Durgapur (NITD), India. He is an Associate Editor (research section) of Setu: A Bilingual & Peer-Reviewed Journal of Literature, Arts & Culture published from Pittsburgh, USA and interview editor of Verbal Art: A Global Journal Devoted to Poets & poetry and Phenomenal Literature: A Global Journal Devoted to Language & Literature. His essays, research papers, book reviews and poems have been published in many reputed International Journals. He has taken interviews of many notable Indian poets in English. He seeks interest in Indian English Literature, Marxism and Post Marxism, Postmodern and Postcolonial literature, Gender Studies, Ecocritical Studies, Dalit Literature, Mythology, Folklore and Culture Studies. He can be reached at goutamkrmkr@gmail.com.

About the Book

In The Poetry of Vihang A. Naik: New Literary Dimensions, edited by Goutam Karmakar, Naik reaches into the past and future. These are poems of friendship, of love’s stranglehold, of the streets and buildings where history is played out. Elegiac and bittersweet, the poetry features Naik at his best. This collection is valuable from the beginning, not only for its originality, but with the depth and fullness with which the poems communicate internal and external human states. They tell of the world of attitudes arising from inner, strong connections, highlighting emotions that usually carry dilemmas, so that we see such ethics lead to great truths and create wellbeing —- Form by “Preface” by Patricia Prime.

REVIEW :

The book is an overview of poet Vihang Naik’s work throughout these years. All the essays are based on his poems and the topics that has been touched by the author has been thrown light upon. If you have read the poets work you will definitely love it as you may get to know so much more about your favorite poem having so much more depth than just what you thought it contained. A brief overview of the poets work from 1) City times and other poems, 2) Making a poem 3) poetry manifesto 4) Jeevangeet

The cover has been kept simple for the purpose to maintain the uniqueness. References of few poems are also given if some idea has been used from the other poets. Vihangs sir poems ranges from life to different emotional roller-coasters. The technicalities and various levels the poet is thinking about.Brilliance of the poems and how beautifully the metaphors are used by the poet. The strength and weakness of the poems are also discussed. If you want to look at the literary dimensions of his poems you should read this book. Helped me get more insight on poems. A great descriptive read and made me learn more about poetry and poems in general. An informational read.

overall – 4/5.

Pyjamas are Forgiving by Twinkle Khanna

 

 

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There sitting on that porch, that light-eyed man, a pitta like me, was my ex-husband and that woman whose inner element I was unaware of, unless bitch is accepted as an undiscovered fourth dosha, was his young wife.
In the serene sanctuary of Kerala’s Shanthamaaya spa where food is rationed, sex forbidden and emotions centered, Anshu meets someone familiar and deeply unsettling – her ex-husband. Bittersweet, funny and wise, Pyjamas Are Forgiving confirms Twinkle Khanna as one of our great storytellers.

REVIEW :

Having read all the other books by the author I really had high hopes with this one and read the whole book with much anticipation. The cover is incredible and really adds on to the whole look with the white cover. The title of the book is marvelous and relatable to everyone as we all really like being ourselves into the pajamas and pajamas never judge.

As far as the content is concerned the plot line chosen was overall fine but somewhere in the execution it didn’t touch hearts like it always does. The humor always was on point and you will definitely get to learn many new words in the book. The first few pages of the book really holds you through after a while you lose interest in the story. The story revolves around Anshu’s emotions and the ashram she is in Kerala’s Shanthamaaya spa . Pace of the book is slow. Not a page turner after a while.

Characters failed to put a mark over the story. The author tried to touch upon the #metoo movement. The dialogues seemed bland. The book is a one time read. Extensive detailing could have been cut off but overall an okay read.

overall -3/5

Leader of millions by B P Senapati Durgesh Nandini Das.

 

 

 

BLURB –

Vijay is like any of us. He belongs to a middle-class family with loving parents and a girlfriend by his side,he wants get a job and after few years of job experience dreams to establish his own business like millions of other, but fate has some different plans. Corrupt system forces him to enter into the dirty game of politics. He gains power to avenge his antagonists, The only thing that makes him different is his ideologies. He believes in everything Gandhi once believed in. He believes in setting things straight by talking rather than unnecessary fights. Being a Gandhian, his strategy is something unusual . . . his revenge isn’t ordinary . . .

 

REVIEW –

Starting off with the cover of the book it is really very okay and didn’t go as much with the book content. Could have been made much more better. The title is okay made sense in the end. So this is a romantic story which ends up with so much patriotism and servicing others. How helping someone is really important and taking a stand for something could change your life. The first half of the book goes about with the story of Vijay and Priya and there love life where as the other half deals with the twist that changes their life for good. The authors have done good work with the flow of the story. I felt it could have been shortened. The book quality could have been better I feel the pages starts to tear off sooner. The pace of the book is slow. Themes covered is romance and being selfless. You will enjoy reading the book as it has a genuine story which could have happened to anyone. What I really liked how it is a different story and is not the same old usual romance the different pick of the plot is what unique. Also the book did not feel as it was co-authored and felt like one author wrote it so kudos to the authors for that. Simple and easy to understand story. The book also teaches you how leadership is and all the sarcrifices one has to make.

things that you will like : story plot.

things that you will not like : grammatical errors, cover and no proper execution of the idea of the book.

a one time read.

overall -3/5.

THE 7 TRANSGRESSIONS by Kavya Sharma (poetry)

 

BLURB :

You, yourself, as much as any-body in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. – The Buddha In India, WHO estimates that the summation of mental health problems is of the tune of 2,443 DALYs i.e. disability-adjusted life years per 100,000 population, and the age-adjusted suicide rate per 100,000 population is 21.1. In the wake of a time where mental health is a serious concern worldwide, evaluated awareness is the priority. Keeping in our minds and hearts the cause and the need to reach out, the poems in this anthology cover varied struggles and emotional stages of individuals suffering from mental health illnesses. Let us begin by realizing the impact mental health illnesses can have on people- their body, mind and soul. Let us begin by realizing that mental health is an illness that needs to be treated and dealt with utmost care and assiduity. It is through these poems; the work of art and imagination that we intend to empathize and extend our hands to one and all alike. Through the seven transgressions, we extend our regards and affection.

 

REVIEW :

Finished reading the book in one go. Really beautifully weaved by 7 authors on mental health and related topics. The cover is amazing showing the beauty or one’s mind and how it keeps growing wallflowers inside. Also shows how one may be quiet on the inside but so much might be blooming inside ones mind and body. Altogether all the poets did a great job to make you think. Consume and write more poetry. The book deals with anxiety, not feeling enough , depression and how you try to break through changes and live.

Many relatable poems and stanzas which will grow on to you. The title also falls along the lines of the books content. Had a great read. Will definitely stir emotions within and remind you of times that you might have had in your life.

Poignant poetry book.
Overall -4/5