The Search Within by Anubhav Shrivastav

 

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Our lives are but a memorandum of the greatest moments that define us. While some get colored in shades of triumph and happiness, others find meaning in despair and woe.

It is in them, and through various emotions of love, longing, heartbreak, estrangement and soul-searching we encounter along the way, that we finally find ourselves. Rarely do we revisit those forgotten lanes of the heart and dwell in the warmth of their solemnity.

The Search Within, is an extremely personal collection of poems by Anubhav Shrivastava that promises to ring hard on the deepest chords of the heart and pay homage to the gift called Life.

 

REVIEW

Received the product well in time. In great condition as well. The book consists of poems based on various walks of our life. Most were based on romance, heartbreak, betrayal, mental health, kindness and a lot of mess that one walks through. The title is good as well. Due to the cover one might mistake it to be a novel. The cover could have been better. The poems have been written in simple language so as everybody can understand it well. I really liked reading it. Finished it in one go. I liked the simplicity of poems and so many lines that will ring a bell. A sweet read with few poems in rhyme. Most of the poems focuses upon the thoughts that kills us within.

The poems were relatable.

Overall -4/5

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The Book of My Poems by Apurva Tupdale

 

The Book of My Poems by [Tupdale, Apurva]

 

 

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That moment when the excruciating pain in your heart is yearning to elude or when the mind is jumbled with thoughts you cannot possibly fathom; it is an anxious plea from your soul to be heard which, in this case, is depicted through words on paper.

26 poems on a variety of themes including the unpleasant agony of death, the ache of losing self, and the affection of love is woven together. Each poem will resonate imagination of a bibliophile and let them experience a different depth of emotions.

 

REVIEW

This book is a mixture of self love – confusion and different walks of life that we go through alone without anyone helping us. The loneliness that kindles within us. There are long poems mostly some with rhymes. The cover is really cheerful and brings in a lot of elements to it. The title is simple. It’s a short read with all the pain that you might have faced once in your life for sure.

I really loved reading this short book of poems. I could relate to so many poems present in the book. The titles also spoke so much about every poem.  A soft book of poems definitely worth reading! The poems had a great flow.

Overall -4/5.

Song of Life: A Poetic Retelling of Mahabharatha by Anuradha Singh

 

 

Song of Life: A Poetic Retelling of Mahabharatha by [Singh, Anuradha]

 

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Mahabharata, India’s legacy, longest written poetry, stories interlinked into each other, with so many characters, events and places. Each character has a role to play, which is vital for the story to go ahead. This Mahakavya, which is written by Krishnadwaipayana Vyasa is imprinted on Indian mind. It has been translated world wide, every region of India has its own narration, interpretation and connection with Mahabharata. In song of life the author has created poetry which can be read and understood easily by young generation who have not read or heard of Mahabharata much. Along with the young even the elders can read and relish the easy flowing poetry of the verve.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anuradha is working in the field of academics from past 18 years. She has worked in a variety of schools across India along with Nalanda University as an English Language facilitator. She is also an avid blogger and writes from her heart at www. anuradhastringsofmyheart.com . Being a post graduate in English Literature and then working as a teacher; writing poems, travelogues, articles and then a novel came naturally to her. Her debut book The Mysterious Widows of Mehboobpura is garnering fantastic reviews from readers all over. Song of Life is her second book, which is poetic narration of the events of Mahabharata.

 

 

REVIEW –

Who would have thought a book so extensive as 7-8 huge books could be penned down into a beautiful poem with everything covered when dealt with. The book cover is very amusing and colorful consisting of some incidents from the famous Mahabharata which has been made and remade almost again and again over time. This poem naturally flows with the beautiful description and proper adjectives. If someone has to know about Mahabharata in short this book is definitely recommended to all. The title also goes along well. I really liked reading the book with the way the author wrote about the events in such a charismatic and simple manner. Keeps the reader hooked. I don’t know if it could be done any better.
Overall -4/5

Kalam: Kuch Ulte Panne by J.Alchem.

 

Kalam: Kuch Ulte Panne (Hindi Edition) by [Alchem, J.]

BLURB – मैं पहली बार छह: महीने पहले मिला था उस से. अख़बार डालने आता था वो हर दिन. फिर एक इतवार के रोज़ वो अख़बार के साथ साथ एक कहानी भी ले आया. मुझे सुनाने को. सुनते सुनते पता चला की वो कुछ पन्ने थे, जिन्हें वो उलटा पढ़ रहा था. एक कहानी में पिरो कर. एक कहानी जिसमें वक़्त पीछे की ओर भाग रहा था.

REVIEW –

What I absolutely love about this author is how is goes around spiraling stories in one. He starts of with something beautiful and then gets you back to the main story and then again back to the other. It just makes you want to read even more. I was really amazed at this short read. The book is poignant and mellifluous. There is just something about how the author puts up his words. I didn’t really like the cover much at first but after reading it I really liked and could connect much better. The story about Dr. Kalam has been written as somebody else narrating it. I really liked the vulnerability what one feels and the connection one feels to somebody who isn’t related.
Overall -4/5

 

THE VANISHING OF SUBHASH BOSE: THE MYSTERY UNLOCKED by RAJESH TALWAR

 

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WHAT REALLY HAPPENED!!!!! FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, CLEAR AND CONVINCING EXPLANATIONS….
Netaji Bose, who led the Indian National Army to wage battles against the British, allegedly died in an air crash in Taipei, Taiwan soon after the Second World War came to an end. Did he really die in the air crash or was it a fabrication? This question was considered by three inquiry commissions, the last of which came to the clear conclusion that there was in fact no air crash. Each report is carefully dissected by the author, a trained international lawyer and public intellectual.
If Bose did not in fact die in the air crash, where did he go, what happened to him, and when, where and how did he meet his end? Why did Prime Minister Nehru keep Bose-related files away from the first committee that conducted an enquiry? Why did India’s first prime minister order that surveillance be carried out on the Bose family for decades? Why did Prime Minister Morarji Desai speak of new evidence that challenged the conclusions of the first two inquiries that Bose had died in an air crash? Why did Desai subsequently fall silent? This book provides explanations on all the important questions that have plagued Indian minds for decades. The mystery behind the springing tiger’s disappearance is finally unlocked.
If Gandhi’s non-violent struggle represented the feminine spirit of ‘ahimsa’ Bose and the INA’s struggle represented Indian manhood in its fullest flowering. In freedom struggles across the world, some of those who fought the hardest are subsequently ignored. If we apply the necessary corrective to the history of Indian independence, the author argues, we will change India’s view of itself and its place in the world, past, present and future.

 

REVIEW –

There are not many books based on Subhash Chandra Bose and how it all happened at all. This book deals with how/what had happened along with his relations with other politicians. His work and other areas have been focused about. In the start the description of each chapter is given. What really lures you to read the book is about the disappearing and the extensive description of each event that took place along with references. The book is a really well researched one one could only imagine about the possible probabilities. It shows a part of him that was never given credit. Alot about his personal life has been given about too. The author focuses on his work and makes you to come to the conclusion. The book has been written in simple language so as to keep clarity and as well as this could be dealt with mass of readers. The cover is simple along with a picture of Subhash Chandra Bose. If you want to know what had happened and to dive in a little more about history you should definitely read it. The book does not get boring even after being so long as it has been narrated well with detailed description. Overall an informative read and adds on to your knowledge. There are quotes given by Subhash Chandra Bose in the starting of chapters.

Overall 4/5.

Intjaar Pyaar Ka/इंतजार प्यार का (Hindi Edition) by Vishal Anand

 

 

Intjaar Pyaar Ka/इंतजार प्यार का (Hindi Edition) by [Anand, Vishal]

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A collection of romantic tales ranging from married couples to teenage love. Tales that will make you nostalgic, that will recount your story, that will stun you and those, that will take you to your best memories. Guiding these tales are a diverse gathering of characters extending from a teenager who fall in love easily to a matured couple who struggle in their love. ‘Intjaar Pyaar Ka’ as the name suggests will take you on a passionate journey between love and marriage.

 

REVIEW –

There is just something about the language that has its own simplicity and beauty which elevates the literature to another level. This book consists of three stories which is based over love, relationships and so much innocence in them. The three stories are beautiful and different from each one. The first story is so beautifully put up and something that most of the relations go through. The second one I was somewhat confused with the story but was penned nicely. The third story is also beautiful. I really liked the way the stories are put up in a smooth and simple manner which so many sentences which one will definitely relate too. The cover is also simple showing the bliss of love and then it’s a short read which will refresh you and make you crave back into memories.
The title is also all about love how being in love makes you wait for it and most of us are.

Overall 4/5.

Mind, Life & Reflections by Payal Jain

 

Mind, Life & Reflections by [Jain, Payal]

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From birth to death we all go through series of emotions, breakthroughs and transformations that upholds our way of ‘being in the world’ by means of our perceptions and reflections whittling our mind and soul. ‘MIND, LIFE & REFLECTIONS’ explore these lessons penetrating the emotions we feel through the perceptions of our mind about the experiences of life and how the same reflect on us shadowing or revealing our true self giving meaning to our existence.’MIND, LIFE & REFLECTIONS’ is a book on self-discovery kindling the thought and lighting fire within. It continuously unleashes the dormant energy within to recognise self-worth and take a step forward, unhindered, and untamed to rise to your full potential while taking you through your own life journey.“Simplicity of life is in living happy and helping others to live happy. It is there, where joy comes from. Brilliant writing.”- Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister Delhi“Peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance, remind yourself to be grateful of the simple things. Life journey and the lessons beautifully expressed!”- Anup Jalota, Singer“Payal asks the questions we didn’t even know could be asked and guides you to find answers within you. This book unravels you and binds you in a better shape. A brilliant read.”- The Bookoholics

 

REVIEW –

The book gives you a positive vibe since the very cover page is full of colors and makes you realize there is so much within one. The title has also been chosen wisely so as to put in a the variety that has been in the book. The book is basically the human anatomy of mind and life broken down into various chapters which begins with a poem , an art piece and then about the topic by the author with various quotes which have been explained. With personal experiences to really relatable topics and places where we go wrong this book is an great read. The book just flows in range of the topics and as well as in the narration too. The poems and art work after every chapter makes you ponder and think quite a lot. It is an overall book with solutions and a friend which will help you. The topics are guilt, regret, love, insecurities, how to get backup and many other things that we go through in the day
A book around positivity taken by a different approach.
Really loved reading it.