3 Steps To Himalayas: A Practical Guide To Achieve Your Goals by Ramesh Kundu

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We have become prisoners of our times and the result is a stressful lifestyle. This race to compete with everyone else is leading to irreversible destruction of the environment and social institutions. We have more comforts now, but pay the price with serious health problems & psychological issues. We are less happy now and peace of mind is just missing from our lives.
This book is an attempt to look at simple solutions for all such challenges faced by a majority of us.
Going to class with swollen faces after being slapped for 150 times; spending three days & nights in a police lock up; your friend fighting back a leopard with bare hands & surviving; watching helplessly as a person is hacked to death in front of you – all these experiences have brought enough learnings for a lifetime which have been shared in this book.
To live a stress-free life, we have to understand and face our fears, understand and find reasons for our limiting beliefs, have control over our anger and suppress our greed.
Self-awareness, self-management and self-development are the keys to evolve and make our lives better. For being successful, we need to re-look at our passion and skillsets, and find opportunities for what we are good at.
Let us start our journey to the Himalayas…

 

REVIEW

3 steps to Himalaya is a self help book which deals with breaking down your goals.
The book tries to tell you that every problem has a three step solution where Himalaya is your goal(problem) 1- is to know your goal. 2- know about your goal 3) how Passionate one is about their goals.

The author takes you to a journey with live examples and stories of how one needs to keep trying and needs to focus on the positives rather than the negatives.

Every chapter has some giveaway which basically follows the pattern of a story- analysing it and then a solution with points one needs to focus upon

How knowledge, skill and attitude is important for every step that you take.
The book has been written in a simple format and language.

I really enjoyed assessing my weakness and strengths using some scales which were given in the start of the book.
The cover is simple and goes along well with the title.

The book deals with perception, faith and fullproof plan that one needs to always have.

The book also focuses upon experiences and how it forms a major role in your life.

A good read.

 

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DIVYASTRA by NIMISH BIPIN TANNA

 

 

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Thousands of years ago, Indian Yogis possessed the knowledge to obtain the weapons of the gods. However, this knowledge could only be transferred from a Guru to his disciple by word of mouth. In today’s world, one mystic, who calls himself Guruji, still possesses this knowledge and is using it to empower an innocent person’s life. Only, this empowerment could be a deception and the innocent person is a thirteen year old boy with a stutter… In this intertwining tale, an ambitious yet unsuccessful Shankar, in search of his identity, is manipulated to embark on a never-told-before fantasy tale; only to rediscover the father he never knew and unmask the mystical Guruji. Amidst this confounding concoction of ancient myths, deluding personas and dispersed emotions, will Shankar ever be able to separate fact from fiction and find his true identity?

 

REVIEW

The moment you pickup the book you feel like it is all about mythology or around the same topic as given by the blurb but it has so much more to it apparently. The cover is magnificent of a tigers eye and some weapons it also shows angst and power. Divyastra means divine weapon. All of us might have seen those old mythological serials where they show those weapons that could destroy everything. Book starts on a great note for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of the book. It consists of science and mythology both colliding together every now and then by dr. Vyas. Dr. Vyas also cracks some jokes and correlations of new weapons. The book revolves around mythology, love which I thought shouldn’t have been included but it was okay. How one needs to get through and make something of them. The story gets a little confusing for me later but ends again on a high note. I really liked how it felt in the form of storytelling. In the end the references and also glossary has been given which shows in the detailed research that the author might have gone through.
The language is easy to understand

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

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.