The Seductive Affair by Rishabh Puri

 

 

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Prisha Khatri is a regular college graduate, focused on her career, desperate to finally move out of her parents’ house and freshly dumped by her successful fiancé. When she lands a job at a prestigious media house, she’s glad to have something to take her mind off her heartbreak. What she doesn’t expect is to be landed on a business trip with a famously fiery reporter Rajesh Lagheri. He’s travelling to a business conference for a story and doesn’t seem impressed by her involvement. But as soon as they’re out of the office, things change and it becomes clear that there is more to Rajesh’s trip than meets the eye. As Prisha is drawn into the story he’s trying to hide from their editor, their hunt for the story grows more intense and she finds herself growing closer to Rajesh. As their chemistry threatens to overwhelm them and Prisha is pulled deeper into the Seductive Affair, she must decide what matters most to her matters of the head or of the heart.

 

REVIEW –

This book to be summed up follows a simple yet predictive story which unfolds with it’s pace here the author has done a good job to put up the story in an artistic manner and to keep the reader hooked until the end of the story. The story is about Prisha who fights for her rights and breaks up with her fiance to focus on her career more than anything. She joins her dream company and has this infatuation towards rajesh who is another journalist in the panel as well. They firstly share this weird relation with one another. But both are inclined towards work more than anything to cover up a conference here instead they go behind to follow a big story which leads them both spending more time with each other and furthermore fall for each other madly in love. Not going to reveal much about the story.

The cover has this mysterios yet beautiful aura which adds up more to the title. The title is curious and tells alot about the story and blurb is crisp. The story is simple. The language is easy to understand. The author has done a good job in narrating the story.

A one time read.

overall -3.5/5.

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Imperfect Misfits by Devanshi Sharma

 

 

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Tiasha: I am very annoyed.
Aakaash: That’s your job, Tiasha. Good that you are doing it well.
Tiasha: And I am very serious.
Aakaash: When are you not!
Tiasha: Argh! I hate you, Aakaash.
Aakaash: Thank God for small mercies!
Just like a scoop of vanilla ice cream makes the sizzling chocolate brownie delicious, these best friends complimented each other. A chef by passion, Tiasha jumps and waves through her professional choices, while Aakaash, the witty stand-up comedian, knows exactly what he wants.
He was the tranquility which refugees crave to stay in and she was the refugee, who wanted to wander and explore. Imperfect Misfits is a story of perfect misfits, food, frolic, emotions and their endless imperfections.
The question is, will their friendship survive through this wavy journey of love?

 

REVIEW –

To be summed up can be put up as a book which is an enjoyable read with you traversing in their story along with them.

The cover is simple yet suits the story and the title as well. The title is intriguing and the back cover shows up the mutual understanding between them.

The book has the story of Tiasha and Aakash as two poles apart kind of personalities but stay together no matter what as they know and understand each other more than anyone. The story follows the pattern of their description how they are towards the end of college and now they have to decide what to do with their lives to move on forward and again. Aakash is a standup comedian and Tiasha is an amazing cook. Life throws them with opportunities and they stay together as friends. Time passes by and they realize they are meant for each othher. The story has been narrated well and keeps the reader hooked with the storyline. Tiasha is a bubbly person who does’nt know what to do and is very unclear whereas Aakash is a person who is clear about what he wants in his life. The way the author has described the events is good it feels like a story being told with some of her sayings in between as well. Hinglish is used in the book. The funny conversations between both of them are really enjoyable. The language is easy to understand. A One time read to make you laugh and enjoy the simple yet good read.

overall -3/5

The Fragrance of Sunshine by Sadaf Shakeel (poetry)

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The Fragrance of Sunshine is a collection of poems, quotes and prose. The book is divided into five chapters and each chapter deals with a new subject covering a different shade of life; such as identity, love, tragedy etc. The musings bloom with the scent of hope to obliterate the odour of despondence.

 

REVIEW –

The fragrance of sunshine is a suave collection of words and feelings we all go through everyday or at some point in our lives. Poem a day saves the day and sometimes our life too.

This book has a beautiful revolutionised sunflower picture with intricate designs in it. The blurb is clear telling you about the book. The cover really builds the curiosity to dive into the book. The book has poems, small quotes and prose about certain topics. The book has mostly small poems wrapped up in deep meaning which is relatable. The book is divided into 5 sections with 164 poems in the book which makes it an interesting read. The imagery in certain poems feels like it has come from the heart and resides so many different meaning in one poem. The poems deals with healing, pain and love most of the times. What I really enjoyed was reading poems on a variety of topics in one book, unsaid topics or topics which scare us.

One of my favourite poems in the book is Deception which goes like –

What pained me often

was how her smiles

never rose up to her eyes.

 

Definitely a book that will engage you and make you feel alot of things. GO for it.

Overall-4/5.

The Curve of Chance by Vijay Raghav

 

 

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Here’s a book of four intriguing short stories entwined with threads of chance and probability. Set in Mumbai, these tales are a heady mix of facts and fantasies. Filled with abstract concepts and unrivalled in content, each short story deals with timely coincidences and untimely encounters.

A herpetologist who explores the therapeutic effects of snake venom is drawn into a roller coaster ride when his friend accidentally walks into the aftermath of a drug deal gone askew. A local drug lord and his aide hunt for a cocaine deal worth many crores while their real intention is to cause mayhem in New York by detonating dirty bombs. An honest police officer heading the Anti-Narcotics Cell refuses to swallow the karma pill as he fights and suffers from a rare insidious disease which affects his voluntary muscle movements. And, in the exclusive first story, a maverick scientist, inspired by the idea of projecting thoughts as images, creates an improved version of Tesla’s theoretical thought camera. Later, he curses himself for being in the wrong place at the wrong time when a wealthy liquor baron urges him to recreate his remarkable invention and drags him to a world where immortality and wickedness are the unwritten norms.

So do you want to snuggle into the boring world of determinism or do you want to plunge into the rough seas of randomness and chaos?

 

REVIEW –

Starting of with the cover it has the notion of the 4 stories and how all of them are related to one in the end. The cover is rather confusing at first but as the story paces it all makes sense. The title is apt to go along with the story. Narration is well and each story has it’s twists and plots which keeps the reader hooked to the story till the end. It has a mixture of scientific factor, thriller, police dealing with crime. It is a unique book creating rollercoaster for the readers. It is a one time read.

overall-3/5.

Rail Romance by Krupa Sagar Sahoo

 

 

 

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This book depicts the Indian Railways, part and parcel of the life of every Indian. The first part is a curious housefly’s account of its journey on the Coromandel Express. Eager to see the world beyond its habitat, the fly sees many different places and people before the train is halted in the face of a super cyclone. What happens to the passengers? How do different people react in the face of disaster? Does anybody come to their aid? Can they resume their journey? The second part is a collection of fascinating threads interwoven into a beguiling narrative: – Why did the daughter of a Station Master vanish from the colony one fine morning – ?How a Station Master is tormented by a cobra’s presence in his quarters. – Why a tea stall contractor invites the wrath of a Commercial Officer. – What happened to the coolie apprehended during a security drive? – Does the rodent elimination drive end in success or disaster? – Does the future son-in law of G.M Sahib get special treatment from the Railway staff? – How an old lady and a newly married girl display similar emotions when confronted by their spouses. – What happened to the family stuck in traffic congestion; do they make their train? The author, a retired Railway Officer, brings out the joys and woes, victories and failures of both railway main and rail users in a delightfully humorous style. The eventful journey on the Coromandel Express and the other stories about railway life, are bound to keep readers happily engaged to the very last page.

 

 

REVIEW –

Another collection of stories which has been so well written and is relatable to anyone who has travelled from Indian railways atleast once in their lives. The title is also apt and makes one curious to read it further.The cover shows the exact representation of railway be it local station or a junction with loads of people from different walks of life, trains, rustling, noise. everyone running here and there to rush home or some other destination.  The cover is really amusing and real which creates one the curiosity to dig into the book as soon as one can. This particular book focuses on stories from the coromandel express. Each story is different and unique from the othet one these stories even have pictures given in the stories which adds to the imagination of the reader. The stories hold the reader together. The narration is beautiful, with good description that one would face when travelling in the trains. All the mess and beauty both of it together with easy to understand words. The stories are amusing and lovely.

overall-4/5.

Love a Little Stronger by Preeti Shenoy

 

 

 

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Life is a collection of moments, some memorable and some mundane. Often it is the tiniest things that bring the greatest joy, even though at that time, we have no idea that what we are witnessing may be magical, something that we will talk about and laugh over after many years.
Packed with her hilarious narratives, poignant observations and a writing style loved by millions across the world, this book is certain to strike a chord with anybody who has children or who has been a child, themselves.
For those who have read 34 Bubble gums and Candies, this is a new version, with many additional stories. For others, it is a heart-warming, hilarious and inspiring collection of true anecdotes from the author’s life, telling us to Love A Little Stronger, no matter what happens.

 

 

REVIEW –

This book is a push, a strangers smile and full of positivity that is very much needed. It is a friend which narrates you stories about themselves. The cover is really alluring and hopeful. The blurb is crisp. The title is really touching. The book is further divided into 5 parts which is related to family and day to day stories that unfold in the day. The book has a personal touch to it which elevates the beauty of the book and helps you connect more which further more keeps the reader glued to the book. It is a soft, light heart read which will give you some important lessons and morals that we often forget. You will really enjoy how the book follows all the little things that happen and how many similarities are present between all of us.  The book will make you realize the most important thing that is love And hope how they can walk us through any tough times of our lives. I enjoyed reading all the parts of the book you can read it in parts if you like or as one readf. The book will surely land you up in different emotions and laughter as well. The book has many stories or incidents which all of us will relate to someway or the other. The way childrens wit amaze you or be it how your day at work sucked completely.

It is a good book to read 🙂

overall- 4/5.

 

 

Ursa by Gurbaz kaur

 

Ursa by [kaur, Gurbaz]

 

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A collection about the notions existing under umpteen flaps of occurrences, where one mere happens to be around. A journey from a reproduced one to a human via soul. Metaphorically expressed how facile state of being is attained in the agry-bagry amongst one’s own thoughts. In spite acknowledging amalgam that is ought to be there in the way, there is a blend of ecstasy & belief.

 

 

REVIEW –

What a better idea rather than reading a poetry book on a rainy day and engaging one into the depths and beauty of poetry.  The cover is so beautiful with a painting of flowers and thorns on it explaining what life is and what this book is a compilation of a little of salt and sweet.  The title ursa is so unique which means – a stone used for grinding sandalwood, a stone neither worshiped nor kicked.The poetry is based on love, inner musings,his and her poetry. This book leaves you with a calming feeling with each every and poem that you keep going on further into the book. The vocabulary is extensive and easy to understand except a few words.  Every poem ranges from small two sentences to a page length poem. The poems shows the beauty of nature the way the poetess has weaved words which will really land you down into a magical world inside her mind. The way the poetess has described each poem is really commendable. The elements of each poem bring in a different imagery. This book is definitely to be read and kept into one’s poetry collection.

overall – 4/5.