The Seductive Affair by Rishabh Puri

 

 

BLURB –

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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Icebergs in Paradise by Sayan Basak(poetry)

Icebergs in Paradise by [Basak, Sayan]

 

Blurb –

There is a relationship between the eye contacts we make and the perceptions that we create in our heads, a relationship between the sound of another’s voice and the emotions that we feel in our hearts, a relationship between our movements in space all around us and the magnetic pulls we can create between others and ourselves. All of these things (and more) make up the magic of every ordinary day and if we are able to live in this magic, to feel and to dwell in it, we will find ourselves living with magic every day. These are the white spaces in life, the spaces in between the written lines, the cracks in which the sunlight filters into. Some of us swim in the overflowing of the wine glass of life, we stand and blink our eyes in the sunlight reaching unseen places, we know where to find the white spaces, we live in magic.
Icebergs in Paradise is a journey that will make you travel the entire world of emotions – starting it from joy to sadness, love to pain, fear to cheer and anger to tranquility. ”

 

Review –

Starting with the cover it is all blue in color – calm and yet destructing the way blue color is. The blurb gives you about the type of poems are present. The title is different. relating to a metaphor as per the poet. Vocabulary is amazing and you get to learn new words and imagery. Most of the poems are lenghty. Some poems take a little time to be understood. The way each poem flows- the description is beautiful. his/her both perceptions of poems are present. The theme of the poems range widely from daily observations,fights, as a person,  mental health, sky life, love and society issues. you will notice skies and ocean being used alot of times in poems which shows love for skies.

Favourite lines – into your embrace and we fade into starry skies.

Favourite poems – anguish, before autumn, rapt, as we once were.

For poetry readers this book will take you to different world of imagery and new silences.

overall – 4/5.

Phases of Moon: A Poetic Journey of a Girl Paperback – by Neha Jindal (poetry)

 

BLURB –

Every human being has different feelings and emotions at every stage of life, but they are unable to express. This book gives an expression, to various emotions of a human heart. The poetries in this book will echo your heart, and will give words and voice to your emotions. It covers different stages of life starting from teenage to marriage. Hope you love getting drowned in this emotional stream.

 

REVIEW –

cover – enigmatic, simple something dark and sublime.

blurb – gives about the types of poems that are in the book.

The book consists of pictures inside this book accompanying each poem. Poems are in rhyme scheme. Based on friendship, phases of life,marriage, feelings, holding on, letting go, loneliness and all that we cannot weave in words. The poems are effective and relatable. The length of the poems are mostly long. Instead of the pictures illustrations would look better. The book is a less than a hours refreshing read. The poems i really liked are – teenage, little lonely heart,heart and brain, vicious life and memories.

All the poems are relatable and consist of depth,lightness in them. A refreshing read delving you into a little more meaning of life.

overall- 3.5/5

Rooh Se Rooh Tak (Hindi) by Vinit Bansal

 

 

BLURB –

गर ना समझें तो यह महज़ एक कहानी है, एक किताब है… बाकी और किताबों की तरह, जिसे आप पढ़ते हैं और भूल जाते हैं। समझें तो एक कोशिश… उस शय के सबसे सच्चे और सुच्चे स्वरूप को जानने की जिसे हम सभी प्रेम कहते हैं। कहानी की शुरुआत होती है नील से। किस तरह से एक छोटे से शहर का सीधा-सादा सा लड़का यूनिवर्सिटी में आता है और उसकी चकाचौंध में खो जाता है। पहले ही दिन उसकी मुलाकात होती है रणदीप से- यूनिवर्सिटी का सबसे रुआबदार लड़का। दोनों दोस्ती से कुछ आगे बढ़कर एक-दूसरे को भाई समझने लगते हैं। इसी बीच नील को प्यार हो जाता है- सच्चा प्यार, अदिति से। प्यार रणदीप को भी होता है- रिया से, लेकिन एकतरफ़ा प्यार। परिस्थितियाँ कुछ यूँ करवट लेती हैं कि रिया आत्महत्या कर लेती है और जाने से पहले अपनी हत्या का इल्जाम लगा जाती है नील पर। क्या नील रणदीप को अपने बेगुनाह होने का यक़ीन दिलवा पाता है? क्या होता है जब आपका सबसे अच्छा दोस्त आपका सबसे बड़ा दुश्मन बन जाता है? क्या होता है जब प्यार सनकपन की सभी हदें पार कर जाता है? क्या होता है जब आपको प्यार और ज़िन्दगी में से किसी एक को चुनना पड़ता है? क्या नील और अदिति प्यार की उस ऊँचाई को हासिल कर पाते हैं? क्या दोनों एक हो पाते हैं? जवाब आपके हाथों में है- ‘रूह से रूह तक”।

 

 

REVIEW –

The cover depicts about love and a person being in jail. The title is really touching. The story is based on love, revenge and friendship. How a day can change your life completely. The story has alot of dramatic turns. The major characters are neel, aditi, randeep and riya. How neel saves a life and randeep becomes his best friend until  a unwanted accident takes place which shatters his life. You will really love the daily incidents described and the college days as well.  Neel is in love with Aditi.and randeep is in love with riya. Riya falls in love with neel.Riya conspires against neel to get him to love him. That one accident changes everything( read to know about the twist). It is a little long read but it is really gripping. The pace keeps on changing from fast to slow and medium. The last few pages the story moves fast. The narration is beautiful. The phrases used in the book are relatable. The characterization has been done really strong. The book is like a journey. The author has written several more books and he has done an amazing job with this book as well. Will definitely be looking forward to read more of his books.

overall -4/5.

Harnessing the Windmills of the Mind by Abraham Thomas

 

 

BLURB –

In the pell-mell of life, who has not sometimes felt overwhelmed? The mind seems to be in endless churn… Leading us in circles of despair, anger and frustration… Where do we turn when we are floundering? The answer lies within. Windmills offers practical and sustainable ways forward through Effective Mind Control (EMC).
How to control your temper.
How to cultivate patience.
How to face grief.
How to deal with guilt.
How to escape from the well of sudden disappointment.
How not to feel dissatisfied with life.
How to avoid despair over the lack of meaning in your life.
These pages abridge the behavioral aspects of the AI thesis about the mind on the Effective Mind Control website. EMC has drawn keen interest from around the world, logging over half a million page views from over 150 countries. EMC assumes that IA, an intuitive algorithm, enables the mind to apply inductive reasoning to manage attitudes and behaviours. Windmills suggests simple mental and physical exercises, followed by wise men across the centuries, to change our own views and actions… Pointing the way towards a positive life experience.

 

REVIEW –

 

Life is tough and drives you insane so many times where we all ache for something more and something that keeps us going. There are such phases where there are just downfalls and nothing is clear again. This book is for all of us in difficult times and even on a daily basis. This book is empowering. The book cover is really beautiful and the title goes along really well with the book. The book is divided into many sections where one might be stuck and need help. This book helps one recognize true potential and how much more one can endure. There are many self help books you will find now but this book is definitely one that you should have. It talks on basis of facts, problems and there reasonable situation. It includes basic exercises,  daily activities one can do when they feel lost, anxious.The book talks about various emotions, boredom, sadness, anger, jealousy. On how they develop and ruin our minds. This book is a constant reminder of how beautiful one is and how each one of us can conquer everything just if guided properly. The tips and plans are really helpful if one uses them on a regular basis. One will also see positive changes in their life. The way the book has been narrated is tremendously amazing. easy words and many points one will relate to the book. One will definitely learn something amazing from this book.

overall – 4.5/5.

The OM Mala – Meanings Of The Mystic Sound :by Nityanand Misra.

 

 

About the Book

The OM Mala is a book (and a mala) which explains just one word-OM. OM is one of the shortest Sanskrit words, and yet is considered the most powerful word and a mystic mantra in Hinduism. The OM Mala gives eighty-four names of OM as per classical, epic, and medieval Sanskrit texts and explains their various meanings in 109 sections or beads, corresponding to 109 beads in a mala (108 chanting beads and one ‘sumeru bead’). Each bead of this book presents simple meaning of one name (or more than one related names) of OM and offers an explanation along with listing the relevant traditions, explaining the etymology, and quotations. The book includes rare names of OM like ‘shrutipada’ and ‘rasa’ as well as its common names like ‘om’, ‘udgitha’, and ‘pranava’. Both popular meanings of OM (like the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva) and its rare meanings (like inhalation, holding the breath, and exhalation) are included.

About The Author

Nityanand Misra is an IIM Bangalore graduate who works as a quantitative analyst in the investment banking industry. He is passionate about Indian culture, especially classical and medieval Indian literature, classical and folk Indian music, and traditional fine arts and performing arts of India. He is an amateur researcher, editor, and author in the field of Hinduism and Indology. He has edited, translated, or authored seven books so far in Sanskrit, Hindi, and English on Hindu religion, philosophy, and spirituality. He designs and typesets his books himself.

 

BOOK REVIEW –

Some books leave an impact on you and this book is definitely one. Starting off with the cover -it is smooth matte finish with om sign over it with beads on it. Bright yellow depicting hope and aura of om. The title also suggest about the meanings and explanations of om in life and to it’s depth. 108 names have been referred to om such as life, destroyer, birth, breathe, sun. The author has definitely inculcated simple language for everyone to understand every aspect of om. The author has divided every bead/mala into meaning,explanation, tradition,etymology and quotes found in the veda literature. It is definitely for somebody who is into mythology and wants to know more about it. The language is simple yet contains it’s depth very well. Sanskrit, hindi is a beautifully explained. While reading you will also know maths has also been a integral part to a better understanding about our culture. The book really amazes you knowing how many meanings there is to OM. A book which will make you learn alot of things about our culture. This book is unique because not alot of people know there are so many names to om. The book as a whole is also a beautiful experience.

overall – 5/5.

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Love Will Find a Way by Anurag Garg

 

 

BLURB –

Madhav is an aspiring writer stuck in a dead-end corporate job that gives him no
joy and no time to write his book. But there’s more to him than meets the eye.
He has been hiding a secret all his life-which, if revealed, may shatter the very
existence of his being.
His loved ones know he’s holding something back but don’t suspect anything
grave until his girlfriend, Meera, tired of his constant mood swings, decides to
take him to an art therapy session. There he meets someone who tries to
unearth the past Madhav so desperately wants to keep buried.
So what exactly happened years ago? Why does Madhav not want to go down
memory lane?
From the bestselling author of A Half-Baked Love Story and Love . . . Not for
Sale comes another enigmatic tale of friendship, hidden truths and the
redeeming power of love.

 

REVIEW :

COVER –  The cover is beautiful , the soft and silky really adds up to the romantic title of the book.

TITLE – The title is hopeful and romantic saying that love will always stay when it has to and will come to you when the time is right no matter the hurdles.

CHARACTERIZATION – There are a few characters and the way they have been interpreted is strong and you can imagine them in the story just like that.

WHAT I REALLY LOVED – The little poems throughout the book and the cover. The story was’nt stretched much.

NARRATION – Having a past story and present story going on together is a tough job to do, and the author has done it beautifully without ruining the feel. at times i felt it was getting a bit obvious at times.

LANGUAGE – The language is simply written. and the pace keeps you hooked to the book.

The story has a twist in between with Madhav’s psychological problem which really starts to ruin his love life.

The book is one time read.

overall -4/5

narration-3/5

plot- 4/5.

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