And So Can You! – by Dr Roopleen

 

 

 

BLURB :

“””And So Can You!”” is a collection of 17 inspirational success stories of doctors who struggled with challenges, braved obstacles, and made it through because they believed they had a dream to fulfil and a mission to accomplish. The stories behind the lives of these successful doctors. The journeys they embarked on. The guiding factors that drove them along the long and arduous journey. What motivated them to work hard and how they made it despite facing numerous challenges. These are the stories of dedication and perseverance. A journey of self – belief and faith, of hard work and commitment. The book unravels the secrets – why these doctors are where they are today. How they succeeded in accomplishing their life goals. ”

 

REVIEW :

If you are someone who is already in medical college or preparing to study for medical or just even need a boost to know that you should keep going this book is something you should read.

Starting off with the cover it is simple yet creates curiosity with what does it contain, which doctors and what all much relatable stories you will get to read. The title really goes along with the books content. The blurb makes it clear with the content of the book.

The book has real life stories of 17 doctors who have made it through all the hardwork and patience in their respective fields and are still making changes even now.

Me being a medical student this book helped me in a moral boost to know things will go right and that I need to keep going.

The book is well written and easy to understand. The stories are really relatable. Every end of one’s journey has some giveaways by the author which will keep you inspired. The stories are mostly from ophthalmologists and some from the other fields of medicine too. The book naturally flows with their life ,childhood and journey as a doctor what obstacles they have had.

You will feel motivated by the time you finish this book. You will definitely have some give aways that you will and can carry to make it through your college, private practice or even your day. AND SO CAN YOU GET THROUGH AND BECOME AN AMAZING DOCTOR.

will recommend this to other readers as well.

overall-4/5

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And We Walked Away by Subrat Saurabh

 

 

BLURB :

A heartwarming tale of love and friendship” ~ Shuchi Singh Kalra

And We Walked Away revolves around the friendship of three friends in college, with a love story blooming in their hearts. It connects to the kind of boys who are in love and keep trying to convince the same girl in different ways for a long time, not moving on in life. Also, it talks about the kind of girls who don’t believe in love but also, don’t want to take advantage of a boy’s feelings. The girls who are not conservative but don’t want to pursue love.

Abhimanyu, a well-known author returns to his engineering college in Bangalore after a decade and notices a lot of changes in the college over this period. It reminds him of how he met his ladylove, Naina on the first day of college and fell in love with her at the first sight. Abhimanyu, being an impulsive, stubborn and impatient guy decides to propose her in a rush. She doesn’t believe in love and has her own reasons for it. Abhimanyu with the help of his friends Aarush and Dev proposes and tries to convince Naina many times in unusual ways but he fails miserably. However, a trick helps to melt her heart, but destiny has a different plan.

 

REVIEW :

Recieved it well within time and was nearly packed. The cover is simple and soothing of a natural love story that keeps flowing. The blurb is simple and does not give away much of the story. The title is intriguing making you think what could be the possible twists and turns that could happen. The title gives a nostalgic effect to the book. The story is a simple one where as it shows the love story entangled during college times. Wanting more out of love and surviving the college drama. The story felt a bit unclear. The story holds you in the start but through the end the story was really predictable and lost it charm. The language is simple and easy to understand. The hindi poems in between really increase the beauty of explaining what might be going through the character’s head through all the turmoil. The story is based on college romance. And how one needs to walk away somehow at times when you’re not really needed like you should be. Abhimanyu has always been in love with Naina and does everything to prove it to her. But she has her own problems and cannot come through it. Will they fall in love ? Will they have a happy ending? I felt the characters could have been described more and the plot could have some more twists to keep the readers glued. A simple one time read as for me.
Overall -3/5.

Call me Saaya by Zoe M.

 

 

Call me Saaya by [M, Zoe]

 

BLURB –

Shamsher Singh Rathore has it all. A job he loves and a life he lives every moment. Until an untimely call from home embroils him with a woman called Saaya who proceeds to turn his orderly world upside down!

The only interest Sayana Singh Rajput had in him was the prized Sheesh Haveli. She had never believed in love until destiny threw her this impossible challenge.

What do you do when all that you believed in turns out to be a lie?

Will Shamsher be able to save his world?

Will Sayana believe in love or will she allow avarice ruin it all?

What about Saaya?

What happens when desire meets destiny?

Set in idyllic Rajasthan, Call me Saaya is the story of two souls in pursuit for true love while destiny has other plans for them

 

REVIEW –

Call me Saaya is an extravagant book with twists and a beautiful story. the cover is simple but not that relevant to the story. The characters have been well explained. The themes covered is love and revenge. It is a story which will make you feel like oh no this should not have happened. They totally belong with each other. What you will really like is the way the streets and the street foods have been described in the book which will make you go hungry at times. Samsher and sayana share a love hate relationship. Samsher is here in the city to get back revenge and I will not leak the plot for that you will have to read. The vocabulary is really good. Easy to understand along with many new words to learn too. Really love it how the author went a little further to create a new atmosphere and story altogether rather than the usual ones. The book will make you learn quite a few things. It is bit of a lengthy read but is a page turner. Hinglish is also use in the book. Overall I really liked reading the book and would totally recommend you this book! The author has done an amazing job trying to explain and create imagery in your head.
4/5.

From Emptiness to Happiness by Dr Sandhya Mohan

 

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BLURB –

FROM EMPTINESS TO HAPPINESS, Anaesthetising Negative Emotions is the story of a fiercely independent, young Anaesthesiologist Dr Riya. Riya is an emotional person; every emotion she experiences is deep and intense. After a tragic incident she relocates to Mangalore to start afresh. Riya meets Dr Samith a general surgeon in the operating room and develops an instant liking for him. She discovers that they have a common friend, someone who played an important role in her life before relocating to Mangalore, someone she never wanted to remember. Samith is a simple guy from a conservative family. Even though Samith didn’t approve of Riya’s past, he loved having her around. Riya had mental health issues to deal with, she had to gain control over her intense emotions and get her life back on track. She is aware that history could repeat and there could be fatal ramifications if things didn’t end well with Samith. She decides to give it a chance as her gut feeling told her that Samith loved her. Will they end up together? Will history repeat? Let us find out.

Dr Sandhya Mohan is an Anaesthesiologist from Mangalore. Her father Late M C Mohanan was an advocate and mother Rema Mohan a homemaker. After MBBS from K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, she worked for two years as a casualty Medical Officer in Kerala. She moved to Surat to pursue MD in Anaesthesiology. She is a Gold Medallist in Anaesthesiology from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. She is working as Assistant Professor in a Medical College in Kerala. Her hobbies include cooking, reading and dance. She is also a trained Bharatanatyam dancer. “FROM EMPTINESS TO HAPPINESS, ANAESTHETISING NEGATIVE EMOTIONS” is her debut novel, it is an attempt to create awareness about mental health issues.

 

REVIEW –

The delivery was prompt and the package was neat. Starting off with the cover it shows a one ride that life is and the hand holding is showing up a romantic story brewing up. The blurb gives you the gist about the book. Dr. Riya is the protagonist of the story and the story revolves around her life and love life.  Most of the talks here are about hospital. The story was a bit themed about mental health but mostly about needing someone in this walk called as life. The story follows a simple format and plot. No twists in the plot are there it is a simple story. The language is easy but medical terms might be confusing for a few people to read. The first half could have been compiled much more short. It felt like an on and off love life and the busy schedule that is being followed by. The little chats and 21st century references are relatable. The title could have been different. The ending was predictable.

The author has written a simple and sweet story good for a one time read.

overall-3/5

In conversation with Amit Joshi Author of freelance training.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR –

Amit Joshi is a successful trainer with 13+ years of experience in Language and Soft Skills Training, Profit Centre Operations, and Accounts Management, who has coached clients from various industries through diverse trainings.

 

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1) Tell us a little about yourself and how your journey has been through as a freelance trainer?

I am a Corporate trainer for Behavioral and Leadership skills. I have trained over 3000 participants from more than 40 leading MNCs and the author of the book – Freelance training- How to crack the Freelance Training business in India. I am also a trained trainer from The British council and Instructional design from TISS. I have recently started my own company for Corporate training.

My journey as a Freelance trainer has been very exciting, learning and growing every day. The initial days were quite difficult, as I tried to acquire new clients and get training assignments. However after the first year, have been growing consistently thus making the journey very fulfilling and rewarding.

 

2) Why did you choose this topic?

When I first made a switch from a full time job to freelance training, back in 2013, there was no visibility in the market on how one can navigate in the arena of Freelance training. I had to make my way through trial and error. Later on, when I got reasonably established as a Trainer, I thought of sharing my learning with aspiring trainers and that’s when I thought of writing my book.

 

3) Does this book have any personal incidents?

Yes, the book has several personal incidents and experiences. I added them to give the readers a vivid perspective of the Freelance training profession.

 

4) As this book is about freelancing. How many freelancing jobs did you do?some incident ( could be funny/ motivational)that really left an impact over you?

As mentioned earlier, as a Freelance trainer, I have trained more than 3000 participants from over 40 leading companies. One incident which is quite memorable happened during my initial days as a Freelancer. I got called for an interview for a training assignment as a voice coach for a BPO. It was actually a teach-back, i.e. a demo training session. That was my first interview as a trainer and I was fairly confident about my knowledge and training ability, However when the demo started, the panel started asking questions about English grammar and some technical details about Voice and accent training. I was totally stumped by some of the questions and my hands were literally trembling. I was rejected as expected however, once I came home, I did extensive research on the internet and watched several videos on Youtube related to the topic and later on I did quite well in the other interviews on that subject. That was a great learning experience for me and will remember it for a long time to come.

 

5) Who are your role models?

Some of my role models are Tony Buzan, Anthony Robbins, Stephen Covey, Malcolm Gladwell and Chetan Bhagat

 

6) Your favourite authors? What do you really love about them?

there are a few favourite authors mostly from the Non-fiction books domain. I am thoroughly impressed by Malcolm Gladwell, Ram Charan, Robert Kiyosaki and Robin Sharma.
All of their writings are based on in depth research, succinct writing with a lot of valuable tips to implement the learnings from their writing. I strongly recommend reading their books to whoever is interested in Non-fiction self help, Management and Leadership related books.

 

7) Can you give a little brief about the book and what it means to you and giving out a part of what you do out to so many people?

Before I give information about my book, I would like to set some context. There is an immense scope for Training in India because of the skill gap between the Industry requirements and the skills provided by our educational institutes. There is also an immense need for training the existing workforce to meet the challenges faced by modern day organisations. A lot of companies are now realising this and have increased their focus on Learning and development. The training industry is quite nascent in the country and needs to evolve at a rapid pace to meet this challenge. Companies either have a dedicated training team to up-skill their workforce or tie up with Training partners to achieve this. Thus there is a growing need for trainers specialising in a wide array of subject areas and skills to keep up with the requirements. This need is being addressed either by full time training professionals or through Contract/Freelance Trainers.

Although there is a huge number of Freelance trainers who are either established or aspiring, there is very less visibility in terms of how one navigates his or her way in the Indian Freelance Training business.

About the book:

My book “How to crack the Freelance Training Market in India” aims to address this very challenge.It is the definitive guide for people wanting to make freelance training their career with the knowledge, skills and tips to tap into and sustain in the market. The books contains –

  • A step by step guide to help trainers in their journey in the Freelance Training market
  • Practical tips and insights based on first-hand experience
  • Tools to help them implement and carry on the learning from the book
  • Guidance from the Top trainers in India
  • Ways to get an edge over your competitors in the Training arena
  • Leverage the ideas to add an additional income source along with their regular job

 

8) As most of the millennials like us are confused with what to do in life what do you think that Freelancing will turn out to be the major developing field in the future times?  Will this book guide us with the whole process?

Full time corporate jobs are becoming extremely dynamic and stressful day by day. No job or industry promises a long term safe secure career. The key is to constantly learn, unlearn and grow. Also, the current generation is very ambitious and not afraid to explore novel paths. Owing to these reasons, Freelancing will surely be a viable option and will grow in several fields. My book specifically deals with Freelance training profession however it can also provide some general guidance for freelancing overall.

9)Since how long were you articulating this book?

It took me about 6 months to write my book.

10)  If it could be rewritten which author would you like it to rewrite?

I would like it to be written by some popular author like Chetan Bhagat so that it can reach out to a vast audience.

 

 

11) How did you start writing?

I started writing almost 8 years ago when I used to occasionally write articles, however started writing seriously just a couple of years ago when I wrote my book.

 

12) What does writing mean to you?

Writing is a means for expressing and gaining clarity for my own ideas. I also view it as a way to help other people. Personally, it can help to establish a brand for myself and establish my credentials.

 

13) Did any special research/ incident happen in putting up this book?

The book is based mostly on my first- hand experience in the Freelance training world and I believe that would add a lot of value for the readers who are considering this career option.

 

14) Any future publications/ previous publications?

In the future I am planning to write books on alternative careers for today’s youth and about learning styles and preferences of children.

16)  what is your usual process in writing?

Do you write in a stretch or throughout in between chores?

Given my schedule, it is difficult to set a fixed time regularly for writing. I find time to write, in chunks i.e. some days I get more time whereas there are days when I do not get time at all. However I make sure that my mind is always working on the concept/subject I want to write on. I then break it into smaller tasks, starting with the broad outline, sub topics in the beginning. Once the flow and the outline are clear, it becomes easy to elaborate on them when I get some more time. This is how I managed to write my book.

17)How do you get rid of writer’s block?

Haven’t really experienced a block so don’t know how to overcome it. The only challenge I face is to manage time.

Based on a tip from another author, one thing I can suggest for Non-fiction writers is to get ideas about questions people might have related to the subject from Quora. Once you know what questions people are asking, you can guide your thoughts towards answering them.

18)  What troubles did you face during publishing the book. What changes do you want out in the whole process?

Since I had no knowledge about the publishing world earlier, I had to do a lot of searching on the internet to find out the publishers and know who would be interested in publishing my work. Once identified, the other challenge was to pitch for the book by sending the proposal in their formats and convincing them about the potential of my book.

 

19) Some writing tips for our writers/bloggers/ freelancers?

Read like there is no tomorrow and be hungry to learn new things. If you follow these tips, writing will come automatically.

 

20) Something for our readers?

Read like there is no tomorrow.

 

buy the book here.

In a conversation with multitalented Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi about his book The Benefits of Failing Successfully.

    Before we engage the author with questions here are some of the things you should know about him and the book.

 

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A little about the Author

Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi has been known all his life by family, friends and peers for being absentminded, impulsive and for making mistakes, failing and causing blunders. Despite this, at the age of 33, he is a well-to-do Ear Nose Throat surgeon and medical device innovator with 18 inventions to date. He was recognized as one of the 35 innovators under the age of 35 by MIT Technology Review in 2016.

He is a well-known stand-up comedian, actor and an author of the best-selling book on medical devices called Inventing Medical Devices: A Perspective from India.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK :

 

BLURB OF THE BOOK – 

In this book, Dr. Chaturvedi shares ten personal anecdotes of mistakes and failures and gives a perspective of his interpretation, where he positions failures as a part of the process rather than a definitive outcome. Explaining with humorous caricatures and situations, he demonstrates numerous benefits that arise from such mistakes, why they are important and how they have helped him shape his career.

Even though the mistakes and failures made by Dr. Chaturvedi may appear trivial and in-significant when compared to those faced by many others in the general population, they highlight the principles of a very unique and positive perspective that may be applied in mistakes and failures of greater magnitudes as well. This book may serve to be food for thought for many who believe that failures are detrimental and that they should be aggressively avoided and not embraced. It may change their minds to think about failures as steps towards success, by showing how key insights from these failures can be used to empower new skills and opportunities.

 

Now that you know all of this. here we bombard the author with questions and get an insight more about the interesting book.

 

1)  Tell us a little about the book and what it means to you?
This book is my way of sharing how failures have helped me progress in life faster and more effectively. At the age of 34 if I am a well-to-do doctor, successful Medical device innovator, serial author and stand up comedian then all credit goes to the ability to fail and make mistakes quickly which helped me evolve faster. I don’t think many people realise the benefits of making mistakes and failing. The learnings from mistakes can make one good at things and many such learnings makes one an expert. People generally avoid mistakes and miss out on a chance to improve. Through this book I want to demonstrate how my failures have helped me more than negatively impact me.

Continue reading “In a conversation with multitalented Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi about his book The Benefits of Failing Successfully.”

The Faux: HEALTHCARE THROUGH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE by Sayan Basak, Dr. Kapil Gupta

 

The Faux: HEALTHCARE THROUGH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE by [Basak, Sayan, Gupta, Dr. Kapil]

 

BLURB –

THERE’S CURRENTLY A SHORTAGE OF OVER SEVEN MILLION PHYSICIANS, NURSES AND OTHER HEALTH WORKERS WORLDWIDE, AND THE GAP IS WIDENING. DOCTORS ARE STRETCHED THIN — ESPECIALLY IN UNDERSERVED AREAS — TO RESPOND TO THE GROWING NEEDS OF THE POPULATION. MEANWHILE, TRAINING PHYSICIANS AND HEALTH WORKERS IS HISTORICALLY AN ARDUOUS PROCESS THAT REQUIRES YEARS OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE.
FORTUNATELY, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CAN HELP THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR TO OVERCOME PRESENT AND FUTURE CHALLENGES. HERE’S HOW AI HAS LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE MODERN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM. THIS BOOK WILL GIVE YOU A GLIMPSE OF HOW AI EXCELS IN THE FIELD OF HEALTHCARE.

 

REVIEW –

The cover is really beautiful and builds in the curiosity. The author’s have done an amazing job on describing about the artificial intelligence and it’s uses in day to day life health care. Artificial intelligence impacts the health care system drastically. Various systems and aspects are discussed to make it simpler to understand for us. Reports and diagrams are given to make it easy. The book is an amazing insight for  health care professionals.

A good and informative read.

overall -4/5