Book Review – India’s most fearless by Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh

Book Review – India’s most fearless by Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh

Book – India’s most fearless

Author –  Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh

Page – 272

Format – Paperback

Language – English

Publisher – Penguin Random house India.

The Indian armed forces always stood as an epitome of courage, selflessness, patriotism and nation above all philosophy and each of the 14 heroes whose stories the authors covered in this book are a best example to this.

The book comprises of heroic real-life stories of Indian defense men from the border. Each story talks about a military operation. The spirit of dedication is seen in the operation of Lance Naik Mohan Goswami who scrambled at short notice to execute an operation. While reading the book, and the stories of the men, one will surely stop at so many points just to gather their breaths. The book quite literally leaves one breathless at many points through all the stories shared.

This book will take you in between the gun battles and make you realize what those martyred soldiers and many others go through every day. When we are even afraid of cockroaches & lizard, reading stories of these heroes who go to fierce gun battles putting their life at stakes will send chills through your spine.

The surgical strike of Sept. 2016 is not so exhaustive in this book which is obvious because of classified operation. The stories are truly inspiring and shows the leadership skills of military leaders in counter insurgency operations.

We need more storytellers like the authors to reach out towards it’s civilians and inform them that under what conditions these brave men fight for the Safety, honour and Welfare of our freedom. They are not fighting a personal war on the LOC leaving back their families and constantly performing the Act of Valour, come what may be the conditions the Tri-colour is hold high enough to let the World know that India is a “Land of Free and the Home of Braves.”

Over all, this book is easy to read and very well written with all necessary details, ‘India’s Most Fearless’ is a must read. Highly recommended. It’s a book that will make you proud long after you have read it.

Book Title – 4/5

Book Cover – 5/5

Narration – 4.5/5

Language and Grammar – 4/5

Final Rating – 4.5/5

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Book Review – Pyjamas are forgiving by Twinkle Khanna

Book – Pyjamas are forgiving

Author –  Twinkle Khanna

Page – 220

Format – Paperback

Language – English

Publisher – Juggernaut Books

Pyjamas are forgiving, the story is much more appealing than the title. The book cover tells a lot about the story of the book which is more unique and hatake. The narration of the story is liable and I thoroughly enjoyed the writing style of the Author which is gripping.

This story is about Anusha who went to Ayurvedic Spa in Kerala for her treatment. She is going through the best days in spa, till one person came and joined her in that spa. It is none other than her Ex-husband who has affected her the most. What will be the effect on Anusha and her treatment in presence of her husband? Will she continue there or run from there over night or she will decide to fight with the situation.

The story revolves around Meditation, Yoga and healing which is written in humorous way. It has a touch points of friendship, love, emotions and drama. Language of the book is simple and very well understandable.

With every chapter, the story continues growing extraordinary. The dramatization keeps the reader engaged. Peak of the story is incredibly unique and the grasping story will keep you bound till the end. I felt that story was getting little stretched in the middle but it picked up very well at the end and during the climax.

Over all, it’s a great read with unique plot, interesting characters and humorous punch lines.

Book Title – 4/5

Book Cover – 3.5/5

Narration – 4.5/5

Language and Grammar – 4/5

Final Rating – 4/5

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Book Review – Love bi the way

Book – Love bi the way

Author –  Bhaavna Arora

Page – 239

Format – Paperback

Language – English

Publisher – Penguin Random House India

This is something that I have never read before. This should not be listed under romance in future rather under revolutionary book. The book cover is extremely alluring and bold. In the event, that you are somebody who purchase a book seeing it’s cover, you may end in purchasing this one as well.

Story revolves around the romantic lives of Rihana and Zara. It broke the stereotypes. The book holds something different, bold and unique than the other books falling under similar category. Topic is powerful and Story is gripping.

Rihana, a painter who paints love and the main love she looks for in genuine is the one made in bed. Rihana appears to be carefree and always looking for sex.

Zara, a business women set to clear her way in the male prevailing world and be independent. Zara seems sweet and adorable.

The title is snappy and also discussing the dialect than it is clear and a few lines are exceptionally catchy. The plot comprises of numerous emotions which includes Love, Friendship, Domestic violence and LGBT love. Each and every detail of the characters, their life styles, relationship with others were penned down beautifully.

The story keeps running at a quick pace, so much that it’s easy to lose track yet hard to put down. However, i found it little dragged somewhere in the middle. The language used is extremely easy to grasp & relate to. What I accept is the feature of this book is the writer’s endeavor to expound on subjects which are viewed as taboos in our society, she depicts the situation of the LGBT people group great and likewise some social disasters as well. This book is most likely an honorable endeavor to convey such subjects to standard.

I appreciate the manner in which the author has moved toward the troublesome subject of homosexuality and I should state, the adoration the 2 ladies share is equivalent stirring for a straight lady. She demonstrates that fascination is of the spirit.

Kudos to the author for writing such a bold concept and a strong idea.

It’s highly recommended if you want to read different other than typical love story

Book Title – 4/5

Book Cover – 4.5/5

Narration – 4/5

Language and Grammar – 4.5/5

Final Rating – 4/5

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Book Review – ‘The Ineligible Millionaire’. Author – Tarun Varshney

Book Review Written by Puneet Ghai

Book – The Ineligible Millionaire

Author – Tarun VarshneyP

Format – Paperback

Language – English

Publisher – Invincible Publishers

I ordered ” The Ineligible Millionaire ” book on my friend’s recommendation. When I sat down to read, was able to finish it in one go! From 1st chapter only it grabs the attention.

It’s a 5-starrer book, let’s figure it out why?

1. Toil – Any first Book needs a great toil from the Author as well as the publisher, so any book which goes on the anvil and is finally published, deserves the first Star.

2. Presentation – A Book which on the very first instance catches your eye with its cover, back and a quick go through. Thus, the second Star.

3. Engrossing – Keeps you absorbed, you live inside the plot. It relates to any person and (s)he will definitely feel inside the Book’s plot. Will keep your mind occupied and your heart engaged throughout. Thus, this Book earns the 3rd Star.

4. Versatile – The Book presents a versatile character from a Fiction to a Self Help Motivational Book. Thus, earns the 4th Star.

5. Bollywood – Can be definitely further fine tuned into a Bollywood Movie script 😉 So, the 5th and the final Star.

Each one of us at least once in our lifetime suffer with a dissonance where our mind resonates with questions about our Future: ‘Do I have a Destiny?’, this Book will definitely touch your life.

A good read along with a fresh story, and value for money.

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Review Article by: Puneet Ghai

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A Journey to Java

Written By – Ankita Chakraborty (Author of “ Memoirs of Java: From an Indian Perspective” )

This is a non-fiction book based on my experiences on Java Island of Indonesia. So, what motivates me to write about my experiences? The answer is very simple, the immense love and care, that I had received from the people of Indonesia. I was a student of International Relation with South East Asia as my special area of interest; from there I had learned more about culture and tradition of South East Asian countries. It came as blessings when I had got selected for scholarship from the Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Education to study and explore culture of Indonesia, I also feel proud to represent India and Her culture among the other nations of the world.

I used to live in a city called Semarang and used to study in UNNES (the State University of Semarang). During my stay in Semarang, I had explored a lot of Javanese culture, cuisines and tradition. It is very interesting to note that we had shared similar cultural linkages, the Ramayana and Mahabharata connects us.Central Java consisted of many ruins of ancient temples dedicated to Shiva, Durga, Arjuna etc. Central Java is itself fascinating consisting of beautiful landscapes, volcanic mountains, stunning waterfalls along with the rich culture and mouth-watering cuisines.

My book has covered some of my experiences in Java Island, which describes the love of Indonesian people to the Indian people, mainly because of the popularity of our Bollywood movies there. One can find that in every single household, small roadside shop, our daily soaps are telecasted. They are very much interested in our culture like saree, bindi, mehendi, jewelleries, sindoor etc. They are also very curious about our food like roti or our spices. I feel lucky that I got enough time to mix with the people and receive their love. Everyone I went,people received me with warm welcome as I am from land of Shah Rukh Khan, every people can sing our Bollywood song, even the small school kids, who sometimes used to come to me to take my ‘autographs’. They make me feel like celebrity at every point of time. The most popular Bollywood song that people of Indonesia love is ‘Tum Hii Ho’ from movie Aaashiqui 2 and everyone sing with full enthusiasm and correct lyrics. The other popular Bollywood track is ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hain’. People adore Arijit Singh’s songs too much in Indonesia.  Because of the popularity of Bollywood movies and songs there, they treat Indians like a star. My book is full of many such incidences that I had experiences during my one year stay in Indonesia.

The book covers many other incidents, cuisines, travel, lifestyles and my experiences in Indonesia. It was full of fun, with lots of adventures along with my visit to different parts of Java as guests either from ministry or from private institutions to represent my country, to explore Indonesia culture, and to get a lot of memories. One year in Indonesia, gives me lots of friends, lots of memories, push me beyond my comfort zone in trying new adventures in life and also to represent my country as well as promote goodwill between two nations.

I am grateful that I received awards at ‘The Indian Awaz’ , ‘100 inspiring authors of India’ and I wish goodwill and more connectivity between the people of India and South East Asia.

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Book Review – “Infinity” Author – Minal Arora

Book Review Written by Kirti Dixit

Book – Infinity

Author – Minal Arora

Page – 232

Format – Paperback

Language – English

Publisher – Prabhat Prakashan

INFiNITY has touched the heart and lives of many by now. One can find some amazing feedbacks from people who have experienced healing effects of this book on social media & amazon. Many people reckon this book has changed their perspective towards life & growth for good. I have personally experienced some very deep shifts in my consciousness as I read through some topics in this book. I felt it answered some questions which I never knew I wanted to ask.

The writing style is simple & each topic is weaved in a rhythm where in a very subtle way, one starts getting connected to their higher consciousness as they understand each concept of human life from that higher perspective. The energy of the book is such that one starts to feel the flow of what she has written. Minal Arora uses examples from her client case studies to explain deep concepts like loss, grief, control, ego, surrender, rejection, hatred etc. Some examples also reveal how past life & childhood memories can impact one’s life & relationships and create unwarranted experiences. Each example is unique reflection of the spirit of life within and they are so relatable that it is hard to keep the book away once one starts reading it.

INFiNITY starts with a deep, touching conversation with the planet earth along with the introduction of creation of elements. Along with this, it also dwells into the aspect of our creation and how the Earth supports us in our growth. One can feel the intense emotions that Earth feels right after her creation and the journey through the book then slowly allows the reader to imbibe those emotions & through it the reader’s consciousness dissolves into eternal love. It allows one to recognize the eternal connection each one of us have with love & with the source or this universe. I felt this recognition itself that there is a whole universe supporting us always, is extremely empowering.

Minal Arora – Author of “Infinity”

I have yet to come across a simpler, yet, more profound understanding of consciousness. The concepts of time, creation, the mind, subconscious mind, body, disease, food, money, relationships, growth and destiny are elucidated in a way that is eye-opening. How we experience what we experience, why we experience all that we experience on the earth, how does our spirit impact our physical life here, how disease is born out of emotions, how looking into the deeper aspects of our being aligns us with our spirit and how this alignment makes us one with the divine, what is healing, how does it happen…almost everything that we are inquisitive about in these times is present in this book. 

Times are changing. We are recognizing that wellness is not only about a healthy body but also about healthy mind & balanced emotions. Infinity brings forth valuable insights to raise consciousness of those who are ready. It can serve has an inimitable tool for one to heal their mind & body and experience true wellness. Life is a challenge only when we obstruct the flow of our spirit in some way. Once we allow, the universe flows through us and all we experience is love in the very aspect that looked like a challenge.

Infinity – Book Cover Page

This knowledge is needed by everyone who feels stuck, who wants to know the mystical side of life, who wants to understand the flow of energy in our routine lives, who want to create harmonious relationships, who want to address their growth or abundance conflicts, who want to heal their body & those who want to become calmer & joyous within.

This text is a preamble to a new dimension of self & this universe which is accessible to anyone who is open & ready for complete transformation. I am not surprised that Minal Arora has won the award for 100 most inspiring authors of India by the Indian Awaz. I feel this book is a revolution and I wish it reaches each heart that is seeking love!

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Review Article by: Kirti Dixit NarangD

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Book Review – Three Thousand Stitches: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives

Book – Three Thousand Stitches: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives

Author – Mrs Sudha Murty

Page – 179

Format – Paperback

Language – English

Publisher – Penguin Random House India

I started reading this book with lots of hope and expectation and I am glad that I am not disappointed except at few places. What Sudha Murty offers in ‘Three Thousand Stitches’ is a share of her experiences and outlook towards life in a simple and honest way. After reading this I have been deeply inspired by her commitment towards whatever she has chosen to do. She writes about her personal anecdotes with her family, teachers and friends who have touched her. 

 This book is a descriptive narrative of personal experiences comprises of some beautiful chapters like “how to beat the boys”, “No Place like Home”, “Three handful of water” and many more. However, there is one chapter named “A Life Unwritten” which could have written in much better way as it looks more like a Bollywood movie plot (As author has also agreed at the end of the chapter).

Book is full of Motivational content with a lot of useful information. This book also provided an insight into the working of an efficient charitable organization.

Writing Style: The language is super easy and the narration is smooth making you finish this book in two to three sitting. I personally finished it in 3 sittings.

My perception:

Without any doubt, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. Thestories are so amazing, inspirational and impacting that you will findyourselves immersed in them. I can’t choose a single favorite story as all thestories are totally worth to read. From each story, you are going to learnsomething. Also, I strongly recommend to those who are beginner in English andnew reader. Simple language, easy to understand and grasp.

A very impressive collection of short stories! You must give it a try and read it once. I am sure you will not regret it.

Book Title – 4/5

Book Cover – 3.5/5

Narration – 4.5/5

Language and Grammar – 4.5/5

Final Rating – 4/5

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Journey of a 16 years old boy as a successful author

Written By – Yash Tiwari (Author of “A Celebration in Tribulation” )

I’m Yash Tiwari, 16 Years Old Published Novelist and Researcher from Kanpur.

I am the published author of my Debut Novel, – “A Celebration In Tribulation”, a Youngest Research Paper presenter at International Conferences, Kanpur’s Youngest Novelist, and much more. I have been nominated among “100 Inspiring Authors of India” by the organisation The Indian Awaz ™. I aspires to become a global influence and inspiration in the near future. As reported on various Reputed media platforms, I wrote my Novel within a record time of just 22 days.

It is the first time when someone has authored a fictional book on the unspoken “Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease”, let alone at such a young age.

My Debut Novel has been featured on International as well as National News Platforms, like Outlook, India Today, Dainik Jagran, Amar Ujala, The Week, Hindustan, The Hans India, Rashtriya Sahara, and a dozen of other reputed titles.

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I am currently studying in 12th standard, in United Public School, Kanpur.

I presented two of my Research-Papers at two respective International Conferences in the year 2018, one of which was organized by the University of Lucknow, while the other conference was held at the Jagran Institute of Management (UGC Approved). I was also awarded a Special-Award for being the Youngest Paper-Presenter at one of the conference.

I made a Documentary-Short Film all by himself at the age of 13, titled “Tut Ankh Amun – By Yash Tiwari” which can be watched on YouTube.

My poem, “The Scourge Of War” has been published in Asian Literary Society’s Anthology on World Peace, along with the poets from 12 Different Countries. I believe that World Peace is surely the call of the hour.

Being elected as the Head-Boy of his school, I am supposed to maintain a proper balance between my studies and the school-related activities and events. I love to participate in literary and cultural competitions, like debates, dramatics, etc. I have been the winner of various such events, for which I whole-heartedly acknowledges the guidance and support of myfamily as well as my mentors.

Currently living in the city of Kanpur, I aspires to graduate in the field of mass-communication and put in use my achievements and skills for the good of my countrymen.

I have a passion for public-speaking, along with my excellent oratory skills. I believe that a great change can be brought about in this world, not with any form of weaponry or warfare, but just with the help of words.

In my free time, I like to try out new and innovative activities. I also have a passion for drawing pencil-sketches and other forms of paper-and-pencil based artworks. From writing poems and stories, to making visual documentaries (Tut-Ankh-Amun, 2013, Save Water, etc.) and short- movies, I always try to spend his time in productive ways.

Help me, a young budding artist reach up to new heights and inspire all the youngsters to pursue their passions and aims, no matter what the odds are.

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You can reach out to me on my various Social Media Platforms-

Instagram – www.instagram.com/yashthephotographer

Facebook – www.facebook.com/yash.tiwari.56211

Twitter – @YashTiwariACIT

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Mistake no woman should ever make

Written By – Sweta Sureka (Author of “The Closure: Journey to my true self” )

As a child, I used to love reading books and magazines, writing in my journal, and English was my favourite class. However, I had never imagined that one day I would be an author.

My entire journey of writing my debut novel has been extremely enriching and fulfilling. My book “The Closure – Journey to my true self” is the story of a strong woman.

I am Sweta Sureka, residing in Kolkata with my husband and my two children. I am part of a society where happiness of woman is often equated with the happiness of her family. My experience and close observation of the people around me made me believe that once the girls get married their dreams, wishes and aspirations take a back seat. They are made to believe that it is their ultimate responsibility to just take care of the family. Their wings are clipped and they don’t even get to know what it is like to fly high in the sky.

Being a woman myself I strongly felt that this issue should be addressed. Each one of us is responsible for our own happiness. We have to take charge of our lives even if it means going against the set norms and standards of the society. In my book, the protagonist Aarti finally gathers the courage to face those who have done wrong to her and live a life of her dreams. She is an inspiration for many of us.

Through my book I just want to convey one message that we get only one life to live. So, it is up to us what we make out of it. Have the courage, face the world and craft your own destiny. No one can stop you from achieving something if you seek it with all your heart and soul.

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And what can be a better medium than a story to convey our thoughts. Recently I have been awarded as the 100 inspiring authors of India by The Indian Awaz for my book “The Closure”.  This is my first book and I hope to write many more in the future.

 

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Book Review – The Subtle Art of not giving a F**K

Book – The Subtle Art of not giving a F**K

Author – Mark Manson

Page – 212

Format – Paperback

Language – English

Publisher – Harper Collins

It’s midnight in India and I have decided to write a review of this book. Almost impossible to resist myself. There is nothing new here – and yet there is SO MUCH NEW here. A cliche, no matter how essentially true, may lose its meaning after the n-th time you’ve heard it. Saying the same stuff in a different way made me look at the life lessons here differently, and resulted in the most a-ha moments of any book I read recently.

Turn to the contents page and you’ll find chapters titled: Don’t Try, Happiness Is A Problem, You Are Not Special, The Value of Suffering, You’re Wrong About Everything (But So Am I), Failure Is The Way Forward, The Importance of Saying No, and lastly my favorite chapter, And Then You Die. Despite the depressing sounding chapters this book will give you one counterintuitive technique after another of ways to let your problems go (your problems aren’t special either), truly improve your life and your correct your values. To learn from your experiences and to learn what’s most important to care about in life and let the rest fall away. Not giving an F about stupid stuff like how you appear to others that don’t really matter, stop carrying around your parent’s baggage and to know when to move on. This subtle art is something we all need to relearn and will do a great justice for humanity if we did. I have never heard of this author before but I’ll certainly be looking up his future works.

Some of my favourite quotes are

  1. “You are going to die one day. I know that’s kind of obvious, but I just wanted to remind you in case you’d forgotten”
  2. The people who just laugh and then do what they believe in anyway. Because they know it’s right. They know it’s more important than they are, more important than their own feelings ad their own pride and their own ego”.
  3. When a person has no problems, the mind automatically finds a way to invent some.
  4. The solution to one problem is merely the creation of the next one.

There are many more such inspiring and relatable lines.

If you expect advice on how to become an indifferent and insensitive person who feels good about themselves no matter what, prepare to be disappointed. The book is essentially the opposite – a wake-up call to be honest with yourself and live in accordance with healthy core values.
In today’s age of social media when we are constantly exposed to extremes and fake personas, we tend to forget our self-worth and pursue shallow ambitions in order to feel special in some way, we feel entitled to receive special treatment and get easily offended. In this sense, the book is a much-needed slap in the face for the current social context.

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Final Verdict – I recommend this book to everyone questioning where they’re going with their life and to everyone else as well. I stumbled upon this book when I was having quite a crisis and this book really opened my eyes and made me see my crisis in a whole different way.

Book Title – 4/5

Book Cover – 4/5

Narration – 4.5/5

Language and Grammar – 4.5/5

Final Rating – 4.5/5

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