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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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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And We Walked Away

Writing a book is harder than I thought and I am blessed to be surrounded with many good friends, colleagues and family members. The world is a better place with them.

THE WAIT IS OVER! I invite you to experience and feel the rocky roads, and live the love story of Abhimanyu and Naina.

My second book “And We Walked Away” was released on 24th August 2018. Thanks to my all readers and friends for their overwhelming response during pre-order. I love reading messages, comments and emails which I received from you guys during pre-order.

Such lovely response to “And We Walked Away” even before the release which entered NATIONAL BESTSELLER within few hours of pre-order on Day 1. Special thanks to those who have placed an order on Day 1 of Pre-Order. Book had reached a National Best Seller Rank #27 under Romantic Category.

I recognize and acknowledge my all readers of my first book; if you hadn’t read it, then I wouldn’t have thought to write this book. So once again, thank you!

Sharing you the opening lines of my new book “And We Walked Away

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Here is the blurb of the book

And We Walked Away” revolves around the friendship of three friends in Engineering 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.

Crisp Plot

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 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 a times in unusual ways but he fails miserably. However, a trick help to melts her heart, but destiny has a different plan.

Here, I am sharing you the smile and moment when I unwrapped the first copy of my book.

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Have the women left Venus?

Written By – Geet Jalota (Author of “Have the women left Venus?” )

Today, 20 percent of Germany’s corporate boardroom seats belong to women, and in a move that will increase gender diversity, the country passed a law in March instituting boardroom quotas. The law requires that companies have at least 30 percent women in supervisory seats, and German Justice Minister Heiko Maas called it “the greatest contribution to gender equality since women got the vote.” Germany follows in the footsteps of Norway, Spain, France, Iceland, Italy, and Belgium, which all have similar legislation.

While many strategies have been recommended to address the wage gap within companies, Sales force, the cloud-based software company, opted to vanquish it completely by reviewing its payroll and simply adjusting salaries so that all female employees made the same amount as the men in comparable roles. The decision, which was first made public in November, was implemented following the review of 17,000 employees’ salaries and cost the company $3 million.

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How to write interesting characters for your fiction writing

It’s been over 30 years that the Hindi Film titled “Mr. India” was released in India in 1987 and till date we remember the character Mogambo and his famous dialogue “Mogambo Khush hua”. Even today, it is used in many colloquial contexts and situations to express achievement or satisfaction. That’s the power of creative writing. Mogambo is an example of brilliant and long-lasting characterization. Writer duo Salim-Javed did the magic.

Apart from Mogambo, over the years we’ve had very interesting characters on both celluloid and on paper. For any fiction writing be it cinema, storybook or a novel, apart from the story, the central theme; the next thing that entices a reader are the characters. And well-crafted characters also become a very convenient tool at the hands of the writer to convey their thoughts to the readers.

Stories told through characters tend to stay with us longer vis-à-vis stories told through merely circumstances and situations. Many a times, it is the very definition of the character that helps a writer navigate through the story. This particularly applies to long drawn series where sometimes the story becomes so elongated that it hits a roadblock and that time, often, it is the very definition of either one or protagonists or the central characters that acts as the guidance system for the writer, example – American TV Show titled “Person of Interest”.

So, naturally, the next pertinent question is, what is the cue to creating interesting memorable characters for your story?

Apart from thinking about the story and its presentation and setting up the screenplay (or the décor of a novel), creating characters can be a very challenging step, or let me correct myself, creating memorable, lasting and interesting characters can be a very challenging step. One might argue that the 12 character archetypes laid down by Jung i.e.

  1. Creator – If it can be imagined, it can be created
  2. Caregiver – Love your neighbor as yourself
  3. Ruler – Power isn’t everything, it’s the only thing
  4. Jester – If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution
  5. Regular Gal/Guy – All men and women are created equal
  6. Lover – I only have eyes for you
  7. Hero – Where there’s a will, there’s a way
  8. Outlaw – Rules are meant to be broken
  9. Magician – It can happen!
  10. Innocent – Free to be you and me
  11. Explorer – Don’t fence me in
  12. Sage – The truth will set you free

These archetypes can act as a good guidance system for a novice writer, but these only say what needs to be achieved and not how.

To cater to the how part, it needs to be remembered, that every human being is capable of great imagination and harbors some of the exquisite fantasies. All, the writer needs to do is delve deep inside and look for those unexpressed, unsatisfied, longing characteristics, garnished with imagination and saddled with some practical real-life constraints to create memorable and interesting characters.

One of the foremost requirements is to read extensively, both fiction and non-fiction. Non-fiction, reality based books like memoirs, biographies travelogues, etc. also serve as a great source of some juicy real life references.

It is often said that “truth is stranger than fiction” and rightly so. Real life stories offer much more drama, thrill and an interesting mix of the above character archetypes which can help the writer create some of the most wonderful characters ever created. It also needs to be remembered that the above character archetypes are also nothing but a very careful and long term observation of human psychology.

Over a period of time the character archetypes have evolved, even though these 12 primitive archetypes continue to hold the pivotal position in character design. However, slowly, as there is more and more acceptance for art forms like literature, cinema, storytelling, grey characters (neither pure hero, nor pure villain) have increasingly come to gain prominence, as they closely resemble their real-life conceptual doppelgangers.

Lastly, I would like to conclude by saying, regardless of what theory you follow, your characters should be relatable, even if they are totally imaginary and draw no reference from any real person.

Virag Dhulia

About the writer:

Virag Dhulia is a registered screenwriter, novelist and short film maker. His novel titled “Chess without a Queen” is available on various online platforms. Short films written and directed by him are available on the YouTube channel – “Chai Pakoda”. Virag also writes movie reviews occasionally on his website – www.viragd.com

Reference: https://writerswrite.co.za/the-12-common-archetypes/

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The Guiding Themes behind ‘A Friend Like Karna’

Written By – Madhav Thapar (Author of “A Friend Like Karna” )

I had two guiding themes:

First, for inspiration the age old epic of the Mahabharata, and in particular the noble and heroic character of the great Karna. Second, for context, the contemporary world of fast paced India with its glamour, competitiveness, adrenalin and growing neuroticism.

The idea was to tell a tale that embodied eternal values, but yet would be easy for the present generation to relate with and most importantly would capture their interest. So the words are deliberately few, the action hectic, and the events cascade in a significant rush.

The setting is contemporary and the action shifts between the megapolises of Delhi and Mumbai as two rival business families battle each other. Politics, The Indian Mafia and the Glamour World form the backdrop of the rich canvas, and for the romantic, there is a tender underlying love story.

At the heart of the storm is the main protagonist, Veer- A modern day Friend like Karna- who must overcome not only his powerful adversaries, but the legacy of his birth. Veer is brave, loyal, principled and generous like the mythological Karna, but can he change both Fate and History?

Filled with memorable characters, some modeled on counterparts from the Mahabharata, but with distinct characteristics of their own, and twists that challenge some of the more conventional stereotypes in the epic, my book is not just about good and evil, or black and white, but shades of grey. It is also about redemption and evolution as the lead players journey through their life events which change them for  the better or in some cases the worse!

Indian readers will recognize familiar locales and famous names, all positioned to bring about a correlation and identification with the main theme. The context of the book however is global as well. Change the cities and the names of the characters and the same Corporate Battles, human conflict and emotions have a universal place.

To say any more, would be at the risk of spoiling the suspense. So do grab your copy today and share your honest feedback.

A Friend Like Karna is available in print and as an E book on Amazon, Flipkart, Infibeam, Kobo and Google play.

 

 

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