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Book Review – Gone Girl

Book Review – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn . Book Title :Gone Girl Author :Gillian Flynn The Book in brief Five years into his marriage, Nick Dunne finds himself embroiled in a murder investigation. The victim is his beautiful and amazing wife, Amy. The needle of suspicion points at the husband when his wife disappears on their wedding anniversary; especially after her incriminating personal diary is found hidden in a nook. The whole town bel…

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Book Review – Social Potpourri – An Anthology II

Book Review of Social Potpourri – An Anthology II Title: Social Potpourri – An Anthology II Authors: Arvind Passey, Bushra Alvi, Dayeeta, Deviyani Pathak, Dr Roshan Radhakrishnan, Joslyne Decker, Meenakshi M Singh, Namrata, Nupur Govila, Prachi Priyanka, Priscilla Prerna Rai, Rishabh Malik, Ron Reed, Sukhvinder Kaur, Sulekha Rawat, Tapas Mukherjee, Willow Rose Publishing Facilitation:AuthorsUpFront ISBN No:9789384439064 Price: INR 260…

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Book Review – And So Can You

…Hats off to him, with fathers like him how can the daughters not excel in life… God and the Doctor we alike adore But only when in danger, not before; The danger o’er, both are alike requited, God is forgotten, and the Doctor slighted. ~Robert Owen This review is a part of the biggest Book Review Program for Indian Bloggers. Participate now to get free books! http://blog.blogadda.com/2011/05/04/indian-bloggers-book-reviews www.blogadda.com (…

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Book Review : Love Has its Various Ways

Book Review Title – Love has its Various Ways Author – Divya Kapoor Publisher – Balboa Press (A division of Hay house) ISBN: 978-1-5043-6017-3 (sc) ISBN: 978-1-5043-6018-0 (e) About the Author Divya Kapoor is a traveler, journalist, teacher, translator, life coach and a tarot reader. Kapoor was studying mass communications during her first year when she started learning tarot and reiki. Kapoor believes life can be termed as “mystery” and everyone…

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Book Review – All Aboard!

…p even more shattered than she was when she got on this cruise? All Aboard Book Review After reading Kiran’s book many of us might end up envying Rhea instead of sympathizing with her over her break up just days before her marriage; mainly because after getting dumped she gets to accompany her lovely aunt, Rina Masi on a Mediterranean cruise and bumps into the dashing Kamal Shahani. On a serious note, All Aboard is like a breath of fresh air on a…

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Book Review – Open-eyed Meditations

Book – Open- eyed Meditations Author – Shubha Vilas   Book Review– ‘Open-eyed Meditations is a collection of thoughts about various aspects of life that is purely inspired by observing the world through the lenses of Vedic epics.’- ShubhaVilas This is a book of lessons for LIFE MANAGEMENT. It’s divided into 64 interesting and informative chapters with a summary at the end of each chapter. The author talks about our everyday problems and offe…

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Book review – Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

…Love Author – Elizabeth Gilbert Publisher – Bloomsbury   Book review – Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert It is being touted as ‘One woman’s search for everything.’ Eat Pray Love is the story of the writer’s journey to self discovery and inner peace, her tale of three cities and her experiences there. What an amazing trip she was on! I would love to go on this kind of adventurous vacation for an entire year, not to re…

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Book Review – False Ceilings

…set in Delhi and Dalhousie. He works as a Software labourer in an IT firm. Book Review – A secret can ruin your life; at least it did in this story spanning five generations. They all inherited something more than the family name, but only one person in each generation was privy to the existence of this mysterious bundle wrapped in a yellow cloth that was hidden in the false ceiling of the wooden almirah. This seemingly innocent object was suppose…

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Book Review – The Guardian Angels

Book Review – The Guardian Angels by Rohit Gore Title: The Guardian Angels Author: Rohit Gore Publisher: Grapevine India Publication: 2013 What happens when you meet your other half early in life and form an unbreakable emotional bond, which strengthens despite the differences in your financial status, ideologies and emotional makeup? What turns does life take and how do you deal with the ups and downs along the way? The story begins with…

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Book Review – Private India

…the whole organization- along with thousands of innocent Mumbai citizens… Book Review The idea of reading a murder mystery co-authored by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson excited me enough to pick up this book, yet I must admit that it wasn’t at all what I had expected it to be. The story meanders about at a slow pace for the first few chapters of the book, picking up speed as it moves into the second half, but there are a few speed breakers alo…

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Book Review – Panther

…passage to adulthood that can make us magnificent if it does not kill us. BOOK REVIEW Panther, by Chhimi Tenduf-La, is the story of a young boy lost, alone and vulnerable but with a streak of courage, optimism and oodles of loyalty. He tries to hold on to his ideas and beliefs even while being subjected to sometimes harsh, sometimes cruel treatment in the hands of those he trusts and idolizes. He is thrust into the unfamiliar world of deceit and…

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Book Review – EM and the big HOOM

…sher: Aleph Book Company Language: English ISBN : 978-93-82277-31-6   BOOK REVIEW: A few pages into Jerry Pinto’s, Em and the Big Hoom, a tap opened inside of my soul. The dripping jet black liquid was similar to the one flowing from the faucet of Em’s disturbed and fragmented mind. The imagery this book evoked in my head turned me into an insomniac for a few days. Whenever I did manage a few winks, the silent screams of Em’s children j…

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Book Review – The Amazing Racist

Book Review Title : The Amazing Racist Author: Chhimi Tenduf La Language: English Length: 240 pages Publisher: Hachette India ISBN No : 9789350099124 Price : INR 399/- (Paperback) ‘Curry for breakfast was a bad idea. I burped up cumin… ’Its opening lines set the tone of the book, the witty narration led me to believe that The Amazing Racist would be a hilarious story. But the blurb drew my attention to the multiple layers to this tale; Thilak Rup…

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Book Review and Author Interview – Collection of Chaos by Tikuli

Collection of Chaos by Tikuli Blurb: (From the foreword by Kris Saknussemm) As with all the poets I most admire, words are living things for Tikuli. But as you will come to discover, they are never deployed for their own sake. She uses them to tell stories. The images, scenes, characters and fragments of visionary empathy that you will find in this book are all rooted in her native India-and yet they reach out far beyond national and cultural bou…