The Pink Glory against all Odds.

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The beautiful shades of Hibiscus entices everyone.God has filled the beautiful canvas of flower with lovely hues. We are too busy in our gadgets to admire these beauties for a minute.Just spare few moments, breath in the fresh air and absorb green energy of the plants around you.Rediscover yourself in a new light,rephrase your thoughts gather yourself for the long journey called Life. When so ever you feel down just noticed the very fine examples nature presents observe a plant, an ant and a spider.All of them try to grow against all odds.If they can why can’t we?

#Book Review: In Search Of Love by Piyushi Dhir #bookreview#In SearchofLove#booklove#PiyushiDhir#bookworm

Title:In Search of Love

Author: Piyushi Dhir

Genre: Romance

Publisher: Pblishing Publications

My Rating: 4/5

I want to thank the publisher #Pblishing for the review copy in exchange of honest review.

Blurb:

Ayesha is a young travel-writer, who has been stumbling along in her search for love. Nursing a broken heart, she decides to visit her parents in Ahmedabad for a short reprieve. Even as she struggles to resign herself to a marriage ‘arranged’ by her parents, she runs into their neighbour’s attractive son.

Parth is more than happy to spend time in his own company, in the comforts of his ‘resort’. His plan to take some time off before he plunges head long into his career lands him in front of a lovely girl. The pain in her eyes belies her warm smile and he finds himself irresistibly drawn to her. Yet he knows that this cannot end well, for any intimacy with her is forbidden.

Fate plays a cruel trick with Ayesha when it ends her search for love in a cul-de-sac, a point of no return. Ayesha is distraught when she realizes that the one person she has finally fallen in love with, is not hers to be had.

They part ways with memories that will return to haunt them and questions that will remain unanswered, until another tryst, seven years later on the other side of the world.

My Review:

In search of love is a short, quick paced romantic story.The story is set in Ahmadabad,Delhi,Amsterdam and Rotterdam. 
The story starts with Ayesha a young travel writer nursing  a broken heart visits her parents in Ahmadabad. There she meet Parth her neighbour’s son who is in a committed relationship. Within a span of few days they become close friends sharing their secrets and caring for each other.The bond between two central protagonist tug at your heart.The sweet musings they have after meeting each other will make you smile. The readers will easily relate to the little things they do for each other.Do they admit their real feeling or get married to someone else forms the core of the story.

The language used is lyrical and the story is fast paced.The author has breathed life into the characters through her amazing writing.Well developed characters and a strong storyline. The author has woven the story with strong fiber of friendship,love,longing, pain and loss. Her lively descriptions moves the reader to the core. The story made me emotional at times its hard to love someone when you know it would not have a happy ending.

The only thing which disturbed me is the kind of trust Ayesha showed in Parth  within a day of their first meeting. Its hard to believe someone in such short span of time.

I enjoyed reading the book and would recommend it to anyone who love short fast paced romantic story.

 

 

Book Review: Trust Me NOT by Ankita Verma Datta. #bookreview#TrustMeNot#Thriller

 
Title: Trust Me NOT

Author: Ankita Verma Datta

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Publisher: Jaico Publications

My Ratings: 4.5/5

I want to thank the author Ankita Verma Datta for the review copy in exchange of honest review.

Blurb:

“An excellent account of today’s cut-throat world, told through an intense love story. The complexity of the characters and the story keeps you riveted until the unexpected end.” – Madhur Bhandarkar.

Rising corporate star Reeva Rai is offered a prestigious position in a top-notch PR agency. It is the opportunity of a lifetime. But working with Enigmatic Billionaire Kunaal Kabi was not going to be easy. Even as she develops feelings for him, she is determined to prove herself.

But when an activist friend turns to her for help with a real-estate scam, Reeva has to make a high-stakes choice. Can she retain the credibility of her prominent clients while helping hundreds save their homes? As she digs deeper to find solutions, a nefarious scheme unravels with unexpected connections. A no-holds-barred race ensues, blood is drawn and Reeva is trapped in the eye of a political thunderstorm. If she succeeds, powerful people will have much to answer.

My Review:

I am still reeling under the effect of heady mix of mystery,politics,power play,love,deceit,crime and friendship.All the elements you can found in this book.

An engaging storyline which instantly connects to the reader. It is story of Reeva, Kunal, Nihaal, Rishi, Nandita and many others. A rising corporate star Reeva develop feelings for our very own Mr.Grey Kunal Kabi while working with him.But soon she discovers scams and secrets which call for some life changing choices to be made.
The story is full of unexpected twists and turns. Well etched characters with their own dark secrets playing their play without overshadowing each other.There are many stories running parallely which are expertly woven together at the end.THE ENDING LEFT ME BREATHLESS. 
                 As a reader I enjoyed reading it not for a moment the story betrayed my expectation or the pace laxed. Hoping for a sequel of this book.I just cant enough of the characters.

Book Review: Moonrise from the Green Grass Roof by Vinod Kumar Shukla. Translated by Satti Khanna. #bookreview #childrenbook #VinodkumarShukla#SattiKhanna

 

Title : Moonrise from the Green Grass Roof

Author: Vinod Kumar Shukla

Translated : Satti Khanna

Publisher: HarperCollins

Genre: Fantasy 

Pages: 210

My rating: 4/❤❤❤❤❤

 

Thank you HarperCollins for the review copy in exchange of honest review and Satti Khanna for the lovely translated version.

Blurb:

There were a hundred games The children played with the sky.Each question that arose in a child’s mind was a game.Where is the Moon? They asked if they woke up in the middle of the night

There’s a pygmy mountain at the edge of the village.Near the top of the mountain is a mysterious hole.If you toss a stone down that hole, it will keep falling until you return to hear it hit the bottom.

There’s a second- grader named Bolu in the village school.He only speaks while he walks.If you want to speak to him, you must walk with him.

And then there’s the moon, rising from the green grass roof. It travels with Bolu and his friends wherever they go.

In this book, light as pebbles skimming across a pond, Vinod Kumar Shukla speaks of the wonder of a universe in which, however separate we seem ,we are inevitably joined as one.

My Review :

Have you met Bolua six year old boy who speaks only when he walks, Bhaira, a normal boy who prefer communicating through sign language over speaking, Chhotu, who has the habit of speaking in voice of others and their friends. You can meet them all and many others in Moonrise from the Green Grass Roof  a lovely novel written by  famous poet and novelist Vinod Kumar Shukla. Originally written in Hindi titled ‘Haari Ghaas Ki Chhappar Vaali Jhopdi Aur Bauna Pahad’ translated by Satti Khanna.

The author has introduced us to the quintessential world of  amazing children  where many eccentric situations are  possible. In this world the patrangi birds talks only during their flight, khanjan birds can vanish anything, moon rise and set from green grass roof, kittens comes out from textbooks and goes back on its own,writing sticks move from one schoolbag to other and many such outlandish things. 

The language used is simple and character development is great. He has used poetry and the quirky innocent questions of children at places which increases the curiosity quotient of the reader.The illustrations at the start of chapter makes the read more interesting. I visited the fantasy world of  a very Old man, Bajrang Maharaj, Koona and many others through the lively description of the author and saw the things through their eyes.Children would love this book.

The essence of poetry seem to be lost at few places during translation which prods me to read the original work. I enjoyed reading the book and would recommend it to everyone who want to revisit their childhood and enjoy the joy of simple things.  

 

Book Review: Corridors of Life by Ajay Singh

Title:Corridors of Life

Author : Ajay Singh

Genre: Self- help

Publisher: Invincible Publisherso

Blurb: 

I do have a dream to reach to every that person who is fighting everyday with complications of life.I believe that this book would be the first step to create a drastic change in life of those people who will read it by feeling the aroma of the thoughts.A manual towards success is in your hand try to observe every part of your life accordingly.

“Every Action has two results positive and negative.

Connecting with negative will make you cry.

                          And

Connecting with positive will give you Sky…..”

My Review:

A lovely thought provoking book which instantly connects with the readers.As the name suggests it make us visit the various corridors of life homing in numerous emotions which affects our actions.

The book divided in 30 chapters will help in solving real life problems and viewing a clearer picture of your present situation.Written in easy language with some real life examples the author has put many deep thoughts in few lines. The author has reflected the various topics like anger,superiority, failure,luck ,silence in a different light and their correlation with our life.

Some lines from the book which I loved-

“Those who win become a leader.And those who fail become a tutor….”

“Every failure leaves some ash of learning.Always keep them don’t blow it”.

A real moral booster I loved reading the book and applying the principles in my life made my life better.I would recommend the book to everyone.
I would rate the book 3.5/❤❤❤❤❤.

P.S.- I received a review copy from the author in exchange of honest review.

First Graphic novel review 2018 : Amazon Adventure by Kamleshwar Mukherjee

Title: Amazon Advenature

Author:Kamleswar Mukherjee

Publisher:Bee Books

Genre: Adventure

About the Book:

Amazon adventure is an enthralling story of two adventurers – Shankar and Anna who travel thousands of miles to reach the mythical City of Gold – EL DORADO. With natural difficultit’s, wild animals, savage tribes and vicious gold diggers.It’s a story of discovery and knowledge, unrelenting courage, survival, loss and pain.But above all, it is a tale of universal human bond and connections and the wisdom an individual gains from it.

My Review:

Chader Pahar written by Bibhutibhusan Chattopadhay traces the journey of young bengali man Shankar from Keutia village of  Bengal to the depth of Africa’s Jungle.Shankar harboured the dream of becoming an Explorer since, childhood.When life presented him such an opportunity he leaves his job and set out on his journey.

Amazon Adventure The Graphic novel is Kamleswar Mukherjee’s homage to the Literary Maestro of Bengal Bibhutibhusan Chattopadhay.It traces the adventure of two explorers Shankar and Anna who set out to reach the mythical City of Gold – EL DORADO in Amazonia.The rainforest harbors various poisonous and ferocious animals who always possess constant threat to human life.Many wild tribes reside in the depth of forest who protects the Amazonia feel threatened at mere sight of a human.How the explorers faces all the elements of the rainforest? Does they reach the City of Gold or abandon their search in mid ? To get all your  answers  read the novel.

The plot is full of twist and turns.The author has kept it crisp without any exaggeration.The language used is simple and direct with spurts of human emotions at few places.The story is beautiful maze of friendship, greed,loss, pain, passion,fear and humility.

The illustrations breathed life into the story.Entire story can be figured through graphics.The various human emotions are well captured in the illustrations.

The pace of the story is fast.The only  thing that bothered me is the ending.I felt it was somewhat rushed.The story  could have better ending.Overall I enjoyed reading the book.

I would rate the book 3.5/❤❤❤❤❤.I would recommend the book to everyone.Anyone would enjoy reading the lovely graphic novel irrespective of their age.

P.S. – I received the review copy from the publisher in exchange of honest review.

Book review: Never Too Late by Prof.G.K.Mittal

Author: Prof.G.K.Mittal

Pages: 171

Genre: Fiction

Source:Publisher

Blurb:

When you feel that everthing in life suffocates you to the last breath, right then a ray of hope shines on you; something same happened with Pramela.It’s a story that has friendship,love, betrayal, grief, hope and above all belief in life and good fortune.

Pramela in here is a beautiful college girl who goes through emotions when she strolls through the life’s turmoil.She finds a friend to hold her through the difficulties and receives love from the most unexpected person and experiences relations and connects with known and unknown .

This story may make you cry and sigh but will also help you believe.

My Take:

Never Too Late is story of Pramela a carefree, young girl born in the house of Seth Dina Nath a business tycoon. She was brought up amid all luxuries. In due course of time she lost both her parents.How the change in economic status after her father’s deach affect her life and the way she adjust to middle class lifestyle comprises the story.

The author has decipted the socio-economic fabric of the society.In the plot, he has bared the social evils in the light of adversity which otherwise remains hidden under the linen of flattery and fake emotions. 

The story easily connect with the reader.The pace is slow at places but it doesn’t deterr the flow of the story. Each character is beautifully etched and developed. With the changing events of the their life the different shades of the characters are very visible. Author reinforces the belief “Marriages are made in heaven”.The illustrations decipting various scenes add charm to the plot.

Facing all the adversities of her life Pramela morphes into a self reliant, confident, level headed, virtuous young woman from a carefree young girl. The journey of her transformation is worth reading.

Some lines from the story which really touched my heart.

“Enjoy the Sun, enjoy the rain… Enjoy the pleasure, enjoy the pain…”

I will rate this book ❤❤❤❤/5. Everyone should read this book there is a lot to learn from the story.

Note: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange of honest review.