AUTHOR:Nikhil Kushwaha
GENRE: Fiction

❣Arpan is a 35 year old professional chasing his career and monetary goals,keeping himself busy in his professional life,having no time or even care for his wife and daughter.
❣But soon,Arpan comes across a life changing experience which gives him a wake up call,making him realize what he was missing while leading that kind of life and that a day would come when he won’t get any second chance to go back and change it…be with his family,love and care for them. What if he dies all of sudden,without doing this at all?
❓What is that life changing experience?

1️⃣Very intriguing and eye catching title.
2️⃣Simple,quick read.
3️⃣Awesome narration of “life” afterlife.
4️⃣Book repeatedly conveys message of living in the moment,valuing life and loved ones.
5️⃣The detailed narration of protagonist watching his own funeral is emotionally stirring and gives shiver.
6️⃣The theme of the book is strong enough to give a wake up call about what we are doing with our life and do we value it and our loved ones enough?
7️⃣The book seems to be showing a mirror and harsh reality of the materialistic side of human nature,chasing after money and career at the cost of invaluable aspects of life,which can never be recovered as life is uncertain.
8️⃣Must read for everyone.

RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wild World: The Adventures of Bali and Bhola – Book Review

Author: Deepak Arora

Format: Paperback

Genre: Comic Fiction

The protagonists are Bali,a langur and Bhola,a bear. Both live in city.
While Bali works for Kanga and his job is to chase monkeys out of residential localities of the city,Bhola does street shows for his owner.

After getting fed up with the torture and brutal treatment by their owners,the two escape to move back to jungle.

During his welcome party,Bali saves Raja,the tiger from poacher’s attack and this makes him the hero.Other animals approach him with a request to rescue Rani,the tigress from the City Zoo.

The tale narrates the adventures of these animals to save the jungle from humans.

✒Simple,quick read.
✒Hilarious plot and fun filled narration.
✒Most incidents remind of The Jungle Book and other animated cartoon shows in which animals talk and do funny things…a bit nostalgic.
✒I felt a kind of sarcasm and satire towards humans destroying forests and killing animals for selfish reasons.
✒Must read.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.25

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Maiden Tales: Book Review

Authors: Suraj Baraliya & Amit Khuve


Genre:Fiction,Collection of Short Stories

About the Book

The book is a collection of following 12 short stories with diversified plots:
🧡Temple With Two Doors
🧡Second Chance
🧡A Selfish Philanthropist
🧡Hope He Gets That
🧡Deshmukh Tea Stall
🧡Jungle Safari
🧡Supporting Character
🧡The Missing Shadow
🧡One Night Stand
🧡Who Wants To Kill Daadu
🧡Co Wives

✒Every story leaves with a different but deep impact.
✒Some of the stories even leave a heartache.
✒The portrayal of characters has been done beautifully.
✒These stories narrate simple characters going through different complicated and tough circumstances,some of which are either relatable or observed around.
✒Must Read.

My Favourites From The Book

🧡Second Chance

🧡Hope He Gets That

🧡Deshmukh Tea Stall

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Small is Big – Vol.III: Book Review

Author: Rafaa Dalvi
Format: ebook

Genre: Collection of Short Stories

About the Book:

The book is third volume of the series. It has 100 micro tales from almost all fiction sub genres.

1️⃣Quick read,each story being hardly 4-5 lines long.
2️⃣Very unconventional and unique way of storytelling.
3️⃣The book has something for every kind of reader,one story gives goosebumps and chill in spine,another makes you chuckle and yet another leaves you emotional.
4️⃣The blend of philosophy, horror,comic,romance and suspense is awesome.

5️⃣Every story conveys an emotion.
6️⃣Summing up a story so effectively in so few words is really commendable…Kudos to the author!
7️⃣Must Read.

Ease: A Poetic Journey Within : Book Review


❤A compilation of numerous poems by the author or written in collaboration with others.

❤The poems focus on:
🌟Learning to be at ease with self
🌟Being comfortable in one’s own skin,self acceptance.
🌟Self healing
🌟Being in love with self

💕A beautiful book worth falling in love with…has artistic doodles and perfect formatting.
💕Cover has a serene look,apt with the theme of the book.
💕Name an emotion and you find it in the book…making it relatable.
💕Most of the poems are short and seem like voicing different emotions and mindsets one goes through.
💕The beauty of these poems is no matter whichever emotion they express,they end up with positivity.
💕I loved all the poems but Starters,My Way, Decorations, A Lost Key, Of The Sun, Formalities, Colors of Forgiveness, Sometimes and Worthwhile are my favourite.
💕The book is perfect for everyone,but specially for those who are searching for and in need of tranquility and a peaceful mind.
💕 Reading the book gives a therauptic feel to calm down a stressed,frustrated mind.
💕The book will make you love yourself and your life…something each one of us needs badly.
💕A Must Read.

RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar: Book Review

Men and Dreams in The Dhauladhar by Kochery C. Shibu

📌Story of Nanda,Khusru and Rekha.
📌Nanda,an engineer with a dark past,belongs to Kerala and is working at a dam construction project.
📌Khusru who hails from a village in Kashmir and had been a gambit in a plot by terrorists,is now working as a labourer at dam site.
📌Rekha,a doctor and a passionate Kathak dancer,is Khusru’s consort.
📌All three have a story and dreams and aspirations to pursue.
📌The story is about their struggle,man’s merciless attempt and strive for growth and development at the cost of nature and even human life.

🌟A bit lengthy to read.
🌟The contextual similarities of fear,escaping from dark past,no value of a human’s life ,merciless practices between Nanda’s and Khusru’s life are striking.

🌟The narration of inhuman practices is emotionally stirring.
🌟Occasional use of regional languages in conversations.
🌟Too many supporting characters have been portrayed in detail,making it difficult to track who’s who.
🌟Narration gets slow paced at some places.

🌟TBH,I found the title quite intriguing but the book couldn’t match the expectations built by the title because of the narration losing hold at times.

🌟It took me time to finish reading this book because of its length and slow pace in between.


That Thing About You: Book Review

This is a story of a 27 year old IT Engineer Subodh,who is a professional in Mumbai.

Though being professional, Subodh lacks maturity, discipline and sense of responsibility unlike his flat mate and colleague,Ishaan who is very systematic.

Life goes on mechanically and monotonously till one day Subodh buys a beautiful antique looking key…what’s the big deal about it?

Well,it doesn’t have a lock. And then one day Subodh hears a mysterious female voice…why mysterious? Because she is invisible!

❓Who is she?
❓Whay does she have to say to Subodh?
❓Is all this because of the key without lock?
❓Does any of this change Subodh?
❓Does Subodh ever meet her?
❓Does he find the matching lock of the key?

🔑The character of a clumsy,undisciplined young professional has been caricatured very well.
🔑The story proceeds very well till the introduction of the mysterious voice.
🔑Later, the pace of story slows down and the narration seems stretched infact dragged TBH,monotonous and almost boring.
🔑The climax seems abrupt.
🔑The mysterious voice part had built up my expectations most of which weren’t met.
🔑Overall,I found it average to be read once.