Ease: A Poetic Journey Within : Book Review

ABOUT THE BOOK

❤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
🌟Gratitude

💕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.

RATING: ⭐⭐⭐

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.

RATING: ⭐⭐⭐

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐒𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 : Book Review

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐒𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 by @ballijaswal , a 312 page fiction published by @harpercollinsin 

💜Story of three Punjabi sisters Rajni,Jezmeen staying in London and Shirina staying in Melbourne. While Rajni is married,is a principal in a school,Jezmeen is a single struggling actor and Shirina is married in a rich family.

💜Story begins when the three have to travel to India to fulfill the wishes of their dying mother Sita,…that they would travel together,do Seva in The Golden Temple and spread her ashes in Yamuna.Their father had passed away years ago.

💜The twist here is the three sisters do not get along well and as a result,a lot happens during this journey.

💜Also each of them has been going through the toughest phases in their personal lives,adding to their frustration.

❓Do the three finally manage to get along?

💜Beautiful narration of sibling bond.
💙The journey of Shergill sisters to India,their struggle adjusting with climatic,aesthetic and cultural differences has been narrated really well.
💜The language is crisp and simple.
💙The way the individual struggle of each of them has been depicted is commendable.
💜I liked the cover of the book,which looks beautiful and apt with the story line.
💙Overall,the story line is unique and the narration keeps hooked and engrossed through out.

VERDICT : HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

RATING : ****.5


Chronicles of The Mortal Vishnu: Book Review


by Antar Atreya
Published by Invincible Publishers in 2019
A 388 page mythlogical fiction available for Rs 370 at Amazon India

The story involves several characters but the leading ones are Ashok and Tejas,the unbeatable, honest warriors who become best friends,rather brothers.

The entire plot revolves around these two and their lives. Ashok and Tejas strive to defeat Bhuswami in a war so as to bring evil,unethical practices and injustice to an end.

This journey isn’t as easy as it sounds.The two have to go through rigorous training of warfare and weapons along with lot of small,big wars involving their sweat and blood and lot of sacrifices on many grounds.

Meanwhile,they also fall in love and have to choose their duties over love many times.There are lot of divine weapons used,lot of war strategies made and the two have to pay huge costs several times before finally achieving what they strived for.

💜Overall,it is a complete package involving all aspects of a fiction.

💜The narration is crisp and intense.

💜The characters have been developed and portrayed amazingly well.

💜I found many mythological instances known to me,involved in the plot which was a plus.

💜Too many characters at times made me lose track and I had to retrace from where they were introduced.

💜Long paragraphs running across pages without a break made reading a bit monotonous and this recurred many times.

💜At times,the descriptions felt over stretched and at times not relevant.

VERDICT: ⒽⒾⒼⒽⓁⓎ ⓇⒺⒸⓄⓂⓂⒺⓃⒹⒺⒹ

RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.25

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