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Book Review: IT'S A Story by Satish Badgi

The field of Information Technology is nothing less than a glittering gold. It indeed a goldmine for millions of Indians even today. Getting a job in the IT field is still a dream for millions of aspirants. After all, it takes care of all dreamy aspects that one could think of like offshore projects, travelling to foreign countries, handsome salary packages, fast promotion, and exposure to international clientele, and many facilities that one can hardly get in domestic industries. Above all, IT is a gimmick and glamorous, however, there are only a few who knows it from inside and outside and seen it growing from nascent stage to AI algorithms. The author Satish Badgi is one of them. His expertise and knowledge about the IT is far reaching than many veterans. His debut novel ‘IT'S A Story’ is full of stories pertaining to IT field. The lead character is Vinod from a middle-class family but his ambitious goals of having a life and career in IT nudges the plot of the story. Though the

Book Review: Bells of Consciousness by Kumari Mini Yadav

“Bells of Consciousness” by Kumari Mini Yadav is a wonderful collection of poems that can lift anyone’s mental and spiritual wellness. The book offers 20 unique, slightly connected but totally independent poems. From inspiration to life lessons to gratitude to deep cogitation – the collection has all. The collection commences with “Light” – it is indeed a lovely poem on love and loneliness. In fact, by reading it you may get the feeling that the poet’s hunch is true about love. “In this lonely life Searching the light of love The darkness of loneliness Sees no tunnel Fighting every day with hope It does get lonely.”   The poet is right in depicting that in search of love one becomes a traveler or wanders here and there as it doesn’t come so easily. There is an era of loneliness before it strikes you stealthy in full bloom. Each poem is followed by a saying of Paramahansa Yogananda and a beautiful illustration. The second poem “Crow” draws inspiration of gratitude in l

Book Review: Below Torrential Hill by Jonathan Koven

Below Torrential Hill by Jonathan Koven is an interesting novel about a teenager who is bereaved of love after his father passes away in the woods. The novel is slow burn but quite evocative and emotional in its soul. The novel features the story of sixteen-year-old Tristen. He lives with his mother Lucy and stepfather Lave. Torrential Hill is a small town, the story is back dropped against its exquisite nature and landscape. It is Christmas time but for Tristen, he is drab and gloomy. He couldn’t adjust well with the terms of life after his father went missing in the woods and found dead. There was something sinister related to his death. He could not overcome it. However, Tristen and his mother live in some other trance or fits of mood, may be they hear strange things in the town through their kitchen. Strange things occur in the town like comets falling, explosion of light in the vast expanse of snow. The novel peeps inside the broken heart of this teenage guy. He is into smokin

Book Review: The Anatomy of a Fiction of Truth by OrpheuS Rayswarnadhir

The Anatomy of a Fiction of Truth by OrpheuS Rayswarnadhir is an interesting novel with snatches of crime thriller in it. The novel is set in entirely fictional places; however, it speaks of the current situation of our country. More often, the book takes a stance on as how religious fanatics disturb the flow of peaceful living and communal harmony in any country. The story, mainly, about investigating the case of one journalist named Aohona Mirsa. She was killed by some goons that belonged to a religious group. This story may not be all based on true events, but it gives hunch that similar violent activities have had happened in the country since its independence and the sole reason was religious fury. A media house is stumbled upon the murder case of Aohona Mirsa. They take it to know the facts behind the murder of that person. So, a few characters from the media house chug ahead to know the inside peaks. The novel moves at a measured pace. It is a good read with optimum focus on

Book Review: Long Run by T. Sathish

Long Run (A Paradise Augmented) by T. Sathish is a riveting novel that features a larger-than-life character named Raghu from Chennai. The novel is excitingly thrilling, though it is not a crime or murder mystery. In fact more or less, the book is based on Raghu's professional life. His life is truly an inspiration for generations to come. The author’s superb and straightforward narrative adds a sense of excitement to the overall performance of the novel. Broadly putting, Raghu loses eyesight but still he continues the stellar performance in the stock/trading business. As the novel kicks off, we see he is living in some secluded place owing to bad health. A report seeks to cover his story, which is not only incredible but also amazing in its stance. The novel shuttles between two or more timelines, but all are superbly connected. This is such book that urges readers to move forward with the story, yes there is a lot of financial technical words and situations but its measured p

Book Review: Weight Loss: A Sustainable Approach by Pradeep Kumar Pandey

Weight Loss: A Sustainable Approach by Pradeep Kumar Pandey is a very realistic book on many important health topics spiraling off the author’s life experiences. However, the title of the book is nothing less than a gimmick, as it says weight loss – which is a hot word among us. In real sense, the book is about the author’s struggle and strategies that he adopted or tried to lead a good, stress free, and healthy life, which also meant that he got rid of obese or fatty personality. On a plus side, this book, being self-help, does not bore readers with banal stuff. It is slightly different…why? The author presented facts and stats from his tried-and-tested life. In the book you will find how the author practiced some tips and hacks that made him lead a cool life. The original experience in the book makes it stand tall from other books in the genre. Let’s see some of the contents of the book. No doubt the book is relevant and full of insights in simple language but it is somewhat ab