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Book Review: Why should I Worry when I can Face the World? by Shibu Nair

Why should I Worry when I can Face the World? by Shibu Nair is a fine short read on optimism, self-awareness, and positivity. By nature it’s a self-help book but in another way it works as to augment your self-image. Yes, it makes you feel good about yourself. If you are dragged by pessimism, rejections trampled you, and life is not what you love – well then this book will give you some stance, wisdom, and probably a second chance to establish yourself. Stretched up to eleven chapters, the book is not a banal read on what to do, what to expect and what to shed…it rather takes you to the deeper aspects of life that matter in pursuit of happiness and overall well-being. Another exquisite value in the book is its gullible comprehension. Be it any topic, the author doesn’t forget to introduce you to his cast of characters that teach you about being worry free in life. He included experiences from his own life and the characters that he built while doling out vital lessons like gratitude,

Book Review: Wagging Tongues by Yogie Chandra Tatvaraj

Wagging Tongues by Yogie Chandra Tatvaraj is a riveting collection of short stories, adaptations, and his personal philosophical reflection on many aspects of life. The book offers around 50 pieces of writing which are easy-to-read and comprehend. Seemingly the book is segmented in three parts. First is the author’s life journey through Ranjan D’ Cruz, who once was a famous Rock singer with his band called Rakshas. Secondly, adaptations from philosophers and folktales that the author must have acquired in his lifetime. Thirdly, his personal thoughts and opinions about life that shaped him, or he keenly observed while experiencing life. As you traverse through a gamut of aspects, you will notice that the book is poignant in bringing out the funny yet positive learning from life. Nearly all short stories/pieces involved Ranjan as a lead observer or character. In the first story, we see that owing to Christian roots Ranjan D’ Cruz greatly appreciated England, he was fond of it. The stor

Book Review: The Legend of Bahirji-Naik by Shreyas Bhave

The Legend of Bahirji-Naik by Shreyas Bhave is an engrossing historical fiction built around the Maratha Swarajya. There have been many books in Marathi eulogizing Shivaji, when we talk about the Maratha history. So, this novel is a detour from the mainstream genre. Thus, we do not see here Shivaji as a protagonist. However, his influence runs underneath way enough to even cast other less-famous characters. Talking about the storyline, it’s a well-laid and well-thought out novel. The focus of the novel is the crumbling Maratha Swarajya in 1664 and how to revive it financially and morally. Raje Shivaji is stationed at Rajgad. The Mughals have tight grip over the regions around, with Pune as their base. Surat is a city that can change the fate of any struggling ruler. It’s bestowed with trade and gold. Rumours have that it has a lot of gold riches. In fact, the author kept Surat as the main backdrop of the novel. He has provided vivid and rich description of the streets, decks, traders

Book Review – Master O: An Epic of the Future by Dhiraj Singh

Master O: An Epic of the Future by Dhiraj Singh is a futuristic suspense thriller with an exciting cast of characters. The novel is purely a work of fiction, laced with high-level imagination. Despite everything new in it, the core essence of the plot deals with political turmoil and chaos following some experiments went untoward. Though the novel has many characters who nudge its story ahead, yet Master O is matchless. He is charming. He learnt the deepest secrets of life that a normal human can never think of. He is like a godman with an ability to be present at many places at the same time. In fact, most of the characters are intriguing, with fascinating sweeps. Ake is a topmost TV anchor in the country but his past of being a porn actor haunts him when it came out through one of the Ibharis. The nation is facing conflict against trouble makers. The enemy is powerful. But who? They are Ibharis. They are elephants that can think way better than humans. They are equipped with some

Book Review: The Land of Ataraxia Genesis by SS Merce

The Land of Ataraxia Genesis by SS Merce is a super fabulous fantasy thriller full of action, adventure, with amazing people and places. The novel is set in some fictional Elswyth Sea, in fact, the entire book is highly imaginative and fictional. The novel follows a story of ship named Caelesti Viatrix and its crew. Right since the beginning, you will get to know the rich battle history of the ship and its heady hip-hop culture. The author took all efforts to create an ambience in the ship. As famous as folklore, their ship is legendary. Its wooden floor was unmarked by rotting blood or sword marks from a battle unlike ships that usually sailed the Elswyth Sea. It could have been better if the author has given a character list or map of places right at the beginning, yet you can manage them if read carefully. Most of the crew members like Kai, the captain Magellan hails from the Land of Prisca. They are out in the sea to find some person named Sinan. As the ship trundles throu

Book Review: Comprehensive General Knowledge Ready Referencer 2022 by B R Leelashree

The subject General Knowledge plays a critical role in clearing the competitive examinations. Whether one is preparing for state and central government jobs or MBA, having equipped with substantial GK is always a plus point that keeps candidates abreast. Online or offline, the market is abundant with scores of GK books from new to established publishing houses. Thus, it becomes a tough decision for a candidate as what book to opt, and what not. Because investing time in a right set of books is important and fruitful for them. Comprehensive General Knowledge Ready Referencer 2022 by B R Leelashree is one useful, highly relevant book for students. It’s a GK reference book that students can use any time in their preparation. The great USP of the book is that it covers static GK, rather than the current affairs. It’s a 750 pages + book, which can help in a gamut of competitive exams, for instance: RRB, SSC, IBPS, RPF, SPSC, GK for Olympiad NTSE, Quiz for school, college, KBC, a