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Book Review: Cheap Flights on Your Phone by Steven Jones

Cheap Flights on Your Phone by Steven Jones is a good and meaningful book for a gamut of people that often fly for various reasons. The book is like a travel blogger’s diary – the author has spent many decades in the aviation industry, flies often, and is an entrepreneur. Thus, the tips and guidance presented in the book are first-hand information for new and seasoned fliers. The book is a short read with just 12 useful chapters, ranging from history of ticket booking to how book tickets using the African Tours Guide website and the app to taking advantage of overbooking and much in between. Just after the history of air ticket booking, the author shifts focus to African Tours Guide’s special tricks and tips that can save substantial money on each booking. It’s a sort of company like Make My Trip and Trip Advisor. Steven then dedicatedly shows how to book tickets on the android app, the website, and on iphone and how to save money with low-cost to premium airlines. What’s really inside…

Book Review: The Law of Capture by Joe Totten

I have read many novels based on Western America, all promise sanguinary adventure and heroic deeds of a common man in the lap of nature. This one, too, was good. I hoped for a full-fledged story of one person with some substantial motto in life; however, in the story one man keeps changing his name and he is not a hero. He wore many hats in his life, such as outlaw, war fighter, cattle herder, rancher, Sherriff, detective, and above all an independent man. He didn’t care much of etiquette or sins that a man ought not to commit. Whatever he did with fewer protocols, he did to fit best in the game of world’s survival. Often stories from Western, like Wanted Dead or Alive, The Big Sky and so on give outsiders like us a different picture of the USA. The earlier shades of civilization were not grey but black. Even in this book, the guy Corky Vance, found himself a misfit in the settling civilization. He wanted to be a man of law but fearless and forthright. However, his time – the book is…

Book Review: The Mind Game by Devika Das

The Mind Game by Devika Das is a powerful self-help book on emotions and much more. The best part of the book is that it is clearly segmented into six important parts which makes it easy to understand and revisit whenever needed. The central theme of the book plays around ‘emotions’ – the author has slowly but brilliantly guided readers to understand and feel and control emotions. The first section itself is all about emotions: what are they…how to feel and face and protect and control them? Handling emotions is not a commodity thing, rather it requires practice and education. So, this book is bang on education. In all senses, it educates people as how they can heal themselves and self-counsel. Each chapter first begins with introduction and then some examples and finally it concludes by doling out important points. The language of the book is easy to understand that it becomes an instant learning while reading. Though all sections are important and help in controlling and managing the…

Book Review: The Million Dollar Powerful Personality by Dr. Kamal Murdia

The Million Dollar Powerful Personality by Dr. Kamal Murdia is an attention-grabbing self-help book that takes a powerful stance on the overall personality development. In life a lot depends on habits, attitude, thinking & behavioral patterns, looks, conversational style and so on. All these aspects need special attention and grooming and enhancement from time and again. But why? Because it’s a part of overall personality development. Particularly today, personality plays a huge role in shaping one’s professional and personal success in life. All of us have a hero hidden in us that is capable of pulling many great feats, but it needs a bit polishing and some useful tips handy. Personality development is a stage-wise process, where one needs to heed on his/her thoughts to overall physical appearance, personal hygiene and everything in between. The more we say about personality development, the less it is. It’s like an ocean that never ends. Day in, day out, there comes scores of bo…

Book Review: Based On Lies – The Whole Story by Debarshi Kanjilal

Lies and deception are two strong aspects on which a dark psychological thriller can run successfully. And here I found Debarshi Kanjilal's novel, Based on Lies–The Whole Story tense and gripping. For me, it turned out to be something at first difficult, later on as the story got under my skin I had to wake up many a night and reread various parts of the book so that I could follow what the lead Anurag wanted to express.

In one statement: disturbing, dark, embarrassing, yet highly entertaining! It’s a short read of around 97 pages. The novella in particular has no leading detective personality. I blindly followed and believed Anurag Sanyal until the second part comes in the picture.
The book is divided into two parts – first is Anurag Sanyal’s diary, where he has written about his feelings and crimes and of course confessions too, and the second part is where he is taken into prison for murdering Aditi. So, as a reader I was bemused when I got into second part, while reading the …

Book Review: Jean Angel by Atul Mohite

Jean Angel by Atul Mohite is a light, riveting, and fast-paced fantasy novel with a good dose of adventure. In the novel, Jean and Angel are two different personalities. The roots of the story lie in the kingdom Zesia, where the king Robert tortures and kills people for fun. Once a saint foretells that a man who can see what others can’t will replace the king Robert. This infuriates Robert and here after he captures people found talking in the air, probably with some invisible shadows or figures. These sorts of people get killed ultimately.

Tara, one of his queens, silently hates the king. When the king Robert was out, she got into an affair with a soldier named Shyam. From their affair Jean is born. For his safety from the king Robert, Shyam takes the baby to Kala Nagari, a rival of Zesia. There he hands the baby to a lady named Radha and then commits suicide.
Radha grooms Jean and live happily until confronted by Tara. Jean and Tara form a bond and begin exploring strange things ab…