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Book Review: The Winter Song by Saurav Dutt

The Winter Song by Saurav Dutt is a brilliant slow burn novel that seeks the fragility of human relationships after death of loved ones. The novel is part melancholic drama, part memoir, and of course spiritual journey of a man who sees his life wasted under the aegis of hollow ideologies. Unlike romance or contemporary novels, this one is way different in its pace and approach. It crawls at a slow speed and demands patience from the readers. Those who have read Mr. Dutt in ‘Dear Mr. Bachchan’ or ‘The Butterfly Room’ – will find this novel way offbeat than its usual charm. The novel is mainly about family drama, value, allegiance, faith, love in marriage – but surprisingly the author did all with a fewer characters. The writing style is sober and subtle. Set in the Himalayan region of North India, the novel introduces us to John Perera – a man from different religion and culture – but settled in the snow and mist of Shimla with his love of life, his wife Asima. Mostly emotionally d

Book Review: Productivity Promoter by Dax Bamania

Productivity Promoter by Dax Bamania is an interesting and light read business management sort of book. It aims to help people and leaders across the world with parameters related to productivity. In detail, the book offers eight great topics, if read and implemented properly, chances are 100 percent result or drastic improvement. The book length is around 118 pages, however, its expanse is vast and it encompasses many tips, suggestions, references, motivational content and stories simply to serve people. Reading this book means getting into the ways of improving productivity of team or businesses. This book is being sponsored by Tigi HR – this company is headed by the author himself. So, most of the useful content in this book is directly spiraled from his professional life. In nutshell, the book promotes productivity, as also evident from its title. Author Dax Bamania is a renowned entrepreneur, associated with many fields – his works is recognized by many leading industrialist a

Book Review: Glint of Broken Lights by Deepak Muniraju

The best thing about a short story collection is that it can be unconventional in nature yet interesting to read. Like a novel or non-fiction, it doesn’t impose an order of reading; one can read from any side. This can be fully exploited when the collection is not interconnected. Recently, I read ‘Glint of Broken Lights’ by Deepak Muniraju – falling under the similar lines – this book of short story collection was way riveting and engaging to its genre. The stories it offers are purely built on sheer imagination backed by historical and cultural and contemporary research. It is an amazing collection to read and savour: it is unique and blends various genres into one. There is something X factor about the stories. The author first delves deep and then writes stories so meticulously and expertly that the range of predictability is never seen in the book. Initial stories are lengthy and engaging. To start the collection, the author lays strong emphasis on the power of love and underly

Book Review: Ramayana – Unravelled by M.D. Mundhra

Ramayana – Unravelled by M.D. Mundhra is a beautifully written and well-researched book. Though the book is directly emanating from the epic saga of Ramayana – this time it has something more to offer than just the retelling of the Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana and allied kingdoms. The book is about logic and lessons that one can grasp from the Ramayana to use in personal and professional life. It is a complete story, however with some different pretexts, and on the context of religion, humanity, karma, and much more. The author is a highly-acclaimed educated person, known for using lessons from Ramayana in his professional and personal life to solve many issues, while at the same time also inspired mass to opt for the path of righteousness. This book is way great than any other plain and black & white representation – it is full of lines, sketches, and diagrams coupled with lucid narration. Those who have read Ramayana during their school or college life or personally will c

Book Review: Trigger Point: A Luc Fortesque Adventure Thriller by Douglas Misquita

Douglas Misquita is famous for writing action thriller novels, where he sketches characters that are often larger-than-life who, in return, offer immense action and adventure. Following James Bond movies and Douglas Misquita characters is one and the same thing. Anyway, this is my second book from the author. Previously, I had read Spectre by Douglas Misquita (A Kirk Ingram). His books are tough to read but they give different-level ballast. The good thing about Douglas Misquita’s novels is that they are character based. For example, Trigger Point is Luc Fortesque book. This character from Mexico, most of the time on-the-run, is an obsession to follow throughout the story. He is one more ‘larger-than-life’ character with some amazing and incredible sweeps. Not only this, there are many more auxiliary characters that keep popping and go down with the time. I loved the equal yet tender balance between protagonists and antagonists in his novels. The story of the novel has its own expa

Book Review: Zero to Million by Venkatesh Rao

Zero to Million by Venkatesh Rao is an inspiring book on startup growth and much more. The book stretches a little over 90 pages, is full of insights that can help any naïve or struggling tech startup founder. To remind you, the author of the book is a successful startup founder. He is the man behind AppBrowzer, a famous super app in India, and It has 7 chapters. The author begins doling out information in a simple and step-by-step way. The book discusses various tips and business models and examples of other companies. How all these helped some people raise millions of money and a successful company and to what extent Venkatesh considered them for his benefit – all has been nicely covered topic wise in the book. The book kick starts with a relevant introduction about startups. Then, he takes us to his life, when he was a kid, college guy, and his first adventure with the Internet. As the book rolls on, we come to know about various things he tried to become a successful