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Book Review: The Venus World by Hywel Richard Pinto

The Venus World by Hywel Richard Pinto is a part fantasy thriller and part dystopian set in future i.e. 2100. It is a fast-paced novel with around 200 pages, the author’s simple and lucid narration makes the book easy to read and understand and follow the characters (though it has a long cast of characters). This is a kind of novel with no particular protagonist but there are too many antagonists. In fact, the conflicting situation runs like banter in the backdrop. Talking about the story, it has been depicted that in 2025 some catastrophic incident wiped the population of men. Post that the earth is being ruled by women only. Men are rare and they are used as sex toys or slaves or at times for reproduction. The world without men is itself contrasting to sound but the premise of the book is way engaging than one could think of. The whole world is divided into 6 regions. One queen rules over many countries but they are still identified by one country. For instance, the queen Rani rule

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