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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

Book Review: Ten X Murders for the Mind by Amitav Ganguly

Ten X Murders for the Mind by Amitav Ganguly is a riveting crime thriller cum murder mystery book featuring the Inspector Shamsher Brahma. It is a collection of 10 crime and detective and murder mysteries. All the stories are different. Their backdrop and characters are different, not overlapping. However, throughout all the stories the Inspector Shamsher Brahma remains one common character. As a matter of fact, he investigates all the murders by using his sheer intelligence and unique ways. Since the book offers 10 stories, there are more than 10 murders in the book. The motives of the murders are common i.e. greed, wealth possession, revenge, vengeance, and so on. However, the way the crimes are detected and investigated is something that defines this book different from others. For its genre, it’s way great and tall in the stature. Often such kind of multi-layered and intriguing murders one witnesses in foreign authors works such as Agatha Christie, Dan Brown, Daniel Silva, and so

Book Review: Raising Hell for Peace by Shashi Bakshi

Raising Hell for Peace by Shashi Bakshi is more than a political thriller novel. Stretched across a long timeline and set in different countries with a good cast of characters, this novel sums up exactly what’s going in the world today. The book deals with the events that stage the performance and life of political parties in India, and elsewhere. The story, when starts, looks like it is going to be a mythological fiction in a contemporary time, because initial chapters focused more on Kalki – the tenth avatar of Lord Krishna in the new era. The story starts with Guru Satyanand from ‘The Indo Aryan Pride Organisation’ (IAPO). He sets one detective to find out the birth of a baby that is potentially a Kalki. The detective manages to find one boy. The IAPO takes care of him, names him Deshbhakth. After Guru, Balraj takes care of the boy. Desh is bestowed with a privileged life. He gets into in IIT Kanpur. The ideology of IAPO for India is to make it a majoritarian country. As the sto

Book Review: Getting Over It by Prabadip Ghai

Getting Over It by Prabadip Ghai is a very meaningful and relevant book in today's time. Corona pandemic has changed the order of the world. Business run pell-mell, there is chaos for health and safety, millions of people died across the globe, lock down and its allied impact has not only affected street vendors but also medium to large scale businesses. Things are not the same as we used to see or think. The pattern of the world has been changed drastically. Everywhere people are insecure, they are diffident, there is sadness of job loss and unemployment, and trades have been halted. In a nutshell, economies collapsed and the people are suffering big time. This book which has a long and self-explanatory tagline does not bog you down with contemporary uncertainties, it rather tries to guide how to shine and remain in light with respect to jobs and finance and business and steady income and much more. The book says learn skills to create secondary income, achieve financial stabili

Book Review: Embrace Magnificence by Mohamed Abdulla

Embrace Magnificence by Mohamed Abdulla is a book with purpose. It serves the readers with knowledge about our world, universe, planet, and body, and mind and everything in between. As the tagline of the books states – a book filled with natural knowledge. It indeed is. Going by the genre of the book, it is either a reference book or simply putting a non-fiction. Some books can never be judged by their cover or genre, the only way to discover the treasure within it, is to delve deep in it. The book holds around 75 pages in Kindle, and 98 in paperback. However, a close look reveals that it is no less than an encyclopedia with fascinating details and science concepts. In simpler words, our lives are surrounded by facts, stats, and natural aspects – however these elements are hidden from our mindset and eyes. This book sheds light on knowledge that persists in the nature that surrounds us or keeps us alive. Reading this book means seeing the things a bit deeper than they are. The gran

Book Review: Get Lost Dirty Covid 19 by Madalsa and Zuivere

'Get Lost Dirty Covid 19' by Madalsa and Zuivere is a very terrific yet emotive book. This book is written by mother and daughter: providing different perspectives on the same subject ‘Corona Pandemic’. The book captures emotions and pain and fear of the people caught in a storm called Covid 19. It’s a brilliant read. The book surely touches upon many aspects pertaining to Covid and its allied effects. The book deeply touches those who got suffered by this pandemic and got no opportunity to bid farewell to their loved ones. It certainly evokes a gamut of emotions from elders to children to lonely housewives. Throughout the collection, the pain and fear and abuse is evident that many must have gone through. My personal favourite section is fear and pain. In this part, the authors painted the grim reality of jobless fathers, sobbing mothers, and kids bereaved of school – their favourite home away from home. There is nothing much to say about this collection. The reason is t