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Book Review: The Technical (T) error by Rohit Ashok Kothari

The Technical (T) error by Rohit Ashok Kothari is a riveting thriller novel emanating from the dark silhouettes of technology that the world is using rampantly and bettering it day after day. The crux of the novel lies in grasping that technology if on one hand can boost our lives; it can on the other hand also empower terror outfits and rogue people to cause warfare and bloodshed against any nation or civilization. At the forefront of the story, we have a smart tech assistant device named SUZI. It is all over the world, sold by SayTech Company and its data is powered by Doogle (something like Google search engine). The story is set in India; however, it shuttles across a few more nations that have direct and indirect strategic relationship with India. SUZI is a smart device that helps people with basic work and entertainment. The story gains momentum when some teenage school students are found dead in the presence of SUZI. Police cop Ranbir Khandelwal (RK) smells a rat while other

Book Review: The Escape Trap by Kanti Gopal Kovvali

The Escape Trap is evidently written by the author who has deeper understanding of the corporate world's mechanism. He must have engaged, worked, and observed closely the loopholes and fallouts of that world. The book explores the scenarios as where and why people fall into traps in the corporate world. However, this book is highly useful for them i.e. business leaders, managers, team players, and anyone aspiring to scale up his/her career carefully. The book mainly talks about traps that possibly are ever present in the working world. The book highlights them along with syndromes and how one can avoid falling in them. Right at the beginning of the book, the Assumption Trap is a highlight, especially with clever cat examples. The book is segmented in nine chapters on traps. The author has used mixed narration of fiction and nonfiction, to make it more engaging you will find a company named Bhasmasur Inc. The stories told in the analogy narrative are funny, yet delivers strong mes

Book Review: Thin Line of Consciousness by Asna

Thin Line of Consciousness by Asna is an introspective collection of seven short stories. It talks about life lessons that form our tenacity we pick up in our journey. The first story is about a young college girl who turns depressed after knowing that all will end one day and she has no identity in the universe. However, she forgets that she might be a speck in the universe but for her family she is a universe, an inspiration for her siblings. The way we think, that way our life steers. The message here is of positive thinking. The book also explores various other human experiences that one could relate in friendship, in home ambience, in family and friendship. As homely its setting look, however, this book certainly speaks to you, whether you love to brood over your life choices, or looking for meaning in friends and families, or are just someone who appreciates a good story. Asna narrates the lessons gleaned from each story; she explores a human life, with all of its ups and downs,

Book Review: Thakshankunnu Swaroopam by UK Kumaran and Jayasankar Keezhayi

Thakshankunnu Swaroopam is a sociopolitical embedded novel with micro diversity as its rich theme. The novel recounts the historical, cultural, political and other aspects of the region of 100 years. The timeline of the novel is around the mid 20th century when the British Raj was getting debilitated by the grip of the Indian freedom struggle. Through a long cast of characters, the story of the novel explores various roles of life that the people lived there. The region was called Thakshankunnu – the author has lucidly explained about its snake-related mythological origin. The novel was first written in Malayalam by U K Kumaran, and translated in English by Jayasankar Keezhayi. The latter has done a fabulous job as the story chugs ahead so smoothly, without losing the sheen of its originality. The happenings of the place is multi-focused, mainly village, but getting affected by cities and India’s tussle for independence. The storyline captures the essence of life of people through so

Book Review: Cricket Vishv Cup Prashnottari by Vikas Luthra

In India cricket is a king of all games. Though the game has been derived from England, the spirit of cricket resides in every Indians’ heart. Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin  Tendulkar, Kapil  Dev,  Saurav Ganguly, and now Virat Kohli – these are some prominent Indian players that have raised the bar of cricket globally. Currently ICC Men's Cricket 13th World Cup is being hosted in India. Those who love cricket and want to brush up their knowledge or looking to know about the previous men’s world cups can definitely turn to this book of Vikas Luthra – Cricket Vishv Cup Prashnottari. As looking at the cover, the book gives clear impression of its content. A picture of the cup and in the table it has years inscribed from 1975…1999…up till 2019. The book recounts the summary of the matches played in 12 world cups from 1975 to 2019. The book, in short, answers all queries related to scoreboard, man of the matches, result, team names, highest wicket taker, highest run scorers, and so on. Going

Book Review: Revenge Theory by Onkar Sharma

Mostly crime and mystery thriller novels are fuelled by revenge. The protagonist has some or other motive to payback in their own styles and preparations to settle old wounds or betrayals. On similar lines Onkar Sharma’s novel “Revenge Theory” is a hardcore revenge thriller. The theme of retribution doesn’t culminate through its subplots but it remains in the backdrop like banter. Also, the author didn’t disclose it in snatches. He kept the storyline focused and tight and in the end the passion to carry out revenge with full preparation not only divulges but also surprises. Some people can transform their lives and live secretly to see that day of taking sweet revenge from their enemies. After all ‘revenge is sweet’. Like a movie from the Indian cinema the story features, in limelight, the woeful tale of Shayama Devi, a budding businesswoman in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh. Her world is turned upside down when the local politician Chauhan usurps her Tutu jam factory one night. She is h

Book Review – Max: Revenge is the Confession of Pain by Suman Vishal

Max is a light thriller novel that intertwined themes like family bonding and drama, craving for a child, silent revenge, and love for animals. The extent of the storyline is large and it features main characters like Jaya, Jayaram, Ajay, Kishore, Nidhi and few more auxiliary ones. The story shuttles between India, Australia, and Europe. As the novel opens up, we get acquainted with Jaya and her foster parents, who soon died in an accident. Jaya hails from Mysuru, she resides in a palace with all worldly luxuries – servants and collection of vintage care. Maybe she is pampered beyond understanding the limitations of life and its vagaries. Her characterization has tinge of madness, she is self-centered, but at the same time expects love from her husband Jayaram, an Australian businessman. Initially much part of the novel focuses on their lifestyle, showcasing their ego and ideological clashes. After marriage Jaya remains disturbed…due to the busy life of Jayaram. Soon she flies to Aus