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Book Review: A River of Thoughts by Prayish

A River of Thoughts by Prayish is a masterful exploration of the beauty of hidden silent thoughts and conflicts within the seemingly mundane rhythms of life. The nature of the book is ingrained in riverine scaffold. The author has kept the course of the book silent, philosophical, and metaphorically like river. As human life is divided in some stages, so does the course of a river…upper…middle…lower. Drawing parallel from the courses of river, the author paints human existence in similar pattern. As river keeps moving towards its destination of sea, at times it is silently chugging ahead, sometimes creating upheaval and roar but ultimately its inner course remain hidden and out of sight to normal existence. The author points out that human life courses ahead like troughs and crests of a river, never uneven. The first phase of human life witnesses maximum conflicts and intersection of tenacity, as while growing we all tend to define what we are learning and how that is correct and imp

Book Review: Vanilla Loves and Dusky Lives by Kritika G Soin

Love does not stay the way it begins. Love is a theme in our lives bigger than all hedonistic comforts. Love can change people for any cause; they may tread on good deeds or turn evil to satiate their inner anger. Despite all, love remains as complicated and intriguing as the evolution of human race. Kritika Soin, in her new book, which is apparently based on dichotomy of love, explores the good and the bad temperament of love. The book is a collection of ten short stories bifurcated by the title: Vanilla Loves and Dusky Lives . Vanilla Loves portrays non-conformist yet acceptable tales of love with characters that transcend beyond their ordinary reach to have eked out share of love for themselves. Well, you like it or not, it depends on your manifestation of love. On the contrary counter side are Dusky Lives stories, as the title suggests they take us in the realms of darkness, the darkness of hearts...people vulturing on women and young girls for carnal desires amidst their perso

Book Review: Global Citizens' Manifesto by eShan

The author eShan is an IT industry veteran and a naturalized citizen of Singapore. He has been closely watching the republic structure of the Lion City for many years. From the outer fa├žade, Singapore looks like a sound representative of republic and functional democracy, but a close look reveals that its operating system has corrupted. Since its independence in 1965, the country has not yet seen any other ruling party except PAP (People's Action Party). It makes sense that after 58 years of rule, the party has captured over the quintessential fabric of the country’s republic. Singapore is a developed economy, peace prevails there, and it houses elected representatives – yet political diversity is missing from the soul of the democracy. In 2023 the commotion around president elections questioned the ethical mechanism of PAP’s manifesto – is it republic friendly party or heading towards electoral dictatorship. Republics and democracies are being implemented across the world. The a