Showing posts from May, 2019

BR #15 | Along the Way | Shreesha Khare | Notion Press | ★★★

Book - Along the Way Author - Shreesha Khare Publisher - Notion Press Rating - ★★★

Author Bio: (from book) The author is an avid reader with gratitude for others and has a love for learning new things. She has the good habit of meditation, followed by exercise before bath, which helps her maintain the mind-body balance.

Passion never fails, and it is this passion for writing that helped her to bring out the writer in her. Change is what keeps her going as it is the only thing that is constant in the world. Compassion for others is what drives her purpose.

Book Review: "Along the Way" by Shreesha Khare is a short book that reflects upon the positivity of love. We find an insight into the psychology behind how to deal with love and the many facets it brings to test a relationship - some ups, many downs, but overall a sense of belonging, which if absent, can lead to a turmoil of identity. I found the writing style compelling but sometimes the paragraphs seemed to resemble a short se…

BR #14 | Oxygen Manifesto | Atulya Misra | Rupa Publications | ★★★★

Book - Oxygen Manifesto Author - Atulya Misra Publisher - Rupa Publications Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Atulya Misra is a senior officer of Indian Administrative Services; currently posted as the Principal Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management Department in Government of Tamil Nadu. He has earlier worked as Principal Secretary in the departments of Industries, Environment & Forests, and Transport. He has also served as chairman of different organizations, including Chennai Port Trust, Tamil Nadu State Pollution Control Board, Titan and TNPL. Atulya Misra is an alumnus of Scindia School, Gwalior; Hindu College, University of Delhi; TERI University, Delhi; universities of Texas and Yale, USA; and Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK. He was awarded a doctorate by Anna University, Chennai, for his work on carbon footprint. He has written numerous papers for scientific journals. This is his first book.

Book Review: "Oxygen Manifesto" by Atulya Misra is a st…

BR #13 | Mehboob Murderer | Nupur Anand | Om Books International | ★★★★★

Book - Mehboob Murderer Author - Nupur Anand Publisher - Om Books International Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Nupur Anand is a Mumbai-based journalist from Patna, Bihar. She completed her early education from Notre Dame Academy and St. Joseph’s Convent, Patna. Literature being her favourite subject in school, she actively participated and won several creative writing competitions. She studied English Honours at Miranda House, in Delhi University. Here, theatre struck a chord with her and she joined Anukriti–the Hindi Dramatics Society as an actor and scriptwriter. During the three years in college, she and her team bagged over 60 awards. After post-graduation in Journalism from the Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media, Bengaluru, she worked at Bloomberg TV, where within six months, she became the key producer for the primetime news anchored by the channel's Editor-In-Chief. The shows produced by her were always amongst the top-rated shows of the channel. Eventually,…

BR #12 | Hope In Paris! (The Teddy Bear Chronicles Vol. I) | Donnalyn Vojta | New Traditions Publishing | ★★★★★

Book - Hope In Paris! (The Teddy Bear Chronicles Vol. I) Author - Donnalyn Vojta Publisher - New Traditions Publishing Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) After 44 years on this Earth, the one constant, in terms of Donnalyn Vojta's strengths, is writing. From college to legal writing to lesson planning, and now fiction writing, it is her favorite and strongest skill. Vojta has a B.A. (cum laude) in Philosophy, including a minor in Literature. She also earned her J.D. in 1999. When she is not writing fiction, Vojta is working as an Academic Private Tutor in all subjects related to English.

Book Review: "Hope In Paris! (The Teddy Bear Chronicles Vol. I)" by Donnalyn Vojta is a suspense thriller loosely based on romance. The book has a unique narration style as the narrators seem to be none other than Teddy bears! But, it is NOT a children's story as the teddy bears go on to tell a fast-paced tale of the gruesome past and thrilling present that fate has in store for their…

BR #11 | Kaleidoscope of Love | Priyanka Bhuyan | BecomeShakespeare | ★★★★

Book - Kaleidoscope of Love Author - Priyanka Bhuyan Publisher - BecomeShakespeare Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Priyanka Bhuyan has been writing ever since her school days. She has written a variety of articles and short stories for different publications. She has done Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication from Amity University and currently working in a central PSU. She's a born romantic, a soul wanderer from the beautiful city of Guwahati. She's an avid reader, likes to play badminton and enjoys travelling.

Book Review: "Kaleidoscope of Love" by Priyanka Bhuyan is a collection of 10 short love stories on the theme of love. The stories cover a wide range of aspects that shows all the sides of love. From winning love to losing it, from sacrificing in love to betraying for love, the book is a well-built shadow of awareness which goes at length to explore the varied facets of love. We find many references to the authors' home town of Guwahati in Assam. T…

BR #10 | Done With Her... | Chirasree Bose | Evincepub Publishing | ★★★

Book - Done With Her... Author - Chirasree Bose Publisher - Evincepub Publishing Rating - ★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Chirasree is a 29-year-old passionate writer and reader who wants to make a difference through her writing. She is an editor, content writer, blogger and software engineer. With her debut book 'Done With Her', she's just set her foot on the arena of authors. However, she likes to define herself with just one word, that is - A DREAMER.

Book Review: "Done With Her..." by Chirasree Bose is a romance thriller. A story is woven around past incidents that take shape in the present to decide the fate of the protagonists. While some may easily conclude it as a tale dipped in revenge, but the author has actually tried to convey empowerment and justice throughout the chapters. There are adequate twists and turns which will keep you hooked inside the book till the end. It is a short read which can be finished within an hour.

The narration begins with an atmosphere…

BR #9 | Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar | Kochery C Shibu | Niyogi Books | ★★★★★

Book - Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar Author - Kochery C Shibu Publisher - Niyogi Books Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Kochery C. Shibu is a retired naval officer. A graduate from the National Defence Academy he has held several important posts in the Indian Navy. Post his retirement he has executed hydroelectric projects in the Cauvery river basin in Karnataka, Beas river basin in Himachal and lately Teesta river basin in Sikkim. He holds a postgraduate degree in Defence Studies from Chennai University, and MA in English Literature from Pune University. Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar is his debut novel. The technical content of the novel, namely the setting up of a hydro-project is drawn from his experience in these projects since 2005, as are many of the characters inspired from those whom he encountered at the project site. Kochery C. Shibu was born in Kochi and now lives in Bangalore with his wife and daughter.

Book Review: "Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar" by Ko…