Showing posts from July, 2019

BR #32 | Wild World | Deepak Arora | Srishti Publishers | ★★★★★

Book - Wild World Author - Deepak Arora Publisher - Srishti Publishers Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Deepak Arora is an electronic media professional with more than 20 years in the field. His various trips to different wildlife national parks got him contemplating about life in the wild and humans through the animals’ perspective. The result was 2 Moondance Film Festival awards, 1 Dada Saheb Film Festival Award and various international recognitions for his 2 screenplays written on the theme of Saving the Tiger. This book is his attempt to evoke love for the wildlife in young minds.

Book Review: "Wild World" by Deepak Arora is an adventure fiction like "The Jungle Book" which will appeal to both children and adults equally. It is a story marked with an underlying awareness about wildlife conservation and the depth of feelings embodied inside animals. The author marks on multiple occasion how humans should treat animals better, how it is our responsibility to sa…

BR #31 | Waves of Fortune: Emotions | Dr. Sujata Chatterjee | Notion Press | ★★★★

Book - Waves of Fortune: Emotions Author - Dr. Sujata Chatterjee Publisher - Notion Press Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Dr. Sujata Chatterjee is a practicing Anesthesiologist in Kolkata. She did her post-graduation in Anesthesia in Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. She also passed Journalism in Delhi School of Journalism. She was a regular contributor in the column, The Patient I can Never Forget, in the women’s fortnightly magazine, Woman’s Era.

She has also authored two other books: Flights of Fantasy, a collection of short stories whose second edition is due, and Looking Through the Prism: Spectrum. Chatterjee has also co-authored numerous other anthologies like Speak Your Mind, Broken Bits of the Moon and Jumboree Jubilation.

She is the winner of the Shonghoti Sammanana Award by Hello Kolkata Media House, 100 Inspiring Authors of India by the Indian Awaz Team and 50 Influential Authors of India by The Spirit Mania. Chatterjee is also The National Book Honor Awards Winner. She ha…

BR #30 | Meant to be Together | Faraaz Kazi | Srishti Publishers | ★★★★

Book - Meant to be Together Author - Faraaz Kazi Publisher - Srishti Publishers Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) The recipient of the YCOF National Excellence Award and the winner of the National Debut Youth Fiction Award 2013, Faraaz Kazi is also called as the Nicholas Sparks of India. A digital entrepreneur and a three-time post-grad, Kazi has previously authored three bestselling titles in India - Truly Madly Deeply (2010), The Other Side (2013) and LOVE (2015).

Kazi is a fellow member of the esteemed Film Writers Association of India and an active member of The International Horror Writers Association. Truly Madly Deeply, his debut mainstream romance novel, is the only Indian book to be nominated in seven categories of the Goodreads annual choice awards, apart from being the first Indian novel to win the 'Best Debut (Romance)' during the same awards. It is also the only Indian book in the 'Top 100 YA Global Fiction' list. The Other Side, which Kazi co-authored wit…

BR #29 | The Wise Man Said | Priya Kumar | Books That Inspire | ★★★★★

Book - The Wise Man Said Author - Priya Kumar Publisher - Books That Inspire Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Priya Kumar is an Internationally Acclaimed Motivational Speaker. No matter who we are, where we are and what our circumstance, when purpose, confidence and self-determination becomes our guiding force, we live to our truest honor - this has been the driving force behind Priya's endeavors in speaking and in writing.

Book Review: "The Wise Man Said" by Priya Kumar is work of spiritual fiction and USA Best Book Awards Finalist. It is one of those pieces of fiction which inspire you to travel in search for your own light within. The author has thrown light upon this spiritual awakening inside people which turns out to be a result of our quests lying hidden in our surroundings. The infinite possibilities of a world where experience and interaction carry more meaning than money and riches. This book will help readers learn what lies ahead and how we must have a balan…

BR #28 | Love-Tennis | Jitender Kumar | Blue Rose Publishers | ★★★★

Book - Love-Tennis Author - Jitender Kumar Publisher - Blue Rose Publishers Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Jitender Kumar, also called ‘Musafir’ by his near and dear ones was born and brought up in Delhi, but his roots were back in Bihar. He completed his graduation in Political Science from Delhi University and has in-depth experience of being a personality developer and tennis coach. His immense experience in the field of retail made him a strong observer. Although, he loves to write contents like poems, ‘Love-Tennis’ is his first attempt at writing a fiction piece. He lives in Ahmedabad and looks forward to your valuable feedback for ‘Love-Tennis’.

Book Review: "Love-Tennis" by Jitender Kumar is a teenage love story revolving around the game of tennis. It is a story which can take place in the life of any teenage boy or girl, but the story leaves a lasting impression in its climax and conclusion. The writing style is simple and it is not difficult to go with the flow of…

BR #27 | That Thing About You | Abhaidev | Write India Publishers | ★★★★

Book - That Thing About You Author - Abhaidev Publisher - Write India Publishers Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Abhaidev is the pen name of Mayank Chandna, an MDI Gurgaon alumnus. After working for a while in an investment bank, he took the plunge and quit that boring job of his to venture into the exciting world of writing, something he always wanted to do.

His penchant for continental philosophy and craze for progressive house music has nettled his simple parents. He is an avid reader and devours classics and science books.

He loves challenging his limits and believes that there is nothing nobler in this world than possessing an intense desire to learn and utilizing the gift of curiosity to its full potential. He seeks transcendence in the practice of art and hopes to pen down stories which are not run-of-the-mill.

Book Review: "That Thing About You" by Abhaidev is a romance thriller loosely based on paranormal activity but convincing. It is a story from our everyday liv…

BR #26 | Narasimha (The Mahavatar Trilogy Book 1) | Kevin Missal | HarperCollins India | ★★★★★

Book - Narasimha (The Mahavatar Trilogy Book 1) Author - Kevin Missal Publisher - HarperCollins India Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Kevin Missal wrote his first book at the age of 14, and at 22, the St Stephens graduate is a bestselling author and a full-time writer, with the first two books in his Kalki series being runaway successes. Dharmayoddha Kalki: Avatar of Vishnu and its sequel Satyayoddha Kalki: Eye of Brahma have sold one lakh copies in under a year. Kevin loves fantasy fiction and has always been a fan of mythology. His books have been featured in publications like The Sunday Guardian, The New Indian Express and Millenium Post. He lives in Gurugram and he can be contacted at

Book Review: "Narasimha (The Mahavatar Trilogy Book 1)" by Kevin Missal is a mythological fiction based on the fourth avatar of Lord Vishnu - Narasimha avatar. While the book in itself is not an accurate tale of Lord Narasimha, it serves as an entertaining interpr…

BR #25 | Snakes in the Meadows | Ayaz Kohli | Rupa Publications | ★★★★★

Book - Snakes in the Meadows Author - Ayaz Kohli Publisher - Rupa Publications Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Born on 5 January 1977, Ayaz Kohli is a 2007 batch IRS officer, presently serving as Joint Commissioner-GST, Mumbai.

He was born and brought up in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. In 2007, he became the first person from his community and region to qualify the Civil Services.

Having seen the rise and repercussions of militancy from very close quarters, and moved by the plight of people of the border districts of Jammu and Kashmir, he decided to pen down his first novel, Snakes in the Meadows. His poem titled, 'Salvage Thy Pride', has been a part of Exodus magazine released in the UK.

Book Review: "Snakes in the Meadows" by Ayaz Kohli is a classic fiction narrating tales from the Pir Panjal region of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Tales of the old where the culture and tradition of the region have been well depicted through bullfights, shrines, prayers, and…

BR #24 | A Year of Wednesdays | Sonia Bahl | Fingerprint! Publishing | ★★★★★

Book - A Year of Wednesdays Author - Sonia Bahl Publisher - Fingerprint! Publishing Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Born and raised in Kolkata, Sonia has lived and worked in Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Jakarta, Miami, Brussels, Johannesburg, and Singapore. With home being everywhere and nowhere, her belief in the power of the moment became a religion. An affirmation that unexpected and undeniable human connections are everything. Meanwhile, on the work front, she spent a huge chunk of her life, her days, and sleepless nights, in advertising—writing ads for all things from coffee and cars to condoms and candy—while dreaming of morphing 30-second commercials to full-length feature films. Not surprisingly, she threw caution, and her full-time job as creative director, to the winds and embarked on a riveting rejection-filled screenwriting journey in the US. Finally her day job entails writing movies! In a recent, delightful plot twist, her debut novel, The Spectacular Miss, was optioned by…