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BR #48 | Random Subterranean Mosaic: 2012 - 2018 | Sabarna Roy | Leadstart Publishing | ★★★★★

Book - Random Subterranean Mosaic: 2012 - 2018 Author - Sabarna Roy Publisher - Leadstart Publishing Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Sabarna Roy is the author of four books: Pentacles, Frosted Glass, Abyss, and Winter Poems. A civil engineer by profession (he passed out from Jadavpur University in 1988), Roy spends his time on books, music, movies and international television series, when he is not writing or at work in an engineering-manufacturing organization in Kolkata. With no love for pets or gardening (although he loves forests and wildlife) or socializing, and a lot of time for introspection and deep (and not-so-deep!) thinking, Roy’s works reflect his views on the global order and individuals striving to find their place in it.

Book Review: "Random Subterranean Mosaic: 2012 - 2018" by Sabarna Roy is a collection of over ninety very short and short pieces of poems, opinions, observations and conversations including a relatively long set-piece. The book is intriguing…

BR #47 | The Unknown Lives | Pankaz & Manoz | Bigfoot Publications | ★★★★★

Book - The Unknown Lives Author - Pankaz & Manoz Publisher - Bigfoot Publications Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Pankaz is a poet, speaker and writer. He is a member of Screenwriters Association.

Manoz Kumar Shukla is currently working as a Personal Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs. He has previously worked in Ministry of Defence as well. And for last two years he has been actively involved in theatre and writing. He writes with the pen name 'Manoz'. (The views expressed in the book by the author are his own and in no way represent the views of the Government).

Book Review: "The Unknown Lives" by Pankaz & Manoz is a collection of 14 short letters from individuals written during life's most uncertain moments. At times when life seems to be the most meaningful to us, we run short on time as realization can often cloud the truth. Yet letters seem to be the most helpful of instruments to pen down our thoughts despite having technology like fax or t…

BR #46 | I Will Forget You Too | Abhilash Aman | White Falcon Publishing | ★★★★

Book - I Will Forget You Too Author - Abhilash Aman Publisher - White Falcon Publishing Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Author is a Senior Software Engineer who is an NIT Patna Alumnus. He is also interested in poetry. He calls himself an engineer by profession, an author by passion and a poet by emotion.

Book Review: "I Will Forget You Too" by Abhilash Aman is a teenage love story which pushes our mind to the sweet school memories of childhood romance. The plot is set in a DAV school where ample amenities are provided to the students from the authorities. Therefore, in every chapter, we find a new setting for the narrator to reminiscence his past. The plot chosen speaks of the friendship and eventual attempts of romance of a typical middle-class joint family boy and girl.

Abhilash, the narrator and protagonist of the story, goes back to his childhood school to re-live the memories of his past. He recounts his friendship and love with his classmate Madhvi. Amit and Abhinayan…

BR #45 | Dear People, with Love and Care, Your Doctors | Debraj Shome & Aparna Govil Bhasker | Bloomsbury India | ★★★★★

Book - Dear People, with Love and Care, Your Doctors Author - Debraj Shome & Aparna Govil Bhasker Publisher - Bloomsbury India Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Dr Debraj Shome is a surgeon, specialising in facial plastic surgery and facial cosmetic surgery. He is the co-founder and director at The Esthetic Clinics, which has multiple centres across India. Known for his breakthrough innovations in facial plastic surgery, Dr Shome has received many awards. He has more than 55 research papers written in top peer-reviewed international publications along with a US patent to his credit for inventing the QR 678 hair growth formulation. He was the first recipient from Asia and the youngest globally to be awarded the prestigious Davies Foundation Grant Award by the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, in 2010. Besides clinical work, Dr Shome is the Director of the Debabrata Auro Foundation.

Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker is a bariatric and laparoscopic general surgeon and practises in the city o…

BR #44 | The Last Avatar (Age of Kalki 1) | Vishwas Mudagal | HarperCollins India | ★★★★★

Book - The Last Avatar (Age of Kalki 1) Author - Vishwas Mudagal Publisher - HarperCollins India Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Vishwas Mudagal is a best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, CEO, angel investor and a motivational speaker. An alumnus of RV College of Engineering, Bengaluru, he is currently the CEO & co-founder of GoodWorksLab and the co-founder of GoodWorksCoWork.

Writing is his passion, and he has embraced storytelling as his parallel career. He is the author of the best-selling novel, Losing My Religion.

Mudagal is a widely followed social media influencer with more than 60 million views on his web series called AskVishwas. To know more, visit:

Book Review: "The Last Avatar (Age of Kalki 1)" by Vishwas Mudagal is a mythological science fiction based on the tenth and last avatar of Lord Vishnu - Kalki avatar. While the book in itself is not an accurate tale of Lord Kalki since he is yet to arrive on our world according to Hindu …

BR #43 | A Love Story by Destiny | Deesha Sangani | Srishti Publishers | ★★★★★

Book - A Love Story by Destiny Author - Deesha Sangani Publisher - Srishti Publishers Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Deesha Sangani is a Bangalore-based author, motivational speaker and certified personal empowerment coach. A highly influential blogger, an inspiration for many who want to live their dreams whilst following a corporate career, she loves to work towards making the world a happier and more content place.

Book Review: "A Love Story by Destiny" by Deesha Sangani is a romance fiction based on coincidences. A good book based on life, love, heartbreaks, responsibilities, and family with an underlying real-life mystery. There is a little bit of everything in this book - romance, adventure, thrill, suspense, and even danger. A unique take on names is what makes this book stand apart as we can follow through the different motives of the characters.

Avanni Singh, the protagonist of the story, is a connoisseur of art and dreams to own an art gallery someday. She falls …

BR #42 | 42 Days Of Love | Vikas Trivedi & Smita Agarwal | Srishti Publishers | ★★★★★

Book - 42 Days Of Love Author - Vikas Trivedi & Smita Agarwal Publisher - Srishti Publishers Rating - ★★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Vikas Trivedi hails from Dungarpur, a small town near Udaipur in Rajasthan. Having struggled with studies a child, he took it as a challenge to conquer his weakness and went on to achieve a Master's Degree in individual streams of English Literature, Psychology and Political Science, and a PhD in Psychology. He now uses his knowledge and education to teach, as a professor of Psychology and Literature. Apart from teaching, he also enjoys playing sports, reading, meditation, yoga and exercise.

His debut book, The Hidden Spark, intends to enlighten and teach its readers about the powers of the mind, the strength of self-motivation, ways to unleash one's potential, and more.

He found inspiration for his new book when he met an ocean diver from California. Vikas was touched and inspired by her heroic life, and was determined to immortalize her story th…