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BR #93 | Raavanputr Meghnad | Kevin Missal | Simon & Schuster India | ★★★★★

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Book - Raavanputr Meghnad Author - Kevin Missal Publisher - Simon & Schuster India Rating - ★★★




Author Bio: (from book) Kevin Missal is a graduate of St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi. His first book of the Kalki Trilogy, Dharmayoddha Kalki: Avatar of Vishnu, became a national best-seller and received praise from newspapers such as Millennium Post and Sunday Guardian and was termed as "2017’s mythological phenomenon". The second book in that series Satyayoddha Kalki: Eye of Brahma released in November 2018 to great praise as well, and has been steadily climbing the charts. The third and final book in the trilogy is due later this year. Kevin loves reading, watching films, and building stories in his mind. He lives in New Delhi.

Book Review: "Raavanputr Meghnad" by Kevin Missal is a mythological fiction based on the life of Meghnad, prince of Lanka, from the Indian epic 'Ramayana'. While the book in itself is not an accurate tale of Meghnad a.k.a. Indrajit, …

BR #92 | U n Me ... It's Complicated | Dr. Aditya R. Nighhot | Fingerprint! Publishing | ★★★★

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Book - U n Me ... It's Complicated Author - Dr. Aditya R. Nighhot Publisher - Fingerprint! Publishing Rating - ★★★



Author Bio: (from book) Aditya Nighhot lives in Pune and is a doctor by profession. He completed his MBBS from a renowned college in Pune. He started writing at the age of twenty and since then, writing has become a passion. His first book, Until Love Sets Us Apart released in September 2018 and became an instant national bestseller, winning him an award as well. He is currently working on his next book. Aditya is also an avid reader and a photographer and has a keen interest in music. He is active on social media and loves interacting with his readers and fans.

Book Review: "U n Me ... It's Complicated" by Dr. Aditya R. Nighhot is a romance fiction based on the challenges in a relationship and the eventual self-discovery in this process. It is a unique love story that portrays the fiction from both sides of the characters. The author has penned all the emot…

BR #91 | Love Letters with Spelling Mistakes | Vaijayanthi Subramanian | Think Tank Books | ★★★★★

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Book - Love Letters with Spelling Mistakes Author - Vaijayanthi Subramanian Publisher - Think Tank Books Rating - ★★★



Author Bio: (from book) Dr. Vaijayanthi Subramanian completed her MD in Psychiatry from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurological Sciences. She is currently working as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru and consultant Psychiatrist at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. She has worked extensively with survivors of child sexual abuse and published papers in peer-reviewed indexed journals. She has conducted several workshops in sensitization about abuse at Bengaluru, Mysore and Colombo at Sri-lanka.

Dr. Subramanian has been a professional expert of psychiatry on local TV channels, Chandana, Suvarna News, Samaya, Digvijaya, Udaya etc. and on FM Radio. She is multifaceted, having dabbled at theatre, a Bharathnatyam dancer and a musician.

Some of her poems were published in two anthologies ‘Peacock’s Cry’ (2006) and…

BR #90 | Oscar for Loving, Grammy for Not! | Priyadeep Kaur | Booksoul Reads | ★★★★

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Book - Oscar for Loving, Grammy for Not! Author - Priyadeep Kaur Publisher - Booksoul Reads Rating - ★★★




Author Bio: (from book) A hot-selling published author at 19, Priyadeep is a name in Indian contemporary writing whose work has been recognised by the Indian Prime Minister. Her writing provides a rich lens into the contemporary semi urban landscape of Indian youth. Priyadeep is fast emerging as one of the richest young voices in Indian contemporary writing.

She says that she started reading bestselling books, classic fictions by international bestselling authors as well as some best romance fiction novels, young adult fiction novels by Indian authors like Durjoy Datta, Ravinder Singh in her teenage. She really likes fiction mythology and fantasy novels too.

Book Review: "Oscar for Loving, Grammy for Not!" by Priyadeep Kaur is a romance fiction based on the life and times of four young people - Udi, Garv, Siddharth, and Rupali, who love or like each other depending upon times…

BR #89 | The Missed Beat | G.V. Subba Rao | Notion Press | ★★★★

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Book - The Missed Beat Author - G.V. Subba Rao Publisher - Notion Press Rating - ★★★




Author Bio: (from book) A post graduate with an MPhil in English Literature, Subba Rao hails from a family that's deeply steeped in music and the arts. His father, Gollapudi Maruthi Rao, is a well-known Telugu author, award-winning playwright and screenplay writer, as well as a film actor of repute. His grandfather, Padma Bhushan Dr. Sripada Pinnakapani, was a doyen of Carnatic music. Rao is also Managing Trustee of the 'Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial Foundation' instituted in memory of his brother Gollapudi Srinivas. This foundation confers the annual 'Gollapudi Srinivas National Award' for the 'Best Debut Director' in India and has been doing so for the past twenty-one years. It is no surprise that this businessman and avid traveller turned to writing, penning travelogues for newspapers and magazines. His articles have been published in the Deccan Chronicle, The Hans India and …

BR #88 | The Speaking Stone | Ratnadip Acharya | Aksora Publications | ★★★★

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Book - The Speaking Stone Author - Ratnadip Acharya Publisher - Aksora Publications Rating - ★★★




Author Bio: (from book) Ratnadip Acharya is the author of two successful novels, Life is Always Aimless... Unless you love it and Paradise Lost & Regained. He is a columnist for the Speaking Tree in The Times of India. He contributed many write-ups in different collections of Chicken Soup for the Soul. He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Sophia and son, Akash. He can be contacted via the following channels Website: www.ratnadipacharya.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheRatnadip Facebook: www.facebook.com/ratnadip.acharya.5, Instagram: www.instagram.com/ratnadipacharya Twitter: www.twitter.com/RatnadipAcharya

Book Review: "The Speaking Stone" by Ratnadip Acharya is a mystery thriller based on historical artifacts and the quest to uncover the same. It is one of those stories which draw parallels between the past and the present in order to shape the intricacies of an incident. Such is…

BR #87 | I Am Another You | Priya Kumar | Books That Inspire | ★★★★★

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Book - I Am Another You Author - Priya Kumar Publisher - Books That Inspire Rating - ★★★




Author Bio: (from book) Priya Kumar is an Internationally Acclaimed Motivational Speaker and Bestselling Author of 10 Inspirational Books. She has worked with over 1500 multi-national corporates across 44 Countries and has touched over 2 million people through her workshops and books. She is the only Indian Author who has won 28 International Awards and 3 National Awards for her books.

Book Review: "I Am Another You" by Priya Kumar is a work of spiritual fiction and a biographical narration of enlightening travel experience by the author. This is a book that speaks of the time when the author traveled to the Netherlands in April 2004 to escape from the mundane reality. She spent close to a month living with fourth-generation shamans, a tribal native of the place and an ancient tribe who indulges in spiritual processes for their evolution and freedom. It is interesting to read the journey of…

BR #86 | Happiness Is All We Want | Ashutosh Mishra | Bloomsbury | ★★★★★

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Book - Happiness Is All We Want Author - Ashutosh Mishra Publisher - Bloomsbury Rating - ★★★




Author Bio: (from book) Ashutosh is an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur and a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Delhi. In his corporate career of sixteen years, he has been a senior banker with global banks like Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and is currently with ANZ Bank. With gruelling work schedule and plenty of business travel, he was fortunate to realise the importance of health and wellbeing early on. He learnt and practiced many tools and techniques for his own wellbeing while balancing the demands of a high profile career and a lovely family. Based on his experiences over last couple of decades, he has developed a framework for comprehensive wellness with a fresh perspective.

Book Review: "Happiness Is All We Want" by Ashutosh Mishra is a self-help book based on mental well-being, physical well-being, and spiritual well-being. The author has divided the book into these three parts which uniqu…

BR #85 | Live, Love and Laugh | Manjit Sargam Chawla & Yogi Amrit Raj | Srishti Publishers | ★★★★★

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Book - Live, Love and Laugh Author - Manjit Sargam Chawla & Yogi Amrit Raj Publisher - Srishti Publishers Rating - ★★★




Author Bio: (from book) While Manjit Sargam Chawla works for a nationalized bank, her passion lies in motivational speaking and corporate training. Yogi Amrit Raj, on the other hand, is an award winning Ayurvedic doctor and a certified Yoga trainer. Together, they have put together thoughts for a livelier, happier life in the form of this book.

Book Review: "Live, Love and Laugh" by Manjit Sargam Chawla & Yogi Amrit Raj is a self-help book dedicated to all those who are struggling with their thoughts, are under stress and anxiety, need a helping hand to improve their finances, need true guidance to improve their relationships and stay healthy, need internal and external growth, and finally unlock the key to wisdom. While living, we often forget to laugh or love. Therefore, the authors have put together practice of yoga along with empowering thoughts in …

BR #84 | Hold That Breath | Abhirup Dhar | Redgrab Books | ★★★★★

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Book - Hold That Breath Author - Abhirup Dhar Publisher - Redgrab Books Rating - ★★★



Author Bio: (from book) Abhirup Dhar was born in Kolkata and has lived in various cities and towns. A banker by profession, he is passionate about writing and has been doing so ever since he was a child. He also has a keen interest in movies and reviewed them for certain portals after which he got his first book out, initially penned for the sheer joy of it – 'Once Again… With Love!', a quirky take on modern-day relationships. He believes the best stories are always the ones simply written from the heart and for the heart! He then celebrated storytelling in his next outing with 'Stories Are Magical' and readers had a fun, relaxing read again. Abhirup is now delving into horror with 'Hold That Breath!', focused to tell different kinds of stories. He currently lives in Mumbai.

Book Review: "Hold That Breath" by Abhirup Dhar is a horror fiction based on unexplained occurren…

BR #83 | Gunpoint Groom | Kamini Kusum | Redgrab Books | ★★★★★

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Book - Gunpoint Groom Author - Kamini Kusum Publisher - Redgrab Books Rating - ★★★




Author Bio: (from book) Kamini Kusum is a post graduate in management and has worked several years in corporate. Besides writing, she loves nature, travelling, food, movies and yoga. She carves stories that have the colours of Indian culture and society. Romance is her genre. The main protagonists in her novels are usually strong characters. She lives in Delhi with her husband and two daughters. She is the author of books “Honey & the Moon” and “A New dawn”.

Book Review: "Gunpoint Groom" by Kamini Kusum is a romance fiction based on the events of groom kidnapping that is prevalent in some northern states of India. It highlights the emotions of a newlywed couple under such circumstances. Due to the greed and ego of family members, a marriage takes place between an unwilling bride and a kidnapped groom. However, it is ultimately the couple who are left to suffer the consequences after being thr…

BR #82 | MiRRRo @ The Weird Wayward | Manoj Kumar Sharma | Notion Press | ★★★★

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Book - MiRRRo @ The Weird Wayward Author - Manoj Kumar Sharma Publisher - Notion Press Rating - ★★★



Author Bio: (from book) Manoj Kumar Sharma is a self-styled author, whom those stories attract much, which fearlessly break the laws to give birth to better laws.

Having spent long 31 Years while working with MNCs and Corporates as Civil Engineer, enabled his journey riding through Snakes & Ladders and experiencing various shades of Life. He belongs to Thane, Maharashtra.

The Author has a natural taste for Fiction Stories, searching for out-of-the-box solutions for perennial social problems.

MIЯЯЯO @ THE WEIЯD WAYWAЯD is the debut novel of the Author, exploring absolute cleansing of few problems out of a very long list…the other problems will also be taken up one-by-one…

However, the Sequel is in making…with pen name as MIRRRO.

Feedback is welcome.

Email – mirrroatweirdwayward@gmail.com

Book Review: "MiRRRo @ The Weird Wayward" by Manoj Kumar Sharma is a suspense thriller base…

BR #81 | Once Upon Us | Abhiishek Mohta | Multiverse Publishers | ★★★★

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Book - Once Upon Us Author - Abhiishek Mohta Publisher - Multiverse Publishers Rating - ★★★



Author Bio: (from book) Abhishek Mohta, is a novelist, a screenwriter as well as a synopsis writer who lives and works in Mumbai.

He is a Fellow Member of Screenwriters Association (Indian Member No. 35993).

His primary focus of interest is in writing script for TV, films; and novels of different genres such as romance, humor, mystery and suspense.

Abhiishek Mohta has been recently credited as "Creative" on a mytho tv show for Colors tv, named "Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran."

You can connect with him on abhiishekmohta@gmail.com

Book Review: "Once Upon Us" by Abhiishek Mohta is a romance fiction which narrates the highs and lows of human relationship and success. The story is a necessary creation considering modern times. It leaves an impactful message in the end, which loosely translated, propagates the honors of true love and righteousness. The author awakens a sense of a…

BR #80 | Walks Through Life: Stories | Santhosh Komaraju | Notion Press | ★★★★★

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Book - Walks Through Life: Stories Author - Santhosh Komaraju Publisher - Notion Press Rating - ★★★



Author Bio: (from book) “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”—Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

When Santhosh encountered the above quote that came from a reputable American author, it strengthened his intentions to write. Though he utilized that as a foundation for his writings, he wasn’t confident that a truth could be easily written. Because a truth for him is such an entity that can be easily understood, but the realization seemed hard. That posed a challenge for him as he began to write. Several questions followed. Nevertheless, he continued and wanted to see where he would head. Fortunately, that questioning fueled his writing engine, instead of burning his aspirations. This resulted in his debut book—Walks Through Life: Stories.

The inspiration behind his writing comes from his interaction with Hindu mythology. He believes that m…