this time its forever

This Time It’s Forever by Aditi Ray Bose – Book Review

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This Time It’s Forever



When Aisha Ahuja receives an SMS from Anuravo Banerjee, almost a year after he had walked away from her, asking her for a restart, she is initially unable to decide what to do. But she finally relents.

Book Review:

This Time It’s Forever is a fast pace and interesting romance story involving two people of two extremely different cultures or should I say lifestyles. The male protagonist Arunavo is a Bengali whereas Aisha, the female protagonist is a Punjabi girl which, for me, is a classic combination when we talk about contrast in India. The story has been told beautifully

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Cole’s Perfect Puppy by Frances M. Crossno – Book Review

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Cole’s Perfect Puppy



Cole’s Perfect Puppy introduces young readers everywhere to Cole, his younger brother Caleb and their new friend Rachel. When Cole meets the “perfect puppy” after a mad chase through the mall, he hopes for her arrival under the tree on Christmas morning. But alas, it’s not meant to be.

Instead, Cole embarks on an adventure to find a way to earn enough money, and get permission, to bring the golden retriever puppy home–learning a few life lessons along the way.

From learning how to be thankful for the gift of his first “pet”, the pot-bellied pig Dandy Danny, to the merits of hard work and the true meaning of the power of prayer, Cole’s journey isn’t without a few hiccups.

Cole’s Perfect Puppy is the first in a series of Christian novels for young readers 7-12.

the class by erich segal

The Class by Erich Segal – Book Review

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The Class



From world-renowned author Erich Segal comes a powerful and moving saga of five extraordinary members of the Harvard class of 1958 and the women with whom their lives are intertwined. Their explosive story begins in a time of innocence and spans a turbulent quarter century, culminating in their dramatic twenty-five reunion at which they confront their classmates–and the balance sheet of  their own lives. Always at the center; amid the  passion, laughter, and glory, stands Harvard–the symbol of who they are and who they will be. They were a generation who made the rules–then broke them–whose glittering successes, heartfelt tragedies, and unbridled ambitions would stun the world.

The Magical World of Imagination

“The dust can only cover your memories for sometime but the feelings that lay beneath them remain the same, forever. It’s just that you have to brush the dust aside to get hold of the same feelings again.”…..PANORAMA

When I opened the pack of new Colgate strong teeth pack, I was immediately transported to the time when my niece was studying in the Kindergarten. She is now a lovely young lady but the incident happened when she was only 4 years old. The new Colgate Strong Teeth packs had some interesting images of sea creatures inside which the children can cut and play with. These tiny tools act as great learning material that help a child develop healthy brain inside a healthy body. And I must say Colgate has done an excellent job in putting forward some innovative ways to help children learn while having fun in addition to developing healthy strong teeth. Children are transformed into little architects when they create new play models with these pictures, and their laughter brings an immediate smile on your face.

It was another day after her school. My niece was playing in her room after taking lunch. I happened to be in the home as it was a holiday for me. Suddenly I saw her going toward the kitchen. I quietly followed her just to have a look at what was she up to. What followed after that filled me with utter surprise.

Importance of Regaining Lost Growth for Children

We all have grown up hearing and believing the proverb: “A healthy body in a healthy mind”.  It is extremely important to have a healthy physical and mental state and when we talk about kids, it is very important for every parent to ensure that their children have a normal growth. To attain this they need to take certain measures so that their children have a healthy body and a healthy mind. It is also said that “Your body is what you eat”, so the food that we give our kids to eat plays a vital role in their growth. Pediatricians say that the early years especially 3-9 years is a critical growth phase for children. But due to some reason like fussy eating habits, illness or some other possible reasons, inadequate growth may happen.

Sometimes, the daily meals are not sufficient for providing all the requisite nutrition and in case of children, it is all the more important because it is their growing stage. They need it for building healthy body cells. And it is the health drink that can provide this nutrition. I have always seen Horlicks in my home. I still remember when I used to go for giving an exam, my mother made this drink for me. A couple of Marie biscuits and a glass of Horlicks. That was all I would have before going for an examination. And believe me, it provided all the energy I needed to write my papers. I also loved its taste. Not only the drink but I would also eat it as it is. It was yummy. After so many years, I still pop a spoonful of Horlicks into my mouth while making the drink for me.


Wreath and Other Stories By Sangeeta Mahapatra – Book Review

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Wreath and Other Stories: Tales of Horror and Suspense



What is it that we fear? An evil presence around us, watching and waiting for a small slip, or the realisation that the malevolence is within us and has already made its move?
Wreath and Other Stories will take you into a world that is slightly off its hinges- a bizarre, eerie realm. In short, a world much like our own, if only we would notice it.

A dangerous obsession of an artist, a broken childhood promise, a birthday gift gone horribly wrong, a soldier trapped in a nightmare, a warning from beyond the grave, a writer’s new lease of life in a “suicide central,” a patient’s struggle with insanity, a terrible crime in an idyllic artists’ town, a man’s record of his last moments, a bride haunted by her past..

With grey characters, a creeping sense of dread, and a twist at the end, it will ensure that you go to bed satisfied, having had your fill of a world of wickedness and terror… until that world engulfs you in your dreams. This book will enthral lovers of horror and suspense.

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Declaring Breakdowns by Sameer Dua – Book Review

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Declaring Breakdowns



The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Each one of us, in every area of our life, has an almost certain, probable, default future. But is this future acceptable?

This book provides a simple 6-step framework to actively create a future of one’s choice. It gives an insight into several generative leadership distinctions which, when practised, have the potential of having a significant positive impact on performance.

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The Story Of The Dead by A C Raja – Book Review

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The Story Of The Dead



The novel takes its plot from the usually unnoticed cremation ground that is located at the centre of a thickly-populated city of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. A story weaved within a story, The Story of the Dead is a simple narrative where the wise Ollu gives voice to the silenced- to those individuals who were not strong enough to fight their own battles against corruption, social discrimination, and several other evil practises. The author beautifully manages to throw some light on the essential values of life and provide a brief insight into the basic principles of the Hindu philosophy. The Story of the Dead, which stems from the spiritual aura of Shri A. C. Raja, raises a new platform for Malayalam literature.

once in a lifetime happens again

Once In A Lifetime; Happens Again – Book Review

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Once In A Lifetime; Happens Again



How far can a girl go to make a guy like her? Meet Ashwin. Know his deepest desires. Nothing more than being in love, and not being hurt in the process. Know Ankita, his best friend, his confidant. What will happen when, not just one, but both of Ashwin’s consecutive crushes, think he is playing a puppet master? Fate, as usual, has its own way.


April 2016 AtoZ Blogging Challenge by Novemberschild – Review

April 2016 AtoZ Blogging Challenge



This ebook is author’s attempt to present her thoughts in the form of a book that she had expressed while taking AtoZ Blogging Challenge for 2016. In her own words:

“My theme for April is not fixed. I am going to just think of some RANDOM topic which comes in my mind with that day’s alphabet and write the post. I have a lot of opinions. I speak my mind without sugar coating. I like being random. I search for the unknown and I want to experience everything from the depths of despair to the temples of ecstasy. I am addicted to writing. I don’t measure success in dollars. I work every day to become a better person, a person who helps others. If you are contented with the way things are in the world, then don’t fall into my path, unless you are on board with the revolution! Always be the change you wish to see.”