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Three hours of entertainment. Some songs, dance, action and comedy. Sounds familiar?

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Zee Classic is a channel that has always enthralled its viewers with the gems of Hindi cinema. From the movies of the golden era of Hindi cinema to stories behind making of great epics and classic songs to the insights of lives of legends, the channel has always come up with programs that have never failed to entertain the Bollywood lovers. The presentation of programs like “The Golden Years” and “Classic Legends” by none other than the legend Javed Akhtar himself were phenomenal. In short, the channel has always entertained its viewers with classic gems.

Bollywood movies have always been the most popular mode of entertainment in India. We are all familiar with the on-screen running around the trees, high-octane action sequences, twins separated at birth reuniting decades later with a sprinkle of romance and lots of mirch masala. We leave the theatres after watching these movies wanting our lives to be a perfect film story with a happy ending.

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.

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Wreath and Other Stories By Sangeeta Mahapatra – Book Review

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Wreath and Other Stories: Tales of Horror and Suspense

BY: SANGEETA MAHAPATRA

Synopsis:

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

BY: SAMEER DUA

Synopsis:

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

BY: A C RAJA

Synopsis

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.

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Once In A Lifetime; Happens Again – Book Review

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Once In A Lifetime; Happens Again

BY: LOVELY KUMARI & ASHISH KUMAR MALL

Synopsis:

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.

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April 2016 AtoZ Blogging Challenge by Novemberschild – Review

April 2016 AtoZ Blogging Challenge

BY: NOVEMBERSCHILD

Synopsis:

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.”

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Invoked: Hymns of War by Karan Bhatia – Book Review

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Invoked: Hymns of War

BY: KARAN BHATIA

Synopsis:

Krishna is a common man, leading a simple and content life with his wife, daughter and parents. A twisted accident leaves the family shattered and exposed to attacks from the netherworld. The attacks are the small, but integral pieces of the bigger picture.

As the family fights back and Krishna struggles to prove himself as the man of the house, the darkest chapters from his past re-open, unleashing a torrent of pain and desolation. Krishna decides to embark on a spiritual journey to save his family.

Does he succeed?

How does his journey affect the impending war?

Invoked is the first book of the Hymns of War series.

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Write or Wrong by Ajit Kumar Jha – Book Review

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Write or Wrong

BY: AJIT KUMAR JHA

Synopsis:

While working under a stern publisher who dealt with his staff like a military commander, the protagonist said something to the publisher that made him start sweating in the month of December. What did he say? What did the astrologer who claimed to have served under Subhash Chandra Bose in the INA and predicted the time of death of some Indian political leaders, reveal to the protagonist? The unseen and unknown remote employers connected to the protagonist through the Internet make the protagonist wonder if he is living in an Orwellian 1984 or The Brave New World of Huxley! Is it too late when the protagonist discovers he is working for a Pakistani company? Does the protagonist eventually catch up with Melissa, a fly-by-night, faceless, remote employer? The publishing world is changing rapidly today, when everyone is a writer and reader alike, and getting published can be a cakewalk. Read on…

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Mindful But Absent by Vikas Gupta – Book Review

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Mindful But Absent

BY: VIKAS GUPTA

Synopsis:

This is a story about relationships within a family unit and close friends for a happy & enriching life. It traces fictional journeys of a few friends from IIM Ahmedabad over the course of 25 years Set against the backdrop of multiple bottom-line or impact investments, it highlights inherent conflicts of success in the intensely competitive lives of these MBAs. The story amalgamates rustic India and contemporary global with its wry humor and its take on the startup ecosystem which most professionals may relate to.