Monthly Archives: December 2017

Pinto Has An Idea by Rajeev Saxena – Book Review

Pinto Has An Idea

BY: RAJEEV SAXENA

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Young Pinto has from his childhood been an out-of-the box thinker, finding solutions in his everyday surroundings to a myriad ancient global problems. A certain machine he invents in his childhood makes him a hero in his village but it’s not sufficient to change the mindset of naysayers for Pinto to pursue his career in hardcore science.

Pinto Has an Idea is the tale of Dr Pinto, a small-town boy, an IITian and a scientist working in MIT, who suddenly experiences a life-changing revelation in the early days of his research, throwing away his work on theoretical physics and setting out to solve the practical everyday problems of the world he lives in.

Returning to his native India, he finds his noble quest beset by unexpected adversaries, obstacles and trials, but emerges triumphant from each battle. 

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Come Back to Leave Me… Again by Sohil Ashvin Shah – Book Review

Come Back to Leave Me… Again

BY: SOHIL ASHWIN SHAH

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“Why does the love always seem beautiful in romantic movies and novels, but not in real life? Why should lovers not be in any relationship after they break up? Why do ex-lovers always try to deal with damages instead of staying together? If you want answers to the questions, this book is for you.”

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Icebergs In Paradise by Sayan Basak – Book Review

Icebergs In Paradise

BY: SAYAN BASAK

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“There is a relationship between the eye contacts we make and the perceptions that we create in our heads, a relationship between the sound of another’s voice and the emotions that we feel in our hearts, a relationship between our movements in space all around us and the magnetic pulls we can create between others and ourselves. All of these things (and more) make up the magic of every ordinary day and if we are able to live in this magic, to feel and to dwell in it, we will find ourselves living with magic every day. These are the white spaces in life, the spaces in between the written lines, the cracks in which the sunlight filters into. Some of us swim in the overflowing of the wine glass of life, we stand and blink our eyes in the sunlight reaching unseen places, we know where to find the white spaces, we live in magic.
Icebergs in Paradise is a journey that will make you travel the entire world of emotions – starting it from joy to sadness, love to pain, fear to cheer and anger to tranquillity. “

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An Ad in the Paper and Demons from the Past by Tali Nattiv-Ironi – Book Review

An Ad in the Paper and Demons from the Past

BY: TALI NATTIV-IRONI

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A small, beckoning newspaper ad plunges Illana’s life into turmoil

Illana, an Israeli history teacher, answers a newspaper ad calling for volunteers to document Holocaust stories. Against all reason, she responds and is drawn into the greatest trial of her life. That small ad turns her ordered existence into a rollercoaster of demons rushing toward an abyss as the project overwhelms her. But perhaps those demons had always been there, waiting in a dark hidden cellar, along with the terrible secret planted in her soul as she lay in the womb, or even before she was conceived.

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$950 Million in 40 Minutes by Meshulam Riklis – Book Review

$950 Million in 40 Minutes

BY: MESHULAM RIKLIS

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What makes a world-class financial genius tick?

Enter the mind of a financial mastermind who started from scratch to build a world-wide business empire. Meshulam Riklis invites you on his amazing roller coaster ride to meteoric heights, providing valuable tips for life, for success, and for survival.

A billionaire shares his secrets

In his story, Riklis shares with you the business techniques that he perfected; “how a small fish eats a big fish,” his magic formula for mergers and acquisitions based on his thesis; “the effective use, or rather non-use, of cash in financial transactions,” and the unshakable beliefs that allowed him to found and run some of the most desired brand names in the world such as Elizabeth Arden, Faberge, Cartier, Carnival Cruise Lines, Playtex and the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Scent of an Undiscovered Writer by Callre – Book Review

Scent of an Undiscovered Writer

BY: CALLRE

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This is the story of a guy who started life in an ordinary way … but adversity and hardships prepared him for an extraordinary destiny. A fickle-minded youth, without really meaning to, becomes a graphic designer. Despite having passion to execute something incredible, he loses his path and becomes confused about the next day. But if he has to make it large, he should start making meaningful choices that would instill dedication in him. He starts his journey laced with deep, heart-felt emotions, obstacles, enthusiasm and motivation.

Join him on an enthralling, entrancing and inspiring journey, encrypted with the meaning of life.

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From Fear to Love: How Creativity Saved My Life and Will Change Yours For the Better by Annette Hadley – Book Review

From Fear to Love: How Creativity Saved My Life and Will Change Yours For the Better

BY: ANNETTE HADLEY

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Does your soul thirst for beauty and healing?

Experience the transforming power of creativity and express the spiritual beauty already residing in your soul. Living, working, and traveling in over thirty countries in the past twelve years, the author found herself and her truth through immense personal pain and through the growth and creativity that it birthed.

You can learn how to tap into your own inner creativity as part of your healing journey

In this riveting book, Annette shares with you: a little bit about trauma and a lot about healing; how to use creative expression, both visual and written, as a powerful healer; the comforting nature of unconditional loving kindness; and the value of connecting to the child within.

The author’s amazing, soulful artwork will inspire you to create your own!

Encounter the vibrant energy of the author’s abstract photographs and paintings. You will learn how to draw your own mandalas and understand their messages, the “rules” of process painting, and how to set up your own home studio and manifest soul-connected fine art into your space.

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The Woman in White: An Extraordinary Life by Ada Aharoni – Book Review

The Woman in White: An Extraordinary Life

BY: ADA AHARONI

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This is a book about the remarkable life of Thea Woolf, the Head Nurse of the Jewish Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt, during World War II. It is about choosing one’s own road, about the power of human will and the love of mankind. Thea speaks from the heart; she is real and inspiring, strong and wise – an unforgettable role model who has been called “Sister Theresa of the Middle East.” This is not only an exciting and revealing personal account, but also a kaleidoscope of astonishing historical episodes from World War II, giving the reader a sense of having lived through those important events. Its narrative registers a strong protest against war and also instills in us the hope that it can one day be banished from our lives forever. This fascinating biography shows Muslim-Jewish harmony that gives hope for the future. Whoever knew that Muslim Egyptians helped Egyptian Jews save Jewish refugees from the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust during World War II? In this book, we discover how Thea Woolf initiated and led this heroic mission. The close collaboration depicted between Alexandrian Jews and Egyptians, and their vital cooperation in saving Jews from the Nazi Holocaust, is an important example of what the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians could be today. The amity with which Muslims and Jews lived in the recent past proffers the hope that it is possible to aspire to such a reality in the future.The Woman in White: An Extraordinary Life, also describes the wonderful Jewish Hospital in Alexandria, that saved the lives of many soldiers of the Allied army under Montgomery, fighting Rommel at El Alamein. This is an extraordinary book that should be read by all!

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The Way Of Fate: A True Story From The Kindertransport by George Shefi – Book Review

The Way of Fate: A True Story from the Kindertransport

BY: GEORGE SHEFI

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George Shefi’s entire world falls apart when he is only seven years old!

This book opens with the happy childhood of the author in Germany, where he was raised by a loving single mother, grandfather, and aunt. The Nazis came to power when he was two. After the horrors of Kristallnacht, six years later, his mother managed to send him to England with the Kindertransport, to save his life. He did not realize that waving goodbye would be the last time he would see his mother; she was murdered in Auschwitz.

Join him on his journey as a homeless child refugee via England, Canada, and America finally to his homeland

Shefi tells this amazing story with humor: his wanderings in England and journey to an uncle in America during World War II and his immigration to Israel in 1949. There he finally found his home, served in the navy, and established a loving family.

Be there when he discovers his own long lost father completely by chance!

The book describes his remarkable life and his family, especially the unbelievable sequence of events that led to his discovery of his father in Australia, whom he met for the first time at age 35, when Shefi was already a father of three daughters.

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Touches of Grace: Philanthropy and Social Involvement in Israel by Haim Dahan – Book Review

Touches of Grace: Philanthropy and Social Involvement in Israel

BY: HAIM DAHAN

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Haim’s young life is transformed by a generous gift that keeps on giving

Read the story of Israeli philanthropy from the perspective of a high-tech entrepreneur whose life was transformed by an act of generosity. In it we see how the empowering gift that Haim Dahan received during his childhood planted within him the tremendous desire and responsibility to pass on the message of giving in order to maintain and strengthen the effects of this good deed. Learn how he and his friends coped with the key challenges involved in establishing a social-educational initiative.

You too can join the circle of giving and help change the world!

The book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of philanthropy in Israel, the need for increased involvement in social action, and the main challenges involved in establishing a social initiative. It provides inspiring examples of the power of each individual to join the circle of giving and repair our world and the world of the weak and needy among us.

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