37+ Grace Marks: …Because Life is Beyond Numbers by Vishal Anand – Book Review

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37+ Grace Marks: …Because Life is Beyond Numbers

BY: VISHAL ANAND

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What happens when you fall in love at first sight? That too in college, which is supposed to be the best time of one’s life. But is it the best place to find love too?

Viraj falls head over heels in love with his classmate Nimisha, who could make boys on campus go crazy. While his friends Punit and Sahil just want to have fun – despite poor mark-sheets, grace marks to pass, and other everyday adventures – Viraj wants more from his life and love.

Life has led Viraj to the edge of a cliff. He has a choice to make – to forget everything and jump, or fight.

What brought him here? An unrequited love, encounters with law, or the dilemma of grace marks? Where does Viraj’s story eventually end?

Welcome to 37 + Grace Marks, Viraj’s journey to discover that there is more to life than marks.

Amidrishti: The Divine Attitude by Acharya Bhuvanbhanu Surishwar – Book Review

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Amidrishti: The Divine Attitude

BY: ACHARYA BHUVANBHANU SURISHWAR

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Amidrishti – The Divine Attitude provides knowledge to live a life full of purpose and peace. This simple tale of two brothers provides guidance to the art of living with greater spiritual and emotional intelligence. A wonderfully crafted tale, the book narrates the extraordinary life of Amichand, a virtuous merchant who confronts challenges in life through his faith and patience. A life-changing odyssey, his journey provides powerful practical lessons that teach us to: Nourish relationships with family members Cultivate self-discipline Deal with adversities in life Be a benefactor to all including our own family members The story is all about relationships but there is a learning to one’s own self also, which is very powerful. Also available in Gujarati as ‘Amichand ni Amidrishti’ and in Hindi as ‘Amrut Drashti.’

Jim Morgan And The Seven Sins by Bharat Madan – Book Review

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Jim Morgan And The Seven Sins

BY: BHARAT MADAN

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A quest to identify seven deadly sins
A mystery behind seven keys that were passed to seven men
A deadly race against time to seek atonement
On the outskirts of New York City, Jim Morgan, an international bestselling author learns through God that he had committed seven sins in his previous life. Clues lie in the six novels he has written, that would lead him to the mystery. But the novels won’t reveal everything to him. With seven days on hand, he must walk in the direction that faith leads him in, to reach the lost chamber of Seven Planets. Unless Morgan understands the secret behind his past life and the sins he committed, his chance to live will be lost forever.

Rafflesia: The Banished Princess by Gautam – Book Review

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Rafflesia: The Banished Princess

BY: GAUTAM

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The curtains draw up. Lights are dimmed. The musical is about to begin. As the beautiful princess descends on stage, the mythical creatures from her kingdom come alive. Flickers of brilliant colours
blaze across as mesmerizing music pulsates from one corner of the theatre to the other. A fairy tale is about to unfold…

As young children, we often come across things that stay in our hearts forever. For Appu, it is a fairy tale about a beautiful princess. He lives with her in a world filled with the magical creatures from her kingdom until the real world beckons. A reluctant Appu steps into it as a striking young man and struggles to find his place.

What follows is an evocative tale of love and loss, friendship and betrayal, as the story travels through the snow-peaked mountains of Arunachal to the golden deserts of Jaisalmer, the tulip gardens of
Holland to the lush greens of Kerala. Does Appu find what he had set out for? The answer lies in Rafflesia — The Banished Princess because in her story, lay his!”

The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Vikrant Khanna – Book Review

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The Girl Who Knew Too Much: What if the Loved One You Lost Were to Come Back?

BY: VIKRANT KHANNA

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Can true love bring someone back from the dead?Akshara is left devastated by her mother’s death and spends most of her time in solitude at the local park. One day, as she is sobbing uncontrollably, a young man named Harry approaches her. They become friends and Harry recounts to her a story about the miraculous reunion of a young woman and her dead boyfriend to help ease some of her pain. The story makes Akshara hopeful that she can perhaps see her dead mother again. But she soon realizes that Harry isn’t what he seems to be. Even the characters in his story seem dubious, almost unreal. So what is he hiding? And why? Is there any truth to his story at all?In this darkly suspenseful romance mystery, Akshara is left facing a truth that will make her doubt not just Harry but herself as well . . .

Think with Me: Fundamentals for Making Our Country Ideal by Subrata Roy – Book Review

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Think with Me: Fundamentals for Making Our Country Ideal

BY: SUBRATA ROY

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“When we see the problems related to political leadership, population growth, education, the media and religion going from bad to worse, a natural question comes up in our minds. Where, after all, did we go wrong? What happened during our democratic journey of independent India that we are faced with nasty problems on all these fronts? Why couldn’t we teach people occupying places of responsibility that rights are given to perform your genuine duties, not to serve your personal whims, false ego and greed?”

It is the author’s firm belief that if the problems related to the above five fundamental issues continue to be as they are, the nation will be hit by a crisis of unimaginable proportions, our national edifice would crumble and everything that our leaders had valued and held sacred for the love of the country before independence, would be lost forever. So, the author, through a deep-seated and thought provoking commentary on these issues invites you to think along with him and ponder over them honestly and sincerely. While going through the book, you may come across points where you differ with the author but in the end, you will be convinced that to make our country ideal, the need is for a wider awakening on the issues as discussed in the book.

Polite Pickup lines in Indian Pubs: Scenario Based Conversations in Pubs by Varun Mannava – Book Review

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Poilte Pickup lines in Indian Pubs: Scenario-Based Conversations in Pubs

BY: VARUN MANNAVA

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There must be countless conversations in pubs that people would carry along with them to their grave because they never mustered the courage to speak. That one girl you saw, that one line you wanted to say but you couldn’t because you were shy or you had no clue how to start the conversation. That moment when you felt that the pub was not working in your favor. That moment when you thought of that one friend who could help you converse easily with the women you admired. Well your search for pub conversations ends here. Polite Pickup Lines in Indian Pubs: Scenario-based Conversations in Pubs aims to deliver the answers to all your questions about conversation starters, how to use the pub to your advantage, where to talk, where not to talk, how to talk, how not to talk, whom to talk, whom not to talk, why talk. This book helps you create scenarios where conversations are bound to happen.

Intimidating Obscurity: A Pursue to Eternity by Dimple Singh – Book Review

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Intimidating Obscurity: A Pursue to Eternity

BY: DIMPLE SINGH

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‘Intimidating Obscurity a Pursue to Eternity’, revolves around an independent woman, Stella Stewart, who hardly steps into her college life when she is informed of her mother’s mysterious death.

After a few days two more deaths of similar patterns take place, unfortunately she loses all her dear ones one by one. All her moaning vanishes in a glimpse when Rey enters her life and she falls for him.

Her life takes a big twist when she dejects him due to a mysterious phone call. After a few days she gets married to Robert Patrick who swears to make her life worse than hell along with the company of Kimaya, who loved Rey too and joins him to separate Rey and Stella. Heartbroken Rey marries Kimaya. After a year Stella is found dead.

Rey almost forgets his past love when he discovers Stella’s diary one day and which opens her entire story before him. Will Rey succeed in rescuing Stella from Robert before it’s too late?

Kissing the Demon: The Creative Writer’s Handbook by Amrita Kumar – Book Review

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Kissing the Demon: The Creative Writer’s Handbook

BY: AMRITA KUMAR

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Do you have a great story to tell but don t know where to begin or how to give it shape?

Whether you are an aspiring writer or a seasoned one, a writer of fiction or narrative non-fiction, Kissing the Demon will help you navigate the maze of plot construction, narrative viewpoint, character development, dialogue creation and description even while allowing your imagination to flow.

Written by an editor and publisher who has for over four decades nurtured some of India s finest writers, it also tackles the insular world of publishers, agents, contracts and editors. It tells you how to find a publisher or agent, what gets a publisher’s attention and what turns it off all the stuff writers take years to learn.

Finally, it offers solutions to the vexing issue of balancing everyday life with writing, a problem every writer faces and the reason why so many books remain unwritten.

George Orwell once described writing as a horrible, exhausting experience, and that he wouldn’t have written a single book were he not driven by some demon he could neither resist nor understand. Kissing the Demon will make your journey as a writer a little less painful, make you look upon that demon with a little more love.

UNNS-The Captivation by Sapan Saxena – Book Review

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UNNS-The Captivation

BY; SAPAN SAXENA

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“Of course you know about the seven stages of love, but have you ever lived them?” Atharva Rathod and Meher Qasim. Lovebirds since adolescence. Bonded by love, separated by circumstances. They part ways only to meet again. But this time, he is on a secret mission… Are they in control of their own destiny, or its their destiny which is making them dance to its tunes? Only time would answer, as Atharva and Meher unwillingly and unknowingly transcend the seven stages of love. A quintessential tale of love and romance marked beautifully by its own rustic old school charm.