Dharmayoddha Kalki: The Avatar of Vishnu by Kevin Missal – Spot Light

Dharmayoddha Kalki: The Avatar of Vishnu

BY: KEVIN MISSAL

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Twisted by Shravya Gunipudi – Book Review

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Twisted

BY: SHRAVYA GUNIPUDI

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“It is weird that I still meet my mother almost every day.

I am 35 years old. But that is not why it is weird.

It is because nobody else has seen her since 18th September, 20 years ago.

Because, that is the day she died.”

Meet Ria, the charming woman with an edge. Her life is nearly perfect. Or so it seemed, until one fateful day an accident wipes out parts of her memory. Suddenly, she starts to experience strange visions involving repressed childhood memories which send shivers down her spine.

A man called ‘Anuj’ whom she can’t remember.

The sadness that led to her mother’s sudden death.

Answers that her husband Jay refuses to share.

Secrets begin to resurface and Ria is left with no option but to confront her own fears.

Twisted is a tale of love, family and friendship, where bitter memories and shocking truths drive everyone to the point where they have to decide – Will the relationships crumble to dust or can love really conquer all?

A Window to Her Dreams by Harshali Singh – Book Review

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A Window to Her Dreams

BY: HARSHALI SINGH

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Are two good people with good intentions enough to make a good marriage?

Aruna, a young divorcee, marries Bhuvan, an averagely successful young man. Both make promises of ever after with preconceived expectations—hers, freedom from a judgmental society and validation of herself and his, unconditional love and partnership.

Despite their best intentions, life plays rogue.

On the one hand, Aruna’s learned conditioning, developed as a result of her past, keeps coming in the way of their married normalcy and on the other, Bhuvan cannot fathom the signs of her distress.Their good intentions are tried at every step until the day when Aruna’s past revisits her. Bhuvan’s silences, Aruna’s distrust and the resurrection of her troublesome past lead to a downward spiral in their life that shakes Aruna to the core.As she stands on the precipice of a second failed marriage, Aruna tries one last time to take control of her life, something she had willingly surrendered last time.Does she succeed in saving her marriage? Or is she held back by her own apprehensions, choosing to stay victim?

Love Will Find A Way by Anurag Garg – Book Review

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Love Will Find A Way

BY: ANURAG GARG

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Madhav is an aspiring writer stuck in a dead-end corporate job that gives him no joy and no time to write his book. But there’s more to him than meets the eye. He has been hiding a secret all his life-which, if revealed, may shatter the very existence of his being.

His loved ones know he’s holding something back but don’t suspect anything grave until his girlfriend, Meera, tired of his constant mood swings, decides to take him to an art therapy session. There he meets someone who tries to unearth the past Madhav so desperately wants to keep buried. So what exactly happened years ago? Why does Madhav not want to go down memory lane?

From the bestselling author of A Half-Baked Love Story and Love . . . Not for Sale comes another enigmatic tale of friendship, hidden truths and the redeeming power of love.

The Quest Of The Sparrows by Kartik Sharma – Book Review

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The Quest Of The Sparrows

BY: KARTIK SHARMA

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A seemingly ordinary young man is forced to become a spiritual guru and takes a leap of faith. He sets off with his followers on a 600 km journey on foot, without money and belongings to test the truth of the scriptures and spiritual laws. Inspired by the life of a sparrow which survives every day without any worry and never hoards for the future,  he wishes to prove that survival, which has become a central concern of all human beings is no big deal. He believes that human beings are destined to play a much bigger, evolutionary role. A higher calling awaits us. Will Guru Partibhan and his disciples complete the journey, successfully? Will they discover their true potential and find everlasting joy? The journey is experienced from the perspective of four people – The explorer, the experimenter, the doubter and the hater. Each of these states exist in most individuals, at some point or another in their life’s journey. What insights does the journey reveal to these protagonists? Does it change their mindsets and lives forever? The twists in the tale will keep the reader guessing till the end.

10 Essentials to The Blueprint of Happiness by Bhanu Arora – Book Review

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10 Essentials to The Blueprint of Happiness

BY: BHANU ARORA

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Some people are born happy, and we often meet them in our daily lives. The same can be true for every human on this earth. Souls are born humble but are stressed by society. One of the primary sources of unhappiness is the existence of adverse individuals in our life. Remove them, and we are free winged creatures. Gossip, socialize, make friends and not a single day would go in sadness. Respect live-in relationship if marriage exhausts you. Travel and explore this beautiful earth for a more joyful you. Forget Billionaires and live your unique life. Deliberate changes in our daily lives can punch you up and make it worth living. “”Ten Essentials to the Blueprint of Happiness”” delightfully portrays interlinked stories from everyday modern life that can change you forever with everlasting bliss.

Kansa by Prassant Kevin – Book Review

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Kansa

BY: PRASSANT KEVIN

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Over a span of ten years, he killed forty pregnant women and then vanished without a trace. After five years of silence, he is back again, seeking his next victim. Only one man can stop him – Professor Black. Maher was found unconscious in the middle of the highway and later, in the hospital, she revealed that she had escaped from a killer’s house. All the details and patterns matched the serial killer ‘Kansa,’ who had disappeared five years ago after murdering forty pregnant women. ACP Saargi Desai was assigned to the case. She appealed to her department to bring back Professor Black to help her catch the killer. The Professor, who had a haunting past that had kept him away from the world of crime and investigation for several years, was not willing to take on this case. But the ACP managed to convince him to get on board just for this one last time. Soon after agreeing to help, the Professor realized that for the first time in his life, he had met his match. As he dug deeper into the case, everything got dirtier, the stakes went higher, and nothing was what it seemed.

Solitude Revisited by Manaswita Ghosh – Book Review

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Solitude Revisited

BY: MANASWITA GHOSH

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Solitude Revisited is a confession, a realization and the musings of a pensive young heart.

There are a million stories around us, but few are told. This book is about those invisible souls you encounter everyday, but never care to observe. Sometimes, the eyes need to look further than just what they can fathom, the heart needs to seek an anecdote and the mind needs to frame a memoir for the soul – to survive the vastness reality throws at it. That’s where fiction steps in, presenting an alternative universe for the mind to thrive in, so it may preserve its individuality and brood over its reflections. Thoughts demand to be contemplated and preserved just like history, for they tell infinite stories no sane mind can perceive.

Solitude Revisited is all but real; it’s a confidante and a confession, an artist and his muse, a whisper and a madman. Listen to it and you may find yourself, listen to yourself and you may find it.

The Aravan Head by Arvind Narsima – Book Review

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The Aravan Head

BY: ARVIND NARSIMA

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A politically driven criminal syndicate tries to steal a valuable ancient artifact, The Aravan Head, from a very old temple of the transgenders in Hijravan. Police officer Arya foils the well planned attempt. The incident unfolds a deadly secret that connects to a series of mind-boggling crimes which points to an unlikely person of tremendous authority in the political & business circles of Mumbai. With his friends kidnapped, his own people involved with the criminals and himself facing departmental enquiry, Arya is strangulated from all sides. Meanwhile in Delhi, 4 college girls, fed-up with the canteen food, hire a cook. While they expect an old, typically professional person, they are in for a great surprise that leaves them sweetly shocked. But the surprise is short lived after a beautiful transgender arrives at their bungalow revealing secrets that baffle them. Unfortunately the lives of the 4 girls become a nightmare along with that of the transgender. Did Arya arrest the main perpetrator behind all the crimes? What dangers did the Transgender bring to the girls? Did they survive the deadly situation they were pushed into? What price did Arya pay to win?

Transitions and Beyond by Inderjit Kaur – Book Review

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Transitions and Beyond

BY: INDERJIT KAUR

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Transitions and Beyond helps us recalibrate our focus to align with our long-term objectives and goals thus making problems much easier to deal with and restoring one’s confidence in life. It promises to renew and reform a disordered life so that one can live a complete life with all stagnation removed. One becomes a true adventurer, who now sees life’s miniscule complications as challenges and can begin to transition.

Transitions are the phases that help one grow through adversities transforming one into an individual who will love challenges and convert them into opportunities for a magnificent tomorrow. They are related to psychological and situational parameters and both are equally important to optimize and to manifest a simple tool of transformation into the realm of personal developments to achieve balance in every core area of life.

Transitions and Beyond thus leads us to believe in life and produce a defining path that will reveal who we are and who we are meant to be.