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Spiritual

Treasure Trove of Zodiacs – review

January 17, 2018 • By

Knowing a little or more than a little about the people we daily come into contact with is always helpful. We try different tactics for the same but sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t work. Men and women, however, have always been inquisitive to know more and more about the person they love or about people they are around them. This is a natural instinct and we are always looking for resources by which we can fulfil this wish. What about a book? Tanuj Lalchandani, an astrologer from Delhi, has come up with a book on Zodiac signs and personality – Treasure Trove of Zodiacs. This book has 176 pages only and it details the different layers of the personality of people belonging to different zodiac signs from the twelve.READ MORE


Poetry

The Lonely Drummer & Other Poems

January 6, 2018 • By

Rajive reviews The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems by Abhishek Goswami for BooksToRead

Accidentally, I began reading this book randomly and first picked up the poem entitled The Ideal Candidate and believe me, that was perfect entertainment in the form of poetry! Abhishek Goswami, the poet with his debut collection The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems, has penned many poems as humorous as this one and many ones very serious and packed with some quality poetry as well. Today, I will be writing about his debut poetry collection and will share my experience with the book The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems.READ MORE


Novels

Despite Stolen Dreams

December 11, 2017 • By

Despite Stolen Dreams is a literary fiction by Anita Krishan which is serious as well as constructive in tone. You might have been reading the novels based on terrorism in the valley of Jammu & Kashmir in the past days and you might have praised them as well. However, my personal experience with the fiction based on terrorism of any kind has not generally been well; most of the authors, in this or that way, tend to demean this or that thing and eventually, they tend to come to conclusions which are not conclusive – either the abstract from the excessive practicality is missing or the practicality of the excessive abstract is missing. However, Despite Stolen Dreams by Anita Krishan is a different kind of novel altogether. It has emotions, but it’s certainly not all-emotive. It implies rational; however, it does not offer an over the counter rationalism to the readers. READ MORE


Short Story

Uske Hisse Ka Pyar – book review

December 8, 2017 • By

Uske Hisse Ka Pyar is a short story collection authored by a popular Gujarati author Ashish Dalal. Though already having a share of his name in the Hindi literature by writing for various magazines and newspapers, Ashish Dalal has made his debut with this collection in the field of formal writing. This is the very first book but you will seldom get that fee while reading Uske Hisse Ka Pyar. The book just transports you to a different world and all the short stories are so well written that it becomes difficult for the readers to read the book in patches… it might just take a person 3-4 hours or even lesser than that in finishing all the 17 short stories in one go!READ MORE


Novels

With You; Without You – review

November 4, 2017 • By

With You; Without You is a superb Hindi novel which has been written by an emerging novelist from Patna, Prabhat Ranjan. The novel has been written in a far more sophisticated language and a style which surpasses the modern-day trendsetters – rich in imagery and deep in meaning – With You; Without You is a novel to go for because it depicts love in the purest form as well as love in its silliest form – the confusion – the drama – the attraction – the traction and everything is there which the readers would like along with thrill and suspense which makes a read pleasant and read worthy. Have you still had a chance to read this novel by Prabhat Ranjan? If not yet, let me give you an insider storyline as well as my honest review of the book so that you can make your mind.READ MORE