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Book Review: The Ramayana Secret By Anurag Chandra

Book Review: The Ramayana Secret By Anurag Chandra

Hi Friends!

I am back with yet another book review by an Indian author Anurag Chandra.
The name of the book is 'The Ramayana Secret' and it is a mythology fiction.
"The Ramayana Secret is Rama's story, not as you know it but as it happened"

Plot Summary: Ravana has jeopardised the peaceful co- existence of the inner and outer Earths. The divine scripts are in his custody and the demon king is invincible. Rama is tasked with the secret mission of securing the scripts and handing them back to their rightful owners. Assuming the identity of Dasharatha's son, Rama prepares for battle, aided by emissaries from the inner Earth kingdom of Agartha and sages residing in Dandaka.
Will this alliance between the kingdom of Agartha and Kosala save humanity from an impending disaster? Why is Rama real identity kept a secret? Who has decided to reveal the secret about Rama's origins and Why? Was Sita the real reason Rama fought against Ravana?

Genre:Fiction\ Mythology

Language: English

No. Of Pages: 215

Price: Rs 295/-

Publisher: Om Books International

Format: Paperback

About The Author: Anurag Chandra is a New Delhi based serial entrepreneur, educator and author with a Bachelor's degree in engineering from IIT Kanpur. After a brief stint as a software consultant in New York, he started his own educational venture, Eduwiser to create content for competitive test preparations. He has also been featured in India Today for his entrepreneurial work.
Anurag considers writing therapeutic as it transports him to an imaginative world filled with myriad characters. The Ramayana Secret marks his foray into fiction.

Review: Mythology Fictions have always been one of my favourite genre to read. The book's name is The Ramayana Secret and as the title suggests, it definitely fits perfect into the category.

Starting with the book cover, it looked pretty average to me, nothing too intriguing. I seriously think that something more could have been added to it, to make it look more magical and inviting.

That being said about the first impression of the book cover, the first few pages of the book made me fall in love with the story immediately. Obviously it is a story about Lord Ram and our very own oldest Indian tale Ramayana. But the author has told the story of Ramayana, from all together different angle.
All the characters are definitely picked up from the Ramayana story we have always heard, but the plot build up is very unique and innovative. There are lots of twists and turns in the story. There are many surprises for the readers because since it is Ramayana, we tend to expect somethings as we have always heard. So, that makes the whole reading experience very interesting.

I liked the concept of the inner and outer earth. How Ram belonged to a different world and was sent on a secret mission with a cover up identity and a plan. Why Sita was kidnapped by the Lankan King Ravana is also quite interesting. The book covers a whole story about how Ravana overtook Lanka and became its king. Why is he so powerful!! Was Sita a sole purpose of the war between Rama and Ravana.....

The first half of the book is very fast and every page brings something new, while the second half of the book is comparatively slower.
The book depicts the Family Tree of Kosala, Videha and Anga Kingdoms and Family tree of Lankans in the form of flowchart in the beginning of the book.

I would highly recommend this book to all the fiction lovers since the plot is very imaginative and interesting.  I loved reading it and look forward more from the author.

Here is the link to buy:

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Make sure to leave your lovely comments and suggestions in the comment section below.
Till my next post, Happy Reading! :-)

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My Favourite Skin Care Brand- Plum Goodness!

My Favourite Skin Care Brand- Plum Goodness!

Hello Friends,

Hope everyone is doing good.
Today I would be sharing my favourite skin care brand and couple of the products which I am religiously using from some time now...

So, the brand I totally adore for my regular skin car regime is Plum Goodness.
Plum Goodness is no new name in the Indian market for their range of skin care products.
I have tried their many products and hardly ever been disappointed, so today I would be sharing two of my absolute favourite Plum products.

About The Brand:The main thing which initially attracted me to this brand was, that all of their products are super safe for the skin. They are all natural and Parabens free.
The best part is that they keep their ranges according to the skin types and skin issues. You just need to know yours.. For example they have Green Tea Range for Oily and Acne prone skin and Chamomile and White Tea for combination and normal skin and Aloe Vera Range for the sensitive skin etc
They have such a diverse variety of products and they keep on launching new products regularly.
Plum Goodness products are Vegan, Cruelty Free and free from Parabens and Phthalates.

The two products which are a very essential part of my skin care regime are:
1. Plum Green Tea Toner: This toner is from their green tea range specifically meant for Oily and acne prone skin.

  • It is an alcohol free toner
  • Helps to control acne and fades acne scars.
  • Tightens the skin
  • Does not dry out the skin
  • Does not feel heavy
  • Glycolic acid provides gentle exfoliation and removes dead cells
  • Has a soothing fragrance
  • Retails for Rs 390/- for 200ml
This toner has worked pretty well for my skin which tends to breakout very quickly. This has not given me any kind of rashes or redness. Many toners I have used before from other brands, does contain alcohol in them, which is not good and felt too strong. This is mild. It has a very pleasant natural fragrance which relaxes you specially in the summers. It helps to cleanse your pores thus reducing the chances of blackheads and the whiteheads. Regular usage of the toner helps to tighten up the skin. So, make sure you have some tone included in your your skin care.

2. Plum Grape Seed and Sea Buckthorn Face Oil: I love to use facial oils and this one definitely falls under my favourite category.

About The Product:
  • It has 100% plant derived 10 oils.
  • It is said to be a Glow Restore face oil
  • It has Essential Fatty Acids needed to have a overall healthy skin
  • It has Vitamin C to limit UV damage
  • It has Vitamin E which is a anti oxidant and hydrates the skin
  • It has Carotenoids which helps in Cell growth and regeneration
  • It has Phytosterols which repairs skin and is a natural barrier
  • Meant for Normal OR Dry skin, but worked well for Oily skin too except in the extreme summers
  • Retails for Rs 775/- for 30 ml of product
  • Non Greasy
  • Not too thick
As the brand has mentioned that this facial oil is supposed to be for Dry skin or people with the Normal skin, I was a bit hesitant to pick this one up since my skin is on a little Oily side. The fact I love about the facial oils are that if they are not very thick textured, they tend to suit all skin types mostly.
 Plum Goodness oil is neither very runny nor too thick. It is not the lightest textured oil I have used so far, but it is also not very greasy or sticky and that is the reason it did worked for my skin nicely. It is marketed as the Glow Restore Oil, so if someone is expecting to have some miraculous glow after its use, it is not true! It actually make your skin feel and look much more nourished and healthy and hydrated. Using this facial oil regularly will surely make your skin feel much more even tone and healthy, which can look like your skin has a healthy look or the so called glow!
It has very nice and relaxing fragrance too which makes it super relaxing to use in the night time.

Only 2-3 drops are required for my skin. The dropper provided is very nice and the frosted glass bottle does gives it a luxurious feel. I am totally satisfied with this oil and have been using it continuously. It did not broke me out or caused any reactions. Also, the pricing of the Plum goodness oil is affordable, as compared to some other good facial oils available in the market.
According to me this oil will be suitable to all skin types, unless you have an extremely oily skin especially like in the teenagers.
I would highly like to recommend this one!
I would be sharing the buying links below of all these, along with some other of my Plum's favourite products.

Here are the Links To Buy: :-)

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Hope the article was interesting and helpful for my readers. Make sure to leave your suggestions and comments in the comments section below.

Till my Next Post. Stay Happy!

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Know All About Kold Pure Press Oils!

Know All About Kold Pure Press Oils!

Hello Friends!

Hope everyone is doing great.
Eating healthy and clean is one of the most important part in attaining a good health and the oils we use, while cooking plays a very crucial role in it.
While we are talking about Oils, these are just not limited to edible oils, because some of the oils can do wonders to skin and the hairs, provided they are of good quality with no chemicals.

So, recently I have been using some of the oils from a brand' Kold Pure Press'.
Their oils are pure, organic and chemical free. They do not use high heat or pressure for extraction.

About the Brand: Kold Pure Press extract the oil from export grade seeds kernels using cold press method. In this no heat or pressure is applied and this helps in retaining its nutrients in its natural state. The cold pressed oils retains natural anti oxidants and nutrients that are otherwise lost due to high heat extraction. The brand is basically from Tamil Nadu, India
Here is the link to their website:

The three oils I am using from this brand are:
  • Coconut Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Eucalyptus Oil

All of the oils are of such a high grade quality. You will feel while using them about how smooth they are. They are organic and pure. They do not have any artificial flavors and preservatives.

One thing to be kept in mind is that since these are chemical free and 100% cold pressed, these oils are made in small batches and hence they do have a smaller shelf life as compared to many other brand's oils available in the market. Coconut oil has a shelf life of 3 months only. Castor Oil has a shelf life of 6 months and Eucalyptus Oil has a shelf life of 12 months.

Also, compared to the quality I think the pricing is very reasonable and affordable. Prices are not obnoxious just because of 'All Organic' tag. Coconut oil retails for Rs 280/- for 250 ml, Castor oil for Rs 220/- for 250 ml and Eucalyptus for Rs 595 for 60 ml.

Another thing I highly appreciate about this brand, is their packaging. All the oils are packed in the glass bottles, so absolutely no plastic!!

I would highly recommend to try the oils from Kold Pure Press, they are definitely worth trying. I would be sharing all the buying links below. But first lets check out some of the uses\Benefits these three oils have.

Uses\ Benefits Of Coconut Oil:
  • Coconut oil is the most commonly used oil, no wonder it has never ending list of uses. It is a  great way to moisturize skin in winters and can be used as an alternative to body lotion.
  • Excellent for getting healthy hairs.Prevents hair fall and premature greying.
  • Works great as makeup remover.
  • Boosts Immunity 
  • Rich in Lauric Acid, Vitamin E and MCT's
  • Energy booster
  • Helps in fat reduction
Uses\ Benefits Of Castor Oil:
  • If applied regularly, Castor oil helps to improve overall healthy of the hairs and make them super strong.
  • Great for Eyelashes and eye brows.
  • Aids in proper digestion
  • Works as a very good moisturizer for the skin since it provides the much needed hydration. It is often used in the cosmetics and skin care products.
  • It can be safely used by mixing it with Coconut oil, Almond oil, Olive oil etc.
  • It has anti inflammatory properties.
  • It has anti fungal properties
Uses\Benefits Of Eucalyptus Oil:
  • The most common use of Eucalyptus oil is using it as pain reliever. 
  • It has anti fungal and anti bacterial properties, so it can be used to cure skin infections.
  • Can be used in aroma lamps since it has quite strong fragrance.
  • Helps in controlling blood pressure and sugar levels.
  • Helps in problems like Asthma and other respiratory issues.
  • Stress Reliever 
  • Works great as a muscle relaxant.
 So, friends those were just few of the uses of the above mentioned oils. Of course, there are many other benefits as well. Nothing is better than trying natural and organic things first, to cure or treat any of the problem.

Here are all the links to buy these products:

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Book Review: Life In the Sunshine By T.Sathish

Book Review: Life In the Sunshine By T.Sathish

Hi Friends,

Today's review is about a book named as 'Life In The Sunshine' Autobiography of an unknown Cricketer by an Indian author T. Sathish

Indians are crazy for cricket and Cricket is so much more than just a sport for us! :)

Plot Summary: Sat, Sam and Trib are teenagers and they love cricket. They spend most of their time watching and playing the sport they love. They dream of making their living in the sport.
When they are not playing the game, they put on their thinking cap and come up with alternate versions of important matches or provide parodic answers to questions that have plagued cricket fans over the years.
However, fate intervenes in their idyllic life. On 18th April 1986, Javed Miandad hits Chetan sharma for a six in Shahjah and leaves their cricket viewing life in tatters.The after effects of this fateful event, continue to haunt them for many years.
Sat fails to graduate from school level cricket to state level cricket. He is heartbroken by the loss of his dreams and faces a mini identity crisis.
How do the boys solve their problems?
Will the boys ever recover from that Javed Miandad incident?
Will Sat get his mojo back?
Sat takes you through his nostalgic memories of the sport and narrates his coming of age story, which is deeply influenced by the sport.

Genre: Autobiography

Publisher: Notion Press

Language: English

No.Of Pages: 211

Price: Rs 221/-

About The Author: T. Sathish is an IIM Calcutta alumnus and works in Cognizant technology solutions. Sathish is an avid sports fan and a writer. Sathish writes columns in the cricket section of, an online sports magazine. He has published a short story named 'Hang in there' on the Juggernaut publishing's digital writing platform. Sathish lives in Chennai with his family.

My Review:
In India, Cricket is not just a sport! It is so much more than that...
I am sure all of us have some memories related to playing or watching cricket... I remember watching world cups with my family...
I remember whenever there was a match between India and Pakistan, it felt like a national holiday on the streets... We can easily say Indians are crazy for cricket!!
But for someone who had wanted to make it as his dream career, memories will be much more special & personal and that is what the author has shared, about his journey of wanting to be a cricketer and play for the country.
The book is about the journey of Sat and his two friends Sam and Trib, who loved the game and wanted to play for the country.
The bond  of these three friends is very beautifully portrayed. It is about their struggles, failures, efforts and funny childhood incidents. Their passion and immense love for cricket is what their life was all about, in their growing years.
It is not like a documentary or a typical autobiography, rather the book feels more like reading about life of a ordinary boy next door, who is very passionate for the sport.

It is a very simple book. Narration is simple and clear yet fast paced. You will not be bored.
People who love to play cricket will especially enjoy reading this book. Teenagers will love this book specially. People who have seen cricket in 80s and 90s will relate to it nicely. A lot has been talked about cricket in it.
Book has a very positive feel to it and will surely bring many smiles.
Do pick a copy for yourself:

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Do share your thoughts and questions in the comment section below.
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