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Book Review: Pi Agency By Neelabh Pratap Singh

Book Review: Pi Agency By Neelabh Pratap Singh!

Hi Friends,

How is everyone? Monsoons have already knocked at many places in the country.
And Reading while it is raining outside, is one of the bestest things!!!

So If you are looking to buy a new book to read, Here is Review & Recommendation from my side:
The book I would be reviewing today is 'Pi Agency' By an Indian author Neelabh Pratap Singh.



Plot Summary:

                                      A Lady Detective 
                                      A Clandestine Cartel
                                      A Crooked Battle

Rashmi Purohit is a failed CBI aspirant. With no future in Indian law enforcement, she turned to working alongside the law. Now running her own agency out of her claustrophobic basement, Rashmi is dying for a notable case and a big break.
A wealthy entrepreneur with a troubled, drug addicted son seems like the perfect client. But when Rashmi and her impetuous, barely competent employees stumble into a Dark Web based investment conspiracy, the detective knows she has kicked a hornet's nest. Rashmi might just solve the case- but only if it doesn't kill her, destroy her agency, or make her betray her father's legacy one last time.



Published By: Author

Genre: Fiction

Language: English

No. Of Pages: 313

Price: Rs 399/-

About The Author:
Neelabh Pratap Singh is a mechanical engineer by profession and works with Triumph Motorcycles. He lives in Gurgaon with his wife. He is an avid reader and a passionate storyteller. He started as a blogger, writing short stories for various platforms. His passion for storytelling led him to take up the gargantuan task of writing a full fledged novel.



My Review:
To start with, the size of the book is quite compact. It is not one of those heavy weight large books. These kind of books are perfect to carry in your handbag while you are travelling or to read while daily commuting, since they do not eat much of a space\weight of the bag.
The title of the book is very appropriate as per the story.

The main character of the story is a young woman Rashmi Purohit, who runs a small detective agency, with her two employees and want to make it big some day. She finally gets a big break, when a big businessman Brajesh hired her, to help with his drug addict son and to know the real people behind the whole system.

Basically the story revolves around a very important yet sensitive issue like drug addiction in country's youth and all about Drug Racket. Story involves how the drug market works and how they target young generation. There are also references to some topics like TOR, Bitcoin etc which makes the read even more interesting.

It is quite a fast paced story and you will be compelled to read it without keeping it down. The story has been built in a very interesting way, without complex plots and situations. It was like a watching movie, where you want to complete it without taking a break.
I am very impressed with the story telling style of the author. The main plot never got ignored, to put the fancy things in. The story kept moving forward making a proper sense, with a sensible ending.
Although it is a work of fiction, but the story looks very believable, so a big thumbs up to the author.

The language is very simple and lucid. People of any age group can read it. Even if you have just started up with the reading, you can easily enjoy this book and finish it in few days.

If you love reading thrillers, mystery and detective stories, you will surely love this book. I would like to highly recommend it. Great work done by Neelabh Pratap Singh!

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
It is available on Amazon in both paperback as well as Kindle version.
Do pick a copy for yourself: 

Links to my other Interesting Posts:

http://www.myhappychance.com/2018/06/book-review-tested-by-alpesh-h-patel.html

https://www.myhappychance.com/2018/05/what-is-epsom-salt-how-to-use-it.html

https://www.myhappychance.com/2018/05/my-current-month-may-favorites.html

https://www.myhappychance.com/2018/03/book-review-aqson-level-1-by-sreejib.html

Till my next post, Happy Reading!!!
Do share your thoughts in the comment section below! :)




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Book Review: 'Tested' By Alpesh H Patel!!

Book Review: 'Tested' By Alpesh H Patel!!

Hello Friends,

I am back again with an another book review.. It is from a Non Fiction category. It is a true story.
The book I would be reviewing today is "Tested " By Author Alpesh H Patel



Plot Summary:
From the African bush to the streets of London, from the souks of Tangier and the concrete jungle of Hong Kong to the bling of Dubai and back to mother Africa; this is a riveting true story of what happens when an entrepreneur tries, tries and tries and falls more times than he succeeds. A soul searching narrative full of highs and lows, culminating in the creation of a pan- African consumer brand that eventually is sold to a multi billion- dollar company.

This is not a rags to riches story. Alpesh is living proof that in life we lose more times than we win. He talks about the dark side of entrepreneurship and the challenges of maintaining the human spirit to keep going no matter what.His journey confirms to us that our lives only really begin once we step outside of our comfort zone.



Published By: Story Mirror Infotech Pvt. Ltd.

Genre: Non Fiction\ Business Biography

Language: English

No. Of Pages: 332

Price: Rs 495/-

About The Author:
Alpesh H Patel is an award winning global entrepreneur and has been featured in more than 50 media outlets including CNN, CNBC, Forbes, The times and many more.
Alpesh runs Peshmode, an international advisory, business and counselling consultancy specializing in market strategies and solutions.
Alpesh is an author and a business counsellor. He is a highly sought- after keynote speaker and has appeared on several panels such as The Titan Academy, The GSMA, The African Leadership Network and The Wharton Africa Conference.



My Review:
To start with, I loved the title of the book "Tested". As per the author "This is a Memoir Of A Soul Tested", which I think is quite a heavy duty statement which says it all!!

Coming to the cover of the book, It looks no less than a Hollywood movie poster in the first glance. It has a very unique, serious and an intimidating vibe to it!! :)

Initially, I thought that this would be a great book for all the entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. But that is not the case, any body can read this book and enjoy. Get inspired!! It is about a journey and how actual life is, that is full of ups and downs and full of failures,insecurities and then few success!!



Most of the time when we read autobiography of any successful business person, it often starts with a dramatic beginning like "I came into this big city with 500 Rs in my pocket" and then how he grew and became super successful...This book also starts with a dramatic beginning but not a typical beginning. The first sentence of the book is " I was born rich"!! It starts on a note that life is often unpredictable and your life can turn upside down in a matter of just few days.. But the key to live life is to keep trying and keep going!

Alpesh is an Afro- Indian business man and his mantra of life is "Keep Reinventing Yourself". His life is full of twists and turns, failures and success. It is his story of entrepreneurship. How he traveled from one country to another, in search of perfect business opportunities. From London to Hongkong to Tokyo to South Africa and journey goes on.

You will find lots of interesting motivating quotes in the book. It is an autobiography but not at all boring. Rather sometimes you will feel as if you are reading a story of a movie or a fiction tale, since the book is written in a very interesting manner and with lot of clarity.



Not just he has shared his career journey, but he has also shared his personal life memories like meeting his wife for the first time & how he tried to impress her, marriage, first house etc

I think it is a beautifully written book. It is just not a motivational speech but a journey full of real life lessons. Full of mistakes, failure, success and balance.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Would like to highly recommend this. If you are on a path of entrepreneurship, then you should definitely not miss this book. It can be a great read for you guys.

One thing it surely teaches is "Never Give Up" !!

Overall, excellent read. A book written in a balanced way!
 
Buy here:


Links to my other Interesting posts:

May Beauty Favorites!

What is Epsom Salt???

Book Review: Mango People in Banana Republic

Glamego box Unboxing!

Till my next post, Happy Reading!

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My Current Month (May) Favorites!!

My Current Month (May) Favorites!!

Hello Friends,

How is everyone doing!! Time runs super fast... In just a blink of eye..May month is gone!!

So, I think it is the right time to do May Favorites!! These are the beauty related products, which I am currently using and plan to use at least for a month or so... So, lets gets started....I will be inserting the links to buy these products where ever possible. If these products interests you too and you want to buy it, do give it a try and share your experiences !!



1. Lip Balms: I have really dry lips and I always need loads of lip balms to keep them soft and hydrated. This is the reason I keep running out of Lip Balms really fast... N purchasing every time some tinted lip balm for Rs 150 to 300, does not seem very pocket friendly to me. Most of the time I need a very basic non tinted balm, specifically when I am at home or at night time...And when I am out working I use lipstick on lip balm! So, These are the two very affordable and basic lip balms which do their job perfectly fine..even better than some other expensive options.. These are our very own Nivea and Vaseline... In this price, these two are the best....You should definitely pick them for daily use.



One is Nivea Fruity Lip Care. This one retails for Rs 45/- for 10 grams. It has a very nice fruity strawberry kind of flavor. It is non tinted and little bit on the thick side...Gives perfect hydration to lips.

Other one is Vaseline Lip Care. This is also very good on the moisturizing part..The texture is less thick than the Nivea one..Super comfortable on lips..It has a very soft pick tint..Almost Nil..Retails for Rs 45/- for 10 grams.
Buy here:



2. Plump 24K Rose Gold Oil: I love to use face oils. Before going to bed I like to clean my face and massage it with 3-4 drops of facial oil. Facial oils have made a great difference in my skin texture. The one I am currently using is from a brand Plump. This is their 24 K Rose Gold oil. It has gold flakes in it along with Rosehip oil, Pumpkin seed oil, Orange Peel oil, Bergamot. It is a very light weight moisturizer which leaves skin glowing and naturally radiant. It retails for Rs 1299/- for 15 ml of product. Using facial oil in the night time has really helped my skin to look more fresh in the morning. So, if you are someone who like to use facial oils, you can surely try this one from Plump.






Buy here Plump Face oil:


3. Seer Secrets Jasmine & Orange Body Cleanser: Recently I have been obsessed with the shower gels and cleansers.... Currently I am loving Jasmine & Orange Body Cleanser from Seer Secrets...


I just love its ingredients list that include Yogurt, Orange oil, Jasmine oil, Amla and Reetha extracts. It is a very smooth and mild body wash. It is all natural and organic.It will not make your skin dry. The packaging is very convenient in a pump bottle. I am loving it and will surely pick & try more variants of it.Retails for  Rs 594/- for 250 ml.
I will give the links to the all the variants I could find on Amazon, so you can choose according to your preference and linking.

Buy Seer Secret Body Washes here:



4. Organix Mantra Lavender Essential Oil: Essential oils are a rage theses days in the beauty world. Although the concept and product is nothing new in our country of Ayurveda, but it is now only when we have started using them in our daily day to day life... For me this month's favorite is Lavender Oil from a Brand Organix Mantra. Lavender oil is always one of my favorite essential oil. It has so many benefits apart from its awesome aroma and its aromatic benefits. I love to use it in my diffuser before going to bed, to have a nice healthy sleep.



Also, it is summer time and energy seems to get drained very quickly, so I have started using Epsom Salt mixing it with the Lavender essential oil to relax my body...If you do not know about Epsom salt, You can read here: http://www.myhappychance.com/2018/05/what-is-epsom-salt-how-to-use-it.html
 I absolutely loved the quality of the product. It is 100% pure. It is priced at Rs 349/- for 15 ml. It do have a big size also. You can pick them from Amazon.

Buy Lavender oil here:


So, Friends those were few of my current favorites. Do share what are the beauty related products that you are currently enjoying using.

Links to my other Interesting Posts:

What is Epsom Salt?

April Favorites Beauty Products!

Olivia Face Washes!

Roop Mantra Cold Cream Review

Till my next post, Stay Happy! :)

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What is Epsom Salt & How to Use It?

What is Epsom Salt & How to Use It?

Hello Friends,

Hope everyone is doing great!

Today I would be sharing something which I have recently discovered and amazed by the number of benefits it offers.. The product I am talking about is "Epsom Salt"

Although Epsom Salt and its skin and health beneficial properties are nothing new and is hundreds of years old, but I never paid attention and read about it before.... Recently only when I came across Epsom Salt from an Indian skin care brand "Organix Mantra", that I researched on it and was totally surprised and excited to know about its N number of benefits and uses!!


What is Epsom Salt?

Epsom Salt basically contains Magnesium and Sulphate and both of these nutrients gets absorbed into the skin readily. Magnesium helps to reduce inflammation, relax muscles. Epsom Salt is very helpful to reduce stress and tension in the muscles, reducing foot aches, healing cuts,improving sleep and concentration, Exfoliating skin in the shower, in the garden for plants and many more.
One of the best way to use Epsom Salt is to soak in a tub full of hot water with 2 cups of Salt. You can also just soak in your feet in a small tub with 1/2 to 1 cup of Epsom salt, that also works great to relax your feet and calm your mind & body.



We girls often love to wear heels and come back home with foot aches!! :) Well! this is the perfect remedy....Soak your feet in hot water with this salt for about 15-20 minutes and you will feel a big difference... It is also known to soften the skin and remove any sort of Odors...

Epsom Salt also helps to control any kind of fungal infection or inflammation on the skin. Mix it with Olive or Jojoba Oil and make a great exfoliator out of it and use in it shower to remove all the dead cells.

Epsom Salt is also great for the health of plants. You can use it in your garden as well.. All plants needs Magnesium and Sulfur to be strong and healthy.

About Organix Mantra Epsom Salt:
  • It is Made in India
  • 100% Pure
  • Unscented
  • Cruelty Free
  • Retails for Rs 399/- for 1 Kg
  • Comes in a Zip in Pouch, which I absolutely love...Great way to store in the original packaging and no hassle to transfer in a container.

  • For External Use Only
  • Shelf Life of 3 years
  • The texture is Grainy. Looks more like sugar!
  • Gets easily dissolved in water
  • For Bath & Spa: Add 2 cups of Epsom Salt to warm bath water and soak for 15-20 mins, to help relieve stress and stiffness. You can also add 4-5 drops of Lavender Oil.
  • As Exfoliator: Mix handful of this salt to Jojoba Oil or Olive oil or your shower gel and massage well on wet skin, rinse thoroughly.
  • Foot Soak: Mix 1 Cup to warm water and soak in feet for 10 mins, to soothe aches and soften rough skin.
  • Garden: Add 1 tablespoon to 5 liters of water and apply as spray to flowers and vegetables.
Buy Here:


I would highly like to recommend  you guys to try using Epsom Salt at least once. It is all natural..No chemicals!! It acts as a very nice pain reliever. It has really helped me relax after a very long tiring day. Not always, but yes sometimes I do like to just put my feet inside a tub of warm water with the salt and few drops of my favorite essential oil, Lavender Oil to add a bit more aromatic feel to it. Also, Lavender essential oil is a great way to relax your nerves too...So, it is a kind of dual benefit and more of a spa feel at home! :)  :)
I have been using Epsom Salt from Brand Organix Mantra, it is really high in quality and affordable. You can surely try this.
 You can also buy from any brand of your choice easily from Amazon. There are some great brands who are having Epsom Salt like Mama Earth, Ryaal and many more...I will put the links below so that you can pick one of your choice:



 So, Friends I hope this article was helpful for you guys. Do share your experiences and thoughts in the comment section ...I love to read them.

Links to my other Interesting Posts:

All About Debon Herbals Products!

Dr Ortho Ayurvedic Pain Relievers!!

Random Purchase Nykaa Paintstix!

Review of Spinz BB Cream

Miss Claire Lip Creams Review + Swatches

Till my next post, stay happy stay healthy!!

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