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Book Review: The Sinners By Sourabh Mukherjee

Book Review: The Sinners By Sourabh Mukherjee

Hi Friends!

Hope you are doing awesome and reading some amazing books...

Today's review is about a book named as ' The Sinners' by an Indian author Sourabh Mukherjee.

The Sinners is a fast paced thriller with a shocking twist that unravels against the backdrop of corporate warfare, illicit relationships and ruthless seduction games.

Plot Summary:
Vikram Oberoi is found dead in his penthouse. A few hours ago, his involvement in a sex scandal in NexGen Technologies made headlines across the world.
Who is behind the sinister conspiracy that destroyed Vikram Oberoi, the philandering India Head of NexGen? Rivals within and outside the firm? One of his many jilted lovers or the miffed wife? A mysterious conspirator laying out honey traps to sabotage his plans? Or, is it the ghost of a sinful past that continues to haunt the Oberois?

Genre: Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Srishti Publishers

No. Of Pages: 191

Price: Rs 199/-

Format: Paperback

About The Author:
Sourabh Mukherjee has written two psychological thriller novels and three short story collections appreciated by readers, critics and the media. His books have been adapted into audio books and considered for screen adaptations. He works in a senior leadership position in a global technology firm. He speaks frequently in technology conferences in India and abroad, and has authored a popular book on emerging technologies.

My Review:
It is a story about protagonist Vikram Oberoi, a senior leder in the NexGen. The stroy shows how uncontrollable desire for money, power, success and women can lead to downfall and fatal consequences.

The story starts with Vikram found dead in his penthouse. The story goes in flashback. The story is about corporate politics and surrounding conspiracies and scandals. Vikram is a womaniser and often gets involved with the ladies from inside and outside office. His tough time starts when NexGen started loosing on its market, his postion is challenged by other employees of the company, unhappy married life ... Vikram soon falls prey into a big conspiracy and looses everything..

I must say that the story has enough twists and turns to keep readers engaged. Although, it is not one of the most unique story I have read but the plot has pretty decent suspense. The language is very simple and all the characters and the scenes can be visualised easily. Narration is clear with no overlapping and confusion.

People have to pay for their sins is what the story says.
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Book Review: I, Duryodhana... By Pradeep Govind

Book Review: I, Duryodhana...  By Pradeep Govind

Hello Lovely Readers,

I am back again with an another book review. The book today I will share here, will surely be in my favourite list of book of this year.
The name of the book is 'I, Duryodhana' by an Indian author Pradeep Govind.

Plot Summary: Awaiting emancipation through,the embrace of death, Duryodhana, the fallen Kaurava prince reminisces about the past as he narrates his version of the incidents that unfolded in his life, starting from his birth as a lump of flesh.
Truth is frail and often vulnerable to distortion as history tends to favour the victors. This saga of pride, loyalty and heroism interlaced with deceit, hypocrisy and betrayal, leaves the readers with that one vital question, ' Who is to blame?'

Genre: Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Om Books International

No.Of Pages: 344

Price: Rs 295/-

Format: Paperback

My Review:
Starting with the beautiful cover, very apt for the title. Gives a hint that story might be something about a warrior or a powerful king in the battlefield... 

The story starts right from the birth of Duryodhana. The book is based on the Epic Indian tale of Mahabharata from Duryodhana point of view, which is very different and unique from the traditional story we have always heard.
I personally have never ever read or heard much of Duryodhana, so reading a story revolving around him was fun to read. It shows all the dynamics Of Hastinapur. The chemistry between the cousin brothers. The struggles and politics surrounding the title of 'Crown Prince Of Hastinapur..

It conveys a message that sometimes it is just the circumstances not the actions, that can portray some people good and some people in a bad light.

The book is enthralling with a great detailing. Each scene and character is well built and portrayed.
I did not found continuity breaking at any point of time.

Sometimes, these kind of books could feel heavy but this one is well balanced and comfortable to read. Pace is neither too fast nor too slow.

I must say the book is an adventure in itself and would highly like to recommend it. I totally loved reading it. The book feels well researched and well written.

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Book Review: The Girl With Blue Eyes By Vaiibhav Nigam

Book Review: The Girl With Blue Eyes By Vaiibhav Nigam

Hello Readers,

Hope everyone is doing great. Today's review is about a book, which is a romantic thriller.
The name of the book is 'The Girl With Blue Eyes' by an Indian author Vaiibhav Nigam.

Plot Summary: It was love at first sight for Armaan when he saw Tanisha.Despite being exact opposites of each other, they manage to keep their relationship alive. Unfortunately, things do not go as planned and they develop compatibilty issues.
In an unexpected turn of events, he comes upon an accident. Though he survives, the faint memory of a striking face with blue eyes flashed right before he collapsed and the accident haunts him forever.
Months later, Armaan has a chance to encounter with the same 'Girl with Blue Eyes' and unknowingly, he is lured into an affair he cannot deny! While he makes all the attempts to hide this from Tanisha, things start to get out-of-control as he is now in a dual relationship. As events unfold, he realizes this mysterious 'Girl with Blue Eyes' comes with a lot of surprises.
Must this 'Girl with Blue Eyes' rake up his ordinary world?

Genre: Fiction

Language: English

Format: Paperback

No. Of Pages: 203

Price: Rs 225/-

About The Author: Vaiibhav Nigam is an author and a speaker. When it comes to writing he likes to write engaging romantic thrillers that keeps the readers at the edge of their seats. He believes that everything has a story if we really pay attention.

My Review: The Prologue of the book is really interesting and a little different. It will surely make you turn the pages instantly.

It is a romantic thriller but with lots of twists and turns, which makes it different from the regular romantic books.

The protaganist Armaan falls in love with Tanisha right away the first time he saw her. Feelings started to develop and very soon they were in a relationship. Tanisha seems to be a perfect girl for him, decent, shy and stable.
His destiny took a sharp turn when he met with an accident and before he zoned out, a woman's face with Blue eyes flashed right before him whom he does not know.

Things started to get normal, but then suddendly one day at mall he spotted that same girl with those Blue eyes whom he saw in his accident. She was Rutvi and she was exactly opposite of Tanisha. Rutvi was bold, confident and attractive. Very soon Armaan and Rutvi become friends and were having an affair..

So, you need to read the book further to know why Armaan cheated on his girlfriend Tanisha. Did he got caught? Will he regret his decision to have a relationship with Rutvi...And why did he saw her at the time of his accident just before collapsing.. Who actually is Rutvi??
The book is a ride with suspense..

The language is pretty simple. For me personally it was an average read.
The ending of the book is really interesting and full of mystery.
Good one time read. Definitely a Fast read.

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Book Review: Sniper's Eye By Mainak Dhar

Book Review: Sniper's Eye By Mainak Dhar

Hello Lovely Readers!

Today's book review is about a book named Sniper's Eye by an Indian author Mainak Dhar.

Plot Summary: I was out on a date. Everything was perfect... Till that shot...a high- calibre one, no apparent sound. And, the man in front of me fell. A rifle with a suppressor. A sniper in the middle of a Mumbai mall..As the body count mounted, I was soon sucked deeper into the chaos unleashed by that shot. To survive and save those whom I care about, I have to become the man I left behind. I have no choice but to tap into a bloody past that has put me on the terror kill list. I may also have no option but to join hands with the sniper terrorizing Mumbai.
The problem is that the man has sworn to kill me.In a world where the young and poor kill and die in conflicts started by the old and rich, I and my unlikely companion finally discover the thin line that separates a mere killer from a hero.

Genre: Thriller Fiction

Language: English

No. Of Pages: 224

Price: Rs 299/-

About The Author: Mainak Dhar is an alumnus of IIM, Ahmadabad and has spent more than two decades in the corporate sector. A self described cubicle dweller by day and writer by night, Mainak is also the author of over a dozen books, some of which have been bestsellers in India and abroad.

My Review:
It is a nice suspense thriller. The story revolves around a man named as Aaditya, who is an ex army officer and had quite a controversial past there. He has now moved on with his life as a civilian with his girlfriend Zoya.. His past in army is something which he did not want to talk about now, in his new life. However, once he was in mall with his girlfriend, there was a sniper attack and the man was shot dead in front of him. As an ex army officer instinct, he just ran to catch the snipers in the opposite building. This all got him involved in the whole game of continuous attacks in the next few days and ultimately he himself too ended up in the hit list of the enemy..... So, the story is about why is he in the 'To be dead' list of the enemies? How will he save himself? Does this has something to do with his scandalous past in army?

The story moves very fast and does not feel boring or slow. Whole of the story basically revolves around Aaditya. The language used is pretty simple. No complex story line or heavy jargons.
It does involve a highly sensitive area\topic for India that is relationship between India and Pakistan and the terrorism!!
It shows how media can be manipulative and far from reality and how does the corruption works among people sitting on the powerful positions.

Overall it was an average read for me as a fiction thriller. It was not boring at all but was not too exciting for me personally. If you like these kind of thriller suspense, here is the link for you guys to buy this one :)

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Book Review: The Sun Shines Down By Sankha Ghosh

Book Review: The Sun Shines Down By Sankha Ghosh

Hello Lovely Readers,

I am back with an another book review. The book I would be reviewing today is slightly different from the kind of books I usually read and review. Although this one is also Fiction Thriller but the story line is related to Politics.
The name of the book is 'The Sun Shines Down' By an Indian author Sankha Ghosh.

Plot Summary: Shreya Basu is a kind of politician India has hardly ever witnessed and that too from a political party which has been suffering from an existential crisis for last few years. With an impeccable beauty and excellent oratory skill, Shreya Basu's shot to fame is no less than a fairy tale. But now she wishes to contest election with a powerful incumbent government at their own bastion. But little did she know about the dirty inlands of this murky game of politics. And, in this topsy- turvy ride to power, she came across the enigmatic Hector Fernandez. Obscured by thousands of unanswered questions, Hector Fernanadez is haunted by the ghosts of his past. And, to put them to rest, he wants one single thing, Vengeance. And, when Shreya's seamless ambition to acquire power meets Hector's hate- filled stigma of retribution, it wreaks war.
Unmasking the gloomy secrets all the way from the manipulative political lobbyists to the leaden secrets of media-mafia, from the shady by lanes of Mumbai to the precarious land of Balochistan- the duo challenges the power- barons inviting the threats they barely anticipated to come their way. But even the duo's infallible tactics may not be enough to save their goals, or themselves, from succumbing to their nemesis.

Published By: Hawakal Publishers

Genre: Fiction Thriller

Language: English

No. Of Pages: 139

Price: Rs 250/-

About The Author: Sankha Ghosh is a banker by day and writer by night. Starting off as an environmental activist with an international foundation, he eventually got into the exciting industry of banking. An avid observer, an alternate thinker, and strictly opinionated, his writings have been published in several national and international blogs.

My Review:
This book will be a nice read for all those people who love to read stories revolving around politics especially Indian politics. The story line is not at all complex and is very fluid and clear.
The book has 139 pages which means it is a very fast read and you can easily finish it in a couple of days. These types of books are great to travel with since these are light read.

The story starts with the Junaid Ahmed who was preparing and appeared for the State Service Commission examination. He was mysteriously murdered when he came to know about the whole corruption and system of exchange of money for getting a seat in the SSC passing list. He wanted to expose the scam but was murdered. His brother Faiz wanted to take revenge for his innocent dead brother, but he was also tortured and threatened to keep quiet.

The main protagonist Shreya Basu is an epitome of what today's women should be! She is a beauty with brains and in Indian politics. She shot to fame in no time and very soon was running in the race of the next potential Chief minister.. The story continues with how her whole campaign was designed by appointing best of the best people to win the heart of the masses.
The another main character is Hector Fernandez, who has had a lot in his past and has quite twists and turns in his life..

Make sure to read the book to know how the two parallel stories progress and end. What happened to Shreya Basu's political career.Will she succeed? A glimpse of our current Indian politics...

Overall I would say the author has done a nice job with just 139 pages since the story or the characters never felt incomplete. A nice attempt with a different story!

A nice one time read! :-)

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Book Review: The Peshwa: War Of The Deceivers By Ram SivaSankaran

Book Review: The Peshwa: War Of The Deceivers By Ram SivaSankaran

Hi Friends,

Today's book is again for all those Epic\Indian History lovers!
'The Peshwa- War Of The Deceivers' by Indian author Ram Sivasankaran. This is the Second book in the Peshwa series.

Plot Summary: Seven years have passed since Peshwa Bajirao Bhat annihilated the Nizam's armies at Fort Mandu. Th two forces have been engaged in attacks and skirmishes ever since. Acting on the advice of his right hand man, the mysterious Anaamik Dabhade, the Peshwa now sets about laying a trap to truly ensnare the Mughals, and break their might.
The empire of course has methods of his own. And Nizam Ul Mulk is itching for an opportunity to exact revenge of the formidable Bajirao. With assassins, saboteurs and criminals infiltrating the Maratha lands, the Mughal Empire scores as many victories in the night as the Peshwa does during the day.
Meanwhile, in the far reaches of the country, set ablaze by the never ending conflict between these major powers, a Sikh warlord, a Rajput king and a Bundela princess find themselves increasingly tangled up in the endgame that will determine the very course of history. It is a battle of wits and skill, and the greatest deceiver of them all will prevail.

Published By: Westland Books

Genre: Fiction

Language: English

Price: Rs 599/-

No. Of Pages: 474

About The Author: Ram was born in Madras, India but has spent most of his life abroad, largely in the Middle East and US. He was brought up on stories from Hindu legend and the great epics and classics of both India and the West. He had his master's degree from Stanford University specializing in aeronautics, space environment, astronautics and plasma phenomena. Although, scientist by training, Ram is, at heart, a daydreamer of sorts, who believes deeply in the power of imagination.

My Review:
This is the second book in the Peshwa series by the author. Although, I have not read the first one but still I decided to read this one and totally enjoyed it. Peshwas Bajirao is quite a prominent name in our Indian history. Specially after the block buster movie, our Indian audience have became much more interested in him! No wonder Bajirao's life was full of twists and turns and thrill..
This book is a nice & fine piece of Indian History Fiction. It will surely make you feel transported to that time and era...I love the amount of detailing in the narration by the author. The story line is thrilling and engaging.

Even the starting scene of  Chimaji and Kashiraj on the boat impressed me and aroused my curiosity to read further..
The story is just not about Peshwa but includes many characters who played important role from time to time likes Kashibai , Mastani, Nizam etc

It did took me some days to finish it since some of the scenes and characters are quite detailed and elaborated. It has all the interesting elements in it like war, throne politics, Kings, Family, Lust for power... All the characters are well defined including their dressing, expressions etc

The author surely knows how to tell a story interestingly and make it a page turner!
Having said all the above, this book do require some patience to complete it and enjoy it to its fullest. Would like to highly recommend this book to all the History Fiction lovers!
I am surely looking forward to reading more from the author.

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Book Review: Ashwatthama's Redemption- The Rise Of Dandak By Gunjan Porwal

Book Review: Ashwatthama's Redemption- The Rise Of Dandak By Gunjan Porwal

Hello Lovely Readers,

I love to read Mythology Fictions...Many Indian Authors are coming up with Indian Mythology Fictions in the recent time....No wonder our Indian Mythology is filled with various interesting stories and many larger than life characters!
Here comes an another one from my favourite list. Something I have absolutely loved reading from the page one!

Plot Summary: Over a hundred years after the Mahabharata War, an ancient power threatens to destroy the new Age Of Men, by establishing the Age Of Terror of the asuras, long believed to be extinct.The only hurdle in its path is Guru Dronacharya's son, the mighty but accursed warrior Ashwatthama, who lost all his powers following Lord Krishna's curse, and who unwillingly finds himself drawn into the quest of the lost bow of Lord Rama- the Kodanda.
As ghosts of the distant past return to haunt him, and the line between friends and enemies blurs, Ashwatthama must fight his inner demons to emerge victorious. He undertakes a perilous journey- across the vast plains of the Ganges, to the snow capped peaks of Himavant- where the price of failure is a fate worse than death, and death is a privilege not granted to Ashwatthama.

Is this all part of Lord Krishna's great plan? Will Ashwatthama be able to regain his lost glory?

Published By: Om Books International

Genre: Fiction\ Mythology

Language: English

No. Of Pages: 263

Price: Rs 295/-

About The Author: Gunjan Porwal, engineer by day and writer by night, is fascinated by Indian mythology, especially the Mahabharata and Ramayana. After graduating from IIT-K, Gunjan worked in MNC while contemplating writing anything other than code. He lives in Pune with his family. This is his debut novel.

My Review:

This is one of those few books for me, whose plot I have started to enjoy from the page one itself and completed the whole book without any moment of boredom. This is this book which belongs to one of my favourite Genre, but not every book can do justice to Mythology Genre..
Firstly, full marks for the beautiful cover. Totally apt and suitable for the story.

We all have heard about Mahabharata and Ramyana... But not much is known about the main character of this book 'Ashwatthama'.. He was a great warrior, who had a gem in his forehead. He fought in the greatest battle in the Indian history Mahabharata. He was cursed by Lord Krishna due to his sins & some mistakes which he did totally out of revenge against Pandavas and as a result he lost all his powers and got a fate to forever wander in the forests..

The story starts with Ashwatthama living a life in the forest with no meaning, he does not have any powers or a purpose of life. His only friend Vikram, King Of Surparaka came for his help to face & control Dandak, the greatest evil demon of all time as he was getting ready for resurrection. Only a demigod like Ashwatthama could kill him or control his resurrection. 

The story and the flow are totally gripping and you have to finish it without a break. There are some Sanskrit verses mentioned in between, which gives an unique feel to the whole read. Totally loved the whole journey described through the forests & mountains, to get the Sacred Bow of Lord Ram, Kodanda. The whole story is build very interestingly where in only a demigod can use the Kodanda and Ashwatthama is the last one, the only living part incarnation of Lord Shiva. The greatest evil Dandak can only be killed by Lord Shiva.

My favourite chapters would be 'The Valley Of Illusions', 'Karma' 'The Yeti Kingdom'.
All the characters are well built and described properly. There are elements of friendship, love, magic, action, drama, suspense..Overall a great mix!
Do read the book to know what happened in the last, will Dandak come back or be killed?

If Indian Mythology interests you, especially the very famous and most heard tale of Mahabharata, then surely this book is for you. This book is surely one of my Favourites so far!
I totally enjoyed reading the book and surely look forward for the sequel.

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Book Review: I am M-M-Mumbai By Rishi Vohra

Book Review: I am M-M-Mumbai By Rishi Vohra

Hi  Friends!

How is everyone doing?
Are you looking for a book to carry on your vacations, which is simple yet engaging to read...
Here is a nice option for you!

This is the third novel of the Author Rishi.

Plot Summary: An intelligent, good looking young man, Rudra should have been going places, except wherever he goes, he faces ridicule and humiliation because he stammers. His stammering has only ever brought him the wrong kind of attention and he has never been able to overcome it or move past it. Now at 25, he feels completely stifled and embittered that Mumbai, the city of dreams, has always crushed his own dreams, particularly his long cherished one of becoming a film actor.
Then he meets Richa and love gives him a ray of hope. But heartbreak devastates him and he spins into a downward spiral that eventually pushes him to rock bottom. Now, his only way up is to conquer his fear and insecurity once and for all and speak.
Will Mumbai finally listen?

Published By: Vishwakarma Publications

Genre: Fiction

Language: English

Price: Rs 250/-

No. Of Pages: 190

About The Author: Rishi Vohra took to writing while he was pursuing his MBA in Sustainability at San Francisco State University, after an extensive career in the Hindi Film Industry. Since then, he has published two novels- Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai (2012) and Hifi in Bollywood (2015)- and a short story, 'The Mysterious Couple', which was featured in Sudha Murthy's anthology- Something happened on the Way To Heaven (2014). I am M-M-Mumbai is his third novel. He currently resides in Mumbai with his wife and daughters.

My Review:
The plot of the book is pretty simple and it is a very fast and easy read. This is something you can read anytime any day!
The story revolves around a young man Rudra Talpade, who lives in Mumbai and his biggest hurdle and challenge in life is 'Stammering'. He is handsome, young & charming and has a dream of becoming a film star. However, his speech problem has always somehow lead to embarrassment and disappointment for him.

The story covers various aspects and ups and down of his life and how he is finally able to achieve what he was destined for. Although he was an assistant director in the Hindi film industry, but his actual dream was to become a big movie actor. But due his speech problem and his past experiences in life till now, he never felt confident enough to even tell this about to anyone. He thinks that he just cannot be the one..

Then he met a girl, for whom he totally fell for and thought now his life would be better and sorted. However, there was an unexpected break up and he just hit rock bottom. He totally lost control over his emotions and life. The stories continues with how he met a complete stranger and how that person pushed him to achieve his dream and be the person, which he thought was impossible.

The story tells a beautiful journey of how he learn to tackle his speech problem, gain confidence and become a completely new person and a movie star!
The story also hints that if something is in your destiny, you will surely get it. 

Overall, it was a nice fresh read for me. The story was not something which was extremely unique or complex. But it was engaging and interesting enough to keep the read going till the end. It is surely a nice one time read.

The language was simple and fluid, with no confusions. It was a pretty light read. Looking forward to read more and the past two books of the author, very soon.
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