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Books July 24, 2017

150 Brilliant Ideas to Keep Young Minds Fit and Fine #BookReview

150 Brilliant Ideas Neera Maini

As the life skills coach, author Neera Maini Srivastav understands the common issues faced by teenagers. She also understands that this is the age where parental communication can break down causing a rift between the parent and child. Often, this is the cause of teenage rebellion. While the parents may be saying the right thing, they may not be saying it the right way. This book puts forth the ideas in a succinct and non-preachy way. I can imagine why…

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Books July 24, 2017

Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD: The Return of Damayanti #BookReview

Bhrigu Mahesh Book

Author Nisha Singh pays homage to Literature’s most famous Private Investigator in her series Bhrigu Mahesh. Just like her muse, her own protagonist is a loner, has a deep insight of human nature and also has a scribe cum sidekick who is totally in awe of him. Read on to know what I think about her attempt to Indianise the mighty Holmes. Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD: The Return of Damayanti: What I Liked Right up front, what I liked is that…

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Books Lifestyle July 16, 2017

Just Me, The Sink and The Pot by Sudesna Ghosh #BookReview

Just Me, The Sink and The Pot by Sudesna Ghosh Book cover

 Hola people, I am back with yet another book review. The book in question today is Just Me, The Sink and The Pot by Sudesna Ghosh. This book is a memoir of sorts, written from the point of view of a teenage girl who is overweight. Set in Kolkata, the book depicts the school life as remembered by the protagonist. What I liked The writing quality is very good. Unlike a lot of self published debut novels I have read, this…

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Books Lifestyle May 28, 2017

Half Pants Full Pants: #BookReview and #Giveaway

Half Pants Full Pants

Hi guys, today I am going to talk about a book that has been compared to RK Laxman’s Malgudi Days. This book is the first one published by Paper Boat and fits right in with their brand theme of childhood nostalgia. Half Pants Full Pants is also Anand Suspi’s debut book and I am eagerly waiting for his next. In fact, when I told him so he proved that he is one of the most humble guys on twitter. Check this conversation…

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Books March 18, 2017

Ibis Trilogy by Amitav Ghosh #BookReview

Ibis Trilogy Book Review

Ibis Trilogy is a work of historical fiction by author Amitav Ghosh comprising of Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke and Flood of Fire. The first came out in 2008 and the last, in 2015. I had read Sea of Poppies in 2011, before River of smoke was released and I remember being amazed at the richness of the account. Since then I have read River if Smoke and just finished Flood of Fire and here are my thoughts about the…

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