Monday, 23 June 2014

Review: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray

he much talked about book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray has certainly its share of fame for being a groundbreaking guide to the opposite sex and relationships.
You can’t live with them and, believe me, neither you can’t think of living without them. Since decades, interacting with the opposite sex has always been a great task, which is done in order to make an impression upon, which is the dude the ultimate wish for most of us…right? But, have you ever wondered about the ‘how’ part of the process. We have often been blaming it on our destiny and thereafter think of some better future with someone better, having a positive approach towards life, which is highly appreciated.
Is it really that failed relationships are destined to be so?Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus attempts to reduce the differences between both sexes by explaining why these differences arose. 
The book begins with a simple story where Martians, the men are happily living on the planet Mars, and the Venusians, the women on the planet Venus. Problems between both the sexes begin to crop up when both of them start meeting each other and fail to become conscious the basic differences that exist between them as a result of belonging to different planets.
In the book the author, Dr. Gray has elucidated things in a very realistic manner; the book is peppered with examples of different couples and their conflicting habits and reactions. What surprised me was the fact that the author, who is a man, could understand a woman’s mind so well. I liked the chapters ‘Men are like rubber bands’ and ‘Women are like waves’ because at a distance from relationship advice, these chapters delve into our general characteristics as humans,so look out for a treat for the singles here! The chapter, which I did not like was ‘How to communicate different feelings’ where the author teaches us to write a love letter. I personally did not like the idea of stereotyping love letters, but it may work as a relief for people who don’t know to express their emotions in writing.

Book Review: India Junction – A Window to the Nation by Seema Sharma

Released by Indian Railway, titled ‘India Junction – A Window to the Nation’, which has been brought by Public Relations Directorate, Railway Board and has been edited by Ms Seema Sharma.
The book, ‘India Junction – A Window to the Nation’ states a saga of the long an action-packed journey of Indian Railways starting from 1853 to the present day with in detail, methodical thesis that are loaded with history; gorgeous travel pieces; and some truly wonderful and exceptional photo features, which commemorates the modifications, changes and convenience that the Railways has brought about in our lives; and looks at how the Railways itself has changed over time. 
It is a national known fact that the Indian Railways provide us with a realistic, expedient mode of transportation, but its involvement and contribution to Indian life goes much beyond that. Tdoay, it has become the lifeline of the nation and, in many ways, its improvement has been deeply entwined with the future of the nation. India Junction features in-depth, systematic  and logical essays that are rich in history; delectable travel pieces; and some truly amazing and rare photo features—celebrates the changes the Railways has brought about in our lives; and examines how the Railways itself has transformed over time.
Since then, this mode of transportation has been a part of many phenomenal events in India like freedom struggle, India Independence etc. this mode of transportation has even been an indispensable force of modernization and the author Seema Sharma in her book, India Junction : A Window To The Nation has mentioned many instances and facts that enable us to experience again many such important instances of history which are associated with Indian Railway.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Sita's Curse...The Language Of Desire

Publisher: Hachette India

About The Author:  Sreemoyee Piu Kundu is an Indian erotica writer.  A former Lifestyle editor and PR head, she has also written: A Pleasant Kind of Heavy and Other Erotic Stories, You've Got The Wrong Girl and Cut!

About the book: Meera Patel has struggled under the weight of a dead marriage. Struggling between her own sexual needs and the inexistant affections of her husband, she tries to hide her feelings and desires, managing to survive on her memories and fantasies alone for fifteen years. However, she cannot take the pain of her lusty, sensual body going to waste as her husband refuses to make love to her. She knows her body deserves to be worshipped, and one day in Mumbai, she finds a chance to let that happen. The cataclysm that ensues changes her life forever, and she has to fight off orthodox hypocrites of Indian society if she needs to be happy with herself.

Review:  In India erotica is not into the limelight as much as it ought to be. Sita’s Curse is one such attempt by the Author in Indian Literatute.. The First look of the cover and the title clearly indicates about the woman’s and its desires and fantasies. I like the cover of the book. The Blurb is short and simple which indicates about a woman’s Struggle after marriage. The author explained the plot nicely and in detail. The character of Meera had very well narrated. A woman with desire of Lust, Sexual fantasy and sex. Sometimes you feel hatred for the character but sometimes you feel sad and emotionally attached to the woman. The starting was boring as too much sex sometimes become monotonous. But once Meera Reached Mumbai the Plot took an Interesting turn. The author had also taken Mumbai’s Plot in a very detailed manner plus there are some Guruji’s in our society who exploit young woman in terms of sex which is also nicely narrated. The book makes you sit and question about the important issues of the society: Faith, Love, Sex and desire. It is an eye opener for both men and women. The climax is equally engaging. Meera as a woman , the way she had handled her life and desires were really well portrayed by the author. The Vocabulary and Language is very well written. 

The only mistake was Binal  is misspelt and Bimal in a couple of times. I also didn't understand why Meera is compared with Sita as both had faced different suffering. Overall A nice book to read. People with an open mind and love to read a different Plot can buy this book. All the best author.

RATING : 4/5  

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