Tuesday, 28 June 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Secretly Yours by Vikrant Khanna

Everyone has secrets . . . but is hers the most shocking? Orphaned at birth, seventeen-year-old Sahil has always blamed himself for his parents' death. He has little interest in life until he meets the enigmatic Anya in a chance encounter during the Shimla fest. Soon he falls head over heels in love with her, but Anya doesn't reciprocate his feelings.
An accident leaves him in a coma and when he wakes up he makes a startling discovery-he can read minds! Now he can find out what goes on in Anya's mind and maybe, just maybe, make her fall in love with him. But is Anya all she seems? Or is she hiding something?
Deliciously plotted, full of morbid secrets and startling revelations, Secretly Yours will make you question what you see and who you trust.

I have read earlier books by Vikrant Khanna, I must say this book is a masterpiece. The story was unpredictable.
This is a love story , it revolves around the protagonist Sahil, 17 years old.

His parents died after his birth and they shifted to Shimla from Delhi along with is elder brother , after Ayush. He falls in love with Anya. He dont want to loose his loved ones anymore.

What will happen if  you could read the mind of the person you love?
It's amazing what one is willing to do, when in love.

Life can be a great teacher sometimes, Will Sahil able to succeed in his mission & able to get his love?
To know more , GO & Grab the copy of the book .

The story was so much addicting that once you’re in, you won’t stop until you reached that last line.The characters are well described.
I would rate this 4.5 out of 5 stars. 

Sunday, 26 June 2016

BOOK REVIEW: The Claim by Sanjay Bordia

"The recent foray of '3M Chandani Group' into the life insurance sector is besieged with a large insurance claim. All evidence and documents are in order but there is an eerie feeling that something is not right. The case lands on the table of 'Mohan Mohanty', the ace internal auditor of the group. Will Mohan be able to unearth the truth? Laila and Iceberg, two trusted assistants of Mohan, are confident that with Mohan at the helm, truth need not worry. The investigation takes Mohan and his team to a village hospital where the compounder Tara Nath fixes the posting of doctors. The team of auditors meets Madan Prasad, a sculptor who creates wax statutes which can chase London's Madam Tussaud out of business. The team has to find out whether branch manager, Sunil Shinde, is a victim or a culprit. Time is running out since the Mehra family, the parents and brother of the deceased, are threatening to go to the media and the courts, if the settlement of the insurance claim is delayed further. Mohan has to act fast and come out with clinching evidence or pay the insurance claim of Rs. 10 Crore.

BOOK REVIEW:- I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
In the newspaper ,there was the headline of a small news item . The death of a young man named Prabhat Mehta could get in the national newspaper’s state edition.

This case was examined by the internal auditor Mohan.

Mohan Mohanty, the internal auditor for the entire 3M Chandani group, had a great reputation. Almost all businesses of the group had a tale to tell of his investigative skills. 
Looks like a very good case of very bad luck.

Though on the face everything looks normal, but there was something unusual. The death of the insured person within three years of taking insurance deserves a thorough checking. It is as per the rules of the insurance business.

It is interesting to find how Mohan investigates the case along with his assistant Laila and Iceberg.

"Every act has three parts - beginning, middle and 
the end. Birth certificate was the beginning, school 
certificate was the middle and death certificate was the 
end. All acts were perfectly in place."

There were so many twists & turns, it made my head spin! If you are looking for a good suspense, this is definitely a great choice! The story was so much addicting that once you’re in, you won’t stop until you reached that last line. 
Words don't describe how amazing the book is. It's a fun read .I would rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.  A fantastic debut. A Must Read. 

Sanjay Bordia, passed his Chartered Accountancy course in 1987. He lives in Mumbai and works in an Indian MNC.
Reading and writing holds two top slots on his hobby list. His work has published in Reader’s Digest, Indian Express, DNA and Woman’s Era. Twice he won the first prize in ‘Incident Writing Contest’ organized by Honda and Unilever group. And twice again, won award for writing corporate articles in intragroup competitions.
E-Mail sb@sanjaybordia.com
Website www.sanjaybordia.com

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Kaliyug: The Secret Plot by B.S.Sarwagna Kumar

If you think humanity has lost its meaning, greater darkness is on its way. What could have happened in the past that made our present to be in this way? And how would our present society demolish the future to crumbles? This is war; war between the first devil, and his nemesis...war between religion and divinity of 'spirituality & knowing'...war between cruel hearted and kind ones. This is the war of KALIYUG. An army consisting an axe, a sword, a horse, great wisdom, and the remains of a dead child, is coming to slay the first of evil, and his minions. Pick your side. Good, or evil? Respect, or rape? Kindness, or cruelty? Come join Kaliyug's secretive battle with its twisted secretive plot!

The story is completely based on Hindu mythology.
The plot is awesome and rich and full mystery, suspense, and twists and turns. 
There was interconnections between Parashurama, Agastya, Rama, Krishna, etc.

The book is boring in between.

I think author has done lot of reserach before writing this book.
What a amazing description of all characters seemed like so real.
There were so many things in this book that it was just a mess though u will get to know many things about Vedas, Gods,Kalyug.

The four Yugas are namely Krita Yoga (ruled by the time lord called Satya),Treta Yuga (ruled by the time lord called Treta),Dwapara Yuga (ruled by the time lord called Dwapara) and Kali Yuga or called Kaliyug ,ruled by the demonic time lord called Kali.

This book is a fiction. Part1 contains the story that has happened so far and Part 2 in this book is based on the story that was predicted in 'Bhavishya Purana','kalki Purana','Vishnu Purana' etc.This is not just a tale of good fighting against evil.This is not just a religious story.It contains the quintessential facets of love,compassion,and a Promise;for which everything is to be sacrificed.

I would rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

BOOK REVIEWS: The Suitable Inheritor by Pushpendra Mehta

An inspirational journey to the extraordinary that spans Chicago and Peru with a strong India connect. A fascinating saga of exceptional success, true love, profound relationships, divine intervention, happiness, and peace.

Michael Elliott is stirred from deep sleep by an early-morning dream—a beautiful woman leads him to the Pacific Ocean and whispers that the ocean will help him discover his true destiny. When Michael is then invited to Peru, he wonders if this is the path to that destiny.

The journey of a lifetime, the energy of the majestic Pacific Ocean, a priceless philosophy for success and happiness, the sacrifice of a soul mate from Chicago, and the support of a special mate from India combine to make Michael the preeminent relationship coach for young people. Once he reaches that pinnacle, he is confronted with the most difficult choice he has ever made: in the pursuit of excellence, does sacrifice matter more than support; or without support, does no sacrifice count?

Can Michael resolve this life-changing dilemma, discover his true destiny, and finally become The Suitable Inheritor?

BOOK REVIEW:- I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The book is written very well. 

What allured me to stick to this book is the way the author narrates the whole story, bit-by-bit, piece-by-piece in a forward motion, where there were no wrong turns.  

It will totally keep you guessing, it did me anyway. The author has written this so well, very descriptive, intelligent, full of incredible imagination. All that combined really draws you right into the story, and holds you there until the very end. 

This book is indeed highly inspirational and motivational and is a must read for everyone out there as it showcases that all the things called destiny and fate, are just in the mind. To be successful, it's in your hand to get up and get going. Really a book worth reading!


  • Fresh Intriguing Plot & Story.
  • Excellent Narration.
  • The writing style is beautiful.

The book held me from the very first chapter and let me go on the very last line of the book.

This book will remain memorable for me. I absolutely loved this book and am sure that you will too!

Pushpendra Mehta is the author of "The Suitable Inheritor" (Novel) and nonfiction books "Win the Battles of Life & Relationships" and "Tomorrow's Young Achievers," which have earned him an internationally loyal readership. The richness of his experience comes from having donned diverse roles - writer, marketer, consultant, and entrepreneur. Pushpendra was raised in India and now lives in Atlanta, USA. He is an alumnus of Northwestern University and Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics. His interests include reading, writing, tennis, golf, travel, movies and music. 

Pushpendra enjoys soulful conversations, and exchanging emails and messages with his readers across the world, some of whom have become treasured friends. He offers his appreciation and gratitude to you for reading his books. Please feel free to connect with him:
pushpendramehtausa@gmail.com Facebook.com/AuthorPushpendraMehta 
Twitter @mehtapush 

Friday, 17 June 2016

BOOK REVIEW: The Soft Target by Kalyan Nanda

Is God good? Or is He a manipulative villain who plays with the lives of his creations in the name of karma? As far as Mohan Mishra is concerned, God is a villain. Mohan is God's soft target, for He 'blesses' him with a strange mental problem and kills his support system when he needed it the most. The Soft Target is the story of a boy's journey into manhood, as he takes on God with his mental prowess, defeating Him at every stage, thus making God his soft target. Supported by great friends and a loving wife, Mohan fights an epic battle against the murderous society, the conniving legal system and ultimately God himself, with remarkable courage and spirit.

BOOK REVIEW:- The story revolves around the protagonist , he was suffering from a disease. Mohan has some mental problem. He keeps saying things that have no meaning.Some people considered him mad. His parents were concerned about him and made him checked by the doctor. Mohan was oblivious to his parents’ condition. Sometimes, God gives you a
peek into what’s going to happen to your life but you never
realize it.
A boy like this would have ideally got into depression. Our society does not take kindly to such mental problems or for that matter any mental problem.Doctors also surrendered and said that there is no treatment for it. He will have to live with this, he needs a counselor, an physicatrist counselor.

As usual, Mohan was good in studies and used to top in his class. Mohan was such a disciplined
student that he did not have to be monitored.  His parents had not even arranged a tuition teacher for him. All that Mohan had achieved was a result of his own hard work.

After some days, Mohan's parents were died in an accident when they both were going to visit Shiv Mandir.This was the first time when Mohan broke.

Will he able to survive and tackle all the obstacles coming in his way?Will he able to succeed in his life and proof himself?  Will his hatred towards God will become less?  

This story shows the struggle of a common boy like Mohan .His life journey.

To know more about the story ,Go and Grab the Book .

 I would rate this book, 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Way to Fall in Love and Dreams by Chaitali Bangre

I was given a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
The cover of the book is appealing.

The title of the book is apt, which suites according to the story.The blurb clearly tells about the story, so I found it easy to read.I found this book really interesting. I loved the author writing style.

"Things go on changing, but the memories they are always with you until you breathe your last."

When Aiyesha saw Kabir, she instantly fall in love with him and was attracted towards him. Aiyesha started developing feelings for Kabir, every meeting had some different story to tell. They both have become close friends.

Kabir & Aiyesha:- 
Two different people tried by a destiny joined together by little 
rituals, joined together to form a tale of ‘LOVE’. 

The author has taken incidents from normal day to day life.The story is engaging especially Indian readers would love it!  

 As a reader, I truly loved the characters. The language was straightforward and fresh. 
It is exceptionally top notch - keeps up a consistent place. I would unquestionably prescribe it to individuals who appreciate perusing love and sentimental books. An ideal book to provide for your friends and family. 

The book finished with a straightforward and glad note. This book will stay significant for me as it touched my heart and I could feel all the emotions, love, bliss, torment.

I dislike - 

  • Some dialogues written in Hindi language.
  • Characters could have been described in more better way.

I don't want to give any of the plot away, so go read it for yourself! 
I will rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. 

BOOK REVIEW: Bitchweed by Dipu Darko

Bitchweed by [Darko, Dipu]
This was a FANTASTIC short read filled with wonder. Actually, it would for all intents and purposes be a blessing from heaven for any film buff or even a dream darling. 

I adored everything about this book. At some point, you need to lose everything to locate the best. 

Extremely elegantly composed with phenomenal character improvement. I couldn't put it down and read it cover to cover in only a day.I read through the book, was much more astounded to witness a decent number of short and sweet lyrics all through the book. 

This book is creepy to the point that I will never go into a passage subsequent to understanding it. 

As it is clear from the ad spot, the story rotates around the focal character that is Alice, 

her sister had disappeared.There were excessively numerous recollections of Lily, her mind was turning forward and backward, from the past to introduce.The excursion through Kunzang run and interstate was difficult, there were numerous dim mountains.These streets were difficult and one must be continually ready. There were numerous decisions to leave, many to make. 

Alice was not set up for what was to come next. 

Where was she going? Will she ready to discover her? Will she prevail in her central goal?

To know more about the story, GO and GRAB the book.I would rate this book full 5 out of 5 stars.
A must read for Alice in Wonderland fans.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

BOOK REVIEW: The Digital Panopticon by Aditi Bhagat

The entire sort of condition that the creator has set is truly exemplary.

There is nothing more imperative to us than the security of your information and keeping your data totally secret. In this day and age, protection is more imperative than any other time in recent memory.

The story is set in China. The primary character of the book is Kris Zhang.Everything was associated and the story never veered off. There were turns and turns, it influenced my make a beeline for a turn!

The characters are decent, sufficiently grown with the goal that the peruser can associate with them.The side characters additionally get enough screen time.

The front of the book made it down generally the story was intriguing

I hate

Specialized words.
Some piece of the story I felt was dull and exhausting.
Language could have been simple for the readers to connect and understand properly.

I dislike- 

  • Technical words.
  • Some part of the story I felt was dull and boring.
  • Language could have been simple for the readers to connect and understand properly.

A fantastic debut, I had made up my mind halfway through that I'll be adding it in my 'Favourites' shelf. All the technology enthusiast should read this book. I will rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

BOOK REVIEW:- What's in a Kiss?? by Mehul S Ahire

"Sometimes it just takes a moment to make your story...!" Arjun is in his early teens, joins college with lot of apprehensions. There he runs into flamboyant Zoya one day. Although coming from a conservative Muslim family, Zoya is the exact opposite. She is born to break rules and lives life freely. Arjun falls for her almost instantly and even tries to express his feelings to her. But Zoya ignores his feelings and claims that they are nothing more than 'besties'. Arjun makes himself believe that and moves on in his life and that's when Meera, a simple yet beautiful girl happens to him. They fall in love and share a perfect bond. Just when things all seem to be perfect with Arjun an unexpected twist happens between them just because of a kiss. His life gets disrupted suddenly due to that situation and his life comes to a standstill. Will Zoya ever come to know why Arjun goes away from her suddenly? Will Meera lose her belief in true love ? And was there no love between Arjun and Zoya? Arjun gets all his answers one day and that's when he looks back at life and smiles at the moment when he had thought, "WHAT'S IN A KISS...!?!?!" What's in a Kiss is a true story which will make you realise the power of unconditional love!!

BOOK REVIEW:- I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.The writing style is impressive that adds to the beauty of the book.
This book really touched my heart.Its a simple love story.Not all stories are perfect.
Love should be pure, unadulterated ,boundless.
It remain eternal in our thoughts.
The plot of the story is very interesting and it will surely grab your attention.

The story is same like other usual stories ,college life, the best days of life. No boring uniforms,bunking lectures and watching movies,hanging out with friends,night outs and the best part ,our first love.

The story revolves around the protagonist Arjun, he first falls in love with Zoya and then with Meera.

He dont believe in religion and age difference that has rarely bothered him.His first kiss with Zoya has changed his life and the last kiss with her liberated him .Why did she feels so comfortable with him then with anyone else? Why did she smile and not stop him when he was flirting with her? And was she jealous with her girls around him?

That sweet feeling of love,such moments are so special no matter how and where they happen.Things were changed. With Meera,at least there was no religion and age issues.Also she belonged to middle class family .

I like- 

  • Supporting character
  • Way of Narration and writing was nice. 
  • The suspense.
  • Appropriate title for the book. 

The story was so much addicting that once you’re in, you won’t stop until you reached that last line. Climax is very catchy, I regret that I didn't read it before.I am definitely looking forward to read more from the author. I will rate this book 4.5 out 5 stars. 

Saturday, 11 June 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Destiny of Shattered Dreams by Nilesh Rathod

I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is the best book I have read in 2016.I think the book can be converted into a film.The title of the book is apt.
When the dreams of a Man is shattered, then how does it feels?

The story revolves around the protagonist Atul Malhotra ,35 years of age, chairman of the board and founder CEO of Tansmech Telecom Limited (TTL), a billion dollar enterprise.

As it is clear from the blurb.The story depends on how a young fellow's vocation initially rises, he accomplishes a considerable measure and in view of progress, he was not ready to control himself and see the evil presences ,so his profession falls and falls such that everything he could ever hope for is shattered,there is no real way to ascend in the two his own and expert life.His lost love,his little girl Ananya;Aditya his adolescence buddy;Anil ,Prem , Rakesh and Qazi, his accomplices at work.His nearness could never again comprehend the things he had done previously.

The time spends behind those dividers quiets the psyche in any person.Though the world outside handn't changed much in 2 years when he was imprisoned, nothing was the same.He was a changed man, and the greater part of that change had occurred in the initial couple of days at the prison.The enormous fine requested the court had knocked off every one of Atul's benefits, and even from that point forward, there was a considerable measure left to pay.

Quotes from the book:-
Life may throw devils on your path to success.Disgusted,you may take another path.It may not be the best path,not the most honourable path,bit is less evil to choose that path,because to achieve success,succeed you must.

I like- 

  • Strong character of Atul
  • Way of Narration and writing was nice. 
  • Appropriate title for the book. 
I dislike- 
  • Atul fights with Roshni because of Aarti
  • The devil that ruined Atul's life,sometimes success can overpower you and destroy your life and image

Nilesh Rathod is a businessperson, writer and poet. Co-founder of Ensemble Infrastructure India Limited, Nilesh’s company currently employs over 2000 people.

Destiny of Shattered Dreams is his debut novel. Nilesh is currently working on his second novel. He lives in Mumbai, you may email him at nilesh@nileshrathod.in or visit his webpage http://www.nileshrathod.in You may also follow him on twitter @authornilesh or at http://facebook.com/authornilesh

Thursday, 9 June 2016

BOOK REVIEW: She Swiped Right Into My Heart by Sudeep Nagarkar

She Swiped Right Into My Heart

'In the event that you've never had companions, 

You've never truly lived' 

This is the thing that the book says and this is the thing that precisely inside this book. A story comprising the narrative of closest companions and love. 

She Swiped Right into My Heart is an anecdote about affection picked up and lost-and the mending energy of companionship. 

The story rotates around three young ladies, closest companions. Geet, Shibani and Tushita. 

Geet is a standout amongst the most disagreeable young ladies in school however she is closest companions with the excellent and looked for after Shibani. To win the prevalence vote, Geet readies a fanciful sweetheart of her. She realized that the mystery will blast out sometime yet till then she is enamored with her fanciful beau and she is getting much regard on account of her non-existent sweetheart. 

Tushita cherishes Andy, the person who gives her agony as it were. He is constantly possessive about her. At long last when Tushita chooses to separation with him. He gives her a hotshot and makes her life a major wreckage by gifting her extraordinary damage to her body and soul. 

Obviously, Geet's mystery turns out, and she is currently all humiliated in the entire school. However, at that point, Rudra, causes her in being her phony sweetheart. 

Vivaan, Tushita's closest companion comes to think about her circumstance and that she won't have the capacity to walk again so effortlessly. And afterward, he gives her a help. He turns into her quality and rouses her to attempt her best. 

Shibani detests Vivaan on the grounds that he is the companion of Andy, however, later on, she needs to trust that all men are not the same. 

Geet and Rudra fell for each other. Be that as it may, again a fiasco comes into both of their lives. 

Do read the novel to jump into the rushes of a flawless story, loaded with adoration, feelings, sentiment and excellent words. 

Best piece of the story is the journal of Tushita where she keeps in touch with her musings and her story in wonderful words. 

Vivaan turns into the saint of the story by winning all hearts. 

Shibani is solid and overcome. She is sufficiently solid to open up about her homosexuality. The book demonstrates a decent concentrate on this part. Much the same as men are pulled in to ladies and ladies to men, Shibani is pulled in to ladies. It's not her slip-up , she is not doing it purposefully. She is a human like every one of us.