Nehru’s 97 Major Blunders by Rajnikant Puranik – Book Review

Nehru's 97 major blunders book review

History has always served as a source of inspiration, a mirror for mistakes we should not make and a foundation on which we stand in the present, shaping our future. India’s history is long, long enough to contain many things that we like or dislike depending upon our political and ideological biases or merely rationale. For example, there are historians who are hell-bent on proving that Aryan immigration theory still holds ground even after it has been debunked and proven

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A Dumb’s Story: A silent rattle that rips the rug of raunchy! by Sudipta Roy – Book Review

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Do you remember the days of your school when our teachers used to keep repeating the word ‘keep quiet’? I guess it was the teachers’ most favourite word or phrase. However, it used to sound funny to me at that time and I did never care to think otherwise. Children are like that only! And I am sure, like me, it was the funniest phrase for you too then. Could anyone remain quiet? I used to think and laugh.

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Sriramcharitmanas aur Prabandhan Neeti – Rajeev ‘Acharya’ & Surabhi – book review

Sriramcharitmanas aur Prabandhan Neeti book review

This year has been productive enough for me in terms of reading modern novels, non-fiction books by contemporary writers and many other genres that I would have wanted to read all the time. It is always a good thing that you get to read various authors and various kinds of books. Though religious literature in the modern days have almost been knighted as obscure and ‘too much’ of fiction by many critics who have only one eye when it comes

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Cross Connection – Preety Praveen, book review

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Naveen and Simar’s love story reaches its pinnacle and they become the talk of the town on their educational campus in Salem, Tamil Nadu. Simar is a Punjabi girl who has come to Salem to fulfil the dreams of her parents and become a doctor, (Dentist). Naveen, on the other hand, has lost his father at an early age and has huge expectations of his family on his shoulders and he wants to become an engineer. As it usually happens,

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The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah – Book Review

The Four Winds Kristin Hannah book review

Well, a part of the class is still lingering… in patches… when we talk about fiction in our ages. I could have enjoyed a little more depth and polish in the language but everything else seemed perfectly fine with the latest novel by Kristin Hannah – The Four Winds, an NYT bestseller novel! The novel has a historical background to it and an extra layer of man-woman sport has been added to the novel to conveniently sail about 400 pages

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The Visionary Company: A Reading of English Romantic Poetry by Harold Bloom – Review

The Visionary Company by Harold Bloom book review

Harold Bloom, one of the most famous critics of English literature, has produced a phenomenal work discussing the British Romantic Poetry between 1780 and 1830. In other words, The Visionary Company, the book by Harold Bloom, discusses romantic poets right from the beginning, that is William Blake to John Clare and George Darley, the end of the romantic movement. As one can expect from a Bloom’s book, it is filled with precise opinions, sharp observations and very helpful comments about

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One Arranged Murder by Chetan Bhagat – Book Review

One Arranged Murder by Chetan Bhagat book review

Though I do not generally like to read and review Chetan Bhagat’s books, I had to. No one else was showing any interest in the book after reading 2-3 chapters and the book has been touted as a popular one, yet again, by Bhagat. Therefore, someone has to take the curse and when nobody approached forward, I had to. Before we start the review and bring forth the qualities and shortcomings of this title by Mr Bhagat, can you guess

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Sexual Intelligence: what we really want from sex and how to get it by Marty Klein – Book Review

Sexual Intelligence by Matty Klein book review

“Sexual Intelligence is the set of internal resources that allows you to relax, be present, communicate, respond to stimulation, and create physical and emotional connection with a partner. When you can do that, you’ll have enjoyable sexual experiences, regardless of what your body does. Compared to that kind of emotional and physical nourishment, the biggest, hardest erection or the wettest, tightest vagina are trivial.”

If this makes sense to you, you will surely love reading this book, Sexual Intelligence, by

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The One Invisible Code by Sharat Sharma – Book Review

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Right to the book I am about to review, Sharat Sharma’s bestselling title, The One Invisible Code is a book that is not only motivational in terms of the genre as we all know very well. The book comes loaded with many things that are not very popular or usually found in the books of this nature. The One Invisible Code is a testimony of the perfection of harmony between thoughts and emotions, passion and realisation, the author and the

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Moon Child – Rushali Mukherjee – Book Review

Moon Child Rushali Mukherjee book review

Poets are very different from others when we get into the ramifications. Otherwise, they are very similar to common people around us. What makes them different from others is their response to the emotional and rational triggers – how do they react to things they see, feel, hear and experience makes them different from others who simply react. A poet reacts with words and this is what the author of Moon Child, a poetry collection, has done. Rushali Mukherjee is

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