Sunday, February 28, 2016
Right Fit Wrong Shoe
Right Fit Wrong Shoe, begins at a point where all love stories end. The tale weaves around Nandini and all that is important to her, with two contenders gunning for the top spot; Aditya Sarin and Sneha Verma.
Aditya Sarin, the man Nandini is madly in love with, yet compelled, for some unsolved reason to shun. Aditya, on his part, in the past declared Nandini to be a ‘millennium bhehenji (conservative girl)’ and ‘lassi (yoghurt drink) in a wine glass’. Yet he fell for her . . . hard! However, some mysterious episode caused the lovers to, acrimoniously, part.
Now, Aditya is back in Kanpur, all his guns blazing (the real and the imagined), determined to devastate her life. Fortunately for the readers, and unfotunately for Aditya, Nandini is determined not to‘bite the dust’ oh so quietly. Wonder, in the battle royal, who wins or who loses it all?
Sneha Verma, the other contender, is Nandini’s BFF, that one friend who knows us better than we do. The one we trust more than Stayfree or Clearasil. Sneha maybe headstrong, hammer fisted and stern mouthed, but for Nandini, she will willingly stand in the path of imminent lightning bolt or a nasty tornado, even if it’s named Aditya Sarin. In standard X, Sneha took Nandini under her wing and that equation hasn't changed much. Sneha, a recent wife and even more recent mom, appears to be fighting some unknown demons of her own.
Right Fit Wrong Shoe, observes and opinionates the society, affected and amused. It fleetingly touches on issues; fleeting as watching discourses (courtesy Astha Channel), is trendier and quicker, than reading them.
The book is an AAA (anytime, anywhere, anyone) read. It promises to make your day better, and a bad one not any worse.
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Varsha Dixit, the best selling author of four successful contemporary romance books. Her debut book, Right Fit Wrong Shoe was a national bestseller for the year 2010. Varsha was a part of the Indian Television Industry and worked as an assistant director and online editor. She considers herself a dreamer who thinks deep but writes light. Even though creativity is gender free, Varsha feels blessed and enriched to be a woman. Currently, with her family, Varsha resides in CA, USA.
My Review :
Right Fit Wrong Shoe is typical Bollywood inspired story.
The protagonist’s families are neighbors; Aditya, a big shot running family empire and Nandini, a simple girl next door. Boy meets girl. They hate each other at first sight. As time moves, more they bump into each other, more they fall in love. Finally when they confess their love to each other, tragedy strucks and lovers drift apart. How they meet again and then live happily ever after is what is Right Fit Wrong Shoe is all about.
As we read the book, we see the scenes like a typical Karan Johar inspired family drama (atleast that’s how I saw the scenes).
Loved the titles which Varsha Dixit has given in the book; names of all movie flicks like Bol Radha Bol, Mother India, Jab we met, Yes Boss, Bombay, Main hu na etc. It shows the authoress is a full movie buff and has used the titles appropriately to match the stories in the book, absolutely loved that idea. I also liked the title of the book, “Right Fit Wrong Shoe” which actually makes actually sets the reader into thinking about the unusual title.
In short fast paced, simple language, nice read for a total die hard romantic movie buff.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Sands Of Time
Neelam Saxena Chandra
'SANDS OF TIME' is a collection of twelve interesting stories which bring out the different moods and moments in the lives of women.
Some Facts About the Author
NeelamSaxena Chandra, an author of thirty-two books,is a record holder with the Limca Book of Records for being the author with highest number of publications in a year in English and Hindi (2015). She works as Joint Secretary (U.P.S.C.). She has won award in a poetry contest by American Embassy, Premchand award by Ministry of Railways, Rabindranath Tagore international poetry award, Freedom award by Radio city for her lyrics. She was listed in the Forbes list as one of the most popular seventy eight authors in the country in 2014.
Awarded by eminent poet/lyricist Gulzarji in a Poetry Contest organized by American Society on the topic ‘Poetry for Social Change’.
Received the Rabindranath Tagore International poetry award -2014
Awarded PremchandPuraskar by Ministry of Railways (II prize)
Awarded by Children Book Trust, India in 2009.
Neelam also debuted as a lyricist in Shankar Tucker's composition 'Mere Sajan sun sun' and the song has won the 'Popular Choice' award in Folk Fusion category in Radio City Freedom Awards.
Neelam is a record holder with Limca Book of records for highest publications in a year in English and Hindi.
Neelam and her daughter hold record for being the first mother-daughter duo to write a poetry book for the book 'Winter Shall Fade' in Limca Book of Records, Miracle World Records and India Book of records.
A woman plays many roles in their lifetime; from a daughter to a daughter-in-law, mother to mother-in-law, sister to sister-in-law, wife, friend and many more. Sometimes while fulfilling the duties of all the roles she tends to spare no time or thought for herself.
As the authoress says “Time is a magician.” It heals the wounds, it revives the memories; it brings smile on face and sometimes tears in eyes.
Sands of Time is an anthology of 12 short stories with woman as the protagonists.
Each story is unique. Some will make you smile, some leave you shocked. Some will make you feel proud of the character and some will make you feel pity. Each protagonist is unique. When you read the stories you will feel you have read it somewhere. Each story you read has a realistic touch.
Time is best teacher. And Sands of Time is collection of lessons learnt. Sands of Time is one book which you can finish in one sitting (as the book is of just 127 pages) but the stories will remain etched in mind for a long time.
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Monday, February 15, 2016
Soul Warrior: Age of Kali
Fight fate, or succumb to destiny?
In the dark Age of Kali, the Soul Warrior alone stands guard over the Human Realm, protecting its denizens from evil-willed asuras or demons. When a trick of fate appoints him guru to a motley crew of godlings, he agrees to train them as demon hunters against his better judgment. Suddenly, Lord Karna is not only battling the usual asuras with sinister agendas, but also rebellious students and a fault-ridden past.
Spanning the cosmic realms of mythic India, here is a tale of a band of supernatural warriors who come together over a singular purpose: the salvation of Karna’s secret child.
Soul Warrior is a nice blend of mythological characters in today’s world.
Soul Warrior is the story of Karna, as Soul warrior who now resides in Human Realm to catch red coloured souls of Asuras. It’s about not-so-known love story of Karna and Draupadi, with Mahabharata and Kurukshetra war as the base. Falguni has blended both the worlds and lives of celestials in Devloka and also of those in Human realm.
Falguni has woven magic of love, mythological facts and present day fiction. The way in which the lives of mythological Mahabharata characters are depicted in present scenario is mind blowing.
Who could think of turning GOD’s full form into The Generator, the Operator and the Destroyer? But Falguni thought so. Places like Har-ki-doon, Karna’s abode on an island which no one can find, characters names Eklavya as Lavya, celestials dressing up in modern day avatar, etc are the attractions of this novel.
The Soul warrior is one such book which hooks the reader till the end and keeps wanting for more. Having read book 1 can't wait to read the book 2 to know what happens further.
About the Author
Falguni Kothari is a New York-based hybrid author, and an amateur Latin and Ballroom dance silver medalist with a semi-professional background in Indian Classical dance. She writes in a variety of genres sewn together by the colorful and cultural threads of her South Asian heritage and expat experiences. She is published in India in contemporary fiction with global e-book availability, and launches her mythic fantasy series, the Age of Kali, with SOUL WARRIOR. When not writing, dancing or being a domestic goddess, she fools around on all manner of social media, and loves to connect with readers.
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