WHEN OPPOSITES MEET

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BLURB :

What happens when opposites meet? When two completely different people find themselves drawn to each other? Can they really find happiness together? Can wheelchair-bound Ritwika find a chord that connects her to national-level athlete Chetan? Will Aditi’s irrepressible cheerfulness restart Jayant’s life, put on indefinite pause since his parents’ death? Does Indu, happily divorced, rediscover her faith in love with the reclusive Lokesh? When Opposites Meet is the story of three unlikely couples and the diffrences between them. It’s the story of love, and the possibility of finding it in the most unlikely of places.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR :

Sachin Garg is a bestselling author, popular speaker and serial entrepreneur based out of Mumbai. He has written articles for Huffington Post and Scroll.in and has been featured in most leading newspapers and magazines. He has also spoken at numerous Indian and international forums like South Asia Media Summit (Islamabad), TEDx (Allahabad) and several IITs and IIMs.

MY REVIEW :

When Opposites Meet by Sachin Garg is an amazing book. The title if the book is enough to tell the theme of the book. The cover of the book has been designed quite well. It totally matches with the plot of the book. The book has been divided into 22 chapters and each chapter has a story to tell. The book consists of six main characters. Each character in the book holds the story within it. The story begins with the introduction of girl Ritwika and Bikram, her Twitter friend. Indu, Ritwika’s mother was a single parent to her daughter. Ritwika’s father was not at all interested in having his daughter custody. Ritwika was a handicapped child but she did not let this become her weakness. Her mother too always supported her. Indu and Ritwika were more of best friends than the mother daughter duo.
Ritwika cousin, Jayant has a different story in his life. After his parent death he turned to a silent guy. He met a girl Aditi who had a strange habit which was about to take her life. Aditi became one of the close friend of Jayant.
The book takes you through different lane of life. The author maintained the balance all the characters. Everyone we given equal importance. Not on a single point, I got confused between the story line. Overall; the author knew what exactly people want to read. Even being a love story the writing style of the author was different and he made the book engrossing. I would suggest this book to everyone. I bet you won’t regret picking this book.

RATING : 5/5

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THE ARAVAN HEAD

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BLURB:

A politically driven criminal syndicate tries to steal a valuable ancient artifact, The Aravan Head, from a very old temple of the transgenders in Hijravan. Police officer Arya foils the well planned attempt. The incident unfolds a deadly secret that connects to a series of mind-boggling crimes which points to an unlikely person of tremendous authority in the political & business circles of Mumbai. With his friends kidnapped, his own people involved with the criminals and himself facing departmental enquiry, Arya is strangulated from all sides. Meanwhile in Delhi, 4 college girls, fed-up with the canteen food, hire a cook. While they expect an old, typically professional person, they are in for a great surprise that leaves them sweetly shocked. But the surprise is short lived after a beautiful transgender arrives at their bungalow revealing secrets that baffle them. Unfortunately the lives of the 4 girls become a nightmare along with that of the transgender. Did Arya arrest the main perpetrator behind all the crimes? What dangers did the Transgender bring to the girls? Did they survive the deadly situation they were pushed into? What price did Arya pay to win?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR :

An avid reader, passionate about writing. Worked with several prestigious organizations and finally dedicated all time for writing. Love to mix classic style with contemporary way of writing. Have a personal library of 500 books from all around the world. Ambition is to carve a unique niche for myself amongst the greatest names in literature.

MY REVIEW :
Among all the genres, Thriller and History Mythology has always fascinated me less as compared to love stories. But at present when I picked few books of thrillers to read, the interest level of mine started increasing. The Aravan Head also proved to increase my curiosity level from the time I read the blurb of the novel. The cover of the book is designed as per the story line of the book.

The Aravan Head holds the story of Inspector Arya who tries to solve one incident after another. Moreover, what I admired the most that the author has covered those aspects in the book about which generally people fear to even talk about. The author has potrayed each character in the book quite well. Once you start reading the book you will be so engrossed that you won’t know when you will be reaching towards the end of the book.

Overall, the book is an amazing read with full of suspense in it. From the plot to the narrative technique everything is good. You will surely feel like watching this book as a movie someday.

RATING : 4/5

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EXCHANGING WORDS WITH ANKITA ANAND

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Ankita Anand is a Delhi based scribe who writes in order to pause, to
play “statue” with the self in a constantly whizzing, whirring world, to
take those few moments every day to meditate through words, to be
aware of the self and surroundings, to be still enough to be moved.

1. Tell us about yourself?

I daydream of translating “what ifs”.

2. Your profile says that you have been indulging in many things.

We would love to know about what all you are part of.
I have been associated with activism, theatre, editing, translating,
writing and reporting.

3. When did you start your journey as a writer/poet?

When I wrote my first poem, I was 10.

4. Who is your inspiration?

People with courage.

5. Did you have the love for literature since your childhood?

Yes, though as a child I did not have access to as many books as I do
today, when I read less devoutly.


6. How do you manage your work and writing?

My writing is my work.

7. The best novel you have read so far…and why do you find it the
best?

The Women’s Room by Marilyn French, because it mirrors the life of
so many of us women.

8. Do you think at present the writing industry is growing
rapidly?

It is growing and new forms are evolving, making space for many
more people to write.

9. Tell us about your awards and achievements.

My sense of achievement occurs in the moment when a person comes
and tells me they read something I wrote and that it did something for
them.

10. The biggest fear of your life?

Not being able to look all my fears in the eye.

11. When it comes to reading and writing; what has been your
favourite genre?

I write non-fiction and poetry, but fiction is where I come for refuge.

12. As you belong to Bihar, how do you want to see Bihar in the
next five years?

My parents are from Bihar and Jharkhand and I have always felt a
strong connection to the states. I wish for a future where all children
there, as anywhere else, have access to equal opportunities in life.

13. That one piece of writing of yours which you love the most?

I had written a piece on live-in relationships, which is close to my
heart because I got a lot of flak and a lot of love for it.

14. Your take on the present education system of India?

It should be geared more towards producing people capable of
independent and compassionate thought and action, and not towards
manufacturing blindly obedient bots.

15. Message for young authors and writers?

If you write honestly, you would be read, even if you have not done a
writing course or are not connected to a network of established writers
and publishers.

Blog: anandankita.blogspot.in
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ankita.anand.904

Twitter: @anandankita
Instagram: anandankita2

EXCHANGING WORDS WITH AKASH VERMA

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1. Writing for you is….. ?

Writing for me is creating a story that is believable, riveting and yet strongly rooted with emotion at its core. My writing always has a significant experience from my life, the stories that I have lived or seen or read. Usually what triggers a new story within me is a unique thought that has a strong overlap with my life experiences. If the thought is compelling enough to fit that way, an idea starts taking shape in my mind instantaneously. After that idea is born; the next thing I look out for is the characters. For defining strong characters, I dive back again into my life, close relationships,acquaintances, people whom I have known casually but having an unseen personality trait, which is very strong, like a magnet.

2. Tell us in brief about your book?

You never know is a racy psychological thriller set in Gurgaon. It is the story of Dhruv who is a highly successful advertising professional leading a happy life with his psychiatrist wife and two children. Dhruv is attracted instantly to Anuradha who is new to his agency and they are pulled into
an unstoppable relationship. Dhruv knew Anuradha was his true love. So, despite being married with kids, he still went ahead with their affair. He hid it from his wife and his colleagues. He told lies so he could be with her-it was that amazing! But he couldn’t save himself from the dark secret she was
keeping. It pulled him into a vortex of danger so deep that he lost all he had.

3. Who inspired you to write?

There wasn’t any particular influence except that there was a compelling urge to tell a story. However, my parents are eminent Hindi writers and my home since my childhood days has always been a hub for the literati. I have been a voracious reader as a child so perhaps unknowingly these
two factors played a part.

4. What were the challenges you faced while writing and getting this book
published?

This is my fourth book so in that sense publishing was not a challenge. However, for this book I have moved from Srishti publishers to Penguin Random House India.

5. When can we expect your new book?

Hopefully in Quarter 1, 2018. It’s a thriller as well.

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RAZOR SHARP : 13 SHORT STORIES

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BLURB : 

In my debut collection of short stories, I explore relationships and friendships, bits of the past and the present, and changing times. Each story explores a world, a relationship or an incident unto itself: while they are disjointed, my sole purpose is to touch the reader’s mind and enhance his or her pleasure. Too many short stories, I believe, aim to befuddle and confuse, and in the process, lose sight of what is most important. Having been in this position several times in the past, in this collection, I present little bits of myself in the hope that you, the reader, feel happy or sad, laugh or despair – but never feel cheated. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR :

Abhinav Kumar is a 24 year old corporate lawyer from New Delhi, India. He has been writing (and collecting rejections) for two years, and regret not having begun earlier. His life acquired a new meaning the day he completed (and later, published) his first short story, and now ideas come charging at him at random at all times of the day. 

MY REVIEW :

Being a writer of short stories, reading short stories have always been my first choice. Starting with the title of the book it appealed me the most. The title ‘Razor Sharp’ is surely a unique choice by the author. The book consists of thirteen super amazing short stories in it. The saying, “Never judge a book by its cover” is totally apt for this book. Although the cover of the book is quite simple yet the pages contained masterpiece within it.

Each story among those thirteen had a different tale to tell and a different message to convey. The first story ‘Razor Sharp’ describes how few minutes meeting with a completely strange person can change your life. Even a stranger or I must say just a roadside barber whom the protagonist met by chance had a deep impact on his life. The story ‘Prejudice’ is also about two stranger meeting but has a strong message for the society. The story ‘A special Occasion’ is a simple yet beautifully crafted story. ‘A Breath of fresh air’ is an extremely well flash fiction. The other stories like Lust, Half Century, One Play Day are also written and expressed in a good manner. Among all the stories, the story ‘Memory’s had a deep impact on me. This was the story with which I could connect the most. I know how bad a person feels while he is bullied by his batch mates of any weakness. How bad impact it can be on that person life? Making fun is quite simple but the bearer goes through any pain. The consequence at the end is either the sufferer dies or he takes revenge. The author has very well described each incident of all his stories.

When I read the blurb of the book it compelled me to turn the pages. The reason behind among all the aspects of life ‘Friendship and ‘Relationship’ are the two points with which I connect the most. I had thought as it is a small book I would complete it an hour or so. But I took more than three hours to reach the end page of the book. The writing style of the author is so well that at times I had to re-read few lines. The author very well knew how to make his readers fully engrossed in his book. Overall, the book is an interesting ride of various emotions. Any person who would pick up this book will completely enjoy reading it.

RATING: 5/5

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THE FIRST SIP OF MY MORNING COFFEE

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This book is the best collection of engrossing romantic poetries: Acrostics, long narrative, rhymes and some awe-inspiring quotes that will thrill you to bits. The quotes will motivate you to think positive in life! What happens when you just have to clear 1 step for the success, and you face a mishap? Will you give up? Will you again stand for chasing your goal, no matter how tough it is? Read to know, why doctors are like God on this earth, in the story, “The Chocolate Cake” Happy reading!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR : 

Nikita Tak, is a prolific poet, writer and blogger. She has written short stories, poetries. She writes a blog, “The Eternity”. Her blog has the collection of most amazing romantic poems and prose. Though she is creative at heart, but apart from writing, she loves trying creativity in various other forms. Creativity with lovely romantic words is not just her hobby, but she just loves doing it, being a romance genre writer. 
She is also a chef by passion and loves cooking to the core, moreover, she is a foodie 🙂

MY REVIEW :

The First Sip Of My Morning Coffee is one of that book whose cover and title appealed me the most. The cover is designed amazingly. The blurb is quite intriguing to force a reader to turn up the pages. Moving towards the book, among the various others books that I have read till date this is the first book that included poetry, quotes and a short story within it. The book consisted of 32 short poems…The author very well managed the rhyme scheme of most of the poems. But there were few poems that ended before they started. The quality of poetry was missing in few poems. Coming to the quotes section of the book I would say the author tried her best to add positive quotes. No doubt, while reading as a reader I liked them. But some were not quotes according to me but a very short story. The last section of the book i.e the short story. I would suggest the author when she created a separate section for short story then she should have added three-four stories at least. The story was quite predictable. The author could have avoided using full address of certain places. The story contained few good information within it. As a reader, I felt that apps should exist in reality. The book lacked in it editing at certain points. I wish the author best wishes for her second book. 

RATING : 3/5

 

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SELL ON CASHIFY

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Birthdays are all about getting gifts and being treated like a prince or princess for that day. This year when my birthday was coming near I was all set to buy a new phone for myself. And why should not I buy? This birthday I would be gifting a mobile phone to myself. Since childhood, I am always excited and eagerly waiting for 1st September to come. But this year things were different for me. This would be the first gift I would be gifting to myself on my birthday. No matter how much we grow up we are always kids for our parents. Although I was buying from my hard earned money still my parents were not fully satisfied with my decision. I never wanted to make them sad for my own happiness.Before a week of my birthday, we three were sitting and having our evening coffee. I wanted to know what they are actually worried is all about. My father said you just bought a 15k mobile in December 2014. It had not been full 3 years even and you are going to buy another one. I knew they were correct on their part. But I had my reasons too. Buying that 15k phone was the worst decision of my life. More than in running mode, it would be on hanging phone. When I would switch off the internet then the mobile would work a bit fine. In today’s time being without internet was a bit difficult for me. I would handle everything from my mobile so the hanging problem irritated me a lot. With the passing of time, the phone issues were increasing.

Before a week of my birthday, we three were sitting and having our evening coffee. I wanted to know what they are actually worried is all about. My father said you just bought a 15k mobile in December 2014. It had not been full 3 years even and you are going to buy another one. I knew they were correct on their part. But I had my reasons too. Buying that 15k phone was the worst decision of my life. More than in running mode, it would be on hanging phone. When I would switch off the internet then the mobile would work a bit fine. In today’s time being without internet was a bit difficult for me. I would handle everything from my mobile so the hanging problem irritated me a lot. With the passing of time, the phone issues were increasing.We were having our technological discussion when my mother jumped in saying after a year you will say even your new phone is hanging and you are planning to buy another one. What is the guarantee that your new phone will not hang? What will you do with this hanging mobile? Even Amitabh Bachchan in KBC gives few seconds for the contestant to think of the answer but my mother was just throwing buckets of questions in a go.  When she finally gave a full stop to her questions I spoke up. I am planning to sell off my old one. She remained silent at that time but I was sure something was cooking inside her.

 

In the evening I decided to go and find out what price I would be getting off my phone. I was shocked, surprised after meeting few shopkeepers.  Few shopkeepers were so ill-mannered that I wanted to just slap them. Other treated my mobile like a toy mobile and said the maximum they could give was just Rs. 450. I was like are they insane or what?  When one of the shopkeepers said that no one will even pay Rs.100 now for this mobile. I totally considered him bad or I must say that he was badly affected by the alcohol ban in Bihar. I felt that as his energy drink has been snatched so he is talking rubbish. Out of curiosity, I wanted to know why he said so low price. To which he replied that because the mobile has been used for more than 2 years. I wanted to ask him why even he is a shopkeeper when he cannot even rightly know the worth of a product.  Finally after a great struggle, I found one shopkeeper who was ready to pay me Rs. 900. I was totally dissatisfied. With small steps, I returned home.When I told my parents even they refused to sell it at a low price. My mother the least she expects is Rs. 1500. I have always been a great gadget lover and an active social media user. I was updating my applications. Just then when I saw an app called CASHIFY. The subtitle of the application just drew my attention more.

 

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Without wasting a second I downloaded the application. But it seemed that my hanger phone did not like the new application and phone got off.

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I could not wait anymore. So I decided to see the Cashifyhttps://www.cashify.in/ ) website on the laptop. I just could not believe my eyes what I was seeing in front of my eyes. Selling old electronics without any bargaining is unbelievable. The reason behind they are already giving the best prices for old items. I was happy to know about #CleanUpCashOut.

 

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I was getting the best price for my mobile. Adding cheery to the cake services were that I do not have to worry a bit. They will collect the mobile from my place and give me instant cash in my hand.

 

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Not only best price but there were many exciting offers too.

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Last but not the least I knew the best price for my mobile within 35 seconds. Neither my energy nor my time was wasted and I was getting a good deal too.

 

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Being a regular blogger and the motivation I get for writing more is from my readers. Each appreciation and each critical analysis by a reader makes me happy. While surfing through the website of Cashify I came across something for my readers too. Readers will Rs. 250 extra on sale when they will use the code “CLEANCASH” while selling off their mobiles.

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So what are you waiting for? Sell off all the old mobiles and earn more than expected.