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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Book Review | The Panchatheertha Part 1


Book: The Panchatheertha Part 1
Author: Rajiv Mittal

The Gist of Story:

The Panchatheertha Part 1 is based on the original Panchatantra Series by Vishnu Sharma. The stories presented in Panchatheertha are a resemblance to the five pilgrims and are the depiction of human emotions or feelings through various facades of life. It revises and modifies the original stories and gives it a fresh outlook.

Book Evaluation:

To start with the title, it does instantly take you back to “Panchatantra” The cover design could have been better. As a reader, I cannot really connect with the cover page. The language used is easy to understand and steady flowing. The characters portrayed through various stories have retained their uniqueness. The author has managed to grab and hold readers attention throughout the story. The essence of the plot is maintained till the end. All in all, it makes a great, entertaining read. One of the books which will make your imagination fly with a varied bunch of stories. Grab a copy to turn your boring days into adventures.   

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Book Review | An Autumn Turmoil



Book: An Autumn Turmoil
Author: Sourabh Mukherjee

Story Gist:

Shubho experiences a Durga Puja which he is likely to remember for his entire life and the same stands true for Atreyee. What is that binds them together? Shubho is in love with his childhood friend while Atreyee is married to Abhishek. Both of them are craving for the passion which they find in each other. However, will this “passion” stand true in the tests of time and relationship? Read to find out.

Book Evaluation:

The title and cover are synced with the storyline. As the title suggests, the story has a lot to do with the way confused emotions are to be handled. It is a simple and beautiful read, perfect for those who wish to relax over the weekend or a short journey. The narration and plot are set in relevance to the story requirement. I would have certainly enjoyed another few paragraphs post where the story has currently ended, to know what Jimli’s reaction to Shubho’s revelation was.

Book Review | The Hunt

Book: The Hunt
Author: Sourabh Mukherjee

Story Gist and Book Evaluation:

Grudges play a very important role in one's life especially when you refuse to let them go. Just like the character in “The Hunt”. Although, how long are you willing to go to ensure you get your revenge, well, read to find out. 


It is a very short read, something which will keep you entertained for a tea break. An elaborated version for this plotline should have been worth a read through. The suspense is maintained throughout the tale and the narration is very well done. The switches from past to present are very well represented and you could actually picturize the entire scene unfold. It will make a very good movie (it did in my head, at least!) Grab your copy and forget everything else till you are done. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Book Review | Neverfound Land




Neverfound Land is Durriya Kapasi’s second novel (Sequel to her first novel, Once Upon A Genie) She is an author with diverse perception for divinity and mystifying secrets of the world which is very clearly observed in her first book and now The Neverfound Land. Durriya Kapasi was born and raised in East African Country of Tanzania, although her roots belong to India. Durriya is currently settled in Udaipur, India. Starting her writing career from an online community Wattpad.com, Durriya has authored three books online before getting her first hardcopy published in 2017. Once Upon A Genie, is admired and praised by large number of readers. She has been featured in many national and international newspapers along with other media. Durriya Kapasi is a creative writing teacher, motivational speaker, and a senior Wattpad Ambassador. She regularly contributes her skills for several social organizations. 

For more visit: www.Durriyakapasi.comOrder your copy of Once Upon A Genie and Neverfound Land


Story Gist:
Solomon is half-human and half-genie. It takes 20 long years before Solomon realizes his powers and the secrets which were kept hidden from him. As he explores, his routine life takes a turn towards adventures. However, Solomon’s biological father’s land needs his help. Will Solomon lend a helping hand to the genie’s of Neverfound Land? Moreover, will they accept Solomon as one of their own? This story is about a young man who is learning to embrace his destiny.

Book Evaluation:

I was left mesmerized by the cover itself. It clearly depicts the magical land that Durriya Kapasi intends on creating for pages to come. This book is a sequel to author’s first book, “Once Upon A Genie” and is equally good! The language is easy flowing and narrations are seamless. The character build is strong, you can see Solomon transform through the pages of the book. The concept of the book is unique and makes a good read. The scenes created are brilliantly written and will literally paint the picture of this new world and the entire plot as you continue to read. It is definitely a book for your shelf, especially if you already own the copy for the first one! Happy reading!  

Also reviewed at: Goodreads, Amazon, Instagram, Facebook.

Monday, December 10, 2018

In conversation with... Kevin Missal...!


Kevin Missal is a 21-year-old graduate from St. Stephen’s College, who has written four novels till now ranging from crime to mythology to horror. He had written his first book at the age of 14, which was released by the Chief Minister of Delhi. His second book was written at the age of 16 and was published by a British indie-press. He is a pioneer in writing the World’s First InstaRead and is a bestseller on Amazon under horror category. He is also the co-owner and co-founder of Kalamos Literary Services, which publishes and promotes fledgling writers to make a mark in the literary industry. He currently lives in Delhi and you can contact him on kevin.missal@yahoo.in


We were able to manage to get this quick chat with Kevin to give our readers more insight about the author himself. Here is what Kevin had to share with all of us:

1. If you could give any writing advice to the younger version of yourself, what would it be?
K. Be patient. 

2. Did the feedback and reviews for Kalki have any effect on the storyline or writing process of the second part?
K. It did make me focus on the major events rather than focusing on the smaller, inconsequential details. 

3. How many unpublished stories do you have?
K. More than 100! 

4. Have you Googled yourself? Were you surprised by what you found?
K. Yes! I was surprised when I found myself in HT bestseller as well as Asian Age. I had no idea. 

5. If I were to find you inside a new crayon box, what color you would be?

K. Red.

6. Is there any incident or experience while writing both the parts of Kalki that you would like to share with readers?
K. I broke up with my girlfriend in between two books. So that was a funny as life played a joke on me and scary because I was about to live the rest of my life as a lonely guy. Now the thing is, is this statement a sarcasm or the truth? Well, I will let you answer that!



Monday, December 03, 2018

Book Review | The Cookery Show And A Love Story



Book: The Cookery Show And A Love Story (2018)
Author: Sourabh Mukherjee 

Story Gist:
Jay’s grandparents are the definition of love. They have fought against the world to build the life they dreamed of. However, Jay wonders if the petty fights are one of the reasons why two people fall out of love. Just how strong is his grandparent’s love for each other. Jay himself is in love. His life is going to experience a rude shock this valentine’s day. What is it? Read to find out.

Book evaluation:
The title of the book is as unique as the cover page and is just one of the many things that attract reader to this book. The blurb is perfectly written to give you a hint of what you can expect in the story and the writing style of author. Sourabh Mukherjee has beautifully written this piece. It is a short read but it does manage to grab your attention until the end. The narrations and sentences are very well framed. Good if you are looking for a quick read before bedtime.

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