Still Loved…Still Missed! : The Myriad Hues of Souls By Mridula

Still Loved…Still Missed! : The Myriad Hues of Souls
By Mridul
Emotions being the major backdrop of the stories and the poems which are presented in this lovely book. Everybody has a home team: It’s the people you call when you get a flat tire or when something terrible happens. It’s the people who, near or far, know everything that’s wrong with you and love you anyways. These are the ones who tell you their secrets, who get themselves a glass of water without asking when they’re at your house. These are the people who cry when you cry. These are your people, your middle-of-the-night, no-matter-what people. While going through the author’s creation, I remember a saying which went like isn’t it odd how much fatter a book gets when you’ve read it several times?” Mo had said…”As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells…and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower…both strange and familiar.
Apart from emotions, the secondary dominant plot in all the stories were feelings. There is a relationship between the eye contacts we make and the perceptions that we create in our heads, a relationship between the sound of another’s voice and the emotions that we feel in our hearts, a relationship between our movements in space all around us and the magnetic pulls we can create between others and ourselves. All of these things (and more) make up the magic of every ordinary day and if we are able to live in this magic, to feel and to dwell in it, we will find ourselves living with magic every day. These are the white spaces in life, the spaces in between the written lines, the cracks in which the sunlight filters into. Some of us swim in the overflowing of the wine glass of life, we stand and blink our eyes in the sunlight reaching unseen places, we know where to find the white spaces, we live in magic.
The stories tries to bind emotions with moments using feelings as the catalyst. There are moments in our lives when we meet someone and we feel as if we have known them all our lives. It seems astounding really to know that you can understand each other so well. It feels fascinating when you find out that you even if you both are meeting for the first time, there is already an amazing chemistry happening between you two! And what is captivating is the depth to which you already know each other; almost like you both know each other inside out. When you both look into each other’s eyes, you both already know what is going on in each other’s minds. As if words are not needed at all to understand the thoughts, feelings, and emotions of the other person. It feels as if you both know each other from centuries ago in time! It feels absolutely exhilarating when you do find this person in your life. And then your life becomes totally awesome and amazing.
As an epilogue, I would like to state that Life’s harder, the deeper you feel things, was all I could think as I put the books away. Feelings, who needs them? Sometimes they’re like a gift, when you feel love or happiness. Sometimes they’re a curse.
Ratings of the Book- 4/5

Book Review of Brahmahatya By Rajiv Mittal

The Title-
The title itself gives us the backdrop of revenge and redemption. We all got pushed into doing some bad stuff. And some people would blame all of that stuff on their circumstances. Maybe most people do. They come from shit and then do some shit. But you and I know better than that. It’s not right. The stuff that’s done to us is one thing. But the stuff we do because of it is a different story. There are very few things that are really beyond a person’s control in life. The title makes us realize the fact that Revenge may be wicked, but it’s natural. To add more, the author has used several subplots to make his central plot more reinforced. Purification and redemption are such recurrent themes in ritual because there is a clear and ubiquitous need for them: we all do regrettable things as a result of our own circumstances, and new rituals are frequently invented in response to new circumstances. On an additional note, I really loved the incorporation of the past into the plot. The past was always there, lived inside of you, and it helped to make you who you were. But it had to be placed in perspective. The past could not dominate the future. Overall, I really loved the title and felt it apt and beautiful.
About the Book
I had remembered a quote which went like Revenge is like politics, one thing always leads to another until bad has become worse, and worse has become worst. Apart from mythology, the author had used the past as the catalyst. We can never go back again, that much is certain. The past is still close to us. The things we have tried to forget and put behind us would stir again, and that sense of fear, of furtive unrest, struggling at length to blind unreasoning panic – now mercifully stilled, – might in some manner unforeseen become a living companion as it had before. I can still recall a line from Paulo’s book Aleph which said that In magic – and in life – there is only the present moment, the now. You can’t measure time the way you measure the distance between two points. ‘Time’ doesn’t pass. We human beings have enormous difficulty in focusing on the present; we’re always thinking about what we did, about how we could have done it better, about the consequences of our actions, and about why we didn’t act as we should have. Or else we think about the future, about what we’re going to do tomorrow, what precautions we should take, what dangers await us around the next corner, how to avoid what we don’t want and how to get what we have always dreamed of. Lie also acted as an co catalyst in framing the plot. What if you were wrong? What if everything you ever believed was a lie? What if you missed your opportunity because you didn’t know your worth? What if you settled on familiar, but God was trying to give you something better? What if you decided not to go backwards, but forward? What if doing what you have never done before was the answer to everything that didn’t make sense? What if the answer wasn’t to be found in words, but in action? What if you found the courage to do what you really wanted to do and doing it changed your whole life?
I really appreciate the amalgamation of the mythology with the themed plot. Fiction is written with reality and reality is written with fiction. We can write fiction because there is reality and we can write reality because there is fiction; everything we consider today to be myth and legend, our ancestors believed to be history and everything in our history includes myths and legends. Before the splendid modern-day mind was formed our cultures and civilizations were conceived in the wombs of, and born of, what we identify today as “fiction, unreality, myth, legend, fantasy, folklore, imaginations, fabrications and tall tales.” And in our suddenly realized glory of all our modern-day “advancements” we somehow fail to ask ourselves the question “Who designated myths and legends as unreality? ” But I ask myself this question because who decided that he was spectacular enough to stand up and say to our ancestors “You were all stupid and disillusioned and imagining things” and then why did we all decide to believe this person? There are many realities not just one. There is a truth that goes far beyond what we are told today to believe in. And we find that truth when we are brave enough to break away from what keeps everybody else feeling comfortable. Your reality is what you believe in. And nobody should be able to tell you to believe otherwise.
On an concluding note, the concept of redemption was an interesting add on to the plot. As it peaks over the horizon, does not a sunrise whisper the opportunity to try again? And if the day passes and our efforts were stunted by the bane of our insecurities or blunted by the challenges of life, does not a sunset invite us to rest before it whispers the same message the next morning?

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Overall Ratings of the Book- 4/5

Reviewed by
Sayan Basak

Book Review of The Search Within  By Anubhav Shrivastav

The Title-
The title gives us the prologue to the plot of the collection of the poetry. Rejections will redirect you to more exciting roads. When you think your life is falling apart, it’s usually falling together in disguise. Your search will throw you on journeys you never would have dreamt of, in your mind and in the world. I really loved the way the author had presented the poems along with the title. The elders say- difficult to prove- that winged creatures also dream. The birds are lovers of heights, always searching out landing spots, never constant here at the foot of the human race. ‘It’s that they discovered a magical advantage…’ they say, ‘the sound of silence.’ At the foot of the clouds the raindrops come earlier, it’s true, and the silence of the sky is something unattainable for those who don’t fly- we have never experimented. The dream of the birds was that man of them headed for a land where they experienced a similar magic to that lived by them. In the final analysis, music is the only human sound similar to that of silence. I felt the title is apt as those who seek eternity find a mind of infinity.

About the Book
While emotions are the major subjects of the poem, there are several sub plots to ornament the same. Ever since people first existed, they have been doing all the things we label “codependent.” They have worried themselves sick about other people. They have tried to help in ways that didn’t help. They have said yes when they meant no. They have tried to make other people see things their way. They have bent over backwards avoiding hurting people’s feelings and, in so doing, have hurt themselves. They have been afraid to trust their feelings. They have believed lies and then felt betrayed. They have wanted to get even and punish others. They have felt so angry they wanted to kill. They have struggled for their rights while other people said they didn’t have any. They have worn sackcloth because they didn’t believe they deserved silk.
Love being the first aspect, I felt we have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved. The next aspect I found to be mentioned was longing. To crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow. For when does a berry break upon the tongue as sweetly as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted into so many hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our senses know any thing so utterly as when we lack it? And here again is a foreshadowing — the world will be made whole. For to wish for a hand on one’s hair is all but to feel it. So whatever we may lose, very craving gives it back to us again. To amalgamate longing with pain, the author describes heartbreak. Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
The collection of poetries indeed searches for the soul within us. The most fulfilling adventures happen when you start your journey without knowing where you’re going, because only then are you free to experience the unexpected detours you’re meant to take.
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Overall Ratings of the Book- 4/5

About Author Anubhav Shrivastava is a TEDx Speaker and one of the Youngest Authors of India, having published two Bestselling Books:- ‘One Last Time’ and ‘Letters in the Rain’ by the mere age of 24. Driven by passion, he started quintessentialthought.org, an award winning blog that is known for its poignant posts. He has previously been invited as a Judge and Speaker for various literature and Entrepreneurial summits in colleges like ISB Hyderabad, BITS Pilani, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, Amity University, etc.

Once Upon a Reunion: A Romantic Suspense Novel by Nithya Sashi

I have received the book as a part of the review program run by ARL Literary Services in exchange for an honest review

The beauty and mystery of this world only emerges through affection, attention, interest and compassion, open your eyes wide and actually see this world by attending to its colors, details and irony. Well although the plot highlights mystery, there are several other aspects which adds on to the plot as a topping agent. Friendship being one of them portrays that a woman or man of value doesn’t love you because of what he or she wants you to be or do for them. He or she loves you because your combined souls understand one another, complements each other, and make sense above any other person in this world. You each share a part of their soul’s mirror and see each other’s light reflected in it clearly. You can easily speak from the heart and feel safe doing so. Both of you have been traveling a parallel road your entire life. Without each other’s presence, you feel like an old friend or family member was lost. It bothers you, not because you have given it too much meaning, but because God did. This is the type of person you don’t have to fight for because you can’t get rid of them and your heart doesn’t want them to leave anyways.
The author has beautifully drafted the mystery keeping teenage as the catalyst. In the good mystery there is nothing wasted, no sentence, no word that is not significant. And even if it is not significant, it has the potential to be so – which amounts to the same thing. The world of the book comes to life, seething with possibilities, with secrets and contradictions. Since everything seen or said, even the slightest, most trivial thing, can bear a connection to the outcome of the story, nothing must be overlooked. Everything becomes essence; the center of the book shifts with each event that propels it forward. The center, then, is everywhere, and no circumference can be drawn until the book has come to its end.
As an epilogue, I would like to say that there was after all no mystery in the end of love, no mystery but the mystery of love itself, which was large certainly but as real as grass, as natural and unaccountable as bloom and branch and their growth.

Ratings of the Book- 4/5

Song of Life – A poetic retelling of Mahabharatha by Anuradha Singh

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It was brilliant of the author to recreate the epic even in this 21st century keeping the famous Mahabharata at the pivotal point. Although the main backdrop is the Mahabharata, the author has amalgamated life with it. No one today is purely one thing. Labels like Indian, or woman, or Muslim, or American are not more than starting-points, which if followed into actual experience for only a moment are quickly left behind. Imperialism consolidated the mixture of cultures and identities on a global scale. But its worst and most paradoxical gift was to allow people to believe that they were only, mainly, exclusively, white, or Black, or Western, or Oriental. Yet just as human beings make their own history, they also make their cultures and ethnic identities. No one can deny the persisting continuities of long traditions, sustained habitations, national languages, and cultural geographies, but there seems no reason except fear and prejudice to keep insisting on their separation and distinctiveness, as if that was all human life was about. Survival in fact is about the connections between things; in Eliot’s phrase, reality cannot be deprived of the “other echoes [that] inhabit the garden.” It is more rewarding – and more difficult – to think concretely and sympathetically, contrapuntally, about others than only about “us.” But this also means not trying to rule others, not trying to classify them or put them in hierarchies, above all, not constantly reiterating how “our” culture or country is number one (or not number one, for that matter) This is the context in which the story must be understood—as one incident in human history, an incident in certain ways and to certain people important, but only one incident. God is the God of human history, and He is at work continuously, mysteriously, accomplishing His eternal purposes in us, through us, for us, and in spite of us.
Star Rating for the Book- 4 Star

BOOK REVIEW OF- Mind, Life & Reflections By Payal Jain

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 10088 KB
Publisher: Invincible Publishers; 1 edition (8 January 2019)
Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
Language: English
ASIN: B07MC83XHK

THE PLOT IN BRIEF-
From birth to death we all go through series of emotions, breakthroughs and transformations that upholds our way of ‘being in the world’ by means of our perceptions and reflections whittling our mind and soul. ‘MIND, LIFE & REFLECTIONS’ explore these lessons penetrating the emotions we feel through the perceptions of our mind about the experiences of life and how the same reflect on us shadowing or revealing our true self giving meaning to our existence.’MIND, LIFE & REFLECTIONS’ is a book on self-discovery kindling the thought and lighting fire within. It continuously unleashes the dormant energy within to recognise self-worth and take a step forward, unhindered, and untamed to rise to your full potential while taking you through your own life journey.“Simplicity of life is in living happy and helping others to live happy. It is there, where joy comes from. Brilliant writing.”- Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister Delhi“Peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance, remind yourself to be grateful of the simple things. Life journey and the lessons beautifully expressed!”- Anup Jalota, Singer“Payal asks the questions we didn’t even know could be asked and guides you to find answers within you. This book unravels you and binds you in a better shape. A brilliant read.”- The Bookoholics
THE TITLE-
It has been said over the ages that it’s important that what thoughts you are feeding into your mind because your thoughts create your belief and experiences. You have positive thoughts and you have negative ones too. Nurture your mind with positive thoughts: kindness, empathy, compassion, peace, love, joy, humility, generosity, etc. The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life. Progressing into life, Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could. Concluding with reflection, When an incidental colour or a random fragrance takes possession of our imagination, we can unexpectedly blossom into a new entity as it gives us wings and enlightens our horizon, just like canary birds that feel stimulated and start singing as soon as they sense the radiance of the sun through the reflection of the skylight. I feel the title of the book is apt since it amalgamates all the three subsets of life, mind and reflection into a single set called living.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK-
The book beautifully recreates three aspects of living to showcase us the art of surviving. I remember John Lennon once said that there are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life. Reconsidering life, there will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. Coming to mind, the plot illustrates yet there are moments when the walls of the mind grow thin; when nothing is unabsorbed, and I could fancy that we might blow so vast a bubble that the sun might set and rise in it and we might take the blue of midday and the black of midnight and be cast off and escape from here and now. There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind. The author gives a different perspective of reflection through his book. Water is the most versatile of all elements. It isn’t afraid to burn in fire or fade into the sky, it doesn’t hesitate to shatter against sharp rocks in rainfall or drown into the dark shroud of the earth. It exists beyond all beginnings and ends. On the surface nothing will shift, but deep in underground silence, water will hide and with soft fingers coax a new channel for itself, until stone gives in and slowly settles around the secret space. Death is water’s close companion, and neither of them can be separated from us, for we are made of the versatilitiy of water and the closeness of death. Water doesn’t belong to us, be we belong to water: when it has passed through our fingers and pores and bodies, nothing separates us from earth.
To Sum up, I would really like to congratulate the author for describing such an emotional perspective with the soft touch of philosophy. Reflection comes between us and every other person and object in the world. An object or a person can be reflected in so many different ways. Yet the heart of an object or the essence of the heart can never be reflected. All faith and creativity is the hunger to cross over this frontier, it is the desire for pure and total encounter and belonging. Love is an affair between a reflection and its object
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RATINGS-
Overall I would like to rate the book 42 on a scale of 50.
4 stars out of 5
Originality of the plot and sub plots- 9/10
Net emotions in the story- 8/10
Usage of words and phrases-8/10
The title, cover and the illustration-8/10
The net impact on the readers- 9/10

Reviewed by-
Sayan Basak
Kolkata

BOOK REVIEW OF- After Annihilation: Would you want to survive? By Gauri Mittal

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 3426 KB
Print Length: 163 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
Language: English
ASIN: B07NDCT5BH

THE PLOT IN BRIEF-
The year is 2034. Madhavi is one among group of five friends, fresh out of engineering college, who land jobs in different cities of Iddis. But before their lives can take off, war comes. In a series of sudden, blinding flashes of light, millions of lives are lost, incinerated in the fiery heat of a nuclear exchange that threatens to end the human race forever. At first, it seems Madhavi is the only one left alive in a world that has been devastated by global conflict. With nuclear fallout set to eliminate any survivors, finding sanctuary seems impossible, until she is rescued to Shunya, where begins a life she never wanted to live. A post-apocalyptic novel and a war and survival fiction.
THE TITLE-
The title is perfect and very apt for the book. Don’t most astrophysicists now predict some “end of the line” – an end to it all? Not just the death of things, but the annihilation of everything. Some great contraction, or collapse. Or, perhaps, some vast dissipation into eternal emptiness. Maybe it’s all swallowed up by an immense black hole, which then swallows itself. But, whatever the case, their extinction is inevitable and absolute. So complete as to erase any and all evidence that this reality – this existence – ever took place. So complete that, perhaps, for all intents and purposes, it never really did. The author perfectly plots the title with respect to the backdrop, making the script feel like When the sky explodes, trees will be left standing on their head, and you shall marvel at the color of their sorrow as you gaze up at the sky above.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK-
It is said that Each cell within its atom is a raw, formless idea that exists beyond mortality. It is the wild state constantly creating your world, the one word in a collective equation that is you becoming written from nothing into something — and so it knows, ultimately, annihilation is an essential instrument of becoming new to all that can be known. The plot is not only composed of pieces of science fictions, but events beyond it. Imagine you’re a fish, swimming in a pond. You can move forward and back, side to side, but never up out of the water. If someone were standing beside the pond, watching you, you’d have no idea they were there. To you, that little pond is an entire universe. Now imagine that someone reaches down and lifts you out of the pond. You see that what you thought was the entire world is only a small pool. You see other ponds. Trees. The sky above. You realize you’re a part of a much larger and more mysterious reality than you had ever dreamed of.
The characters Madhvi and Aarav were brilliantly expressed. One of the things I’ve always liked about science fiction is the way it makes you think about things, and look at things from angles you’d never have thought about before.
As an epilogue I would lime to mention that the future is unwritten. there are best case scenarios. There are worst-case scenarios. Both of them are great fun to write about if you’ re a science fiction novelist, but neither of them ever happens in the real world. What happens in the real world is always a sideways-case scenario. World-changing marvels to us, are only wallpaper to our children.
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RATINGS-
Overall I would like to rate the book 42 on a scale of 50.
4 stars out of 5
Originality of the plot and sub plots- 9/10
Net emotions in the story- 8/10
Usage of words and phrases-8/10
The title, cover and the illustration-8/10
The net impact on the readers- 9/10

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gauri Mittal is a doctor. She belongs to Dehradun, India, having completed her education and medical graduation from the city. Currently she is pursuing MD. She writes fiction, poetry and short stories. She wrote her first novel on wattpad and has since then published the one and others on Amazon. Her blog: viewthewriting.wordpress.com
Reviewed by-
Sayan Basak
Kolkata

BOOK REVIEW OF- Voice Of The Soul BY Shreyans Kanswa

BOOK REVIEW OF- Voice Of The Soul

BY Shreyans Kanswa

Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Writing Geeks; First Edition edition (19 September 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 8193669711
ISBN-13: 978-8193669716

A BRIEF OVERVIEW-
How does it feel to lie just by yourself and delve into the silence. The silence that is a path to deeper self, a self that is unexplored. That same unexplored self can also be regarded as the soul. While the time ticks on the clock, a bond with your soul is timeless. Such metaphors are rendered powerless when a conversation is created with oneself. These poems mean more than just words, they scream soulfulness. It is rather weird that we go looking for answers outside when all that we have to do is seek deeper within ourselves. The poems are experiences that the poet shares with the world, and these experiences are nothing fancy- they are all moments that the poet experiences with himself. They are questions risen from inquisitiveness and introspection.
THE TITLE
There’s something about a place you’ve been with someone you love. It takes on a meaning in your mind. It becomes more than a place. It becomes a distillation of what you felt for each other. The moments you spend in a place with someone… they become part of its bricks and mortar. Part of its soul. The author beautifully entangles soul to emotions and what they try to convey. The title itself gives us a hint that we shouldn’t feel bad about feeling bad. Don’t be frightened of feeling afraid. Don’t be angry about getting angry. There is no need to give up when we are feeling depressed. Nor should we be dismayed at the grief which often accompanies the outgrowing of anything which needs outgrowing. We can be glad that our soul is speaking to us and pushing us onwards. We frequently need to persevere with a period of inner turmoil before the dust can settle and be swept out the door. We can be walking around in this world, with bits and pieces of our souls scattered in different time loops and space cracks. You feel like you are always looking for yourself, because you actually are always looking for yourself! You’re always looking for those bits and pieces of you. You’ve got to sit down and remember where you left them at. You’ve got to quiet the noise and go back to those loops in time and cracks in space that you forgot about and you need to understand yourself in those moments, and embrace yourself. And maybe even embrace those who were around you, with you. That’s how you get those pieces back, that’s how you sew them back into you.
I definitely feel that the title is very apt for the authors composition

REVIEW OF THE BOOK-
It is said that the distance between your mind and your heart is your soul. The author beautifully composed each poem to bridge thus distance and to reflect what soul actually is.
I felt the description which was accompanied by each of the poems were very alluring. Some people arrive only when we reach a crossroads within ourselves, when decisions have to be made, when change is inevitable, but we lack the courage to embrace it. They touch a part of us so deeply that it changes the entire direction of our life, and that exhilarating feeling of love we feel with them, is enough to guide us and give us the strength to take the right road, even if it’s on our own.
Apart from the emotions portrayed through the poems, I too loved the presentation of the poems. It is ultimately the ebony of our pain, our blackest monuments, which lead us to seek an enlightened way of living. We are unable to hear the voice leading to our own salvation until we fall into the depths of an abbess manufactured by living a heedless life. From this state of floundering in the gloomy lagoon, we can awaken to find the light bearing the seeds of truth that will redeem us. Looking inward, we overcome stubborn resistance, and we revivify long lost and forgotten powers. The experience of soul-searching perspicacity transfigures us. We might even feel as if we died a spiritual death and then we were reborn. From our dark pit, a shaft of light emerges.
Let for once you try peeling off all your masks & dive deeply into your soul to find your raw, super conscious, highly attuned being having divinity & bliss rushing throughout your veins. Let your true beauty be revealed from every inch of your being & your light banish all else that is not you in real. Let you be liberated from all your fears, regrets, anxieties & resentments so that your presence can bring ease & comfort to your life & your world making you successful in keeping your environment calm & peaceful. Let you always be blessed enough to be able to splurge & enjoy your heart out. Let your good deeds, inspiring thoughts & positive attitude help you in achieving your goals in life.
Stay Being Your Awesome Self!

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RATINGS-
Overall I would like to rate the book 43 on a scale of 50.
4 stars out of 5
Originality of the plot and sub plots- 8/10
Net emotions in the story- 9/10
Usage of words and phrases-9/10
The title, cover and the illustration-9/10
The net impact on the readers- 8/10

Reviewed by-
Sayan Basak
Kolkata

BOOK REVIEW OF- The Highway Mafia

BOOK REVIEW OF- The Highway Mafia

By Suchitra S Rao

Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: Notion Press, Inc.; 1 edition (3 November 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1946869406
ISBN-13: 978-1946869401

THE PLOT IN BRIEF-
“They are here and will probably reach your location in another 10 minutes,” answered a shaky voice on the phone.
“Good! Good! Keep track of them and don’t lose sight of them. See you in a bit,” replied Arjun. As soon he disconnected the call, his stern gaze broke into a devilish grin as he announced to his accomplices, “The hunt begins.”
Based on real events, The Highway Mafia is a political-crime fiction book that shows the transformation of a young businessman, who has an unexpected encounter with one of the most dreaded mafia groups in the country.
Find out what happens, when a secular youngster decides to choose the path of progressive activism to fight a multibillion-dollar worth organized crime of cattle trafficking that rely on political clout and black money to smuggle cattle.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK-
RATINGS-
I really loved the way the author has portrayed the plot synchronise with the current scenario of politics and crime. It’s funny, but certain faces seem to go in and out of style. You look at old photographs and everybody has a certain look to them, almost as if they’re related. Look at pictures from ten years later and you can see that there’s a new kind of face starting to predominate, and that the old faces are fading away and vanishing, never to be seen again.
Apart from the main stream crime and thrill, the story gives us several perspectives on life. If everybody in the world despises you and hates you, sees your features as ugly and simian, makes jokes about your ways of talking, calls you stupid and beneath contempt; if you have no history, no heroes, and no future where a hero might lead, then you might begin to hate yourself. Then one hot summer’s night you just erupt and go burning and shooting and nobody seems to know why. It was the members of the public who didn’t seem to care what was happening on the streets around them, who hurried on by when they saw crimes being committed, too cowardly to intervene. Sometimes it seemed like the ‘them’ was everyone, and the ‘us’ was simply me, a lone copper engaged in a one-man battle against the injustices of the world.
The book rediscovers the truth that sets you free: you are who you commit yourself to being, you have what you commit yourself to having, you live as you commit yourself to living.
Do read a different perspective of crime only at https://www.amazon.in/Highway-Mafia-Suchitra-S-Rao/dp/1946869406/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547827700&sr=8-1&keywords=the+highway+mafia
Overall I would like to rate the book 41 on a scale of 50.
4 stars out of 5
Originality of the plot and sub plots- 8/10
Net emotions in the story- 9/10
Usage of words and phrases-8/10
The title, cover and the illustration-8/10
The net impact on the readers- 810

Reviewed by-
Sayan Basak
Kolkata

BOOK REVIEW OF- Catch Me If You Can

BOOK REVIEW OF- Catch Me If You Can

By Rafaa Dalvi
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 2150 KB
Print Length: 18 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
Language: English
ASIN: B07KKGS2M2

THE PLOT IN BRIEF-
What happens when the world’s best detective realizes that his prodigy has become a wanted global con artist? Prepare for a wild cat-and-mouse chase around the world.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK-
A sweet and a short comedy that circumscribes a detective plotted on the backdrop of a cat and mouse chasse sums up the entire eighteen pages of the book. The life of every individual, viewed as a whole and in general, and when only its most significant features are emphasized, is really a tragedy; but gone through in detail it has the character of a comedy. Whatever your passion is, keep doing it. Don’t waste time chasing after success or comparing yourself to others. Every flower blooms at a different pace. Excel at doing what your passion is and only focus on perfecting it. Eventually people will see what you are great at doing, and if you are truly great, success will come chasing after you.
A light read with a smiling message. Do read the book from https://www.amazon.in/Catch-Me-If-You-Can-ebook/dp/B07KKGS2M2/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1547826678&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=rafa+dalvi
RATINGS
4 stars out of 5
Originality of the plot and sub plots- 7/10
Net emotions in the story- 8/10
Usage of words and phrases-8.5/10
The title, cover and the illustration-8.5/10
The net impact on the readers- 8/10

Reviewed by-
Sayan Basak
Kolkata