Day 2 : Discovering India Readathon

Day 2 : A book written in any Indian Language (translated or otherwise)

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Nirmala by Premchand is my book for Day 2 #DiscoveringIndiaReadathon. I read this in Hindi my native language.

This book was first published in 1899. This novel revolves around the topic, those were more prominent in those time.

  1. Dowry
  2. Marriage or young girl, with a old man.

This book kept me on feet, and as it was in Hindi . I & my maa both read it turn by turn. My maa is very frequent in reading Hindi, so it helped me to complete this one fast. ❤

~ Full review will be posted in coming week.

^_^ mpsn

Day 1 : Discovering India Readathon

Day 1 : A book set in Pre-independence era

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Midnight’s Children from Salman Rushdie was my first book on Day 1 of #discoveringIndiaReadathon challenge.

The book was first published in 1995 and revolves around a boy named Saleem Sinai who is born among many children on Midnight hour on the precise moment when India got Independence.

This is a slow read, and consisting of 428 pages. I wasn’t able to complete the book on Day1, so this still remains to be read again. Once the readathon is finished, or someday between if I finish another book pretty soon.

~ The review will be posted once the book is completely finished.

Feel free to follow me in this readathon on insta Neha

 

Book Review : Spoilt for Choice

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Book- Spoilt For Choice
Author- Dr. Poornansha Shrivastava
Publisher- HALF BAKED BEANS

Paperback Price – 189/- (Discounted price)
Pages- 210

 

The cover pic, displays what the books is about.
Its love vs passion. Some people go in a tug-of-war between love & passion. There is a couple on top (LOVE), and in reflection there is a boy racing a bike(PASSION). Also looking more closely to cover pic the motor bike traces covers the image.

It’s a love story of Samarth, who fell in love at first sight with Sachi. How they come together, and then goes apart is the story about. Pursing his under graduation study as dentist, he manages to pursue his passion as motorsport racer. Which he developed in his teens while taking part in illegal racing.
A story how Samarth competes among 200 Riders to participate in motorcycle racing that is conducted every season till the final round that leads to one champion.

The story gives us a deep insight of what fails in long distance relationships. Samarth’s relationship with Sachi goes for a toss when he is not able to give the time she needs. And in between she keeps on using Samarth, and goes into relationship with more than one person other than Samarth.

Here is what I loved about Story,
1. The friendship shown between Samarth, and his friends. They are always available in his highs, in his lows.
2. If a person take his passion seriously, he can achieve it.
3. How the author, Poornansh Shrivastava has used casual talks between friends.
4. How the author, has detailed the entry, journey of his motorsport career.

However, there are certain loopholes in story, and grammatical errors.

Author is a Dr. and a Racer, for that I would like to give this 4/5.

Cover: 4/5
Title: 4/5
Blurb: 4/5
Theme: 4/5
Story: 3/5
Characters: 4/5
Overall: 4/5

You can by book at Amazon -> Spoilt For Choice

The book was provided by Half Baked Beans(HBB) in exchange for a genuine review.

This is a semi-autobiographical by the author. This book will definitely be appreciated by motorsports people.

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Book Review:Reminiscences Of A Seeker: Dark Face Of The White World (True Story)

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Book- Reminiscences Of A Seeker: Dark Face Of The White World (True Story)
Author- Kapil Kumar Bhaskar
Publisher- Angel Books Publications

Paperback Prince – 250/- (Discounted price)
Pages- 300

I would not lie, but in started when I reading the book. I got a bit bored, and went to read the blurb that why at the first place I agreed to read it.
But as you reach Chapter 3, the thrill kicks in. I loved what I read after chapter 3. It was nerve racking sometimes, how we say we live in a perfect world. But then their are people like Kapil (author) who goes under this much in life, just to know the meaning of life.

The Tantrics, the Aghoris, I loved how simply but deeply Kapil the author has given information. It is such an engrossing story that it seems you are living each moment that the author has experienced.

The book covers different levels of Spiritual world, like relation between master and the devotee, jealousy of master when his devotee gets more knowledge, innocent people blindly trusting people with all the show offs etc.

One thing I didn’t liked about book is, its said to be a “True Story” then why author have changed name/places of many people. It just gets so much confusion sometimes, I read a name and think myself only. Its changed name. In my opinion, when the author has decided to give his real life experience the name/places should be real life only. Also if not, it should be mentioned in beginning only, that some names will be changed. Reading again n again “changed” was a bit irritating.

There were so many passages I loved, following are few of them

“There is no God, Guruji, and even if He exists, He is completely blind. He exists only for them who keep buttering and pleasing him. He is so blind that he can’t see what these people are doing to me. I have not done any wrong to them, then why they are after my life?”

“Doubts makes a mountain of fear and fear gives you nothing. Faith dissolves all mountains and gives you appropriate results. Have faith, my son.”

“Most of the time our inner voice tries to guide us to the ‘Truth’ but we, out of our own vested interests, wish to continue living in our own self-created illusions because it suits our purpose or fulfills our needs.

 

Cover: 4/5
Title: 4/5
Blurb: 3/5
Theme: 4/5
Story: 4.5/5
Characters: 4.5/5
Overall: 4/5

You can by book at Amazon -> Reminiscences Of A Seeker

The book was provided by Half Baked Beans(HBB) in exchange for a genuine review.

This books, give a different perspective and dimension to life. If you need a break from all those Romantic/YA fictions, my advice will be read this True Story where Author takes you to a spiritual journey.

Meddle : DP Challenge

Daily Prompt Word : Meddle

Her life was a shore,
thoughts meddled around like stones,
& her mind never kept silent.

Also read what others have to write on this word

https://zaenboca.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/fifteen-minutes-on-the-job/

https://bysarahwhiley.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/the-meddler/

https://manjusmusings.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/nabra/

https://sumyannawrites.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/i-dont-want-to-meddle-in-your-affairs-a-poem/

https://mimispassion.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/who-moved-my-cheese-4-min-read/

https://fluffypool.wordpress.com/2017/06/20/snapdragons-repost/

https://notestowomen.wordpress.com/2017/06/20/the-match-maker-2/

https://etpson.wordpress.com/2017/06/20/intimacy/

 

Buff : DPChallenge

DPChallenge word for today is Buff

Not sure of what the word could mean, I searched up google. Came up with quite a definition. Here is my words on word Buff : that means Polish

The stone in question was rough,
all it needed was a buff.

A precious stone everyone thought,
but I had it enough.

I rubbed it with a cloth,
nothing precious & dropped it in a huff.

Suddenly lights blinded me,
as the stone fell on my stuff.
Something blue came out from my trouser’s cuff.

“Hello, I am Genie” , he said in a gruff.

I left stone in the cave
& ran outside because it was strangely enough.

Well after this, did I wake up from my dream ??

May be, May be not be..

I did look up for the rhyming words, and learned new words & meanings of some words.


Check other entries too  , #pingback’s are appreciated 🙂

https://saigesstories.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/buff/

https://girlwritingcom.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/miss-ordinary/

THIS ONE IS FUNNY THOUGH : http://suziland.net/2017/05/decided-punish-wordpress-today/

https://focalbreeze.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/abundant-advice/

Buffing the Soul

In the buff

https://thehouseofbailey.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/buff/

Wax Poetic

buff

https://simpledimplesite.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/his-buffed-body/

https://danielspragueblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/an-enthusiast/

 

Tick-Tock : Detonate : DPChallenge

After so long I am taking part in DPChallenge.

Word of the day is Detonate

She laid down at her bed,
thoughts of him over her mind.
Pillow beside her,
Sheets wrapped around.

Mad to think,
he would be home soon.
His work was more important
than her passion for love.

Her love was like a time bomb,
ticking every second,
tocking every moment.

All she needed was a detonator,
to stop feeling such a passion
for a man, who doesn’t value her love.

^_^ mpsn


Do check other entries too. #pingback appreciated ^_^

https://thisismysilenceblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/detonate/

https://msethi272.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/stop-looking-for-me/

https://katiemest.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/drowning/

https://inkdropblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/detonate/

https://tylershepard1991.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/word-of-the-day-detonate/

https://simpledimplesite.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/the-alarm-clock/

https://poetrymoment.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/detonate/