Sunday, 18 November 2018

Thriller Story : Motor cycle, sports and race help school fight criminals.

There are very few book on the Indian Book shelves which are written for the young adults. And then we complain that the younger generation doesn’t read. Fortunately, Thriller Story : Motor cycle, sports and race help school fight criminals fills that gap.
Harsh, is studying in tenth standard. He is more interested in sports and outdoor activities than studies. One day after a match of soccer he befriends a new boy. His name is Nikhil and friends call him Nickel. At Nickel’s house he meets Tidy. The suspense begins when the security camera in the school gets stolen. The school is bombarded with applications under the Right to Information Act. All the queries pertain to the installation of the camera. Amidst all this Harsh has a brush the local hooligans. Are all these incidents which appear distorted connected. To join the dots you will have to read Thriller Story : Motor cycle, sports and race help school fight criminals.

The author deserves accolades for getting into the psyche of a school going boy. He etches the school going protagonist dexterously. One cannot help but relate the incidents to his/her school days. Such is the writing prowess of the author. The language is simple and lucid and as stated earlier the writing is relatable. For this reason Thriller Story : Motor cycle, sports and race help school fight criminals is worth reading.

Friday, 16 November 2018

Tarikshir - Book Review

Set in the royal Rajasthan Tarikshir is an intriguing murder mystery. Devangarh is a small princely state that is staging a fight against the shrewd British. But then with a twist in the tale the King of Devangarh is found dead. And the young crown prince Rudra Pratap Chauhan is to ascend the throne. But how can the tiny army of Devangarh match the well equipped, well organized army of the Britishers? And then there is a serial killer in the kingdom. As Rudra tries to find out the killers of his father, he stumbles upon a can of worms, that is going to change his life.

Extremely well written Tarikshir is a fast paced thriller. The language is lucid, free of errors and the descriptions are so vivid that at times they are gory. The suspense and the thrill builds up with every page and you are fixed to your seat. The book is a nail biting thriller that will give you an adrenaline rush. If you are lover of thrillers, this is the book that you should lay your hands upon.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

The Alpha Yeti - Book Review

There are some stories that keep you riveted to your seats. The Alpha Yeti is one such book. The story is set in Karya Kunj, which a small village at the foot of a mountain range called Nirmalya. The village is remote and lacks basic facilities. But the worst is still to come. The White Giants who were only a myth by then surface out of the blue. Their presence is felt only through a loud sound. Four mountaineers do encounter the White Giant. Will the White Giant leave them unharmed? Will the White Giant kill the villagers or would it be the other way round? Who is the White Giant and what is the mystery surrounding it? To find answers to all these questions you will have to read The Alpha Yeti.

What I liked the most about the book is its realistic setting. We are oblivious to the fact that there are many villages where there is still no electricity, no potable water and no medical facilities. Such villages exist even today, but we have closed our eyes to it. The book highlights the plight of these villagers. After mooring the story into realistic setting, it unfurls the adventure. The action scenes are very well written and the suspense will give you goosebumps. The Alpha Yeti is a book not to be missed.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

The Invincible Weapon - Book Review

Sowmya Putta make a dashing debut with The Invincible Weapon. This is the story of Abhi, the prince of Vaishali, who is slogging at the ashram of Gavistha. His hard-work is not only to earn knowledge, but also to win the invincible weapon.

The book gave me a nice feel of reading Harry Potter in an Indian gurukul setting. The book transported me to my childhood. There are ample scenes were every person will be able to see his childhood. This speaks volumes about the writing prowess of Sowmya.

The writing is clean, free of any errors. The story is penned in a simple, lucid language. It sucks into the magical charm of its world and you wish to never come out of it. When we complain that our children don’t read, it is time to ponder whether we provide them with stories in the Indian setting, stories which they can relate to. Sowmya’s book fills this void. It is for this reason that The Invincible Weapon is highly recommended.

Monday, 29 October 2018

Man Is A "Thought": Scientific and Theological Journey To Space Of Thoughts - Book Review

Tarun Deep Singh is a gifted author. Writing a book like Man Is A "Thought": Scientific and Theological Journey To Space Of Thoughts is a herculean task. So many scientific theories, understanding them and co-linking them with theological beliefs, is something that has been never tried. But Tarun Deep Singh does it with a panache. With his simple, lucid language he unravels one theory after another. He tries to find out if thoughts, behaviour and existence can be studied within the realms of science. And for this attempt of his, the author deserves accolades.

The book studies interesting aspects of human and artificial intelligence. It tells us why artificial intelligence can never manage to think like humans do. At the same time he tells us what prevents the human mind from reaching the highest levels of intelligence.
According to the author it is a new beginning for mankind, and it reaches at point where he says:
"Man is an oscillation of an image of thought in Real Time Space."

Man Is A "Thought": Scientific and Theological Journey To Space Of Thoughts is disruptive thinking at its best. Much has been written about this topic by westerners. But with an Indian author at the helm, you get to read writing that is not stereotyped and of course a writing that stems from first hand experiences. If you wish to read something new, something fresh this book is a must read for you.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Once Again at the Airport - Book Reviews

As I skimmed through the initial pages of Rishikesh Joshi’s Once Again at the Airport the first emotion that surged through me was of envy. I was jealous. This man got to travel so much in the air that he penned a whole book about it.

Once Again at the Airport is a breezy short read. It is full of anecdotes and true experiences that the author literally had in the air. Rishikesh’s witty observations will leave you in splits. He has a way to discern the light veined humour buried under the din of our mundane lives. So he shows us the potholes in the air.

The book contains nuggets of information for the lesser mortals who don’t get to travel by air as often as that of the author. So we come to know about how flight times have increased in the new millennium instead of getting reduced. We get to know the difference between an itinerary and a ticket. The book offers some practical tips to secure a seat next to the air hostess.

My current mood is to read humour, particular those written by Indian authors. Once Again at the Airport definitely managed to tickle my funny-bone.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

The Heartfulness Way - Book Review

Daaji alias Kamlesh D. Patel is the fourth and current spiritual guide in the Heartfulness tradition. Joshua Pollock is a heartfulness trainer from United States. The Heartfulness Way is a conversation between these two that elucidates various Heartfulness practices.

Heartfulness meditation consists of four elements—relaxation, meditation, cleaning, and prayer—and illuminates the ancient, defining feature of yogic transmission (or pranahuti), the utilization of divine energy for spiritual growth and transformation. Using the method, detailed practices, tips, and practical philosophy offered in this book, you’ll reach new levels of attainment and learn to live a life more deeply connected to the values of the Heartfulness way—with acceptance, humility, compassion, empathy, and love.

I have practiced Heartfulness meditation and can confidently say that this simple practice works like wonders. Unfortunately I cannot say the same about the book. It is boring, offers nothing new. You can easily skip the book and opt for the real experience of Heartfulness meditation directly.