Review of The Bhagwada Gita

Author- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

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God talks with Arjuna, The Bhagavad Gita (Volume I & II) ;Royal science of God-realization.The immortal dialogue between soul and Spirit;a new translation and commentary.This is the ultimate book in the field of literature.No book can beat this book.It holds the epitome of being the King of literary.

As the book says, The words of Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the Bhagwada Gita, writes Yogananda,are at once a profound scripture on the science of Yoga,union with God, and a textbook for everyday living.

I’ve read Gita before too but in typical medieval hindi.The difficulty with that was the language is quite difficult to understand.I’m sure the same problem happens with the people of my age too.So ,I preferred this book, as everyone knows Bhagwada Gita teaches infinite lessons and stands as a great supporter in life.

The smooth and compact narration made easy visualization and I was feeling like The Great Lord Krishna is infront of my eyes,infront of me , who has came to make me learn the principles of life.

Bhagwada Gita is the destiny to peace and the best school where Lord Krishna himself teaches you the greatest lessons of life.A spiritual and secular book ,which will definitely holds one’s hand ,when one falls in the devastating turn of life.

The Bhagwada Gita makes me float in the sea of peace to the eternity.This book is -A brain with a heart – a perfect and guiding soul.This is the book, I think everyone should read once in their life.It is indeed a beneficial reading journey.

Rating-5/5

Reviewed by Pooja Kesari

Review of Remember

Author- Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley

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‘Remember’ by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley,second redemption series, grippens my attention as I continue to read it.It is a book which can swing your mood and entertain you throughout the journey.

As the back cover says,Strong-willed Ashley Baxter is trying to forget. She has locked up her heart, convinced that no one – including God – could love her. Four unlikely people -Alzheimer’s patients -find the cracks in Ashley’s heart and slowly help her remember. Then comes the nightmare of September 11, which forever changes the lives of the Baxter family, causing them to remember what is important and leading them to make decisions that are both heartbreaking and hope-filled.

The ambiance created by Baxter Family seems much more familiar after reading Redemption.Where the core theme of ‘Redemption’ is -love a decision.In this book,authors dealt with completely different thing.’Remember’ illustrates that we must value others more than ourselves.I like the way,how authors keep experimenting on different theme and giving prolific messages to its readers along with a flamboyant tale.

Like Redemption,this book also gained my attention from the very beginning.Authors’ writing style is inquistive and matured , which never let you to keep this book down.

Their story seems more real and emotional.Readers dont need to force their mind to picturize the story.The story itself creates magnificient images providing a feather reading.I found myself more involved in this book than Redemption.

Rating- 4.8/5

Reviewed by Shweta Kesari .

Review of Man’s Eternal Quest

Author- Paramhansa Yogananda

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‘Man’s eternal quest: The collected talks and essays by Paramhansa Yogananda is for those who is keen to know the peripherals of life.I wouldnt like to say it a spiritual book, rather I would call it a magical book.The trait it creates,the aura it clutches,magnetized me to it.

As the book cover says-Paramhansa Yogananda’s Collected Talks and Essays present in-depth discussions of the vast range of inspiring and universal truths that have captivated millions in his Autobiography of a Yogi . Readers will find these talks alive with the unique blend of all-embracing wisdom,encouragement,and love for humanity that have made the author one of our era’s most revered and trusted guides to the spiritual life.

For all who have ever sought to understand the enigmas of life, for those who have held within their hearts an uncertain hope about the reality of God, and for seekers who have already turned toward the Supreme in their quest, this anthology
of talks by the author of Autobiography of a Yogi
offers illuminating insights and encouragement. In its pagese, Paramahansa Yogananda explores little-known and rarely explained aspects of such subjects as meditation, life after death, health
and healing, the unlimited powers of the human mind, the equality of man and woman, and the interrelatedness of all life.

In this book,author deals with core phases of life i.e what is life and death?Talks about health and healing,powers of human mind,meditation,giving equal priority to men and women in all the areas.

I felt like author flamboyantly poured out his heart in this book.It is so heartfully written that it touched my heart.This is a kind of book,which leads you to the ultimate path of happiness,peace and provides balanced thought processing to the mind,to understand the various facets of life.An eternal peace is hidden in every of its page.

There is a lot to learn from this book and this is such kind of book one would like to keep in ‘re-read’ list,but never get bored.A book that serves you worthy lessons,relief,pleasure and peace.

Rating-5/5

Review of Dissolve the BOX

Author- Santosh Sharma

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‘Dissolve the BOX’ by Santosh Sharma, is not just a book but it’s a Movement,as the book says.And I’m completely agree with this.This book could be very helpful for one to discard the loopholes and negativity and born up with positive attitude.It tells how to kill the viruses hailing in all of us.

As the cover says,Dissolve the Box (DTB) is a revolutionary movement to identify and drive out the 5 internal villains called LFEAD – Limited understanding of oneself, Fear, Ego, Attachment and Dominant mind. This phenomenon aims at cleaning up and setting free your family, team, organization, society,country and your world, using the following 7 steps:

□ Realise that you‟re not really free
□ Identify the 5 internal villains holding you back
□ Understand how they infect your personal,
professional and social life
□ Appreciate that you can‟t fight, suppress or
ignore but can only dissolve them
□ Learn how to dissolve your barriers or „boxes‟
□ Experience the significant and lasting impact it
has in your life and work
□ Now apply the model to solve personal,
professional, social, economic and political
issues practically
The DTB framework is a simple but life-changing
guide that will empower you to live, grow, lead,
create and act. It takes freedom to the next level, giving you your real freedom back!

Author came up with a very unique and prolific concept.He very well potrays the characters (the villains) residing in all of us.I like the way author deals with LFEAD in a profound wont.

Title is very creative and tactic and so the content of the book.Dissolve the box is the book,which stands out of the box.A mere creative and attractive way to help the readers.

Rating-4.8/5

Reviewed by Shweta Kesari

Review of What would apple do?

Author- Dirk Beckman

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‘What would apple do?’ by Dirk Beckmann is a book sharing inspirational ideas of giant success of Apple.It tells how you can learn from Apple and make money.It says to focus on what’s really important and leave out the rest.Again a diminutive book came to cherish my day.

Being a computer science student,I’m always keen to gain knowledge about new technologies and so the success story of mother of those technologies.As the back cover says- So what’s the secret?What makes Apple the most innovative company on the planet?
The answer-‘Apple does exactly the opposite of what any other company would do.’
I am highly impressed by this answer.Apple is a reputative company overcoming obstacles to create great new things.

The book involves very simple illustration and written in a simple language.The book is divided into two sections.First section illustrates special mindset of apple and its unique way of doing things.Whereas second section illustrates how Apple methods can be applicable to other industries.

It is a efficacious book for those who want to develop their business in digital market and gets success and earn money from their digital industry.

Rating-3.9/5

Reviewed by Shweta Kesari

Review of Redemption

Author- Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley

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‘Redemmption’ by Karen Kingsburry and Gary Smalley creates the aroma and essence of true love.A tale of a selfless and pure love.Through this book, authors try to define love in their own different way and I quite liked it.

The story revolves around Kary Baxter Jacob, who found her husband fall in the love trap of a woman and to continue that relationship his husband asked Kary for divorce.Kary,being a true lover made her mind to keep their relationship alive and love him with the same intensity,even though he cheated on her.The story reflects that love is a decision.It is upto us how we take and carry the word ‘love’.

The ending was good giving a perfect end,as all good stories have – a happy ending.This book weighs love in depth.Everybody has its own perception of love.Through authors’ perspective,they show the image of selfless love regardless of what Kary’s beloved husband has done.

Well,I believe, such stories used to happen in the era of 90’s but not today.Where woman has to love their husband no matter what their deeds are.On a emotional note,this is a beautiful story but on thinking logically,the plot seems repulsive.

Rating-4.2/5

Review of Love is Vodka

Author- Amit Shankar

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‘Love is Vodka’ a shot aint enough,very lovely name with a classy cover.It beguiled my eyes at the very first look itself as it has a girlie coloured cover ‘pink’.

As the blurb goes-‘ If love is all about freedom and honest expression then how can one associate it with loyalty?
Being a love child; Moon, the protagonist is
anything but a conventional teen. With a leading
TV news anchor as her mother, an aspiring
entrepreneur as her boy friend, the word LOVE
baffles her. The whole idea of having one partner
and love being eternal is beyond her comprehension.
Life turns upside down when she falls for the
CEO, who happens to be her mother’s boyfriend
too. Destiny further complicates things by
blessing her with a big time modelling
assignment and she becomes famous and
popular overnight.
A war starts waging between her head & heart
on a lot of issues exposing her to various forms
of love online & offline.
Will she decipher the true meaning of love?
Embark on an exhilarating rendezvous with Moon
and discover love like never before.’

Moon is the protagonist of the story,a teenage girl whose love life dangled with three guys-Ash,her first boyfriend,D(her mother’s boyfriend) and atlast her heart fell for Gautam who didnt give a puff to her. The last line of the book-‘It took me so many shots of vodka to find him-my true love’ justifies with the title and so with the plot.To know what true love is ,she has gone through some downfall relationships and she discovered the definition of true love when she fell for Gautam.I liked how author came up with such an enchanting title and tagline.

Not for a single moment, I thought that it was written by a male writer.The way author has potrayed the character of Moon and the way she acts and feels truely depicts a girl’s nature. Lacy poems are used to festoon the story which are very well articulated and well tuned to the story. Writing style is impressing with a good command over language.

Last 50 pages gave me vibes as if I was reading Chetan Bhagat’s novel dealing with a new issue and crowned with the perfect end where an evil facet of government has been shown and it has to be come to an end.But it didnt end on that note rather it ended on making Moon realize the value of relationships.

This book didnt bore me,not even for a single second.Actually,I was enjoying reading it.Though the plot was simple and nothing new was there but it held my attention till the end.An entertaining read.


Rating-3.8/5

Reviewer: Shweta Kesari

Review of Meet the Strings

Author- Chetan Jaiman

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‘Meet the Strings’,tale of emotions by Chetan Jaiman is a short story anthological book having nine intelligent stories based on different themes and stitched with plethora of emotions.

Inquisitive stories penned with clever imaginations.Almost every story in this book leaves an unhidden or hidden message at the end.The quality writing style when mixed with uprooted imagination gives humourous tales linked with emotions, showing variety of facets.The author has the pace to drive readers towards his writing.

‘A winter night’
is a classic tale mingled with present and past tunes with an emotional end.

‘Tale of her thoughts’ is a heart touching story festooned with an odd facet of life pouring out a lady’s heart.

Postmeridian: Part 1 and Part 2 is my favourite story among all.I was glued to it till the end to unfold the mystery it holds.Highly imaginative story and suspense is very well created giving an unexpected end.

‘Stories about Borders’
is a flamboyant love story of two couples mingled in a gracious way.

‘The Guilt’ is a tale of Vivek’s regret and guilt of what he did in his unconscious state.The theme was good and the way author potrayed it is likeable.

‘Cybin Demise’
is a simpatico tale of an old lady Belusha Smith of experiencing death when it was not actually at the doorsteps.

‘Love behind Shadow’ is a story of Pooja drawned with suspense of her tragic life.Author is very good in creating suspense to let his readers glued to his stories.

‘An hour of truth’ is a compact story of a prostitute delivering the message of ‘self esteem’.

I wish few more stories would be there in the book to enthral my heart.


Rating-3.97/5

Reviewer- Shweta Kesari

Review of Deluges

Author- Varsha Singh

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Her debut poetry book ‘Deluges’ is a mash up of variety of emotions plunged to a single soul.It is a collection of 60 poetries where every poetry holds its own aura dipped in its own essence.It merely took half an hour to read this book but it wooed me with dozen of emotions.

Varsha Singh uses to describe her feelings,emotions and imaginations in very simple words.The short ultra meaningful lines makes her poem round around my mind.Plethora of emotions dwell in her poems in very few words.Her poems are short and tactic. Author holds the dynamism to pour out her heart in the aroma of words.Looking ahead to read more of her.

Rating- 4.5/5

Reviewer- Shweta Kesari

Review of The lost Journal

Author- June Thomas

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Sherlock Holmes, ‘The secret Journals’ by June Thomas holds seven different stories of mystery and suspense which were unpublished on accounts of adventures.So,the name follows ‘The secret Journals’.

All the seven stories are stitched with suspense,mystery,well potrayed characters,feather reading where some are splendidly written and some counted in the list of good mystery tales.Asusual,the hero Sherlock Holmes works very elegantly and humorously throughout the case solving time to solve the cases uniquely and in his own aesthetic way.

At some places, I felt the charm of Arthur Conan Doyle created in his sherlock Holmes series is missing.His books are really classy and he is the King of Sherlock Holmes series.Though June Thomas has also given a good try and I wish to read further books from her which are more dipped in suspense.

If you are really a fan of Sherlock Holmes and mystery flavoured story then you will enjoy reading this book.

Rating- 3.9/5