Review of What would apple do?

Author- Dirk Beckman


‘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.


Reviewed by Shweta Kesari

Review of Redemption

Author- Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley


‘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.


Review of Love is Vodka

Author- Amit Shankar


‘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.


Reviewer: Shweta Kesari

Review of Meet the Strings

Author- Chetan Jaiman


‘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.


Reviewer- Shweta Kesari

Review of Deluges

Author- Varsha Singh


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

Sherlock Holmes Series

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