Interview of Author Vipin Behari Goyal

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Which is more splendid according to you- A night in heaven or a night with your favourite book?

A night in heaven, of course. I want to know if it is same or different from my imagination. Then I would love to write a book “A night in heaven”.

How literature is changing its way nowadays?
The positive change has come by technology. Book reading gadgets and e-publishing has influenced the life of new breed of writers and readers. The negative change is depth in writing has reduced. Either the readers prefer to read light work or the writers are not taking up their profession seriously.

Which book you have completed in the shortest span?
Apsara. I wrote the whole book in trance, and flow of thoughts was so rapid that sometimes it was difficult for me to keep pace.

When had you started writing your debut book and how long it took to complete?
I had been writing poems, articles and stories since school days. My first book about Pushkar was published 18 years back. I wrote my debut novel “Tall man small shadow” in 2012 and it took about six months to finish it.

Focus on the incident of your life which turned you into a writer?
In my school when I was selected as Student Editor for School magazine.

Share your literary experience with us. I have enjoyed my journey so far. My publishers and reviewers are amazing. So far my three novels have been published by traditional publishers and I have self published two novels as eBooks. I find both the arenas are equally exciting. I see a great future in epublishing.

Define in your words
Books- Windows
Life- Ferris wheel
Characters- immortals
Dream- Suppressed desires
Authors- scuba divers for pearls.

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Interview of Author Shreyan Laha

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Your debut book “The Adventures Beyond Existence” is a paranormal romance. What would be your next book about?
A horror fiction. I have already prepared a rough draft and it is expected to be completed by early July.

When did you start writing ‘The Adventures Beyond Existence?
I started writing when I was in my school days – In January 2010 to be precise. However, I lacked courage and submitted it for the course of publishing almost three and a half years later!

If not literature then what?
Probably stick to a prototype course of study and get a decent job, world tour, football, insect photography – Everything which a lad of my age loves or wants to do!

Life is a ____ without books.

Joke. Life is a joke without books.

According to you, who is the king of literary world and why?
Very tough question. I prefer writing horror/paranormal romance and novels which people of every age group can read so obviously it has to be either of the two – R.L. Stine or Eoin Colfer. (Note: You didn’t mention queen so JK Rowling isn’t there) My sincere apologies are with almost a score of authors whom I didn’t mention.

Heaven or library. What would you choose and why?
Heaven. I would go to heaven and ask God to lend me enough money to own all the libraries!

At what age have you started writing?
I learnt writing ABCD when I was 11 months; short stories – when I was 11 years old and novels – when I was in class 11. And yes, my name has 11 letters! Coincidence?

When and how did the idea of writing a novel strike your mind?
Pattern of dreams! When I started to maintain diary, I didn’t write about my daily affairs in school, tution or day to day life. Instead, whenever I had a dream, I used to wake up and scribble it in my diary. One day, I decided to go through all the dreams I’d jotted down. Next, I eliminated the useless ones and set the interesting ones in order of sequence for eg. Which happening could follow the earlier event and which would provide me with a twist of plot and so on! Obviously I didn’t remember my dream everyday so before sleeping, I used to go for a nightwalk and roam around in isolated places like… a nearby underconstruction building – and when I reached the top floor, I used to imagine: Okay how can someone scare me? What can a ghost or spirit to do push me off this flat and so on! This is how I created my ‘paranormal romance’ The Adventures Beyond Existence!

What is happiness for you?
It means everything to everybody! Whatever we do, we do it for immediate or long term happiness! Same goes for me, like other living creatures. However, for me its spreading a smile on parents’ faces, love of siblings or most importantly, when a reader loves and reviews my book!

Interviewed by Shweta Kesari

Interview of Poetess Varsha Singh

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When you were done with 60 poems what was the first thing that stricken your mind?

I wrote my first poem on 4th January 2012, and the 60th poem was written on 10th January 2014. It was a journey of around 2 years. The moment I ended up with my 60th poem, I sensed, that these poems have changed me to a greater extent. In fact, they have shaped me as much as I have shaped them. After this, I wanted to begin with something fresh in my writing, hence decided to make a compilation of the poems, who made me capable of thinking and witnessing the minute instances of life which mostly remains untouched or ignored in the rush of our daily lives.

What is the soul of poetry?

You are asking about the soul of poetry ! I find, that poetry in itself is a soul, a soul which resides within each of us, until we notice it, being serene and thoughtful; keeping our eyes open from within and out.

Who is your poetry guru?

I love reading poems a lot, but frankly speaking, I never had any specific guru for poetry, neither I tried following any poet. In fact, my Gurudev (my Mentor) is such person, who believes in multidimensional growth; hence he desired making me a complete human being and a good scholar, rather than only a poet. It is to him, whom I have dedicated my debut collection of poems Deluges.

What can poetry drags you to do?

Thanks for that question. I would like to mention Charles Bukowski here, who was a German born American poet. He beautifully said “Poetry is what happens when nothing else can.” I too feel the same. Most of the time, poetry drags me to write another one, and yet another again and again. Whenever I begin conversing with it, it drags me to live with it forever!

Share your experience of your first poetry book- the ups and downs?

The experience was very unique. I began writing, just for the sake of gaining some pleasure in between the pressure of my research. But later on, it took such a pace which was surprising for me as well. During the same time, I kept working on translations too which has been my passion since long. The moment I had 50 poems in my hands ready for publication, I contacted Sri Sudarshan Kcherry, the Managing Director of Authorspress. I was asked to send a proposal and a sample of my manuscript, after which I received an instant reply regarding the acceptance of my project. The poems of my first collection are very intimate to me, as they says a lot about my growth as a person. Hence, with the utmost support and faith of my publisher, I decided to give my book the form of a diary. The poems were arranged with the exact dates on which they were written, chronologically. The fonts were kept in calligraphy to give the feel of a handwritten work. In this way, a personal diary was finally and successfully made public on 29th March 2014. After the release of this book, there was a sense of detachment in me regarding the book. The reason was simple; the poems were no more mine, it now belonged to the readers.

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Sum up your life in the form of poetry?

Sure. This is the poem which I wrote to celebrate my book Deluges.

Song of Joy

The mystery of
a kid’s keen
eyes glowing
with golden glories
walking through
the arms of mother
nature pulsating vivid stories
far away
from the masked muffled memories
fashioning the world
through self discovery
Singing the tunes of innocence
rhyming with poise and elegance
Running through uneven land falling . . .
only to stand
Delightful dreams
don’t suffice
if they come at night
for blissful joy
of such eyes dreams
bring joy
if they come with the day’s light !

© Varsha Singh

Thanks for such a refreshing conversation. It was a pleasure talking to you. Wishing you a bright future.

Interviewed by Shweta Kesari

Interview of Author Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo

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Which book you had read first and what impact did it make on you?

I can’t remember vividly the first book I have read since
I was young since there are plenty of them but one book that I have read when I entered adulthood was “The Road Less Traveled” by M.Scott Peck. It dealt mainly on life, it’s complexities and how people’s behaviours affect their relationships with other people. The book made me realize many valuable things in life and the explanations as to why we behave in certain circumstances.It is a psychology book so it generally focused on human behavior that helped me deal with my own perception of life and love.

If you ever get a chance to have a ride on heaven or to become the owner of world’s biggest library, what would you choose and why?

I would choose a ride to heaven definitely. Maybe I can get to see my late Dad there and have a chat with him, tell things that I wasn’t able to tell him while he was still alive on earth. A trip to heaven is far greater than having the world’s biggest library.

Who according to you is the King of modern poetry and why?

I love the works of Emily Dickinson so I may say she is the Queen of modern poetry for me. Her pieces are unconventional, expresses her pent-up emotions living a solitary life within the confines of her own room. She has her own unique poetic style and is considered as one of the major english-language poets of the modernist movement.

At what age you had written your first poem and how did it comes to you?

My poetic inclination began during my grade school days at the tender age of 10. It all seemed so natural when it first dawned on me that I can compose simple poems that time. I simply wrote down my thoughts in a notebook, at first they were just simple rhyming verses which eventually lead to free flowing verses or free style. Ever since I was young, writing has been my passion and I did believe that I was destined to be a wordsmith.

Any particular place or time you think is suitable for you to give wings to your thoughts?

There is no definite time of the day or night when my creativity freely flows and gains a life on its own. If I got enough inspiration to compose poetry, it doesn’t matter if it’s at early dawn or at the wee hours of the night. I can even write an article amidst a noisy mall full of people so there’s no particular place wherein I can readily write something though most of the time, I write in my own sanctuary- my room.

Is there any common/unique thing in your collection that you think can attract readers?

My constant readers always tell me that they can relate very well with my pieces since they can see themselves in the “characters” of my poems and like what I often answer in other feature interviews about me, James Joyce style of “stream of consciousness” is one of my influences but I do have my own writer’s style. I refrain from using highfalutin terms so as not to deliver a very complicated piece for I want my readers to readily understand and appreciate my works. To be able to touch their lives in my own little way through my writings, that is my ultimate goal as a writer/poet.

What would be your next venture?

I always ask myself if I do can write a novel though it will take some time to finish such kind of book. If time and destiny permits, I would love to write a sci-fi novel for I want my book to be not just an ordinary one. I want the book to be mystical, magical but can leave a lasting impression and can even transform the lives of my readers. Perhaps, a horror novel also for I have always adored The Master of Terror, Stephen King’s masterpieces. The only difference is that King can write superb, horror pieces for he gains inspiration from his own fear or terror of ghosts and other creatures of the night. He can’t even sleep without the lights on. In my case, I am not afraid of dark creatures and I can sleep with the lights off.

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Review of ‘The Greatest Salesman in the World’ by Og Mandino

The title says it all for this book- ‘The greatest salesman in the world’. Undoubtedly, the one who reads this book and implements the secrets held in the 10 scrolls would be a great salesman. But also anyone who would implement them would transform to be the greatest one in his/her field for sure.

The 10 secrets hidden in scrolls were-

1) Any act, with practice, becomes easy.

2) Let love be the weapon to open hearts.
3) Persistance breeds success.

4) Acknowledge your uniqueness.

5) Live each day as if it were your last.

6) Master your emotions and live with
humility.

7) Laugh often (Happiness is the wine that sharpens
the taste of the meal)

8) Compound your goals.

9) Take Action.

10) Call on the Lord to guide you.

This book is somehow reflecting the author’s life;how he knelt down in his life and how he grew up and became a successful writer.

The author could directly reveal the secrets of being great but he revealed along with a beautiful story which keeps the interest in reading alive throughout.

A short story equipped with great thoughts;a promising book and highly recommended.

Rating- 5/5

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Interview of Author Gabriel Hemingway

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1. What do you like to do most-writing or reading?

Hard to say. I depends what I am up to. I try to do both read and write everyday, not always successfully.

2. Is there plan to write any book apart from thriller?

I’ve only completed three novels. They happened to be suspense stories, thrillers, but not the traditional type. Suspense stories demand a focused narrative and I enjoy the work it. Maybe one day a different kind of story might come up. For now, though, I have new ideas for more suspense and thrillers with a political side to keep me busy.

3. Which is your favourite thriller book and thriller movie?

There are wonderful books that are suspenseful and thriller-like that are the kind of book I’d like mine to have a similar feel, LIBRA by Don DeLillo, The Feast of The Goat, by Vargas Llosa are very high on my list. I watch a lot of movies, I get a kick of the Jason Bourne films.

4. What draws you in this particular genre?

What draws me to suspense is natural a process, for me. I don’t question what wants to get on the page as much as I mold it, like a sculptor who sees a figure inside at a block of stone. I chip away until it becomes clearer to me and I can narrate it simply.

5. How was your writing experiencing with your first book?

My experience with my first book was one of discovery. It came out of a short story that a group of my friends read and said I had to turn into a novel. I wrote it for them, in a way. They read the first draft in weekly installments. I was strict with the dealines, a chapter a week. The book ended up including maybe 60% of that original draft, but the basic plot was there.

6. Books are like what to you?

Books are small miracles. They can teach you about yourself in ways that no other art form can. One learns from books without the sense of being taught. Books have the magic of making one feel to be the discoverer, to forget someone wrote it, what one experiences during the reading becomes personal.

Interviewed by Shweta Kesari

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Interview of Author Isabella Rae

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  1. What difference does literature make in your life?

Literature has been a huge part of my life ever since I was a kid. My mom used to read me Stephen King and I loved getting lost in the worlds he created. When I’m lost, or having a bad day, I love to grab a book and enter it’s world. Literature keeps me sane and grounded.

  1. Your life would be what without literature?

My life without literature would be simply boring.

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  1. What attracts you more poetry or novel and why ?

Novel, I love a good poem, but poetry is just a brief break from life, where as with a novel you can become totally immersed in another world, you use your imagination and make new friends with each book you read.

  1. If you get a chance to transform your world into anything, what would be your decision?

Honestly, I don’t think I’d transform my world. As crazy and stressful as it is, I get to do what I love, and I have beautiful children. I like my world the way it is!

  1. Books are like what to you?

Therapy. They make me laugh, and cry, and some even make me angry. Books allow me to feel all of these emotions without directing them at someone in my real life.

  1. Who is the God of literature according to you?

Honestly, to me, there is no such person. There are a lot of amazing writers out there, but give one of them that title would be down playing the talents of the others.

  1. Tell me about your next project?

I am working on Broken Aria. This is the first book in my brand new Broken Series, but all the books will be able to read as a stand alone novel. Aria has been through a lot, she’s experienced tragedy and betrayal before her 21st birthday and she’s having to pick up the pieces. We’ll watch as she struggles with her pain, and learning to live after everything that’s happened to her.

Interviewed by Shweta Kesari

Karma Kurry by Jeroninio Almeida and Jyoti Nanda

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Karma kurry is a short anthological story for mind, body, heart and soul. All these stories will make your mind to ponder about the realities of life, order an action to your body, and pump up life to your heart. It will show you the images of well being…

This book deals with almost every phase of life.
It not just contains 26 different stories but 26 soulful, spirited tales that are as effective as medicines to one’s life.
It will push your arms to bring a change and let you work differentely as many qualified and unqualified people did to initiate a change in the life of those in need.

It has the captivating stories of the real heroes of the world.We admire actors or people in a particular fields,but often forget to admire the people who practise the highest morals of humanity.This book holds the admiration stories of such people.

This book contains the inspiring stories of Gul Panag,Geeta Chandran,Anita Pratap,Chewang Norphel and many others whom we know only by their professions but not by their personality.

My favourite quote from the book-

‘Life isnt about its share of hardships and challenges’

Rating-4.6/5

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Rise of the SUN PRINCE by Shubha Villas

In today’s fast pacing life, where people are engrossed in technology for hours, very few people get time to rejoice the juice of spirituality.This book is perfect to gain the knowledge of spirituality and to know about epic tales.

Though many movies and t.v. serials have been made on the same story, but this book has the spell to keep you absorbed in it, through the beautiful way of potraying the story. I got to know many things from this book, I didnt knew before.

The Rise of the Sun Prince is the part one (Bala Kanda) of the great Indian epic Ramayana as written by the sage Valmiki blended with a few anecdotes and enriched with excerpts from the Kamba Ramayana.

This book is a masterpiece, giving its reader a pace of understanding of the great epic ‘RAMAYANA’.

The author Shubha Vilas has unfolded the mysteries of the epic in the form of interesting stories with elaboration. His notes at the bottom of the pages are an added advantage for the readers who fall in the state of bewilderment.

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Rating-4.7/5

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Interview of Alva Fleming

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1. What role do books play in your life?

As a child and teen I read. I always had my nose in a book. Now occasionally I pick up a book but for the most part I read e-books but not exclusively. I like old books with yellowed pages. I like the look, feel and smell. Who knows where and when an old book has travelled or who has turned the pages. Reading does play a roll in my life for much inspiration can be found, sometimes in a word, paragraph, chapter or the entire body.

2. What is your motive while you work on any literary project?

I write to inspire readers to think for themselves, to draw their minds away from the standard programming of society. I write in hopes of sparking fires for humanity to realize we are all one species regardless of gender, race, religion. We will either figure this out and save our species and our planet or we, and I generalize, will not and shall perish as a species. There are two paths, they parallel and intersect but we choose which path we are on. More people need to wake up to this and choose for themselves rather than leaving the decisions to large corporations and elected officials. We must become more conscientious of our decisions, small choices made by the masses can ripple out and affect everything. We decide what stays and what goes in retail stores for example, if we do not buy an item it goes away and there are many items which need to go away. We are taught from a young age to want, corporations would turn our wants to needs, try to make us believe through advertising that we can not live without many of their products, I hope to wake people to this manipulation. To sum it up I guess I write to try to wake people to what is going on in the world, to free their

3. Who according to you is the King of poetry and why?

I do not wish to sound egotistical but I am. I write much raw and little do I refine, sometimes it is without rhyme but has a flow. It is part of my very being. There are many who have influenced me but everything I write is fresh to me, so as I write and fine tune reading as well and if I can not find something that I want to read I can always write.

4. How would be your life without literature?

I would just be a gear in the machine.

5. Is there anything which is more lovable to you than books?

My family, a few close friends and hope for humanity to get over the need for financial gain via the oppression and destruction of others and the Earth.

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“Who will cry when you die” by Robin Sharma

Review by Shweta Kesari

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‘Who will cry? When you die’ by international bestseller author Robin Sharma

The punchline of the book "When you were born, you cried while the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world cries while your rejoice" is taken from an ancient Sanskrit saying. This book comprises of 101 vital mantras to prove the punchline truely accepted in your life.

Through this book I got to know how books play an important part in an author's life. Same way he is feeding his readers through this book.

It kept me holding through out the reading journey. No part is stretched more and very precisely 101 mantras are written.

In each of the parts, I found one thing common – quotes from the world's great thinkers. The author had used all the quotes very well in the appropriate place.

It might be possible that a few of those mantras had already occupied a room in your life but the rest of them are worth to dwell in life.

I think, anyone who could grasp atleast 20% from this book and formulate them in their life can add much more to their life.

An eloquent book, easy grasping, use of simple words and articulation is perfect.

Rating-5/5

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Interview of poetess Kristen Scott

Interview of poetess Kristen Scott
Interviewed by Shweta Kesari

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1. What crucial role does literature plays in your life?

Literature plays a very crucial role in my life, both
as my art form and as my guru.When I am feeling pressure from work, or other life stresses, I reach for poetry or a good novel. At times, I feel a need to escape and will unwind into the arms of the Sufi’s, the ghazal, or qasida.

2. What is poetry to you?

Poetry for me is the essence of all things– not
necessarily living things. It is used to express the deepest parts of the human soul and spirit. It is the seed of human expression. It is funny, I had someone ask me once upon a time, how I saw the world. I pointed to a nearby Oak Tree, and asked them what they saw— a tree, they answered. I replied, that I saw the sap inside the tree, moving through the trunk;the water feeding the finger of roots and moving into the leaves; the life that calls that tree home and all of the sunshine that warms their backs and young. Poetry sees beyond the normal world.

3. If not poetry than what and why?

If not poetry, then stage acting. Ihave always had a deep appreciation for stage actors. I would have to do something for a creative outlet. Not many people know, but when I was 17 I went to seminary. I was Chaplain of the university and went on to do a few sermons at my church in Colorado– a little theater if you will!

4. What is the thing which provoked you to come in literature field?

I have always loved writing, even as a child I would write plays and invent stories for myself and my brothers. I dreamed that I was Scheherazade in Alf Leila wa Leila (One Thousand and One Arabian Nights) and knew that I wanted to be a writer at that early age.

5. According to you, who is the King of poetry?

For me the king of poetry is Federico Garcia Lorca.
There is no one that has his dimension and versatility as a writer. I am drawn to Middle Eastern writers and Middle Eastern forms of poetry (and novels). Even though Lorca is Spanish, he portrays these themes beautifully in his work, as he was heavily influenced by the Arabic Moors in Andalusia. His Diván del Tamarit is an homage to the Arabic influence, and is one of my favorite collections of poetry.

6.Tell me about your next project and what are your expectations from it?

My next project is a large collection of poetry titled OPIATE from Garden Oak Press. I am looking for a mid-April release. I am excited about this collection as it further addresses themes of love, loss, longing–human desires. Ialso touch a bit on fairy tales and add a modern twist, as well as a Geysha sequence. I live in Türkiye, and so Türkish culture will always show itself strong in my work. At times, I write in a voice that I do not recognize– a edgy, raw, masculine voice; you will find more poems in this type of vein in my new collection.

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‘Seeds of Success’ by Jack Myrick

Review by Shweta Kesari

‘Seeds of Success’ by Jack Myrick is a book which would take less from you and serves you more. A complete balanced story with lot more to learn.

The protagonist of the story Sam after losing his mother and sister falls into the pit of despair. He was living with his grandmother. His despaired life plunged into depression when the buisness had gotten very tough in Natchez. From his co-worker he got to know of being laid off from the job. This gave him a push in the pit of depression.

With the help of colonel uncle, who taught him the five seeds of success, he became the apple of his boss’s eyes by perfectly sowing those seeds of success in his life. The five seeds of success this book comprises of are-

  1. Excel first, reap later
  2. Treat others as you wish to be treated.
  3. Work with a sense of urgency.
  4. Be the solution, not the problem.
  5. Never say “It’s not my job.”

The examples quoted by the colonel were powerful and the way writer has potrayed each character in few words is more than appreciable. If everyone has someone like Sam’s colonel uncle in their life, no one would feel down and rise up easily even he/she has been once fall down in the pit of depression.

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Beautiful tale of Sam presented in a very descent way. The essence of love added more charm to the story. A book worth to read and highly recommended.
Most beautiful lines from the book- Life is all about people, and people are the real joy in life. Things were created to be use and people were created to be loved. But all too often we love things and use people.

Rating-5/5

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Interview of Rabjot Singh Isher author of ‘A Journey Back Home’

Interviewed by Shweta Kesari

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1. What is literature to you?

Literature can be anything that can add value to my life and understanding. That can make me more compassionate and peaceful and that can bring change in society and in the mindsets of people. So for me literature and value addition are closely linked.

2. When you started writing this book and what are your expectations from it?

I started writing this book in January 2014. My only expectation from the book is that maximum people could read it, absorb it and then implement the valuable insights in their lives to enable them to live a more peaceful life.

3. ‘A Journey Back Home’ is your debut book, while writing it, what hindrances came in between?

There were no specific hindrances as such.

4. Which thing provoked you to write this book?

It is my interest in spirituality and firm belief in the connectedness of all of us that made me to write this book. Further I wrote it to share the message of great masters who may have lived centuries ago but their message is as relevant today as it was during the time they lived.

5. Tell me about your next project?

My next project is about the story of a man whose life changes after a profound experience. It deals with spirituality, selfless service, hatred, greed, jealousy and lust.

Details of his book-
Blurb-Angad is born and brought up in Delhi. The sudden demise of his parents and his break-up with his girlfriend left him shattered and caused a deep hurt on his psyche, and he thus tried to find instant gratification in unethical pleasures like illicit sex, alcohol, etc. Life’s been reduced to nothing more than a time period for pleasure and fun for him until he meets Nayab, a unique girl. The girl provides him valuable insights from her personal experience and takes him on a journey of self-renewal. In the process, she quotes the distinguished masters like Kabeer, Guru Nanak, Buddha, and few others to illustrate the difference between spirituality and superstition. Finding practical relevance of the message shared by her to his own life, Angad slowly and gradually starts bringing changes in his life and in his understanding of everything that exists around him. The insights that Nayab shares with him and that makes all the difference comes from as diverse fields as Psychology, Science, Spirituality and Love.
The title ‘A Journey Back Home’ refers to the journey that Angad makes to his physical home (after greatly disliking it initially) inspired by the real journey that he makes to his spiritual home (heart).

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You can buy his book from here-

http://www.bookadda.com/books/journey-back-home-rabjot-singh-9383416416-9789383416417
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A Tree and a Woman

A tree is a powerful symbol and it appears in many creation stories, such as the World Ash or the Garden of Eden. Religions have revered trees. Buddha was enlightened sitting under a tree. Christmas is celebrated by decorating Christmas trees.

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Its beauty and glory is in the green leaves, flowers and fruits that blossom in its womb, in giving shelter to birds, animals and humans alike. Now a tree is very similar to a woman, performing with ease so many different roles of being a devoted wife, obedient daughter, affectionate mother and a helping friend.

Nurture and care for her, and she will bless with fruits in the form of lovely kids and uniting the families together and her mere presence makes the life of a man much more perfumed and joyful. Celebrating the existence of each and every single beautiful woman.

by Rabjot Singh Isher Author of ‘A Journey Back Home’

‘Wise enough to be foolish’ by Gauri Jayaram

Review by Shweta Kesari

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‘Wise Enough to be Foolish’ is a fictionalized memoir that traces the journey of an Indian girl’s life, with all its challenges and delightful surprises, as she blossoms from an insecure child into a confident young woman.The novel deals with the adventure, laughter and heartache, as she balances her love life with her struggle for independence.

The story itself revolves around Gauri’s transformation, from a tomboy to a brave woman who marries, gets divorced & finally finds ‘magic’! Being the middle child is never easy and Gauri is no exception to this rule. She harvests not just courage but shows enough courage to prove the world wrong.She walks down the memory lane and talks about her childhood, her youth, her school life, college life, and career and about the many problems she faced during her journey of 28 years.She faced the problems head-on and carved out her own destiny. This novel offers you a look into the thinking pattern of girls and how they analyze a situation or a relationship, be it with their parents, with their friends or with their lovers and husbands.

This story of her life experience will surely inspire those women who are in need of moral support to take the correct path in their life. I would definitely say Gauri has been enough honest throughout her roller-coaster ride. The title is very catchy and suitable.

Rating-3.7/5

You can buy it from-

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http://www.amazon.in/gp/aw/d/B00EVJTW6O/ref=redir_mdp_mobile

‘A Kaithali Street Tale’ by Arjun Chandrashekhar

Review by Shweta Kesari

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In Kaithali Street, the days get boisterous for Arjun with the arrival of an American researcher and his son – Mr.John and Julian John. Arjun’s friendship with the Yankee teen develops to tremendous dimensions through unexpected events of adventure and humor. While Julian John enjoys everything around him in the foreign land,with a tourist’s air of frolic.
Events take unexpected turns,separating the teens to the distant corners of the world.However, they are able to keep their friendship strong, despite the distance and time.
Synopsis lucidly depicts the tale.

A Kaithali Street Tale by Arjun Chandrashekhar is a story of two friends Arjun and Julian and their hangout tales in the street. I was back to my school days. I felt like I was reading a detailed chapter of my English course book.

There were characters whose names are in Tamil which often drew misconception and difficult to recognize till the ending. There were also some sentences and words in Tamil but the author has provided its translation too. It has the complete essence of Kaithali street. A novella of 96 pages where you can find a beautiful tale of true friendship.

It is a good book for school students who love to read and wants to increase their vocabulary. As good vocabulary is used by the Author.

Rating-3.5/5

You can buy it from-
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/9382473238
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Review of Chase your dreams by Heena Priya and Atiya Shazi Ahmed

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Review by Shweta Kesari

Chase your dreams is a debut novel by two young authors Heena Priya & Atiya Shaazi Ahmed.

The description is very simple and lucid. The story takes us back to both our school as well as college life. The title of the story is well suited and readers can read it in a single go which makes it an extraordinary read.

It is the story of two besties kashish and samaira, the story of their legendary friendship, the story of their struggles. The story makes you optimistic by showing even if the whole world is against you, there is a true friend beside you.

As written in the book itself, two  best friends are the greatest source of inspiration to each other.  Really, its true in this case. Readers can learn a lot from this book and this is how the purpose of the book as well as the authors would be served.

Rating-3.2/5

You can buy it from –
http://m.snapdeal.com/product/chase-your-dreams/66916114