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God & His Girlfriend

God & His Girlfriend

Book Review: God and His Girlfriend

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Blurb:

Have you ever met a pretty girl in a suspicious condition with blood stained hands lying in a hotel room where you are staying in?
Can a love story see its acceptance in the Indian society when the boy is from slums and the girl is born in a rich family?
How many of you have met those girls who were molested by their known ones when they had not even crossed the age of 14? Isn’t forced and unwilling sex after marriage similar to a rape?
Whether the prayers offered in love strong enough to bring back someone’s lost beloved from PoK?
How many of you know a person whose deeds are completely ideal, something which only a God can do?
Whether religion, caste or community should really be a parameter in deciding the hierarchy and dominance of people living in this world?
God and his girl-friend is a mercurial story about two youngsters, from entirely different backgrounds who strive hard against their comfort to live with their passion. A boy from the slums and a girl from a rich lavishing family set out on an embarking journey to touch the moon. This takes them through many tests, eventually tying them up in love, followed by an unforgettable service to the nation as true stalwart patriots.

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The First Look (Source: Priyank Aryan’s Facebook Page)

About the story:

There are only few times when I get to read a book that I can actually relate to. This was one of them. No, I am not a singer or in love with a boy from a different caste or society but I felt like I knew almost every person in the book. I could relate to the society, I could relate to the thinking, I could relate to the feeling of safety, happiness, fear or love. There was just so much in this novel, in this love story, that one would find addicting.

It had passion, it had patriotism and above all, it had love. “All’s well that ends well”… While reading this story…or well, editing it, I actually asked the author ‘Priyank Aryan’ many times if the end is good and he was like, “You will see.” I was angry. The guy had just given me 10 chapters of the book and I knew that at least 10 were still left. With every page, a new hope arose, a new feeling came and with each new chapter, something new happened in the story which was exciting and frightening at the same time. Finally, I received the next 10 chapters and I loved them. They just completed the story. They felt full, nothing was missing.

As an Editor, I enjoyed many things that normal people could not, like getting to read the first draft, the second and final one. While I was reading, the author himself didn’t tell me much about what would happen next in the story but he shared some of his thoughts on Ashfaque and Jessica. Finally, I can just tell you that the story is not just about love, it is about several other things which lay somewhere hidden in our society, like Child molestation, rape, racism, etc. I liked that the author raised many points in this book which normally some authors would be hesitant to write about. I liked that there was suspense throughout the story.

I will completely recommend this novel to you guys, its worth the six hours you would normally give to a movie that has arguably no meaning. This novel is entertaining, emotional and above all, a reflection to some darkest secrets that some of us keep in our souls till death.

Rating: *****

I would give it a five star, not because I edited it, or read it around ten times but because I know that even the eleventh read of this story would be as thrilling as the first one was.

About the author:

Contact him at reachpriyank29@gmail.com and you can also follow him on fb page facebook.com/Priyank.fanpage. His other book “I am dead but my heart beats” is a best seller nationally.

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Next Review:

Next one will be on “Blinks in Blackout” (Loving the Cover) By Dr. Hari Parameshwar.

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Until Next time, “Keep Reading, Keep Dreaming”

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“Invoked”
           (The Hymns of War)

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                        Written By – Karan Bhatia

Blurb – Krishna is a common man, leading a simple and content life with his wife, daughter and parents. A twisted accident leaves the family shattered and exposed to attacks from the netherworld. The attacks are the small, but integral pieces of the bigger picture.

As the family fights back and Krishna struggles to prove himself as the man of the house, the darkest chapters from his past re-open, unleashing a torrent of pain and desolation. Krishna decides to embark on a spiritual journey to save his family.

Does he succeed?

How does his journey affect the impending war?

Invoked is the first book of the Hymns of War series.

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To be read books

– See more at: https://notionpress.com/read/invoked#… 

My Review – Like always let’s start with a quote –

 

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2″

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BOOK REVIEW

Let The Game Begin
                               By – Sandeep Sharma

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Before I start with the review of the book, I will share a quote written by the famous author

              
“The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms.

Blurb —

Two kingdoms, Chaturanga and Sarprakt, separated by a mystic mountain range are at war with each other since ages. Chaturanga, ruled by King Viratha, is soon bestowed with a dynamic heir, and the whole kingdom is drowned in rituals and festivity. On the other side, Sarprakt is executing a cruel conspiracy. King Viratha, crippled by the conspiracy, urges the mysterious man of the mountain to devise a method to recreate the conspiracy and that gave birth to ‘The Game of Chess’.

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My paperback

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Serial killings shock the nation as the police are rendered clueless. The killer leaves behind a trail of chess pieces with a strange message. Random people are murdered. Connoisseurs of different fields – History, Chess and the Security forces – have united as the next intended victim is the most powerful person of the country. How is Chess involved in the whole scenario? How will they find a man who died 4000 years ago? Can a person defy the laws of nature? Does history really repeat itself? Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it

Quote —

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, Choosing Simplicity

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BOOK REVIEW

Point Ten Zeros Six None


(Fables Of Fatal Fate – Book 1)
                     —– Dhiraj Singh

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Blurb
Jeetu and Aashu are hopelessly in love with each other. And they profess to be each other’s soulmates in the next life too. As they embark on a journey of love and life together, they encounter several trying circumstances, which threaten to shake their faith in humanity. Can the power of karma and the strength of their love protect them and help them tide over their troubles? What happens to the people who betray their trust? Will karma catch up with them too? In God’s larger scheme of things, someone unfortunately must pay the price.

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My Review – I will start my review with the author’s own quote 

“Love is a strange word. It’s the only thing in the world that makes life worth living for, dying for and killing for.”

Wow, Bollywood much? Romantic much? Thrilling much?

The best things about this books—

° You cannot leave it anywhere in between (try it, you can’t)

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° The story is gripping from the first line.

° Has action, (Mr.Bhola with his six.three inch frame rocked) and suspense.

° The best female lead, Aashu is someone you can’t help but like. Nothing like those leads who are jealous every second chapter. She cares, trusts and loves Jeetu with all her heart.

° Jeetu, a brilliant character as the protagonist. He is not only head over heels in love with Aashu, he worships the ground she walks upon. I loved his sincerity. Also, the funny moments when he apologised to God for being the way he is.

° The book had an excellent story and even better writer who explained each and every thing in detail whether it was Aashu’s saree or the sun (I am being precise.)

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I loved the book. I have to be honest. I did cry at one moment (I can’t tell when because that will be a spoiler)

The suspense was not predictable so it shocked me. 

Ratings –
Five stars

Worth the time and money.

I loved it!

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” 
― Zelda Fitzgerald

Nishtha Singh

 

BOOK REVIEW

 

COINMAN: An Untold Conspiracy
               —- Pawan Mishra

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  I am speechless. I seriously do not know how to express my feeling towards this book in a single 400+ words review!

The reason is below:

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Blurb
Winner: 2016 eLit Book Award for Literary Fiction (Bronze)
Finalist: 2016 National Indie Excellence Award for Humor

Synopsis 
Coinman, a junior level office worker in India, has a number of eccentricities. The laughingstock of the office, he finds no relief at home; his wife Imli, an obsessed actress, completely vanishes into each role. When tough bully, Hukum, beautiful enchantress, Tulsi, and the office sage, Ratiram, unite the office to conspire against Coinman, they have no inkling of an apocalypse looming inside the office.

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My Review

I am an avid reader. If I get into a book, I just get “into” it. You won’t find me eating food, listening music, singing, dancing or doing other less important works in the middle (of reading). Coinman, a 200+ words book was short and thrilling. I knew that the story was good because of ‘ 2016 eLit Book Award for Literary Fiction (Bronze)’ (people do not just get it for no reason).

Hence, I started the book at 10:30 P.M. and finished by 3:17. The story was interesting, brilliantly written, comical, exciting and above all, original.

Why original? How many fictional books have you read that you can relate to? Have you read something that made you laugh so hard that the person sleeping next to you (in my case – my twin sister) wakes up and slaps you hard on the arm?(ouch! That did hurt but well, I deserved it, my sister did have an exam today)

Kesar, the Coinman, was quite an amazing character. He was incredible with his obsession of coins. His wife, Imli, was an obsessed actress that added fun and laughter to the story. His colleagues, well, I didn’t like them.

Kesar’s story was full of suspense and looked promising unlike the other “suspense” books in the market which define suspense as “killing one of your favourite characters in the end”. I love how the author described the characters, environment and especially loved the plot. The twists and turns were not confusing and made the story even more mirthful!

A man wants too many things before marriage but only peace after it.

Amazing quotes!!!

The author is a genius with writing!

Favourite lines —

“The hope is the best and the worst thing at the same time”

Still hope is a better companion than fear

“Most of a husband’s life is spent in doing research on his wife.” 

I didn’t know that, thankfully I am single. So, no worries of stalkers.

Ratings –
4.5 stars

The story was short, according to me. My friends on GR love it and I love it but I would have preferred a lengthier story. I would still recommend it  because currently it tops the “My favourite (Indian) book of the year”

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I recently finished Game of Thrones Season 6 4th episode. I have already read the books. Waiting for more!

Next review

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Take care!

Nishtha Singh

 

BOOK REVIEW

BOOK REVIEW

Book Review

Received this book not long time back and today I felt like reading it. I decided to complete the book by this week but well, this story had its own thinking and I completed it today itself.

And here is my review,

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BLURB–

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The world seemed not enough for free spirited Renuka, when she married the highly educated Shashank hailing from the mightiest Zamindars of Bengal. However, soon her life turned upside down when a neighbor revealed her of their sinister past.

It’s a mysterious supernatural curse cast on their family almost a century back. Generation by generation, Damini’s enraged curse had passed on, declining their family clan from hundreds to a handful few. Who would be Damini’s next victim? And why innocent lives are at a stake for a crime committed by an ancestor a hundred years back? Renuka would not settle until she finds an answer and in her quest she struggles to eradicate all the evils that come in her way. Would she ever win a battle against an unseen enemy? Would the wrong done to Damini be ever avenged?

Set against the nostalgic era of 1940s, the story narrates the arduous journey of Renuka Pal, the protagonist, from a rash teen age freedom fighter to the seasoned writer of the 21st century India. In this thrilling saga of death, betrayal and power plays the narrative would cover a large chunk of twentieth century history. The passing of time, historical events and the changing country is so well-woven to the story that one would hardly differentiate between fact and fiction. 

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1st Week of March

1st Week of March

BOOK REVIEW

Fluffy and Me

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by Anita Krishan (Goodreads Author)

 4.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  4 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews

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A heartwarming true story of selfless love and boundless devotion that only canines are capable of showering.’Fluffy and Me’ is a journey full of laughter and tears, fun and fear. It is a moving, Sensitive, hilarious and deeply touching story of undying friendship between a young girl and her Lhasa apso, and of their escapades as life glides from childhoood to maturity in the pristine hills and valleys of the Himalayan town of Shimla

Review –

Remember hachiko? The dog story with Richard Gere as the hero , okay the Akita dog was the protagonist.  Remember falling in love with that little four legged specie?

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I do. I remember loving the movie and crying my eyes out throughout the movie.

In this book, you will read a story where in the city Shimla (in 1960), many strange things are happening. The conditions are not good because India is not in peace with Pakistan and vice versa 

There is this little independent girl who wants nothing but a little dog. She gets him and names him fluffy. Fluffy is just like any other normal dog. He loves everyone in the family, hates everyone outside. Fluffy who makes the surroundings safer and pleasant is at first sight my hero. I love imagining him walking with a little girl, protecting her, acting like he is above all.

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Actually, my love for this books ramped up because I have a little hero of my own. He is just like fluffy. The story of fluffy made me happy, content, and a little sad in the end (mostly, because the author made some facts clear, one of them being, you can live for many years, your animal/s can’t)

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The story was about living in the moment, enjoying every part of it especially with a living being who accepts you for who you are. Dogs or any other pet doesn’t care what you look like or how intelligent you are, what matters to them the most is how much time you are spending with him/her.

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I love you!!!

I love the book.
There were some editing problems. The date and year confused me but it didn’t sour the story!

Four.five stars.

Nishtha Singh

 

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Posted by on March 1, 2016 in 2016, 4.5 stars, Comedy, Giveaway, In Paperback

 

12th, 13th feb

12th, 13th feb

The romance day is coming guys!

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JUST LOVE

So, which novel comes to your mind when the genre ‘romance’ is discussed?

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My top favourite romantic reads…

There are just so many books that I have to select from! I have to think twice before naming them. These are the books I read last year and found heartwarming. I hold them close to my heart. They made me laugh, cry, whine, pout, swoon, giggle and sob.

Hope they have the same effect on you.

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Source - The Reading Room

Top Ten names —

– Someone To Watch Over Me – Lisa Kleypas

– Me Before You – Jojo Moyes

– What Price Paradise – Katherine Allred

– Duncan’s Bride – Linda Howard

– The Fault In Our Stars – John Green

– Lover Awakened – J.R.Ward

– The Mason List – S.D.Hendrickson

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“Love hath no bounds,
                     It is incense and proud;
It can not be scathed by people or crowd,
            Love is blind and has no sound”
                                                      – Me

– The Promise of Jenny Jones – Maggie Osbourne

– Fugly – Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

– The Trouble With Tomboys – Linda Kage

– Sweet Lullaby – Lorraine Heath

– The Sweet Gum Tree – Katherine Allred

– Silver Lining – Maggie Osbourne

– Annie’s Song – Catherine Anderson

– The Mating – Nicky Charles

– The Endearment – LaVyrle Spencer

– Hollywood Dirt – Alexandra Torre

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Series — And below are my favourite series under genre ‘Romance.’

Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score; Then to that twenty, add a hundred more.

Robert Herrick, 1648

The Wallflower Series – Lisa Kleypas

– Georgina Kincaid Series – Richelle Mead

– Hush Hush Series – Becca Fitzpatrick

– Wife Lottery Series – Jodi Thomas

– The Hathaways Series – Lisa Kleypas

– Forbidden Men Series – Linda Kage

– The Unwanted Series – Natasha Anders (the first two parts are my favourites)

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And that’s my list. Reviews are in my goodreads account and some are available in my blog.

Happy Valentines Day

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart” 
― Helen Keller

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Nishtha Singh

 

31st January

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Source - The reading room. Not porn

Today, I completed my first month with no gaps in posts. It was difficult but exciting. Sadly, I won’t continue with this in February due to life (wattpad, late reviews, less movies, hardly any studies, etc)

Let’s get back to the reviews

India Reloaded: Inside India’s Resurgent Consumer Market

by Dheeraj Sinha (Goodreads Author)

 3.71  ·   Rating Details  ·  24 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews

My rating – five stars

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Blurb —

Brands and businesses from across the globe have tried to leverage the India opportunity, based upon simplistic and widely-held assumptions. This book takes a critical look at these myths and contradictions from an inside perspective, presenting a fresh and nuanced perspective on the opportunities that the Indian market offers. It draws upon a wealth of data, from consumer research, market data, macroeconomic research, popular culture and case studies, to provide a thorough and compelling insight into what makes for success in the complex Indian market, based upon two decades of experience. 

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My copy

MY REVIEW —

I started this book a week ago. I read the introduction with curiosity. I started with the chapters and read them slowly but steadily.

    This is not some fiction story which will force you to complete it in one sitting. Nope, its completely nonfiction and 99% who read the title know that.

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So what’s this book about?

As the title speaks, “Its about the developing India, the resurgent India.

Let me make one thing very clear, this book is for one —

— Who is a commerce student (guys, this is a must)

— Who is going to appear for a bank interview or Group Discussion (will increase your knowledge)

— Who is not reading the newspaper daily (I am not counting cricket news and entertainment news as news)

— Who wants to start a business (to understand your customer and market)

— Who wants to know about Indian market.

In this age of cut throat competition, the businessmen need to understand the wants of the customer. The author discloses the truth behind the success and failure of things in Indian Market. It is crucial to comprehend the market before taking a risk.

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How even the big brands like Tata failed when they brought Nano or how single handedly brands like Sensodyne and Oral care from GSK accumulated a huge share in just three years, it is all revealed in this book by Dheeraj Sinha.

This book increased my knowledge on various subjects. There maybe some things in this book which you already know about but there are many other important topics which will surprise you.

I thank the author for writing it because it certainly did increase my economic, market and consumer awareness.

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Not too lengthy, not too short.

To The Author – You could have sent me a paperback, I don’t need a hardcopy to review a book. Thank you.

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Nishtha Singh

 
 

28th January

Reviews –

Shatru (Kronickles #1)

by Vadhan

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BLURB —

 4.60  ·   Rating Details  ·  291 Ratings  ·  220Reviews

It’s the end of our days. 
Our reality will be shattered. 
The foundations of the universe are set to be destroyed. 

A demon is unleashed from the underbelly of nature-
To take a father from a son, 
Kill a mother protecting her child, 
Destroy a world to kill one boy, 
Make a lover betray her man.

Even the Gods are powerless. 

Vengeance will rise, 
Worlds will fall, 
Evil will ascend… 
…Shatru will oppose it. 

If he does not, the one person who means the world to him will die..

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MY REVIEW –

Yesterday I started reading this series. Only the the first part is out in the stores now, the rest will come soon (as told by the author)

Nishtha — This story is great…I am on the sixth chapter and I just can’t stop. The first two chapters were kinda less interesting but then the story picked itself up. Is this really the first novel by the author? Because you can’t be that good on your first try. 

Okay..enough said. Going back to Shatru. 
Jan 27, 2016 10:43AM

Today, I finished completing the story.

First of all, its not for children (below 12) due to the language used by the characters.

The story is about Shatru, he has some really awesome powers which will enrapture you. The story at first seemed dull (the first few chapters), it was confusing, divergent and mind boggling. Suddenly, I don’t know when it really happened, maybe in the fourth or fifth chapter, I just got so absorbed in the story that I couldn’t get myself out of it. I could not get up to do the normal chores. I wanted to know where this was heading. Within few chapters, Kris and Shatru became my favourite badass Indian fiction heroes.

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Shatru

There was humour, there was action, there was a story, there was a different world and there was the essence of my country in every chapter..what more could I ask for?

There were villains but so were heroes.

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My copy

There were demigods and there were Asuras.

There was another brilliant fiction novel series!

Five stars

For a first attempt, this work was incredible.

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I couldn't get a better pic with my Samsung S4 in such dull light

I heartily congratulate the author for such a tremendous work.

Keep it up.

Looking forward for the second part.

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Nishtha Singh