Book Review: Fear of God by Vadhan

Book: Fear of God

Author: Vadhan

Publisher: TreeShade Books

Format: Paperback

My Rating: 4/5

Book Review:

Fear of God by the author Bommadevara Sai Chandravadhan who writes under the Pen Name, Vadhan is a great thriller to read. The story involves crime and corruption done by the politicians. So, the Central Bureau of Investigation started looking into the case. CBI wanted to stop more murders. So, an investigation team is formed. An ex-army man and a successful lawyer Abhimanyu Rao came under CBI radar. The story got so gripping from there.

The character of Jagan Jigyasi has really inspired me a lot. Jagan Jigyasi and his Special Crimes Division of the CBI have to do their best to put an end on these killings. There is so much twist in the story. The language of the book is lucid. The mind games FearOfGod plays with the CBI team makes it more interesting. This is a mind blowing story. It is an intense and nail-biting thriller. It involves so much suspense. Read this story to know the suspense yourself.

About the Author:

Bommadevara Sai Chandravadhan writes under the Pen Name, Vadhan, a moniker coined by his folks at home. Vadhan is a prolific reader. He turned to writing a few years ago. His first published book is Shatru, a prequel to his yet unpublished fantasy Series. His second book, Agniputr: When Agni First Spoke, took the reading community by a storm. Hailed as one of the best multi-genre thrillers by leading national newspapers, literary platforms, critics and top-end bloggers. Vadhan is a lawyer by qualification and manages regulatory risk practice in a very large multinational consulting firm.

Book Review: Secrets of the Seers – Book: 1 Veil of Shakti

Book: Secrets of the Seers – Book: 1 Veil of Shakti

Author: Tina Sadhwani

Publisher: Notion Press

Format: Kindle

My Rating: 4.5/5

Book Review:

Secrets of the Seers – Book: 1 Veil of Shakti is a story based on Ancient Indian Mythology. It describes about the rich heritage of ancient India with all its sages and Vedic architecture. An ordinary monk enrolled in the Aryavrats School of Yog i.e. a magical school. Here he has to learn to the divine force which can render him a keeper and master of the ancient powers. But these ancient powers are hidden behind a mysterious veil.

This is a great fiction work that will introduce you to the knowledge of sages, abodes of Shiva and Shakti, path of yog and the soul of Vedas. The story is quote fascinating. The book takes us to the mystical world of seers, monks, ancient scriptures and secrets. The language of the book is easy to understand but it has an enriching vocabulary that makes this a great book to read.

This book is definitely a masterpiece as it will introduce them to ancient Indian Mythology. This is a perfect book to read for the fantasy book lovers. An animation movie should be definitely made on this story.

About the Author:

Tina Sadhwani is a writer on Sanatan Dharm, Hinduism, Indian Philosophy and Vedic Culture. She is a passionate researcher of Eastern Dharma-Schools, Yogic Mysticism, Ancient Indian Mythology and Puranic Fantasy.

She has a Masters degree in Psychology, and has taught Indian and Transpersonal Psychology at Montfort College, Bangalore.

Book Review: 5 Minutes by Vrinda Singh

BOOK: 5 Minutes

Author: Vrinda Singh

Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers

Format: Kindle

My Rating: 4.5/5

BOOK BLURB:

Pooja was a girl, but also the wildest of all animals, and was very precious to her mother. Her mistakes were kept in check by her father, who taught her the tough lessons of life in just 5 minutes. She was born with glitter in her veins, which would attract anyone in 5 minutes. Her innocence was killing, her beauty was enchanting, and her brains were bewitching; still, she was hated and ignored. Digging in the dirt, she got trapped in love with a man 18 years elder to her. Meetings of 5 minutes cost her decades of life. This book is a short journey of the most independent, most adventurous and most responsible girl of the 21st century, struggling with the old beliefs of Indian society and her commitments to be an ideal daughter, an ideal lover, and an ideal friend. It contains the most thrilling and adrenaline pumping narrative based on true events.

BOOK REVIEW:

5 Minutes by the author Vrinda Singh is a short journey of an independent, adventurous and responsible girl. Pooja is a girl who is not only beautiful but has a strong mind. She can make anyone fall in love with her in just few seconds. Coming to her parents, her father is really strict. He keeps on teaching lessons about life to Pooja in 5 minutes. But, her mother adores her a lot. As a concerned mother of a girl, Pooja’s Mom often asks her about the kind of guy she wants as her life partner. But Pooja has some other plans. She fell in love with an elderly guy. This guy is not just 4-5 years elder to Pooja. He is 18 years elder to her.

So, it is definitely tough for Pooja to get her love accepted by her family and this Indian Society who still has old beliefs. Will Pooja be able to convince her parents? Will the Society accept her elderly love? Grab a copy of the book “5 Minutes” and read the story to unveil the suspense yourself.

The language of the book is lucid. So, it was easy to understand. The writing style of the author is much impressive. The flow of the story is great. The cover and the title of the book is well related to the story. I recommend you to buy this book especially if you are a fiction lover. This book has made a strong impact on me. Great book.

The Fragile Thread of Hope by Pankaj Giri

Book: The Fragile Thread of Hope

Author: Pankaj Giri

Publisher: Fingerprint Publishing

Price: Rs 199

Format: Paperback

My Rating: 4/5

Book Blurb:

In the autumn of 2012, destiny wreaks havoc on two unsuspecting people—Soham and Fiona. Although his devastating past involving his brother still haunted him, Soham had established a promising career for himself in Bangalore. After a difficult childhood, Fiona’s fortunes had finally taken a turn for the better. She had married her beloved and her life was as perfect as she had ever imagined it to be. But when tragedy strikes them yet again, their fundamentally fragile lives threaten to fall apart. Can Fiona and Soham overcome their grief? Will the overwhelming pain destroy their lives? Seasoned with the flavors of exotic Nepalese traditions and set in the picturesque Indian Hill station, Gangtok, the fragile thread of hope explores the themes of spirituality, faith, alcoholism, love and guilt while navigating the complex maze of family relationships. Inspirational and heart-wrenchingly intimate, it urges you to wonder—does hope stand a chance in this travesty called life?

Book Review:

The Fragile Thread of Hope” by Pankaj Giri is a fiction book. The protagonist of the story is Soham and Fiona. This story revolves around the family and love life of both these characters. Although Soham and Fiona are poles apart from each other but their makes them feel connected to each other. Soham is an engineer working in Bangalore whereas Fiona is a school teacher. Both of them had lost the purpose of their life. Would Soham and Fiona overcome their grief?

The book strongly gives the message “What is lost will never come back”. The story is slow paced. The characters have been developed very well. The language of the story is lucid. The title and cover page if the book is very attractive. The way author has described Nepalese traditions and the beauty of Indian Hill Station Gangtok is appreciated. The description of family relationships in the story has won my heart totally. I would like to recommend this book to my fellow readers.

Till We Meet Again by Shibaji Bose

BOOK BLURB:

Aryan is a young man with an extra-ordinary zeal to discover himself. His tryst with destiny begins when his father becomes the victim of political violence. He is suddenly the man of the house. In trying to bring together his breaking family, and win back their family home, he experiences life through encounters with some incredible women. Rhea helps inculcate a sense of purpose in his life. Kavya is vivacious, Flirty and sensuous, who makes him bolder. Priya teaches him lessons none else could have, and Ahana is an innocent poet at heart, who makes him shed the garb of the hermit. Till we meet again is a story of a sleepy neighbourhood, which transforms into a modern-day ghetto of gated communities, riding the real estate juggernaut. A story of resilience and determination, it’s a heady cocktail of familial bonds, hope, deceit, vengeance and love.

Book Review:

This is a story of a young and ordinary man Aryan. Aryan was unlike his siblings who were ambitious and know what they want to do in their career. He was the eldest of the three siblings. His younger brother Rohan was wiser than him. His sister Rhea who is the youngest of the three siblings was quite like their mother. Her reception and opinion both matches with her mother very well. Aryan went to the career fair with his younger brother Rohan and finally decided and announced to his family that he wanted to be a hair stylist.

His sister Rhea supported him by saying “Not a bad idea as a starter!” He met Priya, his counsellor for the course. Priya taught him lessons that nobody else could have. On his way to discover himself, he met Kavya and Ahana also. All these women were incredible and helped Aryan a lot. I totally agree with Shibaji when he says that “Ordinary People Have Extra-ordinary Stories”. Read this book yourself to know what the author means by this.

The language of the book is easy to understand. I could relate myself to Aryan as I was also not sure about my career initially. This is a must read book for today’s youth who have strong determination to pursue something. You can grab a copy of this book from Amazon or Flipkart. I am really glad that I read this book and that too in one go.

My Rating: 4/5

Book Review: Victims for Sale by Nish Amarnath

Book Review:

I recently grabbed a book Victims for Sale by the author Nish Amarnath to read it. Victims for Sale is a gripping thriller that one should read for sure. The main character of this thriller is a journalist named Sandy Raman who discovered a human trafficking ring. She wanted to study Master’s programme in media governance. On her family insistence, she took the decision to live as a paying guest with the traditional Indian family. So, she lived with an Indian family Sawants. She found something suspicious about this family. One day she ran a sting operation at home. As the truth begins to unfold, she got to know about the sex racket.

Since, Nish is a journalist, so she has written this debut novel very well. While reading this book, I got introduced to the world of human trafficking and murder. The story is quite fast paced and is full of suspense. It is a great mystery book for your mind.

I completed this book in two sittings. I couldn’t stop myself while reading this. The entire story is quite interesting and it caught all my attention. It is a must read book for thriller lovers especially. The writing style of the author is mind blowing. I found this fiction book fantastic and wanted to recommend it to others too. I am looking forward to read more books from Nish.

My Rating: 4/5

About the Author:

Nish Amarnath debuted as an author at eighteen with The Voyage to Excellence, a critically acclaimed business biography. She has received awards for her short stories from Scholastic and Infosys, among others. Amarnath was managing editor at Euromoney Institutional Investor and a senior journalist at S&P Global, formerly McGraw Hill Financial, where she was nominated for the Alerian MLP Awards [AMMYS] in 2017. Her enterprise story, ‘Citi and its Scuffle with the Watchdogs’, originally a Master’s thesis for Columbia University reviewed by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind, was published separately as a book in 2014. A former Londoner, she now lives in New York City.

Stories Of Us by Bobby Sachdeva

Book: Stories Of Us

Author: Bobby Sachdeva

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan India

Book Length: 254 pages

My Rating: 4.5/5

Stories Of Us by Bobby Sachdeva is a collection of 41 short stories. These stories are based on the common man and therefore we can totally relate to them. I really loved the story based on Notebandi, Ummidein – A Life Of Desires and The Third Gender especially.

One should definitely read these short stories. In this book, in the voice of a common man, the author questions our everyday practices in an unorthodox manner. These stories collection has inspired me to rethink the values that has been long etched in our belief system. This is an interesting read. You will find many relatable incidents. These stories are really thought provoking. I finished reading all the 41 stories in 3 sittings. I recommend this book to all those who loves to read stories on a common man.

About the Author

Bobby Sachdeva is a storyteller by choice and a businessman by profession. He writes stories to highlight the problems with norms and standards in our changing society and the ways to resolve these. Some of these short stories are being made into short films now and filmmakers have shown interest in his writing. This is his first novel. Bobby lives in Amritsar with his family and owns a film production studio named Ajab Productions.

Freedom: Human Trafficking and Encounter with Soul by JNK

Book: Freedom: Human Trafficking and Encounter with Soul

Author: JNK

Publisher: Notion Press

Book Length: 244 pages

Price: Rs 250

Book Review:

“Freedom: Human Trafficking and Encounter with Soul” is a book that has two stories: “Human Trafficking” and “Encounter with Soul”. The first story “Human Trafficking” has the main character Honey. She was working with the most famous and intelligent detective in her city. She started investigating a case of human trafficking. As she interacts with the victims, it gave me a thrill while reading. As she investigated the case, she got to know more about the inhumane nature of the powerful people. Read the story to know whether she get successful in solving this case of human trafficking.

The second story is “Encounter with Soul”. It has Rasbeen as the main character. She is intelligent, smart and an ambitious girl. She wanted to focus on her career but her father imposed negative pressure on her. She eventually had an encounter with her soul one day. Read the story to know whether she will become a confident girl and will follow her dreams?

I really loved the book. The story was intriguing. I was too much involved in reading that I couldn’t stop myself to know the end of the story. Read this book. I am sure that you will like it.

About The Author:

JNK is the pen name of the author. Born and brought up in Chandigarh, she comes from a middle class family. She studied at Punjab University, Chandigarh. Writing stories has always been her passion, but the wings to her passion were given to her by her daughter and her father. Apart from writing, she enjoys travelling and cooking.

Yours Legally by Sonia Sahijwani

Book: Yours Legally

Author: Sonia Sahijwani

Publisher: WorditCDE

My Rating: 5/5

yours legally

Yours Legally is a collection of many short stories. The main character of the book is a young girl named Sia. She completed her graduation in Law against the wishes of her parents. These short stories are inspired by some true events. This book has many court room dramas that I loved a lot. These court room dramas affected Sia’s life deeply. This is a debut book and it talks about the law with a dash of satire.

This book is a must read for everyone. Those who have some knowledge about legal profession will found this book interesting and can relate to the events described in the book. On the other hand, those who doesn’t have any knowledge of law will get to know about it. I really enjoyed reading about the life journey of a young lawyer. I completed this book in two sittings as I was so curious to read it more and more.

About the Author:

Sonia Sahijwani is a 33 year old LLB graduate from Faculty of Law, Delhi University. After completing her graduation from Delhi University (Gargi College), she pursued English Print Journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi. After a brief stint with a leading financial magazine, she left her job to study law. She is currently working in a public sector as a Legal Officer and is living in Chandigarh along with her husband Sulabh Saini. She is presently enjoying motherhood and is busy parenting her six-month-old son Suhaan. This is her first book.