Blogtour And Giveaway – LOSING MY RELIGION (NATIONAL BESTSELLER EDITION) By Vishwas Mudagal

Yes, you heard it correct, we are giving away free books for the whole month. More than 100+ books to win for FREE.

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Welcome to the blog tour of LOSING MY RELIGION (NATIONAL BESTSELLER EDITION) By Vishwas Mudagal. Racy, unpredictable, romantic, and inspiring, this is a novel that is bound to get you addicted and stay with you forever. 

Just follow 3 simple steps and the book will be delivered to your doorstep. Excited?

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Some Important Points to Remember:-

  • This competition is for Indian residents only.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:-

Racy, unpredictable, romantic, and inspiring, this is a novel that is bound to get you addicted and stay with you forever.
When gamer and entrepreneur Rishi Rai sets out to revolutionize the gaming industry, something somewhere goes terribly wrong and, like dominoes, the blocks of his life fall down one after the other.
An unexpected meeting with Alex, an unpredictable, crazy American hippie, changes his life forever, as he decides to quit everything and join him on an unplanned, uncharted journey across India.
From getting irrepressibly high in the mysterious Malana Valley in the Himalayas to starting a shack on the bewitching Om Beach on the West Coast, they do it all. But their adrenaline-charged adventure takes a turn when Rishi meets Kyra, a beautiful and enigmatic gamer. As passions surge and sparks fly, Rishi gets drawn to Kyra . . . unaware of who she is and where she comes from.
What follows next is something nobody could have ever dreamed of . . .
Who is Kyra and why are the paparazzi after her? Can Rishi connect the dots in his life to protect the love of his life? While the world becomes a spectator, can he mastermind the fall of a ruthless giant to become a global icon or will he become the biggest loser?

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Again a Suicide. Why? – By Rahat Farooqi

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A Class 10th student (a girl) is committing a suicide after failing in a golden test. Was it a golden test of her life? What caused her to take such a rattle step? These questions must be answered, who’ll answer these questions? Her parents her teachers, her friends, her relatives or the society we are living in?

I’ve noticed one thing, whenever such news came in daily newspapers we read it just like ordinary news. Why don’t we pay any heed to such an irresponsible act by a human being? Why did we take it lightly? Being a human we can’t even think about committing a suicide and how can one go and just kill himself/herself? Well, everything is a reason behind and what’ll be the reason for committing a suicide? Have you ever think about that while reading or listening such a type of news and after finding the reason have you ever tried to act against that? Who will come forward to stop this grave sin from our society?  Isn’t our responsibility to stop people committing such sins? If yes, then act. If your answer is no, and your eyes are on your leaders then listen. Political leaders won’t do anything to stop such major sins because they are not finding it political they all are busy in making a fool of their own people. So, how could one expect that these leaders will act against this and remove this sin from the society? “Getting freedom is an easy task, but removing sins from society is really a big deal”. People are committing such grave sins and it’s our duty to educate our people our friends about such grave sin and if you ever find anyone feeling hopeless, lonely or frustrated, try to talk with that person try to know the reason of his/her hopelessness, maybe you could become a reason to save a life from Hell Fire.

Now, why students commit suicide?  Who is responsible? “Look at Mr. someone’s son/daughter; he/she has cracked IAS/CET or whatever. Has been selected for MBBS/ Engineering or whatever. How intelligent his children are, and look at you. What have you achieved so for”? How many of you have faced this kind of torture?  And if a child shows no interest in these fields, this is how parents react. “You will never do anything in your life, you just know how to play cricket, write songs, stories, wasting time in reading novels, watching movies”. Such a hard time to face.

Tell me dear parents; are MBBS and Engineering only modem to live a happy life?  Do you think Doctors and Engineers are the only creatures with IQ of about 100? Do you think only these creatures have a right to live? Do you think only these creatures are having manners, a good character etc? Do you think securing cent% marks in the examination is knowledge?

Aren’t we so unfortunate that we have to call you our parents? Believe me I sometimes think so. Do you think failure is a crime? Do you think if your child fails in any examination ruins his/her future, ruins your image as his/her parent? Anyone can secure cent%0 marks, but knowledge cannot be gained by securing cent% marks. Failure is not the end of life or future, it is a beginning of your bright life & future. But, unfortunately, no parent understands this fact. When a sucking child alone in a room, tries to take his first step for getting something, the child slips and fell down. You didn’t go to say him/her that the kid of your neighbor walks better than you, why can’t you? Compare that room with the world and that something with the goal of your child. You will get the answer, what I actually want to express.

Mental Torture, Mental disturbance in our youths is spreading like smoke in the air. After hearing the height of mental torture from “now” one of my friends,  I wonder how can a father feel good by not giving his son a note of 40 rupee for a haircut Or 10 for fares? He has money to buy a pack of Cigarette which costs not less than 40 or 100 but when it comes to a haircut of his child or fare he has an excuse ready “I have no money this time or I’ve no money arrange it by Yourself”. When his child has an age to develop himself into an educated person, he has to quit his studies. Not by his own will but by the behavior he is facing by his father at home and from the very young age he has to look for a job as a salesman and anything else like that. When he was in a need of love, care, courage, and help, unfortunately, what he gets is the hatred, rebuke at every step and sometimes a father quit talking to his son. Which forces him to think wrongly about his parents, forces him to take drugs, sit alone in the room. Some have a power of tolerance some don’t have and then sometimes the story ends on a tragic note of suicide. “Mental torture causes more damage than a physical torture” not only to the brain but health as well. Drug abuse in youths is the reason for mental torture. “A sweet talk by father removes all the pains and stress of a child”. Dear parents if your child is failing in examinations just talk to them, parents mostly a father must be friendly with their children’s, try to know what fields are they interested in, try to know what makes them happy your children’s life is not yours.  You don’t have to live his/her life. “Let them be themselves the masters and teachers of their lives” and you the helpers. Do believe in your child “like we believe in tomorrow” because when we believe, we sleep recklessly. And save your children from killing themselves.

NOTE TO REMEMBER: “Life is a struggle do achieve your goals by a struggle, when you achieve thing by struggle you get to know the real meaning of life”. – Rahat Farooqi

Keep hope alive in the heart “One day you’ll achieve the goal of  your Life”. What people are saying on your back. Never pay a heed to that.

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BAD ROMANCE… by Harshita Srivastava

 

Title : Bad Romance: Love, Lies And Betrayals
Author : Harshita Srivastava
Pages : 157
Genre : Fiction
Publisher: Gargi Publishers

RATINGS :

Cover : 4/5
Theme : 3.5/5
Characters : 3/5
Writing Style : 3.5/5
Narration : 4/5
Overall : 3.5/5

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OVERVIEW

When you open yourself towards life, life starts to test you. That’s what happens with Kritika. In her own words, she had everything, a perfect life, a perfect boyfriend, a perfect best friend etc. Overall she had the kind of a life people would ideally like to have. But the moment when she thought that life is easy, it kicked her right in the middle of ecstasy. She started to play with her life and life started to play with her. This is Kritika’s life of love, lies and betrayals.

SANDY’S REVIEW

First thing in the Beauty section of the book which I would like to mention is that, I loved the book cover and the title. It’s subtitle, ‘Love, lies and betrayals’ summarizes the whole story in a short go. The book quality is marvelous and for that kudos to the Gargi team. Secondly, lets start with the story-line. Right from the first chapter of the book, Harshita clears her view that she is going to deliver a pretty harsh and a bit realistic ‘Bad Romance’ story. Story is pacy and gripping. Writing style is fantastic. Harshita knows how to hold her audience till the very end. At the start of every chapter, author tries to explain the dilemma of her protagonist which helps to bind the reader’s attention. They are beautifully written and never seems to be exaggerated or in simple sense, ‘boring’.

One of the best feature of the story is the depiction of the hostel life of girls. Kritika and her friends’ story of hostel life add up to the beauty of the story.

Now coming up to the Beast section of the book. The story seems to be predictable at the end. Author had a pretty ‘full of  potential’ kind of a story in her mind but at the end story seems to be slipped all over the floor just like a donkey with skates over the ice. Another thing which I would like to mention is that the story shows only the prospective of Kritika, it never speaks up about the other characters dilemma. Well it would be okay, if author haven’t shown the section where two of Kritika’s boyfriends speak to each other over the phone. That section creates a bit misunderstanding.

VERDICT

Every other book claims to be different from others but this story is genuinely different from other of it’s league. GO FOR IT.

Cheer Up! The worst is yet to come… by Ila Garg

Title : Cheer up! The worst is yet to come…
Author : Ila Garg
Pages : 190
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Gargi Publishers

RATINGS :

Cover : 3/5
Theme : 2.5/5
Characters : 3/5
Writing Style : 3.5/5
Narration : 3.5/5
Overall : 3/5

OVERVIEW :

Ishani had everything in her life of which she could demand from god. She was young, pretty and multi-talented. She was kind of a girl who was like a magnet to others, everyone felt her attraction. The only thing which always went wrong with her was ‘Relationship’. She built strong bonds in her life with the kind of people who knew nothing about this term. She lost her trust umpteen times in her life and that took away her best asset of hers from her life, her ‘Smile’. Cheer Up! is about Ishani’s life’s ups and downs and how she got devastated and then rebuilt herself to get destroyed again by others.

SANDY’S REVIEW :

The first look at the Title and book cover gives you the hint of the story and when you turn the book to read the blurb you gets clear on your pre-assumption. The book cover is designed by Amol Karambe and I must say that he is a fabulous designer but this one is not from one of his ‘best’ list.

The story starts up with Ishani narrating her own story to someone. It is then taken in a flashback and then starts the series of characters description. Ila took pretty long time to describe and build characters for her story to start.

Ila is pretty good with evoking your emotions for the characters you are reading. She did excellent job in taking over your heart for her protagonist Ishani. She used pretty strong language for Ishani and that’s what I liked about her writing style. Ila kept the flow of story constant throughout the book. She seldom gave insight of a girl’s mind regarding relationship which could be a bit informative for all the male readers who wonders about this concept. *winks*

Another feature about the book was Ishani’s poetry. Ila is pretty good with words and that shows in her poetic hand.

FINAL VERDICT :

Cheer up! is purely an emotional ride for the reader. Positives for the book is the writer’s writing style but the story lacks in between. Overall I would like to say that the book deserves to be read and cherished for at least once.

 

NOT YET TO BE DISCLOSED – BOOK REVIEW

Title : Not yet to be Disclosed
Author : Arpit Dugar
Pages : 270
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Flying Pen

Ratings :

Cover : 4/5
Theme : 4/5
Characters : 4.5/5
Writing Style : 4.5/5
Narration : 4/5
Overall : 4.5/5

Overview:

The worst face of life is experienced when your mind starts to play with you. It can be your best friend or can play the role of a best enemy. Avnish had a great and happening life, he had lovable friends, caring parents and everything he could demand from the life. But life suddenly takes a U-turn and everything started to lose from his grip just like sand in the fist. A strange feeling of Déjà vu’s on every walk of life takes control over his mind. Dreams started to turn in reality and present started to be seen as the future. Every mystery in his life ended on just one name, Garvita, his dream girl. Finally he meets her and then started the journey of ‘NOT YET TO BE DISCLOSED.’

Review:

Firstly I would like to thank the author, Arpit Dugar, for writing this innovative concept. Now commenting over the cover of the book; it’s really catchy and somehow makes the reader to anticipate the story before reading it and that is what I think proves to be the biggest victory for the author. The book’s story will leave the reader dumbstruck at the end just because of his anticipation. Author has done a fabulous job in creating the cover and the blurb, it misleads but I still like the innovative thought.

For the story, I’ll say that the characters will make you remember the fabulous years of college. That leg pulling, abusing, love stories and thrilling outings, all are crafted intelligently in the book. All the characters are very well narrated and suit the storyline at every point. There are some characters like Nischay and Diwakar whom you can relate to many of your own friends.

Illustrations before each chapter are also very cleverly designed, especially the one with movie poster of ‘Kartik calling Kartik’ in the background. It makes the reader to think of the possibility of Multiple Personality Disorder in Avinish and tries to divert the readers thought for sometime.

The book is filled with mysteries and that’s what makes the reader to turn pages with faster pace with each ongoing chapter. Arpit had a mammoth task while writing this book to balance the fun, love and mystery and he completed the task pretty well and that shows the brilliant work of author.

Talking about the Déjà vu now; Arpit has explained the phenomenon numerous times within the novel and that felt a little odd. Although the experiences he showed in life of Avnish because of his extreme sense of Déjà vu maintains the mystery till the end but it was not necessary to explain it every time. I liked that, till the last chapter, Arpit left some strings disconnected and let the reader choose whatever he likes to be the end of the story.

Mystery is all about the sense of anticipating the end and this book is just a perfect example of it. ‘Not yet to Be Disclosed’ is about a mysterious life and love of Avnish and is a must read for everyone.

 

 

 

WITH A PINCH OF SALT – BOOK REVIEW

Title : With a pinch of salt…
Author : Jas Anand
Pages : 188
Genre : Humour
Publisher : Srishti Publication

Ratings :

Cover : 3.5/5
Theme : 4/5
Characters : 4/5
Writing Style : 3.5/5
Narration : 3/5
Overall : 3.5/5

Overview:

As the author says ‘Life is a perpetual series of anecdotes, one after the other. If you see with an open mind and creative eyes, there are unique characters all around us leading to innumerable anecdotes and memorable stories to tell.’

This book is about different people or different observation of authors about the kinds of people, he found in his journey of life. He gave each kind, a name which is unique (Simon Satellite, Jargon Smith, Larry Love etc) and suits his traits. After giving them name, he put these characters in a situation which is insanely funny.

Review:

The first thing which you will find grasping about the book is it’s title.  ‘With a pinch of salt’ is a kind of title which promises to deliver what you wish from a humorous category. The cover is interesting too.

In the chapter one, Jas introduces you to his new discovery called ‘ The Human Microscope’ and that’s where the journey of turning the pages starts. Various characters, anecdotes, theories will keep you entangled with the flow of the book.

Each character described in the book can be related to someone you have met before in your life and that’s the best part of the book. There are some chapters in the book in which I can bet that you can’t stop yourself from laughing like hell, one of which, for me, was ‘Miss Chutney Spears’.

Well now coming to the narration of the book, it looked amateur but as its unique and experimental it can surely be neglected.

Overall I would say, if you really want to know how to live life happily, grab this book and try to fetch the humour around you rather than gathering the negativity.