Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Book Review Rainbow by Aman Jassal



Book Review: Rainbow by Aman Jassal

*Publisher: Teenage Publishers *ISBN: 978-81-929324-2-2 *Publication Year: July 2014 *No of Pages: 176 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Genre: Fiction *Price: 150 *Rating: 2.5/5

My View

Fast paced and free flowing book, language is simple no hard jargons are used. Sex is given more importance through the book. Modern life of today’s youth is perfectly portrayed by the author. But the content is not that much rich, the book won’t be a bestseller but it’s a one time, enjoyable with many funny contents to read. The book will appeal to the collegians because it is written with a youngster’s point of view. The thinking process of today’s youngster’s about sex is properly described by the author. This book gives a good example how male and female brain works while it comes to love and sex.

A big thank you to the author Aman Jassal for a signed review copy by him in exchange of an honest review.    


Blurb:

This is not a book to teach you about love or how to get a beautiful girl to bed, rather it reveals how bad things can get if you don’t set your priorities right. It’s a story about the most explored life aspect ‘Love’ ‘Sex’.

YUVI, a pleasure seeking boy, falls victim to the same notorious life facet called love. Simran’s beauty sweeps him off from his feet and he leaves no stone unturned to seek her special attention.

As he falls in love, he also sleeps around with all the erroneous girls, and when his fate threatens to take his love down, he promises himself to stop all of this and come out of the wreckage… But then, his past deeds come back to his present, and that tears his life apart. What follows is an uneasy course of getting his love back on board.

The story reveals the life of today’s youth, their friendships, feelings, priorities, and ineptitude to handle relationships while not forgetting their turmoil between the two critical facets of life. LOVE & SEX.
Love makes the world go round…. Or is it Sex? Based on real life experiences and tea time gossips.

About Author

Aman Jassal is born and brought up in the princely city, Patiala. He completed his master’s degree in 2007 and works as a design engineer with an MNC in Gurgoan. Apart from his work, he loves to write stories and blogging. He is a trained Bhangra dancer and his other fields of interest include travelling and bike riding. Having travelled many European and Asian countries he has a broad approach to life. He is a high spirited youngster whose life revolves around his friends.

He can be contacted through email amanjass@gmail.com


Sunday, 18 January 2015

Book Review: Akoopar by Dhruv Bhatt




Book Review: Akoopar by Dhruv Bhatt

*Publisher: Gurjar Granth Ratna Karyalaya *ISBN: 978-81-8480-348-8 *Publication Year: 2010 *Cover: Hardcover *No of Pages: 284 *Language: Gujarati *Genre: Fiction *Price: 200 *Rating: 5/5

My View:

After a long time I have read any Gujarati novel, and I am very happy that my friend gave me this book which is based on life and tradition of Gir. I have visited Gir forest many a times and also stayed in Sinhsadan in Sasan Gir, but after reading this book I am desperate to roam in jungle with local people and wants’ to connect myself with Gir.

The book is based on life of cattle breeders; they are called Maldharis in Gujarati who lives in Gir forest, which is known for last survival of Asiatic lion. The author has very well described the life and tradition of Maldharis. The way of conversation, philosophy of life and relationship with nature and animals, especially with lion is thoroughly described. The book is a good example to urban people, how these tribal taking utmosts care to preserve this Nature. The author has so authentically presented the entire novel it seems you are watching a movie. 

The central theme of the book is about symbiotic relationship between humans, lions and nature. The peoples see Gir as a living entity they talk with jungle, gives name to the hills. One of the best stories I liked among the entire book is about railway station manager from south India who stays at Kaasiya Nes and constructs concrete water tank for leopard and other animals.

I highly recommend this book for wild life and adventure lovers, who want to know the true nature or living habits of tribal people who resides in jungle. A must read book. Also this book is translated in English also.        

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Book review In Pursuit of lesser offence by Sujata Parashar


Book Review: In Pursuit of Lesser Offence by Sujata Parashar

*Publisher: Alchemy Publishers *ISBN: 978-81-927491-1-2 *Publication Year: 2014 *No of Pages: 265 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Genre: Fiction *Price: 150 *Rating: 4/5

My View:

This book is for broad minded people. In this 21st century infidelity is common thing, so sleeping with others or one night stand doesn’t matters now a days. Today’s generation is changing, they are taking things lightly. The author’s narration style is crisp, the flow is good and characters feel very real. The dilemma faced by modern couples is very well described by the author. Indian women compromise or adjust herself in a relationship which doesn’t have any meaning or goal in life, while this novel gives a good message to the society that don’t compromise with the person who doesn’t understands your feeling, leave and live your life. The language is simple, flow is fast, and writing style is simple without any difficult jargons. This novel will give an in dept picture of today’s sensitive relationship.

Blurb:

A chance meeting between Avinash Vyas, a married man and Sangeet Mishra, a young divorced woman turns into something more than what they had ever wanted or asked for. Both part ways, nurturing a dislike for the other in their hearts.

They meet again under different circumstances. Their prejudices keep them away until both learn that they had committed similar offences in the past that had not been fully dealth with. It was a past they wanted to avoid.
What was their offence? Why do people marry? What is the relevance of the institution of marriage in modern times? Best-selling novelist Sujata Parashar’s third novel attempts to answer these questions and more as she takes you through the intricacies of modern-day relationships.

About Author:

Sujata Parashar is a best-selling novelist, poet and activist. Her debut novel, In Pursuit of Infidelity (2009) was a bestseller. The second in the series, In Pursuit of Ecstacy (2011), was long listed for The Economist Crossword Book Award 2012. In Pursuit of a Lesser Offence, completes the ‘pursuit’ series. Her book on poetry, Poetry Out and Loud, was awarded the first prize in 2012 by Butterfly and the Bee, a literary agency.