Sunday, 18 September 2016

Book Review: Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master by Sri M



Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master
Book Review: Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master by Sri M

My Rating: 4/5
My view:

People generally say’s, you should read the biography to know the real world faced by this personalities. I was randomly searching on the net and came across this book; I thought lets try this book which is the autobiography of a spiritual seeker written by a Muslim (Mumtaj Ali) under the Hindu saint, rather it’s a story of a boy from south to north.

I liked the way author has described the Himalayan Mountain, caves, holy ashrams, temples and its surroundings, it’s represented in such a way that it appeals to non-Hindu people to visit this holy places. I have read the books on Indian saint where they have supernatural powers by doing meditation, so reading this book added to my mind many miracle stories of Indian Sadhu’s. I liked the way how author has written in forward section that he doesn’t want to clarify those who doubt about authenticity about this book and his spiritual journey, also the power of meditation.

After reading these I can say that there is much similarity between Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda and this book written by Sri M, both leave there respective houses in search of god, also at one time both have to return their home because of family pressure.  

I highly recommend this spiritual journey of Sri M, especially to spiritual seekers, also I must say Sri M is fortunate, and that he got his true guru, while many are still wasting their time saying themselves as a sadhu.  

Monday, 12 September 2016

Book Review: Thousand unspoken thoughts by Prerna Khatri

Thousand Unspoken Thoughts

Book Review: Thousand unspoken thoughts by Prerna Khatri


*Publisher: Leadstart *ISBN: 978-935-2013-3-88 *No of Pages: 100 *Genre: Poetry/Anthology *Cover: Paperback *Price: 150 *Rating: 3/5

My view:

First of all let me tell you frankly, that I am not a poetry reader but when a mail came from the talespensive to review this book, I thought lets try something new rather than a story. So after reading these collections of 50 poetries, I am glad that I have taken a good decision to review these wonderful anthologies. It was a time when I was in school were we have to read and memories the poetry for examination, at that time I was unable to know the true meaning of poetry, but after reading this I think proper time should be given to poetries.

Now about these poetries, it’s a collection of thought, idea, opinion, emotion, anger, sadness etc. Prerna’s writing style is simple and easy to understand. She has a power to express her meaning in limited words. You can complete the book in short period of time but to understand the meaning behind any poetry, one has to read it twice.   

I have seen whenever someone talks with you about any book or about literature; no one says anything about poetry, but after reading this anthologies I must say importance should be given to poetries. In limited words poetries can express a vast meaning. This collection is written in such a way that you can connect yourself with it.

I highly recommend this collection of poetries, especially to those who wants’ to read something new from the Indian Poet. This book is a good collection of inspirational poems from the debut author.   


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About Author:

Prerna Khatri is an Advocate, recently enrolled at the Bar Council of Tamilnadu and Puducherry. She began writing poetry from 2010 and there has been no looking back since. Poetry, for her, began as instance of missed prose. A couple of lazy words spun together, formed stories of their own. In no time, she found herself venturing into different subjects. She believes that poetry always seemed like a calling. While writing she felt like she was loomed into a kind of trance where words would flow. The result being, daydreams and midnight musings, brought down to ink. For then, the ink bled, and stories were told. These tales will grow, because, some stories are waiting to be written.