Sunday, 23 April 2017

Book Review: The serpent's revenge by Sudha Murty


Book Review: The Serpent’s revenge by Sudha Murty

*Publisher: Penguin India *ISBN: 978-0-143-42785-8 *No of pages: 182 *Genre: Mythology *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Price: 250 *Rating: 5/5

My View:

Every time when I read about Indian mythology it gives me new message and it changes my thinking to positive way, I am getting energized by reading about Mahabharata and Ramayana.

I am a big fan of the author and reading her from her first book dollar bahu, I know her writing style which is very simple and crispy, easy to understand. So when I came to know about this book I placed the order without any second thought, a book from Sudha Murty on mythology is a good collection for next generation.

Now, the serpent’s revenge is a unique collection of events from Mahabharata, some are known and some are unknown to me. This book will not only help you to narrate bed time stories for your kids but will also add your knowledge about Indian mythology. There are many such stories which you have not heard from your parents or grandparents which are perfectly represented by the author with the help of graphical pictures through the book.

Many stories are provided with end notes or rather footnotes, where current location of India and stories behind it is being written by the author, which is best source to know about that particular place and event and why we still worship and importance of that lord. Also last two pages of the book where the family tree of Chandravansh is being provided which is good source of information about Kaurava’s and Pandava’s.  

I highly recommend this wonderful yet simple representation of Indian mythology for today’s youngsters. 

Blurb:

How many names does Arjuna have? Why was Yama cursed? What lesson did a little mongoose teach Yudhishthira?

The Kurukshetra war, which forced even the gods to take sides, may be well known, but there are innumerable stories set before, after and during it that lend the Mahabharata its many varied shades.
In this collection, award-winning author Sudha Murty reintroduces the fascinating world of India’s greatest epic through these little-known but extraordinary tales, each of which is sure to fill you with wonder and amazement.


Saturday, 22 April 2017

Book Review: Entrepedia by Professor Nandini Vaidyanathan


Book Review: Entrepedia by Professor Nandini Vaidyanathan

*Publisher: Embassy Books *ISBN: 978-93-80227-81-8 *No of Pages: 196 *Genre: Non-Fiction / Entrepreneur *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Price: 195 *Rating: 5/5

My View:

Very nice initiative by the author, I am reading this book when our government being promoting new generation for entrepreneurship by giving subsidies as a startup. If you are thinking to be an entrepreneur or just started your firm than this book will be very helpful for you.

The writing style of the author is simple and easy, no difficult terminologies being used, especially I have read in other books of business. Step by step process being discussed by the author, details on how to find mentor, infrastructure for office and factory, how to hire team members, hidden cost of products, and types of company and how to apply for it, final product till export of goods etc being discussed, a good guideline is given by professor Nandini Vaidyanathan.

As I am an entrepreneur, after reading this book I came across many such points which I am going to implement in my firm. I loved to read on patent and its process, which I am going to use for my new product.

This is a good researched book on entrepreneur as author herself is a professor and having a good knowledge on it. I highly recommend this wonderful book for aspiring entrepreneurs, for MBA students and those who wants’ to jump in the ocean of business.

Only one suggestion to the author we need further details, links and good source of description on entrepreneur from your next book.  

Blurb:

This is a guide book if you want to become an entrepreneur, or, if you are in the start-up phase. It tells you in easy, simple, 20 steps, what are the things you need to do from the time you think of the business idea to becoming market-ready.
It is a go-to book, like a dictionary, if you have just started a company, or thinking of starting a company. It answers some basic questions:

*Why should I be entrepreneur?
*How do I convince my family that being an entrepreneur is a good decision?
*Where will I get my business ideas from?
*Why do I need a mentor and where will I find one?
*How will I choose my co-founder?
*How will I hire good teams when I don’t have the money to pay them market rates?
*What is a business plan, why should I write it, how should I write it?
*What are the different ways in which I can raise money for my business?

These are critical steps in building your business. Yet, until now, in India, you have not had access to one source that can provide the answers to all these questions. This is not a read-and-throw book. It is like a map that you can keep coming back to, every time you want to know the next turn.

Make the most use of your pocket mentor!

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Book Review: Think with me by Subrata roy Sahara


Book Review: Think with me by Saharasri Subrata Roy Sahara

*Publisher: Rupa Publications India *ISBN: 978-81-291-4225-2 *Genre: Non-fiction *Cover: Paperback *No of pages: 111 *Price: 150 *Rating: 3/5

My View:

This is second time I am reading Subrata Roy, the first one I have read was also very beautiful book called “Life Mantras”. Now Think with me is very sensitive and bold matter of India being discussed in this book. While going through the book I got to know many mind blogging facts about Indian education system, what was India in olden days and how our education system is affected after Mughal and British ruled India.

The book is divided into five main parts i.e. Electoral system and leadership, Population, Education system, Media and Religion of India. Each and every chapter gives an eye opening revelation of our Indian system also suggestions being provided by the author, which are according to my view some are very much needed like that of education system and sometimes I disagree with the author like that of religion matter.

In electoral system and leadership, our voting system it’s pros and cons being discussed and in leadership, what we expect from our leader being easily discussed by the author. Further I don’t want to revel about other chapters but one of best chapter is about education system where transformation is much needed from grassroots level and I highly agree with the author.          

What I liked is the cover of the book where Indian flag is being drawn under the word our country; also book is very clean without any typo mistakes, writing style of the author is very simple and easy to understand. If you have read this book you will know that Subrata roy is very patriotic person and he needs change for the progress of India. 

I recommend this book to those who loves to read on politics and also to politicians, for the progress of India.

**I received a copy from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review**

Blurb:

There is no doubt that India has made rapid progress and achieved prosperity too, yet the goals that we set for ourselves are still unfulfilled or underachieved. It is a harsh reality that we have bigger problems today than we had at the time of Independence. These problems are not good signs for the future of India.