Authors, blog, Interviews

Author Interview: Manoj Jain

Q. Hi Mr. Manoj Jain, and thank you for agreeing this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

By profession I am a businessman running my own export company, a business I started after I completed my studies at IIM Ahmedabad. I have always wanted to write and I finally made the plunge, writing during my business travels. Besides my business and travels, I keep busy with my ongoing psychology studies as well as learning Spanish. I believe that a person should constantly learn and grow oneself.

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Announcement: Cover Reveal Service

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Starting this month, I am please to add one more way I can help writers and publishers reach bookworms or may interest new readers other than their target audience. This service is called Cover Reveal/Book Spotlight, not a new concept though but will try to do it a bit differently from traditional cover reveals.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Dravidian by Kalyan C. Kankanala

Pages: 178

Published: October 2017

Cover Rating: 5/5

I have said this so many times on my blog, few Indian authors write about the ancient cultural knowledge that this diverse nation possess. Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala does that in his latest book, The Dravidian. Dravidians are an ancient tribe residing in South India since the age of mythical stories such as The Ramayana. What more interesting about this book is that it is a legal thriller.

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Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, Reviews, science fiction, Thrillers

BOOK REVIEW: Aliens in Delhi by Sami Ahmad Khan

Pages: 300, Paperback

Published: 2017 by Niyogi Books

Cover Rating: 3/5

Sci-Fi fans I have a new delight for you this time. Dr. Sami Ahmad Khan’s latest book that concerns with an extra-terrestrial race of reptiloids invasion of planet Earth. That too very much close to the place I currently live. (Brownie points to author for that). It is titled as Aliens in Delhi. Fascinating enough for me!

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BOOK REVIEW: Ramona by Manoj Jain

Pages: 110, Paperback
Published: 2017 by Notion Press
Cover Rating: 5/5
Manoj Jain released his fourth book few weeks back. After his success of his third novel Balraj which made an honest effort to explore deeper psychological and spiritual self, somewhat a territory that not many contemporary Indian writers try to explore. His latest book Ramona, a novella, which originally is a sequel to Balraj but works well as a standalone novel explores psychology of an abandoned married woman.

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BOOK SPOTLIGHT: The Dravidian – God’s Own Tribe by Kalyan Kankanala

Pages: 139

Published: 25 October 2017

Blurb

“From a renowned IP Attorney, Professor and Author comes a fast paced legal thriller!

The Dravidian tribe in the Western Ghats holds the key to ancient knowledge capable of redefining the fundamentals of modern medicine. When an army of Bio Pirates descend on them, the warrior tribe is faced with an adversary that must be taken down at all costs to avoid complete destruction. The last weapon in the Dravidian arsenal is Arjun Mamidi, a young, blind lawyer. 

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Authors, Interviews

Author Interview: Jyotika Teckchandani

Q. Hi Jyotika, and thank you for agreeing this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

Hi. A voracious reader, ardent writer, passionate teacher, movie buff, shopaholic, zealous dancer are few ways  I would like to describe myself. I enjoy the simple pleasures of life and create value in every situation.

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BOOK REVIEW: Tribe of Mentors – Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Timothy Ferriss

Pages: 624, Kindle Edition

Published: 21st November 2017, by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Cover Rating: 5/5 (hint: something is in symmetry, see carefully)

I get excited when I hear Tim Ferriss is going to release a new book. The guy knows what to write, or at least how to present information in terms of mere words. Last year, I spent 18 days on his Tools of Titans which came out in the month of December. I haven’t spent more than 15 days on Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace and War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. Tim’s books tend to cover a vast amount of information that is not easy for a human brain to process. After putting my nose in his other books such as The 4 Hour Work Week and The 4 Hour Body earlier this year, I had a plan.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz

Pages: 448, Kindle Edition
Published: 2017 by MacLehose Press
Cover Rating: 4/5
To continue the legacy left by Steig Larsson, Swedish writer David Lagercrantz has made another effort with the release of The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye. Blomkvist and Salander join forces once again to try and bring down the forces of the Registry. It is being chilly here in past few days, and I love reading crime novels at this time of the year. Perfect weather for Scandinavian crime stories.

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BOOK REVIEW: Who me, Poor? by Gayatri Jayaraman

Pages: 184
Published: 2017 by Bloomsbury
Cover Rating: 5/5
Gayatri Jayaraman’s article The Urban Poor You Haven’t Noticed: Millennials Who’re Broke, Hungry, But On Trend on BuzzFeed last year was realistic and fascinating. It what tempted me more to give this book a read. The main theme it covers is what can be label as Urban Poverty that can be seen as an after effect in corporate offices after Friday nights and weekends spend in bars and lounges.

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