Authors, blog, Book Reviews, Books, Business, Non-Fiction

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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Books, eReaders

Problems You Can Solve by Restarting Your Kindle

In past few weeks as the device I own has begin to age, I encountered some tiny glitches while reading books on my Kindle. May be it is the last update (5.8.1) that I recently got, which sucks and due that the device is a bit of unstable. Irrespective of the cause, there are some problems you are going to encounter if you own and use the Kindle device for reading books.

Cannot Connect to WiFi

Yes, yes. It happens. But you cannot leave your device always on WIFI mode. It will suck out the battery. Keep device on the airplane mode for proper battery output. Use WiFi, when necessary.

What if doesn’t work? You can’t see a WiFi network in the network list, or you can’t connect to a WiFI that you can see on the network list. In this case, consider restarting your kindle.

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Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, philosophy, science fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Project Bodi by Hosein Kouros-Mehr

Pages: 219, Kindle Edition
Published: September 2017
Cover Rating: 3/5
How many science fiction books you have read on the future of out species? Out of them, how many are dystopian? Recently, I watched Blade Runner and I liked the flying cars. What if the occurrence of changes are dystopian not as the society but for the large corporations of the world of today. What if Apple becomes obsolete?

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BOOK REVIEW: Boomerang by Temba Magorimbo

Pages: 446, Kindle Edition
Published: 2016 
Cover Rating: 3/5

Boomerang by Temba Magorimbo is based in Africa and is one those few novels that I have read that allows me to explore the enormous continent. The novel is a unique in many ways with a good start that allows the reader like myself to indulge in it from page one.

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Book Reviews, Books, Non-Fiction, philosophy, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Ikigai – The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Pages: 192, Kindle Edition
Published: August 2017 by Penguin Books
Cover Rating: 5/5

The positive attitude and emotional awareness of Japanese is appealing to anyone since it is directly associated with health. It is known that people of Japan have longest life expectancy in the world. Don’t we all want to live a long, and healthy life? Co-authors of this book, Frances Miralles and Hector Garcia did research on this variables and the main subject of their research was the elderly in Japan. The result is Ikigai, the book rightly titled.

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Book Reviews, Books, Non-Fiction, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: The Black Tiger by Srijan Pal Singh

Pages: 208, Paperback

Published: August 2017 by Fingerprint! Publishing

Cover Rating: 5/5

The Black Tiger by Srijan Pal Singh is an analysis of one the most grave topic of corruption and black money and because of that the youth of India as a nation, which is at its peak in terms of population, is on the verge of losing hope with this democratic nation.

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BOOK REVIEW: Arnos Hell – Horror at NHS Direct by Eamonn Murphy

Pages: 125, Kindle Edition

Published: 2014 by EAMONN JAMES MURPHY

Cover Rating: 3/5

On the eve of Halloween this year, I decided to read something different. A book that is based on the Halloween night, written by Eamonn Murphy, Arnos Hell – Horror at NHS Direct. I know many think that horror fiction is not their piece of bread, I used to think that, but I must tell you there are books that might seem to represent a traditional way of this genre but are attractive enough to try out. Not every spirit is bad, there are some good souls even in afterlife.

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Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, Reviews, Thrillers

BOOK REVIEW: Origin by Dan Brown

Pages: 480, Kindle Edition

Published: October 2017

Cover Raing: 3/5

Origin is the new book in the series casting Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology. Written by Dan Brown who seem yet not completely gratified and fascinated through his own writing that mostly concern the paradoxical interplay between science and religion.

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Authors, Books, Interviews

Author Interview: Sanjai Velayudhan

Q. Hello Sanjai, and thank you for agreeing this interview and congratulations on your book, ‘Dance of the Spirits’. Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

Amandeep, I am very happy to be interviewed by you.

Originally from Kerala, I have lived in many cities both in India and abroad. Currently I am settled in Bangalore with my family. Professionally, I am a marketing consultant who works with global brands.

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Book Reviews, Books, Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: One Enduring Lesson by Jamal Merchant

Pages: 280, Kindle Edition/Paperback
Published: July 2017, Rupa Publications
Cover Rating: 5/5

One Enduring Lesson by Jamal Merchant is a tale of reclaiming lost love. It is a tale of 27-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, Rahul, who arrives in Mumbai from London dreaming to achieve his goal of studying filmmaking. The city of dreams, Mumbai, from the start of his journey turns out to be a series of setback for him. From dark corners of streets being a professional rat-killer, finding a 9 to 5 beggar, Rahul finally settles to provide pleasure for the city’s rich women in exchange of money that is essential for his survival.

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