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#BookGiveaway: Happiness is All We Want by Ashutosh Mishra [OPEN]

Hello Readers,

I am hosting a Book Giveaway of a thoughtful book called Happiness is All We Want by Ashutosh Mishra, published by Bloomsbury earlier this year.

I have only three copies!

You can read my review on the book here.

I had the honour to interview Mr. Ashutosh Mishra for the blog.

*Eligibility Criteria: Your mailing address must be in India.

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5 Stars, Book Reviews, Books, Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Despite Stolen Dreams by Anita Krishan

Pages: 304
Published: July 2017 by Fingerprint! Publishing
Cover Rating: 5/5

Sometimes as a reader you know that you are going to like a book even when you are judging this statement just by looking at the cover and reading the blurb. My story with Despite Stolen Dreams written by Anita Krishan is similar. I loved the cover and tiny fantasies started appearing in my head as if to predict what was written inside these 300 pages.

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Book Reviews, Books, Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Dharmayoddha Kalki – Avatar Of Vishnu by Kevin Missal

Pages: 482 Paperback
Published: October 2017 by Kalamos Literary Services LLP
Cover Rating: 5/5

Indian Mythology consist the vast amount of tales that are yet to explore. The scope of the subject matter blend with fiction holds exceptional possibilities. The rise of such intriguing books are acknowledged by readers in recent years. I think the credit goes to the writer who in a decisive manner picks upon one era that fascinates them and uses his imagination to inspire us all. Such is Kevin Missal’s latest entry in to the subject matter of Indian mythology: Dharmayoddha Kalki – Avatar Of Vishnu.

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Authors, Books, Interviews

Author Interview: Anita Shirodkar

Q. Hello and thank you for agreeing this interview and congratulations on your latest book, ‘Aryavir’. Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

I’m an ex advertising person, so I think that explains a lot about my background! Advertising, especially when you spend 20 years in the profession, prepares you for a plethora of different activities, and I gravitated towards writing. Being a naval daughter, I grew up all over India and had varied experiences in different cities, including Moscow where I spent three years and learned to speak Russian.

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Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Seven Doors of Satan by Pooja Mishra

Pages: 260, Paperback
Published: June 2017 by Notion Press
Cover Rating: 4/5

It does feel good after reading a good book. Such is Pooja Mishra’s latest title, Seven Doors of Satan. A magical world, faraway from the urban comforts, is a hidden desert of Bahens that shines like chimera.

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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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Authors, Books, Interviews

Author Interview: Pooja Mishra

Q. Hi Pooja, and thank you for agreeing this interview. Your latest book, ‘Seven Doors of Satan’ isfull of wonders and is fantastic read. Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

I am a girl who has grown following a specific culture and tradition. After living certain values as a child and growing up into an adult I have learnt to create my own customized set of belief systems that justifies this life.

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Book Reviews, Books, Non-Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Happiness is All We Want by Ashutosh Mishra

Pages: 212, Paperback
Published: 2017 by Bloomsbury
Cover Rating: 3/5

Modern day life is busy. To lead a certain lifestyle, one has to be first consciously aware of the fact that one wants to lead a certain lifestyle. This certain type of lifestyle is directly proportional to the individual self. Neglecting this self may become harmful. However, the wellbeing of this self can be divided in three inter-related dependent bodies: Mind, Body and Soul. Ashutosh Mishra’s latest book, Happiness is All We Want, released earlier this year will guide you to attain the level of self wellbeing.

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Authors, Books, Interviews

Author Interview: Lakshmi Narayan

Q. Hello Lakshmi, and thank you for agreeing this interview and congratulations on your book, ‘Bonsai Kitten ’. Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

I must have been a journalist in my mother’s womb. Both my father and grandfather were eminent journalists. In fact, my grandfather ran a paper called The West Coast Reformer, where he was the editor, the cartoonist, the peon … everything! His favourite target was the British collector of the district and he lampooned him mercilessly. Apparently, when he was asked why he didn’t arrest my grandfather, he’s reported to have said, “Because he makes me laugh so much!” When my dad used to go for night duty at the Times of India, Delhi, I would howl at being parted from him, so he often carried me to work and put me to sleep on top of his desk. So I have writer’s ink in my blood! From journalism to authoring books was a natural progression, especially after I retired.

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