Book Reviews, Books, Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Butterflies, Parathas, and the Bhagavad Gita

Published by: Amaryllis

 424 Pages | Fiction | Spirituality

Gita is a big part of Indian Philosophy. I don’t see it as just a religious scripture, certainly not, after reading S. Hari Haran’s Butterflies, Parathas, and the Bhagavad Gita: A Quirky and Heartwarming Journey Through God’s Instruction Manual for Life. Understanding spirituality is the same as understanding yourself and this book is a great pivot either if you have never read Bhagavad Gita or had a touch at your inner self.

This book is more than the work of fiction. It is a blend of fiction and spirituality. It revolves around two lifelong friends as they have a contrast which varies between them. Not in the good or evil sense. The question here is deeper as it concerns knowing oneself. Both are flawed men as their diurnal life is effected by this ancient scripture which frequently brings certain changes. This illuminating story is completely based on the essence of Bhagvad Gita and it is not about the Gods. It’s about you.

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BOOK REVIEW: Gandhi, Ambedkar and the Four Legged Scorpion

Published: October, 2016

Pages: 185

Not very often do I come across a contemporary written piece that discuss an important aspect of Indian history. Gandhi, Ambedkar and the Four Legged Scorpion by Rajesh Talwar is that rarity. This play set in pre-1947 and is based on real events, expressed to the readers through writer’s imagination.

The play introduces both Gandhi and Ambedkar, both are important figures in Indian History and politics, through significant events in their lives. In an opening scene Gandhi is shown to have been thrown off a train with his baggage. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s life also proves to be life changing.

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BOOK REVIEW: Demons in My Mind by Aashish Gupta

 

Published: February, 2017

Pages: 330

Are you looking for a good read with chills and full of surprises? In fact, we all are looking for something that can give us an adrenaline rush just by turning pages. Demons in My Mind by Aashish Gupta is the one that will give you a boost this weekend.

An old man in a village in Nepal is suffering from cancer and wishes to be released from the pain that comes with the disease. He requests his fellow villagers to take him to the three monks. Everyone in the village has heard about them. Everyone in this village is fascinated by the legend of these three monks through their stories of miraculous healing.

Knowing that the sick man’s death is imminent, the villagers leave him alone near the Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu hoping that the three monks, if they exist, would embrace him on the holy land. The old man wakes up to the sight of the three monks, but only to come across the real truth behind these monks as a series of surprises set off from there.

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#BookGiveaway: The THC by Manoj Jain [CLOSED]

*This Giveaway is sponsored by SilverSpun.in

Book Giveaway: The THC (Total Holistic Center) by Manoj Jain

Hello fellow Readers,

For next 30 days I am hosting a Book Giveaway on this blog in which you’ll get an intrigue and well written book by Manoj Jain. I have **50** copies for you.

Rules:

To enter this Book Giveaway, all you have to do is to comment below in the comment section. First 50 people to comment will get the book. 

Please, do not comment twice.

REQUIRED: In your comment, you must leave your email address and one social media link (preferably Twitter).

NOT REQUIRED: Additionally (not required) in the comment you can describe “Why do you want to read The THC by Manoj Jain?”

 Make sure you check the “eligibility criteria” before entering this Book Giveaway.

First 50 people with valid comments will be classified as WINNERS. All Winners will be notified through email in between or after 30 days.

**Eligibility Criteria: YOUR RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS SHOULD BE FROM INDIA!

** This Giveaway will be over on 25th February

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BOOK REVIEW: Thicker than Blood by Munmun Gosh

Sometimes when you are reading a book, it’s all about the reading. The plot, the characters— likeable ones and unlikable ones, nobody gives a damn about mediocre ones. The setting matters at times when a reader is in the mood. The setting of the plot again matters if a writer can surprise irrespective of a reader’s mood. Such as I won’t be looking forward to the setting of the plot in a Shakespeare’s play as much as in Charles Dickens’ novel. There a lot of other factors which we, as readers, unknowingly look forward too.

Thick than Blood by Munmun Gosh tells a tale of a couple who are facing a misadventure in their marriage when are introduced to a reader. The wife, Mayuri, cannot conceive even with the medication involved. Her husband, who thinks he loves her, together, tries various treatments that brings out the pressure of society, their own parents, both physically and emotionally, straining their married relationship.

A book never fails in exploring a theme so does this one. A book always arouses curiosity in a reader’s mind in form of questions and this one doesn’t fail to do so either. I have to appreciate the writer, Munmun Gosh, for her poetic writing style which completes this book. Her writing is what made look forward to another page until I reached the back cover of the book. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Thicker than Blood by Munmun Gosh”