Friday, 27 February 2015

Book Review of Take 2 by Ruchi Singh


I received the book as a review copy from the author herself. Thank you Ruchi Singh for the same.

Blurb: The story is about Priya Verma a software engineer and Abhimanyu Malhotra the head of Star Communication and their  journey of becoming one  with each other .
Priya 's life turns upside down when she comes to know that her husband Sameer Rai  is cheating on her back  with other women and considers her to dead weight after stripping off her inheritance for his own ambitions and lavish lifestyle.
On the contrary Abhimanyu gets  instantly attracted to Priya. He knows that getting involved with a married women would invite troubles in his life .But apart from his common sense and caution which his  head and people around give him. He  is drawn to help her.
Happily ever after  has become a myth to her   .As Priya tries hard to maintain a platonic relationship with him. But it becomes more and more for Abhimanyu .
In the tussle with her fear, and ethics of society , will she be able to embrace a second change that life gives her .
My take :Take 2 is Ruchi Singh's Debut Novel. Congrats to her for reaching the third  position in the Amazon's   popular book list  within a week time. Take 2 is a superb and very written book by Ruchi Singh. The characters in the book are really mind blowing .The story line is simple.
Ruchi has narrated her story in a wonderful manner .She has very well described  the emotion of all the characters in a very realistic way .Making you feel  the anguish, the frustration ,  and the pain which her characters go through .
The Story is set in Delhi, Gurgoan and Chandigarh .The dialogues are quiet articulately written .The pace of story is normal. Initially it seemed to be boring but later parts of novel seemed to very interesting as Ruchi has very artistically written the drama in a  brilliant  way that would hold the reader attention. The confusions and drama are weaved  very careful in a delicate way. I like the way she has described Priya's neighbors  Mrs. Bhatia's reactions towards her  , when she announces her divorce  with her husband  and when she bring  Abhimanyu  to her place .I love the way Ruchi has described Abhimanyu emotion's like his soft corner for Priya , because somewhere  I could feel my  own friend's attitude  towards me when I was reading his character   the book.


This book transported me to an different world. Awesome Read. Highly recommended to all the lovers of fiction .All the very best for the success of your book  Ruchi  .Waiting some more interesting novels from your side .
This my unbiased review of Take 2 by Ruchi Singh .

With Lots of Love and Hugs

Writer Gal

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Blog Tours & Book Review of Breach by Amrita Chowdhury

I  received the  Paperback copy of the  book  Breach which was sent by author  through the blog tours . Thank you book club and Rubina Ramesh for the same.

The blurb: Vir is the head of Acel a pharma company. Weeks before pharma giant Acel get ready to file a global patent application  for its wonder drug 'Colare'. The company's off shore data gets hacked and the young , charismatic leader Dr Udai Vir Dhingra  finds himself being blamed for negligence and breach of history .
Battling the market pressure media scrutiny , livid American bosses  and crumbling relationship. Vir must find his preceptors or   else he will have face the downfall in his career and life. Unfortunately he gets dragged into shadowy online world of masked identities and mudded digital foot prints .The more he discovers that nothing is easy but everything  has its price.
Set across Mumbai, Washington and Guangzhou. Breach is compelling and edgy that explores dangerous side of cyber crime.
My Views: Breach is  a superb book written by a very Talented Author Amrita Chowdhury .This book is written in Ravi Subramanian's style .Actually this book is fusion of  Pharma and I.T. This book also explores dark and deadly side of virtual existences  and how over use virtual media can create problems in people's life .Like it  created in Vir's life .
The author has narrated this story in a fantastic way .The story stretches from Washington, Mumbai to Guangzhou .This story emphasis on cyber crime .How things gets exposed  and information get hacked  and how many people are involved in this .Those people who are involved in this can  easily lose their directions in their lives .So we should  use Virtual existence  to minimum possible extent  .So that we can avert troubles  that might occur .
Breach is awesome book. A very well written book by Amrita Chowdhury .It is totally a new genre written in a very eloquent  way .All the characters and their emotion are described very carefully by the Author. Plot/story line is superb. Love the way she has narrated the story. Though it was new challenging task for me as Iam not that familiar with this type of genre  I enjoyed reading this book. Apart from all the characters in the book I like Sandman's character the most .  

Highly recommended book to all readers , who  love to read thriller  novels the most and to those who love taking up new challenge /take plunge in reading other genres apart from whatever genre he or she likes.

This is my unbiased  review of the book Breach by Amrita Chowdhury .




Breach 
by 
Amrita Chowdhury


The Blurb

How secure are your secrets in the virtual world?  Weeks before pharma-giant Acel is ready to file a global patent application for cancer wonder-drug Colare, its offshore data centre in Mumbai is hacked. The charismatic, young leader of its Indian business, Dr Udai Vir Dhingra, finds himself being blamed for negligence and breach of security. Battling market pressures, media scrutiny, livid American bosses and crumbling relationships, Vir must find the perpetrators, or see his career – and his life – spiral downwards. But the deeper he gets dragged into the shadowy world of masked online identities and muddied digital footprints, the more Vir discovers that nothing is easy or obvious, and everything has a price. Set across Mumbai, Washington and Guangzhou, Breach is a compelling and edgy cyber thriller that explores the dark and dangerous underbelly of our increasingly virtual existence

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Meet the Author



Amrita Verma Chowdhury is the author of Faking It, an art crime thriller about fake modern and contemporary Indian art.
She holds engineering degrees from IIT Kanpur and UC Berkeley, where she was a Jane Lewis Fellow, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon (Tepper Business School). Her work as an engineer in Silicon Valley led to seven US patents for semi-conductor fabrication – something to show for those bad-haired days. She has done Strategy Consulting and Board Effectiveness work in the US and Australia and has spent long nights fitting five-syllable words inside two-by-two squares. She has worked in the rarefied bastions of Ivy League education bringing together ideas and people. She currently works in publishing.
She lives in Mumbai with her husband Sumit, their two children Shoumik and Aishani, and an assortment of pets including a cocker spaniel, a guinea pig and two turtles. She loves travelling, baking cupcakes with her daughter and hearing from her readers.



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Breach 
by 
Amrita Chowdhury


The Blurb

How secure are your secrets in the virtual world?  Weeks before pharma-giant Acel is ready to file a global patent application for cancer wonder-drug Colare, its offshore data centre in Mumbai is hacked. The charismatic, young leader of its Indian business, Dr Udai Vir Dhingra, finds himself being blamed for negligence and breach of security. Battling market pressures, media scrutiny, livid American bosses and crumbling relationships, Vir must find the perpetrators, or see his career – and his life – spiral downwards. But the deeper he gets dragged into the shadowy world of masked online identities and muddied digital footprints, the more Vir discovers that nothing is easy or obvious, and everything has a price. Set across Mumbai, Washington and Guangzhou, Breach is a compelling and edgy cyber thriller that explores the dark and dangerous underbelly of our increasingly virtual existence

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Meet the Author



Amrita Verma Chowdhury is the author of Faking It, an art crime thriller about fake modern and contemporary Indian art.
She holds engineering degrees from IIT Kanpur and UC Berkeley, where she was a Jane Lewis Fellow, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon (Tepper Business School). Her work as an engineer in Silicon Valley led to seven US patents for semi-conductor fabrication – something to show for those bad-haired days. She has done Strategy Consulting and Board Effectiveness work in the US and Australia and has spent long nights fitting five-syllable words inside two-by-two squares. She has worked in the rarefied bastions of Ivy League education bringing together ideas and people. She currently works in publishing.
She lives in Mumbai with her husband Sumit, their two children Shoumik and Aishani, and an assortment of pets including a cocker spaniel, a guinea pig and two turtles. She loves travelling, baking cupcakes with her daughter and hearing from her readers.



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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Wordless Wednesday #73 at Abracadabra

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Good Morning wishes  are here ,
Coming from the  doll dear.

Her eyes are filled  with lot of innocence ,
Turning her towards us with her sweet voice,
I can hear her wishes  here ,

Lifting her thumbs together  ,
I can feel positive energy passing here .

Looking at this picture ,
My day is filled with a lot  of joy and cheer 

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Writer Gal

Wordy Wednesday #6 at B-A-R


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Nanette and Nina were fraternal  twins. They loved everything and anything that was offered to them by life .They been orphaned at a very young  age .But zeal to live life was their prime  motto .They  were living with Uncle Sam Murthy the forest officer who lived in Gujarat .One day Nanette Murthy thought of  visiting  Gir forest all alone by himself. He took his uncle's permission to go the Gir jungle  without taking Nina. He felt like she was burden on him as  she  didn't like GF. Without bidding  her he left to meet his GF who was waiting  for him  in the forest .On reaching the forest he saw his GF who  was in great mood of playing hide-seek. She went hiding in such a place where  he couldn't find but he got see a strange sight of two monkeys  .One holding a half corn piece, waiting for some other animal  to share  the piece of corn with it .Without giving the piece of corn to other monkey who is leaking the ground as he too hungry  and  who is quiet younger to him   .Suddenly he realized that "Sharing give us unconditional joy and satisfaction in our heart" .He acted like the first  monkey  who had an ignorant look/sad look  .He thanked  his stars for showing right way  every time  when he went astray as we human  being  have evolved from monkey.So we should  take the 1 step ahead of them   and  try  to be humble beings .He then  immediately found out where his GF was hiding , leaving her back to the place from where he had picked her up and left for home. Only to find his twin sister Nina waiting for him so that they have can  their dinner together  .
                                           
Moral of the story is :Be kind and humble to other fellow beings 

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Monday, 23 February 2015

Cover Reveal or Book Blitz of Metro Diaries by Namrata

Presenting Cover Reveal or Book Blitz of Metro Diaries by Namrata .Namrata is wonderful blogger, writer , very good human being and an very talented author  .She is also the member of the book club.So let us all wish her luck and success for the book .


Book Blitz 

Metro Diaries 
By 
Namrata

Touching, amusing and deeply moving, Metro Diaries - Love Classics are tales that will hold you from start till end.





Blurb 


Love is one of the most amazing feelings on this earth, one that makes you the most powerful person or the most helpless person in a split second. These stories capture those feelings of despair, longing, love, lust, desire, want, dejection and admiration to create deja vu. Hold onto your hearts as you flip through these pages and take a walk down the memory lane as "Metro Diaries" will revive your innermost feelings and imbibe in you the magic of love. Touching, amusing and deeply moving, Metro Diaries - Love Classics are tales that will hold you from start till end.

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About 
Namrata

Namrata is a prolific blogger known by the name Privy Trifles in the blogosphere who romances life through her writings and aspires to make love the universal language. She dons various hats between that of a contributing author to 6 anthologies a reviewer for leading publishing houses an editor to various books and a columnist. Apart from that she is also the editor for an online magazine called Writer's Ezine. Having mastered the nuances of finance till recently she also held the title of an investment banker closely to let it go to embrace her love for writing fully.



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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Blessing in Disguise

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Blessing in Disguise
Four year ago
It was a pleasant day in Mumbai. Sonia 's  mother  Radica had gone to bazaar and grandmother had  gone to temple  to attend some Parvachan. Sonia used to  not like these kind of stuff which her grand mom used like. As she was a party animal .Those were hay days when Sonia was centre of attraction but after Shyam rejection she wasn't the same dynamic person . Shyam was the apple of people's eyes in Dwarka Nagari the   swanky building in Mumbai which was two street away from her residence .Shyam was getting ready for bath . Until he heard the news of Radica Auntie's death He immediately ran down to her place where Sonia lived ."Her grand mom stared at him and promised herself that  she will  never allow  Shyam who had  ruined her daughter-in law life  to come close to any of her granddaughter 's". she thought warily as  she allowed Shyam to enter  the crematorium  to attend Radica 's last rites function.

Presently
Shyam knew from his close source that Radica  was Sonia's mother   Mrs. Radica  act  pull Sonia's  father down as he  Xyz multinational company  tender which she wanted to give her boyfriend i.e. him But Alas it couldn't happen as Mr. Seth was a good man having a golden heart. But  after Radica death his live was hay wired .As he started to drinking and partying  a lot.   Shyam hated himself for  being so shallow that he had  rejected Sonia over her mother Radica as she was more attractive to look .He felt ashamed of himself and left the place .Sonia who was looking lost  .Looking at the way Sonia was taken away from the place his heart twisted .Finally Shyam had decided to take her away from her family who were giving her shabby treatment .But how was  he going to do it was a big question ? he thought frustratingly .

Finally Shyam  thought of a plan  ,he called up his pal' Raj 'in this regard. The plan was simple to kidnap Sonia from the Business seminar which is going to be held in London. Raj looked at his friend with great regard. 'It's quiet risky Shyam' Raj tensely said. No.....Everything in life is challenge ,so I am ready for this risky challenge Shyam  smiling said .But what are you going to do? Raj enquires as Shyam packs his bag and ready to take the next fight to London. While leaving home for airport Shyam looking at Raj says the answer to your question is 'Disguise'. I will disguise as Sandy -the diplomat of the state  for Sonia's sake .After reaching the airport Raj and Shyam exchanged teary glances while bidding their adieus.

On reaching London, he disguised himself as Sandy--the diplomat of the state  went to the party which was been thrown by Mr. Seth along with his  brand new wife days before Business seminar .In the mark of their achievements which they had got , when Sonia was heading his Xyz multinational company . While enjoying the party , he started searching for Sonia .Sonia who was lost in thought standing  in extreme corner  of the party hall staring at sky through the glass windows .On Locating Sonia he pressed a handkerchief  filled with chloroform on  her face. She fell unconscious .Shyam lifted her and took her away in midst people enjoying the party .As Mr. Seth saw real Sandy enter the party  hall with his mother late in night   , he felt something  wrong amidst and frantically starting searching for Sonia  .When he came to Shyam  who had disguised has Sandy had kidnap  his daughter .He ran  out to wage a war  him. Alas! he couldn't as he was stopped by his own mother who didn't like him anymore .Seeing a person named Sandy  taking her ,Sonia couldn't believe her eyes as she felt like Krishna who had come rescue her Rukumini from family who didn't like her especially from the diplomat of the state Sandy . Sonia felt happiness bubble up .'Are you the really Sandy who is supposed to get married to me ' she asked him as Mr. Seth tried to pull her by pushing his mother on the ground  .Nah I am Shyam.  He said while marching towards Mr. Seth .Much before he could start his fist fight with her father as he was having animalist behavior towards week and meek .  Sonia stopped him by saying "This merchant of Mumbai does not understand the true meaning of quality mercy like you do".

The day of seminar dawned , making Mr. Seth realize that  he was the one and only  person  who  disguised himself  as happy man who wants more from life but in actuality  he was the  most unhappiest person in the world. In order picture himself or make him feel happy  he remarried a women who did not want to  mother Sonia but  only wanted his wealth  He thought warily as he saw Sonia smiling at Shyam's antics .Which made him feel jealous of Shyam the  great business man who was making her laugh .Which felt like blessing his disguise for his daughter 


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Friday, 20 February 2015

#1000 Speak For Compassion : The white-haired women ---- Grandma

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Hi Y'all
Good Afternoon
 The  white-haired women  ---- Grandma is small article written by my friend Simple Women  Radha   as 'A Tribute' to the newest generation of people as they still value and respect their grandparents especially their grandma's for being in their lives ..... for  the longest period.So let start with it.

                     The  white-haired women  ---- Grandma



We all call GRANDMA by different names like Aaaji ,Patti ,Dadi ,Granny and etc...... way . we often mock around her saying that "granny you are too bad and  boring us with her advices and sermons" .We allways considered the white hair ,fragile frame women as traditional and who doesn't not know how to  move on with others as they live in their old world isn't it so? Guys hmm  even we find it a  little awkward to call our friend home for party afraid off her as if she is' Dayan'.  
But we often forget a  thing that she is also a human being and not a lump to be taunted every one and then for being their in our lives.  As they have crossed through several stages in life to come to this level and we not even crossed  one stage of life  properly without others  help we start  being like we are 'ustad ' we don't think that we will one day also become old like them instead we think we are every green young .I have seen most of young parents they snap their grandmas(Gm) as if their  (GM) don't know what is current trend in every senses especially after child birth .They never trust their (GM) as they don't want to or their scared to trust and try out  their Nuskas as they think it will   will harm the child .  But then  ...... they trust the doctors who give medicines for small small problem like cold or cough or stomach pain caused by Acidity ,gas or indigestion which isn't good for the young child .
As for them  trusting  their (GM) ghar ka Nuskas is like playing with fire  .Much before their Granny gives anything they will asks several question that their mothers find it difficult to calm both of them 

Grandma's relationship with us is unique and whether proof.Meaning Despite several fights with them   and criticism against her we love her and if any outsider speaks to them rudely you snap them back .....and give them a lesson of their life .Seeing you defend her she (Grandma ) sheds tears of joy and pours her heart to you and showers unconditional love on you .No one on this planet earth can given you so much love like Grandma not even your Gf,Husband,Wife or finance can give you ,that  much love she gives  as they do Dekhava of love apart from some exceptional people .

Once when our relationship becomes strong we start sharing things that we also don't share with parents until one day when  your best friend and your mentor of life IE Grandma leaves you and becomes a star amongst the other stars .You start feeling bad and start missing her as you became like parched soil which requires water for its development and  once when you will feeling like that and  then to rejuvenate yourself you will start remembering each and every word of grandma and soak it into your  heart .As She was  the backbone of the family like the agriculture which  is backbone of India  and like head of family. SHE is also SUPREME HEAD OF THE FAMILY WITH WHOM FAMILY PROPHECY WOULD NOT  HAVE HAPPENED .So once when you realize this as you grow up you will take parents very well and you will teach their grandchildren to be  good to them  but today's generation  Grand Parents are not that strict like our generation Grandma .Can't help it.

Only one thing I want Y'all to remember that never make them feel like  they are burden on you  as I seen some many people keeping their own mother in homes so that their children future will not disturbed  but this according to me is not done as Grandma are dam good to be with .They are smarter and wiser than all others in a family.So be compassionate and kind towards them.

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Thank you all for reading my article  and thank you AshG for hosting me on your blog


Be Good Be Happy 


Happy reading 

With Lots of Hugs and Love 

XoXo

Writer Gal's friend  Simple Women  Radha

#Snap your week 8 by Eloquent Articulation


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 I spotted this bird on the balcony of my house yesterday while I was having chai .This picture is of humming bird  which comes to my place whenever  I  give him something  to eat .But then Today  this fellow  was sitting on tracks of the windows -sill. It was amazing  to see his every expression on  his face especially his eyes.As his eyes was filled  with lot of mischief . So Today without  disturbing him I decided to capture this sight.  I click the picture  of this Humming bird  in the afternoon when he was in great mood   from a distance  by using my HD Camera  .

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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Cover Reveal : Sangita's Dilemma by Sundari Venkatraman

Here comes another  book from a very  accomplished Author Sundari Venkatraman .She is also the  member of the book club.Let's applaud  her for giving  us such wonderful stories and wish her luck for her upcoming book. Sangita's Dilemma by SundariVenkatraman .






Cover Reveal:

SANGITA'S DILEMMA

by 

Sundari Venkatraman

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Sangita Sinclair was not always this successful & passionate lady heading the NGO “Penn Urimai” for downtrodden, abused and homeless women….

When Sangita catches the eye of Gautam Sinclair she is a simple, homely girl; utterly unaware of her charms & capabilities. She has the devil’s own time in overcoming her inhibitions, hesitation, and her family’s orthodox and outdated rules before recognising her love for Gautam.

Will Gautam be able to solve Sangita’s Dilemma or will she be forever trapped in her past?



About the author



Sundari Venkatraman has four novels and a short story collection to her name. Sangita’s Dilemma is her sixth book. Her books are self-published under the banner Flaming Sun and are often found on Amazon’s Top 100 Bestsellers’ Contemporary Romances list. 

A great fan of Mills & Boon romances over the past four decades, Sundari has always believed in ‘Happily Ever Afters’ and all her books promise joyous endings. 

Sangita’s Dilemma tells the story of Sangita, a young widow from a conservative family in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Her parents wouldn’t hear of widow remarriage and all hell breaks loose when a half-American falls in love with her and proposes marriage. Sundari deals with different issues in society in her books without preaching anyone. The characters speak for themselves. 

The author says, “I wrote this book with a lot of love and passion; I hope you enjoy reading it.” 

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Other books by the author

Double Jeopardy

The Malhotra Bride
Meghna
The Runaway Bridegroom
Flaming Sun Collection 1: Happily Ever Afters From India (Box Set)
Matches Made In Heaven

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