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Book Review: Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty by Paulami Duttagupta.

Today, in an all new session of THE READING ROOM, we are going to review Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty  by Paulami Duttagupta.

Ri

·         Book Description

Ri cover
The book is written in a crisp manner which brings no confusion to the reader at any point. The plot, though filled with terror and fast paced, brings in tension as the book progresses. Paulami has succeeded to convey the message that terror never brings peace and that not all can be trusted even during a secret mission.

·         My View

I’ve read books that were later filmed. This is the first time I’m getting a book that is a film adaptation. Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty is based on the National award winning Khasi film named Ri. Though it is presented with great storytelling skills, the book is more of reality than of fiction. It is about the state of Meghalaya and the terrorist activities happening in the state in the name of a freedom struggle.

The characters of Manbha (the terrorist ), Emika (the journalist ) and
Kyndiah (the police officer) grab all the attention while George is a
character who makes the plot interesting. Like always, let me not reveal the whole plot. There is no deliberate effort in bringing in suspense.

The book is small, yet crisp and logical. Fiction lovers may find the
book too plain as Ri is too realistic.

My rating: 3.5/5

Title:   Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty
Author: Paulami Duttagupta
ISBN-10:  8192893730
ISBN-13: 9788192893730
 Genre: Fiction/Thriller
Publisher: Fablery Publications

Buy this book online

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So here we come to an end to today’s session of Reading Room
Reviewed By:  Siji Menon (Team WordBite)

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Book Review: Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty by Paulami Duttagupta

Today, in an all new session of THE READING ROOM, we are going to review Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty  by Paulami Duttagupta.

review

Book Description

Ri cover

The book is written in a crisp manner which brings no confusion to the reader at any point. The plot, though filled with terror and fast
paced, brings in tension as the book progresses. Paulami has succeeded to convey the message that terror never brings peace and that not all can be trusted even during a secret mission.

·         My View

I’ve read books that were later filmed. This is the first time I’m
getting a book that is a film adaptation. Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty is based on the National award winning Khasi film named Ri. Though it is presented with great storytelling skills, the book is more of reality than of fiction. It is about the state of Meghalaya and the terrorist activities happening in the state in the name of a freedom struggle.
The characters of Manbha (the terrorist ),
Emika (the journalist ) and
Kyndiah (the police officer) grab all the attention while George is a
character who makes the plot interesting.
Like always, let me not reveal the whole plot. There is no deliberate
effort in bringing in suspense.
The book is small, yet crisp and logical. Fiction lovers may find the
book too plain as Ri is too realistic.

My rating: 3.5/5

Title:   Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty
Author: Paulami Duttagupta
ISBN-10:  8192893730
ISBN-13: 9788192893730
 Genre: Fiction/Thriller
Publisher: Fablery Publications

Buy this book online
Amazon link
http://www.amazon.in/Ri-Homeland-Uncertainty-Paulami-DuttaGupta/dp/8192893731?tag=googinhydr18418-21

So here we come to an end to today’s session of Reading Room

Reviewed By:  Siji Menon (Team WordBite)

Book Review: Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty by Paulami Duttagupta

Today, in an all new session of THE READING ROOM, we are going to review Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty  by Paulami Duttagupta.

review

Book Description

 

Ri cover

The book is written in a crisp manner which brings no confusion to the reader at any point. The plot, though filled with terror and fast
paced, brings in tension as the book progresses. Paulami has succeeded
to convey the message that terror never brings peace and that not all
can be trusted even during a secret mission.

·         My View

I’ve read books that were later filmed. This is the first time I’m
getting a book that is a film adaptation. Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty
is based on the National award winning Khasi film named Ri.
Though it is presented with great storytelling skills, the book is
more of reality than of fiction. It is about the state of Meghalaya
and the terrorist activities happening in the state in the name of a
freedom struggle.
The characters of Manbha (the terrorist ),
Emika (the journalist ) and
Kyndiah (the police officer) grab all the attention while George is a
character who makes the plot interesting.
Like always, let me not reveal the whole plot. There is no deliberate
effort in bringing in suspense.
The book is small, yet crisp and logical. Fiction lovers may find the
book too plain as Ri is too realistic.

My rating: 3.5/5

Title:   Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty
Author: Paulami Duttagupta
ISBN-10:  8192893730
ISBN-13: 9788192893730
 Genre: Fiction/Thriller
Publisher: Fablery Publications

Buy this book online
Amazon link
http://www.amazon.in/Ri-Homeland-Uncertainty-Paulami-DuttaGupta/dp/8192893731?tag=googinhydr18418-21

So here we come to an end to today’s session of Reading Room

Reviewed By:  Siji Menon (Team WordBite)

Book Review: A Tug of War by Yashika Nayyar

Today, in an all new session of THE READING ROOM, we are going to review ATug of War by Yashika Nayyar

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  • Book Description

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Yashika who has penned A Tug of War talks about relationship problems of teenagers. A perfect blend of emotions and reality, the book serves the readers with relationships problems and their solutions.

  • My View

“A Tug of War” by Yashika Nayyar is a combination of some short stories blended with philosophical thoughts based on real events that serve some useful messages to the society and some wonderful poems which speaks of the most. This book tries to solve relationship problem in order to help readers to maintain their relationships in a much better way.

Authoress tried to lay down some very good messages with the help of this book. The topics are discussed after every short story juicing out the moral of the story such as understanding your children,about parental support and many more.A good writing style has been adopted by the authoress and the articulation is also very nice. The best thing about the book is-motivational poems amalgamated in between the story and philosophies. Not any one, but all of them are good and present authoress thoughts more lucidly. The story ‘No Match Blood’ is really a beautiful story unleashing some unexpected facets of the story at the end serving a great moral. This is the story I liked the most and the book would climb more steps if all the stories would be humorous like this one.

About the downfalls of the book   :I couldn’t found all the stories engaging and fresh. Stories could be more molded and flavored. Also, the stories could be stitched in a much better way. A smooth flow in the narration of the story is lacking. It felt that the authoress is very eager to jump to describe the next event. The sudden change of track from story to philosophy was quite unpredictable at first. Later, I discovered that the stories are just an example to set to let readers understand authoress’ thoughts in an easy way.Authoress has tried well to communicate with the readers but couldn’t stretch to the extent. I was not able to connect to the book completely. A link was missing. The authoress could lay down her thoughts in a friendlier way.

I liked the theme chosen by the authoress but it would blossom completely if it would be implemented well or some stories could be more imaginative and interesting. Although,a nice effort by the debutant authoress.

My rating: 2.5/5

Title: A Tug Of War

Author:Yashika Nayyar

ISBN-10: 978-93-82393-76-4

ISBN-13:

Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Sanbun Publishers

Buy this book online

http://www.gyanbooks.com/index.php?p=sr&Uc=9382393764&I=0

 So here we come to an end to today’s session of Reading Room

Reviewed By: ShwetaKesari (Team WordBite)                     

Book Review: Because Life is a Gift by Disha

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Today, in an all new session of THE READING ROOM, we are going to review ‘Because Life is a Gift by Disha

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  • Book Description:

 He is ten years old and confined to a wheelchair. But that’s not his identity. To the world, he is India’s youngest patent holder for inventing variants of chess for six, twelve and sixty players.


Have you heard of the Army Major who was declared dead in the Kargil war, but is India’s first blade runner today?

Do you think a woman without hands can be one of India’s leading painters?

What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you see a differently-abled person? Pity? Sympathy?

The real-life success stories of fifteen differently-abled people charted in Because Life is a Gift will make you think otherwise. You will sense pride replace all feelings of pity and sympathy for they have fought against all odds to achieve their dreams.

This book is a tribute to their courage, passion and zest for life. They will challenge your notion of the impossible. They will inspire you to live life to the fullest, because life is truly a gift.

  • My View:

 ‘Because Life is a gift’ is the second book by Disha after ‘My Beloved MBA Plans’. The blurb which is completely different from any currently available books by Indian authors and the genre which is motivation grows my interest in the book. I haven’t read her first book and have no clue about her narrating style or plot framing style.

The Cover looks fresh and goes with the name wonderfully. But after reading the whole book, I would say it could have been designed in a more significant manner which would have gone with the content better. The name though goes with the book perfectly. At every chapter of the book the readers will realize that indeed life is a gift.

Very often we become depressed in our life and seek motivation in spiritual lectures, inspiring movies or in biographies of our heroes. This book has it all. This book is the story of many heroes who have fought against the back-stabbing society, against the abnormal circumstances, against their annoying fates and have come out with flying colors. This book has stories of fifteen unrecognized heroes, who have refuse to succumb to their disabilities and made their way to happen wonders. The author has done a wonderful job by compiling these stories in one single book which will not only help the disabled people but will change our view towards them. Kudos to the author for keeping it simple and straight without giving it a visible fictional touch and injecting their own words in the exact places. The author has also described her view and what should our society do, which will help spread the awareness.

The narrating style is good and simple. The author has totally concentrated on touching the reader’s heart about the tale of the heroes and succeeded. There were a few grammatical and typos but that won’t catch the reader’s attention because they will be busy with the unbelievable stories of the differently-abled people. I appreciate the author for the research she have done for penning down such a book and for attempting to switch the lime light to those who needed it the most. I wish we have more this kind of books which will motivate the mass with real life stories of common men. A must read for all.

My rating: 4.5/5

Title: Because Life is a Gift

Author: Disha

ISBN-10:  938266517X

ISBN-13: 9789382665175

 Genre: Motivation

Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors

Buy this book online:

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So here we come to an end to today’s session of Reading Room

Reviewed By: Purnendu Chatterjee(Team WordBite)       

Book Review: It’s for you…Mihi by MD. Asif

Today, in an all new session of THE READING ROOM, we are going to review ‘It’s for you…Mihi by MD. Asif’

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  • Book Description

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Have you ever fought for a friend who was bashed badly while running nude on the way?

Have you ever climbed up a building through a mango tree, just for getting her glimpse?

Do you have a romantic girlfriend who follows your words as that of the God?

Have you ever surprised your girlfriend on the bank of a pond outside the town at 12 am?

Have you ever travelled around 1000 km for a girl who broke up with you around 270 days ago?

Have you ever got caught stealing diary of your berth mate in a train?

Have you ever gone under so much influence of a trauma that you tried to attempt a suicide?

How would you react when the reason of that trauma proves to be a fake one?

It’s for you MIHI will take you the journey filled with such overwhelming love story where the pit of your stomach will be sacked by all the emotions known to human world. Your skin will be filled with goose bumps and as you will feel the joys and sorrows you will eventually become the invisible part of this romantic saga.

Let’s join Asif in his encounter with the love of his life and the listless experiences that came along with the package.

  • My View  

To be honest, I don’t read this kind of books where without any central story, a list of feelings are jotted down. But “It’s for you…Mihi” managed to make me like the book but only not intensely. It’s just a boy turning the whole wide world upside down to win back his love. Although it is quite often we quote that teenage love never cease to exist, since it’s immature, but the author has contradicted that and proved that the love he tried to depict from the protagonists of his book is pure, innocent, naïve and precious like an uncut diamond! I liked the flow of narration, which will easily make his readers hooked to the book and the best thing is that it is not only about love between two teenagers, but mostly about a life of a teenager and we get to experience that life right from the eyes of a teenager. How their worlds are so fragile and their careers only the one important thing in their lives despite certain temptations, and how they so much depend upon their parents yet it seems like there’s a cold war and how they always listen to their heart! That’s the best thing about the book; the author has made us realize that when we are teenagers we tend to think from our heart rather from mind! But when we grow older we tend to think from our mind and in that process we lose so many things! The characters are strikingly portrayed, quite believable. And the author’s choice of simple words has turned his story into a real delightful read. There are lots of flaws in the book, but since this opened my heart and made me realize how sometimes we neglect the person who matters us the most, I’ll rather not talk about those minor flaws! In one word: A must read for all teenagers. And the book really awed by heart, for once it completely touched my heart mostly because of Asif, the protagonist! And I’m sure after reading this book; teen girls might want a loving boyfriend like Asif! He is such an ideal boyfriend material!

Slogan: Love is precious. Learn to treasure it!

  • My rating: 3/5

 

Title: It’s for you…Mihi

Author: Md. Asif

ISBN-10: 938302304X

ISBN-13: 9789383023042

Genre: Fiction>>Indian Writing

Publisher: PARLANCE PUBLISHERS PRIVATE LIMITED

 

Buy this book online http://www.snapdeal.com/product/its-for-youmihi/92511762?pos=14%3B15

So here we come to an end to today’s session of Reading Room

Reviewed By: Aditi Saha (Team WordBite)

 

 

 

Book Review: The Mahabharata Secret by Christopher Charles Doyle

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Today, in an all new session of THE READING ROOM, we are going to review The Mahabharata Secret by Christopher Charles Doyle

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  • Book Description

Take a trip to 244 B.C. and back in Christopher C. Doyle’s debut book – The Mahabharata Secret. The book takes you to ancient times when Asoka The Great discovers a secret that could change the world as we know it. For 2300 years the secret remained buried but fast-forward to the present day and the book introduces another twist, in what seems like any other long-forgotten mystery.

The murder of a retired nuclear scientist who leaves a trail of coded messages for his nephew will take you on the adventure of your life, when you read this book. Exploring prehistoric ruins, being chased by evil forces and saving the world from its utter doom are just some of the fantastic escapades that you will experience.

If you like books that take you through a series of clues with a sprinkling of mystery, then you will love this book from Doyle, which mixes ancient Hindu mythology and modern technology. The first edition of The Mahabharata Secret, published in 2013, is available in paperback.

  • My View

This book is a success in itself, the phase of the book with the historic references actually gives us the exact feel of the story. I actually got cast away with the story’s past and present scenario being linked together with finesse and perfection.  To feel that chronicle and experiencing that thrill in the story is the most driving part. In the middle, somewhere, I felt the narration was slow and there was indeed a test of my patience but finding ‘The Secret’, makes up for it. The story surprised me with something intriguing each time and it goes on till the end page. A very good book and I recommend you all to read it once because sometimes all you need is to have an eye of a person through which you can see a different world, a different Mahabharata. Watch out for the second part of this series.

  • My rating: 4/5

 

Title: The Mahabharate Secret

Author: Christopher Charles Doyle

ISBN-13: 978-9383202317

Genre: Fiction/Historical

Publisher: Om Books International; First edition (21 October 2013)

http://www.amazon.in/The-Mahabharata-Secret-Christopher-Doyle/dp/9383202319

So here we come to an end to today’s session of Reading Room

Reviewed By:  Dheeraj Sharma  (Team WordBite)