Book Review : The Amazing Racist

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Book Review : The Amazing Racist

The Amazing Racist is a novel based in Sri Lanka and is written by Chhimi Tenduf-La. Chimmi Tenduf-La is half English,half Tibetan who grew up in Hong Kong,London,Delhi and Colombo,where he now lives with his wife Samantha and daughter Tara. This is his first novel. I have received this book which is published by Hachette India as being part of the BlogAdda Book Review Program. It is a story of a sweet and sour relationship between a son-in-law and father-in-law.



Cover : Cover is in the colors of Sri Lanka -green representing their greenery. A wheelchair on its cover and a cigarette in ashtray make no sense when you haven't read the book but after reading you know how much sensible the cover is. It not only arises curiosity in the reader but make reader wonder what relation it has with the title of the book.

Plot : Edward Trusted an Englishmen came to Sri Lanka from England as a teacher in a school. He fell in love with Menaka Rupasinghe  a vibrant carefree modern Sri Lankan beauty who was daughter of Tilak Rupasinghe a hard, orthodox, disciplined man who was suffering from cancer. He wanted to marry her daughter with someone from their race,religion and caste and thus tried every possible way to separate them but Menaka and Edward were adamant about their marriage. They married and after a year Kiki their daughter was born. Menaka went to work for an NGO in North Sri Lanka after the end of civil war in that part of the country and distances herself from Edward and their daughter. Edward then took care of their daughter with the help of Tilak who hated him for his color. How they will come together for Kiki? How will their relationship change with time? Will Menaka return in her family for her daughter? Will Tilak survive cancer? The book answer these questions and culminates into an emotional ending after some comedy,love and drama between father-in-law and son-in-law which make them discover how much similar and different they are from each other.

Highs : The climax is the high point of the story. The emotional ending was written superbly and with full of emotions. Explanation of Sri Lanka's culture from a foreigners perspective was also done nicely. The comic situations arises from Tilak's behavior add flavors to the narrative. The narrative is fast paced and interesting. The story has many similarities with Indian mindset and thus looks as their own to the Indian readers. 

Lows : The writing style and language is difficult to understand and confusing at places. Although the setup for the story is new and fresh but the story is old and I have seen similar situations in many Hindi movies. There are no twists and turns in the story which makes it predictable.

Verdict : A fresh take on old story. But you will love the comic scenes and friendly tussles between Edward and Tilak. A fun read all the way which would strengthen your believe that love has the same language everywhere in the world. 

Rating : I would like to give 3/5.


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Online Shopping With Zoutons.com

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Online Shopping With Zoutons.com



Zoutons.com is a coupons and deal aggregation website helping online shoppers and deal hunters to locate latest coupons and offers from a vast pool of online retailers,banks and brands.You can also share these offers with your family and friends through social networks like Twitter,Facebook and Google Plus. The discount offers and coupons are regularly updated and you found the most latest deals every time you visit the site. Zoutons also offers email subscription for regular news letters about latest deals and discounts.

The look and feel of the site is also nicely managed. It is not like the stock of offers haphazardly arranged here and there in the site but properly placed in blocks easily recognizable by the user with brand or e-commerce portal. Famous online shopping sites like Amazon,Jabong,Flipkart, etc can be easy reached from Zoutons.com and great discount offers can be availed from them. Now sites which offer mobile related offers are also reached from there. Freecharge Coupons and freecharge promo code could be utilize for the user benefit.

It is always a win-win situation for Zoutons.com users where Loot is always on and you can avail double discounts one offered by zoutons and the others running on sites.

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Online Shopping

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Online Shopping


Nowadays online shopping is the new fashion. Just like we used to do the window shopping in local markets and shops we now do monitor shopping i.e just looking at things on various online shopping sites for things of our choice,searching for the best offers and then buying nothing but believe me today shopping online is just as easy as shopping physically , they also have all the facilities like trying the product, exchanging if you want something else and return it if you don't want it at all and yes they don't even give you a particular time for returning or exchanging a product.

Zoutons.com is also one such site which provides you details of the offers running on different online selling sites. Moreover they give you extra discount coupons if you visit particular shopping portal from there site which means double the benefit. You can have flipkart coupon codes ,jabong coupon codes,etc from there site. Flipkart in addition to other payment methods give flipkart vouchers also as payment option which you can receive or give as gifts to someone. 

So the time when people used to hesitate from online shopping has gone, it's the time to consider it as the first option while shopping. 
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Book Review : The Waning Moon

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Book Review : The Waning Moon - When Love Interrupts.


The Waning Moon - When Love Interrupts is a sequel to Six Teen Mistakes - The Waxing Moon by Nikhil Kushwaha which was reviewed by me here. This book is also published by Frog Books of Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd. I have received this book from the author and it is the continuation of the first part.


Cover: It looks nice with photographs of good times in love, a love letter and an engagement ring all in the foreground of lonely walking boy. It suits the narrative and the poem in the rear of the book which is the best poem in this book.

Plot: This is sad but there is no plot or story in this book. Priya came to Nikhil's hometown to attend her cousin's wedding and also to listen the rest his love story. We already knew at the end of the first book that Shreya was dead, this part only describes the timeline of how this happened.

Boiler : The poems again came to the rescue but this time they are used less , the narrative was simple and easy to understand. Characters are believable. Some love moments are captured well. 

Spoiler : I don't know how to say that but this story is stagnant throughout. I waited till the end for some twists and surprises like Nikhil concocting the story just to impress Priya whom he loved from the first sight or including some event like his elopement with Shreya could have electrified the narrative. Her death was also emotionless and his remembering of those times looks painless and comical to me that's why I actually waiting for some weird or surprise ending which it was not. Some poems looked vulgar to me and others were also not as good as in the previous part. 

Verdict : Read just to know what happens after first part. A simple read.

Rating : I would give it 1/5. 
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