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Book Review : The Winner's Curse

Book Review : The Winner's CurseThe Winner's Curse is a political thriller about National ID Numbers, power and greed which is written by Dee Walker who is an alumnus of IIT Delhi and published by Srishti Publishers and Distributors. I have received this author signed copy from Reader's Cosmos.


Cover : Cover lacks intriguing quality. Though the picture of a metro city and some hint of computer language points out at the involvement of technology and engineering which is clarified by the tag line ' A political thriller about national ID numbers, power and greed'. The voyage of secrets,betrayal,trust and crime you are going to experience in the book is not revealed with the cover.

Plot : The story is mainly revolves around Harsh Mittal a multi billionaire businessman enjoying patronage of the Master of the Popular PartyZoon Draboo. The Master wants to control the politics of India and regain majority in the coming elections with the help of Harsh who was an orphan who…

Pimple Diary

Pimples Diary


There are two rhyming words related to face that draws attention of onlookers. But for one you want everyone to see and appreciate them and for other you better hide yourself from sight of others. These two words are dimple and pimple. Each one of us either a boy or a girl crave for dimples but not pimples. 

Pimples are as much a problem for boys as for girls or either more severe in boys due to their carelessness towards their facial hygiene. I too have oily skin the perfect breeding ground for pimples. Oily skin catches environmental dust easily and when it gets clogged in facial pores it gives rise to blackheads and pimples the reddish protuberances on face which are attractive enough to caught eyeballs and give rise to disgusting expressions from the viewer. With onset of puberty pimples started to grow on my face as skin becomes thicker at that time than it was during childhood. I faced constant gazes and some friends even tried to touch and squeeze them to ooze ou…

Abandon

Abandon

"I wouldn't forgive him for his lie", he said to his father.
"But darling it was his duty and it was you who taught him that duty comes before family", he tried to pacify her. 
"He never told a lie to me in his lifetime and see the day he lied to me he died" , she broke into tears in front of a coffin wrapped in tricolors.
Her son was the Indian army soldier who died of a bomb blast while rescuing a family trapped in that house.
"We should be proud of him that he decided to abandon us and not his country" he said to her proudly. 

P.S : This post is a salute to all soldiers safeguarding Indian republic by endangering their lives. We must remember them on this special day. Happy Republic Day.


This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.



 This post is also written for Five Sentence Fiction (abandon)

Ambitions of A Litterbug

Ambitions of A Litterbug

I have dreams or I should say that we have dreams, my team the members of my community who are struggling for a name and fame in the society at least some respect from are fellow citizens. We are the neglected lot in this country. There are people who fought for the rights of women, children, LGBT , SC, ST,etc but none comes to cater our demands for the equality or rather superiority in the society for our services to the great country of ours India.
Afters years of humiliation from the society we have decided to come together to raise our demands and make our talent known not only in the country but throughout the world. Actually sometimes I think these foreigners understands us better that our own countrymen. They are the true jewelers to value the gems like us. They click pictures of our arts of those beautiful textures we made with paan and guthka spits on roadside walls, the garbage we throw to show our high consumption of food items are their favorite a…

Face To Face With Creativity

Face To Face With Creativity There is a saying in Hindi 'Jahan Na Pahunche Ravi, Wahan Pahunche Kavi' which means that a poet could reach at places where even sun couldn't. It means that our imagination and creativity take us to places otherwise unreachable. It points out things in us, in our surroundings which we either ignores or don't see at all due to a veil of some traditions,religion and culture. Creativity highlights the beauty or the ugliness of certain things hiding behind the mask of ignorance owing to certain societal pressures. 
Many incidents recently like attack on french magazine Charlie Hebdo which killed journalists and cartoonists for depicting Prophet Mohammad's cartoon, violent demonstration against movies like PK  and Ram Rahim 's (MSG ), ban on books by Salman Rushdie, Perumal Murugan, Tasleema Nasreen, Dan Brown,etc for defaming religions and many such acts by so called moral police have tried to curb creativity and openly condemned it. …

Book Review : 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck

Book Review : 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck


Luck as some says is a matter of luck but Ashwin Sanghi in this non-fiction book 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck published by Westland Ltd believes that luck depends on one's attitude and approach in life and how he/she raise, recognize and respond in a particular situation. I have purchased this author signed copy from Amazon. I bought it for Ashwin Sanghi but since it is a non-fiction it took me about a month to start reading it as I am less interested in non-fictions but as I sat to read it I finished it in a single day.



Cover : Cover design is attractive having three bodies without faces but having hands instead showing fingers which adds to 13. It is aptly design to attract the reader and I became interested in this book by looking at it's cover only.

Content : The book contains 6 chapters explaining that luck depends on your attitude and approach in life and it is not something you are born with. Each one of us has capability to bec…

Quickly to Bangalore With Quikr

Quickly to Bangalore With Quikr
Relocating from one place to another is a daunting task and to think shifting to a place 2155 km away with all your furniture, electronics and other essential things seems next to impossible with all the things you have in your house. The cost to transport your household items to such a long distance would sure to destabilize your monthly budget leaving with less money to spend in the new city and the possibility that things would not damage during transportation is very less. I am talking about relocating from Delhi to Bangalore.
Bangalore or Bengaluru is the capital city of a southern Indian state Karnataka and is known as Silicon Valley of India due to home to numerous IT companies. This city is rapidly booming in every sector thus providing more opportunities than many other Indian cities for business growth as well as for those who wants better education in engineering and management owing to presence of high number of such institutes. Thus shifti…

Prisoner No. 142

Prisoner No. 142

He was known as Prisoner No. 142 in jail the number given to him after receiving life imprisonment. Coincidentally this number coincides with the number of people killed by them on the day when he was arrested outside school premises while his other associates fled the crime scene.He was from a terrorist group which was opposed to this whole idea of modern education, they believed that study of religious books and scriptures were the only requisite in life and that modern day education turned a person against their religion by inculcating and inducing ideas of other religions.

He was just seventeen years old when he was arrested for this heinous crime of killing innocent children and teachers. He succumbed to police pressure and admitted his crime and also revealed the name of other accused involved in the attack with him. All of them were arrested later and received life imprisonment with him. They too were of his age. They came in contact of an NGO working in jails…

Review of IIT Bombay

Review of IIT Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology or IIT as they famously known are India's premier Science and Engineering Institutes and IIT Bombay located at Powoi, Mumbai is the second oldest institute of the IIT system. It was founded in 1958 and emerged as India's top university in global ranking.
IIT Bombay has a comprehensive graduate program offering doctoral degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Currently IIT Bombay has a total of 14 academic departments, six centers, one school, and three interdisciplinary programs. Over the last 53 years, around 39,000 engineers and scientists have graduated from the institute. Educational programs here extend beyond the physical sciences and engineering into humanities and social sciences such as Economics, English, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology and into management studies. Over the years, the institute has also created a niche for its innovative short-term courses through continuing education and …

Fresh Start

Fresh Start

Martha again tried to convince him that they should marry in this new year but Robert was adamant to break this relationship,"I know you love me then why you are maintaining these distances," Martha asked.
"I can't tell you but I am breaking this relationship because I love you" he said and started moving out of the room.
" Wait a minute! I'll clear your doubts for a freshstart," she transformed into a vampire after saying some magical words and then asked him," What do you say know? Is this love possible?"
He smiled and hugged her after transforming into a Werewolf, he was glad that she knew his reality.
"Such match are made in heaven Martha," they knew now that they were made for each other.
This post is linked to Five Sentence Fiction ( Fresh)

Review : VCCircle and Ink42

Review : VCCircle and Ink42


The VCCircleNetwork, founded in 2005, is India's leading online financial media and information services group. It owns business news websites VCCircle.com and Techcircle.in, and financial data platform VCCEdge. The network is owned by Mosaic Media Ventures Pvt Ltd, and is headquartered in New Delhi with offices in Mumbai and Bangalore.
VCCircle.com is a place which satisfy all your finance related queries. It has all the news,analysis,expert advice and information about Indian investment ecosystem, covering investments, M&A venture capital, private equity, investment banking, and emerging companies and sectors. The site is neatly managed having different columns for different categories which are easy to find and simpler to discover even for a first time user. It is also the first website in India to launch a premium subscription model. With this subscription you can enjoy a whole lot of benefits such as special discounts for vccircle events,discoun…

Look Back 2014 : A Video Post

Look Back 2014

Happy New Year to all, 2015 has arrived and with it the last your has gone for always inking some memories in our minds. I have already described that in a poem on my poetry blog.The poem The Gone Year(2014) has tried to collect all moments of the previous year. Here in this video I have collected all those moments in pictures.