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Book Review : The Amazing Racist

Book Review : The Amazing RacistThe 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 c…

Online Shopping With Zoutons.com

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 r…

Online Shopping

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 flipk…

Book Review : The Waning Moon

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 sim…

Kellogg's Waale Gupta Ji Ka Nashta

Kellogg's Waale Gupta Ji Ka Nashta!
Gupta family is a small Indian family living somewhere near us having four members Mrs and Mr Gupta and their children a girl and a boy. Kellogg's Cornflakes are not alien to us and have become part of breakfast for years due to their health and nutritional benefits over other breakfast options available to us. It has many variants available in the market to suit our taste buds but even taking this healthy and delicious food daily would started feeling bad due to monotony and what Gupta family have done is breaking this monotony by experimenting with Kellogg's cornflakes and thus they have rightly garnered as Kellogg's Waali Gupta family.
They have over hundred mouthwatering recipes like Cornflake Walnut Chocolate Muffin, Walnut Cornflakes Choco balls, Cornflakes Coconut Diamonds, Cornflakes Chana Chaat, Fruity Yoghurt Cup, Peach Cornflakes, Date Shake, Cornflakes Khatta Moong, Cheesy Cornflakes, Oats Nutri Cutlet , Peppy Papaya Cak…

Different for Differently-Abled

Different for Differently-Abled

It is not less than a miracle that we score gold, silver,bronze or even gets participation in international events in sports other than cricket in spite no funds and respect for these sports. How pathetic life these sportsmen lives is shame for us and now think of those who are differently-abled or the paralympic athletes. When officials and sports administrators couldn't cater the needs and requirements of normal athletes how could they give better treatment to those who requires special facilities and care. 
It's a shocking tale of apathy, neglect and mistreatment of differently-abled athletes, and a national shame. At the 15th National Para-Athletic Championships, being held in Ghaziabad near Delhi, there are no ramps, no special toilets, in fact filthy toilets, very dirty rooms and grossly sub-standard facilities for the paralympic athletes. The story reveals the very sorry state of affairs in our sports administration and the mindset of th…

Killed Without Killers!

Killed Without Killers!

If there are killings, there must be a killer or killers but this fact for time and again have proved wrong in the lights of Indian Judiciary and recently it happened again with the judgement of 1987 Hashimpur massacre case in which all 16 accused were released for the want of evidence.
On May 22, 1987, members of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) rounded up about 50 Muslim men from Hashimpura, a settlement in Meerut and allegedly shot at least 42 of them in one night, before dumping the bodies in nearby canals. 5 people survived by pretending their death or with minor injuries. If PAC took these men away in a van than who else can kill them and dump them in canal and if not them then who? Several governments have changed in centre and in the state but all helped in the cover up of the incident. 
Crime Branch Central Investigation Department (CBCID) appointed by state government only helped in destroying the crucial evidences. The case has been postponed …

Happiness

Happiness

Happiness is not just a smile or laugh but contentment and satisfaction. You could find contentment in a thing as meagre as walking in the rain or couldn't find in a thing as big as a Jumbo Jet. Whatever we do, whatever we are trying to do, whatever we wants to pursue in our lives, whatever we want to attain in life is just to seek happiness. Our wishes for luxuries are all meant for our satisfaction and thus for happiness but where will we get it is not known to us. Our faith in particular religion and philosophy is also for happiness, the happiness of mind which makes us content and give us peace and joy. All our life is a journey to find happiness. Lucky are those who could find it in small things of day to day life, in their boring routines or in everything around them while some couldn't able to find it even after searching the world.

I find happiness in writing poem and stories. I used to rhyme the words from the time when I haven't even learnt to write. B…

Book Review : Curse of The Red Soil

Book Review : Curse of The Red Soil
Curse of The Red Soil is written by Durgesh Shastri who is a Computer Networks Engineer, currently working as an Asst. Professor in GNDEC, Bidar, Karnataka which is also the place where all actions are happening in this book. I have received this book being the winner at Blog-A-Ton for my post It Was Just A Dream. This book is published by Red Ink Publishers and belongs to the thriller genre. 

Cover : Cover shows a newspaper page with the book title as headline and a story about missing Bidar Statue with image of that statue. I will not rate it as a brilliant sort of cover as it fails to ignite the curiosity about the story inside but yes it mystifies the things inside.
Plot : Aradhyaa and Suhasini returns to their hometown Bidar in Karnataka after completing their engineering in Bangalore. Before the end of the last year in college Aradhaya has also confessed her love for Sachit who thus accompanied her to the railway station with his best friend Rit…

Khullam Khulla Cheat Karenge

Khullam Khulla Cheat Karenge


Khullam Khulla Cheat Karenge means that we will cheat openly and the situation which brought these lines on my lips was the large scale open cheating in class X board exam in Vaishali Bihar. The cheating took place in the presence of police officials and no body bother to stop them even when the video of people climbing the four-storey  Gyan Niketan examination center at Mahnar in Vaishali district.
Bihar HRD minister Prashant Kumar Shahi said it was beyond the state government to curb or stop large scale cheating and that it was the duty of parents to teach their children such manners. Such a scenario is depressing for those students in Bihar and other parts of the country who spend sleepless nights in preparations of their exams just to secure good marks. The students who are copying from chits and books are definite to bring good marks from those who learn and reproduce the lessons depending on their retention power and are more likely to commit mistakes…

Architecture Colleges

Architecture Colleges
Architecture is an art of designing building or you can say giving life to bricks and mortar. If you have admired the likes of Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, Burj Khalifa, Sydney Opera House, Big Ben, The White House, Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate etc then you have admired the architecture of these places. These buildings make mark in your mind and you memorize the city by the name of the famous building of that city. It's like creating an identity of a city or town and why only city or town it identifies with the person that building belongs to.
We in India have buildings designed with Mughal expertise and hence known as Mughal architecture. Similarly we have Persian, Maurya and Gupta architecture which tell us about their style and technique. So by making a building you can immortalize your self in its style in such a way that people recognize you with its design.
All those students who are currently giving board examinations in India specially those in 12th bo…

Top Agricultural Colleges In India

Top Agricultural Colleges In India


About 70-80 % of India population is directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture and agricultural products for their livelihood. Be it farmers, florists, vegetable vendors, decorators, textile manufacturers, etc depends in one or the other way to agriculture but still we are using old and traditional ways of farming due to limited knowledge to farmers about new products and techniques of farming.
Farmers are too poor in our country to afford even primary education so forget about affording higher education and if somehow a farmers son reaches up to that level he ends up with a degree in arts,commerce and science and works in his farms due to lack of opportunities. If he has to do farming he must knew more about it to prosperous in this field. Agricultural colleges are solution to this problem which provides various courses in farming,Horticulture,farm management, Sericulture, agricultural biotechnology, etc.
Their are opportunity in agriculture …

Book Review : Soul Mates

Book Review : Soul MatesSoul Mates - Love Without Ownership is written by Vinit K. Bansal whose first novel I Am Heartless is also among national bestseller. This book is published by Red Ink Publishers. I have received this book for winning Blog-A-Ton 51 for my poem Soulmates . This story confirms again that love is selfless.



Cover : It's cover reminds a pose from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge but here the images are little bit sad implying a sad love story. The background iron rod and brick wall giving the impression about involvement of Jail. Overall a nice cover for the story.

Plot : Rajiv Bhattacharya a budding reporter assigned the task to interview a murderer in jail. After few attempts Neel Gupta the criminal gave his nod for the interview. Neel Gupta was a small town guy who came to Jaipur University for his higher studies. On the day of his arrival he encountered wounded Ranadeep and took him to the hospital. Ranadeep was from an effluent family of politicians,they started…

Together We Can

Together We Can
'Together we can and we will make a difference ' this is a line from a crime based show of the 90's India. It was meant for implying that together we can stop crimes around us and we will make that difference happens with our togetherness but this line also underlines a fact that togetherness can do wonders. We often lose our motivation, courage and enthusiasm and it was then we realize how togetherness is important in keeping alive the hope and optimism in the journey of life. When we are together with our friends or family ,their mere presence instills confidence in us.
Years back when I was in school, I participated in a dance performance in our annual day function. Though I joined the dance group due to teacher's pressure and because two of my friends were also in the group, I was hesitant to perform because of my stage fright. I was confident in the rehearsals and I knew that I would perform well during the final take but the problem lied in stepp…

India's Son

India's Son
People always fall short of words for abuses and curses for the rapist of Jyoti Singh popularly known as Nirbhaya the victim of December 16 Delhi gang rape case even now after two years of that dreadful incident but there are no words of condolences for Syed Sharif Khan who was lynched by a mob in Dimapur, Nagaland on 5th March 2015.
When I first heard the news of publicly killing a rape accused I rejoiced it for the fact that rapists in India went out from the jails unharmed or with small punishments after the end of court trials. A documentary 'India's Daughter' on Nirbhaya case by BBC even shows how shameless rapist could be, they have became hale and hearty in the prison and now justifying there act of raping and killing her. After watching this movie before its YouTube ban by the government of India (which I think is a wrong decision, their mindset should be in front of the people) I felt sorry for the India's judicial system and ridiculed its mak…

Book Review : Rise Of The Grey Prince

Book Review : The Saga of Agni - Rise of The Grey PrinceThe Saga of Agni - The Rise of The Grey Prince is a fantasy fiction written by Arka Chakrabarti who is a tax consultant cum content writer. His debut novel was The Secrets of The Dark which was the first part of The Saga of Agni. It was published by Shrishti Publishers and Distributors. I have received this copy from Readers Cosmos as part of their Book Review Program.


Cover : Cover suits with the theme of the story. An image of a man looking like a monk but with face hidden in the dark ignite the curiosity in the reader about the character. The sword in the forefront and landscape in the background give a glimpse of Agni's weapon and the land of Gaya where the story is set.
Plot : It's plot can be divided into three parts: Agni was going to The Land of The Setting Sun from The Land of The Rising Son to know about his destiny and to find his mother,he was lost in the thoughts of Malini whom he loved and who was killed in th…

Mere Desh Ki Dharti Sona Ugle !

Mere Desh Ki Dharti Sona Ugle !

Mere desh ki dharti sona ugle but the farmers responsible for this feat is unable to buy sona (gold) for himself due to their poor condition. Some are so helpless to get even food for their family. How ironical that one who fed crores himself sleep hungry. Indian economy is mostly dependent on its agricultural yield although there are the numerous effort to increase agricultural production since independence by introducing high yielding seeds, fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides, etc but no efforts work done for the betterment of farmers and they were only used as vote bank.
Farmers don't get reasonable prices for their product, there are no storage facilities for keeping crops after cutting, irrigation facilities are not proper and most of the farmers depend on rain for that purpose, though there are provisions of compensation for crop damage due to untimely rain,drought or other such factors, the amount given to them was based on the directio…

A Step Towards Change

A Step Towards Change

Change is permanent. It is the only constant around which our lives moves. Nobody can and nobody will ever be able to stop it. It is happening and it has to happen anyhow in us, in our surrounding, in our thoughts, in our ideas and in our lives. It is not a bad thing as most people believes , it is good since it gives way to something new better than yesterday, better than the past. If we pursue with positivity and optimism then the change which come will do wonders for us.
I have mentioned in some of my previous post about the fatal accident I met in the year 2005 while returning from an institute where I was pursuing a degree course in computer software. It took several days to discharge from hospital and it took about a month to recover from it completely and to start walking properly without any support and bandages on my body. But what I haven't mentioned before is that my family became more protective towards me. They never allowed me to go outside for…

Book Review : The Recession Groom

Book Review : The Recession Groom
The Recession Groom is written by Vani and published by Jufic Books of Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd. I have received this book from Readers Cosmos as part of Readers Cosmos Book Review Program. The book is a story of a Hindu Punjabi boy working in Toronto, Canada whose family is desperately searching for a bride for him.

Cover : A handsome boy in corporate suite with a garland of dollars in his neck perfectly suits the title. It not only hints that the story is related to marriage but also to the fact that the character is working in corporate office. Full marks for the cover.
Plot : Parshuraman who works in a multinational company Vezza in Toronto, Canada goes to India his home country for the project he was working on along with Jennifer Gomes his colleague who was also working in this project. On his visit to his home in Chandigarh, India he founds that his sister Ragini have arranged a proposal for him to marry. He didn't like that girl but his…

If There Is Hope, There Is Life.

If There Is Hope, There Is Life.


Life is nothing if there is no hope. A hope for the better future, a hope for a better home, a hope for a better car, a hope for a better life helps us to keep going without fail. We even overcome our failures if we have hope. Hope maintains optimism which in turn make life easier and spread positiveness in it not only for ourselves but also for those connected to us. 
Often in life we lose up if some misfortune happens in life and it sometimes becomes difficult to keep alive the hope in us. Once in such a situation I too was dejected and hopeless for some of my decisions which brought loss to me. It was the time when I felt solitary confinement for myself better than to face the world and people. I used to sit in parks or on benches around roads observing children playing, people talking and moving, cars coming and going but found nothing in these things for myself. All world appeared useless to me in those circumstances.
On one such day when I was l…

Book Review : Shatru Kronikles Book - 1

Book Review : Shatru Kronikles Book - 1Shatru Kronikles Book - 1 is written by Bommadevara Sai Chandravadhan ( Vadhan ) and is published by Frog Books of Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd. I have received this book as a part of Readers Cosmos Book Review Program. It is a fantasy fiction set in modern day Gurgaon, a city near New Delhi - India  where author also lives with his wife.



Cover : A big green monstrous eye looks nice on the cover, though it does not give the idea about the story but surely gives hints about the character of protagonist Shatru - the Asura Half Breed. That cover image with dark back ground takes the reader in that dark unknown world.
Plot : Shatru - the Hunter or an investigating agent of the unknown world found and killed a Rakshahs charged with murder of innocent Half Breeds. The Guardians who maintain balance between the Devas and the Asuras gave him another task of finding killer of Kaushalya who was working on their biggest project i.e the Unison of Light and t…

Sar Utha Ke Jiyo

Sar Utha Ke Jiyo

Zindagi ki rah mein jo na hota saath tu, raston ki bheed mein manzilein milti nahin.
Life is a learning process. Right from the time we came to this world we start learning and doing things some by choice and some by compulsions. Learning and doing things is not as simple as it looks. Our hesitations, inhibitions, shyness and deep thinking often comes in our way of learning and doing things. We stop at that point and try to motivate ourselves hoping for a push to put our best foot forward. The push which helps to overcome our fears and make us more self reliant. Push from your family,from the member of your family who knows you need to make things easier.

An incident comes in my mind from the time we children used to do Ramlila in our locality during Dussehra holidays which reminds me the importance of that push which helped me in becoming more self reliant person. The major part of the money for Ramlila budget came from our families i.e the families of all the childre…