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Book Review : Murder On The Orient Express

Book Review : Murder On The Orient Express
Murder On The Orient Express was written by Agatha Christie regarded as Queen of Crime. This book is published by Harper Collins. I was so unfortunate to not read her till now. Although I was aware of Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot but this book recommended by +Anmol Rawat on Goodreads provided me chance to experience her writing.



Cover : The placement of title on the smoke coming out from chimney of old steam fueled engine train is enough to create mystery right from the cover page itself. Moreover author Agatha Christie's name appearing bigger than the title was proof enough of her popularity.
Plot: Private detective Hercule Poirot cancels his stay at Tokatlian Hotel in Istanbul after reading a telegram calling him back to London immediately in relation to a case. He booked a seat in first class compartment of Orient Express and departs for London the same night. Mr Ratchett a millionaire believes that his life is in danger and asks f…

Six Word Memoirs : Marriage

Six Word Memoirs : Marriage
Here is a set of six word stories presenting contrasting images of marriages, different reactions of family and society changed the scenarios completely. 





1. First Sight Love. Killed For Honor.
2. Loved Beyond Castes. Villagers Applauded Wedding. 

Book Review : 35 and Sexless in Ahmedabad

Book Review : 35 and Sexless in Ahmedabad
35 and Sexless in Ahmedabad is written by Robin David and is published by Harper Collins India. I have received this book as part of Book Review program from Reader's Cosmos. It's a darkly comic story about a lonely man's quest for real connections. A mature subject suitable for adults only. 


Cover: Cover depicts Anant's (protagonist of this story) nightmare a three leg dog and some other parts of his dream which is in sync with the story. Heart, girl's footwear and empty red couch justifiable to the title of the book.
Plot:Anant a photographer by profession lived alone in an apartment of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He left his father's home to become a photographer like Diana Arbus (American photographer) after an argument with him regarding his photography and remained disconnected from him for over a decade. He started experiencing nightmares of a three legged dog resulting in distraction from work leading to disturbed life. H…

The Last Nawab of Cricket

The Last Nawab of Cricket.



The Nawab of Najafgarh (a place in Delhi) Virender Sehwag announced his retirement from all forms of cricket breaking hearts of all his cricket fans. Like in his career he didn't have the respect he deserved even in his retirement. No special farewell match was planned by BCCI (Board of Cricket Control in India) for such a great cricketing mind. He was sidelined by the team administration suddenly and then was never selected for either test or one day internationals.

What Sanath Jayasuriya did for Sri Lanka, Sehwag did for India. He accelerated the much needed start after which no target seem impossible and no opposition seem invincible. He was brutal with all world class bowlers of his time. McGrath, Shoib Akhtar, Shane Warne, Shane Watson, Shaun Pollock, Wasim Akram, they all tasted his cruelty for the ball. When playing on the field he tried to hit every single ball for boundary whether he succeeded in it o not.

In a way he laid the foundation of supe…

Real Togetherness

Real Togetherness

‘It’s a small world!’ Really! We don’t know our neighbors, our distant relatives and are unaware of people in our societies and localities and we say that it’s a small world. Perhaps we started believing our smart phone or computer screen as the world because for many of us it is the world. Our friends live in it, we have sessions of hangout there, we grow our circles, poke each other, send hugs and kisses and even share our feelings without being aware of each other’s reality in the real life. We have forgotten what real togetherness means.
Real togetherness for me is doing things collectively. Being together in good or bad times and stand for each other in time of trouble. It was togetherness of human species which resulted in the growth of humans as supreme force on earth. We befriended nature collectively for helping us in our every endeavor. Nature remained our binding force by giving us opportunity to grow together like in farming, sailing, fishing, etc. Today …

The Land of Rich and Powerful.

The Land of Rich and Powerful.


It was midnight but a long cue was waiting for the opening of shop to take hold of it. They were waiting for over a month to get hold of this thing which would increase their status. The government has also taken necessary steps to promote the sale of this thing in our country. Prime Minister also uses it and wants this unique item in hands of every Indian that’s why he has given favorable conditions to this US Company to Make in India.  I hope this would increase the sale of this product in India.
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It was 6 am in the morning.  People were waiting for shop opening to buy essential items used daily in homes. They work hard to earn money for buying these products. The price of one of the product has risen so much that they were going away without buying it. The government despite of poor monsoon was not prepared for this to happen. Perhaps so many options in food items restricted government to make policy for it. This is product of India so PM is …

Curious Case of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Curious Case of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Subhash Chandra Bose is known in minds of common Indian as a freedom fighter who formed Azad Hind Fauj (Independent Indian Army) to fight Britishers during Indian independence struggle. He was opposed to Mahatma Gandhi's soft approach towards India's independence and wanted complete independence with the help of armed struggle. His quote ' Tum Mujhe Khoon Do, Mein Tumhe Azaadi Dunga' (You Give Me Your Blood, I Will Give You Independence) is also famous in the masses thanks to a commercial of Kaun Banega Crorepati in one of its season. But what is discussed the most among the people about him was his mysterious death.



 'Tum Mujhe Khoon Do, Mein Tumhe Azaadi Dunga'           -                      
Subhash Chandra Bose

He died of third degree burns on 18 August 1945 in a Japanese hospital after his overloaded plain crashed while going from Singapore to Thailand. Even after accounts of doctors and hospital staff who treat…

Revisiting Aarushi Murder Case

Revisiting Aarushi Murder Case.


A book Aarushi : Anatomy of a Murder by Avirook Sen and a movie Talvaar directed by Meghna Gulzar made me rethink about Aarushi murder case. I have previously analysed Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case  in my post on the basis of records in the media but the book and the movie have changed my perspective on the case completely. From their point of view the police and the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) did a cover up of the situation and concocted a story under media pressure. There were evidences of presence of other people in the house which was neglected by both the investigation agency during investigation. Based on police theory my analysis of the situation was also one-sided, I have also blamed Talwar couple for honor killing of their daughter although I doubted Aarushi-Hemraj illicit relationship angle but according to police theory no other angle was possible in the case. 
I am not changing my position and opinion on the case for book and…

Bardasht Nahin Kar Sakta!

Bardasht Nahin Kar Sakta!


Bardasht Nahin Kar Sakta is a song from 2002 Bobby Deol, Akshay Khanna and Amisha Patel starer movie Humraaz this line means I can't tolerate. With this line I want to draw your attention towards an intolerable India. An India which is unable to tolerate defeat of its cricket team and disrupt inning of opposition team, an India which is unable to tolerate a singer just because he belongs to a country they don't like, an India which kills somebody because they are unable to tolerate his religion and eating habits, an India which shoot multiple bullets in people because they couldn't tolerate voice against superstition, an India which throw somebody out of a temple for unable to tolerate his caste, an India which rape a woman because they can't tolerate her success. Intolerance is spreading like a disease posing threat to India's composite culture. 
When and where this India thrived so fast? Who dissolved so much hatred in our veins? Who mad…

Book Review : Deliverance of Sarpa Meru

Book Review : Deliverance of Sarpa MeruDeliverance of Sarpa Meru is written by Vadassery Thaiparambil Rakesh and is published by Partridge India. I have received this book from being part of the Book Review Program of Reader's Cosmos. The book claims to be a thriller set on the backdrop of modern,evolving energy wars and its repercussions on this side of the globe.


Cover : Although the art work by Mallika on the cover is good but for a book cover it is not attractive enough to seek reader's attention. It give a feel of snake monster as the villain or something which is not true for the book. The cover is unconnected to the story and if connected gives a wrong impression. 
Plot: The plot is confusing and starts in a fantasy land. Sage Kshiprajyoti inhabited an island with his eleven disciples including a lady Tripu. They got control over their senses and started living naked on that island. When some disciples died , sage discovered an eight headed snake behind it whom he fought…

Open Letter to Azam Khan

Open Letter to Azam Khan


To Mr Azam Khan, I am glad that you are aware of the miserable condition of Muslims in India and Uttar Pradesh (a state ruled by your party). This also arouses confidence in me that you are capable of taking criticism not like before when you jailed somebody for a facebook post. Your letter to UN general secretary Ben Ki Moon have made you a great man by admitting you failure in doing nothing for Muslims in UP the state your party is currently ruling and have also ruled in the past.  You have admitted through this letter to UN that your government have provided all favorable conditions for the growth of communal and hate related politics. If you are aware that Rashtriya Swayam- Sewak Sang (RSS) is filling hatred and intolerance in the Hindu youth then why your government letting them do this freely. If government machinery was as capable as in the case of your lost buffaloes then such incidents would be avoided. It was not a long time ago that Muzaffarnagar r…