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Book Review : Story of Tublu

Book Review : Story of TubluStory of Tublu is written by Jahid Akhtar and it is his first book. It is published by Lifi Publications and I have received this author signed copy from the author. In his words this book is an amazing journey called life. 

Cover : Cover is simple and nice. A boy and a girl in first half of the cover page depicts a childhood love kind of thing which is true for the story and the city landscape in the lower half looks like Berlin where story ends. Thus cover shows the start and end and their life is inside the book. Full marks for the cover.



Plot: Tanmay aka Tublu a three year old boy left his village with his father Bipin after the Brahmaputra river floods. They went to a faraway land to meet Mr Sharma for some job and shelter after learning about him from an acquaintance. Mr Sharma ran the biggest public school in that area and was a helpful person. He appointed Bipin as his driver and gave them place to live in their backyard. Here Tublu meet Sujata aka M…

Movie Review : Saala Khadoos

Movie Review : Saala Khadoos
Saala Khadoos for me is the Movie of the month January 2016. This month saw some big Bollywood releases like Wazir (two stalwarts wasted in bad storytelling), Chalk N Duster ( a nice movie to claim the place of teachers in our society and a comment on today's education system), Kya Kool Hain Hum 3(vulgarity personified), Mastizaade (another Sunny Leone disaster) and Airlift (impressed with Akshay's performance but story not connectable) along with some other movies. Saala Khadoos stood victorious both in story and performances.

Cast:R. Madhavan as a boxing coach is the male lead of the film and new comer Ritika Singh is the female lead in it supported by Mumtaz Sorcar, Zakir Hussain, Nassar and others. The film is directed by Sudha Kongara and produced by Raj Kumar Hirani, UTV and R. Madhavan.
Marketing: Week marketing as far as reality show promotions are concerned but trailers of the movie were present on every channel at different time slots. Many…

Book Review : Monkeys, Motorcycles and Misadventures

Book Review : Monkeys, Motorcycles and Misadventures
Monkeys, Motorcycles and Misadventures is a travelogue written by Harsha and published by Frog Books of Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd. It is a non fiction and I have received this book as part of book review program of Reader's Cosmos.


Cover : I didn't like the cover much as it not indicate to an adventures journey. Hanuman's picture is connected to the content along with other animals shown in the picture but it somehow fail to ignite curiosity to read. 
Content: The book is about narrator's dream to follow Lord Hanuman's path which He took in search of Sita(according to Ramayana) from Hampi, Karnataka to Mahendragiri near Nagarcoil, Tamil Nadu and to Sri Lanka. He started this journey with his friends Sri and Sam his best friends who also accompanied him in his previous tours. This book is an account of this journey, their experience and author's retaining faith in humanity and God.
Comments: When I applied fo…

Award Committee

Award Committee

"Dear members of award committee, being the chairman of this selection committee its my duty to honor the talented people for their contribution to their respective field. This is the list I have made after your recommendations. Please feel free to discuss if you have any doubts so that I can forward a final list to the ministry." The conference room came alive after announcement by the chairman. 
All members started reading the names on the list, it was their responsibility to give a fair decision to keep nation's faith in these prestigious civilian awards. After reading the list there were discussions on some names, they added few to the list and deleted some from it. Finally after two hours all members were satisfied with the outcome. They gave a nod to chairman to announce these names to the ministry. The final list soon reached the PMO for Prime Minister's approval. PM after approving the list send an appreciation letter to the committee.
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Special 62

Special 62
62 billionaires enjoying wealth equivalent to the poorest half of the world population which means their wealth can feed half the world yet hunger and poverty is prevalent in the world. This Oxfam report was published recently just before the World Economic Forum 2016 meeting in Davos - Switzerland. This inequality of resources is root cause of almost all the problems in the world.
The number of richest people owning wealth of the poorest half of the world have decreased from 388 in 2010 to 62 in 2016 which brings forth that only few people are getting richer day by day and they only enjoying the resources of the world. If the world would run by only privileged few than there is nothing which could stop the unrest among the deprived rest. This unrest resulted in crimes, rapes, riots, wars, depression, suicides and what not. Money surely can't buy anything but for those who have nothing even something matters and to get that something from those who have everything they …

Ek Student Ki Maut

Ek Student Ki Maut
The title of this post is inspired from a 1990 movie Ek Doctor Ki Maut (Death of A Doctor). The story of this movie was based on the life of Dr. Subhash Mukhopadhyay an Indian physician from Kolkata, India, who created the world's second and India's first child using in-vitro fertilization, Durga who was born 67 days after the first IVF baby in United Kingdom. Unfortunately, Dr. Subhash Mukhopadhyay was harassed by the state government, and not allowed to share his achievements with the international scientific community. Dejected, he committed suicide on 19 June 1981.

There is another incident in similar line of Rohith Vemula a PhD scholar in Hyderabad Central University who was suspended in August last year along with five other research scholars for allegedly attacking member of Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) a student wing of Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP) without proper investigation of the issue. The Vice Chancellor of the university also stopp…

Fragile Religious Sentiments

Fragile Religious Sentiments
"Kindness is a mark of faith, whoever is not kind has no faith." - Prophet Mohammad
Fragile religious sentiments or ignorance of the followers? Basic principle of every religion is almost same. All religions have same teachings but different gods it’s like so many different companies making same product with a different name. Except some beliefs every religion teaches us the same kindness, humanity, caring and forgiveness. Messengers, gods, prophets or anyone related to any religion are figures of idealism. Their lives are examples to be followed by their believers. 

Now I come back to my question fragile religious sentiments or ignorance of the followers? Followers of every religion, sect or community get offended easily if someone criticizes their religious beliefs it is because of their ignorance they don't argue with criticizers instead try to abuse or physically hurt or kill the criticizers. Situation became out of control when so called…

Book Review : You Are The Best Wife

Book Review : You Are The Best Wife
You Are The Best Wife is a memoir written by Ajay K Pandey for his wife. It is story of their love and how he lived his life after her sudden death. I received this book published by Srishti Publishers and Distributors from Reader's Cosmos.


Cover : Cover is nice actually more interesting than the story of this book. Picture of a man and woman meeting at hospital depicting the pain of separation. Pen at one corner is indication of his writing about his wife. 
Plot : It is a true story which starts with Ajay's admission in IERT, Allahabad, he is from Rihand Nagar, Sonebhadra, UP who came to study in that institute. Here he met Bhavna Pradhan who was his classmate. It was love at first sight. They became good friends and Ajay started loving her, sensing similar feelings from her side he proposed her but she wanted only friendship with him. Their love grew gradually with course of time and it was then they decided to marry each other but only with…

My List : Top 10 Hindi Film Songs of 2015

My List : Top 10 Hindi Film Songs of 2015
Songs are must in Hindi movies as they played an important part in our movies. A huge budget is set aside for the songs in a movie, actually they are the first glimpse of movie and the best platform to promote films. It has been observed in the past that some of the worst movies have some of the best songs of that year. I am too fond of music. Old Hindi songs are my favorite but I also keep track of each song released in a year and download those I found melodious.




I have selected these 10 songs from my list of songs of 2015. Here is the list of them from 10 to 1. 
10. Banno - Tanu Weds Manu Returns : A complete foot tapping song totally in sync with the character of Datto played by Kangana Ranaut in the movie. This song played a crucial part in creating hype for this movie.




09. Chand Aasmano Se Lapata Ho Gaya - Alone : You may not remember that Bipasha Basu staring movie but this song of this movie is very melodious. A song in praise of Bipash…

Taakat Watan Ki Tumse Hai

Taakat Watan Ki Tumse Hai


I can't find enough words to thank our soldiers and officers of our armed forces for safeguarding us. Every time there is a terrorist attack, a natural calamity or any other adverse situation they lead from the front without caring for their lives. It is their selfless sacrifices which gives power to the nation and maintains peace in the country.
The military yet again proved its worth by neutralizing Pathankot Attacks in which group of heavily armed terrorists who attacked Pathankot Air Force Station (part of Western Air Command of Indian Air Force) were executed after a long battle of around four days. Seven soldiers (5 Defense Security Corps personnel, 1 IAF Garuda Commando and 1 National Security Guard) sacrificed their lives in killing six terrorists. Seven crucial lives were lost due to intelligence failure and lack of coordination among various defense agencies. 
 It is not the first instance that terrorists entered by crossing Beas River on India…

My List: Top 10 Hindi Movies of 2015

My List: Top 10 Hindi Movies of 2015


I am an ardent movie buff who has made it a duty to watch all Hindi movies. Hollywood movies lack songs, drama and the X factor of Hindi movies. Their hyped big budged movies have ruthless violence or unnecessary sex scenes or aliens and super heroes. Our movies are total time pass and that was my criteria of making this list. These movies according to me are full time pass, entertaining, meaningful in one way or the other and are having X factor. List is in order of their release: 

1. Badlapur : This movie blew me with its performances. Varun Dhawan was totally different from what he was known for and the role performed by Nawazuddin Siddiqui remained with you after watching it. He is truly a versatile actor. The story was gripping and underlines a message that it is difficult to pardon but necessary for freedom to live. 







2. Dum Laga Ke Haisha : The film captured 90's atmosphere beautifully. Ayushman Khurana and Bhumi Padhekar did full justice t…