Adulting by Neharika Gupta
About the book
“Adulting “ by Neharika Gupta revolves around three characters Tejas, Ruhi and Aisha .
Tejas is a best seller writer and struggling to overcome writer’s block. Ruhi is working at Literacy Publishing . Aisha is a popular blogger .
Ruhi works hard to take the literacy to a new level . But her mother is always there to throw her weight about. That’s why she hides her relationship with Tejas.
On the other hand Aisha is a popular fashion and lifestyle blogger and lives alone in Delhi. Aisha has an external faith in her beauty. She joins literacy as Social media manager.
Ruhi‘s too much insecurity makes Tejas uncomfortable, and he breaks up with her . Soon he feels attracted towards Aisha .
Aisha is too much conscious about her looks and weight. As her weight increase she starts loosing sanity . She feels depressed .
The book gives us a inside view of publication house . The struggle of bloggers also well reflected here. But the story is predictable enough and finished hurriedly.
Tejas ‘s unstable decisions about “ whom to date “ has made the story insipid.
It would be more logical if Aisha has consulted a Psychologist instead of visiting doctor only to control her diet.
I want to give this book 3/5 ⭐️
What if it’s you?: An unusual digital-age love story by Mitali Meelan
This is a Cinderella retelling with role reversal set in modern days India.A movie star returned to her home town. Society and so called “Fame” have taken away the peaceful life from her. She all wants right now is a simple life. In a Bookstore she hides a letter and asks for an email friendship. The boy who finds this letter doesn’t have a peaceful life either. His step-mother and step-bother have bossed his life .
This is a contemporary romance fiction ,which is different from typical love story. The storytelling is great. Author has created every character with great details which is admirable. It’s a short ,engaging and nice book.
She Screw Silence by Reecha Agarwal Goyal
Total pages – 160
Publication- Fingerprint publishing
She Screw Silent is a collection of micro tales . I’m always a big fan of micro tales. I love how in a nut shel, a deep message can be delivered. We are living a so called “modern” society where women still face discrimination. Women are still considered as weak and soft . They are pushed in the corner. But women are fighting. Instead of having so many problems they are shining atop the peak of the success .
She screw silence is a mirror of every woman’s life. These a collection of unspoken thoughts of every woman.
This book is highly recommend .
Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsob 2019 এই বছর ২২ নভেম্বর , জোোড়াসাঁঁকোর ঠাকুর বাাড়িতে। প্রখ্যাত সাহিত্যিক শঙ্খ ঘোষ প্রদীপোজ্বলনের মাধ্যম এই অনুষ্ঠানের শুভ সূচনা করেন। সাথে ছিলেন প্রফেসর সৈয়দ মঞ্জুরউল ইসলাম , মাজহারুল ইসলাম, প্রচেত গুপ্ত, প্রফেসর সব্যসাচী বাসুরায় চৌধুরী, ত্রিদিব কুমার চট্টোপাধ্যায়।
প্রথমদিনের শুরুতেই ছিল সাহিত্যকেন্দ্রিক ফেসবুক পেজের সঙ্গে আড্ডা। আজকাল কমবেশি সকল পড়ুয়া ফেসবুক জগতের সঙ্গে পরিচিত। আর সেখানেও পড়ুয়াদের নিজস্ব ভাবজগতের সাথে ধারাবাহিকতা বজায় রাখতে এই পেজ গুলির ভূমিকা কতটা তা আলোচনার মাধ্যমে তুলে ধরা হয়।
পরবর্তী পর্ব আরো চমকপ্রদ ছিল। “যারা পড়ি, যারা পড়াই/ দুদলে সমানে-সমানে করছি বড়াই ” পাঠকের মুখোমুখি প্রকাশকরা ছিলেন । এক বড় পাওনা। কারণ এরকম সুযোগ জোটে না বললেই চলে।
রাত বাড়ে যত আসর জমে তত। নতুন নতুন আলোচনা । ” এটা ঐতিহাসিক সত্যি/ ভালো সাহিত্য ইতিহাসে ভর্তি” ঐতিহাসিক উপন্যাস নিয়ে নানারকম আলোচনার পর সকলের বহু আশার ,”মজায় মজে আছি / হাসিতে বেঁচে আছি” । সবার প্রিয় Mirchi সোমকের আবির্ভাব সাথে শুভাশিষ মুখোপাধ্যায় , সৈকত মুখোপাধ্যায়। আর অসাধারণ প্রাণোচ্ছল প্রচেত বাবুর সঞ্চালনা। ।সেই দিনকার মতো এই অনুষ্ঠানটিই ছিল শেষ।
পরবর্তী দিনে যথাসময় শুরু অনুষ্ঠান । প্রত্যেকদিনের অনুষ্ঠানগুলি একে ওপরের থেকে আলাদা। প্ৰত্যেকটিই যুগোপযোগি। আড্ডা আর তর্ক ছাড়া বাঙালি হয়না। তাই Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsob 2019 প্রতিবারের মত এবারও সকলের মন জয় করে নিয়েছে।
আবারও অপেক্ষায় তাই। আসছে বছর আবার “Absu” হবে !!
Khantastic – The untold story of Bollywood’s trio
by Sanjukta Nandy
Genre – nonfiction
Total pages – 207
Publication – rupa publication
As the title suggest , ” Khantastic – The untold story of Bollywood’s trio ” this book gives readers a insight picture of three popular khans- Shahrukh,Salman and Amir , of bollywood lives . We are aware of their Fame . We have seen almost each film casting them. But we only know a very few about their journey. Through this book author has taken to us to the life before fame.
If you are a bollywood junky , if you love to know about celebs you will find this book intriguing. You will enjoy this book from the first page to last. But what didn’t work for is that there is fewer data ,which I don’t know. But the language is simple . It was a light read .
I want to give it 3/5⭐️
Hope: The Journey to Life
The book mostly revolves around the character Thomas . The story begins with him studying in university in his early twenties. But as the plot starts to go further we find that he is living an early man life without technology and daily essential commodities. The world has come to an end and he is surviving among piles of dead bodies.
In order to gist the story in one single sentence the Title is apt . It’s the hope that fuels him to live a life in such atmosphere.
The plot is fast paced and concrete. This book proves that the author had mastered the art of storytelling . It’s an easily comprehensive read. Also author’s power of imagination is admirable
I want tyo rate it 4/5
Badoga (Music men vol-1) by Pankaj Saini
Satraj , a boy from Haryana , is a young man . He is good at heart but his life is mainly focused on sex,m oney and alcohol . The purpose of life is missing. But his dotted mother, who has brought him up with all her love and affection,always believes that her son hasn’t been born to live an ordinary life . He is a super hero.
The beginning of the story feels ecentric. But gradually author gets over that . I don’t like excessive use of abusive words . But author has tried to blend humour with that. I like the cover of the book. If you pay great attention you can understand the cover is meaningful. It represents a man is traped in a glass bottle. He can see the world outside but can’t get out of it. Glass-bottle here is symbolized as addiction. When people are addicted they know the affect of it but still can’t get rid of it. The books end with a not for the sequel which seems to be intriguing.
I want to give this book 3/5 ⭐️
Hamari Gyano : The Case by Anuj Tikku
Hamari Gyano is based on a true story. Author himself is a protagonist here. First it seems like as usual family story – a family and their relationship with their domestic help. But soon it starts to change the direction. It becomes a story of betrayal. Story of breaking trust .
The idea of the story is good but the narration of the story is poor and it feels like a random rant . Too much using of abusive words is another set back .
It’s a 2/5⭐️