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 ⭐️
The curse of Gandhari by Aditi Banerjee.
Total pages –
Genre – Mythology
Publication – Bloomsbury India
Gandhari – the mother of Kauravas and wife of the blind king Dhritarastra . Gandhari – the blindfolded queen. These are few things we only know about Gandhari. But this book has exhibited an unknown side of her.
The book takes us back and forth before the Kurukhsetra war. Gandhari was brought up with great virtues in her father’s family. She worshipped Lord Shiva devotedly and the Lord gave a boon that she would be mother of hundred sons.
We all know the incidents, but we don’t know the emotions . The book isn’t only Gandhari‘s Mahabharata but it’s more than that.
When Gandhari took the vows to blindfold herself, unlike Bhisma‘s vows, who was named Bhisma from Debabrata after his vow, there was no rain of flowers. It was taken granted . According society the sacrifice of women are normal. Gender inequality explained well. The bond between two siblings also has been displayed.
Gandhari has suffered. She was left alone to suffer. She was alone. Kunti and Draupadi both had Krishna but she was alone . Her only comfort zone was maid Ayla, who had come along to Hastinapur with her. But she was also not there when she needed her the most because her husband fathered a Son with her. And all these had made Gandhari to nurture the great battle. That’s why Krishna was Cursed by her.
This book will of course make you feel sorry for Gandhari .
I suggest you all to read this book .
What on Earth are you doing ! By Abhinav Goel
Total pages – 217
Genre – Self-help
Publication- Notion press
If you are following me for a long time you gave most followed that I rarely read Self-help book. Because most of the time I find them repetitive and confusing . So I pick up only few of them. And this book hasn’t disappointed me.
The author has described the problems which we can relate easily . He has step by step solved the problems.
The language of this book is lucid which is admirable .
The best part about this book is that there are self assessments attached with the book . These self-assessments are easy to follow.
Following these assessments the readers can gain clarity of their lives.
The book has fulfilled it’s purpose .
The Right swipe by Alisha Rai
Total pages – 386
Genre – Adult fiction
Publication – hachette India
First of all love love love the cover – the cover looks so fancy and smart (these two aren’t perfect adjective to describe the beauty of the cover , but I feel so 😊)
Rhiannon,our smart protagonist is the owner of a dating app . On the other hand , Samson Lima was a football player. It is quite impossible to have a connection between these two but they have already met each other before the story reveals to us.
But the book is surprisingly not like mist other romance fictions. It doesn’t only gives us a “Love story ” to read but the book has also showcased sexual abusing , sexism in work field , mental health issues.
Tbh , I really like that this book has coped with our daily modern life. I can relate to them .
One point I must say is that I admire the way author has talked about female pressure through Rhiannon. I actually have come across only few books which have discussed this particular topic.
The story line is quite predictable and quite slow paced in the middle but I love the way author has woven the plot. The adding of the chat conversation has enhanced the beauty of the book .
Kali’s Retribution by AbhinavTotal pages- 268Publication – PenguinGenre – mythologyKali’s Retribution by Abhinav is the book 2 from Kalki Chronicles.According to Indian mythology, the tenth Avatar of Vishnu is Kalki who will end the Kaliyuga .The story first starts form , Dwarka 28 years after Kurukhetre war , Krishna and Sage Dweepa are having a conversation about the end of Krishna as well as Dwarka . Then again the story go forwards . Kalki was born already and he has been injured by some. The immortals of the Kurukhsetra war decides to save Kalki and there is a strong evil power who has taken back the power of there watching future. In 2025, the man who is Kalki isn’t well known about his superpower . But there is a team who knows it and they try to protect him .The book takes us from 2025 India to the Dwarka’s hidden place back and forth. The author has tried to blend real scenarios with mythology. Also the author tries to creat suspence but the story is slow paced. There are enough elements which could have taken the story to another level .I want to give it 3/5
Fire on the mountains by Anita Desai
Total pages- 176
Genre – Fiction
About the Author
Anita Desai was born and brought up in India and has written widely for both adults and children. She has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and has won the Guardian Fiction Award.
About the book
Nanda Kaul is leaving her life without her family members in a bungalow named Carignano, in a hill station, Kasauli until she receives a letter from her daughter that her great-grandchild, Raka is coming to stay with her. The child changes her mind and washes away her previous assumption.
Raka falls in love with the beauty of the hills and nature. Curiosity drives her away and makes her fearless. Raka loves to roam around the hills alone. Both of them prefer solitude.
Nanda Kaul wants to cherish her childhood memories in Kashmir with Raka but the story of caged animals doesn’t please her the way forest fire does.
The evening Ila Das, Nanda‘s friend visits Carignano the story was pushed to the end. An end which is enough to disturb sanity.
The ending reminds me the reality of our world. Nature is beautiful but it can be cruel too. But the humans are dangerous of all animals. No matter how much we develop ourselves the animal nature will not leave us.
The story plot I personally feel slow paced but on the other hands it has made the story more approachable and reflected the life of Nanda Kaul, slow and mostly same every day. I admire the beauty of her words. The book is not going to be an easy read for the people who are just star7ting their hands to English literature .
Why the book touches my heart is because of explanation of the nature ! The minute details of Raka‘s observation impacts my mind.
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Dear People, with Love, and Care , Your Doctors by Debraj Shome &Aparna Govil Bhaskar
Total pages- 294
Genre – Non-fiction
Publisher- Bloomsbury India
About the Author
Dr Debraj Shome
is a surgeon, specialising in facial plastic surgery and facial cosmetic surgery. He is the co-founder and director at The Esthetic Clinics, which has multiple centres across India. Known for his breakthrough innovations in facial plastic surgery, Dr Shome has received many awards. He has more than 55 research papers written in top peer-reviewed international publications along with a US patent to his credit for inventing the QR 678 hair growth formulation. He was the first recipient from Asia and the youngest globally to be awarded the prestigious Davies Foundation Grant Award by the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, in 2010. Besides clinical work, Dr Shome is the Director of the Debabrata Auro Foundation.
Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker is a bariatric and laparoscopic general surgeon and practises in the city of Mumbai. She is associated with Global, Currae, Namaha, Suchak and Apollo group of hospitals. She has multiple publications and numerous book chapters to her credit. She is the managing committee member of several surgical societies and has a keen interest in clinical research. She is the co-founder of Debabrata Auro Foundation.
About the book
As the name suggest, the book is an account about Patient- Doctor relationships. The book is divided into thirty four chapters ,where different doctors has expressed their own experiences with the patients . Each story starts with unique quotation which is unique and again forces readers to think.
As the experiences are real not every story sings a happy song. Real life bitter experiences have been there too. Through the stories they have not only shared what they have experienced but also they have pointed what is wrong .
Dear People, With Love and Care, your doctors – is first of all something new I read this year.“ Doctor“ is a profession which fascinated by almost everyone. But nowadays the patient-doctor relationship is at a question and trust is not there. The stories in this book are enough to clear most of the doubts .
The stories end with a “Do you know “ part which is an important note related to that particular topic and of course needless to say they are helpful, and we should be aware of them .
I think the book could be better if there were less medical terms because we the people who aren’t from that background it’s difficult to understand those terms .
I want to give it 4/5 ⭐️