Book Review - The Blue Moon Day

Title - The Blue Moon Day
Author - Santhosh Sivaraj
Genre - Fiction
Publisher - Invincible Publishers and Marketeers
ISBN - 978-93-87328-76-1

A book with a difference. Though I write reviews for books, I would rarely recommend the readers to buy them and this book is surely in that list. Writing a story is an art and it needs dedication apart from forming the concept and presenting it in the readable form. Though there are editors and proof readers who could make the latter part of my mention, a possible one, it is the core which plays a vital role in the success of any story.

Santhosh would surely make you smile, cry, motivate with his 5 short stories in this extraordinary book. I was deeply moved by each and every one of them as it gave a different dimension and approach in the so called journey of life.

Each story was unique and had a different concept but had struck the chord in a perfect way. Having read few thousands of books till date, these stories did not fail to amaze me. I wouldn't have been that much impressed if one or two out of the five stories were good but when you find the entire book to have such an awesome story line, you would not stop thinking about it for sure. This isn't a flattery but when you read the book, you would understand and agree with my views.

The characters aren't unique as it revolves around common people like us. While one was a job aspirant, another one could not appreciate what life had given to him succumbing to work. The other one was a drunkard though he was a good person at heart whereas another story features two old people and how they meet each other which changes their life forever.

I liked this book a lot and now I am expecting/hoping for Santhosh to release his next set of stories....

The book is available on Amazon

Some Very Dignified Disclosures

Title - Some Very Dignified Disclosures
Author - Anumita Sharma
Genre - Fiction
Publisher - Pratishthaa Films & Media
ISBN - 978-93-87849-06-8

A well imagined story with an exhaustive story lineup. The book is divided into 32 chapters. The book talks about emotions as to how one would feel especially when he or she is alone. The protagonist is an imaginative character who has done complete justification to the character assigned.

Honestly speaking, it is really difficult to pen down a story capturing all the essentials of a human life without leaving aside a single emotion which would be a real jackpot for those who love a family related story line.

While what happens to Roli, the protagonist as she has witnessed her own father killing her mother, in the future is one of the most interesting plot, she comes across lot of events in her life which includes a priest who constructs his house with the items he gathered from the streets.

The story has also captured the love life of the Roli and how she fells in love with her man after being consoled by the wives of her landlord. If you are a lover of a fast paced stories or a thriller buff, you may not be liking this but having said that, if you appreciate a good story, this is something you wouldn't want to miss it.

The book is available on Amazon

Book Review - Pi Agency

Title - Pi Agency
Author - Neelabh Pratap Singh
Genre - Thriller Fiction
Publisher - Cosmos Prints
ISBN - 978-93-5311-006-2

A compelling thriller yet again by Neelabh. His first book "Resurrection of Evil" was a best seller and I am sure this would also go on to become one.

I was intrigued with the title, to start with. This wasn't a usual title which has kindled my interest t start reading it as soon as I received it. I would not mention the reason behind the title because it is for you to buy the book to find out yourselves :-)

The story revolves around the protagonist Rashmi Purohit who runs a detective agency ably assisted by her assistants Akshay and Diksha. They weren't a big agency until one day, a wealthy businessman reaches out to them to help him with an investigation.

Rashmi takes this up. While she was about to unveil the real culprits, she gets attacked. Her life was at stake. But her fighting spirits never let her down. To her surprise or rather a shock, she finds the culprit with the businessman,Brijesh Arya who has deployed her for the job.

What does the culprit has to do with Brijesh?

Is Brijesh masterminding these activities?

Then comes the other twist. The investigation leads to a more complicated web. Author has effectively used TOR,Bitcoins in this novel where it makes the investigations even more complete.

Did Rashmi succeed in unveiling all these?

What were these investigations all about?

Who was behind this?

Read this fast paced thriller to find out more. If you were expecting the usual ending, you are wrong. Yes. The ending reveals the mastermind who you wouldn't have predicted and even if you think you did, you would be proved wrong in the end which is the beauty of this story.

The book is available on Amazon

artykite - For the Literary Lovers

Literature is class. We all would have come across this during the school days. Some who had the passion would have gone further to pursue their dream course on literature whereas others would have ventured into other streams.

I am sure each one of us would have few friends among them who would die for this. Though we may not remember all the poems or the classics, we could immediately connect to some of the classics like Iliad, Odyssey, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, Daffodils to name a few.

It would be really nice to recall them especially when we meet that "Special Friend" who is very much crazy about these but had long forgotten them. I was casually browsing the internet when I wanted to gift something special to a good friend of mine who loved literature and stumbled upon artykite

I must say that I was thoroughly impressed with the very first sight of the website. It couldn't get unique than this.

What do they offer?

The site offers Decor Lamps, Posters, Jhola Bags( for those who keep travelling), Mugs, Notebook Diaries and Greeting Cards. Take a look at the site and you would really agree that those were unique for sure.

I bought some of them. Take a look at what I have got:

As you could see, each and every product is unique. While Rabindranath Tagore Poster was done with matte finish, Kabir's Poster was done with glossy finish. Rumi's is a greeting card.

You might ask what one could do with these?

The uses are many.

1. These can be pasted on cupboard or wall.
2. They can be laminated and kept.
3. Can be used as a Greeting Card.
4. The Blog Book can be used to make a note relating to your blog. Its time we kept a dedicated note for a blog. What say?

The products are reasonably priced.

Artykite fuses pop art, poetry and literature to create funky literary merchandise. The aesthetically designed products add poetic vibe to your monotonous routine.

This would be a unique way to show your love. These gifts would make a difference and would surely make your friend smile and remember you, forever.

Book Review - Prime Time Crime

Title - Prime Time Crime
Author - Vrushali Telang
Genre - Crime Fiction
Publisher - Vishwakarma Publications
ISBN - 978-93-86455-52-9

Bollywood Actor Kajol has mentioned that this is a "Compelling, Sensational and unstoppable... A must read!" which is pretty apt. I began reading this novel last night and I finished it in one stretch. The story revolves around two characters namely Ritika and A.T.

Author has captured the essence of love, aspirations, ambitions without compromising on the twists and turns. Ritika was an aspiring journalist who wanted to make it BIG in her field. Having chosen the crime reporting, she was waiting for her big break. She then gets one. Yes. The golden chance of meeting the sharp shooter A.T. happens and then there was no turning back.

A.T. worked for Khalif Ahmed. They were pitted against a rival gang headed by Usman Ali. There was another threat - Mohan Raswe.

What happens to these gangsters?

Who is Mohan Raswe and what role did he play in the story?

There were other characters which included Babban Mistry, ACP Pathak and Munawar.

The story is set up with such a pace that by the time you finish reading the story, you would surely feel like you have watched a movie. The end was something which I did not expect honestly but it stamps the real intention of the protagonist. I would second the wordings of Kajol - "The story is Compelling & Sensational"

The book is available on Amazon.

Win With Fantasy Sports

Do you love cricket?

If your answer is YES, which I can say it confidently that it would be(since India is one of the largest market in the World), Fantasy Sports is the right place for you.

It has a whopping 3 crore+ users. Yes. You read it right.  staggering 2% of total population of India is using this.Is this isn't a huge number to start with?

The site is optimized for both - Desktop & Mobile. You can use it without any hassles. All you need to go is to ign Up to begin with.

As you could see from the above, the LogIn is a simplified process. You can login with your FB or Google credentials. Please note that the app wouldn't post anything on your behalf on FB without your consent.

Once you have logged in, you will have to create the team.

When you look at the above screen, you will get to see how the entire process works. It is relatively simple. The team can be selected according to the available credits. The credit that is assigned to a team is 100. You will have to select the team by spending those many points. Take a look at my team selection below:

If you look at the above pic, you can see that I did complete selecting 11 players by spending 98 points which is pretty much less than the assigned credits. Once this is done, it is time to select Captain and Vice-Captain who command 2X and 1.5X the points based on their performance.

Now comes the crucial part of it. You can join the contests by paying a subscription. The amount differs according to the stakes on offer.

The subscription starts from as low as Rs.15 and goes upto Rs.2,999 but the winnings at stake are huge when it comes to the bigger subscription. Usually, you would get to see many teams participating for the slot making the winnings real less but here, you get to participate only with few teams. The game is always based on probability. You either win or lose.

If you lose, you lose the subscription but on the other hand, if you win, you get to take home not only your subscription but also the winning share getting added to it.

You can pay directly to join the contest or add money to your wallet and the amount gets deducted from it.

By the way, it is not only Cricket you could play but also Soccer. With World Cup coming up within a fortnight, this is the right time to venture into this to support your team both online and offline. After all, if your team wins, you get double delight of experiencing the win and also some cool bucks added to your wallet.

Interesting? Head over to ->  https://www.dream11.com/

Book Review - Dream Big

Title - Dream Big
Authors - Dr Mukesh Jindal & Arunraj VS
Genre - Finance / Self Help
Publisher - TV18 Broadcast Ltd
ISBN - 978-938406164-7

When I purchased this book, I never knew that I would be taken onto a  journey of my lifetime with regards to money & investments. When I say money, it is a real wider aspect since anything and everything can be done with the help of the money these days. While we all work hard to earn, there are lot of aspects that goes into saving.

I wouldn't say I am a "Saving Wizard" but atleast I thought that I am one until I started reading this book. This isn't a MAGIC but when you finish reading it, you would surely become a Magician where you would know as to how to control your finances - especially with regards to the outflow.

Firstly, I liked the quality of the book which is hardbound and the paper quality was equally good. This has been complemented with the Red & White coloring scheme which looked appealing to me. To top it up, the book also features some cool pictographs that adds more value to the content.

The book in itself is real vast but has broken down the complexities of finances into smaller areas/parameters. We would be seeing a lot of people talking about inflation but they are the ones who may not necessarily be knowing a to how to beat it because if they did, they wouldn't be cribbing about it. The value of compounding growth and to ascertain the future value of the money has been clearly explained.

Then comes the darling of the investors - Mutual Funds and Equity Funds. Many are averse to this and we always have the notion that these are risky. While the latter is true to some extent, authors have described it beautifully as to how SIP could work wonders for the investors and they have also busted the myths with regards to MF's. 

Then comes the Equity Funds where you would get to know more about ELSS, Sector and Thematic Funds and how Equity Funds fare better compared with Real Estate. The book doesn't end here but it goes deep into these by giving information on Debt Funds, Types of Debt Funds and how they are better compared to FD's.

How many of us are aware about Dynamic Asset Allocation?

Do you know the difference between Balanced Funds and Monthly Income Plans?

Do you know about NAV and how to read Mutual Fund Offer documents?

The answer to all the questions raised above lies in the book.

If you think you are done, you need to relax a bit because we completed only half of the vast subject(at least in this book).

You get to know more in detail about Insurance, Types of Insurance, comparison between ULIP and Endowment Policy, Health & Term Insurance to name a few. 

Other investment options like PPF, NPS, NSC has also been discussed in this book.

The key investment strategies like risk profiling, asset allocation, portfolio review and re-balancing, tax implication on investments(subject to change every year) along with Financial Planning were given in great detail in this book.

To put it simply, you don't have to seek the help of a wealth advisor or a professional but to some extent you can do it on your own when it comes to investment but the authors also in the end has talked about the importance of having a Certified Financial Advisor(CFA). The book is a treasure trove and shouldn't be missed.

This book review is a part of "The Readers Cosmos Book Review Program and Blog Tours, for details log on to thereaderscosmos.blogspot.in"

Book Review - A Cage of Desire

Title - A Cage of Desire
Author - Shuchi Singh Kalra
Genre - Fiction(Erotic)
Publisher - Penguin
ISBN - 978-0143441625

The story is not for kids but having said that, the story is one of the best I have read in the recent days. I could say with confidence that the story reflects the mindset of a Woman who has been used in the society by the Men for their own lust and desires. The book made me feel that I am not reading it but watching it in real. Yes. The story calls no less than to be made into a bollywood movie. The message is very clear and strong. Women cannot be betrayed and they should not be taken as granted because when they burst, it would be unbearable.

I must say that this book wouldn't have been published at the time when #MeToo is making waves across the globe where many of the celebrity women have come out openly to talk about their secretive private lives as to how they were abused when they were the early entrant into the movie industry. Hats Off to the author who has bravely put up this in the form of a story.

I wouldn't want to talk much about the story as such because by now you would have understood the theme of the book. It was real interesting to read each and every page with utmost care as it brought out untold emotions which was overflowing from the character - the protagonist - Renu.

She had another face. Despite being a mother of two, she was never given the place she always had yearned for in her life by her spouse. What transpires the change in her life to become a revolutionary figure deserves a big applause.

The book is available on Amazon

Memory that would be etched forever

We all love being photographed. Don't we? Gone are the days where one has to here the services of a photographer who would carry so many heavy gadgets to get the pics clicked and that would take ages to get developed into a hard copy and reach us in the album. With the advent of latest technology, we could get immediate prints if we used a Polaroid camera. However, this may not be good or preferred by all.

The introduction of mobile phone changed the entire scenario. They came initially with rear cameras with lesser megapixels. When the technology progressed, we saw the introduction of front camera with relatively low megapixels. Selfie did not caught up as soon as this feature was introduced but when it did, it spread like wildfire. People literally started clicking selfies anywhere and everywhere. Not all could get the quality they wanted due to various reasons and limitations. While some could not afford the phones which were real expensive, some weren't aware of how to use this feature effectively and even if they did, the camera came with various limitations.

Take a look at one of my favorite selfie

This was clicked when I along with my spouse and her cousin had been to Sunny Leone's LIVE Event near my place. This selfie was special for various reasons:

1. My better half's cousin came to our place for the first time after her wedding.
2. We all witnessed Sunny Leone's performance for the very first time which also saw Actress Andreah Jeremiah performing too.
3. Though we were given a V.I.P Pass, we got it upgraded to V.V.I.P Pass for all of us.
4. We had a lovely evening watching the performance for close to 3 hours before heading back to my place.
5. The selfie was clicked in Black & White purposely since we wanted to carry on this memory for decades.

Could the above pic been captured better?

Well. Certainly Yes, if I had Mobiistar mobile phone. 


The phone comes with an incredible dual Selfie Camera(which we have seen till date only on the rear side) which enables us to capture a 120° wide-angle shot.

When you get to shoot a selfie which covers such a wide angle, the experience what you would get would be unmatched for sure. Wouldn't you agree?

How I wish I had this phone back then which would have made the pic look even more better. Nevertheless, all I could do is to wait until it arrives and when it did, I wouldn't be thinking twice to place the order immediately. You too can grab one for you to capture those evergreen memories by visiting http://mobiistar.in/ and Mobiistar on Flipkart.

Book Review - Globetrotting for Love and Other Stories from Sakhalin Island

Title - Globetrotting for Love and Other Stories from Sakhalin Island
Author - Ajay Kamalakaran
Genre - Fiction
Publisher - TOI Books
ISBN - 978-93-86206-26-8

A brilliant collection of stories is not the right word here but I am forced to use it since I could not find anything superior to praise this book. Writing a novel is comparatively easier than writing a dozen of short stories since you need to show a variation in each and every story which the author has successfully achieved it through this book.

His profession of being an editor in Sakhalin Times in a small place called Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk for around 5 years is clearly visible in his writings. Having said that, I should also appreciate the usage of few Russian words here and there which has made even a novice like me to learn some of them. For instance I now know Khorosho stands for Okay, Gopniks means a petty thief/robber or bandit.

If you ask me to pick the favorite story among this collection, it is difficult but I would still go for the very first story "The Cleaning Lady" where it is all about the self esteem of a lady who would not compromise her character for anything. There were various other stories which talks about ethnic conflicts, love, betrayal, sudden found fortune, etc to name a few.

The place Sakhalin rose to prominence due to the discovery of oil resources which saw the sudden splurge in the economy due to the availability of liquid cash. This made the place to be frequented by Westerners and native Russians who came seeking for better prospects. This was something similar to that of KGF(Kolar Gold Fields) which was buzzing with Gold excavation activities for few years though the geography and economy was completely different.

To sum it up, I would surely recommend this book to be read and it is certainly a class apart as it exhibits the brilliance and real life experience of the author which has been caught vividly through various short stories in this book.

The book is available on Amazon

Book Review - The Coin

Title - The Coin
Author - Sandeep Sharma
Genre - Thriller(Fiction)
Publisher - R9 Books / AnyBook
ISBN - 978-93-87390-26-3

A story which has been written really well from the beginning but would have made it a real good one had it ended well. Yes. Honestly I did not liked the climax. I wouldn't say it would be the same when you finish reading it. Perceptions may differ. You might like the way the story ends.

I wasn't happy about the editing bit. If the edit was done properly, the story would have sounded much much better. I have read few of Sandeep's books and I am sure he would take this as a constructive criticism to come out with stories which would make the readers go gaga about it.

The story begins with a murder and the murderer rather than being cautious, sends a video to the cops direct thereby provoking them to try and find out as to who he is. Ronak Upadhyay, the cop who has handled a case similar to this in his career springs into action and starts digging into it and stumbles upon few evidences. While the previous convict was still behind the bars, the murder continues.

Who does this?
How was he/she being caught?

Read the story to find out more as to how these murders were done and who was behind it and the motive for these gruesome murders. 

The book is available on Amazon

Book Review - Let You Be My Puppet Once

Title - Let You Be My Puppet Once
Author - Preetika Mehra
Genre - Thriller(Fiction)
Publisher - NotionPress
ISBN - 978-1-64249-998-8

A gripping political thriller that would keep you guessing till the end. Preetika has given a perfect political thriller fiction which would be your perfect companion this summer. If you are a student, this would be a great read. If you are not a student, you ma y be able to connect very well with the happenings not only in India but elsewhere.

The story has few characters. Saima, Josh, Vedica and Karan. While Saima hailed from an affluent business family, Josh's father runs a small shop in Kerala. Vedica had a background which no one would have expected. Karan's father served as Commissioner of Income Tax.

Despite being so much powerful and hailing from affluent background, they were on their toes after the sudden death of Saima's sister Meghna. 

What had caused her death?

Author talks in great detail about the politics where kickbacks and commission were the norms. This is where Rana and Pratap comes into picture. While Rana served as Chief Minister of a State, Pratap was in the Central Govt as Natural Resources Minister. 

Rana had two sons - Kapil and Suraj whereas Pratap had a son named Zoravar. What would usually happen when the spoiled brats comes together has been explained very well in the story. They were known to Saima since her father Swaraj had business dealings with these politicians.

When thins goes awry, it ends in few being eliminated making the others to go on hiding. But who was responsible for these deaths and how was the plan executed and how did the murderer managed to escape the eagle eyes despite deploying forces from UAE, Australia and most importantly from USA where even FBI gets deployed.

The book is full of surprises and I am sure you would surely be loving it once you finish reading it. Go for it today.

The book is available on Amazon

Book Review - Demythsifying Myths

Title - 
Author - Amit Bagaria
Genre - History
Publisher - Notion Press
ISBN - 978-1-64249-922-3

We have heard about lot of things about our leaders and their past. We wouldn't be in a position to recollect all of them including the facts and reality. Through this book, the author has busted those myths which we were long made to believe it as TRUE.

A genuine attempt which clearly points out the shortcomings across various system in our country including that of the presence of RajyaSabha, President and lot others. He has touched upon various sensitive issues but has compiled the chapters in such a way that it would make the readers think twice before coming to a conclusion.

There are 18 chapters in total and each discusses about a unique issue which is prevalent in India before and after the Independence. This includes the mysterious deaths of various leaders during the Congress Era, ceding a much bigger landmass to Pakistan for a minuscule population, saying NO to the UNSC Permanent Seat and referring the same to China and lot more.

Though this is very much of a political book, the stories that were covered in the book would make it an interesting read. If you wanted to know about lot of aspects which has always remained a myth to you till date, do give it a read. You will not regret.

The book is available on Amazon and all leading bookstores.

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Book Review - Men and Dreams In The Dhauladhar

Title - Men And Dreams In The Dhauladhar
Author - Kochery C Shibu
Genre - Fiction
Publisher - Self Published

Men And The Dreams In The Dhauladhar is a perfect confluence of stories drawn out parallel from three different persona which gets merged in that place. It all begins with the construction of a hydro-electric project.

The protagonists were Nanda, Kusru and Rekha. All three of them had a secret past which they did not wanted to recall or talk about. 

What were they? 

Why did they want to avoid speaking about it?

The book touches upon various sensitive issues including falling in love, though it isn't a sin but when you do it after being married, is certainly the one. One would not feel the agony until they lose their spouse cursing themselves forever for being the reason for their demise.

The story also touches upon how the workers who came as migrants from other nation were exploited and how their death gets covered up and for what reason which was really moving. Though I initially felt that there were too many characters to remember, I then felt that none of them could be missed. I would recommend you to make a note, if you are forgetful in nature.

How partition has affected the life of people across the border, how the produce like milk, wool were being bought at lower price, the destruction that came with the cloud burst were mentioned in great detail. The story could have been little bit shorter, is what I felt, honestly.

When the lives were at stake, the story starts picking up the pace. Yes. It gets real interesting only after the first half. So, if you got bored till then, do not lose your hope because it takes up only after that. 

You would be intrigued when each chapter which has Nanda ends with "What the Dhauladhar wanted to tell him?" and yes, you would find about it in the end which was really a strong message that the author has driven.

I must say this is not the usual story but the story with a difference. Give it a read. I am sure you will like it.

The book is available on Amazon.

Book Review - The Leader

Title - The Leader
Author - N.S. Ravi
Genre - Fiction
Publisher - Author Paradise Publishers
ISBN - 978-8193502235

Who is a Leader?

When we are poised with this question, we usually tend to answer that it is the one who leads. When we are questioned further as to what the term "Lead" exactly refers to, many would not have an answer. The term "Lead" is a vast one though not vague but we tend to get confused. This is common for both the good and the bad things. We do have leader(s) who lead the public towards a general cause for the betterment of the society and we also have the leader(s) who mislead public.

Coming to the story. The story line was set almost 4 decades ago. Hence you would get to read the name of the cities as it is be it Bombay, Madras or Calcutta which is a nice feeling. The story revolves around few characters including Guptaji, Kakaji, Chaterjee, Keshwani, Guruji, Ankesh Modi and Lata.

Author has penned this story with such an intricacy that you would be surprised for sure. When I finished reading this book, I really wondered whether author has worked in this industry since the story is all about the textile industry where he has mentioned about most of the details in such a subtle manner. It begins with the death of Kakaji, a labour leader and then goes back to the beginning. Guptaji was a shrewd businessman and he had business competition with Keshwani. Guptaji had an adopted daughter Lata who gets married to Anvesh.

Anvesh had BIG dreams of making it big in the league of textiles. He was always shadowed by his father-in-law Guptaji. He makes some plans and makes use of Guruji. What did transpire in the end is the story.

I liked the way the story was narrated because the author did not miss anything at all. He tried to include all the possible events that could happen in a textile industry which includes opening an entity in a tax free haven. The story would make even a person who has literally no knowledge about what happens in the background in the textile industry be equipped and aware of all the happenings. A brilliant attempt.

The book is available on Amazon

Book Review - 1914: NaMo or MoNa : Why is 2019 not 2014?

Book Title - 1914: NaMo or MoNa : Why is 2019 not 2014?
Author - Amit Bagaria
Genre - Politics
Publisher - Notion Press
ISBN - 978-1-64249-845-5

There are many books which have come earlier which has discussed about politics. They would either give importance to one particular individual or talked about a party by glorifying it. This book 1914: NaMo or MoNa : Why is 2019 not 2014? is not the usual one. It does not glorify a single party and at the same time talk about one individual but the Indian politics as a whole.

The author Mr Amit Bagaria is known for his business and political acumen. Having done his best in whichever field he chose, the author who is a serial entrepreneur from Bangalore has come out with his first ever book on Indian politics which has already garnered close 14,000 orders at the time of writing this blog post(24th April 2018) which clearly shows as to how well this book has been written.

The paperback is of superior quality with glossy pages. What adds more to the beauty of this book were the illustrations and graphs that were being used which makes this book an even more interesting one to read.The graphs includes the poll results of some of the most voted polls in India,Asia and in the World since Mr Bagaria's ePollster company MyVoteToday is the World's 2nd Largest ePollster and there is no doubt that the usage of information was at its utmost accuracy. The facts and figures used in this book isn't an exaggerated one but actual figures, some of which would make you go bonkers.

This 250+ page is a classic entertainer and if you love politics, you would definitely fall in love reading this book.  There are two more books to be released by the author soon. Keep a watch on this space for more information.

The book is available on Amazon and all leading bookstores from May 11 and the Kindle version of the book would be available from May 14. You may also place the order via his own book store 1914bookdotcom

Book Review - And So You Can

Title - And So You Can
Author - Dr Roopleen
Genre - Inspirational/Self Help
Publisher - Power Publishers
ISBN - 978-93-86526-78-6

Dr Roopleen is back again with another blockbuster. This book is nothing less than sharing some of the stories of unsung heroes who lives amongst us performing their duties without any expectations. This book is a genuine attempt to bring to us these heroes who has taken up the noble profession - Medicine.

While many of us use to complain about various aspects of a physician which includes consultation fee charges, attention given to the patients, misleading them with evasive replies, referring to unnecessary tests including scans etc., we must also agree that this is not widely prevalent and even if it did, the control is always in our hands by complaining to the authorities concerned.

Through this book, you would enter into the lives of 17 physicians who are revered in their own field. What is really touching is to get to read in detail as to how these physicians struggled to come up in their lives. Out of 17, I found majority of them were into Ophthalmology though I am not complaining about it because each and every story is unique.

I liked the way the author has approached to present these real life stories in an interesting way as possible. There were no exaggerations but only the real facts and figures that these physicians have come across in their life. While this book is not attempting to glorify a specific set of physicians among the wide range of others, it is a genuine attempt to cover some of the best personalities which is really appreciable.

Though the book says that it is a must for every doctor and a medical student, I feel that this is a must for everyone especially the students because when they do read this book, it would inspire them to take up this noble profession for sure. Since we as a country is lagging greatly with regards to number of physicians which we require every year, I am sure that this book would go a greater extent in inspiring the youngsters to take this up as their career.

What I have liked the most about this book is the section which comes at the end of each inspiring story "Advice to young and aspiring doctors" and "Takeaway - Words of Wisdom" which were given by the respective doctors/physicians. Since they are by far one of the most successful professionals in their respective field, these words would go a long way in helping the youngsters to come up in their life.

Author has covered 17 different aspects by corresponding them to the respective doctors which includes Tenacity, Ever Onward, Self Belief, Bouncing Back,Fighting Spirit, Perseverance, Passion, Never Give Up, Fire in the belly, Positive Attitude, Resilience, Firm Resolve, Determination, Fortitude, Courage, Survival Instinct, Never Say Die which would be applicable in each and every person's life in different stages.

Each story is Inspiring. Unique and most importantly carries a message. 

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