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Saturday, 26 May 2018

Love a little stronger by Preeti Shenoy


Go star gazing! Like right now, if you're reading this post at night.

Spot the brightest star of the day, and the stars near it.

Do you find a pattern?
If you look more intently, you will soon connect the dots and be amazed how spectacular they look, up the heavens so high.

Did it happen over night? Or did it take billions of years to shine?
Do they still shine or have they stopped shining?

We can say the stars are time travellers, as something that happened a billions of years ago, took exactly a billion years to reach us. So, what now, do we know what has happened to it in those billion years. Maybe in some billion years we might find out what happened.

But the stars still look amazing and we love them.

Life is just like the stars, and we the time travellers. In some remote part of our neurological system, resides our memories, some memorable and some mundane, but safe in its vaults.

There are life lessons, fear, rejection, frustration, smiles, anxeity, adrenalin rush, the first day at school, hide and seeks, learning to swim in the rivers and what not. Thanks for keeping it safe “BRAIN.”

Preeti Shenoy has just opened her vault sharing her wonderful memories with the readers. I just loved each and every part of it.

One of the many things I loved in the book are

when kids have nothing to complain, they can say “Mom, he is breathing my air.” I had a great laugh and “Real spies don't wash their babies' underwear.” Seriously dude!

These light hearted moments, just reminds us that life can always take a detour and present you with something that will startle you, but in a good way. Life is these moments woven, together like a fabric where each thread depends on the other.

Some serious conversations converted into a light hearted one, just because someone said something and still didn't understand what went wrong.

Kids, work, learning to ride a bike, silly mistakes and what not the author has shared will just keep you engrossed in the book and the subtle remarks by the author, will make you chuckle. Like you can related it to your own life and how some similar moments unfolded for you.

What were you doing when it happened?
Where were you then?

Such precious moments, I believe have to be documented. These are like gem stones, one very different from the other but still sparkles like a diamond. My life can be different from Preeti's, even your too will be different from that of me and your friend.

Get those moments documented! May be someday your life can inspire and motivate us.

Wow! This is what, the effect of Preeti's book can have on you once you have read it.
Grab a copy of yours from the nearest book store and share your thoughts!


Friday, 25 May 2018

Lonely Me!


Its been a while since I have posted something on my blog of my own.

Like take for instance I have done a lot of book reviews, book release day posts and the list goes on. And also did write contents for various websites and earned a lot of money. But Honestly speaking blogging has been the only thing constant since last 8 years. But whats more to it.

How do I improve myself and become best at it.

At times I feel lonely because of the work that I had undertaken, was completely out of the box or I was the only one doing it with no one in the vicinity to understand what I'm doing.

Blogging

Yes, there are thousands of bloggers in the country and even more in the world. But back in 2010, I was the only blogger among all of my friends. Did get in touch with a senior in Engineering, who was blogging. But to say we both were the only bloggers in the college, working on two very different blogging world. He was into technology and stuffs. I was into creative writing, book reviews, motivation and a lot many posts basically mostly on literature.

I did try writing about technological stuffs and was rewarded with a good amount of money, but didn't continue it for long.

Network Marketing (eBIZ.com Pvt. Ltd)

Wow! Its a wow world.

Everything I'm today and will be is because of Network Marketing. It was this world, where I could be myself, without the fear of the world outside of the meeting rooms and presentations.

Let the world do the talking, I had my achievements do all the talking. Yes, accepted I didn't work much, though still trying to become a full fledged Network Marketer forever.

I had my friends doing it, but eventually they left and even I wandered off into negativity and that had an impact on me. How come even after working so hard, motivating my downlines, all have quitted or didn't work after a year or two.

I was that kid who at the age of 18 earned his first cheque of Rs 1800 (deducting TDS).

Let me say you none of my family members, relatives, had any idea what I was doing. Felt so lonely then, I was like this kid who knew everything, but couldn't make anyone understand. People had their own prejudice over being elders and knowing everything. I assure you none of them, know anything about the beauty of Network Marketing and its Universe.

Again alone!

Believe me there are millions of Network Marketers in the world, but in India people are still after the 9 to 6 job. Get into a Government Job, do tuitions, become a clerk, atleast get a Bank PO (preferably Government Bank) and what not.

Please! For God's sake STOP!

I would love to challenge those elders try getting one for yourself and then advice. Else just carry on with your stupid life, but become best at something you would love to do for the rest of your life.

Stock Market

Take my words for granted “Blogging and Network Marketing are the only two platforms where you can create a WIN- WIN situation.” Nowhere else in the world does any opportunity has the power to change human lives once and for all.

Yeah! Stocks have existed since a very log time. But believe me I'm the only one talking about Stocks and stuff in my family or friends alike.


There are some millions and millions of people trading in stocks every single day but let me ask you, how many people you know are trading in stocks.

Very less! May be none too. Its a risky business to be in, but still then India's market depends on it very existence.

Again lonely!

Accepted you will earn a lot, but again, it is you who will earn a lot alone. Lonely you, earning or loosing. Alone how long will you survive. Yes, you might teach a few to learn about it, but will they invest or atleast try to be different.

The answer is NO! They will wake up in the morning again and get ready for their 9 hours job. Will come back home, cook, play with kids or dogs, go for a movie, plan for a weekend getaway- cancel it, watch some stupid TV Series drink, smoke, will go to night clubs and come back home and sleep.

Even before they understand what happened, they wake up to a new tomorrow Monday! Hell Monday!

Is this what life is all about?

Then again I wasn't writing this blog to talk about life, I was writing about the things I did that I had no idea of it in the first place, but invested my time in it but was alone as I took a path less travelled.

Robert Frost's poem might inspire you to take the road less taken but it doesn't says about its vulnerability and how intimidating it can be.

Believe me life will never be the same again once you have taken the risk of going on the path less travelled. It has its own adventures, frustration, achievements, thrill, fear and a lot more. I just wish I had someone experienced to help me in the journey.

Or atleast have somebody to understand what I'm doing. To share without being judged.

Will I ever find the one who can understand or atleast listen to what I have to say?

Thought provoking though!

The Unity Game

About the Book:






WHAT IF THE EARTH YOU KNEW WAS JUST THE BEGINNING?



A New York banker is descending into madness. 




A being from an advanced civilization is racing to stay alive. 




A dead man must unlock the secrets of an unknown dimension to save his loved ones. 




From the visions of Socrates in ancient Athens, to the birth of free will aboard a spaceship headed to Earth, The Unity Game tells a story of hope and redemption in a universe more ingenious and surprising than you ever thought possible. 




Metaphysical thriller and interstellar mystery, this is a 'complex, ambitious and thought-provoking novel' from an exciting and original new voice in fiction.




Book Links:







Meet the Characters:





The Setting: Earth





New York City. The 1990s. One of the world’s leading investment banks.




The Setting: Space




A distant planet. A dry surface orbited by three red moons and circling a distant sun. An advanced civilization living in underground chambers.




The Setting: Death




An open door. A library. A room of knowledge. A garden of dazzling color. The answers to every question that has ever been asked on Earth.






Meet David




A brilliant scientist and wildly ambitious, David abandoned an academic path to follow the glow of Wall Street money. From a small town in Canada, he is now determined to make the riches he has given up his scientific talents for. He is always on edge, he must prove he is better than the other bankers, he has to win the best deals. However, he is easy pickings for the multi-million dollar bosses who see how they can use a greedy, naïve young man for their own purposes. David falls further into risk, mistakes and desperation, clutching at anything around him as his dreams and world falls apart.






Meet Noe-bouk




Dry dust. Three red moons. A member of one of the most advanced civilizations in the universe, taught to believe that all the answers come naturally from the incontrovertible logic of the greatest good. Now, facing death, Noe-bouk decides to find out if there is something more than what he has been taught. Accepting a place on a space ship, the further he gets from the moons of Home Planet the more he understands that he knows nothing at all…






Meet Alisdair




A respected lawyer. An adoring grandfather. Alisdair collapses outside his law offices in London and finds himself standing beside his unmoving corpse. He feels wonderful! He spots some wide open doors and bounds through them to discover a library, a garden, and his dead wife. All his life he has burned with the questions of the universe: what is the purpose of existence? What is good and evil? How far does the infinite stretch? With an afterworld guide and his wife at his side, his only limits now are to come up with new questions as all of his horizons expand beyond imagination…




Meet Elspeth




Beautiful, young, angry. Apart from her beloved grandfather Alisdair, Elspeth has been let down by everyone in her life. She’s rejected her parents and their easy choices, she sees no meaning in the structures of society. She has always felt lost, and now the death of her grandfather is forcing her to make choices. With some money he has left her, she decides to follow a feeling and go on an adventure.




Meet Socrates




Legendary philosopher, pion of bravery and morality, a figure so strong his ideas and presence pervade the centuries and the dimensions of time and space. Who else would Alisdair call upon in the afterworld to help his granddaughter Elspeth, than the man he has revered his entire life, and whose teachings guided him? Yes, Elspeth can be helped, but she must be brought together with another soul – one who has truly lost their path.








Reviews for The Unity Game






 “A complex, ambitious and thought-provoking novel.” ~ Kirkus Reviews




“Elegantly written, expertly crafted and a moving message. I found this book very hard to put down. Moving and poignant.” ~ Lilly, Amazon US reviewer





“An engrossing, unique, and totally bizarre tale! I could not stop reading it once I started. Such a beautiful take on the afterlife, and its connection to those still living. A unity game, indeed!”~ Brenna, Goodreads reviewer











About the Author:





Leonora Meriel grew up in London and studied literature at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and Queen’s University in Canada. She worked at the United Nations in New York, and then for a multinational law firm.


In 2003 she moved from New York to Kyiv, where she founded and managed Ukraine’s largest Internet company. She studied at Kyiv Mohyla Business School and earned an MBA, which included a study trip around China and Taiwan, and climbing to the top of Hoverla, Ukraine’s highest peak and part of the Carpathian Mountains. She also served as President of the International Women’s Club of Kyiv, a major local charity.


During her years in Ukraine, she learned to speak Ukrainian and Russian, witnessed two revolutions and got to know an extraordinary country at a key period of its development.


In 2008, she decided to return to her dream of being a writer, and to dedicate her career to literature. In 2011, she completed The Woman Behind the Waterfall, set in a village in western Ukraine. While her first novel was with a London agent, Leonora completed her second novel The Unity Game, set in New York City and on a distant planet.


Leonora currently lives in Barcelona and London and has two children. She is working on her third novel.





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Saturday, 19 May 2018

Book Review of The Brahmin


Lies, love, deceit when blended together cook up one good story that can ever be and to it add historical significance, you just have prepared just the most perfect story that will make it to the best sellers list. Research, analysis, proof reading there is so much to do before publishing a master piece, and Ravi has just done the perfect job with “The Brahmin.”

Kalinga (currently known as Odisha), has a very historical significance in the creation of Ashoka the Buddhist. But here in the story the author describes the pre-Kalinga war. The protagonist of the story being “A Brahmin”, is ordered by Ashoka to find the culprit behind killing one of his concubines. And he has a few days before his looses his head.

In a series of adventures and events that lead to the culprit, you will be amazed by the sheer audacity of the research the author has done while writing the book.

Mind blowing!

There is yet another historical reference in the novel, now this isn't particularly historical, its mythology. I was just amazed at the versatility of the author to have put so much information in one book. Might be he is planning on publishing the prequel of “The Brahmin.” I wish he does.

No spoilers here. So, just grab the book as soon as you can lay your hands on it.

I received the book from writersmelon.com, in exchange for an honest review.”

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Mango people in Banana Republic

The beginning is the end!

Life is so fragile, uncertain that you have to live it every day again and again, repeating the same work, every single day and when you think you had enough of it, it is at that very moment you see a silver lining that gives you the belief and hope that it's not the end.... Actually it's the beginning of a new life.... Like stock market, when you think you are going to lose, and at that very same time you can make profit too....

Keep doing things maybe you are doing a bad thing too. Be so very best at it that, when you are the apex leader you find the true meaning of continuing in that very path… And that life is going to be on a very different path that you were not aware of till this very moment.

So be the best in the business and life will find a way to show you the truth and it's ultimate reason for being with you... Supporting your causes. Giving you all that it needs to survive.

Rest assured, you will attain the freedom that you have been looking for since long.

But you have to Hold on! Till the very end...

Ravi the protagonist of the story is fed up with his life and does something, that forces him to quit the job he had. And he fled to his village to find a peace of life. He encounters India in it bare form, one devoid of water, politicans looting the country for votes and the list continues. But life has other plans for him, when he joins the a maoist group that in Dandakarnya. Eventually he seeks out on a desctructive mission which will take him to another protaginist in the story.

Anand Reddy a former physicist, seeks out in a spiritual quest, where he want to find peace and the true menaing of life. Anand learns the trick of the trade, in the search of one's true self.

Talking about the impact it has on you, as you turn the pages of the book, you too are in the journey of the spiritual quest along with Anand and you too will discover the truths of life. And I believe it will make an impact on your life and will change you for good.

The pace of the story is just awesome, it doen't forces you to move fast or too slow. You will enjoy reading the story. I noticed that the story catches its pace once the two protagonists meet. You will be overwhelmed by the end of the story, as you understand its just the circle of life, that plays over and over again. You can always be grateful to it and nothing else.

Thanks Vishak and WritersMelon for sharing the wonderful book with me. Loved it!

I received a copy of the book, in exchange of an honest review from writersmelon.com



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