Book Review: Aryavir – Guardians of Blue Lotus #1

Author: Anita Shirodkar

Genre: Mythological Fiction/Fantasy

No. of pages: 346

Publisher: The Write Place

Book Blurb:

ARYAVIR (GUARDIANS OF THE BLUE LOTUS Book 1)

Aryavir is not an ordinary prince. Heir to the throne of Kamalkund, Aryavir is a Kamal Akshi – blue-eyed and blessed by the Indivara, a divine Blue Lotus that protects his kingdom. And yet Aryavir harbours a terrible secret about his fate. His family, led by his father, King Chiraksh, is bound by its own web of intrigue and ancient promises. Continue reading

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My MilkBikis My Experiences – #Nostalgia

Recently, I received a box full of MilkBikis biscuits – the original one as well as the milk cream version. Seeing those biscuit packets took me down the memory lane. My earliest memory about Milk Bikis is the habit of mixing it with milk and eating like Cerlac. Trust me, it was better than any baby food, I have ever eaten. Nope, it’s not that I remember how baby food tastes from my infanthood, I used to eat Cerlac and Farex as snack until I was probably 10 (Shhh! Don’t tell my mom!)

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Waterboarding: Not Your Typical Book Review

Vanakkam!

So, it’s been two months and 17 days since I wrote a blog post on my blog. Damn it! 13 more days and I might have probably lost my membership with The Chennai Bloggers Club.

Speaking of CBC, when I joined CBC a few years back, I got acquainted with a blogger named Bragadeesh Prasanna. He used to (and still does) read all my blog posts and give me feedbacks – sometimes personal and other times as comments on my blog. Every single time I write a story and leave it at “to be continued…” he makes sure to remind me about writing it. And thus started our friendship.

Now, cut this scene and couple of years later, he published his first book, 300 Days. I was one of the few people who read the first and second drafts. When the book released, I told him about how I would like to hold his book as a paperback and read it, so I can close the book and smell it as I cherish a well-written line. Continue reading

Perfect Prescription for Broken Hearts By Aparajitha Nagesh: Book Review

Hi, Folks,

Around three years back, I met Aparajitha in the book launch of the book, The One You Cannot Have by Preeti Shenoy. It was an interesting event. Aparajitha told me that she was writing a novel, and some time later, she did publish her novel.

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I was pleasantly surprised when she sent me a copy of this novel for review and reading. Well, here are my unbiased thoughts. Before that here’s a brief about the book! Continue reading

Matrika’s Journals – There is one for everyone

Hi, Folks,

Those of you who know me will obviously know how obsessed I am about notebooks and journals. Keep Notes and Ever Notes may come and go, but notebooks that I can touch, feel, and write on are my favorites. I was pleased when I got this product from Matrika’s – It’s called the Creative Woman’s Journal.

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Omved: A Skincare Review

Hi, Folks,

If you have been following me on Instagram, you would know that I am giving a lot of importance to skincare these days. I will soon update you guys about my complete skin care routine. As of this post, it is going to be about a brand that I am recently interested in – Omved.

So, I received 2 products from the brand for an unbiased review. The products I received are:

  1. Omved – MALATI Jasmine Blossoms Soap
  2.  Omved – Nagarmotha Skin Mask

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FictionCrate – Book Subscription Box – My Thoughts

Hello, Folks,

Firstly, apologies for being off the blogging radar for quite sometime now. As most of you all know, I have been undergoing a lot of personal issues. And for the first time, the “monsters in my head” seem scarier than “the ones under my bed.” Nevertheless, I am trying my best to fight them. Coming back to this blog post, I am glad that FictionCrate.com has sent me a book subscription box in the month of April for review.

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My Health Date At Apollo :)

If you have followed me on Instagram, you might have noticed how much I give importance to my skincare and beauty. From using the right hair mask to wearing the perfect shoes, I pay minute attention to my appearance. However, what most of us, including me, neglect is that healthcare is more important than looking pretty.

You can look as pretty as you want – without good health conditions, everything will go in vain.

I have been contemplating to set up a proper healthcare routine for me. Around that time, Apollo Hospitals approached me with their Express Health Check-up Package, I was happy to take it. Without further ado, I am going to take you through my day’s experience, my learning, and my suggestions for the same. Continue reading

Open Eyed Meditations: A Book Review

Ha, the happiness of being back with a book review! It’s been a rocky fortnight. In fact, as you all know, it has been a rocky year, but then I am holding on tight to my hopes and dreams – that’s the most you can do when things topple. I was glad to have received this book for review right at the time I was expecting something refreshing and profound to read. Without further ado, here is the book blurb!

Open-eyed Meditations is a beautiful compilation of thoughts wherein each meditation takes you on a journey to the past, bringing a secret herb to heal a problem of the present. A true distillation of ancient wisdom tips for modern lives, this unique self-help book uses the wisdom of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata to solve your everyday problems. Beyond the storyline, something deeper is waiting to be discovered from these ancient texts. This book is an attempt to uncover the hidden layer of wealth that is cleverly packaged within the commonly known storylines. Continue reading

Sareez.com – The Shopping Experience

Hi, Guys,

I was supposed to do an OOTD, but I couldn’t find a photographer 😦 Yes, my brother and sister, who generally click kickass pictures are out of town. If any photographer is willing to collaborate, please let me know in the comments or via FB.

So, I decided to do a shopping experience post. Recently, I happened to shop for this amazing saree from Sareez.com. As you all might know, I own more than one saree from Sareez.com. To be honest, this is my 3rd saree from them. So, here is the saree.

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The saree has a beautiful netted pallu that has lovely embroidery in it. The border and blouse are satin. The best part about Sareez.com is that you can even get your blouse customized at a reasonable price. Yes, just measure yourself and share it with them, and you will get a perfectly stitched blouse. Continue reading

MyDaily Meal – Vanilla: A Review

I was recently contacted by the PR of myDaily Meal to review their product. I was sceptical about it initially. However, since my friend Sindhu also tried and reviewed this product, I wanted to go ahead and try it.

myDaily Perfect Meal - All Flavour (3 Meals Pack)

I got the Vanilla/Original flavour to be reviewed. I forgot to tell them not to send Vanilla as I am not a big fan of it. Nevertheless, I did want to try the original flavour once it arrived as I might be biased and in favour if it was the chocolate flavour. Continue reading

Meena Tai’s – A Quintessential Maharastrian Veg Cuisine Review

Hi, folks,

We recently collaborated with Meena Tai’s for a food tasting session. While we initially wanted to collaborate with Batlivala & Khanaboy – their other venture, the owner of the ventures suggested us to try Meena Tai’s.

Since both V & I haven’t tried much of Maharastrian cuisine, we were sceptical. Our knowledge about Maharastrian food was limited to Vada Pav and Misal Pav. However, when we entered this restaurant, we were in for a surprise. Read on to know about our experience.

Ambiance is something that will catch my eye whenever we visit any restaurant. This restaurant’s ambiance was on the point. Amazing, royal decor is what the resto had. Yellow walls, ethnic mirrors, and lots of ancient utensils on the cupboard – that’s the decor, and I loved it. Continue reading

Fully Local: Ada Thara Local North Indian Saapadu!

Hi, Folks,

Have you noticed the gigantic black staircase, with famous Bollywood dialogues written, right in the heart of R.K. Salai? Yes, right above Zuka is this treasure called Fully Local.

Most of you might have tried this restaurant, and some of you might be like “What??” Well, either way, read on about my experience, must-try dishes, and lots more about this restaurant. Continue reading