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

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Nioxin Hair Care Kit 5: A Review

Hi, gorgeous people,

I wrote a post about Nioxin Launch in Chennai in association with BlogAdda. There I said that I will post the review of the product and here it goes. The kit that I was suggested by hair expert was Kit 5 – Normal & Thick Hair.

Did I like the product? Will I repurchase it? Am I recommending it? Read on: Continue reading

Nioxin Haircare Launch in Chennai – BOUNCE SALON

Hi, gorgeous people,

Almost 3 months back, I attended this NIOXIN Haircare Launch in Chennai. Well, I know I am super late in posting the event experience, but yeah, I just got held up with some crazy traveling (read here), and also, there was some issue at the client’s end too in sending my products (yeah, there is an exclusive product review coming up shortly).

Yup, I went with my niece!

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From Where I See: Book Review

Hi, Folks,

Open any newspaper and all you see is strife, conflict and humans making life hell for other humans. Doesn’t the question ‘Why is this happening?’ creep into your mind on seeing this? Many people question the cause of all these problems but don’t really look for the answers. In his book ‘From Where I See’, author Dr. Ajay Yadav tries to delve beneath the surface and find answers to these situations that stem from the beliefs of men. 

Title: From Where I See
Author: Dr Ajay Yadav
ISBN-13: 9789382536819
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Lifi Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Number of pages:401
Genre: Fiction
Language: English
Price: Rs.300

This is what I read as blurb when I selected this book for review.

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Arjun: Without A Doubt – A Book Review

Hi, Folks,

After my super awesome (read: tiresome) trip to multiple places (blog post coming soon), I finally got to lay my hands on this novel which was sent by BlogAdda. A big thanks to Dr. Sweety Shinde for her signed copy. Most of you might know that mythology, especially Indian mythology, amuses me greatly. So, reading this book was the best thing happened post trip.

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Of Ariels and Real-life Princesses – #WashBucketChallenge

Hi, Folks,

Is laundry women’s job? Well, I am not trying to emphasize feminism here, but if you want fresh clothes, you need to do the laundry. Well, you can outsource it to maids, dhobi, and what not, but my mom always says, “despite being able to afford to have a maid or dhobi, nothing beats the satisfaction of washing your favorite clothes by yourself.” Mom are always right. Staying in hostel for 6 years, and with 2 years of no proper dhobi, washing machine was my only rescue.

But again, my sister’s argument is this:

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When She Smiled: A Book Review

Hi, Folks,

You guys would seeing more of book reviews in the forthcoming weeks as I have a pretty huge TBR (To-Be-Reviewed) list lined up on my bookshelf. While we are on it, let me tell you about the book for the day (well, there is another book review coming up later), “When She Smiled: By Ritoban Chakrabarti”.

Blurb of the book: Mrityunjoy Roy is a fifteen year old Bengali who has spent the last ten years of his life growing up in Shimla. While his family is completely academically oriented, he wants something more. Finally he meets Akanksha in school, who turns his world upside down with her gorgeous looks and mind boggling smile. As fate would have it, she joins his tuition, and thus begins the torrid year of puppy love, romance, heartbreak, tragedy, and self discovery. Set among the scenic Shivalik hills of Shimla when mobile phones and internet were non-existent, this is a story of how an average young teenager comes to terms with his destiny.

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LayaKrish’s Sound Of Love: A Short Story

Hi, Folks,

A story after a long time, a really long time, and that too, a love story! LOL! Thank BlogAdda because “I am participating in the #SoundOfLove activity at BlogAdda in association with Bluestone”.

To know more about #SoundOfLove, see this pic:

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Yeah, that’s right, the sound of your love can be made into a ring, ha, how romantic, isn’t it? Names may change, faces may grow old, but the voice of love remains eternal, just like your Love. Without much delay, here is the story! Continue reading

Mom & Me – The Journey from ‘Or’ to ‘And’ – #UseYourAnd

Hi, Folks,

I always say, “When I die, on my grave, engrave: Mommy’s Lil Girl.” While, conventionally, girls are their dad’s princesses, I have always been my mom’s knight. yeah. Princess is such a sweet, naive and meek term; knight defines me better. Let me run through a series of real-life scenes where my mom had been the pillar of my strength.

#1 Year 1997

I was in grade 3 and after school, it was really a tough task to manage between home works, hobbies, studies, and play time. However, I asked my mom once;

Me: Mom, I wanna join in Dance class.

My Aunt: But you are already in Carnatic singing class.

My Uncle: It’s okay, she can join bharathanatyam. It is good to learn both classical music and dance.

Me: No, I want to join in western dance.

My Uncle and Aunt: You can either be this OR that, either be traditional, which we prefer, or be a modern rebel, which we won’t support.

My mom: You can be both. Why this or that? You can continue with your carnatic singing and be a western dancer. None can judge you for your preferences.

Years later, now, I still love western dancing and carnatic music. Continue reading

Ravi Subramanian’s God is a Gamer – Book Review

Where do I start? Well, let’s start with how I stumbled upon this book. I got this book from BlogAdda for an unbiased review. I was thrilled to realize that I had received an autographed copy. Isn’t it great when you get a personal copy from the author? One of my friends told me that the book was indeed very brilliant, and this instilled more curiosity in me. Was this book brilliant? Am I recommending it? Read on…

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BOOK REVIEW – NISHANT KAUSHIK’S CHAOS DOWN UNDER

Hi, Folks,

Corporate employee Nishant Kaushik, comes up with his yet another ‘witty’ corporate fiction “Chaos Down Under”, which is his fourth book and also the second installment of his “Chaos Trilogy”, the previous one being “A Romance With Chaos.”

Published by Rupa Publishers priced at Rs. 295, this book is categorized under fiction. However, once into the book, we realize that it is more of a management terminologies book polished with fictional elements.

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Entangled Lives – Chapter 28 – #CelebrateBlogging – #GameOfBlogs

Hi, guys, We, the team Potliwale Baba, are writing a fictional story as a part of #CelebrateBlogging – Game of Blogs. potli Read the previous and next posts here:

Round 1: Chapter #1|#2|#3|#4|#5|#6|#7|#8|#9|#10

Round 2: Chapter #11|#12|#13|#14|#15|#16|#17|#18|#19|#20

Round 3: Chapter #21|#22|#23|#24|#25|#26|#27|#28|#29|#30|#31

“Naina… Naina…” he whispered staring at the photograph of her corpse. He neatly placed back the photo on the board and pinned it along with the other photos. He stared at the photo adjacent to the one he pinned. It was a passport size photo of Naina, which he had got from the Duttas. “Pretty… very pretty,” he admired. Removing his gaze from the photograph, Java took a step back and looked at all the other photographs on the board.

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Entangled Lives of 8 Bloggers!

Hi, all,

You guys know that I am participating in #CelebrateBlogging along with 7 other lovely bloggers in my team. You people know me quite well.It’s time now to know my team mates. Many of you know that I am a die-hard potterhead so here I have listed HP related quotes for each of my teammates. Check out! Drum rolls… Ta-da!

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Read the previous posts here:

Round 1: Chapter #1|#2|#3|#4|#5|#6|#7|#8|#9|#10

Round 2: Chapter #11|#12|#13|#14|#15|#16|#17|#18|#19|#20

Round 3: Chapter #21|#22|#23|#24|#25|#26|#27|#28|#29|#30|#31

“Me and my team are participating in ‘Game Of Blogs’ at BlogAdda.com. #CelebrateBlogging with us.”

Our Team Members: Srilakshmi Indrasenan (myself), Sneha Bhattacharjee, Hemantkumar Jain, Shameem Rizwana, Shoumik De, Nirav Thakker, Tushar, Ritu Pandey.

Did you think we are forming a nail-biting thriller? Share our blogs through FB or Twitter with #CelebrateBlogging #TeamPotliwaleBaba tags 🙂

Entangled Lives – Chapter 22 #CelebrateBlogging #GameofBlogs

Hi, guys,

We, the team Potliwale Baba, are writing a fictional story as a part of #CelebrateBlogging – Game of Blogs.

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Read the previous posts here:

Round 1: Chapter #1|#2|#3|#4|#5|#6|#7|#8|#9|#10

Round 2: Chapter #11|#12|#13|#14|#15|#16|#17|#18|#19|#20

Round 3: Chapter #21|#22|#23|#24|#25|#26|#27|#28|#29|#30|#31

“I think I saw the murder, Mr. Javalkar”

The wheelchair bound gentleman had so simply stated the fact, as if talking about the weather. Java could not avoid the shock appearing on his face. He had come to check up on the watchman and cleaner to get their signatures on their statement about Cyrus’ kitten-on-the -tree plan. He saw the wheelchair-bound man and came up to his patio to have some random chat, but this man had literally dropped a bomb on him. Continue reading

Entangled Lives – The Journey So Far

Hi, guys,

We, the team Potliwale Baba, are writing a fictional story as a part of #CelebrateBlogging – Game of Blogs.

ELIn Mumbai, Shekhar Dutta is a freelance journalist, and he is also an stay-at-home dad. Tara, his wife, is a career-oriented media professional. Roohi is their 9-year-old naughty daughter. Due to Tara’s work pressure, the husband-wife relationship sores. Roohi is too adventurous and fearless for her age. Enter Cyrus, a tall, fair, mysterious guy, who studies law in Delhi. He comes in search of his father, who has betrayed his mom, in Mumbai. Somehow, he gets connected to the Dutta household. Enter Jenny, dusky, sexy, crazy photographer, who enters Tara’s professional life and thus into her household too. Amidst all these a murder takes place. Who? Why? How? These form the rest of our story – Entangled Lives. Watch out to know more! ‪#‎TeamPotliwaleBaba‬ ‪#‎CelebrateBlogging‬

Read the previous posts here:

Round 1: Chapter #1|#2|#3|#4|#5|#6|#7|#8|#9|#10

Round 2: Chapter #11|#12|#13|#14|#15|#16|#17|#18|#19|#20

Round 3: Chapter #21|#22|#23|#24|#25|#26|#27|#28|#29|#30|#31

228852576“Me and my team are participating in ‘Game Of Blogs’ at BlogAdda.com. #CelebrateBlogging with us.”

Our Team Members: Srilakshmi Indrasenan (myself), Sneha Bhattacharjee, Hemantkumar Jain, Shameem Rizwana, Shoumik De, Nirav Thakker, Tushar, Ritu Pandey.

Did you think we are forming a nail-biting thriller? Share our blogs through FB or Twitter with #CelebrateBlogging #TeamPotliwaleBaba tags 🙂

~Love,

Stri