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 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


You’re my sunshine: A Short Story

I was lost in thoughts, when he gently gave me a nudge with a mug filled with hot green tea.

“Ouch,” I yelp.

“Where are you?” he asks.

I smile looking into his eyes.

I had already told him it was too early for me to go on a date with anyone.

“It’s been 5 months,” my best friend told me when I texted her or rather sent her a screenshot of him asking me out.

“He is a nice guy,” she said.

“I don’t need nice guys. I don’t need anyone. The last time I thought someone was nice I got hurt,” I replied.

“You are scared to do what you do the best,” she replied immediately.

“And what would that be? Getting my heart broken?” I asked.

“Taking risks, giving things a second chance, and loving people,” I read her reply thrice before replying, “I am not the same girl anymore.” Continue reading

Lazy Days With You Are The Best!

I woke up with a really bad headache – it’s probably the effect of the cheap liquor that I had at the Ladies’ Night the previous evening. Arjun has always warned me not to drink these free drinks; “they do nothing other than giving you a bad hangover,” he says. I looked around for my phone. It was on the nightstand near my bed.

*21 messages from 18 chats* read the WhatsApp notification.

One of the very few days I wake up to these many notifications. I generally have like 2-3 messages – one from sister, one from Arjun, and probably, one from Preethi. Arjun, on the other hand, always wakes up to 50+ messages. “Put your group chats on mute,” I tell him all the time. The constant buzzing annoys me all night, but he never listens.

Scrolling through my messages, I looked around for him. It looked like he wasn’t home last night. Kumutha, a Facebook friend, had sent a message reminding me to write something for the Valentine’s Day contest that we were participating in. We are part of the same online bloggers’ club, and it was supposed to be a collaborated event. She was my partner in this. It was random selection – neutral for me, but may be unfortunate for her. Continue reading

Chronicler Of The Undead – A Book Review

Hi, folks,

I really need to finish all these book reviews & event posts that are long pending. However, with rains, rehabilitation work, and now my vacation had made me procrastinate these. This is one book that I was hoping to review for a month now.

This book, “Chronicler of the Undead” by Mainak Dhar is unputdownable. Yes that’s the one word for it.


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I Don’t Wear Sunscreen: A Book Review

Hi, folks,

Today on the review table, I have “I don’t wear sunscreen: By Kavipriya Moorthy.” She is a friend of mine, a business analyst by profession, blogger & writer by passion. She recently sent me this book for an unbiased review, so here it goes…

Book Blurb: For Laksha, life is a gift wrapped in red ribbon. But that’s all shattered when she falls for the misogamist. His ambivalence and vacillation always keeps her at bay, turning her into a neurotic. She gets betrayed by the most credible, loses her job, feels devastated and dejected as incidents crowd upon her corrupting her naiveté.

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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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Shatru Kronikles: A Book Review

Hi, Folks,

As you all know I am on book reading spree; the more I see the unread books on my bookshelves, the more my heart twitches, as if there is my lover standing next to me, yet me being unable to hug him. Someone I know said, “Sri, the way you look at your books, I don’t think even you will look at your beloved like that.” Well, that’s indeed true. So here is the review about my recent love, Shatru.

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The Recession Groom: A Book Review

Hi, Folks,

Will you believe if I tell you that I have 58 books currently in my TBR (to-be-read) list? If you feel the number is low, then here is the twist: the books in this list are just the immediate ones which lie on my shelf in my house mini library. My original TBR has more than 2500 books to be read before I breath my last, and the list is still adding. Now, coming to the point, the book I completed today is “The Recession Groom” by Vani.

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Project SAI: A Book Review

Hi, Folks,

Yet another book review for the day. Project SAI is a 86 page short novel that is crispy and to the point. This book gave me a totally different reading experience. Written by Srinivasa Gopal, published by Frog Books (LeadStart Publishing), this book has a Kindle version too.

Book Blurb: Sarangan & Lakshman are two brothers, who come from the same pilgrim town in rural Tamil Nadu but who live completely different lives. While Sarangan and his family are content to remain in their hometown, Lakshman raises his sons in the bustling metropolitan city of Chennai. ‘Project S.A.I.’ is the story of two young men overcoming their own personal grief, to help others discover the truth behind the troubles plaguing them. And all this with the help of a device, whose existence most people would deem impossible – a device that allows a person to have conversations with those who no longer belong to the realm of the living.

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Nikhil Kushwaha’s The Waning Moon: A Book Review

Hi, Folks,

So, here I am, back with another book review. Well, before you read this book, you need to read it’s prequel, which has been reviewed here. This book is a sequel of the author’s first book, six teen mistakes. The first book has an open ending, which was continued into this second book. It is advisable to read the first book before grabbing this one.

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Rishi Vohra’s HiFi in Bollywood: A Book Review

Hi, Folks,

It was a yet another normal day when Rishi Vohra pinged me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing his latest novel. I religiously checked the blurb and found it good. After a week or so, I got the book and it took me just 3-4 hours to finish this almost 250 pages book. Initially, the name kind of gave me an impression of a non-fiction based about Bollywood, but the blurb was promising me that I am in for a lovely fictional work.

I had a lovely author-signed copy, but then saw this in the author’s site! OMG! JOHN!!! ❤

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