Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Teen Sey Chhey - Rewinding Bollywood by Bobby Ghatak.

The Blurb: 

The ‘Tragedian’ Dilip Kumar who amazed us as a ‘Prince’ and a ‘Bandit’.The onslaught of Bachchan vaporizing all. The collapse of the pedigreed ‘Star Sons’, a pirate who turned in to a ‘mogul’ and many such epoch moments that stand out to define Bollywood. Tracing events chronologically since the ‘Big3’-who later made way for the rise of a ‘Superstar’, followed by a ‘Phenomenon’, who had the industry eating out of his hands.

Read about Titans battling the pain of shocking failures and outbreaks of mediocrity. Actors and filmmakers alike, working up their way tenaciously where few found glory in an embracing Friday while some watched their destiny shredding away. In a world where only the toughest survive, many faded away as memories lying in catacombs of extinct theatres while some serenaded to finally reach the comfort of the multiplexes.

From Raj Kapoor to Ranveer Singh, ‘Teen Sey Chhey’ is your veritable window to peer into the joyous world of Hindi films.

My Take: 

Teen Sey Chhey - Rewinding Bollywood is the debut book of the author Bobby Ghatak and it's a book that will take you back in time and captive your mind with truth and facts. 

This is a perfect read for Bollywood lovers and I believe it is a perfect gift for your parents or loved ones as well. This book contains many facts and the true reality of Bollywood that most of us don't know, and the way the author Bobby Ghatak has written this book is just inspiring. 

The highlight of this book is the moment you think that you know this part and start reading normally, but then instantly you will be amazed as the author Bobby Ghatak will surprise you with something new. This book has it all from Raj Kapoor to Dilip Kumar, from three Khans to Raj kumar Rao, from most awaited Fridays to house full theaters, from movie Jagte Reho to Padmavat, from directors to actors, from never-ending dialogues to relieving the happiest moments of cinema, from big dreams to fame, from magical reality to mystery and pain, from the movies that lost in time to Blockbuster that still lives fresh in our mind and heart. This is a totally unique and creative book that is fall of amazing facts and never heard stories of people in Bollywood. 

The author Bobby Ghatak has no doubt done a thorough researched and skillfully penned this book. The best thing that I loved the most about this book is the accuracy and the detailed elaboration the stories of on the screen and behind as well. Also, the relationships between the actors, the back story, and struggle have given this book an emotional touch by the author Bobby Ghatak.  

Though this is not a quick read trust me it's fully entertaining and worth reading, as every time you read you will feel like you have been transferred in past.

Overall, a must-read and fully entertaining book. So click here and grab your copy now and relive the enchanting book on Bollywood, Teen Sey Chhey - Rewinding Bollywood written by Bobby Ghatak.

Author's Interview with Abhishek Ghosh.

First, before we move forward with our Author's Interview, I would like to start with an introduction. 

1. Could you please introduce yourself to us?
I am from Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Grew up in Kolkata and Siliguri. A PGDM Graduate and a working professional in the Banking and Finance Sector. His first book, "Every Frame is a Painting" published by Novel Nuggets. Second book published by Juggernaut: Love, Realization and The World of Today - A collection of Poems. Interests in life: READING | PHOTOGRAPHY | TRAVELLING | BLOGGING
2. Congratulations on your book. So what inspired you to write this book?
For me to write, The Paradise Conflict, I have taken quite a few inspirations from the real-world issues and storytelling techniques. From the real world, I have taken the inspiration of the water crisis and environmental exploitation at its core all around the globe by setting the political background of a Totalitarian regime with inspiration from George Orwell’s 1984. The main motive of the rebels in the book is to restore Mother Nature back to its roots with a balance of belongingness. 2019 Amazon Rain Forest – I have mentioned vaguely as the Great Fire; Smog and Air Pollution problems all around the major metropolitan cities – In the book, I have mentioned it as the Great Smoke like the Delhi Pollution; Water management issues in the developing countries – In the book, I have pushed the events further, if there is an extreme case of availability of water and put under control by a Totalitarian; Water management issues in the developing countries – In the book, I have pushed the events further, if there is an extreme case of availability of water and put under control by a Totalitarian Regime, similar to that of Big Brother from George Orwell’s 1984!
3. What is the book all about?
It is a sci-fi story, set in an unknown future, with the central theme of the water crisis and environmental degradation. It is the story where the Civil Imperial Regime has taken control over the remaining freshwater resources and imposed strict laws. Any unauthorized person or a commoner wants to drink or use water in case of emergency or thirst, will be shot dead or put into labor camps. On the other side, the rebels are fighting for mother nature, to bring back mother earth to it's a natural course filled with flora and fauna and save the commoners from the atrocious laws created by the Imperial Regime. 
4. Why did you choose this genre for your book?
Sci-Fi is always my favorite genre. I have added social issues, environmental issues, water crisis, humanity's greed and conflict made me compel to tell a story.
5. How much time did it take to complete this book?
Nearly a year.
6. What makes your Book Special?
Speaking about nature makes me this book special to me. This is also the first time, where I have worked on character buildup or an arc. For example. Mitra's arc was to take revenge against the rebel leaders, as he learns the truth, he joins the rebel, and on his way for the redemption of himself. Judy's arc first she was a rebel spy, collecting information from the Imperials and supplies all the info to the rebel leader, Gayatri. She is a great fighter, an expert in hand to hand combat, she feels for the people. She believes in togetherness. After the death of Gayatri, she had to become the leader but she has doubts about herself. She has to become on her own to be a true leader for the rebels. Both, Mitra and Judy are the heart of the story.
7. When is your second book coming?
Not yet decided. I have some plots in my mind, most probably a gritty, grounded, corporate espionage thriller.
8. While writing did you get any writer's block? What is the Tip that you will give others who are facing writer's block?
Yes. I try to read the structuring of storytelling techniques - Syd Field's Screenplay and The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell to recover from the writers' block.
9. Apart from being a talented author, what are your other hobbies?
I like to do photography, mostly travel photography.
10. Last but not the least, How did you feel, while giving this interview?
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Himalayas: The Only Motor-Trek Across the Entire Mountain Range by Sumant Barooah.

The Blurb; 

An International motor journey across the whole Himalayan mountain range traversing foreign countries, covering over 14000 Kms in a grueling journey of 76 days. A first-hand account of the arduous journey criss-crossing Countries, Mountain Peaks, Passes, Forests, Rivers, and desolate roads, some infested with Terrorists.

And enjoying the company, the food, the festivals, the people, the Bazars, the comradery, the views, the season and the Boozing.

My Take:

Have you ever traveled to the Himalayas? If yes then this book will make you relive the experience again. OR if not then after reading this book you will definitely be compelled to go on your own trip. 

Himalayas: The Only Motor-Trek Across the Entire Mountain Range is the new book written by the author Sumant Barooah and it's an incredible book that I enjoyed reading. 

The book is like an amazing travel literature, where the author Sumant Barooah is describing the experiences of and places he visited and its experience.

The highlight of this book is the way the author has described each aspect of this book in detail and vivid manner. From Roads leading Himalayan range to criss crossing Countries. From the mountains to the river. From exotic foods to unique cultures. From a blissful journey to neverending memories. This book has it all. 

Author Sumant Barooah is a talented writer and had published many great books with fascinating genres. Click here to check out the other books written by the author and be ready to amaze yourself.  

Overall a quick read and full of life. I would definitely recommend others to read this book as well. So click here and read now the 76 days journey in the book Himalayas: The Only Motor-Trek Across the Entire Mountain Range written by the author Sumant Barooah.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Paradise Conflict by Abhishek Ghosh.

The Blurb: 

A QUESTION, WE ALL MUST THINK ABOUT: WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE WORLD WE KNOW WHERE WATER IS SCARCE AND PUT UNDER CONTROL BY A POWERFUL REGIME? From an unknown future, where the water resources are controlled by the Civil Imperial Regime. The water bodies and rainforests which survived from the industrial wastes and exploitation are heavily guarded. If there is any unauthorised entry and consumption, the common people will be shot, imprisoned or forced into labour camps. But, there are rebels in the world who are fighting against the Imperial Regime. The surviving tribes rejected the Imperial Rule. The Rebels and the tribes have formed an alliance to topple the ruling regime. The rebels are fighting to restore the world, so that the world is free from further exploitation of natural resources and uniting the world together to restore balance in nature and humanity.

My Take: 

The Paradise Conflict is the new book released and written by the author Abhishek Ghosh and it an incredible read. 

What will you do, if you came to know that the unlimited water resource that we use now without thinking will be limited in the future? 

The storyline is unique and interesting, from the very beginning the author Abhishek Ghosh has set an intriguing follow which I think is incredible and clever. This is the second book I m reading by the author Abhishek Ghosh and the way he describes scenes is just full of creativity. 

The highlight of the book is the way the author  Abhishek Ghosh has done the research and written this fiction story of nature with a twist of an apocalypse. From futuristic technologies to action, from politics to conspiracy, from artistic characters to impressive storyline, this book has it all. The lucid language and emotions expressed acts as a delightful treat in this book. 

This is a short book and can be done reading in a day. A truly engaging story that will grasp your attention and compel you to read the next book as well. Can't wait for the other book written by the author Abhishek Ghosh. 

Overall a unique and amazing book. So click here to read the futuristic story, The Paradise Conflict written by the author Abhishek Ghosh.

The Fishbowl: Story of the Storyteller by Vivek Kumar.

The Blurb: 

It’s all just a fishbowl
you are sleeping inside
and when you wake up
it will be gone.

— The cloaked man.

Remembering childhood as it used to be before it was devoured by reality, this E-Book straddles the twin worlds - of an imaginative little boy and of the boarding school realities - in a rural India town. A heartfelt narration of teenage tales, of rebellion and romance, of friendship and alienation, 'The Fishbowl' recreates a surrealistic but real world. And if you look close enough, you will find a reflection of yourself in it, for no man or woman is untouched by the passage of time and its after-effect on childhood memories.

My Take: 

The Fishbowl: Story of the Storyteller is a newly written book by the author Vivek Kumar.

Firstly I want to start with the part that I liked the most about this book is that the way the author Vivek Kumar has described each and everything in detailed description also keeping in mind the minor details of characters' emotions, which I loved reading and imagining each character which is uniquely described with relatable characters. 

Author Vivek Kumar is a talented and accomplished writer, the way he has described the mind of a young boy in this story with imaginations and thoughts is just amazing and creatively written, making readers feel related to the book instantly. 

Also, I liked, how the author has made it easy to feel the connection between the story in ourselves with different scenes and situations. The book has a smooth flow and the phase of the book is balanced perfectly. It's written in easy-to-read and relate language and the cover of the book is creative as well. 

Overall it's a most surprisingly engaging book. So click here and read now a story that will take you on a ride of childhood memories written uniquely and creatively with full of imaginations. The Fishbowl: Story of the Storyteller by the author Vivek Kumar.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

From Daylight To Madness: The Hotel #1 by Jennifer Anne Gordon.

The Blurb: 

On an almost uninhabitable rocky island off the coast of Maine, a Hotel looms over the shore, an ever-present gray lady that stands strong like a guard, keeping watch. For many who come here, this island is a sanctuary and a betrayal. This is a place where memories linger like ghosts, and the ephemeral nature of time begins to peel away …like the sanity of all who have been unlucky enough to step foot on its shore.

In the late spring of 1873, Isabelle gave birth to her son Oscar, he cried for three startling minutes, and then went silent. During the months that follow, Isabelle is drugged and lulled into an almost hallucinatory world of grief and fear. Her life begins to feel as though it exists in a terrifying new reality separated from those around her …

When her grieving begins to make her husband, Henry, uncomfortable, he and his mother conspire to send Isabelle away to a Summer Hotel on Dagger Island, where she can rest and heal. While they are adamant that the hotel is not an asylum and that Isabelle will be able to return eventually to her home, Isabelle understands in her heart that it is all a lie. That perhaps, everything about being a woman in this time, may have always been a lie.

Her family has lied to her, and she has lied to herself. The Hotel, of course, is not what it seems, and the foreboding Dagger Island begins to feel more like a prison than a retreat. Isabelle hears relentless sounds coming from the attic above her room, and the ever-present cries of small children scream in her head almost constantly. Are they hallucinations, or are they connected to the small cemetery she found, filled with the fresh dirt of little graves, the brokenhearted reminders of people that no one believes ever existed?
She meets a fellow guest at the Hotel, a young, enigmatic, and deeply damaged priest, named Francis.
Together they teeter on the edges of reality and try desperately to become free from the fates that their pasts have bound them to.

From Daylight to Madness is a poetic, and haunting Gothic Fiction novel that is both profoundly unsettling and darkly romantic.

My Take:

From Daylight To Madness: is the first book in The Hotel series written by Jennifer Anne Gordon and it has a blend of unique, intriguing, horror, emotional, and surprisingly alluring storyline. 

It's always an enchanting treat to read books written by the author Jennifer Anne Gordon, she is a talented writer and you can see her amazing work by her books. This is the 2nd book I'm reading of her and I'm not only impressed but also dazzled. 

The story starts with a heart touching scene, which will make you emotional and intrigue at the same time to read ahead. As the story continued ahead, I was surprised and found myself on the edge of the seat to know what happens next. 

The highlight of the book is no doubt the expressing way of the author, I loved how she shifted from one emotion to another effortlessly, making the scene even more realistic. As you move ahead in the book the storyline becomes more intense and interesting, that I m sure you will love reading too. 

It's a book which can be done reading in one day if you are a curious reader, it a truly compelling story making it a must-read book. The perfect balance between mystery, horror, shock, pain, confusion is just impressive and written in a very creative way. 

Overall its a highly recommended book and a definite must-read. So click here and experience the mysterious hotel with Isabelle in a haunting Gothic Fiction book From Daylight To Madness: The Hotel #1 written by the author Jennifer Anne Gordon.

A Recipe for Greatness by Josh Graham and A Scott Blackmon.

The Blurb:

There is a desire in everyone to be great. What causes people to walk onto the pages of history and Scripture?Could there be a recipe that causes people to be remembered for ages?No matter your placement, job or occupation there is a recipe for all to follow and be remembered. It is a recipe that is found on the pages of history and Scripture. I hope you will be blessed. A Scott Blackmon 

My Take:

This is the first book I'm reading of the author and I m impressed the way the author is trying to express his beliefs. I found this book very unique, the story is written with emotions and full of experiences that I enjoyed reading. The book has a uniqueness that grasped my attention fully, from the politics of selecting the next king to today's life, from God's view to human's understanding, from greatness to suffering. From a great example of sacrifice to the method of starting it now. From the story of Joseph to mind-blowing truth. 

I just loved reading this book and can't get enough of it. The one thing I like the most about this book is that once I started reading, I found myself compelled to it and I didn't stop until I was done reading completely. 

There are many aspects of this book that are intriguing.  I also liked the way the author has written in a gripping and compelling manner. The book is written in a lucid language which makes it not only inspiring but also motivating. 

Overall an inspiring book that will compel you to keep reading. I will recommend this book to other readers as well. So click here and read now A Recipe for Greatness: What causes people to walk on the pages of History and Scripture? written by authors Josh Graham and A Scott Blackmon.