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.

Top 10 places to Travel within India.

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