One thing that I have learnt
from this is that it sure tests how much you trust the other person. Knowing
that you won’t see the other person for a long time, in some cases the time is
not even defined, and still making sure that the love doesn’t waver is a big
challenge. How does one keep the same intensity of love when things are not the
same anymore? Some people don’t understand long distance relationships, and to
an extend I was one of them. You can’t
do things that single people do, you can’t do things which couples do for
obvious reasons of course. Then what are you supposed to do!!??
What the Book Says – The High-stakes game of the underworld has new faces working for and
against Dawood Ibrahim – the shadowy, manipulative figure that pulls the
strings. Dawood’s own deputy turned arch-rival Chhota Rajan,
thus-turned-politician Arun Gawli, Amar Naik and his engineer brother Ashwin
Naik, and a host of other characters, big and small, walk the pages of this
compelling history of the Maharashtrian mobsters who were once dubbed “amchimuley”, “our boys”, by Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray. Equally fascinating are
the stories of the famous – and infamous – policemen and “encounter
specialists” who took the gangs on with great success and not too many
Violence and deceit one expects to
read of, but the strength of this book is also its ability to capture the
mundane- almost naïve- beginning of what very quickly became the organizes
crime and brutal vendettas that held Mumbai to ransom through the last decades
of the twentieth century.
Meticulously researched and
thrillingly told by the acknowledged expert on the underworld, this is
faster-faced than Dongri to Dubai, and even more chilling in its implications
for India and the subcontinent.
What I feel - As soon as I got to know about this
book I went online to get a copy for myself. I quickly checked the online coupons and offers, these guys never disappoint me you should check it out too. As soon as
the book arrived I got to reading without wasting a second. If you have read
Hussain Zaidi’s books before then you’ll know his writing style, this book
follows the same pattern. What I love about his writing is that he makes you feel that you were actually present when the episode
happened. I can visualize everything that he writes. Being from Mumbai and
living so close to all the areas that are mentioned in the book, I feel a
connection on a different level altogether.
The book is
fast paced and you won’t feel like keeping the book down. It is a must read if
you like reading about underworld. Interesting, intriguing and engaging are the
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He walked in with grace and confidence that captured everyone’s attention
in a heartbeat. The book launch was at Foodhall at Palladium in Lower Parel. The
front row was captured by all the foodies who had followed him for a long time;
they were so star struck that some of them had an almost dreamy expression on
After a bit of chitchat and a little introduction he went on and told us
that this was his 20thbook and that his 21stwasreleasing soon. He told us about his first book which was self published and
how he struggled with accent and with pronouncing the ingredients right when he
first came to India to work for MasterChef India.
He then quickly whipped up some mocktails and all this while actively
chatting away with us. He made cooking so interesting and fun that me, who can’t
even make decent Maggi, wanted to start cooking.
This book Shaken & Stirred is a dazzling collection of non-alcoholic
drinks. From delicious teas to refreshing slushies and classic drinks, Vikas
guided the audience on how to create unique and exquisite drinks that would
keep their guests satisfied and have them coming back for more.
“I’m touched by the love & affection that the Foodhall customers gave
me today and this is exactly what keeps my quest for undiscovered flavors. The
versatile recipes in Shaken & Stirred allow you to play with your
imagination, while keeping the pure flavor and wholesome goodness of the
ingredients intact,” said an elated Vikas Khanna.
Trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Vikas Khanna runs the
upscale restaurant Junoon in Manhattan. Having started a catering company at
the age of 17 in Amritsar, he has been regularly featured on various
international television shows such as Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares,
Masterchef Australia and The Martha Stewart Show.
As the session came to an end he signed the copies of his book and then
posed calmly for Selfies (This is a must these days)
In India, when Zaalim Duniya
separates a guy and a girl in love, they are called Heer and Ranjha. But when
they themselves decide to separate, they are called Devdaas and Paro.
Meet Arjun Kulkarni – a thirty-year-old
film director, with actresses and janta equally fond of him and his work. He has
a house to himself, a fancy car and enough money to ensure a comfortable
lifestyle, and has even had his share of love and flings. Sounds like a
complete life, happy and content. Or does it?
What lies behind a smiling face is a
painful break-up, which not only took away the love of this life Hrida after
seven long years, but also led to estrangement from his parents, buddies, a
best friend…even the country.
From full-time love, to part-time
Devdaasgiri; from part-time guilt, to full-time redemption: life seems to come
full circle when his sixteen-year-old neighbor Aditi come in without knowing.
Does he find a way back into love or
is he destines to a Part-Time Devdaas…?
About the author - Rugved Mondkar lives in Mumbai and
works full time as an Executive Producer with a leading media company where he
writes and directs socially relevant short films. Over the past eight years, he
has written and assisted on more than a dozen commercial Hindi feature films
and another two dozen ad films. He is slated to make his feature film debut as
writer and director.
upon this book right before my exams started and glad I was! Whenever I needed
a break I would open this book up. It’s a simple and easy read about a guy and
his encounters. Easy to understand and not very high on language makes this
book a fun read. If you are new to reading and wants to motivate yourself to
start reading then this is the book for you. The stories and relatable and thus
helps you get more involved with the book.
You should definitely
pick this book up if you are looking for a light read and not something heavy
for the mind.
Exit Point – On the Internet no one knows you are dead...
Author – Anil Goel
“What lies beneath?”
An Australian intelligence officer
wonders, as she sees terrible burn marks on sharks that go berserk off the
coast of Bondi Beach.
A super-intelligent teenage girl is
found dead with no apparent cause and her father, implicated in another murder
in the same house, at the same time, insists he doesn’t know how she died.
The investigating team gets a
mysterious tip-off – that the girl was chatting with another teenager on a
social networking site at the exact time she died.
A young reclusive tech genius is contemplating
a suicide pact with an online soul mate who suddenly disappears.
What ties these strange incidents
Set in a chillingly probable 2016,
Exit Point takes us into a dark, mysterious online world where an ancient
mystery is unraveling after centuries. A mystery that cuts across Australia,
India, China, Hong King, London, America – and ultimately all of mankind.
From Adam and Eve.
Our only hope of getting to the bottom
of it, literally, is Alok – and his quest to find his intimate.
At all of 17 years of age, he saved a
At 25, can he save humanity?
The summary got me hooked and I couldn’t
wait to start reading this book. I love reading thrillers. Something that links
to ancient mystery is all the more enjoyable to me. This book has an amazing start and got me
hooked almost immediately. I couldn’t keep the book down and I am glad that I chose
to read this after I was done with my exams. The book does get a bit slow in
the middle because it becomes too descriptive but once you are able to cope
with that it is an amazing read.
touches upon very interesting topics making it all the more interesting and a
It is a must
read for whoever enjoys thrillers and mysteries and also for those who are just
starting with that genre.