An interesting, engaging and inspiring book on trading and entrepreneurship!

“Trade and Grow Rich” is a gem of a book for all those aspiring entrepreneurs!

The book revolves around principles of successful trading and entrepreneurship. It begins from basics and gradually takes the readers along the journey to wise and calculated investments with minimal risks involved.

Language is formal, professional and lucid, letting the readers from different backgrounds catch up easily. The presentation of content is admirable owing to the inclusion of pictorial charts, anecdotes and personal tips provided by the authors. However, I felt the book needs some more detailing and elaboration for newbies.

Cover is attractive, suitable and apt for the book. Title is catchy, interesting and motivating. Blurb is concise and crisp.

Overall, a helpful and inspiring book for all the traders and entrepreneurs, aspirants and readers looking for great ideas in the field of trade and business!

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A perfect self help book to answer life’s most critical questions!

“Connecting With Yourself: Why we think, feel and act the way we do” by Vishal Jacob is an extremely well written and informative book!

It is a fine combination of neuroscience, psychology and philosophy. The book deals with some of the most basic and interesting questions of our lives. In author’s words, ” every life is an interesting story and this story is best written when people go through life’s experiences by staying deeply connecting to who they truly are.”
Self-introspection is the key concept behind it.

The book is divided into various chapters which enlighten the readers about the different aspects of life like ‘why perceptions differ?’, ‘ why are we designed to excel at different things?’, ‘ what goes behind making the right decisions?’ and other such life altering questions. The author has quoted various examples to clarify each concept. The best part for me was ‘Key takeaways from the chapter’ at the end of each chapter which summed up the entire chapter in few words without missing the core essence.

Language is lucid, understandable and helps the readers connect with the author’s ideas. The book is extensively researched and author has provided references at the end of the book.

Cover image is attractive, thought-provoking and innovative. Title is inspiring and motivating. Blurb is crisp, concise and gives a clear picture of what the book is all about.

I would like to rate it as 4.7/5.
Indeed, a perfect amalgamation of science and philosophy. Recommend to everyone…

A heartfelt tale of a young girl’s voyage through dark reality of life!

“Eclipsed Suns and Their Echoes” is an intense, gut- wrenching and raw tale!

The plot is crafted around Taani, her plight when her life gets tangled in the business of human trafficking and her courageous emergence from that life through art and poetry.

This is a beautiful book with an aura of surrealism. The book begins with a poem and ends with one. Throughout the story, the emotions are well expressed letting the readers experience the emotional roller coaster ride of Taani’s life.

The theme is strong and bold, holding a special bond with women’s lives. It is a courageous depiction of a young girl’s torment, her expression via poetry and art and her recovery.
The sketches heighten the essence of her emotions, are deep and meaningful and enhance the core idea of the tale.

Language and narration is gripping, smooth and emotional. Poetry and art add sheen to the book. Characters are well developed and let the readers actually live their lives. Language and vocabulary is simple and artistic.

Cover is dark and attractive, hinting at woman being the centre of the tale. Blurb is concise and mediocre. Title has aesthetic appeal and would want art lovers to devour the book.

I would like to rate it as 3.7/5.
Overall, an empowering story brimming with emotions!

A reality inspired fictional tale based on Bombay Textile Mill Strike!

“The Leader” by N.S. Ravi is a fictional story inspired by reality!

The plot us weaved around the unheard and unknown Bombay Textile Mill Strike in the year 1982 in the country’s financial capital. The plot deals with events that led to this strike, it’s aftereffect on the population and the business industry.

The storyline is well developed and researched with some apt and accurate information, however seems to lack the essence of a tale. Even though the account is well described, but lacked detailing at certain points.
Characters were well introduced and well described but it turned monotonous owing to the extensive speeches by them.
Narration was thrilling and gripping nevertheless, the grammar and spelling errors disappointed me.

The author picked up a unique theme for the tale and acquainted the readers with a vital event in the Indian history and it’s effects on the population.
The author slowly builds up the climax and the closure is worth the patience.

Language is lucid, easy and errenous. I found the cover attractive and and well suited for the plot. Blurb is concise and clear. Title is appropriate and might make the readers know more about the book.

I would like to rate it as 3.1/5.
Overall, an engrossing read, thrilling and surprising readers all the way!

An intriguing romance thriller brimming with twists and turns!

“Twisted” by Shravya Gunipudi is a heart-throbbing tale of love and passion!

The plot is bold, unconventional and unique in almost every aspect. The storyline is weaved around Ria who loses parts of her memory, Anuj and Jay who seemed too good to be real.

The story unfolds layer by layer with twists and turns gripping the readers completely. The revelation of secrets are bound to blow the minds of the readers.

The pace of the book is quite fast and break-neck in the beginning but appeared somewhat dragged in the middle. The author managed to glue me to the book till the end of the tale.

Narration is vivid and detailed description adds charm to the story. Plot is well developed. The author has brought out emotional angle of the story to the surface, which is both intense and intriguing.

Cover is vibrant, attractive and suitable for the plot. Title is perfectly justified for the tale indicating the twists and turns contained in the book. Blurb is mediocre which doesn’t reveal much however, fails to ignite spark of curiosity compared to the suspense and thrill of the story.

Overall, a well written book, subtle yet overt, encompassing human emotions and relations thoroughly.

An assortment of emotional tales on unrequited love and heartbreak!

“UNREQUITED : A Collection of Short Stories” by Dipanjana Nath is a beautifully penned down set of 9 heart-wrenching tales.

The book contains stories written with such stirring emotions that one can’t help being moved. The pain of heartbreak is soul shattering and is best explained through the tales. Unrequited love, according to the author, is the finest form of love and the book has a lot to offer to unrequited lovers.
Not merely love, the author brings out hatred, jealousy, madness, passion to the edge of crime to the surface as well.
Each of the tale is brimming with deep, myriad emotions and tugs at the strings of readers’
hearts.

Language and narration is mellifluous. Description is vivid and imaginative. Vocabulary and word selection is beautiful.
Inspite of being a romance genre book, this book had so much more to offer as the author explores the unexplored side of love with fervour.

The cover is beautiful and attractive, however, could have been designed in such a way to depict the unrequited side of love. Title is perfectly justified and apt. Blurb is crisp and would want the readers to bury their noses in the book.

I would like to rate it as 3.9/5.
Overall, an engrossing book infused with love, pain and emotions.

An inspirational non-fiction book encompassing legends over generations!

“Legends Over Generations” by Ashraf Haggag is a book brimming with knowledge, power and inspiration!

Being a non-fiction book, it deals with reality. The book contains relevant and sufficient information about various legends in various fields from history.

The book begins with author’s meaning of a ‘Legend’ and purpose of writing the book. As we proceed we come across different sections in which the book is divided, each one dealing with legends from different backgrounds, for instance, human rights, politics, science, art, literature etc.

The information is delivered in a lucid and effective manner, inspiring and motivating the readers at each step.

The facts and content provided about every legend of history is very basic and precise. If you are looking for a book catering to a requirement of such a source of knowledge and insight, this book is for you!

The book is capable enough to introduce some of the legends to readers and awe-inspire them with their thoughts, works and discoveries, leading them to sky-high success.
So, this book instills leadership qualities in readers as well.

Language, content and description is concise, accurate and reliable. The way of writing is capable of engrossing the readers throughout. The quotations from every legend makes it even more read-worthy and inspiring.

However, I felt only a few legends were described from every field. A scope for inclusion of many more legends is still there. Moreover, a detailed description might prove to be much more beneficial for the readers as the book contains information known to most.

Cover of the book is perfectly suited for the book. The cover provides an elegant and attractive look to the book. The title completely gives away what lies inside the book and is indeed justified for the book.

I enjoyed reading the book for its content, knowledge, inspiration and leadership skills that the book might profess without being preachy. and I would like to recommend it all book lovers looking for inspiration, motivation and dedication in life!

Overall ratings: 4.1/5.

Author Summary:
Ashraf Haggag is a senior executive with nearly three decades of experience in close proximity to the corporate market. His more recent experience has also taken him to every facet of the hospitality industry.

Haggag has direct experience in many different aspects of business, including sales, marketing, revenue management, and administration. Having worked in Germany, the United States, Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, his global experiences have helped him realize that companies must target new market zones in order to grow and prosper in the international marketplace. He is eager to bring enhanced cross-cultural awareness to today’s business leaders. 005.jpg

Book Summary:

Since the beginning of human settlement, a lot of people came up with ideas, philosophies, beliefs, experiments, research, redesigning of thoughts, talents, and surveys to bring myths to reality.
People contributed to various life aspects science, politics, literature, arts, social activities and so many other fields. These genius minds put a keen interest in every phenomenon right from when they were young. The zeal, passion, dedication, hard work and efforts they put into their work helped them discover something new about the world we live in.

In these Legends, we’ve seen inexplicable abilities that helped us define our existence and human life. Their names are engraved in the sands of time for their work in the welfare of mankind with different inventions that have made our lives easy, enjoyable and successful. The following chapters commemorate the greatest personalities we’ve ever seen who changed the world.

They are among the most influential people of today’s world. With practical advantages in various aspects, they have helped us to grow a better understanding of the world and different working phenomenon’s that governs us. Their way of shaping modern day culture is completely unrivaled.legends.jpg

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A suspenseful crime fiction story with human complexities!

“Strangers With Known Faces” by Gautam Dutta is an intriguing and hooking crime fiction novel!

The plot is crafted around five college friends – Anmol, Rajat, Saddaf, Meenakshi and Shanaya whose friendship deteriorated over times. So, they turned into strangers with known faces. Shanaya is found murdered and it was discovered that she was involved in illegal activities. Now, the rest of the five friends turn into suspects and are arrested.

The plot was well thought of, however the execution lacked smoothness. The plot seemed somewhat disorganized and rushed. Inspite of long, detailed elaboration of crime scene and situations, the closure seemed abrupt.

Narration and description was lucid, well written and almost flawless. Characterization was done remarkably well and the author has brought out complexities of human psychology and inner turmoil to the surface. The content seemed to be error free and thus, an easy and engaging read.
Language and word selection was beautiful with an apt and enhanced vocabulary.

I found the cover weird and unattractive. Title appeared to be quite mysterious and appealing. Blurb is concise and reveals enough about the book to ignite a spark of curiosity in readers to know more about the book.

I would like to rate it as 3/5.
Overall, a one time read, suspenseful crime fiction tale!

A collection of soulful poetry based on myriad realistic themes!

“AN ASSORTMENT OF SORTS” by Ajay Ramanathan is a vivid, picturesque collection of 109 poems!

The book consists of heart-warming and soulful poetry on myriad themes including love, life, rejected, hurt, despair, joy and memorable anecdotes.
The author has added a realistic touch to every piece of poetry, allowing the readers to connect, feel and imbibe author’s thoughts as penned down in poetic form.

Being varied in themes and topics, the poems are written and compiled in such a manner that lets the readers savour each and every emotion depicted by the poet thoroughly.

Some of the poems are written with a rhyme scheme; others are written in freestyle.
Most of the poems are personal in nature as they are a reflection of author’s personal experiences during various periods of his life and thus, are classified under the genre of ‘realism’.

Dealing with both modern and conservative themes, the book is suitable for all generations, both open minded and traditional people.

Language is simple, lucid and contemporary. Writing style is smooth and remarkable. Titles of certain poems are capable enough to strike a chord deep inside readers’ hearts. Often, the poet has stretched the poems a bit too much unnecessarily, but at times it also serves to provide vividness and clarity of poet’s thoughts. However, a few punctuation errors were observed which disappointed me.

I found the cover dark, mysterious and scribbled with modern art, allowing the readers to contemplate and understand in individual way. Title is quite apt and justified as the poet truly means it when he says this book is an “Assortment” due to different kinds of flavors and variety in the book with regard to themes and topics.

I would like to rate it as 3.3/5.

Overall, an engaging poetry collection, especially recommended to poetry enthusiasts!

An engaging romance thriller with mystical elements!

“My Love is Away From Mortality” by Vansh Arora is an engrossing romance thriller!

In this cornucopia of romantic novels, the author has made a sincere effort to craft an interesting love saga with passion and thrill. The plot revolves around protagonists Manav, a hardcore sleepyhead, football lover and Aditi, a nerd, highest marks scorer, who presumes the worst case scenario in all situations.
Little do Manav and Aditi know what destiny has in store for them. From being companions since school days, they eventually turn into lovers. That’s when life throws twists and turns into their lives.
The author has created the romantic tale coated with love, hatred, anger, evilness, horror, fear and supernatural elements.

Narration is almost flawless, except for some much required improvement in editing. However, the plot construction needs reorganization as I found something amiss in the story. For example, the concept of Saliatonia demanded a little more development and detailing. Moreover, I found the closure quite unexpected and abrupt.

Language is beautiful, lucid and artistic. Vocabulary is refined and word-selection is appropriate. Characterization is done quite well and the readers can connect well with the characters.

I found the cover mystical, intriguing and attractive. Not only it suits the tale, but encourages the readers to pick up the book and delve deeper into it. Blurb is concise, crisp and reveals enough about the book to arouse the curiosity in the minds of readers about the book.

I would like to rate it as 3.8/5.
Overall, a refreshing romantic saga to entertain and involve the readers till the very end!