Thursday, 25 June 2015

CAPTURING MOMENTS : ' Scion Of Ikshvaku ' Special





" You live in Ram's kingdom , hold your head high .
   Fight for justice . Treat all as equal .
   Protect the weak . Know that dharma is above all .
   Hold your head high ,

   You live in the kingdom of Ram "


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SPOTLIGHT : Lynn On Life

AUTHENTIC LOOK INTO LIVING LIFE WITH DEPRESSION .................



Lynn On Life by Lynn Kings is about the personal struggle of Author with Depression .


" This is a very real account of a young woman's journey of self-discovery. Lynn gives you a summary of her life thus far and shares several of her own journal entries. She speaks about her lifelong struggle with depression and learning to cope through therapy, pills, and writing. She talks about her family, searching for her purpose in life, and her quest in finding and trusting God. "

Some  Reviews About Book  : 


A revealing viewpoint concerning depression written from this genuine author's perspective. This book exposes confidential thoughts and actions from the author's life and represents a lifetime of challenges dealing with very real clinical depression. The author is even daring enough to include several of her journal entries from throughout her life. I applaud Lynn Kings for all the right reasons, but most of all because she is brave enough to say she's human. A quick, honest read. "                                                                                                                                 -Donny Swords 

This is an honest book written in the author's own words and telling of her struggle with depression. Not only is this book honest it is accessibly written. While this is not a how to book about beating depression, it does let one know they are not alone. The paperback reads well and is a comfortable size. "                                                                                                                                          - Rodney 

BOOK DETAILS :

  •     Paperback: 132 pages
  •     Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 19, 2015)
  •     Language: English
  •     ISBN-10: 1500704865
  •     ISBN-13: 978-1500704865
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INFERNO

Jam-Packed With Tricks .......


Dan Brown's latest release marks the new era of writing with mixture of Scientific and Historical Theories to reveal the biggest threat to mankind .Inferno , Staring Robert Langdon , Harvard Symbolist , is a true Page - turner . Plot is so hooking in the last 150 pages that it let the reader turn even the last page and keep it Hooked till very end .Dan Brown is really the master of the intellectual cliff-hanger . This master-piece of Theology is taken from Dante Alegiri's Epic Poem The Divine Comedy in which he describes the Hell .

Inferno meaning Hell , takes the reader on a journey beginning from Italy to Venice and then Istanbul No Doubt  , Author had described places and monuments in a manner way that reader could easily imagine himself about them .

FRONT COVER ~
With Green Background , shown the image of a face beneath which is painted blood in red in artistic way . Name of the Book  INFERNO is written with Golden Shade which makes the cover Awe-catching .And in Bottom is the picture of Florence Skyline in Night which makes the complete Front cover Elegant enough to pick the book in an eye contact .



BACK COVER ~
Back Cover holds the gist of the Book embedded over green background . on the top is the picture of a white pigeon with open wings , Beneath written is 'Seek and ye shall find ' in a calligraphic-al way and then followed is the gist .



WRITING ~
Writing stretches to 620 pages , with mind-ravishing theories . Robert Langdon wakes up at a Hospital in Florence , Italy , but doesn't remember how he reach there and what actually happened to him . In Hospital , he's diagnosed with Amnesia and met Dr. Sienna Brooks , another Protagonist , who is in-charge of his case . And in few time , hospital is thundered with an assassin who's behind Langdon but with help of Dr. Brooks , they somehow manage to ditch the assassin and reach Sienna'a Apartment .With the help of a video recorder , which Brooks had found in his jacket , they are able to figure out that the case involve Dante's Inferno and it marks the beginning of their Adventurous Quest to find the person who's responsible for it with possibility to find why People are trying to kill him . With few hours memories erased , Langdon was also struggling with the horrifying dreams in which A woman with amulet directing him " Seek and ye shall find " .
With Inferno , author has strongly tabled the matter of over-population . With theories present in the book ,  luxuriously reveals the hazards of Over-population . In the book , Author also highlighted how some powerful private organisations uses their influence to manipulate the decisions which affects the development of Nations . 4/5 because I felt as Plot turns bit slow in the middle and Some-stances are over-descriptive . Otherwise MUST READ !! And Thanks to Dan Brown who reveals many aspects of Dante's Inferno and ablazing the desire to Read Dante's Divine Comedy too .


The decisions of our past are the architects of our present. "

“Nothing is more creative... nor destructive... than a brilliant mind with a purpose.” 

“There comes a moment in history when ignorance is no longer a forgivable offense... a moment when only wisdom has the power to absolve. - Bertrand Zobrist” 

BOOK DETAILS :

Title: Inferno
Author: Dan Brown
Genre: Thriller
Publishers: Transworld Publisher
Price: INR. 399

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                                             - Rahul Rai Khatri

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

SCION OF IKSHVAKU

Zip-Zap-Zoom Read ........ !


After re-introducing Lord Shiva in Shiva Triology , Amish Tripathi has pen down the Scion Of Ikshvaku , Ist of instalment in Ram Chandra Series . As the book was exclusively available on Amazon , I Recieved my Pre-ordered Copy Yesterday and once I start reading , it kept me hooked till the very end . Truly Spell Bounding Ist Instalment as The Immortals of Meluha was from Shiva Trilogy was .

FRONT COVER ~
Front Cover which is beautifully designed . Front Cover secures the scene of a jungle with a man holding his bow , his elbow aligned with arrow ,straight in air pointing towards a conical machine . After Reading I Realise that the pic depicts of Ram pointing his weapon towards the flying machine called Pushpak Viman .





BACK COVER ~
Back Cover holds the a short gist of the inside story embedded over the background showing a flying machine stood stationary on ground surrounded by  green gas .

"Ram Rajya. The Perfect Land. But perfection has a price. He paid that price.

3400 BCE. INDIA
Ayodhya is weakened by divisions. A terrible war has taken its toll. The damage runs deep. The demon King of Lanka, Raavan, does not impose his rule on the defeated. He, instead, imposes his trade. Money is sucked out of the empire. The Sapt Sindhu people descend into poverty, despondency and corruption. They cry for a leader to lead them out of the morass. Little do they appreciate that the leader is among them. One whom they know. A tortured and ostracised prince. A prince they tried to break. A prince called Ram.

He loves his country, even when his countrymen torment him. He stands alone for the law. His band of brothers, his Sita, and he, against the darkness of chaos.

Will Ram rise above the taint that others heap on him? Will his love for Sita sustain him through his struggle? Will he defeat the demon Lord Raavan who destroyed his childhood? Will he fulfil the destiny of the Vishnu?

Begin an epic journey with Amish’s latest: the Ram Chandra Series.  "  

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WRITING ~
Coming to inside view , First page holds a gist about author and a digital signature beneath it .One of the finest part of writing is that author has put List of Characters and Important Tribes in alphabetical order in the beginning itself .
The First chapter Rolled out with the Kidnapping of Sita but later details the way Characters reached on the actions that happened in chapter 1 . So As The Series called Ram Chandra Series , So the books are pen down on the life of Lord Rama, inspired by Ramayana . Like Shiva in Shiva Trilogy , Author has tried to revive Ram in this series as well .
As the name of first instalment of Series , Scion Of Ikshvaku , suggest , the plot revolves around Ram belongs to the Ikshvaku scion .
Story basically breaks after 1st chapter when Dashrath and his allies lost badly to Raavan , then Head of security of Trading Security Forces , with which he lost major wealth ,leaving Ayodhya weakend .With mere Coincidence , First Prince of Dashrath , Ram , was born on the same day and Dashrath believed that Ram's Birth was inauspicious . It was widely held that all the good deeds of Ram's Life would not succeed in washing away the 'taint of 7,032' , the year that Dashrath was defeated and Ram was born . Beside Ram , later three more Prince born from two other Wives of Dashrath . Ram , the eldest was born from Kaushalya , Bharat from Kaikeyi & Laxman and Shatrugan from Sumitra . Author had portrayed Ram as Idealistic , One who considered laws are meant to be followed and all are equal in front of law while Bharat was Practical and Real , who thinks freedom to citizens will lead to good living among citizens .Laxman is portrayed as the cutest character among all and  loyal to Ram while Shatrugan  is shown as the one who keep himself engaged in Books and always stand beside Bharat .
With Ram sticked to Laws , gets negative behaviour of Nobles but once backed from Gurukal , is associated as Chief of Police Force by Mynthra while Bharat was made Chief of Foreign relations . As the crime was on hike ,but as soon as Ram resume his duties , he led the rules inscribed on temples as many citizens aren't even aware of laws , which dips the crime rate to all time low and makes him popular among common folks .Author has also inked about the masculine & Feminine ways . And the Vayuputras Council is with Asuras while Rishi Vashista allies with Nagas and Maharishi Vishwanmitra is linked with Malyaputras .
Later on Request of Maharishi Vishwamitra , Dashrath send Ram & Laxman with him to protect his ashrams from asura attacks and while returning back to Ayodhya , Vishwamitra  takes Ram to Swayambar of Sita which ended up with Ram as victorious and Wedded to Sita , Princess of Mithila . And events turns in manner that Ram knocks down Raavan from Asurashastra , a celestial weapon , whose usage cause a penalty of 14 year exile . While Ram sticked to law and self-imposed 14 year exile on himself and when went to Ayodhya to seek his father's permission prior leaving , Keykayi plays his game of activating two boons from Dashrath which includes sending Ram to 14 Years exile as per law and Declaring Bharat as Crown Prince . It was in the last year of exile when Sita was kidnapped .
Author has embedded the character of all four princes to show true love among all four brothers .
As wrote author has re-introduced Ram but with highlighting evils that are dwelling in our society .

With Roshni , Amish ignites the memories of Heinous 2013 Delhi Rape case . How cast system is a serious threat to our society . How anger is the root cause of self-destruction . With his writing , Author has also flagged the matter of Polygamy , Reveals the true meaning of Relationships by Ram's Thought about Marriage and His Wife . At some stances I'm found myself agreed with Bharat's Ideology but Favours Ram in all .  

Scion Of Ikshvaku ended with Sita's kidnapping and Hanuman still on his way with other Parihans to meet Ram .
From all , I found most amazing is the hilarious Laxman , when he was kid who keeps lisping and is loyal to his elder brother Ram .



" ......it's more important to be right than to be first . "

" This soil is worth more than my life to me . I love my country . I love my India . I swear I will do what must be done . Give me courage , My Lord ." 

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 BOOK DETAILS :

Title: Scion Of Ikshvaku
Author: Amish Tripathi
Genre: Thriller
Publishers: Westland Books
Price: INR. 350

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                                             - Rahul Rai Khatri

Sunday, 21 June 2015

THE HUNGER GAMES

TERRIFYING & EXHILARATING GAMES ............



The Hunger Games is  an Awe-interesting read ! Once you start the book , it will not let you skip your gaze away from it. 

FRONT COVER ~
 With an outstanding text , a beautiful cover too is presented to reader . With Black background , THE HUNGER GAMES written on top in silver shade beneath which lies a bird in a ring with feathers touching the ring and its beak holds an arrow . Bird , arrow and Ring are in Golden shade making the cover catchy and let any reader pick this book in one go .



BACK COVER

On Back Cover lies the Short gist in white colour , embedded on black background . Designer of the cover had also bold few lines and name of author with Bright Orange colour .

WRITING ~
Coming to writing , which is flawless and Suzanne Collins had presented a breath-taking plot in 374 pages . The Hunger Games is the first instalment of the The Hunger Games Series .With the beginning of first page , plot really keep the reader hooked to the book till very end . Plot is written in First form with Protagonist's , Katniss Everdeen , point of view .The Hunger Games are the games in which contenders need to fight till the last one remain alive .These games used to be organised in the Nation Panem which is divided into 12 districts with a specific field of job in a specific district & Districts are governed from the Capitol . District 12 ranks for Coal Mines where she'd lost her father. As the name suggest , Hunger Games are organised in a wide arena and every district have to send a boy and a girl which are opted by a draw on the day of reaping . Katniss Everdeen ,16 years , & Peeta are opted from District 12 .Peeta is son of a baker while Katniss lives alone with her mother and younger sister . Katniss had volunteered her name for the game when the draw named her sister Prim . The Hunger Games takes the reader on a journey which let the readers spell words ranging from Love , Hatred , Kindness , Frustration , Helplessness . 
The book had been turned into a motion picture , but I found book more interesting as comparison to the movie . 
So ,  a Must Read With Compelling sense of writing which makes it TERRIFYING AND EXHILARATING GAMES !


"  I'm not pretty . I'm not beautiful . I'm as radiant as sun "

" Stupid People Are Dangerous " 

BOOK DETAILS :

Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Genre: Thriller
Publishers: Scholastic Publishers
Price: INR. 350

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                                             - Rahul Rai Khatri 

Monday, 15 June 2015

RESONANCE

Cliffhanger Resonance ........ 


Resonance is truly a breathtaking Thriller . A tale that keep the reader hooked to the story line and let reader to turn pages itself . I myself keep on turning pages one by one and even try to do same at very last page . 

FRONT COVER~>
Front Cover  holds a Sketch of a Dam giving view from high altitude , Eyes and Title of Book "Resonance" as well as Name of author which let any reader pick the masterpiece in a second .


BACK COVER ~>
Back cover design gives the idea of a calamity caused by Water . and a brief up of the plot .

" Siddharth Rana, the Joint Director of the IB, is at his wits’ end attempting to unravel that mystery. Working with the blindest of clues, Siddharth has to race against time to prevent terrorists from achieving their horrific goal--an India laid low by a catastrophe of biblical proportions.

This is a story that leaps across continents, gets to the heart of convoluted terrorist plots and attacks, and amazes you with its exposition of high-tech gadgetry and science. 

It is equally a story of breathtaking bravery, recounted at a mind-blowing pace. At its core, it is also a story about the beauty of relationships. Relationships that are beyond national boundaries and historic enmities… "

WRITING~>
Now coming to the writing which I'll say is completely flawless .......... 
keywords used in defining the story of Resonance are :- 2611 , India , Pakistan , India , Dubai , FBI , AlQaeda, Patriotism , Bravery , Faith and Romance .
Story clearly reveals the fact that author has done a vast research on Dams , tactics and especially the technology used in espionage world .
Coming to the title "RESONANCE" , I think author had chosen an apt term as whole plot of attacking the dams revolves around scientific term Resonance . In simple words Resonance is a phenomenon in which frequencies of two objects match causing a massive destruction . RESONANCE is a riveted plot revolving around an attack carried out on Indian dam which was cracked By Indian Intelligence agencies in co-operation with a Pakistani Citizen . 

For me..... the most gripping moment was the stance when the head of a Sovereign country made a request to another country to bug his own Residence and other important buildings of his country .


I'll say its MUST READ for all those who loves to read about Espionage and Defence .

With the plot line , I'll say , Author had tried to put no. of generous ideas like Traitor has No Nationality , Terror means terror doesn't mean in which form it is .Plot doesn't just thrill reader with Defence but also gave a strong message of love and peace . The relationship of Juhi ( Daughter of High Commissioner of India to US ) and Aban ( Son of Retired Official of ISI ) reveals the fact that family is nothing to do with blood but is the people you love . 
In the story , a point came where PM of Pakistan talks to PM of India and debrief about the attack to be carried out in India and ensure complete co-operation which Pak PM actually do .
"Chaha Jaan " and Imran Malik too portrayed as true patriot and brave .With story author gave a message of peace , a meassage not just to the citizens of India and Pakistan but also to Governments of both the nation . 
I love the character of Aban most because even after being citizen of Pakistan , he stepped forward to help Indian Security Agencies to dismantle the attack , giving an idea that TRUTH AND HUMANITY IS ALWAYS GREATER THAN BOUNDRIES DRAWN BY HUMANS . Role of Siddharth Rana , Joint Director of IB is also justified who works day and night to crack the case . 
I want to write short gist of this book but I'll not because .... I heartedly want others to read the complete book inspite of just reading Gist . Author has successfully created many questions in the mind of readers with his writing and me as reader sees my self as completely hooked to book and trying to figure out many questions like I successfully figure out who's behind the voice of Shalim Amir Khan with the clues that author has left behind to keep the reader in loop which makes this masterpiece a CLIFFHANGER RESONANCE .

" If you want to  hide , take cover right under the enemy's nose , under the constant vigil of eyes . They will search everywhere except their own backyard "

BOOK DETAILS :

Title: Resonance
Author: Ajay Pandey
Genre: Thriller
Publishers: Westland Books
Price: INR. 350

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                                             - Rahul Rai Khatri

Sunday, 14 June 2015

KALYUG

Spine Chiller Kalyug ........



A pacy thriller which is  unique in its own . A Book with an idea of coup in the largest Democracy of the world, Republic Of India . I believed in a simple principle that " Learn everything that you get because one day it'll definitely gonna be in use " So the same lies with this book which gives brief idea of a possible coup in a Democracy . 

FRONT COVER ~>
On a contaminated white cover lies shoe pair . A typical old one as What Army men used to wear . Especially the Special forces . Shoes shown are quite old and the soles of the shoes are laced with blood . This picture of Shoes completely resembles with the story inside the book . And Front cover always held importance while picking book , so Its apt . Beneath the shoes lies the name of the book KALYUG in Red and black colour symbolising the blood shed and The evil . Shadow of Soldiers are made as background to the name . 5/5 for front cover .


BACK COVER ~>
Back cover too hold the same contaminated white design . A brief is printed with Black colour on left and with Red on right portion .Beneath the left text lies a photograph of The Front view of The Rashtrapati Bhawan . And The right side shows blood shed ! 5/5 for back cover too .
 
" He looked at his gun once more. The helplessness left him, in its place was a hardened resolve that he would still have the final say. A third option. The middle-finger to the middlemen who had driven him to this. A few moments later, Major General Iqbal Qureshi fired the shot that shook the nations conscience.

The death of a decorated war veteran, one of India's foremost military officials, triggers a chain of events that threatens to spiral out of control. The democratically-elected government is overthrown and a new one is formed in its place.A fierce and pure regime that promises it's people the kind of governance they have been deprived of. Just. Fair. Unyielding. Operation Kalyug has begun. 

Caught in the middle is Bala Murali Selvam, a writer who is still tormented by the memories of his persecution at the hands of the erstwhile-establishment. As the new government battles factions fighting for control, international intervention, personal agendas and incompatible motives, Selvam is swept along, a bewildered-pawn in a high-stakes game. Forced to question everything he has believed so far, even his innate sense of justice, Selvam struggles to choose sides. Will his instincts fail him when he needs them the most?  "

WRITING ~> 
Book is narrated in 3rd person (Major Part ) and Ist person as Balamurali Selvam who is portrayed as author of a book on a possible coup which result his defamation and Hangout in Jail and court rooms . Plot revolves around Operation Kalyug which is a codename for a coup in India which triggered after death of an Army Major -General . Major General sucide , a man who had his principles always at top and like a true soldier , is accountable to his fellow soldiers and the men he's leading . In past ,  17 soldiers left the camp for higher altitudes of himalyas and the comoflauged suits that were issued to them succumbed to the cold when fabric started to rip . Major-General wants to bring his out in open but is targeted by pressure around him .  Coup was basically managed by Jagannath , Nelson and Raghav under the name of INSAF , a group formed in 2007 from the result of scams and corruption hiking in the government . PM was detained and President on commands of Nelson takes over the government . Stances that I love in plot includes  Ist part of National address which is to-the-mark one and the act when Indian men intruded inside White House after a deadly attack on Indian President Convoy  makes the book more riveted and a true SPINE-CHILLER KALYUG & MUST-READ .

" ........Where uncomfortable questions would be answered in uncomfortable ways "
BOOK DETAILS :

Title: Kalyug
Author: R . Sreeram
ISBN: 978-93-84030-65-0
Genre: Thriller
Publishers: Westland Books
Price: INR. 395

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This is Not a Paid Review ! The Opinions expressed in the review are my own , and remain unbaised and uninfluenced . "


                                             - Rahul Rai Khatri