The Day Before…I died by Ashi kalim

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Rating: 3/5 stars

Genre: Romance, Historical Fiction


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This is a book about love, Betrayal and Hope. HOPE makes all things possible. All of us have our share of joys & sorrow in life. It depends on our jurisdiction of how we face it. The Real heroine of the story is a protagonist and sees life with dull lenses. Gradually she develops a liking for a Prince from India who teaches her how to Love?

The lesser known TRUE Love Story of a RUSSIAN dictator Josef Stalin’ s Daughter that changed the world order forever……..

Svetlana had never known pure love, till she meets Brajesh…
Brajesh is a fun-loving, mischievous and caring Indian prince who visits Russia and captures Svetlana’s heart. He christens her as “His Matryoshka.”
Once his work gets done, he leaves for India, taking Svetlana’s heart with him.
Unable to forget him and confident of his love for her, Svetlana travels to India in search of her prince.
Does she find him? What happens to her love? How does the international politics affect her life?
Inspired by true life incidents, The Day Before… I Died narrates the love between Svetlana – daughter of the infamous dictator Josef Stalin – and Brajesh Singh, an Indian Kunwar.
The murder, trails, betrayals and the hope leads to more agony.
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My first EVER author interview with Bharat Madan

Less of an interview and more like I bombarded him with peculiar questions (he called them intriguing) till I was satisfied. Since none of my questions include formal details about him, I’ll let you know beforehand who Bharat Madan is.

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He is the author of Jim Morgan and the seven sins (a book I liked. You can read the review here. ) He is from Jaipur, is a speaker and personality developer along with being an author. So now that you know the basics let’s delve in:

Are you superstitious? Do you believe in the supernatural? That some elements of life are connected and that future can be foretold by prior unrelated events? From the black cat bringing bad luck to the constellations telling ur future, do you believe it all?

I studied vedic astrology to a reasonable extent and it fascinates me. I used to believe in ghosts. Later, as I studied, I learnt that our mind makes us see things. Moon represents the mind in astrology. And when a shadowy planet Rahu afflicts it, a person sees things that are not there. In this case, a ghost. So there are things we don’t understand but it does not mean they don’t exist. Every life is connected to another. I believe that black cat is good luck. It might sound strange. But if you believe in God, think about this. You are going somewhere and you almost tripped over something. God wants you to take a pause and then continue the journey. You see an accident happen right in front of your eyes. If you hadn’t tripped, perhaps that accident would have happened with you I believe it all. There’s a reason behind everything. We just have to be open-minded.

Would you ever consider writing something dark and gory with repulsive scenes?

I can’t say about that. I write purely based on instincts. I am a spontaneous writer. I let my mind do the talking and my fingers do the typing. When I finished the book, I had to re-read it twice to digest that I wrote the ending. Continue reading

Demons in my Mind by Aashish Gupta

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GENRE: PSYCHOLOGY, CRIMINOLOGY, DARK FICTION

RATING: 4.5/5 STARS


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Dakshesh, an old man in Sirubari village suffering from cancer, wishes to be released from the excruciating pain. He requests the villagers to take him to the three monks. They are all intrigued by the legend of the mystical three monks. No one has seen them but only heard stories of miraculous healing they offered.

Knowing that the sick man’s death is imminent, the villagers leave him alone near the Pashupatinath temple hoping that the three monks, if they exist, would embrace him on the holy land. The old man wakes up to the sight of the three monks, but only to know that they are no saints but notorious criminals.

What they tell Dakshesh in his last few breaths, shakes his entire perception of humanity and its sins. Continue reading

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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RATING: 4/5 stars

Genre: Children’s Classic


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When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle’s great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors.

The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary’s only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. One day, with the help of two unexpected companions, she discovers a way in. Is everything in the garden dead, or can Mary bring it back to life? Continue reading

Head Spinningly Annoying -Intimidating Obscurity

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Genre: Romantic thriller

Ratings:1/5 stars

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Published December 9th 2016 by Partridge India

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‘Intimidating Obscurity a Pursue to Eternity’, revolves around an independent woman, Stella Stewart, who hardly steps into her college life when she is informed of her mother’s mysterious death.

After a few days two more deaths of similar patterns take place, unfortunately she loses all her dear ones one by one. All her moaning vanishes in a glimpse when Rey enters her life and she falls for him.

Her life takes a big twist when she dejects him due to a mysterious phone call. After a few days she gets married to Robert Patrick who swears to make her life worse than hell along with the company of Kimaya, who loved Rey too and joins him to separate Rey and Stella. Heartbroken Rey marries Kimaya. After a year Stella is found dead.

Rey almost forgets his past love when he discovers Stella’s diary one day and which opens her entire story before him. Will Rey succeed in rescuing Stella from Robert before it’s too late? Continue reading