Castles in the Air by Sangeet Sharma

About the Book:

Publisher: Rumour Book India
Edition: First edition (2017)
ISBN: 978-1945563850
Genre: Fiction
Format: Paperback
Pages: 234
Price: 299/-

Laughter is said to be the best elixir and the book is a satire on architecture written by one who knows the bricks and concrete of the profession by heart.

The author, an architect himself, delves into the journey of a professional practice. The book is witty with acerbic humor.

Word by word, sentence by sentence, page by page, every scene unfolds like a screenplay, leaving the reader amazed with the brutalities of life in architecture, and life itself.
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About the Author:
Sangeet Sharma is a practicing architect in Chandigarh. He is a partner in SD Sharma & Associates, a well-known firm of the region founded by his father Ar. SD Sharma, an eminent Architect. Widely acknowledged and awarded Ar. Sangeet Sharma commands an undisputed international reputation in profession. Carrying forward the legacy and vocabulary established by his father he is fascinated by geometrical forms.
By looking at every drawn line as built spaces he follows a certain rationale to his reflective practice. His buildings are based on sustainable applications.
He is a multifaceted personality. He is a poet, Architectural critic, writer, artist and author. He has authored Architecture, Life and Me, published by Rupa and Co., a memoir that takes an all-round view of the profession.
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A Closetful of Skeletons by Tanushree Podder

Blurb: Five men are on their way to a hill station, where Ramola, a fading movie star, waits for them to make an announcement that will change their lives forever. Ramola withdrew from the public eye at the peak of her stardom. Now, surrounded by retired couples spending their twilight years gardening and gossiping, her life is idyllic. Or at least it was, till the night of her birthday party, when she announces that her tell-all memoir will soon be published. The book, documenting her rise to fame, puts each of her ex-lovers’ careers in jeopardy. As each desperate man tries to save himself, Ramola is drawn back into the very web of lies and deception she’d left behind. By the time the party is over, Ramola’s neighbour, retired army officer and amateur sleuth, Colonel Arjun H. Acharya, has found his first murder to solve. A Closetful of Skeletons reels you into a cosy world of fresh mountain air, long-drawn bridge games and bloody murder.

About the author: Maverick writer, wanderer and rainbow chaser, Tanushree Podder’s flirtation with words began quite early in life. An author of several successful books like Nurjahan’s Daughter, Escape from Harem, Boots Belts Berets, On the Double and Solo in Singapore, she is all set to woo her readers with a murder mystery titled A Closet Full of Skeletons.

Review:  Tanushree Podder’s A Closetful of Skeletons offers suspense and chilling mystery to the readers. The story is about a stunning forty-year-old actress Ramola. She lives in a picturesque hilly town called Ramsar with her gardener, cook, and helper. During her strolls she meets Tia, who comes to Ramsar to cope with heartbreak and is in need of a holiday. Ramola and Tia share a common bond of wretchedness and soon become confidantes to each other. Since Tia wants to write a novel and Ramola her memoir, the two of them collaborate on Ramola’s memoir. The first half of the story line is laced with enough excitement and power-packed nervousness to keep the readers rooted in the book. Sadly, by the second half, the story didn’t grab my attention at all, thanks to fragile cum hazy exchange of dialogues between Ramola and Tia. Mystery novels are supposed to be rapid and page turning for a reader, not toil on pages trying to understand the not-so-great discussion. The major disappointment was the usage of Hindi dialect in the already engaging English story. It did not make the story regional for me, instead, it turned maddening. The prose is eloquent and runs generously through ups and downs of the story. The climax had no sense, and readers will have a lot of questions, whose answers don’t fit into the story line in any potential way. I will not suggest this book to the any experienced crime fiction readers. You can read if you don’t believe in Logics. The story could have been much better. It had a lot of probable to be the bright murder mystery with better exchange of ideas and less boring characters, but it didn’t work out for me.

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BOLLYWOOD FIANCE FOR A DAY by RUCHI VASUDEVA

 

Print Length: 172 pages
Publisher: Indie published 
Publication Date: May 6, 2018
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
Available on Kindle Unlimited
Genre: Romance 
Studious Dr. Vishakha never dreamed that winning a date with Bollywood heartthrob Zaheer Saxena would land her in an unusual deal to benefit both of them. Zaheer wants to ward off unwanted attention from his leading lady and agrees to help her save her face. It’s just like a business arrangement for Vishakha – except that she hadn’t factored in the unwanted, yet extremely potent attraction this movie star would hold for her. But she has to keep in mind that make believe is his talent – before she begins to wish this were a dream that would come true…
It would be great if you can add this book to your TBR

Ruchi Vasudeva is a doctor by profession, a teacher by vocation and an author by destiny. After debuting by publishing with Harlequin, she now writes emotional and amusing stories for Amazon.

 

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The accessory that gets the least importance – most of the times…!

The party is just over. We ushered in a brand new 2018 as we bid adieu to 2017.

The world over, the party went on until the wee hours of the morning. Great music, good food and a super group of people got together to celebrate a whole trip around the Sun.

Whether the event you went to was just simple friends and family one or a big gig that all the who’s who was eager to get invited to, getting ready for that must have been your number one agenda.

You made sure you got the dress in proper order, you got the hair spa appointment, the manicure and the pedicure too done a day or max two in advance. The shopping for the perfect shoes too must have taken its importance to ensure the perfect look, from head to toe.

The earrings, the eye make-up, the jewellery all was in place …. But wait. Are we forgetting something?

Ever wondered, what others notice when you make that grand entry into the party or into anyone’s house for a social event – trust us on this… they notice everything. Not just the earrings, the bracelets or the shoes or the well cut and perfect fitting dress, they will notice everything, right from how you wore your hair that day, to what colour were the shoes. Err… did we jump from the hair to the shoes directly… there is something important that you held in your hand – yes, we are talking about the wallet, purse or the clutch that you carried. Unfortunately or just by plain over oversight, most of us neglect this accessory or keep it as a last priority item. Here is a quick rundown of that you can look for in this area.

The traditional clutch –

This comes in various colours and textures. The typical croc skin style and the boa skin style are a hot favourite in his category – blending well with a white or black dress or an evening gown that shows the class you wish to flaunt. The typical black, white, blue and red in various leather finish are also popular based on how critical the colour match is.

The bigger but not too big clutch –

This one comes with a belt or a chain that you can hang over the shoulder. The belt often is in the same texture and colour as the purse and has the option to be neatly folded and tucked into the purse itself making it a versatile and traditional clutch whenever you need it to be. Metal chains as belts bring out the jazz in them as well. Gold, white or steel are the most popular colours available for these belts.

The big one –

This can also double up as your tote and has a number of compartments that can help you keep those ever so essential items that are a must-have in every girl’s purse.

Last but not the least – The simple money wallet

Sometimes you wonder if this one is a men’s wallet or a women’s wallet. As much as you would appreciate, minimalist fans love to keep it as simple as they can. This one just carries your cash, a few cards and maybe a single key without a keychain. Again, this one is a handheld accessory and carrying it with your cell-phone can become a bit irksome, especially if you are going to each and the crowded party has no free tables that you can sit at. Colours – usual, black and brown are hot favs. Some funky white and reds can also be the fancy of few out there.

Bonus tip: these can be pretty slim and do have an uncanny knack to fall into gaps between chairs and sofas… so be careful and place them on the table when you sit to eat. Make sure the material is good quality so that simple water or small food items bits don’t stain them.

About the Guest Writer: Ajit has spent around 16+ years in the corporate IT sector in India, consulting with clients for their change management and employee training related projects. An effective communicator with a passion for getting through to the target audience, he has been successful in ensuring the project’s success every time. Along with being the founder of Web Content Creators, a blogger, and a writer, Ajit is an avid reader and can read almost anything good that he can lay his hands on. He cannot survive without tea and most of the times you can find him working on blogs and articles on his laptop. He enjoys quality time with his family and also is learning to be a professional photographer. He can be reached on Twitter: Xajit and webcontcreate

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Breakup

 

That deviant sensation
Those eccentric talks
That ravaging ignorance
Those unuttered locutions

Life was all upside down
Those agitations were coming along
Trying to figure out
What’s going wrong

Both were perturb
Both were squalling
Asking one another
For second shot before cessation

Wanted to pretermit every clanger
Covet to saunter together in sprinkle
None were delighted with that
But nothing work in the end

They were shattered
They felt victimized
Some bad reminiscence
And their armour propre

They brawled to safeguard their love
They strive for a revival
They tried to vanquish
Every situation they faced

Their peregrination was beautiful
But the end was barbarous
Everything ceased
With their severance

All those endeavors
Failed to shield
Their incessant relationship
That love
Those vows

Indeed

About the Guest Writer – Neha Siddhwani is based in India. Reincarnating Reminiscence is what she tries to do.  She is a Fashionista who is Vocab freak and when she is done writing or with playing with words, reading something good provides inner peace to her. She can be contacted on Twitter and Instagram.

 

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Daughter of the Sun by Zoe Kalo

Daughter of the Sun
~ Cult of the Cat Series Book 1 ~
About the Book:

Title: Daughter of the Sun
Series: Cult of the Cat Series, Book 1
Author: Zoe Kalo
Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy / Paranormal
Word Count: 93,000 words
No. of Pages: 330

 

Mystery, adventure, a hint of romance, and the delicious sweep of magic…
Sixteen-year-old Trinity was born during a solar eclipse and left at the doorsteps of a convent along with a torn piece of papyrus covered with ancient symbols. Raised by nuns in the English countryside, she leads a quiet life until she’s whisked away to the Island of Cats and a grandmother she never knew.
But before they can get to know each other, her grandmother dies. All that Trinity has left is a mysterious eye-shaped ring. And a thousand grieving cats. As Trinity tries to solve the enigma of the torn papyrus, she discovers a world of bloody sacrifices and evil curses, and a prophecy that points to her and her new feline abilities.
Unwilling to believe that any of the Egyptian gods could still be alive, Trinity turns to eighteen-year-old Seth and is instantly pulled into a vortex of sensations that forces her to confront her true self—and a horrifying destiny.
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Storyteller at heart…


A certified bookworm and ailurophile, Zoe Kalo has always been obsessed with books and reading. The pleasure of writing and sharing her fantasy worlds has remained. Today, Zoe passes her stories to you with lots of mystery, adventure, a hint of romance, and the delicious sweep of magic.

Currently, she balances writing with spending time with her family, taking care of her clowder of cats, and searching for the perfect bottle of pinot noir.

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