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#Playingitmyway: The Sachin Tendulkar Autobiography Review

“This book all in all is pretty dry, but for some strange reason in the end it still made me cry”. It perhaps is my little way of being privy to the journey of the hero we have revered so much. The book in itself traverses his journey in finest detail. It starts with his childhood and ends at that speech he delivered at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai last year. For most of us in our thirties and forties this book has very little to offer. There is a sense of Deja Vu, while reading this book in its entirety.

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Playing it my way – Review: The book could had been much more

Yes the review is very late, but that is mostly because I didn’t actually read the book. I heard the audiobook, which was released recently. Now Sachin Tendulkar has probably been the best batsman to have ever played the game. It had been my utmost pleasure to follow his game very closely, and more or less his public life had been an open book by virtue of being on the field of cricket or in the limelight for most of his life. So I wasn’t expecting much from the book since I had read some reviews, but I simply couldn’t

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Unbreakable: Mary Kom’s autobiography is an amazing ride into her life

It was surprising for me to pick up Mary Kom’s autobiography “Unbreakable” so late because I don’t remember the last autobiography of a big Sportstar that I know of and missed. I ordered after a Facebook post from a known journalist said that it’s much better than the Priyanka Chopra starrer film and to be frank I wasn’t surprised about his comments. It was always known that Mary Kom’s initial life was a hell lot of struggle. I am sure even her current life is. No matter how many Gold medals she has won for the country, I do not

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What Inspired Me To Write Flames Of Paradise

If I look back down the memory lane, and try to find the answer to the question, what really inspired me to write my first book Flames Of Paradise, I will probably come up with just one answer. Voraciously reading all those brilliant classics written by writers like Jane Austen, D.H Lawrence in English and novels and stories written by writers like Sharatchandra, Amrita Pritam, Shivani and finally my own mother, Dr. Usha Kiran Khan. Indeed, what we see around us, what we read in our growing up years, are the experiences that we imbibe from. I have always been

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Book Review: ‘The Bankster’ by Ravi Subramanian

One of that books is Ravi Subramanian’s ‘The Bankster’ which was proclaimed to be as good as a John Grisham thriller! I was a bit skeptical at the beginning but once I started reading it, I got totally engrossed into that book. Just reading the back cover made me feel very eager to finish the book in one sitting. Just have a look at it: In Angola, a covert CIA agent Joseph Braganza is about to exchange weapons for blood diamonds.. In Kerala, an elderly man called Krishna Menon will do whatever it takes to fulfill a promise made to a dying

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Book Review of 14 Hours: An Insider’s Account of the 26/11 Taj Attack

An image which brings terror and rage to every Indian is the following image of the dome of Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai burning during the terrorist attacks of 26/11 in November 2008. The world watched in horror as one of the legendary landmarks of the financial capital of India was held hostage by a handful of terrorists while many brave heart army officers laid down their lives to save a hundred others! So when I read about the book ‘14 hours – An insider’s account of the 26/11 Taj attack‘ – I was curious to read the story of

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Book Review: ‘The Bankster’ By Ravi Subramanian

One of that books is Ravi Subramanian’s ‘The Bankster’ which was proclaimed to be as good as a John Grisham thriller! I was a bit skeptical at the beginning but once I started reading it, I got totally engrossed into that book. Just reading the back cover made me feel very eager to finish the book in one sitting. Just have a look at it: In Angola, a covert CIA agent Joseph Braganza is about to exchange weapons for blood diamonds.. In Kerala, an elderly man called Krishna Menon will do whatever it takes to fulfill a promise made to a dying son… In

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Review of ‘RIP’ by Mukul Deva

Recently I read the book ‘RIP‘ by Mukul Deva while I was traveling a lot around South India. I took a lot of breaks while reading the book during travel but the fast pace and action theme of the book kept getting me back to it. If you are wondering what RIP means, it is not ‘Rest In Peace’ but ‘Resurgent Indian Patriots’ though of course the RIP team conveys the message ‘Rest In Peace’ to all corrupt officials in our country. This is a very timely book as right now India is being beseeched by a lot of scams and scandals

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Book Review of ‘JFK’ by Jhangir Kerawala

JFK is a nice thriller novel set in the midst of the hustle & bustle of Kolkata taking you through its narrow streets to reveal a sinister plot which includes a secret society, blackmailers, extramarital affairs and of course murders! Debutant writer Jhangir Kerawala has a knack for writing thrillers it would seem as he seamlessly integrates suspense, thrill, humor and shock in this novel which revolves around 3 letters – ‘JFK’! That was the last word uttered by Manish Mondal to his close friend and protagonist Jatin before he was murdered! The mystery builds up here as Jatin’s full

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Book Review: The Dragonfly Effect

Social media is not a fad, its a revolution. It’s revolutionizing the rules of game and is redefining the way we communicate and share. If Facebook was a country, it  would be the most populated after China and India. With so many people on social media, how do you design campaigns and carry out activities that become viral with netizens? Stanford University Professor Jennifer Aaker and Andy Smith of Vonavona ventures explain how Social Technology can be used to drive social change through their new book ‘The Dragonfly Effect’. The Dragonfly Effect is based on the premise that small actions

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