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Evolving with Subramanian Swamy – A roller coaster ride Book review 

Publisher Roxna Swamy
Package Dimensions 22.4 x 14.9 x 2.7 cm

 

Roxna Swamy 

Evolving with Subramanian Swamy – A roller coaster ride

Biography of Dr. Subramanian Swamy, written by his wife Dr. Roxna Swamy, is bound create considerable interest and anxiety. His deep involvement during the critical phases of India’s modern history, his enmity and friendships as a politician and above all his larger personal research interest as scholar was a story due to be told.




the relationship between a husband (dr  Subramanian Swamy )  and wife (Dr  Roxna Swamy )and what is shared between the two is a matter of privilege.

Roxna Swamy has had a ringside view of the politics of our country – the camaraderie and intrigue, the comic and the tragic, the historic and the venal.

The chapters describing swamys linguistic inclinations makes one drop one’s jaws. His fluency in Mandarin , Tamil ,( besides hindi english ofcourse ) and Haryanvi only goes to prove that he is intelligence personified.

The chapters describing Jayalalithaa and defamation litigation opens up new angle to one’s imagery pertaining to Tamil nadu and it’s covert hooliganist polity.

Prabhakar pais case with hapless Pai in witness box apparently sobbing pleading for the case to be withdrawn gives a clear account of swamy’ s honesty and perseverance to stand up for the truth despite oddities.

The book tells a story of the dynamic nature of Dr. Subramanian Swamy ’s life and the world that swirls around him . Sad part is The story ends in 1991 & I expected his half may reveal thought processes and motivations that drive Dr Swamy in the book but she didn’t .

Soldier’s Girl: Love Story of a Para-Commando Book review 

Publisher Petals Publishers
Language English
Product Dimensions 21.8 x 3.2 x 12.8 cm
Book length 168

Swapnil Pandeyand.           

Soldier’s Girl: Love Story of a Para-Commando (First)

It s the best book on army fiction. Talks about army life and army wife and army girlfriend thrills at the borders surgical strikes adventure of war.The war parts are very intense and the army ball dance is very romantic… captain Aakash is super deadly and ananya is surely a swag queen.it times to feel patriotic and salutes the sacrifice made by the armed forces.


dear defence aspirants this really gives u motivation to join forces.

About book 

How does it feel to love a warrior? Die every day yet live? ‘Ananya’ is a fashionista. Undisputed swag queen whose life is so messed up. Caught with weed she wasn’t even smoking on last day of her college and what more falls for a deadly Para Commando ‘Captain Aakash’ who doesn’t walk but slithers from helicopters, slaughters deadly terrorists, saves innocent hostages, follows unconventional warfare and sleeps with his TAR-21 assault rifle. The Victorian streets of Kolkata witness a romance where honour and chivalry safeguard the boundaries of once in a lifetime love. But as fate conspires, Aakash abandons her after a passionate love making for surgical strikes at LOC. She sought solace in ‘Captain Anant’ and they sure had their fun moments. From kicking turds outside a discotheque to pester her bitchy friends but it all lasts until a horrendous war breaks out between India and Pakistan where Arjun Tanks ram Pakistani tanks, Jaguar fighter planes bomb Pok and INS Arihant captures the Karachi ports. It’s brutal and heartbreaking. The miseries engulf her soul, Aakash goes missing but Anant returns. Do you believe in Cinderella stories? Do you think fairy tales exist? Do you believe true love conquers all? If not then this ‘not so typical’ love story is for you where brothers in arms replace Uncles and Auntyjis, the army wives replace usual women, the commandos replace the nerds, betrayal defines friendship, mum is the ocean of tears, the glittering world of Army life has layers and amidst all the chaos exist two delicate hearts bound by one thread. Live the story extraordinaire of an ‘Army girlfriend’.


Jai hind 

A Indian spy in Pakistani book review 

Publisher Srishti Publishers
Language English
Book length 344

 Mohanlal Bhaskarand                    

An Indian Spy in Pakistan

This is book about an Indian spy, who has been betrayed by his own companion. Mohan Lal Bhaskar (writer) beautifully describes the condition of Pakistan nd the amount of hardship and torture.

Fthis true account of Mohanlal Bhaskar’s mission to find out about Pakistan’s nuclear plans: ‘He was betrayed by one of his colleagues, presumbly a double agent.

(both physical and mental) faced by Indian spies in Pakistan jail.


Ps: in the end of the book you will find a twist about our Indian prime minister nd u will start hating him/her after thatVery rightfully shared the plight of Indians in Pakistani JailIts a true tribute to Indian Foreign Jawans.

It gives an insight about Pakistan. How things are there, how corrupt and captive of their sexual desires are Pakistani military officers. 

A narrative of a spy, and his time and ordeal across the border. Although unique in narrative, its not the most indulging.

Jai Hind.

Buy :

https://www.flipkart.com/mohanlal-bhaskar/p/itmdyv3mrzgpgc2h?lid=LSTBOK9788188575190RGNTUC&pid=9788188575190


The Rise of Sivagami Book Review 

Publisher Westland
 
Product Dimensions 12.9 x 3.1 x 19.8 cm
Book length 490

  Anand Neelakantan              

The Rise of Sivagami: Book 1 of Baahubali – Before the Beginning




From the beginning the story was full of suspense. Climax was awesome !


Kattapa and Sivagami were two strong characters in the film so their characterisation is highly relatable. The way he built up the characters of key roles like kattappa and sivagami was impressive.

.It was  story of mahishmati and the corrupted politics of mahishmati.. The kingdom has 2 princes, Elder one Bijjaladev is very cruel and spoiled while the younger one Mahadeva isn’t a great warrior, kindhearted but gullible at the same time. .

Shivagami: A fierce young girl Her father was a good man but Sivagami is waiting for the day she can avenge the death of her beloved father, cruelly branded a traitor. Her enemy? None other than the king of Mahishmathi. With unflinching belief in her father’s innocence, the fiery young orphan is driven to clear his name and destroy the empire of Mahishmathi against all odds. How far can she go in her audacious journey?  She acted as a lone wolf and tried to overcome all the odds by herself. There were times when she was trying to hide her fear and was thinking about the lessons from his uncle/mentor to keep her calm, I can almost read the famous line “Fear cuts deeper than swords” in those paras. 

Skandadasa: Probably the only decent man in King’s court He became Mahapradhana  . He is a kindhearted and just person devoted to his country and strictly against the corrupt men and wrong and biased practices and traditions. This is the reason few other politically influential people dislike him. 


Hidumba: A politically powerful dwarf A loudmouth but a man with important connections, always involved in the major events and conspiracies of Mahishmathi. 

Vaithalikas: A community claims to be the actual owner of Gauriparvat and Mahishmathi, they are ferocious fighters and have an uncrowned king of their own. 


Pattaraya: A great strategist, his ultimate aim is to overthrow the kingdom but he sets smaller goal to avoid suspicion; and though he don’t have the ultimate controls on brothels but he used them for his plans.

Buy :

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Hit Refresh (by Satya Nadella ) Book Review 

Publisher Harper Business
Publication date 26 Sep 2017
Language English
Product Dimensions 15.9 x 2.7 x 24 cm
Book length 288

 Satya Nadella                                                    Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone

Microsoft’s CEO tells the inside story of the company’s continuing transformation, while tracing his own journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant changes of the digital era and offering his vision for the coming wave of intelligent technologies.

Hit Refresh is about individual change, the transformation happening inside Microsoft, and the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced – including artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing.


Ideas excite me,’ Nadella explains. ‘Empathy grounds and centres me.’ A series of recommendations presented as algorithms, Hit Refresh is an astute contemplation of what lies ahead from a conscientious, deliberative leader searching for improvement – for himself, for a storied company, and for society.


Satya Nadella has turned around a big company like Microsoft. Reinventing big company with today’s continuous technology disruption is a not a small feat. Satya’s new book “Hit Refresh” gives insight into his mindset that drove changes at Microsoft. Following are few key takeaways from his book.


A must read for all those who aspire to make a difference in the world we live in. A guide for the future technologies that will change the World.

It’s always great to know the vision of leaders. This book gives the vision of microsoft and future tech implementations that change the world.

Buy :

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The Brave: Param Vir Chakra Stories Book Review 

Publisher Penguin
Language English
Book length 284

Book length 284

 Bisht.                                            

The Brave: Param Vir Chakra Stories

Rating :⭐⭐⭐⭐


Twenty-one riveting stories about how India’s highest military honor was won. Rachna Bisht Rawat takes us to the heart of war, chronicling the tales of twenty-one of India’s bravest soldiers. Talking to parents, siblings, children and comrades-in-arms to paint the most vivid character-portraits of these men and their conduct in battle and getting unprecedented access to the Indian Army, Rawat has written the ultimate book on the Param Vir Chakra.

THIS BOOK EXPLAN HOW BRAVE INDIAN SOLDIERS GIVES THERE BEST IN BATTLE . THERE ARE REAL STORIES OF 21 HEROES OF MY LIFE .

I just say, those who want to know what is Indian Army, just read this. It is better to say Indian Army encyclopedia. 

It’s very interesting to know how our brave boys sacrificed their lives and fought for the nation..proud of them.

Jai Hind.

Mission Overseas: Daring Operations by the Indian Military (City Plans) Book review 

Publisher Juggernaut
Language English
Book length 216

Sushant Singh.                                            Mission Overseas: Daring Operations by the Indian Military (City Plans)


Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Sushant Singh(writer) is a ex-military man -turned-a journalist.This is a well-researched, deep analysis,solidly-written & crisp ( below 200 pages ) book.

As India becomes a regional and global superpower, its armed forces will be expected to conduct more missions inside foreign countries, like they have in the past. Using never-before-seen secret military reports and eyewitness testimonies of the men on the ground, former army man and journalist Sushant Singh reconstructs three forgotten Indian operations overseas: In the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Sierra Leone. These action-packed true stories shed light not just on a previously untold slice of Indian history but also the exceptional bravery of Indian soldiers fighting against all odds.


Here is written about three separate actions undertaken by the Indian Army at overseas locations, viz. Male ( 1988 ), Sri Lanka ( 1987 ), & Sierra Leone ( 2000 ).also there point of view  on various operations such as Operation Khukri,Operation Pawan.


He reveal the inside stories of these operations, involving meticulous planning & exceptional bravery on the part of Indian units forced to fight under heavy odds.


The African operations, wherein the Indian Army had participated as a U.N.Peacekeeping Force, raises some essential questions on Indian involvement.


It’s a reporter type description of the wars with no personal opinions expressed by the author.

मैं मन हूँ ( I AM A SOUL.) Book Review 

Publisher Aatman Innovations
Publication date 19 Jul 2016
Language Hindi

Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2

मैं मन हूँ

  • क्या आप जानते है कि मैं कौन हूँ?
  • क्या आपको पता हैं कि बुद्धि और मन दोनों अलग-अलग हैं?
  • क्या आपको पता हैं कि एक बार आपने मुझपर यानि अपने मन पर मास्टरी पा ली तो आप; कब, कौन, क्यों और क्या कर रहा है उसका सटीक पता लगा सकते हैं?
  • अगर आपको यह पता चल गया होता तो फिर क्या आपको और सभी को सुख और सफलता पाने के लिए इतना संघर्ष करना पड़ता?

‘सुख और सफलता हर मनुष्य का जन्मसिद्ध अधिकार है, लेकिन वो इसे पाने से चूक जाता है’, ये कहना है विख्यात लेखक और वक्ता श्री दीप त्रिवेदीजी का जिन्होंने ‘मैं मन हूँ’ नामक किताब लिखी है। मन के बाबत कम ज्ञान उपलब्ध होने के कारण वो अक्सर ऐसी गलतियां कर बैठता है जिससे उसके जीवन की डोर रुक जाती है। तो इसका इलाज क्या है? सिर्फ एक; ‘अपने मन को समझें’ ये कहना है श्री दीप त्रिवेदीजी का।

इस किताब में श्री दीप त्रिवेदीजी मन के रहस्यों को उजागर करने के साथ-साथ जीवन के हर पहलुओं से जुड़े प्रश्नों के उत्तर भी देते हैं। त्रिवेदीजी का कहना है कि एक बार आपने मन पर मास्टरी पा ली तो फिर आप दूसरों के मनों को भी जान और समझ सकेंगे कि वे जो कुछ भी कर या सोच रहे हैं उनके वैसा करने के पीछे का कारण क्या है। ऐसी कला आपको आज की दुनिया में बाकियों से आगे रखेगी क्योंकि यही चीज सफलता पाने में मुख्य भूमिका निभाती है। इस किताब को और भी मजेदार बनाने हेतु श्री दीप त्रिवेदीजी ने इसमें 23 छोटी कहानियों व दृष्टांतों के जरिए मन के अद्भुत ज्ञान को प्रस्तुत किया है जो हर उम्र के लोगों को पसंद आएगी। और-तो-और इसमें चॉइल्ड सायकोलोजी के बारे में भी गहराई से बताया गया है। इसीलिए यह पुस्तक परवरिश करने की कला भी सिखाती है।

सुख और सफलता आपका जन्मसिद्ध अधिकार है! क्या आप इसे नहीं पाना चाहते?

This is the book which is able to teach you the way to live your life.

(Life badalne wali book) . This book can become Blessing to someone.

Has a different perspective alltogether.



Must read by everybody. Beautifully explained the impact of mind. Minor difference of opinion on freedom of mind otherwise good

Fantastic book  and quiet empowering book. It tells many things which can change your life for better.

This one of the books that should be made the part of syllabus in schools and universities .

Birds of Sri Lanka book review 

Title: Birds of Sri Lanka
Publisher: bloomsbury publishing
Author: Deepal Warakadoda , Richard Grimmett , Caron Inskipp , Tim Inskipp
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
No. of Pages: 224
Publish Date: 2017-10-10

About The Book

With a rich avifauna of more than 350 species that includes 29endemics, the island of Sri Lanka is one of southern Asia’s most popular birding destination.

This new field guide provides full coverage of every species on the Sri Lanka list,including most vagrants, with particular emphasis placed on endemic species and races.

Detailed text highlights key identification criteria, along with accurate colour maps.

Packed with spectacular and detailed plates by leading bird artists such as Alan Harris,Tim Worfolk and John Cox, Birds of Sri Lanka is the definitive identification tool for thevisiting birdwatcher and another majestic addition to the Helm Field Guides series.

Sri Lanka is home to 26 endemic bird species and seven proposed endemic species.[1] The total number of bird species recorded in the island is 492 of which 219 are breeding residents. BirdLife International recognize Sri Lanka as one of the world’s Endemic Bird Areas (EBAs).



Sri Lanka spurfowl

Sri Lanka junglefowl

Sri Lanka wood pigeon

Sri Lanka green pigeon

Sri Lanka hanging parrot

Red-Faced Malkoha

Sri Lanka magpie

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