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Book Review: The Cloudburst by Rajesh Naiksatam

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Title: The Cloudburst
Author: Rajesh Naiksatam

Pages: 178


About the author: I really tend to read the preface, prologue and about the author before I start the book. I truly believe that the author's background/nature has a lot to do with how the story shapes up. Either the story is a spin off from one of the incidents in the author's life or the etching of characters largely depends on his ability to observe people in his real life.
In this case, the author Rajesh Naiksatam suffered a serious injury from a javenile throw in his childhood. Although he was lucky that it wasn't a grievous injury as it was misguided, but it left him a half inch deep hip wound. This incident made him courageous enough to face every challenge in life.


The book: The protagonist Ganpu is a courageous kid who is ready to fight every challenge. As the title suggests, this story is about a natural calamity. Mumbai rains are notorious and can cause havoc in daily lives. This story is about fifteen year old …

Why should girls do all the work?

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When you treat your other half like a princess, it means you were raised by a queen. I totally believe in gender equality. If women can work and cook, then why can't we men help with household chores? Ariel India has come up with an excellent initiative of #ShareTheLoad. It's high time that we men start helping with the housework. From doing laundry to groceries, cooking to cleaning, there should not be any discrimination in gender. Because chores are chores, irrespective of gender. This #HamperOfEquality has Ariel Matic liquid detergent ( best for front load washing machines), Ariel Matic powder detergent (for top load), detergent container with scoop, laundry bag, grocery bag, apron, wooden pegs for clothes (that has batman, superman stickers on them :D), school timetable, colouring book (pictures of household chores) and an incredible message. Now that Ariel has sent over this hamper, let's really try to Share the load!
I have been brought up in a household where me bein…

Book Review: Bestseller by Ahmed Faiyaz

Title: Bestseller
Author: Ahmed Faiyaz
Genre: Fiction
No. of pages: 190
Price: 295 INR Paperback

A perfect potboiler
This book is an refreshing change from the usual. It is fast and  really interesting. The story is a take on the publishing world, something that we normal people are absolutely unaware of. It's not just corporate offices that are homes of dirty politics and all. It exists in all spheres of work.
Akshay Mathur is an out of job editor from London who is given the charge of a sinking publishing house on Mumbai. His life is already a mess: he is divorced and bankrupt so he doesn't have much option but to relocate to Mumbai. But his woes don't end here. He is given a challenge to publish 5 bestsellers in a tight period of 365 days from the sinking publishing house Kalim in order to survive. With such a tight time schedule and everything against success, it's a very stressful goal. On top of that the owner Kalim, dies on his first day of joining. After that Kalim…

Book Review: Walk the Wire by Vivek Ishwar

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Name of the Title: Walk the Wire
Genre: Self improvement
Author: Vivek S Ishwar
Number of Pages: 106
Price: 200 INR
About the author: Vivek S Ishwar is a coach and writer by passion, Chartered Accountant by qualification and a finance and strategy professional by profession. His book is a practical guide which would help one to achieve his/her goals more meticulously.  He has quoted numerous examples from his own life as well as his friends', making it a real life guide.
Summary: To be honest, this is the first self improvement book which I have completed. In the past, I have tried to read many but always ended up quitting them in between. However this book was a fast read and very practical and I really wanted to know the secrets of success, hence I finished this in a day.
The book starts with Maslow's hierarchy theory. As a medico, this is something we are taught at the very beginning of Psychology lessons. 'Self actualization' is the ultimate goal of life. And whatever we …