Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Twenty twenty by Anuraag Srivastava - Review




Book Name         - Twenty Twenty 
Author                  - Anur
Publisher              - Srishti Publications 
Number of Pages - 224
Publishing Year   - Paperback 
Edition                  -2017
Price                     -195

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Rating : 3.0


My Review

What will you choose if you are caught between a team of goons, your sister's dignity and professional ethics? What will you choose if you are caught between your brother's dilemma, your sanctity and romantic emotions? The story of love, money, betrayal, sex, brilliance, debauchery and trust, twenty twentyis tale of new generation for the new generation by  a new generation writer.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saint Teresa of Calcutta by Raghu Rai- Review




Book Name         - Saint Teresa of Calcutta 
Author                  - Raghu Rai
Publisher              - Aleph Book company(Rupa )
Number of Pages - 148
Publishing Year   - 2017
Edition                  - Hardcover
Price                     -1499

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Rating : 5.0


My Review

I was 10 when Mother Teresa's holy soul bid adieu to the materialistic world.  Then I had just heard about this holy lady who served the poor. She became the proverbial messiah of the poor. People with helpful mentality were easily termed as mother Teresa.

Friday, May 19, 2017

A dog's purpose by Bruce Cameron- Review




Book Name         - A Dog's Purpose
Author                  - W. Bruce Cameroon
Publisher              - Pan Macmillan
Number of Pages - 336
Publishing Year   -2017
Edition                  - Paperback
Price                     -399

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Rating : 4.5


My Review

As human beings, we all believe in fate. We all believe that we have a purpose in our life. But, do animals have a purpose? Bruce Cameroon brings to the readers the quest of a dog, about its purpose in life. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Product Review- GeekCases GOLD USB Cable for Micro USB Based Devices Like Phones & Cameras



I ordered the product online from  Amazon for my Galaxy Tab 3. I ordered the product on May 4 2017 and got it delivered on May 8 2017, which is pretty fast. The packing is also quite good.

The cable is golden color. Thick, insulated cable is covered with nylon . 

The cable is pretty long, as you can see in the picture.

The length of cables has always been a matter of concern for me. With other cables, I had to adjust the phone while charging such that it could be kept somewhere, since most of the cables don't have the ample length to my convenience.

The color is glossy and classy too. The chrome finish is lasting. The pin is easy to connect to both the phone as well as USB port. This cable, I used while charging as well as file transfer.


The product comes with one year warranty.
The claim is that the cable provides lightening fast charging but it depends on the phone as well. Tabs take time to charge hence the speed of charging cannot be counted as lightening fast for my phone but it could be so for other products.

If you could see the screenshot, you could see that the phone has 35 % charge at 4.07 PM and 62 % charge at 5.27 PM,which when compared to original cable is definitely faster because it used to take whole night for my Tab to get charged.
              

Overall the product is priceworthy.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

GeekCases Xtreme Indestructible Apple Lightning / 8 PIN Reversible Connector Cable (3.3Ft / 1M) with 2.4Amps Fast Charging and Data Sync for iPhone, iPad & iPod - BLUE



I ordered the product online from  Amazon for my husband's  iPhone 7plus. I ordered the product on 4th May 2017 and got it delivered on 8th May 2017 , which is pretty fast. The packing is also quite good.

The cable is blue color. Thick, insulated cable is covered with nylon coating. 

The cable is pretty long, as you can see in the picture. 

The length of cables has always been a matter of concern for me. With other cables, I had to adjust the phone while charging such that it could be kept somewhere, since most of the cables don't have the ample length to my convenience.
The color is glossy and classy too. The chrome finish is lasting. 


The pin is easy to connect to both the phone as well as USB port. This cable, I used while charging as well as file transfer. The pics I have shared was taken in my car.                                

The product comes with one year warranty. The charging speed is good. The cable could be used in playing songs in my car, from the phone. This is really helpful while travelling, since you can keep your charger exclusively for the charging and this GeekCase cable connected to car and listen to unlimited music as well as charge the phone inside the car.

Why should I refrain from giving a five star for this amazing product.

Rafflesia by Gautham- Review




Book Name         - Rafflesia
Author                  - Gautam
Publisher              - Frog Books (Leadstart)
Number of Pages -397
Publishing Year   -2017
Edition                  -Paperback 
Price                     -395

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Rating : 4.0


My Review

Rafflesia tells you why it is said that 'We shouldn't judge a book by its cover'. The cover image of Rafflesia gives you an impression of a historical romance or YA fantasy. The blurb gives you an impression of psychological thriller with an eccentric or schizophrenic protagonist.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Indus Challenge by R.Durgadoss-Review




Book Name         - The Indus Challenge 
Author                  -R. Durgadoss
Publisher              - Rupa Publications 
Number of Pages -320
Publishing Year   -2016
Edition                  -Paperback 
Price                     -250

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Rating : 4.0



My Review

The book Indus challenge is a rare seamless mix of mythological historical and contemporary fiction. This is the story of Sagar, who aides Abhimanyu in Kurukshetra war, who reincarnates as Rudra, commander-in-chief of Mauryan army when Macedonian army under Alexander,the great attacks India and as Shiva in the current era, a victim of the terrorist attack in Mumbai.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Success With Stress by Jae Ellard- Review




Book Name         - Success with Stress
Author                  - Jae Ellard
Publisher              - Simple Intensions
Number of Pages - 102
Publishing Year   - 2011
Edition                  -Paperback
Price                     -$14.95

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Rating : 3.0


My Review

Success with stress if a self help book that helps the readers deal with stress. Authoress states the different types of stresses and the points to deal with stress. 

Interview with Jae Ellard






Hey everyone 
Today I have the author of Mindful and Success with stress with me Jae Ellard.
Let's welcome her to this virtual tete-a-tete 


How does a person's energy affect whether they feel in or out of balance?

When it comes to balance there are two states of being: empowered or disempowered. When people feel empowered, they have a clear sense of purpose and normal to high levels of energy to help them with that purpose. When a person feels disempowered, they tend to feel as if they have everything to lose and operate from lower energy states that may show up as exhaustion, anxiety, depression, fatigue or sleeplessness.

What is the difference between proactive and reactive stress management?

Another way to think about this is when we react vs. respond to a situation. Reacting happens immediately and without much thought or processing, whereas when we respond, we’ve taken time to consider the situation. For example, reactively dealing with stress means you are surprised that you are experiencing stress. Proactively managing stress means you’ve been able to anticipate a situation that may be unpleasant and have formed a strategy to care for yourself while you navigate it. 

What's your writing ritual? 

My favorite place to write is my kitchen table in the morning sun, pen on paper, looking out at the trees and listening to the birds chirp away. In recent years, I’ve also found international flights as great place to let the words flow. I’ve been writing each morning for at least an hour for the last 2 decades.  

Do you have a favorite travel spot?

The world is too amazing to have only one favorite place to visit! High on the list are anywhere in Italy, Vienna, Copenhagen, Paris, Munich, Santiago, and Aspen.    

If there is one thing you want readers to remember, what would it be?

That the choices is yours for how to live your life – so make intentional choices about how you want to show up, what you want to say and the life you want to create. 

Spotlight- The Indus Challenge by R. Durgadoss





THE INDUS CHALLENGE
by
R. Durgadoss