Thursday, March 2, 2017

Fables from India: A Collection of Short Stories by Uday Mane

Fables from India: A Collection of Short Stories by Uday Mane

A King’s negligence costs the Prince his eyes.
A farmer is torn between resurrecting his wife and upholding his duties.
A jester lives two lives – Masked for others. Unmasked for himself.
A magnificent tree bears fruits of different kinds, but the King wants it to be cut down to serve justice.
An orphan boy is in search of the world’s bestselling book.
A dog struggles to uncurl his tail.

Many other stories apart from the above.

Set in ancient times 22 short stories by Uday Mane keeps you guessing and takes you back to the young age. It reminds you of your childhood, your imagination is uplifted and refreshed all over again while reading the book. You are swept away in Kingdoms and Kings with all the Castles and Prince's, all these are lively and eccentric yet very close to your heart.

Uday Mane keeps you held in every story plot which is simple and straight-forward and with a twist that either makes you happy or surprises you. The writing is not complex and takes you close to mythology and makes you think for the characters in the storyline.

A good read for all ages and specially for teens and pre-teens.

Monday, August 22, 2016

What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera

What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera

Publisher - Pan Macmillan India
Publication Year - 2016
ISBN-13 - 9789382616948
ISBN-10 - 9382616942
Language - English
Binding - Paperback
Number of Pages - 304 Pages

What Lies Between Us is that novel which captures trauma with fiery intensity. The opening pages show a shadow and evoke an dark tale about a mother whose name is not revealed until the last page. A shocking climax and firing on all cylinders is what Nayomi Munaweera has done.

The narrator of the story is a wealthy girl from village with a alcoholic father and depressive mother. The girl's childhood is spent with Sita and Samson in the hill town of Kandy and she spends much of her time reading British children's books.

The calm and simpleton life is destroyed after the girl is raped and her father dies even her childhood friend Samson dies. Along-with her mother the girl moves to Bay Area in Fremont. At this juncture the book deals with the falsehood of security and how a brown girl tries to fit in among whites and the hipster culture. The book goes on ahead and the narrator girl falls head first and uncontrollably in racial striving. This is where the book goes ahead and becomes dark and heart-wrenching.

Nayomi Munaweera has dealt with woman's trauma and old memories affecting the current reality and violence that comes along in the situations.

The book gives you emotional highs and keeps you thrilling and wanting for more with each and every page.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Faster, Smarter, Higher: Managing your Career by Utkarsh Rai

Faster, Smarter, Higher: Managing your Career by Utkarsh Rai

Book Details

Publisher                  Rupa Publications India
ISBN-10                   812913750X
Number of Pages      199 Pages
Publication Year        2016
Language                 English
ISBN-13                   9788129137500
Binding                    Paperback 

Faster, Smarter, Higher is yet another masterpiece from the author, Utkarsh Rai and a perfect guide to fast-track the career. The book gives out the clear picture of modern day work-place culture and also the corporate dynamics which are shared between the peers and managers.

Career and work challenges are described best in the book. Utkarsh Rai pens down how to tackle everyday situations faced by employees and managers in real life scenario. The language is lucid and clear, its easy to understand, so whether you are reading it a management guy or as a fresher in corporate world it can be co-related.

The book covers all of the aspects of one's career ranging from goals, dreams to managers and career graph. It talks about managing managers boss, re-inventing oneself to achieve more from the same work role and grow gradually and meaningfully.

Human behaviors in corporate work life have been described skillfully. The book is timeless and universal considering all topics it has covered.

Utkarsh Rai has given a book for professional be it a fresher starting his\her career or a mid-ranger trying to grow or a manger trying to manage.