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Blog posts May 2014

Obsession | Various Authors | Book Review

May 28, 2014

obsession stories of eternal love and death

By for Tara

THEMES: 4/5

COHESIVENESS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLES: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

As an ardent Hindi scholar, I have always enjoyed countless short stories from the likes of Sharat Chand and Premchand. Like the many other great authors of their times, these two stalwart…

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The Love Diet | Shonali Sabherwal | Book Review

May 28, 2014

By for Digital Strings

SUBJECT: 3/5

RESEARCH: 3.5/5

RELEVANCE: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Food has become the topic of much discussion these days. What we eat? How we eat? When we eat? and How much we eat? are a few questions which we are frequently asked…

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The Sceptical Patriot | Sidin Vadukut | Book Review

May 28, 2014

the sceptical patriot sidin vadukut book review

By Sarthak (Guest) for Rupa Publications

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5 /5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5 /5

SUBJECT: 5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4 /5

As the book gives an exquisite disclaimer about not being biased and writing about something which majority of Indians believe to be 100% true; I believe …

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The Mouse Charmers | Anuradha Goyal | Book Review

May 27, 2014

the mouse charmers anuradha goyal book review

By for Random House India

SUBJECT: 4/5

RESEARCH: 2/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

“When consumers adopt new technologies, they do old things in new ways. When they internalize technology, they begin to do new things.”

-         James McQuivey

How many of y…

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The Steradian Trail | M.N. Krish | Book Review

May 27, 2014

the steradian trail mn krish book review

By for Westland

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

“If P = NP, then the world would be a profoundly different place than we usually assume it to be… Everyone who could appreciate a symphony would be Mozart; everyone who could follow …

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The Great Indian Democracy | Manivannan K | Book Review

May 27, 2014

the great indian democracy book review

By for Pirates

PLOT: 2.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

India’s is the largest democracy in the world and we as Indians are indeed honored by the sheer fact of it. But this largest democracy has had its own share of unspeakable mom…

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Prem Naam Hai Mera, Prem Chopra | Rakita Nanda | Book Review

May 27, 2014

prem naam hai mera prem chopra book review

By for Rupa Publications

CANDIDNESS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Bollywood and cricket make up the major source of entertainment for Indians. We worship our cricketers and movie stars. We love gossiping about them, reading about them, and prodding into their persona…

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KARNIKA GUPTA | Author Interview

May 23, 2014

Karnika Gupta is the debut author of the best-selling novel "Rab Rakha". A philosophy major from DU, Karnika's dream is to learn Spanish. With the success of her blog came the idea to write and publish "Rab Rakha". Being a die-hard Sparks fan, romance and passion come naturally to her. We got a chan…

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Giveaway #2 | Burning Sapphires | Suresh Goswami (CLOSED)

May 21, 2014

 THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED AND THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED.

burning sapphires giveaway

burning sapphires BookGeeks proudly announces its second giveaway, and this time it is debut author Suresh K. Goswami’s “Burning Sapphires”. Suresh is a Kashmiri himself and in this book writes passionately about the mass exodus of Kashmiri Pand…

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Behind the Game | John Sealey | Book Review

May 21, 2014

behind the game john sealey book review

By for John Sealey

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

In India, cricket is a religion. When team India plays, one billion pairs of eyes watch. Even when the game ends, it is discussed for days in village centres, office cubicles, colle…

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Moonstone: The Incredible One Hour | Atul Gupta | Book Review

May 19, 2014

moonstone atul gupta book review

By for Atul Gupta

SUBJECT: 2/5

CHARACTERS: 2/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

HUMOUR QUOTIENT: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Moonstone: The Incredible One Hour is all about a hilarious (and true) episode in the life of the author Atul Gupta. This episode occurred while the author was pu…

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Sita's Curse | Sreemoyee Piu Kundu | Book Review

May 19, 2014

sita

By for Hachette

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Erotica is a genre in books that is perhaps not yet in the limelight as much as it ought to be. “Fifty Shades of Grey” was perhaps the book that broke the shackles, both in the i…

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Forever in My Heart | Arindam Dey | Book Review

May 17, 2014

forever in my heart arindam dey book review

By for Paperclip Books

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

There has been a flurry of “love stories” in the Indian publishing industry, with every debut author writing one. As the saying goes, why try to fix something that isn’t broke…

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Governance for Growth in India | Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam | Book Review

May 17, 2014

Governance for growth book review

By Sarthak for Rupa Publications

SUBJECT - 4/5

RELEVANCE – 4/5

WRITING STYLE – 5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT – 4/5

"As India chooses its 16th Lok Sabha....." and so goes on the introduction of the book. First off, before I go any further into the discussion, I must add that the author Dr K…

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The Finisher | David Baldacci | Book Review

May 17, 2014

the finisher david baldacci book review

By for Pan Macmillan

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

I have never read a David Baldacci before, but from what I could gather from so many of my fellow book lovers is that he is indeed a master craftsman of words. Unfortunatel…

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Rab Rakha | Karnika Gupta | Book Review

May 15, 2014

rab rakha karnika gupta book review

By for Karnika Gupta

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

There are many different styles of writing a book – you could go for the first person narration or the 3rd person narration; there is the Jeffrey Archer style where the narr…

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Destined Lives: Journey till the Start | Rajveer Singh Prajapati | Book Review

May 13, 2014

destined lives rajveer prajapati book review

By for Rajveer Prajapati

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 2/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5

Reading a debut author’s work is always a challenging task, and what many people do not realize is that reviewing a debut author’s work presents a challenge which …

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The Emperor's Riddles | Satyarth Nayak | Book Review

May 12, 2014

The Emperor

By for Satyarth Nayak

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 2.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

"We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discoveries could have been made."

-      Albert Einstein

The contributi…

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SURESH GOSWAMI | Author Interview

May 12, 2014

Suresh K. Goswami has had a pleasant and challenging career as the Chief Executive and Managing Director of many multinationals in Africa and Middle East. All throughout his long and successful career, he was driven by an urge to pen down his experiences, but he got the opportunity only recently and…

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The Heretics: Adventures with the Enemies of Science | Will Storr | Book Review

May 10, 2014

the heretics will storr book review

By for Pan Macmillan

SUBJECT: 4/5

RESEARCH: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

The world is never short of alternate sciences or theories or remedies or any other thing. If there is a correct way to do a thing, many alternate ways, some good and some farce, always find a …

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