Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Done With Her - Book Review

Book - Done With Her⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Author - Chirasree Bose ( @chirasreebose_author) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Pages - 73⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Format - Kindle⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Publisher - Evincepub Publishing ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Done With Her is a short gripping tale of lust, obsession and drama.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Plot -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Avesh is a techie working in Pune. Spreeha is a new joinee and she reminds him of someone from his past that he wants to forget forever. But he can't help himself falling for her. She is going around with someone but enjoys Avesh 's attention. Both Avesh and her lover remind her of someone from her past too! The secrets are about to be revealed which will ruin his life forever! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Will Avesh' s dark secret ever come out? What awaits for him?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Review - ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There is a lovely social message to this book. When I picked up the book to read , I thought it would a love story but I was pleasantly surprised that it turned out to be a thriller. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The book is well written and keeps the readers attention glued till the end to the twits and turns it takes as it goes along. I finished reading the book in a day. You will find each chapter with a new mystery to unfold.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
" Stand up for the wrong being done to you. Voice your opinion. Fight. Face your fears. And never ever think you are weak because you are a woman." This is one of my favourite lines of the book. All women should remember this.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I would recommend this book to all. Its a very short read and can be finished in one sitting!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Life in the Sunshine : Autobiography of an Unknown Author

Book - Life in the Sunshine
Author - T. Sathish
Page Count - 230
Format - Kindle

Life in the Sunshine is a debut Novel by T. Sathish.

If you are a 90's kid then you will definitely have a strong connection with the book. The story revolves around three best friends - Trib, Sat and Sam - known as the triple Sunday gang, their love and passion for cricket!. They didn't only loved cricket, they worshiped it. Right from their childhood, to college to their settling in life, the story revolves around them playing in their  building compound to where life finally takes them. They dream of making money by playing for the Indian Cricket Team. But its not easy to get what you want. The author has beautifully shown how Sat gets disheartened , pulls himself again and decides to preach Cricket as you preach religion.

The writer has put in a lot of effort to explain some of the great cricket matches played in the 80's and 90's. The best part of the book is that it doesn't get philosophical while narrating the story. The book has an interesting twist at the end which was refreshing. All the characters seemed to be real. The book had some very funny moments ,which was nice.

The language is simple and lucid.

The cover of the book is simple and beautifully designed, appropriate to the plot of the book.
The book gives a very nice message that life is full of challenges and one should face them positively and not to give up!

I would highly recommend it to all the cricket enthusiasts!

Rating  4/5

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Ashok and the Nine Unkown - Book Review

Title - Ashok and the Nine Unknown
Author - Anshul Dupare
Publication - Rupa Publications
Genre - History / Fiction / Thriller
Pgaes - 224
Format - Paperback

Plot :

"Power is always hungry for more. The more you feed it,the more its hunger increases."

Who has not heard about Emperor Ashok?

The story begins after the end of the Kalinga war, one of the deadliest wars of all times. Ashok is saddened when he sees so many soldiers, ladies and children died in the war. Although he won the war but he felt defeated. He couldn't see the pain of his people and decides to help them in whatever way he could. Ashok, with the help of Radhagupta ( His Chief Minister) creates a society for the betterment of his people which was governed by the nine unknown people, dealing with nine different aspects possessing immense knowledge.

But Amartya, one of the soldiers who lost his family in the war, his arms and one eye, couldn't accept Ashok as his King. Amartya left for Mayong to learn Black Magic so that he could take his revenge from Ashok.

Meanwhile the story takes another turn when another society in addition to Ashok's society comes

into the palace. One by one people start dying and the story takes another turn.


The book cover is very bright and catchy.
I am a great fan of History and fiction , so was really interested in reading this book.
The author has explained the details of war very well. Somewhere in the middle I thought that the story lost its focus.As the focus was on Black Magic, Dragons and and the Sphinx. But it gained momentum after Radhagupta's murder and it becomes a thriller.

This books is the first of its two parts. I am looking forward to reading the second part.

Rating - 3.5 / 5

Sunday, July 7, 2019

How Parents Fighting Affects a Child's Mental Health

No matter how healthy a couple's relationship is, some squabbles are definitely bound to happen. But mire frequent and serious arguments can definitely take a toll on the kids. 
Children feel the most secure with their parents but harsh parental arguments can negatively affect a baby who is as young as six months of age and adults as old as 19 years can be very sensitive to their parents arguments. 

How does fights effect children:

  1. Kids are emotionally insecureChildren exposed to a lot of fighting may worry about divorce or wonder when one parent’s silent treatment is going to end. It can make it difficult for them to have a sense of normalcy in the family since fights may be unpredictable.
  2. The parent-child relationship may be affected. 
  3. Fighting creates a stressful environment. Overhearing frequent or intense fighting is stressful for kids. Stress can take a toll on their physical and psychological well-being and interfere with normal, healthy development.
  4. Decreased cognitive performance: its been researched that kids who come from a house where parents fight a lot often have difficulty with their attention span and also fond it difficult to focus. Their ability to rapidly solve problems and quickly see patterns in new information also decreases.
  5. Increased relationship problems: Being exposed to parents fighting increases the chances that kids will treat others with hostility. They may struggle to maintain healthy relationships when they’re older too.
  6. Higher rates of behavior problems: Parental conflict has been linked to increased aggression, delinquency, and conduct problems in children. Additionally, children are more likely to have social problems and increased difficulty in adjusting to school.
  7. Increased risk of eating disorders: Several studies have linked eating disorders, such as anorexia, to high parental discord.
  8. Physical effects: A child might even have physical effects from the fighting, such as sleep problems, stomach aches or headaches.
  9. Higher risk of academic problemsOther studies have found that living in a high conflict family increases the odds of dropping out of high school and getting poor grades.
  10. A more negative outlook on lifeChildren who are raised in high-conflict homes are more likely to have negative views of their family relationships. They are also more likely to view themselves in a negative way. 

  • When Does Fighting Become Problematic?
  • Just because your fights don’t get physical doesn’t mean they aren’t harmful to your kids. It can be serious when :
      1. Name-calling starts
      2. Insults
      3. Threats of abandonment (such as threatening to leave the house or divorce)
      4. Any form of physical aggression (including throwing things or punching things in anger)
      5. Walking out or withdrawing from the argument. 

      6. You might take these steps to address the situation with your kids:
        • Discuss the fight
        • Reassure the children that it was just an argument and not indicative of bigger problems
        • Finish it up by making sure the children understand that you’re still a strong family
        If you believe that your fights with your spouse or partner are harming your child’s mental well-being, consider seeing a therapist.There is no harm in talking to a third person who can discuss your issues without judging or becoming biased.
      • At the end of the day, what matters most is you love your family and you want to protect and stay connected.
      P. S - pic source : www.pixabay.com

    • Must read another wonderful post on parenting

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