Review: Rantings of a Mad Man by Abu Malik

The book title “Rantings of a Mad Man” is rather misleading as it is a collection of the viewpoints of the author on wide range of subjects from money to food . The author performs a large number of shows was born in a fairly well known family in the entertainment sector, is the son of the music director Sardar Malik and the brother of the well known music director Anu Malik The views expressed in the book are probably similar to those of most indian men with a similar background and age , however most Indian men lack honesty and pretend to be honest truthful saints . He repeatedly talks of how money is the most important thing in life.

One advice which he gives is Dont sell your youth, which is very relevant today, as the indian intelligence and security agencies are ruthless in stealing the identity, money and resume, of those who have worked very hard when young for their relatives, friends and sex partners. For example the domain investor actually owning this website worked very hard when she was young to have an impressive resume and save money, yet in 2017, bribed by google, tata, the indian government, NTRO, R&AW, CBI, security agencies falsely claim that google, tata supplied goan sex workers slim bhandari sunaina chodan, siddhi mandrekar, cheater housewives nayanshree hathwar,veena, naina, panaji extortionist GOAN GSB FRAUD riddhi nayak (who looks like actress kangana ranaut) and other fraud R&AW/CBI employees who did not answer JEE have her investment and resume to pay the goan sex workers and frauds a monthly indian government salary at the expense of the domain investor who is not getting anything.

This clearly indicates the hypocrisy of the indian government with its beti padao beti bachao campaign educated women who work hard in their youth are open cheated, exploited and harassed while google, tata supplied goan sex workers, extortionist housewives like greedy GOAN GSB CONWOMAN riddhi nayak and other frauds are given top R&AW/CBI jobs with fake resume including fake engineering degrees, fake investment and fake online work. He is very realistic that when a person is old almost no one is likely to care for him or her, including their children. So it is better to be prepared for old age, as a time, where a person will have less money and no one to care for them. Harmless valentine days celebrations are disrupted, however senior government employees are brazenly sexually exploiting women

One of the better aspects of the book is how it is honest about how rich and powerful middle aged indian men are obsessed about sex and younger women, and will do anything to have an affair with a young woman. Large companies like google, tata are taking advantage of this weakness of powerful indian security agency, R&AW, CBI, NTRO and other government employees to supply them with young goan sex workers. The powerful government employees like Abu Malik are only thinking of sex with young women, however they lack the courage and honesty which Abu Malik has to express, due to the typical hypocrisy of the indian government and its employees, resulting in a massive waste of indian tax payer moeny

His advice on having an affair with a younger woman is already taken by fraud ntro employees who falsely claim that google,tata supplied goan sex workers goan bhandari sunaina chodan, 2013 bsc, goan gsb fraud 2012 diploma holder siddhi mandrekar, half their age were their Btech 1993engineering classmates to get the sex workers a R&AW job at the expense of their real engineering classmate, a single woman engineer and real domain investor who the powerful fraud ntro employees hate, As the indian government lacks the honesty to admit that R&AW recruits young women like sunaina, siddhi only for sex, the NTRO, R&AW, CBI, security agencies and the government falsely claims that the goan sex workers are online experts, domain investors owning domains and websites including this one where the news of their sex services is regularly posted.

This sex, bribery racket of google, tata, security agencies, NTRO, R&AW,CBI is very unfair to the real domain investor, a single woman engineer who is actually owning this website, paying all the expenses and doing most of the work as the sex starved government employees are breaking all rules, wasting crores of rupees of indian tax payer money and shamelessly abusing their powers to enjoy free sex with the google, tata supplied sex worker R&AW employees. The indian government is falsely claiming that the lazy greedy google, tata sponsored goan sex worker R&AW employees sunaina, siddhi are working very hard online, writing this article detailing their sex racket, and investing money on websites publishing their sex news. In reality the google tata supplied goan sex worker R&AW employees have no connection with the indian internet sector, except having recreational sex with powerful fraud NTRO, R&AW, CBI, security agency employees who then abuse their powers to make fake claims about online work, online investment.

It is time top indian government employees read the book and are more honest about their extremely powerful sex starved senior middle aged employees who will do anything for sex women, instead of falsely claiming lazy greedy google, tata supplied goan sex workers are online experts, domain investors to get them top R&AW jobs at the expense of the real domain investor who is ruthlessly cheated, exploited and forced to complain about the financial, banking and online fraud

Rantings of a Mad Man
Author: Abu Malik
Publisher: Notion Press, 2017
Pages: 170

What every Indian should know before investing by Vinod Pottayil

“What every Indian should know before investing” covers different aspects of investing and is relevant mainly for salaried people and those who are well connected, especially those without many savings. It is a fairly comprehensive guide to investing in India and covers the various options available like
Fixed deposits
Recurring deposits
Mutual funds
Stock investing
Post office savings
Life insurance
Health insurance
Real estate
Many people, especially young people have only experience in few of the investment options available,and this book could be useful for those who do not have much experience in a particular type of investment and have no one to give honest advice.

For example increasingly financial advisory services are only aggressively promoting life insurance policies though many people do not require life insurance, because the commission offered by the life insurance company to the financial advisors is very high, compared to mutual funds. Also the financial advisors are creating an atmosphere of fear, especially for indian citizens who are not well connected like the domain investor owning this website, to force them to purchase life insurance policies which give low returns compared to almost all other investment options like mutual funds.

The life insurance sellers are taking advantage of the endless atrocities of the indian intelligence and security agencies who are labelling vulnerable citizens who have saved some money as a security threat without any proof at all, to steal their retirement savings without a court order or legally valid reason, The problem is widespread for those who are not well connected, especially in large cities, however the book does not cover the endless atrocities of the shameless fraud extremely corrupt NTRO, CBI, security agencies freelancing for large corporates, who steal the savings of vulnerable indian citizens especially single women engineers from top colleges without a court order or legally valid reason to force them to agree to identity theft.

India has some of the best constitutions and laws in the world, however it one of the worst countries for honest, hardworking, competent engineers and other professionals, as the intelligence and security agency employees are often extremely corrupt, dishonest, lacking humanity, and cannot be held accountable for their their endless atrocities resulting in brain drain, and making india the largest exporter of ceos in the world. The book is largely theoretical in nature and does honestly discuss how indian intelligence and security agency employees are involved in endless frauds.

For example this domain investor invested money in mutual funds, the fraud ntro employees, her btech 1993 ee classmates led by j srinivasan, puneet, vijay hated her,so they falsely claimed that their lazy greedy inexperienced girlfriends especially google, tata supplied slim goan bhandari sex worker, 2013 bsc, who offered them sex services, goan gsb fraud housewife extortionist riddhi nayak, shivalli brahmin cheater housewife nayanshree hathwar, and other frauds had the resume, investment including mutual fund investments of the their real classmate to get the sex worker, cheater housewife and other frauds great powers from mutual funds, Google, tata favorite lazy greedy inexperienced goan sex worker sunaina, siddhi,fraud R&AW/CBI employees have almost no mutual fund and other investments of their own, yet the shameless section 420 fraud ntro employees are allowed to make fake claims about the investment of a private citizen, single women, who they hate, defaming her and to deny her the income and opportunities she deserved.

The book does not reflect the fact that single women engineers who work hard to save money are falsely labelled a security threat without any proof by the extremely corrupt indian intelligence and security agency employees, denied their fundamental and financial rights, how close relatives and some reputed companies like google, tata may also be allegedly involved in identity, savings theft of harmless indian citizens to acquire talent and technology cheaply, increase their profit and control powerful government employees with bribes.

For example, a close relative of the domain investor stole the documents of the domain investor, and instead of being punished for her crime, google , tata allegedly rewarded the document robber housewife veena with a R&AW job, falsely claiming the document robber owns the investment, has the resume of the google competitor, domain investor. Complaining to finance ministry, filing a police complaint has not helped the investor whose documents were stolen by indian government employees.

It is very frustrating when a person works hard for thirty years for a degree, saving money, only to find that she cannot access her hard earned money due to corrupt indian intelligence and security agency employees who have stolen it without a court order or legally valid reason. If the book reflected the endless financial, identity theft frauds of cbi, indian security agencies on vulnerable citizens , it would have been more accurate and helpful for indian citizens. Otherwise this is a very good reference book for those who have just started earning and in their twenties.

What every Indian should know before investing
Author : Vinod Pottayil
Publisher: Imagine Books Pvt. Ltd., 2017
Pages : 346

Review: Colorful Notions, The Roadtrippers 1.0 by Mohit Goyal

Colorful Notions The Roadtrippers 1.0 is a travelogue which describes the journey of Abhay,his friend Sashank and his girlfriend Unnati all over India in a road trip in their vehicle to experience the food, culture and check out the different landmarks all over India.Abhay is from a rich family, however he does not have much of a family as his parents are divorced, and his father is too busy with his business to give him any attention. Sashank is from a business family, helping out and loves eating which is reflected on his body. Unnati is working in a radio station, and is accompanying them so that she can give voiceovers in different places which they are visiting

The friends hope to make a road movie about their experience and get funding, help from Bingo Production after they have partly covered north India in Udaipur. They cover most of the states in India, except the north east, from Ladakh and Kashmir in the north, Kutch in the west , Sunderbans in East and Kanyakumari in the south. In particular goa has been described in great detail, especially the parties, where drugs are being used widely. The weather conditions in Ladakh, and the health problems faced are also described. The treacherous terrain of Kutch which has damaged their vehicle is also described, indicating the risk of visiting places without a guide.

While visiting the Sunderbans in West bengal to get a glimpse of the Royal Bengal Tiger, Unnati meets with an accident, is hospitalized and forced to return to delhi. After they visit Agra, they are mugged by robbers who pose as policemen, and they lose everything including their mobile phones and vehicle they were driving. This again highlights the problems faced travelling in India, as there are many fraudsters at different places looking for a chance to loot people. Fortunately the head of Bingo Productions Suraj is very powerful and influential, so those involved in the crime are quickly apprehended and their vehicle, equipment recovered,

This shows the different set or laws for indian citizens, for example the domain investor owning this website has been cheated by google tata sponsored brahmin frauds nayanshree,siddhi mandrekar, veena exploited by slim westernized goan bhandari sex worker sunaina chodan, 2013 bsc, goan gsb fraud housewife riddhi nayak,gujju housewife naina, asmita patel, ruchika king and other google, tata sponsored fraud R&AW/CBI employees , and despite complaining repeatedly , she has not got any kind of justice. However the police and others, especially R&AW,CBI refuse to take any action against these frauds, though proof like bank details, income tax returns can be easily provided. However the police are quick to take action when powerful people like Suraj are involved.

This book is also about relationships especially among family members and young people. Unlike a few decades ago, many young people like vvip goan R&AW employees sunaina, siddhi are having a live in relationship with their boyfriend/girlfriend. Some people like Abhay are unfortunate that they do not have many close relatives, family members, while others living in joint families have many relatives close to them. Increasingly indian intelligence and security agencies are targetting wealthy indian citizens, without close relatives and friends for identity theft. It also shows that many couples who do not get along with each other, remain married only for the sake of the child, and get divorced after their child grows up.

Interesting book about the different places, relationships in india.

Review: Colorful Notions, The Roadtrippers 1.0
Author : Mohit Goyal
Publisher: Srishti Publishers 2017
Pages: 194

Review: Kairos by Neha Agarwala

Kairos is a collection of 56 short poems expressing the poet Neha’s view on a variety of topics ranging from Schizophrenia (hearing voices) to being Ladylike , Chivalrous and Chauvinistic. The third poem Anymore on drinking is relevant to young people who are drinking a lot of beer, whisky, scotch, mainly due to peer pressure, without understanding the adverse effects of alcohol on their health. While some are fortunate enough to realize the dangers and stop drinking, many realize too late, when their health has already been affected .

The first poem “And you tell me its not real” on hearing voices again confirms how widespread voice to skull technology is in India with vulnerable indian citizens, especially those who are well educated, well read are targetted without any legally valid reason. It also explains how most people tortured using voice to skull technology by indian intelligence and security agencies are not aware of the real reason why they are hearing voices, incorrectly assume that they are mentally unsound, suffering from schizophrenia. A significant number of doctors in India also lack medical ethics or are not updated on the latest hitech torture methods, and incorrectly assume that there is some problem with the citizen being tortured, when actually the intelligence and security agencies may be bribed to mentally harass the person.

The indian mainstream media especially Sunday Times of India, covered the news that a large number of indian citizens especially in bengaluru are complaining of hearing voices, however it did not discusss the matter scientifically and rationally due to the lack of scientific temper, double standards and lack of humanity, honesty in India. This is unlike western countries like united states where it has been established that the electrical signals which are used to make a person “hear voices”, mentally torture the person . The media in the united states has recognized that there are experts/victims like Harlan Girard who made the effort to scientifically discuss the technology in an washington post article.

Usually people targetted for organized stalking are also subjected to torture using voice to skull technology, hearing voices . The united states has a large community of targetted individuals who are well networked with each other and share their problems. Students and others who are hearing voices are often told to contact the electrical engineering department of their college to get more information about the technology in the united states. However in India, if a person is complaining about voice to skull technology, the person is likely to be labelled as mentally unsound, and sent to a psychatrist. Another book World Hypnotized by Akash Lakhotia reviewed on the blog also discusses the technology.

The domain investor, google competitor owning this book review blog would like to take the extra effort to expose how many indians are hearing voices, because she suffered great losses when the technology was used on her without her consent since 2010, as part of ntro’s non consensual human experimentation, human cloning project. Being a trained engineer, she was slowly able to understand how the powerful fraud ntro employees were misusing the technology on her and trained herself to ignore the messages. It is hoped that those who read this review realize that those who are hearing voices are not mentally unsound, they are extremely unlucky that despite being harmless, they have been targetted for torture by indian intelligence and security agencies, wasting indian tax payer money

Please note that the following inexperienced lazy fraud good looking google,tata sponsored sex worker, cheater housewife R&AW/CBI employees like shivalli Brahmin nayanshree hathwar, riddhi nayak (who looks like actress kangana ranaut), eighth standard pass gujju housewife naina, ruchika king, slim goan Bhandari R&AW employee SEX worker sunaina chodan, 2013 bsc , indore document robber veena, deepika, gujju domain fraudster asmita patel, are not associated with the website in any way at all, as they do not wish to do any online work at all, and are also not investing any money online, yet wish to take credit and get a monthly indian government salary at the expense of the real domain investors . Now in 2017, the ntro employees have got their lazy greedy good looking girlfriends lucrative indian intelligence jobs with monthly salary the stolen resume of the domain investor, google competitor and are now conveniently refusing to reply to the domain investor whose resume, savings, correspondence and memory they have ruthlessly and shamelessly stolen since 2010, allegedly bribed by google, tata .

The poems in Kairos express the poets views on everyday issues like drinking , friendship, sparkle, rain, relationships and are written in simple easy to understand language. A quick read, giving glimpse of the life and issues which affect young indians.

Kairos (A collection of poems)
Poet: Neha Agarwala
Publisher: Notion Press 2017
Pages: 65

Review : Bipolar by Anurag Kumar

Bipolar is a collection of short stories and anecdotes telling about the life of doctors in India, the extreme happiness and despair they face as part of their life. It starts with the life of the students in medical college, and the describes the teachers, hectic life of a doctor, who has very less free time due to the coursework. It also shows the human side of doctors, how some of them take the death of the patient personally, and how the dean motivates the junior doctors to resume their normal life, after the doctor is demoralized after the first death of a patient.

Though the doctors are supposed to save lives, their extreme busy and stressful schedule in medical college as students, interns, leads to addictions and other health problems, due to which the doctors often die a premature death. It also describes the way doctors handle death, illness of their close family members, how it affects them professionally. The doctors are trained to try their best to save lives, however whether the life of the patient can be saved or not is affected by factors beyond their control like the health,age, illness of the patient.

The title of the book Bipolar is rather misleading as it does not have any information about individuals who are bipolar or suffering from similar ailments, it focuses more of the great happiness and sadness in the life of doctors and healthcare professionals. The doctors win the gratitude of the patients and their relatives when they save the life of a gravely ill or injured patient, and the sorrow they experience, when they are unable to save the life of a particular patient despite trying their best. Junior doctors are the worst affected by the death of their patient.

Addiction to alcohol, cigarettes becomes a bad habit for many of the doctors as they try to reduce the stress in their life.The story ” Superman” of Raja Ram, the local paan and cigarette seller who refused to sell the doctor, his first cigarette, due to the health hazard it posed is memorable. He did not wish to incur the sin of making a person addicted to cigarette smoking as most people find it difficult to give up smoking, and it adversely affects their health. The book again highlights the plight of professionals who work very hard to get a professional degree, yet lead terrible lives in india.

Like doctors, qualified engineers in India also have a very hectic schedule in college,completing their coursework especially top engineering colleges in India to get their engineering degree. However in one of the greatest online financial frauds allegedly masterminded by google, tata ,in 2017, the indian government falsely claims that 10 lazy greedy google, tata sponsored goan sex workers sunaina, siddhi, cheater housewives like brahmin fraud nayanshree hathwar,riddhi nayak,veena, blackmailers and fraud R&AW/CBI employees who never answered JEE , never completed the btech 1993 ee coursework, have the resume including btech 1993 ee degree, investment of the google competitor with a better 1989 jee rank than google ceo sundar pichai, single woman bhandari engineer, to waste indian payer money, paying all these frauds a monthly indian government salary at the expense of the engineer.

In particular since 2012 , the indian government is falsely claiming that google, tata supplied slim goan bhandari R&AW employee sex worker sunaina chodan, 2013 bsc, offering sex services to top R&AW/CBI, NTRO, security agency employees has the btech 1993 ee degree of the domain investor who actually owns the website to justify the monthly R&AW salary the sex worker is getting at the expense of the engineer, The engineer can legally and medically prove that google, tata, indian governments favorite goan sex worker R&AW employee sunaina chodan, 2013 bsc was not born in 1989 to give 1989 jee and get her own btech degree, however the medical and financial frauds has continued for more than 7 years due to the lack of scientific temper, honesty in India.

A well written book highly recommended for those interested in studying medicine and dealing with doctors in any way.

Bipolar
Author:Anurag Kumar
Publisher : Notion Press, 2017
Pages: 166

Review: The Dev Anand story by Dr Govind Sharma

The Dev Anand story by Dr Govind Sharma IAS retired is the story of the life and career of one of the most popular Hindi film heroes of post independence India, Dev Anand, real name Dharam Dev Anand. The son of successful lawyer, Dev Anand moved to Mumbai to try his luck in the film industry. There has been a lot of controversy over nepotism in Bollywood recently, so this book on Dev Anand, is interesting as it tells the story of how a migrant from Lahore (now in Pakistan) became one of the most popular and successful actors of his era. Unlike most of the current lot of Bollywood heroes who have almost no experience elsewhere he worked in the military censors office to cover his expenses, while trying to get a break in the film industry.

His first break came when Prabhat Studio hired him for the movie Hum Ek Hain. His first major hit was the bombay talkies movie Ziddhi offered by popular actor Ashok Kumar After having a few hit films, he founded his own production company Navketan films with his brothers Vijay Anand and chetan anand which allowed him to control his image in films to a very great extent, as he acted in most of his films.He was good friends with the legendary director Guru Dutt, who directed his hit film Baazi for him, where Dev Anand played the role of a small time gambler.

The book describes the hit movies of Dev Anand and the songs in the movies which were popular. The making of one of his most popular movies Guide based on a story by R K Narayan is described in great detail. Though the english version of the movie was also produced, it was not successful, while the hindi version of the movie, which was directed by Dev Anands brother Vijay anand was a major hit as the story was modified to take into account Indian values . The role of his brother Vijay or Goldie Anand who directed some of his most popular movies is also described in great detail.

Like most film producers, when a film like Ishq Ishq Ishq flopped, it adversely affected Dev Anands finances, However Dev Anand did not let it affect him, and made another film, which was usually a hit to recover his money which he lost. He preferred to produce movies on different topics like drugs, cricket with Hare Krishna Hare Rama one of his most popular movies. Till his death on December 4, 2011, Dev Anand remained active, planning, producing and directing movies on different topics. An interesting book for Dev Anand fans, providing detailed information on the evergreen hero of Hindi cinema.

The book also tells how a large number of young men were inspired by Dev Anand, his mannerism and way of speaking, imitating him. One of the most notorious frauds in India who became very popular for his imitation of Dev Anand is the light eyed brahmin fraud NTRO employee puneet, the director of domlur, bengaluru company. Like Dev Anand, the fraud puneet was also an excellent actor , and was involved in a major identity, resume theft fraud on a harmless google competitor, his btech 1993 ee classmate,and india’s largest female domain investor,

Though he actually hated his btech 1993 ee classmate, the fraud puneet did some great acting (far better than dev anand) and falsely claimed that he knew the domain investor very well, was helping her, to steal her resume, correspondence, savings, memory without her permission, legally valid reason , or offering any kind of compensation for frauds like the indian document robber R&AW employee housewife veena. If the cheater puneet had been honest about his hatred, he would not be able to cause much damage to the google competitor. So it appears that a large number of men, like the ntro fraud puneet are inspired by the negative roles of dev anand, cheating and exploiting vulnerable indian citizens.

The Dev Anand story
Author :Dr Govind Sharma IAS retired
Publisher : Notion Press Inc
Pages : 154

Review : Happiness is all we want by Ashutosh Mishra

“Happiness is all we want” is a self help book focusing on the different aspects of happiness, mental , physical and spiritual. Despite holding a senior position in the banking sector the author has provided comprehensive information on the various meditation techniques like Yog Nidra,Pranayama, Reiki, making it a one stop guide to finding out the best meditation method for mental well being. This is preferable to purchasing different books and then finding that the information is not very relevant or applicable.

In particular the section on physical well being is well researched, having information on how the body reacts to different forms of exercise and the possibility of injuries. The book has detailed information on nutrition, the damage caused by junk food, modifying the diet to incorporate healthy food, and how technology is affecting our lifestyle, people are not focusing on eating their food as they are monitoring their gadget. It discusses the pros and cons of various exercise options like brisk walking, jogging, cycling, weights training, yoga asana and also how to prevent injuries .

It also provides an overview of the different meditation and other traditional methods like pranayama, vipassana , yoga, keeping calm and the importance for finding time for oneself . Many of the techniques like vipassana are mentioned in the media, however this book explains these methods in great detail, how a person can incorporate these changes in his or life. Each chapter incorporates interesting anectodes and examples from real life .

This book has been written by a busy finance professional and is very useful to those who lead a similar hitech and hectic lifestyle, travelling regularly, have a family with children and are using the latest gadgets. However it is not very relevant to the unfortunate indian citizens who are fighting an extremely brutal identity theft attempt by NTRO, R&AW, CBI, indian intelligence and security agencies, The author has a engineering IIM background, however many of issues are not relevant to the harmless engineers from top colleges who are subjected to identity theft like in the 2009 Aamir Khan movie “3 Idiots” by senior powerful top NTRO, intelligence and security agencies.

The unlucky engineers from top indian colleges targetted for identity theft by the indian government find that their resume, retirement savings,correspondence, memory is stolen without a court order, legally valid reason , and the indian government, NTRO, CBI, raw are falsely claiming that 10 lazy greedy google, tata sponsored goan sex workers, cheater housewives and other fraud R&AW/CBI employees have the resume, investment of the engineer. It is extremely difficult for the engineer who is subjected to identity theft, stalking , wasting crores of indian tax payer money to be happy when crores of rupees of indian tax payer money are being wasted annually to destroy the engineers life.

In particular, R&AW, CBI, NTRO, indian government are falsely claiming that lazy greedy google, tata sponsored slim goan obc bhandari R&AW employee sunaina chodan, 2013 bsc who provides SEX services to male NTRO, cbi employees, indore document robber R&AW employee bespectacled housewife veena,shivalli brahmin cheater housewife bbm nayanshree hathwar, goan gsb fraud housewife riddhi nayak and others who never answered JEE have the btech 1993 ee degree, resume, investment of the domain investor owning this website, google competitor who had a better 1989 jee rank than google ceo sundar pichai, Medical records will prove that VVIP goan R&AW employee sex worker sunaina chodan (like others) was not even born in 1989 to give 1989 JEE and get a btech 1993 ee degree,yet she has very powerful sugar daddies like j srinivasan, puneet who are wasting crores of indian tax payer money to dupe people, companies and countries worldwide that the 2013 bsc goan sex worker was their btech 1993 ee classmate

While this book is not very relevant to small business owners in the internet sector subjected to brutal identity theft attempt allegedly by google, tata , most professionals with a well paid job, working in large companies will find this book very helpful and relavant, providing almost all the wellness, fitness information they require in one book.

Happiness is all we want
Author: Ashutosh Mishra
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd. 2016
Pages: 204

Review : Amazing legends of India by Swapna Rajput

“Amazing legends of India” by Swapna Rajput is a fairly comprehensive history book, covering many of the major characters in Indian mythology and history till the Sepoy mutiny in 1857 against the British.

Unlike most indian history books which mainly cover facts validated by historians, the book includes many of the mythological characters like Valmiki, Vishwamitra, Shakuntala, Savitri and focusses on individuals instead of the historical eras like the Indus valley civilization. The first historically validated king in the book is King Porus and most of the major kings like Chandragupta Maurya, Samrat Ashoka, Vikramaditya, SamudraGupta, Raja Bhoj, Prithviraj Chauhan, Hemu ,Maharana Pratap, Shivaji, Ranjit Singh in Indian history are described

Fairly detailed information is also provided of the Islamic rulers who conquered india starting with Qutub-ud-din-Aibak, who was a slave of Mohammed Ghori and started the first muslim sultanate. It also covers Allaudin Khilji, Razia Sultan, and Muhammad bin Tughlaq who was mentioned repeatedly in India after demonetization was announced. Most of the major Mughal rulers started from Babur to Aurangzeb are mentioned in some detail. Southern rulers like Adil Shah, Nizam, Qutub Shahi and Tipu Sultan are also described for reference

Since the author of the book studied in Karnataka, the book has more information about the historical characters from Karnataka and South India compared to most ICSE and CBSE history text books. The southern rulers like the Cholas, Pandyas, Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Pallavas are mentioned. The Vijaynagar empire, Wodeyars of Mysore and the Kadamba dynasty which was based in Karnataka has also been described.

The book has provided a brief summary of the major characters in Indian history, however more details would be appreciated. For example Shivaji Maharaj is mentioned, however his son Sambhaji who was brutally murdered by Aurangzeb is not mentioned in great detail, how exactly he was trapped by the Mughals. This could be a shortcoming of the book, because the author has tried to cover a lot of information in relatively few words, which may be useful for those who are studying for a competitive exam, taking part in a quiz.

Some of the information is included in school history books. Like most of the self published books in India , the book should have been edited and proof read as this has adversely affected the readability of the book. For example on page 116, “To conclude , born to legendary lovers but most hated Islamic king of India, who was responsible for deteriorating kings of other religion as well as torturing the citizens to fill the treasure” Though this reviewer has been greatly criticized by google and other companies for mistakes, for a printed book, the author could have consulted a proof reader. With extremely limited opportunities for middle aged people in India, there are many who will proof read at a very low cost

The book is useful as a reference especially for those who do not use the internet or do not find the information online reliable. It is also recommended for those who have to answer the general knowledge section in entrance exams, exams for getting jobs and quizzes, and for getting a general overview of indian history.

Amazing legends of India
Author: Swapna Rajput
Pages : 199
Published : 2015
Publisher : Quills Ink , self published
Author review copy

Review : Mrs Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna

The death of actor MP Vinod Khanna on April 27, 2017 highlighted the great influence Bollywood has on India, especially the media. Though Vinod Khanna was a 4 time Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur in Punjab, and a sitting Loksabha MP, the media coverage did not highlight the fact and mainly focussed on his film career. The book Mrs Funnybones is written by Twinkle Khanna, the elder daughter of popular actors of the 1970’s Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna and wife of the actor, Akshay Kumar. Though Twinkle Khanna acted in a few movies more than a decade ago, she has mainly focussed on her interior design and candle business,writing newspaper columns, while looking after her children Arav and Nitara
The common man (and woman) in India is always curious to know about the life of our celebrities, particularly the highly paid top actors in Bollywood who have built an aura of mystery about them. The book Mrs Funnybones provides a glimpse of the life of Twinkle Khanna in her multiple roles as a mother, celebrity wife, business owner, interior designer, her lifestyle, the problems which she faces. It also indicates that women have to compromise when they marry into families which are very different from their own. For example Twinkle Khanna is not very religious, while her husband and his family is more religious, so she has to be careful while talking to her children, so that her own religious beliefs are not imposed on her children.
There are other interesting information about her life, how her husband is a fairly good cook , spends time in the kitchen cooking food, while she prefers to spend her time reading books. As a result, her son, has also learned some cooking, which is different from the typical indian home. There is other information as a business owner, how she spends some time daily checking out the accounts of her businesses, payment related problems. She also discusses taking part in trade fairs in Delhi and getting orders for her candle business, her life in boarding school, travelling to countries around the world, taking care of her children and her relationship with her famous mother, the actress Dimple Kapadia.
The author has a very humorous and entertaining writing style, making it easy to understand why this book was the top selling book by a female indian writer in 2015. The book has been wisely divided into a number of chapters, making it possible to read each chapter independently depending on the availability of time. For ordinary indian citizens, like the domain investor owning the blog, who is subjected to identity theft fraud like that in the 2009 Aamir Khan starrer, “3 Idiots” by CBI, NTRO, indian security agencies since 2010, this book provide a rare and honest glimpse of the life of bollywood celebrities

Mrs Funny Bones
Author : Twinkle Khanna
Publisher : Penguin books
Published in 2015
Pages : 235

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Review: Open-eyed Meditations, Practical Wisdom for Everyday Life

As Indian society becomes increasingly materialistic and westernized, often most people find that they have to deal with unpleasant situations as they deal with individuals whose value systems, personal and professional ethics are very different from their own. This can cause a lot of mental stress, anger and can lead to mistakes which can be very expensive in the long term. Open Eyed Meditations, a self help book written by Shubha Vilas is a well written book which provides practical advice on dealing with unpleasant situations, events, and emotions like hatred, jealousy, how to get the most benefit from conditions which most will consider hostile, the importance of wisdom, getting honest advice from a wise person.

Till the fifteenth century A.D, India was widely considered to be one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and the fabulous wealth of ancient india is confirmed and documented worldwide. In the book Open Eyed Mediations, Shubha Vilas has drawn extensively from ancient indian mythology , specifically the Ramayana, and the Mahabharata, explaining how right values and the wise decisions taken by Rama, Pandavas allowed them to be victorious in the Mahabharat and conquer their rivals their cousins the Kauravas despite having their limitations in terms of their flaws, lesser resources, making ancient India wealthy. Mahabharata and the Ramayana are the most popular stories in Hindu mythology, which most children in India learn in school, and have also been converted into popular television serials.

Shubha Vilas has repeatedly used various events in the life of the most famous characters in Hindu mythology Rama, Hanuman, Krishna, Yudhistir, Arjuna, Karna, Bhima to illustrate the different facets of human life. For example when Rama was exiled to the forest for 14 years in the Ramayana, instead of being upset by the exile, which denied him the rule of the kingdom of Ayodhya, he took it as opportunity to learn about the different kinds of people, make new friends he would otherwise never interact with like Sugriva, Hanuman and others. He also discusses the strategy in defeating Ravana, the ruler of lanka who had abducted Sita, how Rama was able to select the right person Hanuman for getting Sita from Lanka, how Ravana mistreated his brother Vibhishana who later joined Rama.

Though the Pandavas had many limitations, and character flaws, they were able to overcome their faults by having the right attitude to negative events in their life. For example when the Kauravas got Hastinapura, and the Pandavas were given Indraprastha a barren place, they made the most of the opportunities they got, and made Indraprastha a better place than Hastinapura, which made their cousin Duryodhana jealous. It also explains how Karna was not able to match Arjuna, because he was extremely insecure, because of his poor family background, and would constantly boast to hide his insecurities. On the other hand, Arjuna was secure, and spent his time and resources to perfect his skills, to become the great marksman .

Today when data processing, big data and data analytics are widely used, most organizations and government agencies do not care for wisdom, experienced people, getting the right advice . However Shubha Vilas rightly points that having a wise and powerful advisor can be the greatest asset for any organization, how the Pandavas won the Mahabharata mainly because the wise Krishna, was on their side, though only as the charioteer for Arjuna. Before the Mahabharata began, both Arjuna and Duryodhana approached Krishna for help at the same time, when Krishna was sleeping. Duryodhana sat at his head, while Arjuna wisely sat at his feet, knowing that when Krishna would wake up, he would see him first. Krishna offered the cousins a choice, they could choose his army or him as a person. Realizing that the right advice would help them win the war, Arjuna rightly chose the Krishna, the person, who helped them win the Mahabharata.

The author Shubha Vilas, who is an engineer and lawyer, and has written the best selling book “Ramayana the Game of Life” again displays his mastery over ancient indian mythology while writing this book, incorporating incidents from the Mahabharata and Ramayana in the book seamlessly. While dealing with an unpleasant incident or event, many people will get angry, upset, depressed or let it affect their health, decisions and mental peace. This book helps them deal with the unpleasant situations and thoughts that almost everyone encounters daily , how to deal with provocations, solving the problem matrix. An interesting and eminently readable book, to be reread repeatedly especially when faced with difficult problems.

Book: Open-eyed Meditations, Practical Wisdom for Everyday Life
Author : Shubha Vilas
Published by : Fingerprint! Belief
Year: 2016
Pages:280

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