पुस्तक समीक्षा : मैं और मेरी चाय

पुस्तक विवरण : 

“मैं और मेरी चाय” की कहानियाँ हमारी ज़िंदगी की उन यादों काएक हिस्सा है जिसे हम अकसर अकेले होने पे एक कप चाय के साथ जीते हैं! कुछ ऐसी यादें जो हमें कभी गुदगुदाती है, कभी दोस्तों की तरह बतियाती है, कभी ज़ोर- ज़ोर से हँसाती है, तो कभी सबसे नज़र बचाकर आंसूबहाती है. ये हमारा दावा है की आप जब इस किताब को पढ़ेंगे तो एक ही बात कहेंगे, “मैं और मेरी चाय जब मिलते है तो बाते करते है एहसासों की साइकिल पे बैठ, यादों के सफ़र पे निकलते है बीते लम्हों की डायरी के हसीन पन्ने पलटते है” “लेखक के बारे ” लड़के की जिन्दगी की जड़े Allahabad से जुड़ी है पर फलाफूला दिल्लीमें है। अब दिल्ली तो दिलवालों की है जी, तो माने कि लड़का मतलबी बिलकुल भी नहीं है। वक़्त सेएंटी रहता है पर वक़्त बदलने की खुद होड़ में रहता है। फुल टाइम Marketing में Job करता है और पार्ट टाइम में Emotions शब्दों में लिखता है, “मैं और मेरी चाय” से पहले, प्यार की एक दास्तां “In Love… Till my Last breath” पब्लिश हो चुकी है। पहली किताब इंग्लिश में लिखने के बाद अब हिंदी में हाथआजमा रहा है। गलती से कभी-कभी न्यूज़ पेपर्स और magazine में आर्टिकल भी लिख लेता है। इनसब से अलग लड़के को Cooking,traveling, eating और reading का शौक भी है। तो किताब पढ़करमिलिए कभी लड़के से… “मैं और मेरी चाय” के साथ बात-वात भी हो जाएगी…

समीक्षा : मैं और मेरी चाय’ ओम शुक्ला द्वारा लिखी गयी पहली हिंदी पुस्तक है जिसमे 10 कहानियों का संग्रह है ।
इस पुस्तक की कहानियां प्यार दोस्ती और मानवीय रिश्तों पे आधारित हैं जिसका आनंद आप चाय की चुस्कियों के साथ ले सकते हैं । इन कहानियों को हम सब अपनी निजी जिंदगी से आसानी से जोड़ सकते हैं ।
पुस्तक की कुछ कहानियां मुझे बहुत पसंद आई और इन कहानियों ने दिल को छू लिया । मेरी पसंदीदा कहानियो में ‘आखिरी मुलाकात’ ‘काव्या’ और टशन हैं जिनका चित्रण लेखक ने बहुत ही मर्मस्पर्शी और संजीदा तरीके से किया है । पुस्तक के आखिरी में सभी कहानियों की सारांश रूपी कविता ‘मैं और मेरी चाय जब मिलते हैं तो बातें करते हैं’ बहुत पसंद आई ।
यह पुस्तक हिंदी पुस्तक प्रेमियो के लिए एक अच्छी भेंट है ।

रेटिंग : 4/5

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Book Review : I Shall Always Love You

Title : I Shall Always Love You

Author : Shilpa Jain

Published by : Srishti Publishers and Distributors

Publication date : 20 May 2018

Format : Paperback

No.of Pages : 214

BLURB : Shiv Sanyal is a celebrated artist. When he meets an enigmatic woman, he creates a sculpture of her, his masterpiece. He is shocked when he is publicly humiliated for copying a Khajuraho figurine that looks just like this mysterious woman. He decides to visit Khajuraho to unveil the truth. 

Stumbling upon revelations and facts long hidden, he discovers his connection to the glorious past of Khajuraho. Unexpected events in Khajuraho and Mumbai force him and his friends to go on a quest to find a hidden treasure with clues in a missing Khajuraho sculpture. They travel across India and visit various ancient temples to find clues leading to the treasure. 
What is this treasure? Who is compelling them to seek it? Who is Shiv’s friend and who is his enemy? How has the universe woven the lives of his friends into his life? 
I Shall Always Love You is a thrilling tale of love that never dies, treasures that lay buried and truths that go deeper than the seas.

REVIEW : I shall always love you is story of a man named Shiv who is the the Protagonist of the story. He loves sculpting and his quest to find his true love leads him to create a masterpiece of sculpture that leads him to find out the secret of Khajuraho Temples.

The characters of the book is portrayed nicely. I the beautiful description of characters and the way story is narrated.
The book is nice thriller and captivative enough to engross in it.
The book takes you through the thrilling past life of Shiv and Nysa who meet again in 21st century, fall in love and recall their past lives to unite with Khajuraho being the witness to their love. The characters Arjun, Saloni and Tony are well written and you soon develop a liking for all these characters.
I like the book and will recommend to the readers who likes to read romantic thriller.

My Rating (Overall) : 4/5

Book Review : Connecting with Yourself

Title : Connecting with Yourself (Why we think,feel and act the way we do

Author : Vishal Jacob

Published by : Notionpress

Publication Date : 7 June 2018

Format : Paperback

No.of Pages : 164

BLURB : Every life is an interesting story, and this story is best written when people go through life’s experiences by staying connected to who they truly are. To stay connected to yourself, you need first to start listening from within.

This book gives a perspective on why we think, feel and act the way we do, through concepts from neuroscience and psychology. It attempts to answer some of life’s key questions, such as-

-Why do we all perceive things differently?

-Why are we designed to do different things?

-Why do we all learn things in different ways?

-How are habits formed?

-What role do emotions play in our lives?

-What makes us happy?

And finally, what it means and takes to stay connected to ourselves and others.

REVIEW : Connecting With Yourself is a nice and inspirational book written by Vishal Jacob.

The book deals with Neurosciences and human psychology related to human brains. How the perceptions of individual differs on a particular matter is described with good examples which is relatable to us.
Basically the motive of the author behind writing the book is to make us understand the reason of our activities and thinking process of our brain which differs from others many times and by visualizing those facts we can achieve the self realization and connect with our own mind deeply which could help us in many aspects.
I liked the “Key takeways from the chapter” very much at the end of the chapter which is the summary of the chapter. Languager of the book is lucid and easy to understand. Book is a good one time read if you really want to connect with yourself.

My Rating (Overall) : 4/5

Book Review : The Girl I love

Title : The Girl I love

Author : Amit Nangia

Published by : Srishti Publishers and Distributors

Publication Date : 10 April 2018

No.of Pages : 174

“Every girl has a guy that she won’t stop loving and every guy has a girl that he won’t stop fighting for.”Myra loves Kairav and she does not even remember since when! Not just his best friend, she is also his partner in a successful dream start-up. Kairav has broken up again and turns to Myra for relief. His broken heart needs the tender love of a friend to mend. While Myra has loved him forever, Kairav cannot seem to see hermore than a best friend. Time is running out and she needs to take control of her life before it’s too late. And it’s not like she does not have choices – there is Akhil, who would commit to her the moment she says yes; and Ratan, who would like to woo her to the altar. Except that Kairav objects to her admirers, much to her annoyance. She has always been around and the thought of losing her scares him no end. Can Myra break out of her going-nowhere relationship with Kairav? Will she let her mind win over her heart? Will Kairav ever figure out a relationship beyond his no- commitment status, to discover the girl he loves?

The girl I love a romantic Love story which I finished today. The book is a simple love story to enlighten mood of the people who likes to read Romance genre.
The story of the book revolves around the four main characters Kairav,Myra,Akhil and Ratan. Kairav is a fun loving boy who has many dreams and lives his life freely and had several realtionships in his past but none of his relationship lasts long. Myra is his closest friend who always stands beside him when needed and understand him very well. She has also feelings for Kairav but she never let him know,whereas Kairav treat her only as a friend. Both are partners in a start-up venture. Kairav also like Myra at some extent but he is afraid of ruining their friendship and for a lifelong commitment.
On the other hand Akhil likes Myra very much and wanted a commitment from her for lifetime. What will be their equation and how the situation will leads to the story ? Will Kairav ever be able to realise Myra’s love and she is the girl whom he loves to the core ? Well read this romantic love story to find out.
Cover of the book is catchy and beautiful and the language is easy to understand. The book is a nice time pass read.

My Rating : 3.5/5

Book Review : Crime Beyond 22 Yards

Title : Crime Beyond 22 Yards

Author : Sourabh Mukherjee

Format : Kindle

Published by : Srishti Publishers and Distributors

Publication Date : 15 June 2018

No.of Pages : 47

BLURB : During the summer of 2000, Delhi Police brought allegations of match-fixing against the South African skipper Hansie Cronje. Though he denied the allegations to start with, Cronje later went on to reveal shocking truths. The confessions of a bookie in India then went on to shake the foundations of valour and gallantry that the game of cricket stands for. Before long, the scandal spread its tentacles all over the world. Crime Beyond 22 Yardsis a fast-paced reality thriller that throws light on the biggest international scandal in the game of cricket, how heroes turned overnight into villains, and how there was tragic redemption at the end of this sordid saga.

REVIEW : Crime beyond 22 yards is the book written on the theme of match fixing allegations against South African skipper Hansie Cronje which thrilled the nation in year 2000.

Later after the statement of Hansie cronje and the investigation made by Delhi police,two indian businessmen also get arrested. The way of narration of the whole scandal and facts is very nice and informative. It seems that the author has researched well before writing the book which made me glued to it and I came to know many unknown facts about the scandal.
Cover is catchy and language is easy to understand. The book is a nice short read.

My Rating : 4/5

Book Review : Love a little Stronger

Title : Love a little Stronger

Author : Preeti Shenoy

Format : Paperback

Published by : Srishti Publishers and Distributors

Publication Date : 27 April 2018

No.of Pages : 176

BLURB : Life is a collection of moments, some memorable and some mundane. Often it is the tiniest things that bring the greatest joy, even though at that time, we have no idea that what we are witnessing may be magical, something that we will talk about and laugh over after many years. 

Packed with her hilarious narratives, poignant observations and a writing style loved by millions across the world, this book is certain to strike a chord with anybody who has children or who has been a child, themselves. 
For those who have read 34 Bubble gums and Candies, this is a new version, with many additional stories. For others, it is a heart-warming, hilarious and inspiring collection of true anecdotes from the author’s life, telling us to Love A Little Stronger, no matter what happens.

REVIEW : Love a little stronger is a nice collection of tiny tales which author has wrote from his personal life experiences. This book is a new version of her book “34 bubblegum and candies”.

The stories in the book made me feel the glimpse of my own life at many points and the stories are quite relatable to many of us. The book teaches us a lot and its also a type of self help book. The book made me remind of my childhood days and being a father of a girl I found it very interesting having same perceptions of certain happenings.

My Rating : 4/5

Book Review : A New Dawn

Title : A New Dawn

Author : Kamini Kusum

Format : Paperback

Published by : Half Baked Beans

Publication Date : 14 May 2018

No.of Pages : 128

BLURB : Shravan is a son of a rickshaw puller and Mugdha, daughter of a Railway officer. He has lived in penury while she has had all the material comforts. He dreams of being a soldier and serving the motherland while she lives in the world of colours. Childhood friendship converts into pure love ignoring the boundaries of a bungalow and its servant quarter. However fate has some other plans and tears apart the two innocent souls, throwing Shravan into a life that has thorns all its way. Will the two live their dreams? Will destiny bring them together again? A novel that will make us believe that life is all about never giving up.

REVIEW : A new dawn is the second book written by the Author which I finished yesterday. The story of the book is about a boy Named Shravan who is a son of a Rickshaw puller and a girl Mugdha, daughter of a railway officer. Story start with transfer of Mugdha’s father to Mughalsarai where Shravan came with his father and family to live in outhouse provided to Mugdha’s father. Soon Shravan and Mugdha became good friends. Shravan was an ideal and brilliant boy and topper of his school. Friendship and love of both was being strong as passing day when destiny made them separate as her father once again got transferred to Kolkata and after that Shravan’s family has to face many obstacles to live their life but Shravan never loose his hope nor let affected his studies. His aim was to become a NDA army officer. Will he able to make it? Will Shravan and Mugdha will met ever again and what will be end of this story?

I found the book okayish which can be read once. The character of Shravan is good and quite inspiring. The story is much predictable like old time Bollywood movies and narration could have been better. I liked the cover of the book. Overall book is one time read for those who wants to read a simple yet inspiring love story.

My Rating : 3/5

Book Review : It’s my love story

Title : It’s my love story

Author : Ajitabha Bose

Published by : Author’s Ink Publications

Publication Date : 1 Jan 2018

Format : Paperback

No.of Pages : 184

It’s a story inspired from real life incidents. A story based on the college life of 6 friends. It’s a love story of Aditya and Janvi. Aditya is from Jamshedpur and moves to Delhi for his graduation. He aspires to become a successful filmmaker. Janvi is a Delhiite and loves travelling. She dreams to settle in Italy someday. Life takes a different turn when love brought them together. 

What lies ahead? Where will destiny lead them? 

Bestselling author Ajitabha Bose brings to you another heartwarming tale of love, friendship and dreams.

It’s my love story is a love story based on Friendship and love. Story revolves around 6 friends Aditya, Janvi, Smita,Imran,Vinay and Sushant whereas protagonist of the Story are Aditya and Janvi. Aditya belongs to a small city Jamshedpur and Janvi is Delhi girl. Aditya want to be a successful filmmaker and moves to Delhi to peruse his dreams where he met Janvi and his other friends. Aditya and Janvi became good friends and Aditya fell for Janvi but could not express his love whereas Janvi treat him as her best buddy,she was not ready for a relationship. How they fell in love with each other and what would be end of this story ?
Well read this a light and nice college life story. Story is portrayed well as when I started it went with the flow and I liked it.
Cover is beautiful with picture of a beautiful couple of literary industry. Language is simple and lucid,but there are some grammatical and editing errors. Overall book is one time read.
My Ratings : 3/5

Book Review : Love beyond 22 Yards

Title : Love beyond 22 Yards

Author : Sourabh Mukherjee

Format : Kindle

Book Length : 47 Pages

Published by : Srishti publishers and Distributors

Publication date : 25 May 2018

BLURB : Bollywood and Cricket, the two religions that unite Indians across the globe. When they come together, the attraction is magnetic. Through the years, heroes on the field have been bowled over by silver screen goddesses. Some of them broke conventions and defied societal norms. Love Beyond 22 Yards is a collection of immortal, true love stories between cricketers and Bollywood divas, who dared to fight against the world for their love.

REVIEW : Love beyond 22 yards is true love stories of Cricketer and Bollywood superstars. Author has narrated each story nicely and while reading it seems we are reading biography. In the book author has described the stories of celebrities who sacrificed their career for love.

Book includes four stories, ‘Tiger and the Tagore girl’, The Caribbean Connection, Love across the border and ‘Mohammad Azharuddin : Life,Love and More’.
The e-book is worth read for all the readers and is more special for Cricket and Bollywood fans.

My Ratings : 3.5/5

Book Review : The Coin

Title : The Coin

Author : Sandeep Sharma

Format : Paperback

Published by : Redgrab Books and Anybody

Publication Date : 25 April 2018

No. Of Pages : 164

“Who likes Sudden death?” That’s the only question he used to ask before killing his prey. Random people are being abducted from the capital city, Delhi and are being killed mercilessly. Before killing, the murderer is reciting them a story, a story about a 9 year old child who saw the brutal side of the world at a very young age. All the stories are being recorded for the Police department to see. Raunak Upadhyay, the Police inspector who is handling the case, links the style of serial killing to the case he solved years ago. But the murderer of that case is in jail then who is following the footsteps? Does the murderer want to convey something? Whose story is being recited? Why the murderer is taking personal interest in Raunak? Is there any other side of this coin or both the faces are just the same? Welcome to the Brutal world!

 

The Coin written by Sandeep Sharma is a murder mystery cum science fiction thriller. The story of the book is weaved in this way that it kept me hooked to it at every page. The story revolves around A killer who make people to listen his story and then kill them. Inspector Raunak Upadhyay was deputed to solve the case as some years back same killing incident were accuring in the city and Raunak get the killer behind the bar. Now who is this new killer who is following his track? Will Raunak be able to crack the case ? Read this fast paced crime thriller which will make you glued and keep guessing till end.

Title of the book is well opted with the story and cover has designed well which grab reader’s attention. The book is nice one time read for mystery and thriller lovers.

My Rating : 4/5