Review of I “M so Hacked.

Book Review :
Book name :!M So H@Ck3D
Author: Gautam Mayekar
My Rating: ☆☆☆☆ Blurb ; : @v! is a hacker who spends his days working in India’s number one anti-virus company as a security researcher and his nights, crawling through underground hacking forums.

He is completely unmotivated and lacks purpose until he receives a letter from M@dR1; a mysterious revolutionary who wants to create a “change” in the world. M@dR1 uses @v!’s horrific past to motivate him, and guides him through various tasks, starting with shutting down the internet services of the entire city.

A series of mayhem, manipulation and mystery ensues as @v! begins hallucinating various events and people from his former life, before he became a reclusive hacker. He is thrown into a barrage of uncertainty and confusion as his perception of reality begins to shift out of focus.
Meanwhile, M@dR1 and @v! prepare for a major cyber-attack that will rock the foundation of the country’s technological unit, with the help of @v!’s friends, $@m and K!LL3R. Will they accomplish their goals? Or will @v!’s increasing delusion lead to their downfall?

My Take:

This book will completely hack your mind and will keep you glued till end. The life of a hacker always intrigues me and this book will give you insight of a life of hacker.
The pace of the book is bit slow yet interesting . The language and narrative both is flawless. The code language of hackers , the lifestyle and attitude of hackers is well presented.
The mention of current events and incidents are quite impressive. Overall a nice read !!

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I’M so Hacked

Book Review :
Book name :!M So H@Ck3D
Author: Gautam Mayekar
My Rating: ☆☆☆☆

Blurb ;

@v! is a hacker who spends his days working in India’s number one anti-virus company as a security researcher and his nights, crawling through underground hacking forums.

He is completely unmotivated and lacks purpose until he receives a letter from M@dR1; a mysterious revolutionary who wants to create a “change” in the world. M@dR1 uses @v!’s horrific past to motivate him, and guides him through various tasks, starting with shutting down the internet services of the entire city.

A series of mayhem, manipulation and mystery ensues as @v! begins hallucinating various events and people from his former life, before he became a reclusive hacker. He is thrown into a barrage of uncertainty and confusion as his perception of reality begins to shift out of focus.
Meanwhile, M@dR1 and @v! prepare for a major cyber-attack that will rock the foundation of the country’s technological unit, with the help of @v!’s friends, $@m and K!LL3R. Will they accomplish their goals? Or will @v!’s increasing delusion lead to their downfall?

My Take:

This book will completely hack your mind and will keep you glued till end. The life of a hacker always intrigues me and this book will give you insight of a life of hacker.
The pace of the book is bit slow yet interesting . The language and narrative both is flawless. The code language of hackers , the lifestyle and attitude of hackers is well presented.
The mention of current events and incidents are quite impressive. Overall a nice read !!

Humsafar

Prologue

We leave so many things unsaid because we always take life for granted. We believe we have lots of time to convey our feelings to others but life take unexpected turns sometimes.
Neel was thinking all this while sitting outside the ICU. He promised himself that when he will be able to see Raavi he will not only apologize to her, but pour his heart to her. Doctor came out and informed him that due to High BP and bleeding, she has lost one of the foetuses out of twins she was carrying. In the same breath he said that other one is doing good and they can now meet her one by one.
Neel was shocked to hear it, but he stood up and started walking towards ICU. Suddenly doctor stopped him and said apologetically, “She doesn’t want to meet you”.
His world came crashing around him. He never thought that their relationship will come to this juncture.

Destiny for love arranged

Book name : Destiny for love Arranged
Author : Vash Karuppa
Publisher : Lupin
Available on: Anazon
My rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Blurb :

All business-no-pleasure CEO of Hotel Empire, Keshavam Industries, Aariyan Ranjan, and successful Oncologist, Varini Iyengar, have known one another for sixteen years. When she last saw him Varini was left completely shattered as Aariyan walked away from their newfound love and out of her life. He was the first man she longed for, the first man she truly desired, and the first and only man she had ever loved. Aariyan had loved her back, but fuelled by uncontrollable demons he abandoned her, ending their love in devastating heartbreak.
In order to seal the deal of a lifetime Aariyan needs a wife. By entering into a temporary marriage, Aariyan gets a made-to-order wife to help him secure his deal, and Varini finds herself shacked up with the love of her life. Love has no place in a business deal, and no one should mix business and pleasure – the lines blur, giving them a one way ticket to a messy disaster.

My Take :

■Lately I am giving rating to books very carefully but most of the time I end up giving 5 star for romance novel because it touches my soul. This book is one of such kind. If the author has not told me that it’s her debut novel I couldn’t have guessed .
Being a big fan of romantic fiction this book is fabulous. There are very few books who can keep me glued to it and that too till late night. I managed to read it in single day despite of its length.

¤ This book will make you laugh ,make you cry your heart out and make you fall in love with it.

♡ The thing I loved most is family bond and trust .

♡ The sizzling chemistry between protagonists will make you shiver.

♡ The narration is fast paced and each incident is very beautifully narrated.

♡ The strong female character is always my favourite one being a feminist. And Dr. Varini is epitome of strength, whether professionally or personally.

A must read this rainy season with a hot cuppa of ” Chai- Tea”!!❤

Humsafar by Sneha

Synopsis

Some people are destined to be together but sometimes circumstances and their respective responsibilities keep them apart.
They spend their life unaware of each other’s feelings and inner turmoil. But, what if they meet again in this lifetime and are free to be with each other. Whether destiny will give them second chance or will they stay apart?
This is story of Raavi and Neel and their journey called life.

Raavi: an easy going, happy go lucky girl who faced every situation life threw at her with smile. Her strength is her confidence and childlike innocence.

Neel: a serious, somewhat introvert boy who takes life so seriously that sometimes his friends and family have to remind him to take it easy.

PS : Going to start my story .will post on alternate days. Stay Tuned !!

Interview of Maheshwar Narayan Sinha

1. Please let us know about yourself?

☆ Born in 1966, graduated in arts from St. Xavier’s college Ranchi, working now as an official in Chhattisgarh govt. live in Bilaspur district with two daughters , Anjali and Shruti and only (one) wife- Sharmila Sinha.

2. What inspired you to write your first anthology and how many books have you written till date?

☆ I’m a widely published author, write both in English and Hindi. More than 50 short stories in literary journals, anthology book, novels have been published so far in Hindi. Dozens of stories in English and some novels, novelettes are waiting to be published, too. The publishing world for a new comer, particularly if the work is literary and traditional they don’t show much interest in you. I prefer to give a thought for self publishing. Besides, the fact is, I wanted to acknowledge my elders from them I’ve carried a lots of value and things that touched my dignity. The Untold Stories just not a fiction book, you’ll see here how our 90 percent of people so far struggled, and the new generation should know the value and dignity of human
struggle. I think this is the right time to come in the field of authentic books through which to get a conversation with new generation.

3.what your favourite genre as a writer or do you play with your imagination?

☆ Only literary fiction, nonfiction, too.

4. Have you faced a writer’s block? If Yes, how to overcome them?

☆ Literary I never, but after getting finished my target, I start doing another creative work like painting, or reading books on medicine, Ayurveda etc.

5. Who’s is your favorite author ?

☆ Premchand (hindi), Ratan Nath Sarshar (urdu) – I’ve not seen the kind of great writing like them. Writings of Ratan is so fantastic; one can’t imagine the way he writes! Similarly I’m a great fan of Swami Vivekanand’s English! He just is classical, no match! Across the country, D.H. Lawrence is my favorite. He amazed me of his view, he seems like a saga..
Author of Silas Marner, George Eliot my one of favorites…, there are some African writers, they are so original, I like them. Have gone through Chinua Achebe’s fantastic fiction. The list maybe long…!

6. kindly share your views on stories being converted in to movies ?
☆ There are few movies that had been translated by camera. If I remember now, Godan of Premchand, Guide of RK. Narayan, Tisari Kasam of Shailendra ji which was a translation of ‘Maare gaye Gulfaam’ by Fanishwar Renu. And, a big hit of the day- 3 Idiots of Bhagat Saheb. I’ve read all and seen the movie too. I can say that Guide of Chetan Anand and 3-Idiotes (5points someone) have gone afar, only the essence of story has been taken out, otherwise there are great rift in work of words and show of camera! It means, in my opinion, work of camera is different. Only I would like to say that Tisari Kasam has been depicted so closed. The best one regarding translating words into picture! Genius like Satyjeet Roy has justified in much of his works! Shatranj ke khiladi of Premchand is one of them. Including TV show based on books, I would name like Tamas, Govind Nihlaani’s work on Nehru’s ‘Bharat ek khoj’,, they are outstanding in both sense, and film maker has reached the goal. I do remember a great hit of Tapan Sinha, ‘Sageena’, hit movie of Great Dilip Sb, was also based on a novel, written in Bangla. I can’t say how it was written because I don’t know Bangla, but movie is fantastic! Another thing I would suggest, is there any lack of story in India, why we rush to Hollywood… for a photocopy…bad rather… we are so rich… , actually we lack Tapan Sinha, Satyjeet Roy , and talent like Nihlaniji.. Bimal Mitra (Saheb Bibi aur Gulam..), Hrishikesh Mukherji…A question for you– how many times would you like to read 5 points… and how many times to watch and enjoy 3 idiots..? It means it all depends on … Guide is a classic movie, Godan of Premchand is almost Epic like read, but who knows there was a film on it?

7. Tell us about any specific writing ritual you follow ?

☆No, not at all. My bed is the best place in this universe, where I can sleep flat without any hesitation.

8. What is the most surprising thing you discovered about yourself while writing?
☆ My potential, I was quite surprised to see myself through words! Amazing!

9. Do you think the name of the character in the story has a strong influence on the grip of the story or is the character built that matters?

☆ Everything counts! Name too…
My characters tell their name, I do not ask them, they even tell their own stories, I just write them. Mostly partially my imagination and the rest from our real lives characters and their names come out. To make it clear, examples- suppose you have a character and you do not want to reveal how she is, but you write about her as- ‘Pishacheen came across his way and immediately he turned his way’. (sorry for the kind of name!)
In the above sentence the two characters are shown. Both characters exhibit some traits, and thereafter your reader gets to it. In a short story you do not need to describe much, but show artistically. What you feel? – ‘The local lads were roaming through the house of Chhappan Chhuri, a sweet sixteen of universe!’ (again sorry, but this is how our society is..)… Similarly- there is a situation- some has problem, how to solve, one suggest that they should approach Bhishm Pitamah. Their eye shone and next they walked out to meet him. What your reader can imagine, Bhishm has traditional sense and it speaks much and loud! You did not need to describe all. This is art!
And, in consideration of other elements of a good story, a lot of things matter. Lots of elements are there, all in balanced way! The way you describe, your writing flow… characters’ behavior, clash and dualism, presence of mental and physical conflict…, creating curious scenes etc…, all factors. Finally how deep your message goes on, how it has touched readers’ emotions…, there are many factor. Without touching heart of a reader, your writing only becomes a time-pass-read! So, I think in a story the ‘bhaw paksh’, the emotional side is significant. It doesn’t mean your characters need weeping or laughing… but your characters need to wet or touch your readers. A good story should shake the mind and enter the heart! After all, human beings are an emotional being, it never changes.

10. what do you think makes a good story?

☆ Please see above!

Review of The poisoned Heart

Book name : ‘ The poisoned Heart ”
Author : Nandini sengupta
Publisher : Harper Collins
My Ratings : ☆☆☆☆☆

My Take :

This book ” The Poisoned Heart ” by Nandini sengupta is set in Gupta Empire. And it covers largely life of Skandgupta. We have heard so many tales of his life. And this book narrated it so well. The various conspiracy from his brothers and hun tribes is well portrayed in this book.

I really loved the narration style of the book which is so interesting, that it will not let you put the book till end.

The language is so smooth and story is fabulous.
This is story of love,betrayal, fight for power and throne.
I always love the strong female protagonists and Rohini is one of them. Her dialogue,”All roads leads to the pyre” ,left me thinking about reality of life.
No matter if you have not read first part of it ,its started in new era and you can simply enjoy the story of Skandagupta.
Really loved it !!❤