Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Celebrity Street Style | Dakota Johnson


Street style has become just as major as the runway shows themselves.

My Favorite Looks of The Week | September 30th - October 6th


Between red carpets and IRL sightings, here are my favorite looks of the week.

Zendaya

Friday, 6 October 2017

The Arranged Love Marriage by Safina Khan Soudagar |

Book Review


Summary:


The Arranged Love Marriage is a romance based novel which takes the reader on a roller coaster of emotions. Given below is the synopsis of the novel. 'Miss, are you alright?' That voice... Her tummy fluttered and her eyes flew open to clash with the deepest grey eyes ever. The buzzing of the phone stopped, and so did her heart. Saphira Varma, at twenty seven is well-established in her dream company and is happily single until her parent's wish for her to settle turns her world upside down. Her heart is locked away, but a loveless marriage to a stranger might be just the thing to placate her parents. But as her past questions her present and threatens her future, she is uncertain. Will Saphira find the lost key? If you're a challenge woman... I certainly accept. A business minded Sameer Malhotra hadn't expected for an arranged marriage to land up on his to-do list. But he finds himself agreeing to just that. A girl of his parent's choice might bring him happiness. He wasn't sure until, he found himself feeling for a woman who was captivating and left him curious. Will Saphira's past make this a one-sided love? Not if Sameer can help it. There will be a marriage, the question is, 'What kind?'


Thursday, 5 October 2017

The One From The Stars by Keshav Aneel | Book Review

Summary:


“The cost of not following your heart is spending the rest of your life wishing you had.”

Vishesh is a dreamer, who is driven by his passion for writing and words. But like most Indian middle class families, his parents are impatient to see him settled in a government job. Despite all obstacles, making no complaints, he continues to follow the hard path, holding up the promise he had made to himself, trying to fulfil his father's wishes and failing over and over.

Almost everyone – his parents, friends and the love of his life – leaves his side in the middle of his journey. To worsen things, he is diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the seriousness of which nobody could decipher before it was too late.

Will a dreamer be sacrificed for social standing? Will a heart be crushed to uphold a hollow image?

Left alone and misunderstood by everyone he knew, this is Vishesh's intense story of repeatedly falling down and trying to get up on his own, to prove that everyone who dares to follow their heart is not a commoner; he is 'The One From the Stars'.


Aliens In Delhi by Sami Ahmad Khan | Book Review


Summary:

In the near future, the ISI and RAW discover that securing the borders of Pakistan and India is the least of their problems. An extra-terrestrial race of reptiloids prepares to invade Earth — by turning our smartphones into gene-tampering weapons.
Humanity might soon be extinct.
As people in Delhi start turning into alien hybrids, India gears up to face a foe unlike any other.
From unveiling the actual reason behind the Chandrayaan mission to the truth about Osama bin Laden, this explosive geopolitical science-fiction thriller depicts how contemporary India responds to an alien invasion.


Author:

Sami Ahmad Khan

Publisher:

Niyogi Books

Release date:

September 10th 2017

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 300 Pages

The story gripped me from the first page and did not let go until the very last, with thrills that kept me hooked. The author's writing has a tactile visceral quality that causes you to see what he is seeing and feeling. I would Google terms and phrases and learn so much about them finding out, pleasantly, that the events described actually happened!

 It starts out great and - just when you think it can't get any better, it does. It's a good read all the way to the end. It doesn't end like the predictablility would suggest.  It is fast-paced and thoughtful at the same time. 

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

 Unlawful Justice by Vish Dhamija | Book Review


Summary:


Baby, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the Diwan family's household help, has been raped and brutalized. Vansh Diwan, a criminal lawyer, finds himself torn between a shot at justice for the girl and a very powerful client. He cannot bring himself to proceed at the risk of all that he has secured for his family. His wife Priti, distraught and devastated at her husband's decision, turns to an old friend for help. Akash Hingorani, top criminal lawyer and best friend to Priti and Vansh, must step up. He is Baby's last chance. But things quickly unravel as Akash's probe into the rape suddenly turns into a murder investigation. A powerful legal thriller that moves breathlessly from crime scene to courtroom to homes to lay bare the difference between law and justice.


Author:

Vish Dhamija

Publisher:

Harper Collins

Release date:

September 10th 2017

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 296 Pages


At first I didn't think the story line would be interesting enough but changed my opinion as I progressed.  The plot twists are worth the time reading it. Some I predicted and some that blew me away. The characters are authentic and engaging, and he masterfully weaves everything and everyone together into a fun and gripping story. The story line is completely believable and you love some of the characters and hate others.

I found myself wanting to quickly turn the pages so I could see how it all turned. There are enough elements in the plot to just keep you wanting to know what in the world is going to happen next. I really enjoyed this book even though there was one or two spots that were slow moving, but not for long.

 I received a review copy of the book from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Celebrity Street Style | Emily Ratajkowski


Street style has become just as major as the runway shows themselves.