Review: Kashmir 90!

A story is where a life is created, a journey is made and a world is destroyed. One cannot live a story without living the drama, the sadness, the joy and the rollercoaster ride.

I had delayed all the book reviews in the wait for an epic drama called semester exams and to my surprise, the first book of the new year is the story of another engineering student. I have started getting this notion that we engineers are pretty great at story telling and we all have some sort of story to tell.

Before I digress, let me introduce Kashmir 90!

Name: Kashmir 90 (Click on the link to buy)

Author:  Vineet Mishra

Publisher: Frog books (www.leadstartcorp.com)

ISBN: 978-93-52017-42-3

kashmir90 Description of Kashmir 90:

The story of a silent valley thrown into chaos narrated in a unique way.

The story to inspire people about life and how to keep changing along with its waves.

The story of Shiv and Maya along with that of Vineet and Mallika as they try to bring back the joy in their monotonous life.

In 1990 Kashmir fell prey to the communal riots, orphaned many Kashmiri Pandits and made them nomads. In this processes lies the story of a guy named Shiv Pandit who is estranged from his home and the only girl he has ever loved: Maya.

Life takes him across the length and breadth of the country just to find his lost love and to find a home away from home.

Join him in his journey where lessons of life are learned in a different way.

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My take on Kashmir 90:

I personally don’t like love stories. I am not a fan of that genre. I do like to read really cry-worthy love stories though. I know I’m a sadist. However, I read this book. That tells a lot about the love story on its own.

The story overall is a good read though if you are looking for action of the riots, then you will be disappointed. Also the protagonist is just likable. Not the kind of guy I would trust or recommend anyone to trust.

The story could have been written and portrayed in a better as it was kind of influenced with Bollywood. I was not satisfied with that. However, I was happy about one thing.

I am in the book!!

I mean, my name is Vibha and there is a character named Vibha in the book. Since she portrayed to be an okay-to-like character I’m little happy about it.

This does not affect my opinion though.

I like the concept of the plot. I like the way the flow of the story is carried out. What I didn’t like was the grammatical errors across every few pages. It really makes reading difficult and hard to get involved with the story.

If that is rectified then the book is a pretty decent read.

So out of 5, I rate the book 3 stars!

Thank you, Author and Nishant for sending me this book and I’m really sorry for the delay in reviewing.

 

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Review: 8 Days A Week

My favorite lines of this Bollywood book:

 

I realised I will never get a chance to apply theories of Kotler in practical and I will keep running after people with some product in hand.

Atleast I realised, I am a salesman with no Sundays or holidays, and I have 8 days week.

  • Rohan Nanda (8 Days A Week)

Some books which help people to apply certain theories in life are called “Self-Help” books. How would it be if one such self-help turned out to be a Bollywood movie script?

Introducing: 8 Days A Week (Click on the name to buy the book)

Author:  Niraj Satnalika

Publisher: Half Baked Beans

8-days-a-week   Description of 8 Days a Week:

One man named Rohan Nanda decides to try his luck in Sales when he chooses to study at IMT Ghaziabad. His life determined right there and the journey begins.

That’s the skeleton.

The story is a fun narration mixed with movie style twists and turns that show the reader that all is not sunny in the arena of sales.

Such a tedious journey is usually written as a horror story. However, this story takes a different route making the situations very hilarious and highlights the small but significant perks of a job as a salesman.

My Take on 8 Days A Week:

The book was a fun read, no objections on that. It took me on a journey that I had not expected. I have read books that can make the topic of a certain profession seem like a historic movie of epic battles and the victory of the hero over the villain boss. This story of Rohan  is a satire of sales people, where the author has made fun of every situation, whether it be a happy moment or a sad one.

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I have read books that can make the topic of a certain profession seem like a historic movie of epic battles and the victory of the hero over the villain boss. This story of Rohan  is a satire of sales people, where the author has made fun of every situation, whether it be a happy moment or a sad one.

The best part for me was the perception of  the protagonist aka Rohan of holding to sales even after all the struggles he goes through just because he considers sales as his love. That is something every one of us should understand. There are going to be a lot of problems in any path that we choose, to overcome them is left to us.Once decided to overcome it, the path will eventually open up on its own.

There is also something that I didn’t like and that is the industry jargon at times. However, the author has explained it in a light way where someone who has no clue regarding these terms can still understand it and connect with it.

Another thing that was not so good was the story starting with a typical Indian college scenario and going with the failed love stories. I don’t understand the trend of such stories and it makes me deduct a little brownie point.

Overall, the story was an entertainer and I give it 3.75/5 stars for making me laugh a lot!  Huge thanks to the author and Anuj Kumar for providing me this book in exchange for an honest review.