Review: Rebirth of Love in 2060

Rebirth of Love in 2060 by Vignesh S.V.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Love in future will be torrid. It will be like Maggi 2 minutes noodles. But earlier it was not. Inter caste or inter religion love was a big deal in today’s time. But when you look at it from future it looks very insignificant thing.

Karthi lives in 2060 and was attached to his grand father Bala. When he dies Karthi tries to know about his love story. Ramesh and Sharaz are his friends who joins him in this expedition. He finds out about 6 friends of his grandparents. His grandmother Keerthi was very beautiful and shy. How they met and fell in love is the journey of the book.

The book looks back from future to today’s world and customs. Religion is for uniting us and not for divindg. Bala is a hindu and Keerthi is catholic.

Religion is just a set of rules to keep us on track. Changing religion for marriage is a terrible idea. People are the way they are because they follow their religion.

It is nice little story…

Review: Because I love You

Because I love You by Pradip Chauhan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

एक राधा, एक मीरा दोनों ने श्याम को चाहा
अन्तर क्या दोनों की चाह में बोलो
इक प्रेम दीवानी, इक दरस दीवानी

There is a devotion line in Hindu religion which follows the path of love. Krishna and Radha are the epitome of pure love. It is almost platonic. Love is also a medium to each God. But is it happening in modern India? Now a days love means live in relationships or one night stands. Where is the space for that pure platonic love?

Kanaji is like Krishna- lover’s king and a perfect flute player. There are Radha and Meera too. Radha loves Kanaji. They work at a construction site. Then some tragedy strikes and seeds of suspicion are sown in Kanaji’s heart. Will the cosmic lovers unite again?

Kanaji is like Sri Krishna who can die for Radha. He is from a village and is innocent and pure. Radha is also pious and totally devoted to Kanaji. There is a Gandharva Vivah (love marriage in front of God). But the question book add…

Review: The Gift

The Gift by Sourabh Mukherjee
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Does live in relationships work? Is it a modern phenomenon or an age old thing.

Aarav’s live in GF gets pregnant and he is confused what to do. She leaves him in a rage. He goes to Mussorie to his old home and complete the novel. His uncle was a successful businessman who withdrew to that home later on. There his uncle met a mysterious woman and fell in love.

The story is simple but tugs at your heart. It is olden days live in kind of thing. Is love name of sacrifice? This is fort part of the series and was very good. 3/ 5 stars.

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Review: Daredreamers: A Start-up of Superheroes

Daredreamers: A Start-up of Superheroes by Kartik Sharma
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A startup is defined by Wikipedia as:
“A startup or start-up is an entrepreneurial venture which is a newly emerged business venture that aims to meet a marketplace need, want or problem by developing a viable business model around products, services, processes or platforms. A startup is a new business venture designed to effectively develop and validate a scalable business model.
Start-ups do have high rates of failure, but the minority that have gone on to be successful includes companies that have become large and influential.”

There are many tech startups in all over the world. But a startup of super heroes? This is certainly a novel idea. The book is divided into parts and action starts from part 3.

In part one RASIQ joins an investment form in Mumbai. There he works 24x7 without breaks. His girlfriend of college days leaves him because he cannot devote time to her. on top of it he has to de…

Review: Heart Quake

Heart Quake by Ishita Deshmukh
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Natural disasters are unfortunate. These cannot be prevented, averted, predicted with certainty. Only thing we can do is minimize the damage or do better post disaster relief work.

One of the most devastating earthquake in the history of independent India hit Bhuj, Gujarat in 2001. There was a colossal loss of life and property. Jagrut Samaj, an NGO under Doctor Shah is working tirelessly for relief work. Soanl also joins the camp. Tejas also joins the NGO and relief work. They come close and then….

The book brings to fore the horrors of devastating earthquake of Bhuj. Natural disasters bring the best and worst out of humans. On one hand there is Jarut Samaj which work for relief and on the other hand there is a gang in Rajasthan which deals in spurious drugs. They use this disaster to slip in their fake medicines in relief camps. 3/ 5 stars.

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Review: A New Dawn

A New Dawn by Kamini Kusum
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“Stop it right away. I will never allow you to marry a rickshaw puller’s son whose father was locked up in a police station. What would you say to the whole world? Your Father in law was a thief, your mother in law cleaned utensils and the whole family lived in our servant quarter. Have you cared about my prestige? Now that you are learning a lot, do you think you can do whatever you like?”

The above quote sums up the story of “A New Dawn”. Love doesn’t know the boundaries of caste, creed, society, financial status and religion.

Shivaynath is an honest and upright high ranking official in Indian Railways. He has two daughters- Mughda and Vibha. Mugdha is elder one. He gives shelter to Ramlal, a Rickshaw puller in his servant quarters who has two sons- Shravan and Ganesh. Shravan is the elder one. Ramlal worked hard to give his sons the best education. They got admitted to Mughda’s school in EWS category. Mugdha and Shrawan …

Review: Punk Sunk Love

Punk Sunk Love by Dhirendra Tiwari
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“feeki syahi se bana na silvet
Waqt ka dhoka bana de naa kahin sarhad
Bani sarhad to thanadar bana chahat mayoosiyat mein ro dega”

This modern-day love story is hip and happening. This has everything from romance, sex, heartache and triangle.

Roy is an MBA graduate and in a high profile job of investment banking. Monica is his colleague and love interest. Shammi is a rich spoilt brat who is in and out of relationships. Love doesn’t exist for him and sex is his only goal. That changes when he meets Sona. These four people paths cross and then everything jumbles up.

The feel and lingo of the book is very hip. Setting is also posh and modern. There are many Hindi and urdu shayaris written in roman English. Love prevails in the end or is it not? The book is for young generation and will surely appeal to them. However the concept of love is treated very lightly. 3/ 5 stars.

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