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Review: Work, Workers & Workplaces: Using space as the starting point of innovation.

Work, Workers & Workplaces: Using space as the starting point of innovation. by Parthajeet Sarma
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“Mark Twain is credited to have written his books while pacing around and dictating. Charles Dickens went for walks in the middle of his work to distract his mind, and the most brilliant ideas came to him during walks. Even if the conscious mind stops working the sub conscious mind keeps working on it.”

With the IT revolution everything changed. Now instead of manufacturing and agricultural society the focus has shifted to knowledge society. Traditional system of work and workplace has to give way to new systems.

New workplace should be a blend of workspace, infotainment zone and recreational/ play area. Humans seeks constant gratification in this age of materials and constant information overload. There is a sense of FOMO (Fear of missing out). Hence the workspace and HR has to accommodate the changed paradigm.

The book is valid only for works where th…

Review: The Last Attractor Of Chaos

The Last Attractor Of Chaos by Abhinav Singh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“It had been two years since India had conducted its second nuclear tests in Pokhran and one year since the Kargil war. The Indian leadership had declared that its weapons were a deterrent, a way to avert a nuclear war instead f starting one. The Indian government had stated repeatedly on various international platforms that it was following a policy of “NO first Use”.

A spy thriller with supernatural elements is called “The last attractor of Chaos”. India, China and Pakistan and neighbour for forever and enemies too. All three are nuclear powers and the situation is tense all the time. Pakistan is a rogue state and China uses it to its advantage. Pak leverage the situation by taking arms from China and money from USA.

A weapon is stolen and it can cripple an entire city. Shruti is an retired agent. She marries Ashwin Rathore, a civilian and settles for a domestic life. She becomes pregnant and has to del…

Review: Let You Be My Puppet Once

Let You Be My Puppet Once by Preetika Mehra
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I am your elder brother, but I have no problems in working as your junior, trust me. Having the elder brother take the throne has caused many younger one’s plan and kill them. Our Indian history is full of such examples. So, I am making it clear to you. I know you are smarter than me. You work harder, and you are more ambitious. I am completely okay being your right-hand man provided we stick together. I love you and my wife much more than any powerful position in the party. If you don’t believe me, then I can resign tomorrow. But, please don’t repeat the bad Indian history in this house and this is my earnest request to you.

Politics is a dirty game. Brothers killed brothers for the crown. Can four persons can do something about it?

Karan, Saima, Josh and Vedica takes up new job in Mumbai. They live together. Saima and Josh are dating and Karan likes Vedica. Saima is sister of Meghna and daughter of a rich …

Interview of Neena H. Brar, author of Tied to deceit by

A brief introduction of Mrs Neena Brar

Neena H. Brar lives in Edmonton, Canada with her husband, two children, a highly energetic German Shepherd, and a lifetime collection of her favorite books. 

A hermit at heart, she's a permissive mother, a reluctant housekeeper, a superb cook, and a hard-core reader. Tied to Deceit is her debut novel.

1.Tell me something about yourself. How does your personality affect your writing?
Answer: I was born and brought up in a small town in Punjab and moved to Canada after marrying a second generation Canadian Punjabi. I’ve two children: 11 and 9 and live in Edmonton, Alberta. I’ve a Masters in Business Administration. Nature-wise, I’m more of a feeler and that enables me to put myself in characters’ head and do the thinking.Also, as a feeler, I can easily grasp the context of big picture without being aware of its various details. That helped me work out various details in the plot more efficiently to some extent.
2.When did …

Review: The Ray of Asha

The Ray of Asha by Jisha Rajesh
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Is allopathy only system of medicine which can sure? India has rich medicine heritage. Charak and Sushruta are few names. Ashwini brothers are god of medicine. Sanjeevani booti of Ramayan can give life. This book tells story of one such person who shifted from Allopathy to Naturopathy.

Gayatri an ace reporter goes to Kaivalya Ashram to meet Swamiji. She is sceptical in the beginning. Swami Siddharatha is young and handsome. She eggs her friend to do a story on him. Then they come to know that he is an ex convict. He was jailed for murder. He was a medical student and by mistake during ragging one junior dies. He is sentenced for ten years and after getting released he goes to an Ashram and start practicing new treatment system. What happens next?

The book is written in a simple and elegant language. The flow of story is good and there is some sensible writing. The accident which happened can happen with anybody and he p…