Sunday, November 24, 2013

Book Review: Chained - Can You Escape Fate: Mehek Bassi

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Book Review: Chained - Can You Escape Fate: Mehek Bassi

Chained Can You Escape Fate? is a composite of two extremities of human - life and death - life comes in the form of love, where we find 3 love stories in this debut entry by Mehek Bassi. Death comes in the form of 4 murders. The story is about Shiya and Arjun, and Shiya's family members. Shiya belongs to a rich family with her father being a successful and always busy businessman. Her mother is equally busy in her parties and social meetings.

Shiya desires to become an establishes singer when she begins her college life but finds herself very lonely in her family. She gets attracted to Arjun and starts loving him. The book has a lot of questions arising from time to time as you go through it and gradually there would be astonishing answers to those questions.

Overall an interesting read.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Prelude: Ajaya: Anand Neelakantan: Releasing Dec 1, 2013

Ajaya: Epic of Kaurava Clan – Book 1 – Roll of Dice is the recent completed fiction by Anand Neelakantan. It is based on the most popular Indian Mythological Epic Mahabharata. It is scheduled to be released on December 1, 2013. A year before Anand had come out with his debut magical fiction based on another most popular Indian mythological epic Ramayana. The basic factor that differentiates both these books from a lot of other work already published on both these Indian Mythological epics – Mahabharata and Ramayana is that Anand has done a lot of reaserch on both the subjects before writing his work.

Another big differerence that both these books carry from other work done on Ramayana and Mahabharata is that Anand (probably it is happenign for the first time) has dared to take the main villain or anti-hero who got defeated from the two respective heroes. Ravana in Ramanyana was killed by Rama at the end of 10 days war between the armies of the two – the king of Lanka and the king of Ayodhaya. So in his first book titled as Asura – Tale of theVanquished – the Story of Ravana and his People by Anand Neelakantan has taken Ravana as a lead and for the first time, Ramayana, has been retold in context of Ravana, as per Ravana’s perspective.

The same has happened in the second book Ajaya: Epic of Kaurava Clan – Book 1 – Roll of Dice by Anand. Duryodhana, the most cruel, wicked and eldest of Kauravas has been taken in the lead and the retelleing of Mahabharata has happened in this book as per his perspective. It is going to be as engrossing and interesting read as Anand’s first book.
Anand Neelakantan’s First Book celebrating
its first Anniversary