Thursday, 22 May 2014

The Bhairav Putras....An Interesting Historical Fiction

Author Bio: Suhail Mathur is an alumnus of Delhi Public School NOIDA and currently pursuing his BA.LLB (HONS.) from National Law University, Delhi. An avid debater, filmmaker and quiz enthusiast, he has won more than hundred such competitions. Winner of Tales Pensieve’s Best Book Reviewer Award, 2013 and a finalist on Zee Cinema’s reality show, Klub MJ Hunt, Suhail is one of the youngest debuting Indian authors to write Historical Fiction.
Featured in all leading newspapers as a child prodigy, he has been interviewed by various news channels on matters of sports and films. Besides having won several literary competitions and penning down many legal articles, Suhail has finished writing his second and third novels as well. THE BHAIRAV PUTRAS is his first book

Synopsis of the book: Circa – 1936! While most of India grapples under the rule of the foreign yoke, the small but hustling bustling town of Bhairavgarh; famous for its gigantic golden statue of Lord Bhairav that had been the centre of attraction for invaders like Ghori, Ghazni, Timur, & Abdali, suddenly goes through a transitional phase as the mighty Britishers set up their cantonment area in the town. With events that unease, shock and violate the sentiments of the townsfolk, one man – Keshav, the young & dynamic son of the local Zamindar, cautiously gathers a group of men from different walks of life and with different motives, to strategically plan the unthinkable…a Revolution ! A revolution to overthrow the Britishers not just by force but also through wit & intellect!
What happens when a group of men take on the might of the British empire and embark on an adventurous journey to encounter four mysterious strangers, while in search of a long forgotten book written in the times of Emperor Ashoka which holds the answer to several secrets, even as the English are besieged with problems ranging from the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 to Gandhi’s ways & means of achieving Independence.  

Read on THE BHAIRAV PUTRAS to know more about the classic and legendary tale of a band of men who defied the norms to fight guns, deception and intrigue at every corner of their thrilling escapades which unfortunately got lost, somewhere in the annals of History !

Endorsement Blurbs: "A fascinating historical fiction, this novel races along in a fast-paced thrilling narrative. The story is set in past but confront issues of our times. It’s dealt so confidently that I’m surprised this is a first novel."– Mayank Austen Soofi, Author & Historian

“Welcome to an exciting journey ... a gripping tale of vivid imagination and deft use of words..... a terrific read , the book transports you to a different era  and keeps you totally engrossed.” 

- Amrit Mathur, Cricket Analyst, Writer, and Partner – Delhi Daredevils

"I often wonder if my six year old son Raj would truly understand what many have sacrificed to see a free India today? I always wonder if many among us spare a thought. The price of our freedom? 

It is perhaps books like this that bring alive the moments that defined our destiny today, and authors who revisit and recapture that spirit that makes us pause and go back to a time where freedom was still captivity.
I am inspired when I browsed through the pages ... The author's style is fresh and re creates images convincingly, and reminds me how valuable our time as a Democratic India is!" 

Ajit Agarkar, Indian Cricketing All Rounder & Cricket Expert

“The Bhairava Putras” is a story of uprising of a small town against its high and mighty colonial masters. It is not only a story of revolt against cultural imperialism but is also a fight for one’s freedom. The message and the story are both relevant for today’s time when cultural imperialism is shaking the traditions and customs of our society. On the whole it is an interesting effort. I offer all my best wishes to the author.”

Amarendra Sharan, Ex Additional Solicitor General of India 

Monday, 12 May 2014

BOOK REVIEW: Me "N" Her - A Strange Feeling by Rikky Bhartia

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing

RATING :  ☆☆☆☆ ½ 

Review: Some love stories really make an impression in your heart..

 A story of Harsh and Janvi which one can relate to undoubtedly. The tagline “The story of love n separation where destiny dictates the relation” caught my eye and i liked the cover page too. I appreciate the author's efforts for the same. 
This novel speaks about love, friendship and separation. I enjoyed the friendship part of it. The shayaris and songs made it a pleasurable read. 

Its Simple ,Sweet , showed the emotions clearly & you can connected yourself very well

 Few sections of the book, for e.g. the one when the protagonist decides to leave Janvi for her first love was a good twist, or the portrayal of harsh leaving Mumbai after Janvi's wedding was also good. 

What was happening to me ? Was I falling in love again or was I feeling like this because she cared  for me so much ?Did she also love me ? I  am not sure ; may be  she just liked  me as a friend .Should  I  get into all  this  again?  Will she  also leave me midway  or will  this relationship  bring happiness and love into my life ?

Kya bataun kya ho tum?
Andheri raat mein chamkta, khubsurat chaand ho tum…
Tapti dhoop main bearish ki thandiboond ho tum
Kichad main jo khile wo sundar, kamal ho tum…
Ruuasi main jo aaye wo pyaari, muskaan ho tum…
Jisko dekh ke dil khush ho jae wo haseen khwab ho tum
Har jawan dil jise chahe wo kwaish ho tum
Aur kya kahe kya ho tum…
Bas jo jeene ke liye chahiye ab to meri wo saansein ho tum.

There were few moments in the book which really made me fall in love while reading.

“ Love is not always getting who you love;it’s also the ability to think about the happiness of the one you love…. Weather with you or without you, and your happiness should be in your loved one’s happiness…” 

Sunday, 11 May 2014

It Had To Be You

What if you don’t get what you want from life? Do you learn to live with its terms and conditions?

Anuj, a young professional, is just getting by from day to day when the beautiful and vivacious Pakhi walks into his life and turns it upside down. Love blossoms and Anuj knows she is the one for him. But when all is going well, Pakhi unexpectedly leaves, causing him to lose his faith in love and happy endings.

To shake off his depression and restart his life, he heads to Mumbai where he meets new people—the stunning Meera; rom-com specialist Vishal; the man of reasons, Rahim Chacha; and the lovely Anushka. With their help, he begins to put his past behind him but Fate intervenes. Will he be able to find the answers he desperately seeks and finally get closure or does life have other plans?

It Had to Be You is a story that, in its simplicity, shows us the importance of love, life, family and friendship.