Book Review:The Fisher Queen’s Dynasty by Kavita Kane

This book is a mythological fiction and the author has done an awesome job in all aspects, like narration, plot , language and characterization. I would like to go for other book by the author for sure.
The story starts with Satyavati and along-side Bhisma told in a new twisted and poetic way. the book focuses on lesser-known characters like uparichar Vasu- biological father of Satyavati, dasharaj- foster-father of mastyagandha, amba- princess of Kasi and nemesis of bhisma. New tales like the panchals- the tale of ugrayudh paurav- the uncle of dhrupad, the matsyas- the tale of mastya and Vasu- the real family of Satyavati. You will see a lot of philosophical treasure hidden inside the tales.
The reserve shows us the uncommon countenance of female which changes in point of time.You also see in the book that, to achieve power & fame , one can go too far beyond your expectation.

I would like to recommend this book to all the avid readers. thank you writers melon.

5/5 stars

Book Blurb

‘I learnt to love like a man—to love without feelings. And I shall never forget this lesson.’

Matsyagandha, Daseyi, Yojanagandha — the queen of Hastinapur, Satyavati. Abandoned as a baby, preyed on by a rishi, she hardens herself, determined that the next time she is with a man, she will be the one to win. And win she does: the throne of Hastinapur for herself, and the promise that her sons will be heirs to the kingdom. But at what cost?

In a palace where she is disdained and scorned, Satyavati must set aside her own loss and pain if she is to play the game of politics. She learns to be ruthless, unscrupulous — traits that estrange her from everyone around. Everyone, except the man she cheated of his birthright.

A piercing, insightful look at the grand matriarch of the Kuru family, the woman who set off the sequence of events that ended in the bloody battle of Kurukshetra, The Fisher Queen’s Dynasty will re-align your reading of the Mahabharata.

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BOOK REVIEW: God Won’t Help: Affirmations of the Reluctant God by Rajiv Grover

ABOUT BOOK

A chance meeting with a former US Army Special Forces officer AKA Candyman in war-torn Kabul sets Shiv, a disillusioned civil engineer, from the comforts of Mumbai on a journey to find his inner peace.

The craggy peaks and troughs of the Karakoram Range echo the ups and downs of Shiv’s life as he seeks answers to questions of life, destiny and happiness. In a way, Shiv’s travails are no different from that of millions of others seeking answers to the apparent unfairness in life’s distribution of bounties and miseries.

Keeping him company in this quest is Nasir, a dour-faced Pashtun, who struggles with his own torments as he despairs at the caprices of fate.

But what is a former US army officer doing amidst the ruins of Kabul living in a tent house, and why does the American go by the moniker “Candyman”? The answer to this innocuous question hides in itself the purpose of life we seek and how and why happiness eludes most, despite religion, religious structures, gods and godmen and most important of all… why God won’t help! Or will He?

REVIEW

I was really going  through tough time and in between i got a book “GOD WON’T HELP” i was just reading title again and again and after receiving copy i just started book with a mind set that its can be a just story like other novels but to my surprise this is not only a book with a story but it helps in healing, inner healing! I believe in god and yes if your deeds are bad even God won’t help.
Book is motivational and somewhere emotional to. I was too much involved in book tgat i was assuming myself in many places. Story has Shiv and Jim as main protagonist but few side characters are also there. While reading i geled up my self with the conversation between Shiv and Jim and to my reach I found all my answers that i always seeked for. Four chapters can really change your way of thinking. Each chapter has answers to the things that happens around and we feel disappointed and blame god. Karma has its own way of replying and life is all about your karma that you do. As a good say as you saw so shall you reap! Best ever book of this month read. Im pkeased thyself is happy.
Language is lucid, cover can be more creative. Title is perfect. Quality of papers and font of book is fine.
Recommended to all the seerkers and definitely this is a book dedicated to THE SEEKERS.
PS. I received this book from from writers melon with an exchange of an honest review. Thnkew for giving me an opportunity.

5/5 starts

link to order book: https://www.amazon.in/s?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=god+wont+help+by+rajiv+grover&sprefix=god+wont%2Caps%2C1223&crid=391JBV4KACR3Z

 

Men and Dreams: In the Dhauladhar by Kochery C. Shibu – Book Review

Book Blurb
Image result for Men and Dreams: In the Dhauladhar Paperback – 3 Aug 2015 by Kochery C. Shibu

A hydelpower project in the remote Himalayas. Three people brought together by fate. Nanda, an engineer from Kerala at the dam construction site hiding from his past, from the law, torn between the love of his dear ones and the traditional kalari code of revenge. Khusru, a boy displaced from his native village in Kashmir, a gambit in the terror plot threatening to blow up the dam, working as a labourer at the site. Rekha, a Kathak dancer in heart, a doctor by profession, arrives at the campsite as the consort of Khusru. A village that accepts the dictates of modernity with a heavy heart, its population steeped in superstitions and religious beliefs.All throng the campsite like moths to a flame, some escape untouched, successful; some, miss a step, and perish. Each has a story to tell and a dream to realise. Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar is about the aspirations of these people with their cares and worries woven into the site life. The fury of nature and the hardships of project life have no mercy for the weak and no time for the dead. Like an eternal spectator the Dhauladhar watches as men risk life and limb in a quest to fulfill their dreams.

About the Author

Kochery C. Shibu is a retired naval officer. A graduate from the National Defence Academy he has held several important posts in the Indian Navy. Post his retirement he has executed hydroelectric projects in the Cauvery river basin in Karnataka, Beas river basin in Himachal and lately Teesta river basin in Sikkim. He holds a postgraduate degree in Defence Studies from Chennai University, and MA in English Literature from Pune University. Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar is his debut novel. The technical content of the novel, namely the setting up of a hydro-project is drawn from his experience in these projects since 2005, as are many of the characters inspired from those whom he encountered at the project site. Kochery C. Shibu was born in Kochi and now lives in Bangalore with his wife and daughter.

My Review

What made me to choose this book was its tittle, really when i read d tittle it stringed my brain bells. This interesting and catch tittle made me to grab this beautiful book. Yes i read a kindle version of this and my kindle library was supper happy on adding this to it. Belive me im thrilled it was a great reading journey of Dhulandhar. What i enjoyed was a elaborated description and life at Campsile of Himalayan ranges of Bakarwal gujjar. Narration of story starts with travel scenes and here I a wanderlust girl felt connected. Story has many characters from which Rekha a girl with two contrasting professions Doctor and Dancer, Nanda a boy and Khusru a terrorist stand out with strong characters and played a vital role.
Story had every thing like its a potpourri of love, emotions, feelings, passion dreams, mystery, struggle, thrill including Murder!
What i feel intresting was a rekha avoiding marriage and then a fling of Khusru i was expecting more romance between them. I would have been more intresting reading love in between Doctor and Terrorist.

Pros

Book is love! It has lot of description of beautiful place and many more. Characters are strong enough. Narration and plot of story is intriguing.
Cons.
Umpteen characters, useless descriptions, not to very specific to the point, is per me end was not crafted well,grammar glitches.

Cover apt for the tittle. It depicts story line.
Pick this book! Really you will enjoy if you can ignore glitches!
I received this book from writersmelon in exchange of honest review.

link to buy

Happily Unmarried Body Wash, Neroli and Hibiscus!

WANTED TRUE LOVE FOUND THIS BODY WASH!!

A body wash is a perfect substitute to the bar soap. I was done with the bar soaps and started looking for body washes. I came across the happily unmarried brand and found that they have a pure quality body wash.
Happily unmarried brand provides an excellent body wash which is enriched with nutrients as well as fragrance. This body wash is very moisturising and does not a have a drying effect on skin. It comes with an easy package that does not promote loss of even a minimal quantity. It is infused with essential oils and glycerin thus helps to lubricate the body surface.
It effectively cleans all the germs from skin surface leaving it healthy and hygienic. It gives a multipurpose benefit of hygiene as well as beauty. It leaves the skin soft and moisturised. Skin glows and looks healthy for a long time. It has a strong and pleasant fragrance which keeps you refreshed.

The body wash has skin rejuvenating properties from neroli extracts and skin tightening properties from hibiscus extracts. Aloe Vera extracts and soy protein also contribute to nourish the skin. There are many other ingredients which helps to promote healthy skin.

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Formula for healthy Hairs and Skin: Brahmi Powder, Methi Powder, Bhringraj Powder,Orange peel powder!

Ayurveda and natural ingredients have been used for hair and skin beauty since ages. Many commercial beauty products today includes a touch of Ayurveda. It has many benefits and the biggest one is that organic and natural products are not harmful for your skin or hair. A natural product is always the best and on top.
As I usually suffer from skin and hair problems, I ordered hair and skin care products from the company NITIN EXPORTS And BRAND WAS REDROSE, I’m glad to share my review about them. The products I used were excellent. I used Brhingraj powder, methi powder, and brahmi powder for my hair. They shown great results after 1 week use as they contain antioxidants and nutrients to improve the texture of hairs.

You can make several hair packs from these powders!

Bhringraj powder

It can be applied on hair mixed with yogurt to reverse premature greying of hair.
To treat dandruff, apply bhringraj with Amla powder on your hair. This will reduce dandruff in no time.
Bhringraj is also known to prevent hair loss. You can use bhringraj powder in any hair mask and it will be equally effective.

Methi powder

To avoid thinning of hair, you can use methi powder with coconut oil.
To get glossy hair, use methi powder with the combination of olive oil and yogurt.

Brahmi powder

Brahmi creates a protective layer around hair follicles and prevents it from split ends.
It is very popular to avoid premature greying of hair. Just mix the bramhi powder with Amla or coconut water to make a perfect hair mask.

For the face, I prefered Orange peel powder.

Orange peel powder helps in whitens skin, reduces acne scars, fades blemishes and dark spots, treats acne, exfoliates, delays wrinkles, brightens complexion, controls oil production, reduces large pores, cleanser, firms skin. It has many nutrients and can make useful face packs for the face. When combined with essential ingredients it makes a wonderful mask. Just combine orange peel powder with honey or yogurt to get flawless and blemish free skin.

They have many more options for face like

Amla – fades blemishes, skin whitening, treats oilyskin, brighter skin, removes deadskin, anti aging, deepcleanser, clears acne, reduces pigmentation.

Arjuna – reduces pimples, black spots, shrinks open&large pores.

Baheda – antibacterial (reduces acne, scars).

Brahmi – reduces wrinkles, irritations, psoriasis, eczema, improves complexion, skin cell regeneration.

Harad – rejuvenates skin, treats acne, rashes, sunburn, eczema.

Rose – reduces wrinkles, exfoliates, helps in clear complexion, moisturises, cleanses, tones, boosts collagen production, lightens blemishes and scars, tightens pores, reduces acne, sunburn.

Methi – antiaging, moisturiser, reduces acne.

Multani Mitti – exfoliates, makes the skin glow, treats oilyskin, dryskin, recuces acne, blemishes, detans, minimises blackheads, whiteheads, scars, cleanses the skin.

Neem – treats ringworm, acne, athlete’s foot, eczema, psoriasis, scars, pigmentation, oil control, moisturiser, exfoliates, clear and glowing skin, antiaging.

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Beauty benefits of cocoa butter and Product review

Introduction
Cocoa butter is a major ingredient which is included in the majority of the beauty products. Cocoa bean gives meltable oil in the form of Cocoa butter. It is known to heal dry and sensitive skin naturally. Therefore it is always a part of lip gloss chapsticks lotions moisturizer, etc. It is preferred in most of the commercial beauty products as it is very hydrating and soothing.

Beauty benefits of cocoa butter
1. Treats stretch marks
Everyone has Stretch marks for various reasons. As they are not pleasant to look at, one must find a remedy to get rid of them. Using a lotion containing cocoa butter every day can reduce stretch marks significantly. Therefore, give it a try and you won’t regret it.

2. Moisturised skin
A good skin moisturizer is a crucial need for everyone. There are many moisturizers available in the market but the one which has cocoa butter or Shea butter is most preferred. It smoothens the skin and prevents dryness for a long time.

3. Hydrated lips
Cocoa butter has fatty acids and many other nutrients which are essential to hydrate lips. All the lip balms, chapsticks, and lip gloss essentially contain cocoa butter. It hydrates the lips and prevents it from dryness and cracking.

4. Glossy hair
Not only the skin but cocoa butter has menu benefits for hair also. It’s greasy and non-sticky texture gives hair a healthy glow and shine.

5. Anti-dandruff
It is known to strengthen the hair follicles and improve the resistance against pollution. Thereby it gives a healthy scalp and prevents dandruff from reoccurring.

Review of the cocoa butter that I used recently!

I have ordered Lousfa African raw cocoa butter and used it to see the benefits and I’m really surprised and happy by this cocoa butter. It made my skin, face, body, and lips far better with everyday use.

Link to buy the product
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Book Review: NAVARASA by Vinaya Patil

Blurb

Know your Rasa while you enjoy reading a story about it. From the butterflies you feel in your stomach when you fall in love to the spine chilling horror, this book has it all. Denials, acceptance, adventure, anger, humor, you will experience the different flavors when you read the nine (nava) rasa stories. A love story on kindle, a girl who hates to fly, a boy full of wonder, an adventurous and brave brother, an iron cored girl with goals, a loving Grand Pa and a story around his tea estate, a haughty landlord, a taxi ride and a woman’s struggle make up for a wide variety of reading.

Review 

Book didn’t have specific story but is a potpourri of nine emotions that we call RASA in hindi. I am just spellbound. This is a perfect cup if a tea for book lovers. It has everything. Every stories in rasa brings the same emotion that you  read in a book! Some of stories that  I really enjoyed was from Adbhuta rasa – in the eyes of wonder and karuna rasa – Nancy’s heaven!
Not only these two but all stories are awesome and have excellent explain every rasa.

This book will help you to realize your emotion, it will help you to know more about you and other. emotions and realism is something that need to be known by all, this book leaves a massage at the end of each story.

Cover pefectly matched to the theme inside. It had 9 emojies tell about 9 emotions with red background. Title is simple yet has many things to tell.

5/5 star

order your copy from-  https://www.amazon.in/NAVARASA-Vinaya-Patil/dp/B07DHB2256/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1529906122&sr=1-1&keywords=navarasa+book

Book Review: FINEST 15 by Dr. Anamika Sen

Blurb 

Dr. Ananya Singh, owner of the growing Omega chain of hospitals, is shattered on knowing about her terminal cancer. In order to keep the lineage alive and find a worthy successor to the hospital chain, she’s advised to marry her handsome but divorced employee, Dr. Tapas-a proposal she flatly refuses. The rejection makes Tapas fall deeper in love with her. as she goes in coma, Tapas begins to read her diary and feels a bond with her like no other. But the diary ends abruptly ; unfolding some darkest secrets behind her success. Will the two of them realize what was always the best for them or will fall victims to a conspiracy being woven around them ? To know more, read FINEST 15.

 

Review 

I won’t say I am dissatisfied with the story line but yes i am even not impressed. While reading I  was able to depict the story.
Narration and grammar wise was quite impressive. I liked Ananya and Anamika’s character! All characters are written with very deep.
What attracted me was title! I found it unique, its like you have to pick the book to know why its finest 15! Covers is super cool. Blurb gives you an urge to hop on to the book and go with the authors fantasy world. There were glitch which one can ignore!

when readers read they pick up they the book with cover, title and blurb all these three are best to pick this book. Plot is something that pinched me little. a story about a girl who is struggling with disease and has umpteen of property. and so the typical story like wise goes on. with out spilling story here, would like to suggest to a shot.
If you are looking for a story which is a potpourri of all love romance and dram, just pick it up this one!

3/5 star!

You can buy the book from this link – https://www.amazon.in/FINEST-15-Dr-Anamika-Sen/dp/B07D2HHQTL/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

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