Sunday, 29 April 2018

Review of And so can you !

Book review: And So Can You by Dr Roopleen, stories of 17 successful doctors

No of pages: 262

Published by: Power pulishers

Published on:  February 2018

Genre: Non fiction Self help

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Author's links:  Goodreads Amazon   Website Facebook  Twitter 

My take

A chronicle of stories of successful  doctors in an engaging  and entertaining resource for doctors and medical students.

A motivational counselor ,speaker and super-specialist eye surgeon Dr.Roopleen writes the inspiring stories of  17  successful Indian doctors in her book  " And SO can You A BOOK EVERY DOCTOR AND MEDICAL STUDENT MUST READ" .  It benefits  the doctors and medical students to get themselves motivated and committed to achieve their dreams.  The  messages  driven  through this book would pave a way  to the realistic and pragmatic approach to become a great successful  doctor ..

The authoress says how they have become so great  against all the odds and by following their steps how you can assure yourself a  fulfilling and rewarding professional  life.

The plan

With a   beautiful forward from DR Shirish Daftary MD  followed by a preface and an informative introduction  the book has got 17 chapters each one carrying  the story of a doctor with a suitable caption like TENACITY , RESILENCE and NEVER SAY DIE. 

Each chapter  the story starts   as an infant   and moves to school and college days till reaching a highest level in the ladder of his/her career.. The authoress has narrated the struggles , setbacks, surprises  and successes met by the doctor in his/her  journey.
She has asked them the following  questions and the answers are included in the book
Was medicine  is his calling?
What is the definition of success?
Does he ever regret being a doctor?

The Pro

The  title and subtitles are eye catching.The  cover design in the reddish background with a stethoscope  for the letter Y is astounding .
The blurb highlights the significance of 17 inspirational success  stories.

All the 17 doctors have got a great story to tell and I like all of them. Every one has got opportunities as well as threats . All have become world famous by sheer hard work and they stand as models to the present generation belong to medical world.It is heartwarming  to note the support of their parents and heartening to learn about how they become victims of departmental politics and foul play.  

I like the seamless and captivating language of Dr. Roopleen. Exploring and explaining the unexpected and inevitable situations of failure and disappointment  and accolades and laurels   doctors come across   at various junctures she has made the reading a benign experience. 

The nuggets of wisdom in the form of advice and takeaway at the end  of the chapter would help all young and aspiring doctors at the times of turbulence and jubilance.

My favorite

I find the following quotes of the doctors which  sound inspiring. 

Each day is a new opportunity to excel  

Keep challenging yourself  

You are lucky to be in a profession , where you are emotionally rewarded each time you treat a patient well.    

Best advice : Knowledge is for sharing Pass it forward. 

Takeaway : Be grounded and remain humble. Let your work do the talking. 

What I feel

This book relates to  the doctors and medical students .But any lay man can fathom the messages the authoress wants to convey through this book.Such a direct and simple manner she has handled the subject. The medical terms used when  the doctors want to pursue Super speciality courses require small explanation in the footnotes for the understanding  by others.    

My verdict 

I find the book  awesome and  engaging one. Dr  Roopleen has penned a highly motivating book.I eagerly await her next book.

I wish the readers , doctors and medical students would like it for all the  inspiring stories of contemporary doctors and get invigorated  to dream big and achieve a lot.

This book is capable of making a change of mind set and leave a great impact to alter your life  to the brightest path.   

Don't wait and grab the copy immediatley.

My score 5/5

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Friday, 27 April 2018



NO OF PAGES :  482






My take
I Thank Kevin  Mussel for having sent me this  wonderful book as a review copy.

 This    stronger epic fictional fantasy novel  efficiently connects  its many threads of bravery and betrayal , it turns to be  powerful   write from   page to page,involving  character to character with conflicts and comprmises. . Kevin  has got a  skill to weave a great stroy of great wariors and battles, and this very good job  suggests the potential  for many more books in the same line of this genre.

A messily majestic  narrative with many turns and twists  and with  too much details  about political and social events to make the reading rollercoaster ride for the readers. . Fans of puzzling, epic  sagas will enjoy the layered language , with pacy  fiction suitablefor all. 

Kevin  displays a real knack for keeping  lifelike, original characters from the Hindu mythiologiies at the backdrop of anceiet period where Gods live along with humans and the MCs are having supernarural powers.Readers who enjoy getting quite literally lost in interconnected stories and drilled-down character studies will happily buckle up for the ride.

Dharmayoddha KALKI  is everything you could want in a epic novel - an universal  saga, a mystery  that spans  history, a scalpel cut through . funny, heartbreaking, tremendous happenings in the life of Kalkihari  the protoganist belongs to the village of Shaambala and others . Kevins  intelligence and writer in him  radiates off every page.

This thrilling literary novel will resonate, long after the final page is turned.

Kevin Missal  is a writer of deeply impressive imagination and brilliant execution who takes such an ambitious and convincing bite of the realm of a Hindu God.

"I adore this book for all its greatness  and awe it creates in our mind.
I  recommend to all epic fans.and have a great time full of fun and wonder.

My score:4/5

Disclaimer: I have received a free copy of the book in exchange of my honest and unbiased review. I have NOT obtained any monetary benefit for the same.

Saturday, 14 April 2018


37832664NO OF PAGES  :  190








Arun Kumar's MADE OF STARDUSST  A PURSUIT OF LOVE , LIBERTY, AND LIFE   a novella talks about the lives of  four individuals  Eleena, Ramesh, Mithhulia and Anuj s .

Elene ,an engineering graduate has settled in  well- paying job. She is so fond of her grandmother she visits her village at the week end and spends time with her. Her parents want  her to get married .

Ramesh meets Vidya from Delhi and thy are in love. After his graduation he gets a placement with an IT   company. His parents are looking for a    girl suitable for him .

Mithila a chief consultant in the steel industry aged 35 and she meets Radhika a 23 year old intern . They visit  a plant situated n a remote town of North-East India. to develop strategies to solve its  problem.

Anuj works in the CSR wing of an FMGG company m Mumbai.. He goes to Auroville , a small township in Union Territory Pondicherry to study about  meditation namely Vipassana. He is in love with Alia .

The book deals with their happiness as well as pain , their fate and relationship with their parents. Their anxious moments in their respective  profession are widely discussed.

The beauty of the tale is that the author has chosen the MCs all educated highly placed professionals in the urban backdrop very much contemporary and at the verge of getting married. At this vulnerable stage they take to  many a good activities  in spending their time..

 I am happy to read about the fondness of  Elene towards her  grandmother Anne
Mithila childhood days could melt our   heart.. Her desire to adopt a girl child is a good idea.

The great  solace in reading this book is  it  talks about the youth touching the good aspects of life. Like social service , attending meditation classes for relieving stress. . The story is neat and soul centric many times  conveying several messages.

The tittle and sub tittle are good. Cover design by Hammad is  nice.
I like the author Arun’s definition of love
One is in love when she is ready to prioritize her partner’s needs over hers.

What i feel is that there is no depth  in this social drama and the plot is   thin and events are   predictable The language is   poetic, some times mundane. .Editing needs improvement.

The book is light read for romance fans.

My score 4/5

Disclaimer I thank the author  for having sent me the book free in exchange of my honest and unbiased review.  

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

PTE is the best


My English professor uses to tell freshers  the following story .
Once he went to London on tour along with his family members. In one afternoon they assembled in the thoroughfare to witness a major event wherein people with variety of masks go in a procession. Suddenly he noticed a small boy who was lifted by his father on his shoulder was talking in English. Noticing this our professor shouted at his family members how sweetly and fluently the child was talking  in English.
Others brought him to his senses as it is very easy to talk in mother tongue.

After telling this story he says to his students everyone should try to talk in English like the boy in London.

English language is complicated, just due to lack of understanding of  grammar fully. I studied English as second language first one being my mother tongue Tamizh. Still my graduation I had not got any clue about spoken English.Poems we used to memorize and prose also we mugged up.

Once as a my first job I went to Bangalore and had to work in a marketing company . There I had to interact with colleagues and customers only in English. That is where I have learned to speak English.  

Then I was fortunate enough to work with people who want to help me speak good English.There were Anglo Indian youths who talked  with me in English only. They corrected me many times and I felt confident in the course of time.

I made grammar mistakes and they taught me a lot so that I improved myself to a great extent .

I used to say  ,”I have hid it” instead of “I have hidden it “ Like this there were other minor mistakes which I began to correct myself.

A second important aspect is pronunciation. Our lexical base would be strengthened without knowing the pronunciation. This is a bad situation as when we talk if we don't pronounce words in the way they are to be pronounced we would make fun of ourselves and we would be ridiculed.  

Any one who wants to pursue foriegn studies has to master English and it requires a lot of pracrice and efforts on the part of the aspirants. This is where PTE comes in to the picture. With lot of research and studies the programme is prepared to suit the students as well as their purses. 

This PTE test would not only help you to overcome your fears about English language but also make you confident to face the challenges when you go abraod. With the meticulous care  the test is prepared to assist the students in tackling the language in a grand manner and students would definitley benefit out of this test. 

With lot of model questions and test materials the academy  gives you all the hope to get through your anxiety about the language. With the hardwork put in  by the faculty members the test is prepared to  guide you in passing the test with flying colors . The academy is giving assitance to all the aspirants in a nice way . 

PTE English language test  paves a way for your success in the abroad.

To master English so that those students who want to pursue foreign studies have to take gudiance from a well establsihed academy the name first comes would be PTE academic . 

There are more than 150 centres, you can choose from them if you are serious about going abroad. There are more than 6000 universities which accept PTE scores, so you need not be disappointed if your score is rejected by one university.

Challenges faced in foreign country

Culture barrrier

English fluency

lack of knowledge of local laws.

Difficult in adjsusting to the differnt social atmosphere

Communication gap

These obstacles discourage you and if you tackle them prdently you can achieve a lot.  

Friday, 6 April 2018



No of pages: 384

Published  by : PIRATES

Published on : May 4th 20117

Genre : YA Fiction Thriller Psycho

Book links :Goodreads  Amazon Facebook 

Author's links : Goodreads Amazon Twitter

A thriller always seizes your attention and hooks you so as to make you read it at one go . It can be insidious or horrible. When it happens to be a story of serial killer the thrill and chill would be doubled.It is a story that involves murder and the thriller gives us all the goosebumps on reading it.The language is good, fast paced and engaging throughout the tale.

The succinct blurb ends with the following fact which indicates the ferocity of the tale 

They soon learn that the devils inside them are no les than the devil outside.

Sumit Pramanik's THE GIRL BEHIND THE GLASS' story goes as follows;

Newly married couple, Neeabh and Shakshi come to the Hotel Infinity on their honey moon trip. Rajender  Saini is the Owner-cum-manager-cum -host  and Firoz is his assistant,. Swami the cook-cum-fisherman -cum boatman.Inspector Hiten Kumar visits the hotel to investigate about the  case revolving around an accident and missing of the body involved in the same.He questions all the inmates in the hotel including Mr Chand,  Mrs Anthony Mr.Patnaik and the new couple. Hiten Kumar intensifies his  probe to find   out how the victim of the accident is missing.

In the mean time there is a special team formed to find out the reason for a sudden abduction of females between eighteen and twenty-seven. There is definitely a serial killer on the prowl and the hunt begins. Who is the culprit  and what is his motive and modus operandi? Such questions arise and the book has got the answers .The story happens in the backdrop of   Chennai during the day 1th June 2015. There are twenty one chapters began with a prologue ending with the Epilogue .

I feel Sumit has tried to tell so many stories in this long novel . The characters are realistic and all have their own stories. Some are victims of circumstances and vices.

How the criminal minds plan to acheive their ends, albeit it cost others lives is described nicely.

 Readers would become familiar with many a new word once the book is read fully. 

The climax is unexpected and unpredictable There is a cusp   knot at the end, which would shock the readers.

This psychological drama has given me the feeling of also seeing a horror movie.

The dialogues are good and mention should be made about the long narrative prose which would serve as a page turner I have taken so much time to read this cliffhanger .As I use to read thrillers at a stretch I am hooked to the unfortunate and unexpected events I give a break and read it fully.

The cover and title fit the genre to which it belongs.The book has got great messages. Everyone  is wearing a  social mask and what goes in thier minds they alone know  it.We should not take for granted when we deal with strangers.

I recommend this book to all fans of thriller . Pamper yourself with a treat of horror, suspense and mystery .

My score  3/5

Disclaimer I am a Goodreads giveaway winner of this book  and this is my honest and unbiased review.

Author Sumit Pramanik
Sumit Pramanik

Taken from Goodreads

Author can be contacted at

Monday, 2 April 2018

Review of Breaking the Shield

No of pages   470


Published on   August 28 2017

Genre    Non fiction  Psychology Science  Economics Business  

Book links: Goodreads   Amazon Archway Publishing 

Author's Links : Goodreads Goodreads  Amazon Amazon

My review

The BREAKING THE SHIELD IntroductiontoInspirationEngineering,Philosophy,Practices,and success stories  is a wonderful book that talks highly about the same to the knowledge and benefit of all especially students studying social science and psychology.

The blurb asks us to  discover how people organizations and societies can tap hidden powers , bolster their influence and reach new levels of achievements by laying the foundation for an inspiration economy.

The book starts with a preface Toward a better socio economy.There are twelve chapters each having subdivisions and suitably captioned.There are case studies and questions to provoke your thoughts.

There are charts and diagrams to make the grasp the meaning easily.The blurb gives meaning to the title.

This book breaks the shield in many hidden spots and help to explore new unseen opportunities through case studies.

My favorite chapter is "How Inspiration Work?"

To become a great non-fiction author you need a mind-boggling subject, you have to do exhaustive research and you need such jargons in your book .

The authors Mohamed Buheji and Dunya Ahmed great scholars  have crafted this masterpiece with all the research and it reflects in each and every sentence.They have approached the subject at Individual, organizational and social levels.
Important topics like inspiration lab, mindset, problem solving ,entrepreneurial spirit etc. 

The book is interesting , well written and is indeed very insightful. It will change many of our pre-established notions about inspiration . It has a great academic value, not only for students of social science, economics and business  but also for anybody who has a similar interest in general. I enjoyed it and I hope you would too. .

There are  chapters  Final Rap up List of Key words, abbreviation and Glossary and Bibliography very much informative and useful .

An expertly presented ,application based concepts on inspiration Engineering  this book is meant for all who have got interest in the subject as well as others who want to study about it.

It is a  combination of Economics Science and psychology. 
A valuable ,smart   timely intensively  intimate book  An eminently readable and highly authentic targeting  class readers . 

I recommend this book to all .

My score  5/5 

Disclaimer I am a Goodreads Giveaway winner of this book and it is my honest and unbiased review.

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