Saturday, December 21, 2013

[Book Review] The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

Title : The Alchemist (Originally - O Alquimista)

Author : Paulo Coelho

Publisher : HarperCollins

ISBN13: 9780061122415

Pages : 197

Published Date : 1st May 1993 

My Ratings : 4 out of 5 stars

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

[Sample Chapters Review] The Exiled Prince - Ravi

After enjoying The Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi, though its end didn’t suffice my expectations, I am developing a kind of interest in reading such mytho-thrillers. When I was searching for more of such genre The Aryavarta Chronicles by versatile Krishna Udayasankar, a trilogy of Mahabharata retelling, caught my attention. Its two books - Govinda and Kauravas - are available in markets. I am fully intentional to read this trilogy whenever its concluding book - Kurukshetra - will be released. The thing that is similar in these series and the factor that fascinated me is the authors had depicted Indian Gods and Goddesses as normal human beings with their exciting adventures.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Unfolding The Dreams

What is the last thing you remember about your dream? Now, don’t start scratching your head, trying to recall those cloudy visions, because more your mind labours for it, faster it slips away.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

[Book Review] Luwan of Brida - Sarang Mahajan

Title: Luwan of Brida

Publisher: Periwinkle (Imprint of Popular Prakashan)
ISBN: 978-817991-671-1
Pages: 278 

Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Published Date : 15th December 2011

Rating: 4.5 of 5

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

[Book Review] The Rithmatist - Brandon Sanderson

Circumstances were odd, really odd when I picked up this book to read. After all, who do you expect to read a novel during preparation leave? I did. Either it was boredom from engineering books or my fate that compelled me to read something else. And, what could be better than the first book of the brand new series by Brandon Sanderson!

The Rithmatist, is a compelling piece of Young fantasy that delivers the whole way through. Sanderson hits all the right notes when it comes to all the usual YA themes; coming of age, the meaning of true friendship, loyalty, perseverance, and even a didactic against bullying. As expected in a Sanderson novel, the magic system is completely unique. The basic idea is that specially gifted individuals can write complex diagrams which control chalk drawings (called “chalklings”). At times the magic system is overly complicated, but it’s original and by the end of the book it all comes together quite masterfully.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

A Window To Life

A wise man had once preached, your past is a guide of your future. He was correct. Often people prefer to sit in solitude and attempt to revisit their reminiscences. Not to just evoke jovial moments of their past, but to seek the direction for their difficulties from the mistakes they executed in their ignorance. And, they successfully surfaces with a solution along with a satisfactory smile stretched over their faces. The answers are always inscribed in the pages of past. All we need is to turn that particular leaf which encloses the required moral.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Travelling In Rain

A bone-cracking jolt brought me to sense,
Coolness, I felt as the air was condense;
Sudden awaken by the pothole, I was dismay,
I just don’t know what to say.

Little fleeting streams veined over the windows,
Howling chilled air battered me like many arrows;
Amazed by the blurred world of green and gray,
I just don’t know what to say.

Turned around I looked to the passengers,
Few eyes brightened, few deep in slumbers;
Innocent smiles danced on kids faces with gay,
I just don’t know what to say.

For a heartbeat everything turned to white,
A rumble groaned after the flash of light;
The roof tickled in melody, owe to the spray,
I just don’t know what to say.

Drizzle went on till the clouds parted,
Curious, I glanced out whenever the bus halted;
Hours passed while end neared the way;
Still...I don’t know what to say.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

[Solved] Batman : Arkham Asylum & Arkham City Not Saving Problem on Windows 8

I tried every trick and every crack but both these games were not able to save the progress on Windows 8. I dug little more and found a solution that worked for me. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Famous Fairy Tales With Not-So-Happy Endings

Those Disney endings where the prince and the princess end up blissfully married? Yeah, they don't really happen in the original stories. To make sure kids go home happy, not horrified, Disney usually has to alter the endings. Read on for the original endings to a couple of Disney classics.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Starving Winds

All my life I thought about one thing –Myself. You could call me a selfish or an egotistic, and believe me, I was. Then came a change, a series of incidents that turned me into a dream-chaser, a sailor, a merchant, a prisoner, a puppet, a fighter and a hope for my family, whose lives were cursed by nature and tormented by an intoxicated king. 

Let’s begin this tale with the night when I left my home. The reason was simple; I had my own dreams while my father’s were different. Once at dinner, the debate for my future broke out. As expected my mother was at his side but I knew she too didn’t want me to get involve in royal affairs. “Those politicians are multi-masked people. No one knows what they think. They will smile at you, greet you and even celebrate with you. But when you turn around, they’ll never miss a chance to incise a knife in your back,” she always told me.  The dispute ended as I left my half-eaten dinner. I was so annoyed that even the scrumptious cuisine of my mother flavoured tasteless. I hurried to my room and dropped myself on the bed. Whether it was my determination or ignorance, I didn’t know, at mid-night I decided to leave the city.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

From The Pages Of HALF SCROLL



Last thing Rakka saw was Asuman jumping down from wagon and crouching under it in time. Then the herd flooded over it. Trees shuddered.
In midst of thudding, honking; he could clearly make out the cracking sound of wood. The wagon had smashed.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

From The Pages Of HALF SCROLL

Everything in universe is vulnerable. Even the Gods.
- 3rd Line, 24th Slab, Library Of Stones

“Don’t move,” the chief warned, “your one mistake may fail us.”

            Rakka was certain that his chief hadn’t heard the cracking sound of a twig he had just crushed. As always, he was proved wrong but it wasn’t his mistake. He was trembling as the wintry mist layered a thin film of water over his plump-bare torso. And to make his condition worse, the night-insects were infuriating him at his hide-out.

Friday, March 29, 2013

From The Pages Of HALF-SCROLL



Suvasini had decided. Tears drenched her ivory face as she dashed towards the chasm. Heartache had over-taken her senses. Her world, devastated. Her grief, beyond consolation. Her loss couldn’t be reclaimed. Her soon-to-be husband was no more. Every dream she had woven about their life now lay in tatters.

Monday, January 28, 2013

[Book Review] The Rozabal Line - Ashwin Sanghi

It's a first read of 2013. I picked it up because of two reasons. First, people on goodreads were stating that India has its own Dan Brown as Ashwin Sanghi. Second, it was 12-12-2012 and Flipkart was providing a pretty good discount on all items. That's the reason I bought Ashwin Sainghi's box-set.

It's my first full-length review. I'll try my best not to reveal spoilers.

The Rozabal Line is a theological thriller where author through various characters of diverse religions wants to prove that Jesus survived during crucifixion and somehow migrated to Kashmir, India. He believed that Jesus spent his rest of life in India and carried on his bloodline.


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