How to start reading Books?

Do you go blank when some one talks to you about books or book related topics? At that moment, do you feel like ‘I should also start reading from now on wards’ and then totally forget about it? Happens most of the time, right? Then why not start it today?  Want someone to push you? Well, this article will do that job 😉. So here are some points to consider before planning your reading journey. 1.Stop giving excuses ‘I don’t

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Rice cake in Pressure cooker (Guest post by Hashira Hakeem)

Rice cake!! sounds different right?  Here comes the recipe of Rice Cake by Hashira . Ingredients White rice- 1 cup Cooked boiled rice- 1/2 cup Water- 1 cup + 1/2 cup Salt- to taste Jaggery- 250g Oil- 3 TBS Coconut flakes- 3 TBS Cardamom- 4 Raisins -10 Baking soda- 2 pinch Small jeera- 1 tsp METHOD Soak white rice for 1 hour. After one hour, grind rice with 1 cup water, boiled rice, salt, cardamom and jeera to a fine paste. Transfer

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The Wedding Tamasha (Book Review)

Happy to be back with my first Book Review of this year. I picked this book seeing its interesting title and it did not deceive. It was really an entertaining wedding tamasha. I won’t hesitate to admit that I loved this book. Shweta Menon, a malayali girl escapes from her abusive husband, Raj. Julie, the owner of a Mexican cafe in US gives her refuge and she starts working in Julie’s cafe. Shweta has no idea how to tell her

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The Jasmine Bloom (Book Review)

What is mid-life? It is that period of a person’s life spanning from approximately 40 to 65 years of age. This period is believed to be stressful since people become more conscious about their age, mortality, purpose of life etc. Now that was simply a general info from Google before I write about this book. Sameer is a middle aged man going through his mid-life crisis. He feels ignored at his work place as well as in his house. On

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The foul smell (Short story)

“Amma, don’t you think something is smelling in the whole house?” I asked my mother-in-law. Since I am very sensitive to smells, I doubted if it is any silly thing I am making an issue of. So I wanted to confirm. And she was like, “I think it is smelling from last night.” (Seriously!!!!!) After some time we came to a conclusion that there is a dead rat somewhere in the house and we need to figure it out. Everyone

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Beyond Secrets (Book Review)

Have you ever imagined the life of orphans? Have you ever been to an orphanage? or Do you know how it feels to be abandoned by your own parents and left at the mercy of some unknown people? Even Noel and Nidhi were not aware of the orphans’ world until they stepped into Ashiyana. Ashiyana was not to be called as an orphanage, it was a home for those children who didn’t know where they belonged to. Noel and Nidhi

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The midnight beep (Short Story)

It was already 2 am. Manushi was more than exhausted meeting her monthly deadline. Sameer and Supriya were in their deepest sleep. Manushi was trying hard to fill in her career gap of four years. Getting comfortable with the latest tax rates and rules demanded much of her time. Sameer supported her whole heartedly and took care of Supriya whenever Manushi needed extra time for her work. Inspite of working so late and exhausted, Manushi was not feeling sleepy. She

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A surprise visit to home 🤠 (short story)

He felt very refreshed as he saw his village from the back seat of the moving jeep. Nothing has changed. Same streets, same shops, same temple, same masjid and the same orthodox people. But those were the reasons for him to fall in love with his village again and again. Though he enjoyed city life, he missed his village to the core. Many random memories waved through his mind as the cool breeze of air mildly hit his face. Without

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Life is What You Make it (Book Review)

Author : Preethi Shenoy Genre : Fiction This is the second book of Preethi Shenoy which I happened to read a few days ago. The author describes this story as a story of love, hope and how determination can overcome even destiny. Basically, the book brings awareness among the readers about a mental condition called Bipolar disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. The various stages of this disorder has been

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They faded away from her memory…..😔 (Short story)

She relaxed on an easy chair in the sit out and looked towards the greyish clouds on the sky. Her mind was blank. Suddenly it thundered. Something flashed through her blank mind when thunder striked her ears. Before she could figure it out, she felt a tender touch on her shoulders. “Come inside child, it may rain now.” An old lady said. She wanted to feel the rain, but she quietly followed the lady. She was blank and even did

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