Book Review: Border Post 99 – No Man’s Land by Kedar Patankar

“Love and humanity may blossom in the most barren of the places” is the central theme of Border Post 99 – No Man’s Land by Kedar Patankar. The story revolves around Lieutenant Mangesh Sharma (referred as Sharma in rest of the review and the book) and Captain Abid Khan (referred as Khan in rest of the review). While Sharma belongs to the Indian army, Khan is a captain in Pakistani Army. The animosity between these countries is not hidden from anybody. Both have been appointed to guard Post 99 by their respective countries. Post 99 is not an ordinary place. Officially, it … Continue reading Book Review: Border Post 99 – No Man’s Land by Kedar Patankar

Are We Dancing to the Tunes of Luck? #FridayReflections

Before we indulge in a thought-provoking conversation about destiny and other complicated topics, I would like to clarify that I am not a philosopher. I might pretend to be one every now and then, but I have not studied philosophy. Whatever I feel, I write it down and share with the world. I believe the heart and the soul know the truth; it’s up to us to really think about something, dig deep, and the answers will come to us. See, philosophy comes easily to me 😉 There is no denying that we can’t control everything in life. Does it … Continue reading Are We Dancing to the Tunes of Luck? #FridayReflections

“Wait for a Little Longer,” Said Life — Always! # FridayReflections

I love reflecting on the lives of myself and other people around me. Out of many things that are common in everybody’s life is waiting. Everyone is waiting for something or someone at every step of their lives. Sometimes we are waiting for our shifts to be over so that we might get out of our offices. Some other times, this wait might be a more difficult one, like waiting for a dead relationship to rekindle or a long gone friend to come back or, in the case of many Indian IT people, stamping of their US visa. Some people … Continue reading “Wait for a Little Longer,” Said Life — Always! # FridayReflections

Book Review: The Refuge by Heidi Martin

In our pursuit to success, we have forgotten to discover our own true self, and this fact is the foundation of The Refuge by Heidi Martin. The protagonist, Anna, is suffering the loss of her daughter, Claire. To deal with this pain, she has drowned herself into work. She is traveling continuously for work, spending most of her time in the office, and staying away from her husband (Frederick). He is eager to talk about their loss with Anna, but she is not willing to open herself up to him or anybody. This emotional and physical distance is affecting their … Continue reading Book Review: The Refuge by Heidi Martin

Book Review: Apollo’s Raven by Linnea Tanner (Book 1 in the Apollo’s Raven Series)

This is the first book in the Apollo’s Raven series, and it promises a lot of conspiracies, romance, betrayals, politics, action, and sorcery in the next book. Celtic Princess, Catrin, is the youngest daughter of King Amren. Apart from being a skilled warrior, she is a druidess. She has many magical qualities, but she is not aware of most of them. For now, she struggles with her ability to see through the eyes of her raven. However, she is still learning to control this magical power. King Amren and Queen Rhiannon are concerned with their daughter being a druidess. King’s … Continue reading Book Review: Apollo’s Raven by Linnea Tanner (Book 1 in the Apollo’s Raven Series)

Book Review: Envoy of Jerusalem: Balian d’Ibelin and the Third Crusade by Helena P. Schrader

Envoy of Jerusalem: Balian d’Ibelin and the Third Crusade by Helena P. Schrader is a historic fiction that revolves around the various events that took place when Salah-ad-Din captured Jerusalem. While the majority of the kingdom succumbed to cursing the foolishness of the former king of the Jerusalem, Guy de Lusignan, who led to their captivity, Balian d’Ibelin was busy doing everything in his power to lead the ransom related negotiations with the Sultan. Balian d’Ibelin was the second husband of Maria Comnena, the Dowager Queen of Jerusalem and the great niece of the Greek Emperor. With the help of … Continue reading Book Review: Envoy of Jerusalem: Balian d’Ibelin and the Third Crusade by Helena P. Schrader

Book Review: Into Autumn – A Story of Survival by Larry Landgraf

Into Autumn – A Story of Survival by Larry Landgraf is a story that talks about one of my biggest fears: what if we lose all the electricity and law & order from our lives! This “what if” is the basis of this book. Lars Lindgren had a lifelong dream, which was to live in the country. One day he decided it was time to live his dream. He bought the land and announced to his wife that they would be moving to the country; however, she was less than thrilled with this idea. Lars was adamant and so was … Continue reading Book Review: Into Autumn – A Story of Survival by Larry Landgraf

Boom Review: You’ll Do Anything for Her by Dr Maureen E. Hosier & Berta Hosier Conger

No one is unaware of the fact that relationships are complicated. It has become a universal truth. Anybody, who is in a relationship, would agree with me on this. In You’ll Do Anything for Her, the authors and sisters, Dr Maureen E. Hosier & Berta Hosier Conger, discuss the rise and fall of a relationship, where the man gives too much without receiving any significant returns. If you are a guy in a relationship where you do not feel heard and valued, then you might want to flip the pages of this quick read. The fact that the author has … Continue reading Boom Review: You’ll Do Anything for Her by Dr Maureen E. Hosier & Berta Hosier Conger

Book Review: Who You Work For by Anthony David Mitchell

The title, Who You Work For, aptly describes the plot of the book. The author deserves an appreciation for his smart thinking. The reason I say this is because the protagonist, Thomas Moore, does not know who he works for. His job does not exactly fall into the category of normal jobs. He receives an envelope consisting of the required description of the target whom he must kill. According to Moore, he is helping the society by killing the people who have prevailed crime by assaulting someone. So, he thinks his work a charity. He killed without a blink in … Continue reading Book Review: Who You Work For by Anthony David Mitchell