Here is the interview of Rushil K K, author of two books, “Statistical Analysis of a Friend Circle” and “Lose The Load”. You are gonna definitely like his latest book for sure. Give it a read when you find time. Also, head over to his profile on Instagram @rushilspillz guys!! He is a good artist!!
#qotd – Did you ever feel like this when you were a kid?
🍀Hey guys!! How about a book that gives a glimpse of our daily rilings?
🔸We have many inexplicable experiences that we find difficult to convey. The very same are naturally written as stories in this book.
🔹Statistical Analysis of a Friend Circle..and Other Short Stories ! is a compilation of 12 short stories. Passion, Realism, Affection, Fiction, Love are the genres touched here. They are written with a naturalistic essence which makes us sway to the nub of the stories. All of them are true to life events that we somehow experience mostly in our quotidian lives.
🔸The stories variegated from an uncosy college boy sitting beside a girl in a bus to a aunt meeting her nephew for the first time, a ordinary guy trying to grasp attention in a accident to a husband’s attempt to pacify his wife, an adult barely interested in a get together to a girl in a foreign land in search of a home & job, an unromantic boyfriend winning her girl’s heart to a lonely girl revamping her passion!
🔹My 💭~ I presumed the stories to be usual anecdotes but, they turned be impressive with different contexts and varied ages of characters. The author has this knack for writing ordinary stories extraordinarily.I would give A1 for the wordly stance maintained throughout the stories & I heartily recommend these beautiful stories to everyone because of the realistic soul in every story that clutches our attention!!
Many a times I wondered how people dealt with gender discrimination, conventional methods which oppressed the under-privileged thousands of years ago. Our ancestors might have written the holy scriptures with equity but few of the successors with egoistic politics deviated the true quintessence of them for their own selfish reasons making the innocents suffer for no fault of theirs.
The very same is showcased in this book.In a nutshell I can say that this book is a modified version of Ramayana.It resembles our holy Ramayana in every angle. But you couldn’t find the real names of the epic in this book. Unlike the other versions, the author has focused more on the welfare of kingdom with brilliant usage of characters rather than the real story itself. The fabrication of the story is beautifully compelling which subjects our mind to ponder over prevailing norms.
When I read the blurb, I assumed it as ancient tales with kingdoms and moral stories. But I am surprised after reading the initial chapters of the book. At times it is distracting but you will definitely be obliged to finish it. Vocabulary is cool and needs a little editing for grammatical errors. Will recommend this book to mythology lovers, kids and every one who loves Ram out there.
It’s a tale of Shelly aka Sheila who after being divorced becomes alcoholic and easily gets frustrated for little things. Having lost her job & no children in her 10 years of marriage, she feels abandoned. Grumpy upon every one she encounters every day, she meets Keitki who reveals the sense behind her knackering nightmares. What does her nightmares betoken? How is she gonna mould her life ? How does she revamp herself?
I, myself being a grumpy person, saw myself in her. But only lacks the courage to blurt out things like Shelly. Her very own thoughts resonated mine. The way story transformed between these two sentences is remarkable.
･･••●● It comprises of 31 poems with beautiful paintings that depicts their meaning. For a 12 year old girl , publishing her poems is really a big achievement. I appreciate her way of writing. It is simple yet contemplating. The poems are so pristine like a newly bloomed flower. They speak of various aspects which we come across every day in our lives. Emotions, feelings, nature, dreams, pups, family etc.. Hidden tears, Sea of thoughts, Unique, Realm of my dreams are the ones I liked the most. They make the readers vibe with the verses. Such a short sweet book of poems which you might finish in no time. The book is so colorful that I wondered how a paperback version looks like!! I recommend this to all the poetry lovers, aspiring, ocassional writers, kids and every soul out there!!
#qotd – Solitude is __________ !! (As per your context)
🍂The story begins with a beautiful poem, reminding the reader it’s significance till the end. The Prologue holds the story of Abbas, the protagonist in brief. And then his story is narrated explicitly in two parts taking the reader on a voyage.
🍂Abbas hails from Alleppey, Kerala. He works in “Gulf Mirror” Newspaper located in Arabian Gulf. With backdrop as West Asia in 1990s, this tale brings about the stories of violence, politics,lives of people in that region, lives of expatriates from different countries & the ones who work in Newspaper. The colleagues of Abbas with different backgrounds are fond of him except a few. Matt, Ratnam, Sara brings an unforseen change in his life. The graph of his life is emotionally still yet inquisitive in childhood, progressive & fluctuating in youth, stagnant and again fluctuating in his late 40s. In short this is an in-depth story of Abbas, his life in India & in Gulf, his professional, personal, emotional and lively encounters. Most of his life is spent in solitude. But what happens when he found a purpose in his life is a mystery. How will he face his purpose? What lies ahead of this mystery?
🍂The poetic interpretations at various instances during narration is quite nifty. The life of expatriates from India and professional lives of people working in Newspaper is well shown in this book. Despite having many characters which is confusing at times, this book has that magic which makes the readers glued to it. The one thing that amazed me is the way narration bounced from one character to another briskly. The language is classy, comprehensible yet made me go after dictionary😂. Thanks to Google!! Khudos to the author for his compelling narration & captivating tale. Recommended!!
～Though this book is sequel to SIN IS THE NEW LOVE,it can be read as standalone too. In the previous book Abhimanyu & Ahi unravels the mystery behind the death of Devang Awasthi who is a member of syndicate. Syndicate is a group of biggies,who does illegal business without getting their hands dirty. Abhimanyu,lured by power helps them, only to become a devasted DCP of Noida. Ahi is dead & he survives on drugs. Later,he comes across a case where Shanaya, a successful business woman is murdered. Vayu,IPS officer, appointed as back up for Abhimanyu works on the case. While Vayu is indulged in cracking it,Abhimanyu is keen on killing the assassinates of Ahi.
～Shanaya,is murdered a day after her bday in a luxurious hotel. Her friend, Jignesh,arranges a get-together party on her bday to flaunt his riches. But what happens the next morning,is something no one expects. While investigating her case,Vayu discovers many unknown things about Shanaya. Who killed Shanaya? Is it a suicide or a murder?
～This book speaks alot about human psychology & sensitive topics. With every passing chapter,I was amazed by the deep conversations among the characters that are very reasonable & sensible. The story is a bit filmy with slow & steady narration. I commend the author for his erudite writing. After reading SIN IS THE NEW LOVE,I am keen to know what happens with Ahi & Abhimanyu. But,it turned out to be wholly a different story with tiny specks of prequel characters. The author has instilled new characters that are bound to be merged with the prequel,while Shanaya’s story is another case which intrigues the readers. So,there will be a sequel which might make this a trilogy. There are chapters which talk about Sexuality. If you aren’t comfortable with this, you can skip it.
～The comprehensible way of writing is something that grabs my attention. Thriller stories tells alot about psychology. But, making the readers vibe with it,leaving a rational mind behind is very appreciative. The author has done a good job in it. Recommended!!
#qotd – What is that one psychological thriller you enjoyed reading?
⚠️ TW – Violence, Sexuality, Abuse.
📝Ahi is a resolute & bong girl from Kolkata. She is the only daughter of DGP Dhritiman Chatterjee. Leaving behind the lucrative jobs she was offered, she chose to follow her dreams & started her own Publishing House. Everything is perfect untill she received a manuscript from a famous & her favourite author, also a doctor, Devang Awasthi, two months after his death. Devang is the narrator of manuscript. He shares his minute of emotions,love,sex,abuse & violence. Hell-bent on publishing it, Avi leaves for Delhi to go with the legal procedures. There she encounters something she never imagined. She is stupified when truth unravels infront of her eyes.
👮🏻♂️Abhimanyu is the filmy Police officer who investigates Devang Awasthi’s case. Avi happens to meet him in the most uneventful manner. How do they both solve the Devang Awasthi’s case? What is the truth? Why is Avi so determined to publish the manuscript of the deceased author? How does her life turn?
📃This is a psychological thriller which leaves no stone unturned to amaze the readers. The story kicked off with a thrilling manuscript that is so captivating. This manuscript has some in-depth feelings. I have to praise the author for his research & knowledge he shared in it. There are other intriguing characters in the story. I don’t want to mention them as it might be a spoiler. While nearing the end, one can guess the climax but, the plethora of thrills which you experience from the beginning keeps us glued to the story. And then, the author ends it with a cliffhanger, leaving the readers longing for the next book.This story is a perfect blend of suspense, love, psychology & emotions.
📜The narration is A1 and comprehensible. The title is noteworthy,but,one needs to contemplate to find it’s relativity to the story. To the ones who love thrillers,I highly recommend this!
⁉️Do you remember the late night conversations with your cousins during vacations or holidays? Mostly my cousins used to share their paranormal experiences and encounters. Though I never experienced one, I used to listen to them with rapt attention. This book very much reminded of the age old days when technology is taking the baby steps & true joy I had is listening to the stories, my mom used to narrate & the ghost stories my friends & cousins shared.
🔱I don’t know anything about Ramsay family and the films they made. But their encounters with supernatural entities is nerve chilling. And the author’s own experiences with paranormal forces and her premonitions are frightful & alarming. She, being a part of Ramsay family dealt them with wits & bravery.
🧟♂️All the stories are true incidents faced by Author, her mother & Ramsay family. The pinpoint narration is so captivating. As the stories progressed, they became even more interesting, especially that of Author’s. But the poems are more spookier than the stories. I liked the vocabulary which made the reading easy and comprehensible. I have never read any book from this genre before. It’s a good start.
😈Prior to reading, I imagined this book in contrast to what it really is. And the way it turned out is really thrilling & fascinating. If you are that person, who is interested in knowing about paranormal experiences, or if you wanna try a different genre, do grab this.
🖤 #qotd – Tell me that one phrase on Love, which is inscribed in your heart____!!
❤️52 laws of love is a book that holds 52 short poems. To each poem, there clings a mini story. A story isn’t one, which has 10-100 pages. A story is the one, which intensifies the feelings and morals of an individual who reads it, no matter how short it is.
🧡Himanshu Goel does this magic with his words. He takes us on a voyage of love and leaves a gratifying smile on our faces. Voyage of love doesn’t mean saturating ourselves in love. It’s a journey where we encounter every emotion, every question that surrounds us and leaves us with soul calming answers. These poems not only reflect a person who is in love, but also the one who is in search of it.
💛Till now I have read 3-4 books of his and I’m not at all disappointed with his works. I’ll assure you with that. If you are on a gloomy mood because of boredom or on a reading slump, just grab his books. His little poems soothes your soul. And each depiction on every page is a beauty!!
💚Okay ! Now don’t feel that I’m giving a hype to his books. Once you read them, you’ll know that for yourself!!