This is the second book by the author Abir Mukherjee who is an IT professional based in U.S.A.
The backdrop of the book is related to the IT industry.The three protagonists who come together in the book namely Uday, Adhyayan and Rajasekaran take you through a roller coaster journey of friendship, love, ambition and deceit.
The story rests on Uday’s dream of making it big. He hits upon a brilliant idea and leaves his job to pursue his dream. He ropes in his two friends Adhyayan aka Adi and Rajasekaran aka Raja to join him.
The three embark upon the journey which takes them through disappointments and trials and turbulations and breakups.
Then comes a huge shock as Uday gets embroiled in a case of cheating and is arrested.
Hearing the news Adi and Raja leave everything to be at his side forgetting the differences they had in the past.
The ensuing married life of Adi which suffers immensely due to the project and the new found love of Raja make a compelling parallel story.
Will Uday be cleared of the controversy, Will Adi’s married life get back on track and will Raja be able to marry his love, an outcaste marriage?
Grab a copy and find out. The book surely has some editing errors and could have been better in that area, nevertheless it makes a very interesting read for sure.
About the Author:
Abir Mukherjee was born and brought up in Bardhaman, a small town of West Bengal. He is currently based in U.S.A having completed more than 8 years as an IT Professional. He has completed his B.E. in computer science and engineering in 2005 and started working in different software MNCs. ‘S.O.A.R’ is his second novel.Blackbuck Publication has published his first novel, ‘As Life Has No Undo’. He loves to sketch and write in his spare time. He writes to entertain people, not to teach them how to live life, how to be successful in life or any other philosophical lessons
Facial Serum can be a moisturizer or your skin tonner; it can be your sun-screen too. There is no particular logic behind what it is because facial serum does not only work for one task. It prevents you from sun burn, wrinkles and many other signs of aging that actually you don’t want to see.
How it moisturizes your skin?
Chock-full of moisturizing ingredients of Facial serum helps to maintain the moisture of the skin, but it does not work in traditional manner. It does not create a barrier in deep skin and upper facial skin as other products do.
Doesn’t use face oil instead of facial serums?
Most of us are not having proper information about the difference between facial serums and face oils, we may use face oil instead serum due to improper knowledge. Serums are actually water based and facial oils are for sure being formulated on oil basis. Due to big molecules of face oils, it just rest on first layer of skin but, facial serums are having very small molecules which go under upper layer for complete care of it. So, don’t be confuse get the right product for your face.
Check If Facial Serum Is Right for you!
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• Dry: Vitamin E facial serum is good for you; it should also contain niacinamide for improving skin elasticity, glycolic acid for lightening the skin color, and hyaluronic acid which retains the moisture.
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Caution: before start using of facial serums always consult to doctor. Serum is super potent so, piling it on can damage sensitive skin. Only way to understand more is patch-test.
A great range of facial serums are available online these days, after proper understanding of the product you can get one of best facial serums in India. Properly check the ingredient list within it so that you can judge if the facial serum will actually help you to get back the glowing and charming skin. Best of luck to take a step to the glowing screen!
Laughter truly is the best medicine, there can be nothing better than to hold on to your stomach and roll on the floor laughing to the content of your heart. But in today’s stressful life, laughter doesn’t come easy and at such a time the Mon-Key Shanti Theatre Festival by 3 Bells Productions came in as a perfect rescue. Its a two day long theatre festival that brings five of the country’s top running shows, not just comedy but also some soul searching dramas. This was the second season for the festival and I am sure it would be much more successful than their earlier edition.
Today being the first day, two shows were planned and both were in the genre of comedy. The first play was ‘Perfect Wedding’. An English Comedy Play ‘Perfect Wedding’, directed by Dushyant Babbar is a laughter riot with chaos and confusion created by an appalling situation.
A bridegroom wakes on his wedding morning in his own bridal suite, with his bride-to-be about to arrive any moment, and finds a strange girl in bed beside him. What’s more an extremely attractive girl whom, in the depths of his post stag-night hangover, he can’t remotely remember even having been introduced to. Worse – during the ensuing panic to get the stranger dressed and out of the way, the bride arrives, the girl is trapped in the bathroom, the best man pretends the hidden girl is his girl friend, his real girl friend has to be kept ignorant of the fact, and the hotel chamber maid gets mistaken for everybody’s girl friend. By the time the bride’s parents and half the hotel staff get in on the act, the chaos reaches nuclear proportions! It is that rare combination – a riotous comedy and a touching love story at the same time.
Dushant’s direction and his acting, both were commendable. He was simply the show stealer with his spontaneous act. Also the show is written very well, the dialogues are real and one can easily relate to them, they are simple to understand and yet very impactful. I loved the play and thoroughly enjoyed the confusions. There was a subtle message in the play that one needs to really be very sure of the decisions we make in life and especially like getting married to someone. One should not just go by what others say but really evaluate if we have found the right person and then only take such a big decision of life.
Written and directed by M. Sayeed Alam, a political science teacher-turned-full time-theatre practitioner ‘Cut…Cut…Cut’ was the second show of the evening and having seen Ghalib in Delhi by Sayeed Alam, my expectations from this show were super high and I wasn’t disappointed a bit. Slapstick comedy which is built in day to day situations is an art that Sayeed Alam captures very well in his plays.
Tragedy for them…comedy for us ‘CutCutCut’ comically deals with the chaos, catastrophes and calamities that strike Pierrot’s Troupe whenever it rehearses a play.
In the process, the play brings forth funny characters; hilarious situations; comic relationships and bizarre events, besides taking an amusing look into many more problems that a theatre group faces.
The play opens with the director being stressed and harassed rehearsing for his upcoming show with his bunch of actors and the script writer whose only job is to correct the horribly wrong accent or ‘Talafuz’ (as called in the play) of the actors. The ego clashes between the director and script writer leave people in splits. The comedy isn’t forced, but built in beautifully in the situations. As they day of performance comes nearer, the irritation of the director keeps increasing, and so does the chaos. Finally the day of performance arises and is showcased very beautifully with both back stage and on stage drama. How the director keeps improvising his actors and prompts them to do better, his frustration on their wrongs and constant contrast of backstage and on stage is sheer fun to watch.
Harish Chabbra who plays the role of the director was truly the show stopper. His acting skills are remarkable and the ease that he brings about in his dialogue delivery and his comic timing is just super. Rest of the cast was commendable as well. I really enjoyed the show and look forward to more shows by Pierrot’s Troupe as I have become a big fan of Sayeed Alam’s direction.
It was a Saturday well spent and I am so looking forward to the plays scheduled for tomorrow. If you have missed being at the Mon- Key Shanti Theatre Festival today, please don’t miss it tomorrow. They have some amazing shows lined up. ‘Uproute’ which is a physical theatre piece exploring the subject of home and exile, based on three of Miguel Cervantes’ Exemplary Novels. The performance consists of three short pieces that explore the aforementioned recurring themes in Cervantes’ writing.
Mahesh Dattani’s ‘Dance Like A Man’ centres on an individual’s plight, where a dying form of art serves as the backdrop.
And ‘MASSAGE’ that tells the story of Happy Kumar, a common man who comes to the big city of Mumbai with his pockets empty but dreams of becoming a hero. He passes through ups and downs, successes and failures, hope and despair, joys and sorrows, lanes and by lanes of the city. In this two-hour monologue, Rakesh Bedi enacts 24 different characters.
For tickets and other queries, do follow 3 Bells Productions and make most of The Mon-Key Shanti Theatre Festival.Enjoy!
Who doesn’t love the smell of wet mud, the thundering of clouds, the lightening and the drops of rain hitting the windowpane? Everyone enjoys a hot cup of coffee, some steaming hot pakodas and long drives in the monsoon season. But there are two sides of every coin; there is always a flip side. So is with monsoons, while we enjoy the weather, rains also bring with them quite a few adverse effects. In India, water seepage in homes and other buildings is one of the most common issues that results because of monsoon rains. Dampness has a lot of ill effects not just on the building and its infrastructure but also on the health of the people who live in these buildings.
It’s sad to see every second home dealing with such issues of dampness and yet people are so ignorant about them. In fact I just observed a damp patch on one of my room’s wall and I realized that we have been ignorant about it since quite sometime, and this monsoon season it has become more prominent than ever before. I immediately searched about dampness on the internet and learned so much, dampness is not a small issue, it can cause a lot of damages.
Bad design, faulty construction or use of poor quality of materials are some of the reasons that cause dampness. Dampness not only affects the life of the building but also creates unhygienic conditions.
Dampness tends to cause secondary damage to a building. The unwanted moisture enables the growth of various fungi in wood, causing rot or mould health issues and may lead to sick building syndrome. Plaster and paint deteriorate and wallpaper loosens. Stains from the water, salt and from mold mar surfaces. The highest airborne mould concentrations are found in buildings where significant mould infestation has occurred, usually as a result of severe water intrusion or flood damage. Molds can grow on almost any surface and occur where there is a lot of moisture from structural problems such as leaky roofs or high humidity levels. Airborne mold concentrations have the potential to be inhaled and can have health effects.
Health concerns around mold include infections, allergenic or immunological illness, and nonallergic illness. Asthma is also triggered by the sensitization of dust mites accruing humid, wet regions of a structure. Another health effect associated with structural dampness is the presence of bacteria in an indoor environment. Bacteria require water to grow and multiply. Bacteria are a source for the transmission of diseases, therefore putting occupants’ health at risk by water intrusion into the indoor environment.
To sum up, we can easily say that dampness can lead to following problems:
Reduce the life of structures
Causes bleaching and blistering of paints.
Causes petting off and removal of plaster.
Causes corrosion of metallic fixtures.
Deteriorate carpet & furniture.
Deteriorate electric installations
Causes spots on the floors and walls.
Causes rotting of wood.
Dangerous for the health of occupants.
Though solutions are available people don’t take these problems seriously unless they become mammoth.
Watch this new ad by Dr. Fixit with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan where he has portrayed the importance of waterproofing in his amazing way!
It’s strange that on one hand we are celebrating 70 years of independence whereas on the other hand we are not even free from the adverse effects of dampness in our life. This Independence can we all take a pledge that we won’t let dampness ruin our homes and health of the people we care about? At least I am going to get my home sorted immediately and also urge my near and dear ones to do the same.
Dr. Fixit offers both preventive and post-damage care solutions.
So whether you are building your home or repairing it, Dr. Fixit has products that are of high quality and assure fixation of issues. From external walls, to roof protection, from water tank seepage issues, to internal wall cracks, Dr. Fixit has products for all your needs and they offer recommendations with the help of their technical experts.
So lets all take a pledge “This Independence Month, Say No To Damp Walls & Ceilings, Leakage and Cracks, let’s take the opportunity of this time of the year to take an oath to strive for Freedom From Dampness”
Also, next time when you want to get any tips or solutions to make you home healthy and happy, check out the Happy Homes Blog.
Sports Illustrated India magazine launched the Motorsports Special Issue, in association with Maruti Suzuki Motorsports on 10th August 2016, at Underdoggs Sports Bar & Grill. Ace Ex Footballer and motorsports enthusiast Mr. Bhaichung Bhutia along with Ace Indian Rally Driver –Mr. Gaurav Gill unveiled the magazine with Mr. Vinay Pant – AVP Marketing, Maruti Suzuki India Limited. Also were present a host of celebs. The extra special coffee table magazine celebrated the growing category of motorsports in India. Bhaichung Bhutia and Gaurav Gill spoke about their passion for the motorsports. The other sponsors included Singapore Grand Prix and Singapore Tourism Board.
The Launch of the special annual Sports Illustrated India issue marks the dawn of the new horizon in the world of Indian motorsports. The Magazine will provide the much-needed vital knowledge about the motorsports industry and seeks to be the one-stop information hub for the motor sports enthusiasts. The Motorsports Issue is a refreshing sports magazine poised to bring the Indian as well as international motorsports personalities on the Indian scene, focusing on key areas of motorsports. With exclusive interviews and features from both Indian and International Motorsports icons crossing the spectrum of sports, including Karun Chandok, Narain Kartikeyan, CS Santosh, Hari Singh, Gaurav Gill, Suresh Rana and others. The new publication will bring its readers closer to the lifestyle of India’s top racers/motorists.
Spokesperson Mr. Vivek Pareek, Senior Publisher, Sports Illustrated India said “This special issue is a rendition of Sports Illustrated India’s commitment to every sport in India. We hope this specific initiative will encourage more people to take up the sport and find the support they need to excel.”
Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Mr. Vinay Pant, AVP -Marketing spokesperson said” Maruti Suzuki’s commitment to motorsports has spanned almost two decades, and we have constantly endeavoured to take the sports to the grassroots. With more initiative across the country that encourage budding racers, we look forward to a vibrant racing scenario in India.
Spokesperson Mr. Shashank Shekhar Mishra, India Representative of Singapore Grand Prix said “Singapore Grand Prix is one of the world’s most glamorous events, with exceptional racing and performances. We are proud to associate with Sports Illustrated to bring the passion and excellence of the track to readers and visitors to the most spectacular GP event in the world.
Valentino, the name that represents distinctive styling, unrivalled craftsmanship & exquisite detailing in its stylish shoe and accessories, has been embellishing the grace since its inception. Valentino- the most reputed name in the exotic world of leather today is internationally lauded for its fine quality & exquisite product range. It is among one of the top 5 formal footwear leather brand in India.
Valentino now launched their AW 2016 collection with over 350 styles and designs at India International Footwear Fair in Delhi on Friday- Sunday, August 5-7, 2016. The collection comprised of more than 350 shoe style designs with over 100 modern-day designs for women and 250 virgin Italian designs for men. The five-style range of foot wears featured everything from slippers to sandals, casual to formals and boots. The assortments are available at their e-commerce portal www.valentino.in.
The exhibition was inaugurated by the honorary Mr. Arun Jaitely , the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, India.
I tried on quite a few sandals from the collection and I have to say that they were the perfect balance of style and comfort. Without compromising on the design elements, the footwear is extremely comfortable, even their stilettos were like that. I mean the footwear is made in such a way that even if you are in high heels for the entire day, your feet won’t get tired. Its made keeping in mind the busy and tiring schedules of today’s working women. So whether you are looking at flaunting your heels at a party and make a style statement or you are running around with the daily office chores, your footwear comfort is taken care by the Valentino range. Also you have a wide variety to choose from, stilettos to wedges, to ballerinas and flats, every footwear has a charm of its own.
Valentino was instigated in the year 1985 by Mr.Moti Lal Daultani, founder, Valentino. Presently, the company is spearheaded by its second generation entrepreneur Mr. Chander Daultani, Director, Valentino who entered into his family business with a vision to take the footwear industry to next level. Mr. Chander Daultani can well & truly be called the inheritor of the rich legacy & credited with reviving the 31-year-old family business.
The brand has been growing exponentially and has successfully created a strong foothold across every nook and cranny of India. The company has expanded its wings and now possesses national & international strong presence. Valentino has a well built retail presence through more than 700 Multi Brand Outlets across India and selected nations.
Inspired with passion to exude elegance & Comfort, Valentino products are crafted from world’s premium leather using traditional as well as ultra modern methods to deliver some of the world’s most comfortable leather shoe and accessories. Fusion of modernity with elegance, contemporary, yet classic in colors and designs of the season. Every single product is backed by Valentino guarantee of leather purity, snazzy cool look, and light in weight, heavy in durability and extremely comfortable.
Valentino has redefined fashion by offering a fine range of classy shoes along with trendy leather accessories like hand bags, sling bags & wallets to add glamour to the outfits. The entire range weaves a magical spell because of fine mixture of colors, beautiful designs, graceful elegance and ethnic flair. Their mens collection is just as amazing.
Valentino produces the genuine leather products driven by a passion for perfection at every single stage of the critical manufacturing and evaluating process & stages. Only the finest ‘best of season’ lots are carefully selected by Valentino. The design house and embellishment centre incorporates the highest level of skills in embellishments and decoration by experienced shoe designers.
So check out a nearest store around you and get your feet pampered with style and comfort.
The book has been very aptly dedicated to Jyoti Singh and all the innumerable victims of sexual violence.
It takes you through the tragic journey of Maya,the protagonist of this highly moving and poignant tale.
The author has beautifully captured the ethos and pain of Maya tracing her journey from a young eight year child,a burden,as referred to by her father. From child sex abuse to the rape of a teenaged Maya.The hatred and ridicule of the Society which still considers women as the weaker sex to be lorded over and abused by the so called superior species of man, this book discovers many shades of her persona, beautifully captured in words.
The centre of her strength through these early disasters in life of Maya is her mother who installs a sense of purpose in her.
Maya from a remote village who despite all opposition sets out to realise her dream of education.
The journey takes her to Mumbai where she is forced into prostitution and her subsequent getaway from a brothel to further deceit and abuse at the hands of men to her eventually overcoming her utmost desire to kill herself and redeem and reclaim her dignity form the crux of this moving story. The book literally showcases the cruelty that our society has to offer especially when it come stop rape victims and women involved in flesh trade. But it also shows the power and strengths that every woman possesses and the fact that she can overcome any challenges life throws at her and emerge as true winners.
A very beautifully penned story capturing the pain, the grief and the undying underlying grit of Maya. Its a tale of survival and reclamation of one’s own identity.
A must read.
Grab your copy today.
The book is co authored by Mr Ashish Kumar Mall and Ms Lovely Kumari both third year students at KIIT University,Bhubneshwar.While Ashish is pursuing Electronics Engineering Lovely is a Computer Science Engineering student.
The one word the book after reading evokes is Nostalgia.
One can very easily relate to the hero of the book Ashwin and his best friend Ankita.
The book traces the teenhood journey of Ashwin. The adolescent age when one is constantly ready to fall in love at the slightest chance. Each girl who passes your path seems a Princess and the one you happen to get close to a queen.
Those teenhood infatuations,friendship,love,breakups,love lost,new love found makes for an interesting read.
I think most everyone will be able to connect with the situations and lead characters of the book be it Aswin his friend Mitu and the three girls mainly involved Ankita,Bhawana and Ria.
You will find an interesting twist at the end of the book.
Go ahead grab a copy and re visit your teens.
Among all the home décor elements, furniture is one of the most essential aspects of the entire décor planning whether indoor or outdoor. Rehau, one of the leading interior solutions providing company, exhibits a beautiful range of cord furniture at their showroom, which is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.
I recently went with a friend to REHAU’s showroom as she wanted to buy furniture for her garden, and what an amazing experience it was.
The moment you enter REHAU’s showroom, you are in a different world. The way they greet, the way they showcase their product range and the way their representatives go on to explain you everything with great detail, its just mind blowing. I think for all of us, the personal touch counts a lot in making a purchase decision and when the product quality is so superior and the brand so hospitable, you just cant go anywhere else.
REHAU’s cord furniture is officially called RAUCORD and I was really impressed with the minutest details given out by their representative that influenced our purchase decision greatly. Here is a summary of what we came to know about RAUCORD, and I am sure it will help you in choosing the best too.
RAUCORD, as it is officially called, is a premium synthetic weaving material suitable for all kinds of applications including outdoor and indoor furniture as well as garden and home accessories.
The material is manufactured using renowned German engineering know how and production technology.
REHAU has been active in polymer processing since 1948 and is one of the pioneers in designing and supplying all weather rattan with more than 7 years of experience in this field.
If you are one of those who love the luxurious appeal of wicker furniture but dread its upkeep, REHAU rescues you from the ordeal. With its superior characteristics and cutting edge technology, RAUCORD offers you this relaxed and carefree experience both indoors and outdoors.
With its state of the art UV stabilization technology, RAUCORD weaving material is fade resistant and will retain its quality even through the harshest attacks of summer. RAUCORD is also stain resistant and hence keeps you worry free from the spillage of coffee and tea and leaving marks. A few swipes with a damp cloth is all it takes to make it shine as new.
The durability of the product is another thing that has been kept in mind while developing it – it doesn’t crack, break or sag under heavy usage and heavy bottoms. Durability and resilience is achieved without compromising on shape and form, thus making it a preferred choice.
RAUCORD comes in a vast range of long lasting colours to make your furniture not just durable but also look beautiful.
One look and I am sure you gonna fall in love with it. Do visit their showroom and opt for RAUCORD whenever you are planning to buy wicker furniture, and even if you aren’t, just visit their showroom once, and you will surely change your mind!
The book traces the life of the lead protagonist Mohan.
Born in the Village of Bolangir,Odisha to very timid parents who have literally struggled through life.Mohan is blessed with intelligence beyond his young age but at the same time he is cursed with a rarest of rare disease.He is mind is hyper active bordering on genius.But what the mind dictates his tongue cannot relate.Let me give you a small example here.You ask Mohan How are you? His reply would be The Sun is shining bright.But despite this handicap he was a brilliant student topping in the school as well as state level. His parents were worried and garnering all their savings take him to Madras for treatment.The Doctor there is really at wits end and tells them that there is no remedy for this rare ailment but advises the parents to give him psychiatric counseling.
As they return to their village Mohans resolve to excel gets stronger.
He loses his parents in an accident and blames God for everything in his life.
But he challenges God that he will no longer be his soft target and to negate his one weakness he is determined to excel in academics.
From here on the author very skillfully takes you through to Mohans journey from a village to the prestigious IIT Bombay where three other protagonists join him by coincidence and how they form a formidable friendship.
The trials and turbulations at IIT and subsequent success for the four and then the murder and political intrigue in which Mohan gets involved lead to an absolutely fascinating tale.