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Are We Connected: Diary pages #1: Prerna Verma

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Ever thought about getting published and seeing your name on the cover jacket of a book? What it takes to be a ‘Published Author’? Money? Story? Contacts? Or Keeda? I agree with the keeda thing. If you have it, you will write your book at any cost. Today we have our first writer in the series “Are We Connected: Diary pages”. She always had this keeda of writing, and now the keeda has grown into shape of a book, her first fiction novel. Prerna Verma, born in Ludhiana,Punjab and currently staying at New Delhi, an Amity graduate,  and a known name among readers of magazines like Digital Krafts, Housecalls, India & You and Tehelka. She has written 500+ articles, and now she is ready with her first fiction ‘The Dumb and the Dumbfounded’, which is already out of stock in preorder! You can contact her via facebook, Also don’t forget to like the official fanpage of ‘The Dumband Dumbfounded’. To preorder the book, you can visit HomeShop18, Infibeam, uRead, IndiaPlaza or flipkart.
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Blog Series: Are We Connected: Diary Pages

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As a student of Computer Science and Applications, I always wondered how a computer can do so many things without letting us know about single detail of its working. Then I came to know about Artificial Intelligence, which came like a breeze in my lackluster syllabus. It fascinated me in different ways. I learned about thought waves, which I always considered as an illusion earlier. As I studied it, I found many things closely related and relevant to the real world.
I learned the fact that we do feel the energy from unknown sources, and as the vibes matches, it brings strangers close, together in a sense. These unknown sources are sometimes very close to us, and sometimes far from the boundaries of imagination. It never influenced me, but it did contribute to a major part of my life.  So to know if it can really do something for us, I formed a concept. A concept which features a page of Diary of Authors I know and admire. Some of them have national bestseller on their names,; some are…

Book Review: The Kite Runner (Khaled Hossieni)

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Book:  The Kite Runner Writer:  Khaled Hossieni ISBN:     1408217295 Publisher:  Bloomsbury Number of Pages: 336
A novel set mostly in Afghanistan. The introverted and insecure afghan narrator, Amir, grows up in Afghanistan in the closing years of the monarchy and the first years of the short-lived republic. His best and most faithful friend, Hassan, is the son of a servant. Amir feels he betrays Hassan by not coming to his aid when Hassan is set on by bullies and furthermore forces Hassan and his father Ali to leave his father´s service. Amir´s relatively privileged life in Kabul comes to an end when the communist regime comes to power and his extrovert father, Baba emigrates with him to the U.S. There Amir meets his future afghan wife and marries her. Amir´s father dies in the U.S. and Amir receives a letter from his father´s most trusted business partner and, for a time, Amir´s surrogate father, which makes Amir return, alone, to a Taliban-dominated Afghanistan in search of the truth ab…

Book Review: Shades of Love (Ankit Mittal)

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Book:  Shades of Love Editor:  Ankit Mittal ISBN:     978-9381-841-143 Publisher:  Grapevine India Number of Pages: 232
There is something special about short stories that I feel. While reading, I couldn't help but be a little biased towards a short-story collection; maybe because I too write short stories sometimes. This time I received an ARC of ‘Shades of Love’ edited by Ankit Mittal. Mr.Mittal hailing from New Delhi, India, has completed a degree in Engineering and Business Management, and works as a financial consultant in a financial technology firm. Being a voracious reader and avid blogger he has ample experience of the literary world. ‘Shades of Love’ is an anthology of 25 short stories by 25 young and experienced writers. Its first anthology by Grapevine India to let readers experience different shades of that divine feeling called love. Let us find out what it has to offer. Love’s shades are myriad and moving.
Shades of Love pays tribute to these human amours from the gentles…

Book Review: Trade Winds To Meluhha (Vasant Davé)

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Book:    Trade Winds To Meluhha  Author:  Vasant Davé E-ISBN:     978-81-922506-0-1 Publisher: Vasantrai P. Davé Number of Pages: 256
Due to many reasons, for a while I have taken a break from reading, and now after almost a month I got an opportunity to read ‘Trade Winds to Meluhha’ by Mr. Vasant Davé. Mr. Davé is an Engineer by education and has work experience that is more than my age itself! During his work as Industrial Market Researcher, he came closer to ancient pas of Indian subcontinent and led him to write a historical novel on Mesopotamian and Sumerian civilization. ‘Trade Winds to Meluhha’ is set in Bronze Age Mesopotamia, 2138 BC. I received e-book for review purpose and since I bought a tablet now, it was quite easy to read. Well designed navigation and excellently linked hypertext helped a lot. Since it was an e-book, I read synopsis on Goodreads. Coming to review, let us find out what Mr. Davé has to offer us. The protagonist is a young Sumerian boy, Samasin, who is accused …