About the Book: Raj was a prodigy. He was witty, sharp-tongued, and charming; the nonpareil from his school expected to do something fabulous with his life. At the very least, turn out to be a rocket scientist like his father. But as he grew older, a demon awoke within him, which slowly made his reflection in the mirror fade away. Fueled by anxiety and depression, he began to disappear under the dark shadow of alcoholism. And worse, no one close to him was able to discern that his issues ran deeper and darker than the bottle he held. As Raj’s depressive behavior draws a sharp polarity to the events of his past, his friends make desperate attempts to reclaim him from his dark state of steady deterioration. Will that critical help he needs arrive on time? Based on a true story, Gin Soaked Boy is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the elusive world of depression and its manifestations in the cultural context of a country like India. Written as 12 acts, each delves into one hidden symptom that could eventually lead to depression. This poignant book will resonate with anyone who may have come across someone like Raj in their lives – a soul who may be displaying one of these symptoms but none can lay their finger on the source of the problem. However, deep down, there is the unsettling feeling of witnessing a disappearing reflection. About the Author: Sandeep is a Sales & Marketing professional at Unilever where he has worked for the last 15 years across Asia, Europe, and Africa. In his spare time, he writes articles on marketing and blogs, and vlogs about his travels. His work can be found on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Travel Blog. In the year 2020, when people around the world lost some of their loved ones to the deadly COVID-19, Sandeep lost his best friend to depression. Sandeep noticed that, unlike physical ailments, a mental illness like depression is gradual and progressively exacerbates over time. In the case of his best friend, his 12 symptoms of depression were spread over the last 12 years of his life. During this time, only Sandeep and a few other close friends witnessed its unfolding. Gin Soaked Boy is a memoir of one boy and the life he lived before the eventual capitulation to depression. While one life couldn’t be saved, if the signs were read at the right time and interventions implemented, hopefully, another could be. Gin Soaked Boy is Sandeep’s attempt at preventing another loss of life to depression.
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Book Review: In The Corridors Of The Coaching Capital by Nikhlesh Mathur
Raasbihari, a mathematics prodigy, is compelled by his ambitious father to join a coaching institute in Kota to become an IIT engineer. Unaware of his supernatural powers, he gets entangled in a moral, social and legal quagmire. Indicted for driving a student to suicide, the youngster is hounded by the police until Manjri, his playful but daring village sweetheart, arrives to help him fight the odds. Do watch the review, grab a copy and let us know what you thought of the book!
Book Review: The Gymnast by Sanjay Chandra
About the Book It was the summer of 2018… Roshni, a seven-year-old girl, walked with confidence on a tightrope above the road as cars whizzed past below her. Her two older siblings also performed their acts for the passes-by. They were poor and only wanted to earn a little extra for their family. But there were dreams in their eyes. They wanted to reach out to touch the stars… 10 years later… Olympics 2028 Los Angeles… Roshni started her run with long and powerful strides… She jumped from the springboard, and it seemed that she barely flicked the beam. She was airborne… She was now a complete blur to the spectators as she came down and made a perfect land on her two feet—her arms raised looking at the judges… And then the scores were announced… About the Author Born in 1959, Sanjay started his professional journey as was expected of him–an engineer with the Indian Railways Services. But he chose to drive the course of his life in later years, leaving a secure job to join the private sector and eventually pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. Along the way, he realised that there was a storyteller within him–every communication in his life was a story in itself! As he reflected upon his journey, he started penning down anecdotes from his life which he hoped would inspire others to pursue their dreams. He published his memoirs The Life and Times of a Common Man in 2019. Sanjay now sees stories all around him. Writing has become a passion, and he has finally become a storyteller. He is also a traveller, a book lover and an amateur photographer. He lives in Gurgaon with his family.
Book Review: You Can Compound by Vivek Mashrani
6th August 2022 Book Review: You Can Compound by Vivek Mashrani A book which shall equip you with the right tools to invest! The top life lessons we learnt from the book Make the money work for you! Be ready to learn Understand what suits your investment plan Personalize your plans as per your resources Don’t invest in just one company Invest in multiple sources so you can earn while you sleep Find your competitive advantage and play to your strengths We call it the newspaper for a reason - stay relevant and updated on trends To learn these simple yet profound skills and more, Check out You Can Compound! About the Book We are taught how to work hard to earn money, but unfortunately, our education system does not teach us how to earn passive income and compound our hard-earned money effectively. You Can Compound is a book that decodes how to learn, implement and refine investing process. This book covers secrets, strategies and framework to compound money by investing in the stock market. In this ground-breaking book, You Can Compound, Vivek Mashrani integrates principles of personal finance, building blocks to understand businesses, a framework for buy-add-sell, risk management as well as powerful allocation principles. He has given his unique perspective to explain these concepts by blending business fundamentals as well as technical analysis principles. Vivek has simplified these concepts using TREE Analogy, MACHINE framework and many other such mnemonics so that investors at all levels would enjoy reading this book. This book is a complete guide for any serious investor who wants to take compounding to next level and achieve financial freedom. About the Author Vivek Mashrani, CFA, is a Founder and Director at Technofunda Ventures based out of Ahmedabad, India. He is also building Investing Community under his TechnoFunda Investing initiative to help people become better investors. Previously, he served at the Bangalore and London offices of HSBC as AVP in their Investment Banking as well as Strategy teams. Vivek is a CFA® charterholder and member of CFA Society India; and an MBA in Capital Markets from NMIMS, Mumbai. He is a strong believer of lifelong learning, networking and collaboration.
Book Review: Major Bakshi: The Dragon's Nemesis by Sudip Talukdar
Book Review | Major Bakshi | The Dragon's Nemesis Check out our impressions of the book! Major Bakshi: The Dragon’s Nemesis by Sudip Talukdar About the Book Who is Major Bakshi? Why was he dumped into the most remote rural pocket of central India, dubbed as a ‘blackhole,’ along with a bunch of the rowdiest discards in the Army? What did he do to forge them into the world’s most feared guerrilla force, capable of inflicting terrible vengeance on an enemy like China? Was it his sharp strategic sense or just pure luck? Or even his connect with Shamanic Powers, from another dimension. The Dragon’s Nemesis, with a gripping plotline, has all the answers. This is the author’s second novel after Proxy War: The Counter Moves, which focused on terror networks from across the border.
Book review: The Mystery Mountains by Aid Ganguli
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Book Review: The Evil Days by Arya Narrayan
20th November 2022 Book Review: The Evil Days: A Spiritual & Suspenseful Science Fiction based on Kalki Avatar & Sir Albert Einstein by Arya Narrayan About the Book In 3033 AD, there is no water. There are no families, no relationships. There is no peace, no love, no unity, no humanity. No culture, no spirituality, no happiness and no holiness. There is nothing. Humans have forgotten they are humans and are surrounded by a great many unknown evils. The crime rate is unstoppable and soaring at an unimaginable rate. Kalki Narayan, a renowned Neuroscientist and Mathematician, worked full-time to make a discovery and invented a ground-breaking device based on the world-shattering concept ‘Spectra’ to bring positive change to the world. Kalki is the only hope. He is the only hope for finding the many missing neuroscientists of the world. He is the last strand capable of locating Einstein’s brain. Will all future events unfold in line with the Holy Bible’s foretold Judgment Day? Or can Kalki bring back peace and put an end to the evil days?
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