Book Review – The Deliberate Sinner by Bhaavna Arora

About The Author: 

Dr. Bhavna Arora is a new-generation writer who is an avid learner of life. She is a young enthusiast who has two MBA degrees and a Doctorate from Pittsford University in Leadership to her credit.

A philanthropist at heart, she has been sponsoring an underprivileged boy’s education. She also works closely with an institute for special children.

Book Cover: This cover completely suits the story of the book. The exceptional and attention seeking cover.

Characters: The protagonist is Rihana, a rich, modern, independent woman with sanguine belief. Her husband Veer, an ambitious, dominating, person who is too self-centered. Raj, Rihana’s good friend and ‘love of his life’. Avinash her close friend and an important character of the story.

Writing style: Language and  writing have kept consciously simple by the author, the person who reads is never over laden with witty lines and idealistic terminologies.

I liked: Author tries to sum up the story without stretching it unnecessarily. The story has the potential to keep you glued till the last part because of the author’s narration style and plot of the story.

This book provides an eminent example of the true male subjugated culture of India.

The Author does not portray Rihanna as a sufferer, but projected her as a combatant and a champion. It is an excellent interpretation to comprehend physical tinges of a woman, and its importance in any relationship.

I disliked: the only thing I disliked about this book is the author has narrated a tale which constantly creates a negative notion regarding men.

Conclusion:

More or less all the girls would be able to recount to the plot in some way or other. The way Rihana copes up with life is truly quite realistic. May be that is the reason the book appears to be so sensible.

In this story the author has explained various relationship issues like – Domestic Violence, Marital Rape, societal problems (premarital sex), Indian Mentality regarding Marriage (Dowry, man’s dominance) and consequences of Divorce in a womanly way. However, Rihanna’s character is designed as an empowered and self-respecting woman and she doesn’t consider herself as a sufferer but a survivor. Proper amount of twists and turns along with the brilliant & easy going narration This story has come out well as a form of a book.

Although a responsive subject to deal with, debut author, Bhaavna Arora does absolute justice to her description of the vital characters, Veer and Rihana. Written in a not so formal manner, fresh language, the tale is firm, witty, touching and a swift read too. This tale  brilliantly illustrates the wishes, the potency of a modern and self-determined woman.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Title: Deliberate Sinner

Author: Bhaavna Arora

ISBN-10: 938266520x

ISBN-13:9789382665205

Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Shrishti Publishers & Distributors

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I’m a DREAMER! – Nehali Lalwani

OH YES!I have my own dream world, I have made few fictional characters around me who play, love and adore me for what I am.  I love those characters because they don’t treat me as their mood and convenience, they never promised me to be by my side and left when I needed them. You feel its funny to dream? Well that’s your call and choice and I’m in no mood today to explain you why shouldn’t you call that funny 🙂

Have you ever been into any such phase of life where you are mistreated just because you can’t flaunt your knowledge like all other teenagers does at this age? 

Where you are been sandwiched between your own dreams and your family’s expectations?

Where you are constantly judged and presumptions are been made for you? Limitations are been set for you? People decide on behalf you whether you will able to complete this task or not..Have been into any such dilemma where you know your heart is not ready for this but you do it because your family gets back their smile by that single step of yours.

I have been there! Faced it and still standing strong with a glowing smile on my face. 

Friends?? well, Yes i had many, I use to call myself lucky till the time I was encountered by the reality!

I had always given my best to make them smile, from sharing their secret crushes to their first love making they have shared wid me about EVERYTHING! N when I needed them back in the same manner like they  needed me some years back I was shown nothing but the prioritize chart they have made for their loved ones where I didn’t even existed..

I forgave! Because I believed time heals it all.. I moved on n made myself an introvert. People couldn’t spare me there and they decided to tag me as arrogant rude and mean. I chose to ignore them as well.. As i believed, dog barks and and you dont have to bark back at them.. I let them bark!

I looked forward for a better life, where I could breathe freely with my own dreams but people called me selfish.. As they thought, I should think of my family and society first.They have given me so much till now… I smiled and preferred to step back.

Society again questioned my intentions and said -your family has done so much for you gal? What have you given them in return.. Earn Big! Dream Big! and prove your capabilities! Money was never my priority and people around me questioned my thinking again. I kept mum like always.

I was never asked what did I wanted from my life, what did I wanted to be. no one was even bothered about it.

I read! I wrote! I scribbled!

I read and made myself believe again that goodness is rewarded always! Reading has always been my source of motivation… I wrote, Because i wasn’t allowed to speak.. whatever I felt, I preferred to write.. Write my heart out not for anyone but for my own self.. I was tired to giving justifications to everyone around me who didn’t bother to believe my intentions n notions.

I came out of the shell and worked hard to make people know my worth… I hated that! I did because I was told to do so.

I wanted to make my own identity. I wanted to be known by own work. I know I wasn’t expecting more from my life.. I just wanted to prove my worth.. I wasn’t wrong.

I was judged here again, I was been tagged as rapacious.. People fought with me and gossiped about me as much as they could.. And I still being an observor learnt a lesson and took my way ahead.. The same phase where I needed my old buddies to hold me and support me like I have been doing since years, I was left alone because they thought  I was a known name now! I might not need them, I silently saw them walking out of my life I remained silent as always.. I didnt even tried to stop them, because I believe those who love you truly will stay by you no matter what!

I smiled at them and ignored with what they spoke about me in public. I wasn’t hurt anymore.. As i have been listening to such words since long.. May be I was used to it..

And If dreaming gives me back my smile.. If dreaming provides me with the positive aura that I need to sustain here among so called knowledgeable  and judgmental people..Yes I’m a dreamer! N I’m proud of my dreams

– Nehali Lalwani

Book Review – Crossroads – It’s About Time – By Preeti Singh

A writer is someone who can scribble the nastiest and robust situations in the simplest way.

Yes, Preeti Singh has done the brilliant job in inscribing the serious topics like Domestic violence, consequences in a Life for single women in Indian Society and many such concerned topics which are been discussed and described in the beautiful manner in her novel Crossroads.

 The story revolves around the protagonist Kavita Singh!

To be honest any reader can easily connect with this story as it has all the major sentiments implicated in it. It has different flavors of life like love, Marriage, Longing, Sacrifice, friendship, Crush, Death, violence, dilemma of choosing one between two and many such emotions which you and I undergo by more or less daily in our life.

All the 17 characters are been mentioned and portrayed in the best possible manner. My personal favorite characters are Hitakshi, Prateek Singh, Abhinash, Mihir, Amber and Twitter. Actually I loved their part in the book as a reader. As I felt they added the required charisma in the story line.

If I talk about my few favorite scenes of the book I liked the way Kavita talks with her sister in Law over call, the way Kavita fling her documents in the air and go for the auto Rikshaw ride, the love making scene of Kavita and Abhinash and the last scene where Kavita walks away from both the men of her life is certainly the best part of the book.

Talking about the cover of Book – I loved it! The color amalgamation and the font used at the book cover are just perfect and it suits well to the theme of the book.

Next, I would like to compliment Author here for her style of narration. Yes! I am a BIG well no I’m a gigantic fan of your writing after reading CROSSROADS! To be precise here, the way she has managed a proper balance in writing the past and present scenes is definitely commendable. I smiled and was excited to read further When Rajiv loved his wife Kavita, When Prateek Singh tried to impress his strict wife Shubhi with Shayris, when the innocent component of Salli and Hitakshi was revealed in their talks in between the chapters. Yes I hated Rajeev and his Sister for treating Kavita like a trash.

The best part of the book is climax, Trust me I as a reader wished and hoped for this end where she chooses to live and lead her life alone without being without any men in her life. Each Girl is capable of living like a queen she doesn’t need any men to make her feel like one.

This book is recommended to Teenagers, all those who have ever been in love and lastly to the all the women who have loved lived and sacrificed their each ounce of happiness for their families but asked for nothing in return except bit of love and respect.

I would like to give 5 on 5 for Crossroads – It’s about time – By Preeti Singh.

P.S. Thank you for sending me your book with personalised message and autograph.

Book Review – The Hidden Letters – Purba Chakraborty!

Here is my take on The Hidden Letters by Purba Chakraborty!

Hidden letters, is a story of a woman who plays 3 different role at a same time. Being a mother, a wife, and a daughter how she struggles and survives in the dilemma of life.

This book has 3 main characters, Anaya Chatterjee, Dr. Nishith Chatterjee and Olivia Chatterjee. This book is definitely not a common romantic fiction (as I expected it to be). This book has got a kind of a story you cant afford to miss!

Firstly, I would like to congratulate author for writing such a brilliant piece of art. Which is no less than a roller coaster ride for any girl despite of her age. As a girl, I was able to connect myself with Anaya at many points and incidents in the book.

This story is having all the essential ingredients a reader can expect from a book – a tale of friendship, Love triangle, One sided life, Sorrow, Sacrifices, and many such crucial situations of life where you need to deal because you can’t afford to give up.

The characters for the story are wisely taken. Author deserves a compliment for coming up with some fresh plot. Hidden Letters had indeed more to serve than some mere romance. The writing style and the storyline will definitely keep you engrossed till the end. As author has done a great job by adding up crispiness and suspense in each chapter wherever needed. The poems written in the book were truly like a cheery on the cake. The description done the author is also appreciable.

The only negative point I found in the book is the end. It was bit faster then I expected. May be because I was engrossed in the story and I wanted to know each minute detail about all the characters at the end.

All in all I would like to give 4/5 for the wonderful book. Keep writing Purba! May you come up with many such brilliant pieces of art in near future.