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Every time it Rains- Nikita Singh My Review

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Nikita Singh, I read her love@facebook and found it not bad for a new author. Since then she has been doing great with her story telling abilities. I like the emotional quotient in her books.
Synopsis: 
A haunting love story that does grip, the theme of the book is revealed in its title itself. The book has been widely read by youngsters in India, especially girls. 'Like a Love Song' has a young woman Maahi come to terms in seeking true love, something that remains elusive for many and most dreams often die before they could ever be lived. A four year old traumatizing heartbreak is something that the young woman finds hard to overcome. Time does heal and so it was for Maahi. Just when she has nearly buried the past and is out exploring new relationships, having become confident of being in a true love bond, the past comes around to haunt Maahi. As the blurb of the book puts it, 'Love is a many-flavoured thing' the authoress portrays that all aspirations about love can vanish…

DesiVdesi Chikoo Chips

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Got to hear about this new version of crispy but not fried or baked and I was very curious to try that.  Got the products from DesiVdesi a food brand that is using natural techniques in keeping the snacks retain the nutrition. You can know more about them here







Tried their Chikoo Chips which are crispy, without any preservatives or added color. . Not very sweet which means no much sugar added. Makes a good option for kids who are fussy eaters. Maybe this version would tempt them to try this fruit.
It can be eaten on the go as it comes neatly packed in a zip pouch which means it stays fresh even after opening. Good for busy people as while travelling or on the go the fruit can become quite messy, as they have shelf life like a week or so,  this one comes handy. That also means it need not be finished once opened. Can be stored and the freshness retained.

Price I feel is a little on the higher side. Maybe if they do something about it, the snack would also capture the health conscious India…

The Rise of Sivagami: My Review

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Anand  Neelakantan, has authored few books in that Asura being a personal favorite. I had loved the way he had put across an entirely un imagined version of the already known story. Loved the way the author narrated that story.
Synopsis:
Blessed by the sacred Gauriparvat, Mahishmathi is an empire of abundance. The powerful kingdom is flourishing under its king, who enjoys the support and loyalty of his subjects, down to his lowly slaves. But is everything really as it appears, or is the empire hiding its own dirty secret?

Orphaned at a young age and wrenched away from her foster family, Sivagami is waiting for the day she can avenge the death of her beloved father, cruelly branded a traitor. Her enemy? None other than the king of Mahishmathi. With unflinching belief in her father’s innocence, the fiery young orphan is driven to clear his name and destroy the empire of Mahishmathi against all odds. How far can she go in her audacious journey?

From the pen of masterful storyteller and bests…

Sachin the Billion Dreams my review

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The other day watched Sachin the Billion dreams and nostalgia would be an understatement. It’s not a movie, this one is more like a documentary and a collection of the best moments of his life, career.
It takes you back through the journey of his life, ups and downs and his illustrious cricketing career. Loved the movie as it revisited almost all the milestone moments of his life. Was fun to watch it on big screen. Relive those matches, innings.
For fans it’s a visual treat to know more about the genius that he is who’s loved by people from all walks of life. I am happy that it’s a documentary kind as had it been a movie kind would have become very commercial.

This one is simple, straight from heart.     
PC: Wikipedia.

Maggi Super Chennai My review

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After trying the Mumbaiya flavor we tried the Chennai style one. I just added tadka. Now for me it was a fusion like Sāmbhar rice meeting noodles. The noodles tasted like Sāmbhar rice with curry leaves and tamarind extract. Maybe we can co relate the flavors but I didn’t find them very interesting.
It was like eating Maggi with Sāmbhar and no I didn’t like the combination much. I feel such classic flavors infused in Maggi are not that great an idea. Maggi classic flavors are the best and I feel they should let it be that way.

Maggi Mumbaiya Chatak- My review

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Hi all,
Long time I have been shamelessly ignoring this space. Let’s say that I was being just plain lazy. After being so lazy for so long today I thought of coming out of hibernation. Well Maggi made me come out.
Recently tried the Maggi Mumbaiya Chatak one. Disappointed I was to say the least. I was expecting for something related to Mumbai in flavors but was sad that I didn’t find anything close to Mumbai in that. I feel its over priced at 20 bucks and the net quantity less than 80 gms. Doesn’t make sense or is filling.
The new range of flavors that Maggi has come up with the barbeque, green chilly one etc. I feel nothing has made a mark. None of the flavors have been hitting the note. The good old original Maggi is still the best.

Yet to try the Amritsari, Chennai and Bengal one. Hope atleast they don’t disappoint.

The Unsuitable Boy- My review

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Laid my hands on the Karan Johar biography. It was on my wish list to read for long.
It was a breezy read, and I felt was refreshing and honest in some places. I liked the way he narrated the back story of how and what situations lead him to write the movies he wrote.
It touched the chord when he spoke of his parents, especially his dad, his illness, the struggle he went through coping up with his death. How he dealt with the situations, his struggles, success, failure, the fear of being alone has been narrated beautifully. The depression factor also has been written about beautifully.  Also the book has a take on his friendships with SRK, fallout with Kajol etc.
I would rate the book 4/5 as it is straightforward, to the point, crisp and the narration lucid. Respect for the person who is able to write and accept his shortcomings, preferences.