5 QUESTIONS OF THE INQUISITIVE APES -BOOK REVIEW

Hey guys! I back with another book review. I hope you like it.

Name- 5 Questions of the Inquisitive Apes
Author- Subhrashis Adhikari
Genre- Non-fiction
Pages- 190
My ratings- 4.5🌟/5🌟

MY REVIEW

5 Questions of the Inquisitive Apes deals with the following questions-
Question 1- How we came to be?
Question 2- How do we make sense of the Universe around us?
Question 3- Is sex bad?
Question 4- Who are we?
Question 5- How to be happy?
The cover of the book is simple and goes with the content inside completely. The language of the book is easy. You may find some scientific and unknown terms which are explained in the book itself. This makes the book easy to understand. The book is engaging which took me by surprise. I do not read non- fiction much because I find it hard to stick to it but I found this book really interesting. It was hard to put it down. I found the topics discussed intriguing and thought inducing. I would like to appreciate the author’s sense of humour here. Y’all remember that teacher we used to love, who made the boring subjects interesting and sleepy kids attentive using little jokes and subtle sarcasm? The author did the same in the book at different points to keep the reader hooked making the book unique. The book has some illustrations too. I learnt many new things and tried to unlearn a few while reading the book. The author talks about a lot of sensitive topics and there are detailed accounts on some simple things which we think we know but we do not. The author talks about the origin of life, universe, culture, evolution, sex, sexual orientation, homosexuality, patriarchy, feminism, #metoo movement and many more important issues. My favourite parts were the accounts of different researchers and the references from history used to prove certain points. I may not remember every name but I will revisit this book someday and be amused by the words again. I enjoyed reading this book a lot. The title of the book is justified. What are we if not inquisitive apes?

BLURB

Humans ascended to the top of the food chain through their uncanny ability to weave stories. Some stories are hardwired in our brains, while some we create over time. It is such stories that have steered the history of the world. While technologies are bringing disruptive changes and global warming is threatening our existence, it is more imperative than ever before to craft a global story that benefits all. This book discusses five profound questions whose answers will lay the foundation of future stories, and those stories will decide the fate of inquisitive apes.

β€’ How we came to be? Was it a chance episode, or were things pre-determined?

β€’ How we make sense of the universe around us? Are we hallucinating reality?

β€’ Is sex bad? Are we naturally monogamous?

β€’ Who are we? Is there a unique us?

β€’ How to be happy? Can we hack our brain and control the bio-chemicals?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Subhrashis is a geologist holding double masters from IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Bombay. Currently working as a team-leader in a multinational company, he has been involved in key hydrocarbon discoveries in India and abroad. Apart from several international and national publications, he has also published two books (details below). An established Toastmaster speaker, he is passionate about reading, blogging, geology, science, philosophy and history. He loves travelling to different parts of the globe with his wife and daughter.

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Twitter- @SubhrashisA

Instagram- @subhrashisa

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That is it for today guys. I received the review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Until next time, happy reading!😊

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GHOOMOPHIRO -BOOK REVIEW

Hey guys! How are you all doing? I am back with another book review. I hope you like it.

Name- Ghoomophiro: Travel Bringing Families Together

Author- Himadri Garg

Genre- Fiction

Pages- 195

My ratings- 3🌟/5🌟

My Review

Ghoomophiro is the story of two sisters Nikita and Kritika who have been travelling together for twenty-five years. This time they go on a trip with their families and it is more than just a trip. It is coming together of people who live together but do not talk with each other as they are stuck up with their work and online lives. It is a journey where all family members explore places and themselves together. They discuss environmental issues and much more. The sisters share the anecdotes they cherish from twenty-five years of happy travelling. The title suits the book very well. The book cover is beautiful. The flow of events in the book is easy to follow. The language is easy to read. The book, though, written in future is a relatable view of today’s relationships. The family members all love each other but they are too busy and caught up in their smartphones to start up a real conversation with others. The book is all about real conversations, connecting with oneself, others and nature. It is like a travel log which is enjoyable and inspiring. The book is highly descriptive. One may find it a bit slow but it is worth reading. I am sharing a quote from the book which I liked very much.

Overall, it was an interesting read and I enjoyed reading it. I will recommend it to everyone who travels frequently. If you are planning a trip for a long time but cannot just make it happen for some reason, read this book till you pull the strings.

Blurb

“Full of photographs, souvenirs and trinkets from around the world, the Kumar house was nothing short of a mini-museum of the flavours from the world. There were preserve-me glow balls from places that no longer existed- like the great barrier reef or the Hawaiian Islands, along with memory-cubes, that contained snap-shot holograms of places that the residents had been to and wanted to revisit virtually anytime they wanted. Happy photographs of family members, still framed, instead of the now common digital screen-shots that kept changing as per calendar events, awards and certificates for varied accomplishments, both professional and personal and signs of a well-read occupant were all visible. The house, to say the least, had character and spoke for itself, even though, ironically, most of its members did not as much.

Ghoomophiro is the story of two sisters Nitika and Kritika and their exciting much-awaited trip with their family. Both of them are travelers and during this trip, family discusses everything about their travel tales.

With its vivid descriptions, uplifting adventures, Ghoomophiro is a journey that everyone can live with and can relate to and can inspire anyone to pack the bags to explore.”

About the Author

Himadri Garg is a traveller, photographer and digital marketer. Currently working as Digital Head in a marketing service agency, alongside she is following passion for trekking, travelling & photography. She has been travelling and sharing her travel tales via photography exhibition, blogs and conversations in various travel meetups.

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Instagram- @himadri

Twitter- @himadrigarg

Facebook- @ghoomophiro

Website- www.ghoomophiro.com

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That is it for today guys. I received the review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I hope you are all doing well. Until next time, happy reading.😊

THE LEGENDS OF STARTUP GUY -BOOK REVIEW

Hey guys! I am back with another spoiler-free book review. I hope you enjoy reading it.

Name- The Legends of a Startup Guy

Author- Prachi Garg

Genre- Fiction

Pages-

My Ratings- 3🌟/5🌟

My Review

The Legends of a Startup Guy is a simple story of a boy named Ganesha. The story describes the environment Ganesha lives in and how he realises his dream to be an entrepreneur. The story is skillfully interwoven with the Hindu mythology which makes it unique. The book is fictional and all the characters are well known gods and goddesses from the Hindu mythology. The book as a whole is an interesting series of Ganesha’s struggles, failures, achievements and lessons learnt by him. There are many short stories told throughout the book which helps Ganesha understand his work and people around him. These tales with the actual story make the book more engaging. The book is a self-help guide too as there are many morals in it. I would appreciate the author for this unique take on the art of storytelling. I don’t enjoy reading motivational books much but this book is inspiring and engaging at the same time. The book cover is very beautiful and goes well with the story. The story is written in first person perspective with a few dialogue exchanges too. The character development is good. I found the flow a bit slow at times but the change in action as I explored the next chapter kept me going. The language used is refined and easy to comprehend. Overall, it was a nice read. I would recommend this book to non-fiction enthusiasts and all aspiring entrepreneurs out there.

Blurb

Ganesha is a jovial, intelligent and the youngest in the family. A foodie by heart and laid back by nature, he always looked for ways to make life easier. Despite being born to the all-powerful Shiva and Parvati, with uncle Vishnu and aunts Lakshmi and Saraswati to back him at every point in life, he has to battle through many ups and downs to establish his individual identity, just like his accomplished brother, Skanda. Under layers of perfection, benevolence and jovial extravaganza was a young boy battling to be found for who he really was. The legends of a start-up guy is a tale of someone who was born with a silver spoon and yet, decided to write his own destiny, on his own terms and to bring meaning to his existence out of the shadows of his lineage. It is the story of how an entrepreneur is born, the story of his challenges, and his actions to sail through them, carefully interwoven with stories from the Hindu mythology, to bring to the table the wisdom of the gods.

About the Author

Prachi Garg is an author, motivational speaker, and an entrepreneur. She is a founder of ghoomophiro.com, and has previously authored bestselling books -Superwomen, SuperCouples and SuperSiblings.

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Twitter- @prachimadri

Instagram- @prachi1905

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That is it for today guys. I received the review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I hope you are all doing well. Until next time, happy reading.😊

Introducing Unlocked Silences

Poetry is a form of writing that finds its way to our soul in more than one ways. If written with dedication, these words will keep pulling us towards them even long after we are done reading this. And with the similar efforts and a mindset beyond it, Mukhpreet Khurana recently released his collection of Poetry by the name Unlocked Silences.
And now, I got a part to share a preview around the same as the final part of the on-going digital book tour of Unlocked Silences by Bookpreneur.
Here’s a tiny poem giving you a touch of what the book is holding between its pages:

To have an appetite for
self love, self care and
self healing,
now that is what fireworks
are made.
-Mukhpreet Khurana

ABOUT THE BOOK

Unlocked Silences is a collection of abstracts, poems and excerpts written on tissue papers over a couple of years. It is a dive deep into the circles of emotion, empathy, acceptance, healing and insights into a different perspective towards life. In the voice of a budding adolescent, the book cascades into day-to day-shortcomings, carved into poetry and at the same time, embraces you in silence and stillness of thought. The book is an attempt to connect with the reader, to reflect upon them, unbiased and together and embrace a new beginning. With simplified use of grammar and vocabulary, this book seeks nothing but the companionship of all. With this debut book, the author aims to connect to one and to all in the message and purpose of existence, the aid of spirituality and an ode to a beautiful journey called life.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mukhpreet Khurana has been fond of literature, poetry and prose for a very long time. Being a coffee lover, you won’t be surprised to find him in a coffee shop sipping his cuppa with a journal on the table. A budding entrepreneur, he finds his interests in networking and socializing. He is a hobbyist photographer who enjoys taking long walks through any garden that comes his way. His taste in music scales towards the unmatchable power in Kirtan, in instrumentals and to the likes of Coke Studio and Sufi music. He is a fashion enthusiast, a foodie and a contributor to a budding lifestyle feed on Instagram (@strawccino).

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FOLLOW THE AUTHOR

Email: mukhpreetkhurana@gmail.com

Facebook: Mukhpreet Khurana

Instagram: @MukhpreetKhurana

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That is it for today guys. Until next time, happy reading!😊

The Path

The path I walked on,

was uneven,

even dark.

Careless it would be

to say, I couldn’t have survived

all alone,

as everyone finds a door,

if you keep striving.

I am just beholden for the leaves,

I saw on my way,

for the stirring I felt,

when I moved

beholden for the people I met,

who added warmth to the journey.

The path I walk on now,

is uneven,

and hard.

I can find a door on my own.

but I smile as I see

leaves in front me.

-Prashansa

Hey guys! How are you y’all doing? I am back with a collab with a dear friend of mine, Srishti. The picture above is clicked by her and I love it. You can check out more of her photography and art by clicking on the link below. I hope you liked this short post. Until next time, happy reading.😊

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HALLELUJAH!

I consume connected sounds.

Melodies, I hum as I do laundry

verses, I scream out while showering.

There are rhythms even when I take a test,

and no sound of my own just wind

with an astray tune in my head,

before I fall asleep.

There are stories I share through lyrics,

let people enter my world,

with their own jingles on.

I consume great music,

I bask in new emotions everyday,

I listen and I forget,

I turn my back to some.

Crashing down, I owe,

to a few hullabaloo anthems too.

Some tracks I ascribe,

only for lonely nights .

Then there are the ones,

I wear out by hanging on tight.

As I communicate, through hymns today

I wonder many years from now,

when I am frail,

when I hear voices I once loved,

will I be sane,

sane enough to thank them for everything they have gifted me?

Or for how they shielded me?

Will I recognize the bridge,

if not the first verse?

Will I remember the high note,

that comes,

just before it is all quiet again?

Will I feel what I feel today,

when music will take me down,

down the memory lane?

-PRASHANSA

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FIRESIDE CHAT WITH A GRAMMAR NAZI SERIAL KILLER -BOOK REVIEW

Hello everyone! I am back with another spoiler-free book review. I want to thank Samantha Morrison for providing me the review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Name- Fireside Chat with a Grammar Nazi Serial Killer

Author- Ryan Suvaal

Genre- Psychological Thriller

Pages- 40

Format- ebook

Ratings- 4🌟/5🌟

Review

Fireside Chat with a Grammar Nazi Serial Killer by Ryan Suvaal is a well written short story. It is an easy read. I wanted to read this book as soon as I read the blurb. The story is interesting and unique. It is short yet appropriately detailed. I liked the author’s vivid imagination. Although,it is hard to build a character in a book this short, the author did a great job with all the characters in the story. The title and cover of this book are eye-catching. Overall, it was a fast paced, engaging read for me and I enjoyed reading it.
I would recommend this book to anyone searching for a short and entertaining read. This book will take so less of your time and it can help you get out of your reading slump.

Trigger Warnings

Few descriptions of violence and gore.

Blurb

Seventeen gruesome killings across the United States, within a span of six months and there was one clear connection among victims. They were all book authors. While media was decorating the murders with sensationalist stories, and law enforcement was playing catch-up, the homicidal maniac remained elusive and secretive. Things got very interesting, however, when one day she decided to appear on an internet talk show for an honest fireside chat. Her reason for being on this show was not a quest for fame, but something much more disturbing.

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That is it for today y’all. Until next time, happy reading.😊