Book review, Review

Review of THE PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESS MADE EASY by Roopleen

Title : Principles of Success made easy

Author : Dr. Roopleen

No.of pages : 131

Price : Rs. 199/-

Publishers : Macmillan Publishers India Ltd.

Blurb :

Principles of Success Made Easy – 14 easy steps to climb the ladder of success is the culmination of my onerous efforts of writing something simple yet relevant. It is a pragmatic account of the fundamental principles of achieving success by self-help and is the distilled essence of my years of research and understanding of the dynamics of success. This practical manual serves as a step-by-step guide to climb the ladder of success. It gives both an in-depth view and a time-tested approach to succeed and chronicles 14 golden principles of achieving success. The principles are wide-ranging and apply to success in any sphere of life. My own life has been transformed by the principles enshrined in this book. Therefore, I recommend this book to anyone who wants to be successful in life and seeks happiness. Principles of Success Made Easy – 14 easy steps to climb the ladder of success would prove to be not only a guidebook for success but also a reservoir and storehouse of strength and motivation. I am sure all my readers would be able to relate to this book, which has been carefully tailored just for them. They would be tempted to read this self-help manual over and over again in order to assimilate its contents and incorporate the principles in their lives. After all, as is said, ‘a good book becomes a part of you’.

Review : 

Many books may come and go but only few serve the purpose for which they are built. Principles of Success made easy is one of them. The book is divided into fourteen chapters, each with a detailed explanation of a golden principle of success. 

  1. Draft the Blueprint of Your Life
  2. Believe in Yourself
  3. Build Yourself Up
  4. Let Confidence Be Your Hallmark
  5. Never Give Up
  6. Visualizations and Positive Affirmations
  7. The Tripod of Success- Hard Work, Perseverance and Discipline
  8. Identify Your Achilles’ Heel
  9. Skills you Need to Master
  10. Get Tough With Stress
  11. Organize Yourself- Declutter Your Life
  12. Acknowledge and Celebrate Your Success
  13. Be a Winner
  14. The X-Factor

Every chapters of this book can hold a life changing impact on the readers and the author has very well weaved the content of the book to serve it as a motivational package. Some chapters like Skills you need to master and Organise yourself makes the readers to question their own worth. Also some notable points and quotes are jotted down precisely to make the reading more comfortable. It has also discussed every situations where a person fails and have explained in detail of how to overcome them. This book helps and guides the readers from the beginning of a plan till the execution. Whenever you feel low in life, Principles of Success can refresh you and inject you with more power to accomplish your goal. The selection of words are simple and lucid which helps the readers to easily grasp the content. Also the chapters maintain coherence which makes the book an easy read. After the completion of the book, I can assure the positive thoughts and positive vibes around the readers. Read it, execute it and live it.

Even the cover page is inspiring and gives a clue on what’s hidden inside the book. The title and the tagline apts well with the book which makes it a quick pick. And the author has proved that this book is not just a guidebook for success but also a reservoir and storehouse of strength and motivation.

Verdict : 

Best motivational book to every dreamer with a goal.

Ratings :

Cover : 4.5 / 5

Title : 4 / 5

Blurb : 4.5 / 5

Content : 5 / 5

Presentation : 4.5 / 5

Overall rating : 4.5 / 5

Amazon link :

http://www.amazon.in/gp/aw/d/0230322697/ref=mp_s_a_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1501960279&sr=8-10&pi=AC_SX118_SY170_QL70&keywords=principles+of+success

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Book review, Review

Review of THE QUEST OF THE SPARROWS by Kartik Sharma, Ravi ‘Nirmal’ Sharma

Title : The Quest of the Sparrows

Author : Kartik Sharma, Ravi Nirmal Sharma

No. Of pages : 261

Price : Rs.195/-

Publishers : Rupa Publications

Blurb :

A seemingly ordinary young man forced to become a guru takes a leap of faith and sets off with his followers on a taxing journey that changes their mindsets and lives forever. Inspired by the carefree life of a sparrow, reluctant guru Partibhan takes off on a 600 kilometre expedition on foot to test his theory of practical spirituality. He believes that human beings can become powerful creators, but the desire to secure the future makes them mere survivors. However, survival isn’t the only goal of life. A much bigger role, a higher calling awaits us. Will Guru Partibhan and his disciples complete the journey? Will they discover their true potential and find everlasting joy? Looks at the importance of spirituality in today’s fast paced world. A must read for all those feeling burnt out and wondering about the ‘higher purpose’ of their lives. The story of a young man who finds his calling in life, written in a relatable manner.

Review :

The quest of sparrows is a book which will take you on a spiritual journey to quench your thirst to know about life.

The book is explained from three persons perspective –

Nikhil, from London is a normal man with every luxuries. But his disoriented family sets him to take a spiritual journey to India in search of peace.

Sanjeev, a detective was alloted a mission to spy on the great guru, Parthiban to find whether he is a real guru or a fraud?

Parthiban, the great guru ascends the throne after his dad Parmanand. Having experienced a dark past after his father left him alone to take over the spiritual path, Parthibhan loses faith in both divine and his dad. Further the story is built on how Parthiban realises his worth and his connection with divine. Later he practices practical spiritual journey of 600 kilometres with his followers and preach them what life actually is.

Further, the book is built on how the spiritual journey affected the life of these three people and also the life of other fellow followers.

The book is not just a spiritual book but also if serves as a self helping book which teaches us the meaning of life. Every events which occur during the spiritual journey leaves an ever lasting message to the human kind. The book is very well woven with motivational thoughts and it grips the readers to the story till the end. It enlightens and purifies the soul of the readers. The book is composed with simple words and lucid language. Also it is divided into many chapters which makes the reading easy. The first person narration helps to maintain coherence with the book. The characters were also neatly explained with utmost reference. The theme is engaging and helps to attain more knowledge about divine.

The book cover deeply explains the content of the book to unleash the locked soul from the caged body. The title and the tagline sufficiently supports the theme and grabs the attention of the readers. The blurb could have been more detailed to give some clue on the content of the book.

Verdict : A life changing book which blesses you with a new perspective to see the outer world.

Ratings :

Cover : 4.5 / 5

Blurb : 3.5 / 5

Title : 4 / 5

Storyline : 4.5 / 5

Overall rating : 4.5 / 5

Amazon link :

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Book review, Review

Review of TRANSITIONS AND BEYOND- A living series book 4 by Inderjit Kaur 

Title : Transitions and Beyond

Author : Inderjit Kaur

Pages : 144

Price : Rs.250/-

Publishers : Notion Press Publishers

Blurb :

Transitions and Beyond helps us recalibrate our focus to align with our long-term objectives and goals thus making problems much easier to deal with and restoring one’s confidence in life. It promises to renew and reform a disordered life so that one can live a complete life with all stagnation removed. One becomes a true adventurer, who now sees life’s miniscule complications as challenges and can begin to transition. 

Transitions are the phases that help one grow through adversities transforming one into an individual who will love challenges and convert them into opportunities for a magnificent tomorrow. They are related to psychological and situational parameters and both are equally important to optimize and to manifest a simple tool of transformation into the realm of personal developments to achieve balance in every core area of life. 

Transitions and Beyond thus leads us to believe in life and produce a defining path that will reveal who we are and who we are meant to be.

Review :

The book is provided by Arudhaa Club in exchange for a genuine review.

Transitions and Beyond is a self help book which has the ability to force the readers to move forward in life. This is the 4th part of the living series book. This book is divided into 3 modules – 

1. The change

2. The interventions and 

3. The Renewal.

The first module “change” deals with the changes every person feels and undergoes in his life. The second module “intervention” deals with realising our mistakes and accepting our own self inspite of all the flaws. The Renewal deals with overcoming every struggles of our life and leading a new and renowned life. Also this book serves as a positive energy for all those who are struggling in their life. The language and selection of words is simple and the book really hooks the readers with it till the end with its inspiring and motivating words. The use of lively examples explains easily what the author has tried to deliver. The division The take away at the end of the chapters sums up what we learnt throughout those chapters. Every chapters comprise of life lessons and forces the readers to level up. Also some of the chapters make you read again and again to motivate your ownself. And that’s where the book succeeds as a best motivating and inspiring book.

The title of the book apts well with its theme but the cover could have been more relatable to the content. The blurb explains what’s hidden deep in the book. 

Verdict : One of the best motivational reads, everyone should read for atleast once.

Ratings :

Cover : 3.5 / 5

Title : 4.5 / 5

Content : 4.5 / 5

Editing and Presentation : 4 / 5

Overall rating : 4 / 5

Amazon link :

Grab your copy at https://www.amazon.in/gp/aw/d/1947349619/ref=cm_cr_srp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8

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Book review, Review

Review of “Spoilt for Choice” by Poornansh Shrivastava

Title : Spoilt for choice

Author : Poornansh Shrivastava

No.of pages : 185

Price : Rs. 199/-

Publishers : Half baked beans

Blurb :

200 Riders participate in motorcycle racing every season and from 15 finalists only one becomes the champion. What kind of people are these who race without seeking any fame just to fulfill their passion? Not normal person for sure. Every rider has their own story and some become love stories. This story is about a small town boy, Samarth, who fell in love with a girl named Sanchi. He was passionate about sports, she wasn’t. She wanted love from him, he was spoilt for choice. Long distance relationship needs trust and understanding but he needed some time to understand these things. He chose his passion and she also made her choice. Can a person do whatever he/she is passionate about? Can a person move on from relationships to follow his/her dream?

Review :

This book is all about the life story of a common middle class born man – Samarth Shrivastava who aims to become a doctor and also follows racing as his passion. The book further unfolds how he managed to overcome all the struggles he faced throughout his journey to accomplish his goals.

Spoilt for choice – The book opens up with Samarth writing a suicide letter and further the story travels to his past to explain what made Samarth to take such a drastic step. 

Loaded with innumerable dreams, Samarth falls in love with his classmate Sanchi and they make plans for their future when destiny distances them for higher education. Samarth joins dentistry at Rajnandgoan whereas Sanchi joins in Chennai. But slowly the physical distance starts to drift them apart even though Samarth was head over heels in love with Sanchi. Also Samarth gets a sponsorship offer from Chennai for his racing career and he flies to Chennai when he faces the reality that Sanchi is no more in love with him and she is now committed to Rajeev. Eventually, after knowing all this, he fails in his race and also in his exams. Further the story is built on how Samarth overcame all the struggles and pain in his life and showcases how he achieved his dreams.

Spoilt for choice – a motivational book to inspire the readers to run towards their aim. The author has weaved the story well and his words showcase the emotions he endured. The first person narration makes the book more relatable to one’s ownself. This book makes us believe that it’s never too late to run for our dreams. Also it says no one is permanent in our life. The words are simple and the language is lucid which makes the reading comfortable. But at some chapters, the story misses it’s coherence. The book is divided into many levels which makes it a quick read. The presentation could have been better. The racing events were explained with utmost Perfection which almost makes us racers. This book is a combination of all concepts we expect in a book spiced up with love, dreams, hopes, disappointment, responsibilities etc.

Positives :

A real inspirational story. 

This book injects us with a positive hope that nothing is impossible.

Showcased the real struggles which every person undergoes in their pursuit of fulfilling their passion and ambition.

The cover page and the title is more attractive and can easily grab readers attention.

Negatives :

 The character of Sugandha was not very well explained and also it was left in the middle without proper completion.

Samarth’s dad’s bank issue was also left without any explanation.

At a point, the author makes us to feel why should Samarth love Sanchi to this extent even if she is not interested to reciprocate it.

Verdict :

To find a real inspiration and motivation, go for it.

Ratings :

Cover : 4 / 5

Title : 4.5 / 5

Blurb : 4.5 / 5

Plot : 4.5 / 5

Characters : 3 / 5

Presentation : 3.5 / 5

Overall rating : 4 / 5

Amazon link :
http://www.amazon.in/gp/aw/d/9384315567/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499921658&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX118_SY170_QL70&keywords=spoilt+for+choice


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