Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar by Kochery C. Shibu

men and dreams

Published: September 2015 by Niyogi Books

Read Date: May 23rd 2017

Stars: 3/5

Blurb (in my words)-

Story revolves around Hydro Electric project (AM Hydro) – biggest dam under construction in Dhaulandhar and men working at the site. Nanda, engineer at project site, is running from his violent retribution past. Khusru, Kashmiri man, who has become a pawn of the terrorist at younger age. Rekha, dancer and doctor, run away with Khusru and arrives at project site. While the site work is going on in full fledge, the terrorists are planning to target the dam.

What lays in store for these main characters and men working at project site? That only Fates can decide. (or as author thought would happen) 😉

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CAP Series 2 Chinky And Pinky Oodhi Baba! by Hemdiva Dev


Published: March 1st 2017 by HemDiva Dev

Read Date: May 1st 2017

Stars: 4/5

This is beautiful short story that children would love to read.

Blurb (in my words)

After school, Chinky and Pinky are waiting for their moms to pick them up. While they are waiting, a scary dog comes from nowhere and scare them out of their wits. In fright they leave the school gate and run away from the dog blindly. When they stop, they don’t know where they are and how to find way back. They see two boys of their school in alley heading towards a shop. They have to do something to find their way back, so they follow the boys. At the shop they suddenly meet Oodhi- the kite. And here starts their weird adventure and also drag their poor mothers into it.

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Blemishing the Odds by Harish Penumarthi

Blemishing the Odds

Published: October 23rd 2016 by Half Baked Beans

Read Date: April 30th 2017

Stars: 3/5

Blemishing the odds is debut novel by Harish Penumarthi, set in India.

Blurb (in my words)

Story starts with protagonist- Raghav narrating the best phase of his life (school life) to his children. Raghav, last bencher, famous for bad reputation in school and among relatives, who loves to play more and study less. His parents wants him to take life and specially studies seriously. After he meets Trisha- diva of the school, his not so serious life starts turning to serious (serious in love not studies). Trisha becomes center of everything in his life. But, destiny has already started to give more attention to Raghav. Tragedies and separations. Will he blemish the odds? Will he ever change and how? Are Raghav and Trisha really meant for each other or it’s just childhood fantasy?

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Colorful Notions (The Roadtrippers 1.0) by Mohit Goyal


Published: 17th Nov 2016 by Srishti Publishers & Distributors

My Rating: 4/5 stars

3 friends, 3 Months, 25 places across India, 10 thousand kilometers road trip! What do think about this adventurous journey? Amazing? Impossible? Crazy? Well, you can know only by reading the book.

Colorful Notions first book of the Roadtrippers series set in India, narrated by protagonist Ab. The story in Featuring 3 youngster- Abhay aka Ab, Sashank aka Shasha, and Unnati.

Ab- Rich, independent, planner of the trip, who wants have road tripping experience and film travel documentary with his BFF Shasha.

Shasha- Connoisseur of food, who is on this trip because of food.

Unnati- RJ, girlfriend of Shasha, who is on trip because she is the voice of Ab’s documentary film and wants to spend time with Shasha.

Journey starts from Delhi with their well-prepared itinerary and lots of adventures on the way – Safari in Corbett, dip in river Ganges, extreme temperature of Ladakh, fearful nights at Bhangarh Fort, heritage and beauty of Rajasthan, beach parties in Goa, and lot more. The story is about, how their journey is going to be, how it will affect their relations with each other, and what happens at the end of the journey.

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