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REVIEW: In The Realm Of The Unknown by Girish Shirodkar

1.The Tree of Terror— In the darkness of a stormy night, the unseen dwellers of a gulmohar tree attack a college student and his companion during their stay at a college hostel. Although the student, quite dramatically, escapes the deadly blow of the haunters of the dark, his friend is killed.

2.My Midnight Acquaintance– Upon receiving a phone call from his father, a college student sets out to his village at midnight. While on the way he meets an old man who invites him to his hut. Strangely enough, the student realizes later that he was called not by his father but the same old man, the purpose being very special.

3.The Lord Datta Temple--- Girish and his friend, John, one dark night, set out for a stroll. On the way they notice a deserted house and a well. Curious, they cross the fence and peep into the well. The soul of a priest hovering near the well then possesses John, and pursues Girish with the fury of a mad hound.
TITLE- In The Realm Of The Unknown AUTHOR- Girish Shirodkar
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REVIEW: I'm So Hacked by Gautam Mayekar

@v! is a hacker who spends his days working in India’s number one anti-virus company as a security researcher and his nights, crawling through underground hacking forums. 

He is completely unmotivated and lacks purpose until he receives a letter from M@dR1; a mysterious revolutionary who wants to create a “change” in the world. M@dR1 uses @v!’s horrific past to motivate him, and guides him through various tasks, starting with shutting down the internet services of the entire city. 

A series of mayhem, manipulation and mystery ensues as @v! begins hallucinating various events and people from his former life, before he became a reclusive hacker. He is thrown into a barrage of uncertainty and confusion as his perception of reality begins to shift out of focus. 

Meanwhile, M@dR1 and @v! prepare for a major cyber-attack that will rock the foundation of the country’s technological unit, with the help of @v!’s friends, $@m and K!LL3R. Will they accomplish their goals? Or will @v!’s increasing d…

REVIEW: Enlighten The Lamp Of Your Fortune by Dinesh Sahay

Learn how to create what you want in life by art of creation in actual life through right power of thought, power of spoken words, power of writing and by right targeted actions in right time zones. See action in your life starting from 3rd day onward in the direction of your dreams/wishes in reality depending on your mindset, pre-set notions, trust and faith in self, God, Mentor, Guru, Coach. Yes, it is possible for every reader. Anything is possible at any point of time if one knows the positives of creation. 

You are the creator of your own destiny stored for you by God. He releases it to you on demand by your thoughts and actions. It’s as simple as this. When you read this book and start program and sparing few minutes of time each day while sitting at home or in office or travelling in plane or train or car you will see astonishing results in life subject to mind-set. 

Future is undefined and you have to create it. 

“Fate or Kismet (destiny) is the invention of fools and does not ex…

REVIEW: Love and Lust: Stories and Essays by Various Authors

Love and Lust: Stories and Essays by Vikram Seth, Saadat Hasan Manto, Kamala Das, Rajinder Singh Bedi, Timeri N. Murari, Upamanyu, Chatterjee, K. R. Meera, Amrita Narayanan, Ira Trivedi, Amitava Kumar, Jeet Thayil, Ira Mukhoty

The powerful stories and sketches in this volume probe the mysteries of love and the perils and ecstasies of sexual desire.

TITLE- LOVE and Lust AUTHOR- Various Authors
PUBLISHER- Aleph Books
FORMAT- Hardcover

*Thanks to the Publishers for a review copy.*
(All opinions are my own) A collection of stories based on sexuality, love and lust? A must-read for everyone!
Everyone has their own opinions about Love and Lust, it's a vast topic but there is nothing black and white about it, its all grey. I might find some things right which you would not and vice versa, that's why I say Love and Lust is all grey.
All the stories in this collection are beautifully weaved. 'Love and Lust' is such a powerful theme and the stories have done justice to it. Each story is u…

REVIEW: Shadow Of The Past by Mayank Manohar

Life throws up tough choices that often control your life, forcing you to carry the baggage of your past. In the process, you have no option but to fall in love with your own shadow. Your pain and loneliness are your best friends. But there comes a breaking point and when you reach it, there is a good chance it can destroy you completely. 

Shadow of the Past is a story about three young people crippled by their own past and insecurities and how their life changes when they stop running away and start embracing it. But the question always remains: to what extent can anyone go to get rid of their past? 

Meet Lavanya, deprived of the love that she deserved and fighting a seven-year-long battle for Rehan, who is crippled by the complexity of his own mind, then takes a major U-turn. Arpita, who yearns for Rehan’s love, suddenly finds herself trapped between the incomplete love saga of Rehan and Lavanya. Rehan comes out of the void he is in, only to Tumble into another. 

Will the shadow of the…