Book Review: Words of Smiths

words of smiths

words of smiths- by WizKonect

Author: Various
Language: English
Pages: 122
Price: Rs.200
Publisher: All About Books Global
ISBN Number: 9788192569017

Wizkonect’s ‘Words Of Smiths’ is an anthology of poems of contemporary Indian writers and poets. Way back in the year of 2012, the Wizkonect team had organized a national level poetry contest known as “Wordsmith”. This book is an inspiration of this poetry contest. It is through Wizkonect’s careful thought and effort that this book took its birth. The book is a success in capturing all the best entries of this poetry contest. Continue reading

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Book Review: Love Across the Borders

Love Across the Borders- Sudam Chandra Panigrahi

Love Across the Borders- Sudam Chandra Panigrahi

Publisher: All about Books Global


No. of Pages:

Format: Paperback

Language: English
About the book:

As my kid chirps yet another Christmas song- with her eyes trained on our baking oven- I sit to scribble about my latest conquest- Sudam Chandra Panigrahi’s “Love across the borders”. The Cocoa tin is nearly empty but that in no way insists me to spend some cookies over the review of this book. Cross borders love affairs have marked our literary history and some are painstakingly and few are evergreen epitomes of wordy expressions. The present book can to be slotted in the middle of this war zone. Continue reading

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Book review: 45 days in a cancer hospital

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing

ISBN-13: 9789381576823

ISBN-10: 9381576823

No. of Pages: 298

Format: Paperback

Language: English
About the book:

My kids will envy me right at this moment! Least they can imagine-that I actually scored over them! Armed with the benefit of reading a medical suspense- I can tell them- Huh! Even we got our Robin Cook, Megan Hunt- in the making! Alka- I am not overstating your potential- just laying the bare facts down- lady- you got it in you! 45 days in a cancer hospital is a standing proof. Continue reading

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Chetan Bhagat’s REVOLUTION 2020 – A Book Review

Revolution 2020 is Chetan Bhagat’s fifth book and most criticized book .The story has the usual and his own way of handling social stuffs and this time it is Corruption.

Chetan Bhagat visits GangaTech College in Varanasi to deliver a speech. There, he meets Gopal, the 26-year-old protagonist who has achieved great success in life surrounding himself with lots of money and yet has an unhappy life .The same day, Gopal invites Bhagat for a drink which Bhagat agrees. After an overdose of alcohol Gopal is been admitted in the hospital and this is where he shares his own past with Bhagat.

Three childhood friends Gopal ,Ragav and Aarthi has different aspirations in life with Gopal wanting to become rich ,Ragav wanting a global political change  and Aarthi wants to become an airhostess .

Revolution 2020 as the name says has very little than what the name actually says but still Chetan Bhagat taking steps to provide youthful solution of reducing corruption is appreciated. What the book lacks is the obvious fun factor when you compared to his other previous books like 2 States involving a racist humour.

In this book Revolution 2020, .the writer has very well portrait the life of a student who went to another city for studies but failed in his education. The author has clearly the rotten Indian education system and corruption that exists till date.  Gopal’s cribbing about not getting a good enough rank is the fate of Indian Education system and most of us would have crossed that pace in our life. This is where our fate of our life is chosen by the ranks we get than we choosing it.

Then our protagonist Gopal proceeds to set up his own business, GangaTech college in Varanasi with the help of an MLA Shukla using his Power .He pay bribes to everyone he comes across to keep the Engineering college running, from government officials to the faculties in the college. He finally achieved his dream to becoming rich.

On the other side, Ragav succeeds in his exams becomes a journalist and starts his own newsletter called Revolution 2020 in which he publishes an article about the Ganga Treatment Scam and proves that Shukla is a corrupt man. Aarthi is caught between the love of both her friends, switches from one to another due to the twists that arises in the story. The three friends then resolve the ending where in Aarthi gets married to Ragav whereas Gopal paves way for their happy future life.

Though almost many readers disliked the ending of Aarthi getting married to Ragav , I wish to differ from this .Gopal getting Aarthi would never would have made Gopal feel bad about his corrupted life on the contrary ,it would have made Gopal win after all his corrupted activities and that is not Revolution 2020 story plot was for. We must remember we have always inculcated in belief in our very old good cliché: Only Truth will win.


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EMMA by Jane Austen (a classical novel)

Emma Woodhouse is the women centric character as depicted in Jane Austen Novel. Emma is often seen as Jane Austen’s most flawless work and she is all what  women loves to be – beautiful, rich and clever. The story opens with her care free life in her beautiful estate Hartfield living with her hypochondriac father and her governess Miss Taylor. The single Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life but neither believes in Marriage or Love. She wanted to stay single forever.

‘I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.’

The author Jane Austen has herself said that she wrote on her novel a sentence “I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.” True to those words, Emma strives throughout the story given the fact she hates her behaviour herself making misguided attempts to bring her friends and acquaintances together romantically but fails over and over making her ever so good life miserable.

Being credited to the wedding bells of Miss Taylor, her best friend and former governess with that of Mr. Weston made Emma decide that she is best fitted for match-making and this in turn makes her to meddle into the life of her new friend Harriet Smith, a young and naïve lady who is easily misleaded.She tries to match Harriet with Mr. Elton, the local vicar but he refuses to her proposal making the love struck Harriet heart broken.

More characters develop and get involved in the story making it more complex with twists and turns till the climax. Emma’s good friend Mr Knightley guides her from the beginning and in fact makes the book interesting with his amusing dialogues and intelligent arguments with her. Other characters in the story like Harriet Smith, Mr Elton, Mr Knightly, Miss Bates, Isabella and Frank Churchill are all well developed, interesting with their own defined characters.

Jane Austen characters in the story are very relevant. Miss Bates – a relatively poor woman and the harmless chatterbox , Mr Woodhouse –  the kind old gentleman who doesn’t like change and tends to worry about everything , Mrs Elto-, the most unpleasant, self-centred woman imaginable and Emma , the confident young  mischievous woman are all well developed , interesting with their own defined characters.

“Emma’s eyes were instantly withdrawn; and she sat silently meditating, in a fixed attitude, for a few minutes. A few minutes were sufficient for making her acquainted with her own heart. A mind like hers, once opening to suspicion, made rapid progress. She touched— she admitted—she acknowledged the whole truth. Why was it so much worse that Harriet should be in love with Mr. Knightley, than with Frank Churchill? Why was the evil so dreadfully increased by Harriet’s having some hope of a return? It darted through her, with the speed of an arrow, that Mr. Knightley must marry no one but herself!

Her own conduct, as well as her own heart, was before her in the same few minutes. She saw it all with a clearness which had never blessed her before. How improperly had she been acting by Harriet! How inconsiderate, how indelicate, how irrational, how unfeeling had been her conduct! What blindness, what madness, had led her on! It struck her with dreadful force, and she was ready to give it every bad name in the world. Some portion of respect for herself, however, in spite of all these demerits— some concern for her own appearance, and a strong sense of justice by Harriet.”

The book has a  fairy tale ending where all the ladies finds their love and even Emma who once vowed of not getting into marriage finds her mate in Mr.Knightely providing the story an unexpected yet welcomed ending. Overall, Jane Austen’s Emma is a remarkable classic that you can read in one sitting and still wanted it to be never ending.

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The Three Mistakes of My Life by Chetan Bhagat

Published in May 2008, The Three Mistakes of My Life is Chetan Bhagat’s third best-selling novel and the story plot is based in the city of Ahmedabad in western India.


The Three Mistakes of My Life is the story of three youngsters who are bonded with the three things Cricket, Politics and Religion based on Indian psychology. As usual as Chetan Bhagat’s books , this book too has got lots of self-development and preaching but in a good way. And moreover it is a book anyone with a little English language can lay hands on, simple and straight to the point.


Govind Patel , the focus character of the story aims to start a business while private tutoring students on maths to support his mother abandoned by his father. His friends Ishaan ,a cricket freak and Omi , a boy from a religious background joins hands to help him start a cricket shop business. While Ishaan used his cricket passion to promote Govind’s business, Omi provided him a suitable place to begin the store through his connections. Chetan Bhagat’s business ideas delivered through his characters in the novel is well appreciated and wonderful .


All goes well, when they are encountered with two disastrous events in their life. The earthquake that made their plans swings downside and the Gujarat riots which even compelled them to change their routine. So now, the book develops on how they manage and how Govind struggled in his life to get back a proper situation is overall the main theme of the story.


In between to add some spice to the book, there is a romance going on between Govind and Ishaan’s sister Vidya, who came to him for Math private tuition. Omi, his friend reminds him now and then of Ishaan protective nature of his sister Vidya and the consequences of their relationship. The book explores the mistakes made by Govind, proving to be fatal and the dark reality of life overriding their passion of making their dreams.


The book received mixed reviews of some calling it baseless and others appreciate the novel was good. Chetan’s cleverness lies in his setting up one important character in all his books and then allowing it to travel all through the novels with usual real life situation and positive attitudes that make the book worth reading. One drawback is that the story holds lots of mistakes and twists that confuse the readers at some point.


Chetan Bhagat has the clinch in writing dramatic novels which eventually takes shape into film industry. After his Five point someone which was  a blockbuster named “Three Idiots” and One Night @ the Call Center making it to “HELLO”, this novel made into a movie version named “Kai Po Che! 2 directed by Abhishek Kapoor starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Raj Kumar Yadav, Amit Sadh .


Overall, the 3 mistakes of my life is a quick read for youngsters who loves Chetan Bhagat’s works and for those who are into movie , mark the name above .

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott, the American author has written a novel “Little Women “based on her own childhood experience in two volumes. It is the chronicles of the lives of four sisters named Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. The story depicts the experience of growing up in New England during the civil war, the hard lessons of poverty, illness, death, courtships and marriage. Continue reading

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