Reminiscences of a Seeker

Written by Kapil Kumar Bhaskar, Reminiscences of a Seeker tends to take the reader through a range of feelings.

Starting with a non-committal shrug as to the impossibility of anything supernatural in this world to the changes in thought processes, this  book leads the reader till the end trying to decode something that’s in-explainable. How Kapil manages to do so in this book is a real challenge I guess and yet he has done it very well.

Kapil talks about her journey in seeking the right master/guru and in the process all the trials and tribulations he faces, these recollection of incidents and situations makes the book an interesting read.

The best thing is that Kapil doesn’t force the reader to believe anything. It is left to the reader to judge for themselves whether they want to believe. Yes, this book is based on true experiences of Kapil, so it might be a bit awkward for some readers and totally bewildering and unbelievable for some – so if you can’t digest such stuff, you can avoid reading.

The Verdict: Read it. For it might change your perspectives to life and beyond.

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Blurb:

Kapil takes you on his unforgettable true journey of the supernatural world of mystics and higher beings, unbelievable miracles and the parallel world of darkness and light, in his spiritual pursuit of seeking the ONE – who would show him the Ultimate Divine. A series of events catapults Kapil into the fascinating world of Dark Arts and suck him into the quagmire of drama, suspense, greed and betrayal. And just when the trials and tribulations seem to engulf Kapil completely, there emerged from the deepest darkness, a Brilliant Light of his True Master. The existence of the paranormal world is as much real and any ordinary person can get caught in that world unless one is careful. We belong to such a period of time wherein innocent seekers are lured into the trap of so-called “Masters” who fool them easily by playing onto their deepest fears and weakness. The book hopes to save people from making that false step and even if one does commit that mistake, the book offers hope that it is not the end of the world;one can always get to the Light, A thrilling true account of an ordinary man plunged into extraordinary circumstances of the Dark World.


 

THE REVIEWER:

Kavita Singh is the Founder of Kaffeinated Konversations.

Being passionate about reading, writing, arts and culture, she has founded “Kaffeinated Konversations” – a registered community that supports like minded people, provides a platform to them for intellectual sharing and stimulation and also encourages them to bring out their skills. Kaffeinated Konversations Book Box is a brand product of the venture. She trains writers/bloggers too through workshops and training events.  She is a highly sought after book reviewer.

Being a voracious reader and book addict; her handbag; apart from containing innumerable nick-knacks that every woman carries, it always has a pen and diary as a constant companion for jotting down her thoughts on the go.

You can connect to her on kaffeinatedkonversations@gmail.com

Radius 200

A tightly packed novel that has elements of love, fear, disgust, horror, politics, helplessness, mystery, intrigue, charm, and more always gets the reader hooked till the end.

Radius 200” sets out to be a potpourri of emotions. With the highs and the lows of the young people falling in love and the events that they encounter makes it an amazing book. Author Veena Nagpal has put up a really engrossing book. My regret is that I read it quite late, despite reminders to read it – now however, I am glad I read it!

Having certain futuristic elements in the book related to the consequences of nuclear makes it a little dystopian novel in parts. The way the scientific facts and political truths are messed with the story of love – this book can’t be not taken seriously.

I won’t put in spoilers about the book but I can definitely say that this book has great potential to be taken up by all kinds of readers irrespective of the genres they like.

Do buy it on Amazon Kindle

 

Blurb: 

What if a nuclear powered neighboring nation was to ‘steal’ an entire river from under our eyes?

What if a top-ranking Indian General was to take a unilateral decision to strike back, thereby triggering a cataclysmic reaction?

What if, in the aftermath of the nuclear attack, India was left with a devastated Exclusion Zone, 200 kilometers in radius?

And what if your love was stranded inside the Exclusion Zone…

 


 

THE REVIEWER:

Kavita Singh is the Founder of Kaffeinated Konversations.

Being passionate about reading, writing, arts and culture, she has founded “Kaffeinated Konversations” – a registered community that supports like minded people, provides a platform to them for intellectual sharing and stimulation and also encourages them to bring out their skills. Kaffeinated Konversations Book Box is a brand product of the venture. She trains writers/bloggers too through workshops and training events.  She is a highly sought after book reviewer.

Being a voracious reader and book addict; her handbag; apart from containing innumerable nick-knacks that every woman carries, it always has a pen and diary as a constant companion for jotting down her thoughts on the go.

You can connect to her on kaffeinatedkonversations@gmail.com

The Rise of Sivagami

What does this book have that the movie Bahubali doesn’t?

The very beginning! The past. The life of Sivagami and the way she has become the way she is.

Anand Neelakantan weaves a beautiful story of Sivagami in midst of the geographical, social and cultural milieu of Mahishmati empire. Sivagami’s circumstances, her traversing through the myriad shades of the Mahishmati empire, the political cauldron and the social structure – all seems to resonate with the reader as one progresses in reading the book.

To understand the movie much better, do read this book, for it shall complete your understanding of the story of Bahubali.  Sivagami undergoes the whole rigmarole of  getting the things set right for herself and in the process of her expedition leads to interesting discoveries. Interestingly these discoveries are known to the reader and not to the various characters in the book.

The narrative flow of the book is good and Anand keeps the reader engaged except for a certain slowness in the story in between. This lull effect is good in a way since we get to process all the information in the story till that point. (It could be a damper for some)

This is first part of the series on Sivagami and am looking forward to the next book.

You can buy the book from Amazon

Blurb:

Blessed by the sacred Gauriparvat, Mahishmathi is an empire of abundance. The powerful kingdom is flourishing under its king, who enjoys the support and loyalty of his subjects, down to his lowly slaves. But is everything really as it appears, or is the empire hiding its own dirty secret?

Orphaned at a young age and wrenched away from her foster family, Sivagami is waiting for the day she can avenge the death of her beloved father, cruelly branded a traitor. Her enemy? None other than the king of Mahishmathi. With unflinching belief in her father’s innocence, the fiery young orphan is driven to clear his name and destroy the empire of Mahishmathi against all odds. How far can she go in her audacious journey?

From the pen of masterful storyteller and bestselling author Anand Neelakantan, comes The Rise of Sivagami, the first book in the series Baahubali: Before the Beginning. A tale of intrigue and power, revenge and betrayal, the revelations in The Rise of Sivagami will grip the reader and not let go.


 

THE REVIEWER:

Kavita Singh is the Founder of Kaffeinated Konversations.

Being passionate about reading, writing, arts and culture, she has founded “Kaffeinated Konversations” – a registered community that supports like minded people, provides a platform to them for intellectual sharing and stimulation and also encourages them to bring out their skills. Kaffeinated Konversations Book Box is a brand product of the venture. She trains writers/bloggers too through workshops and training events.  She is a highly sought after book reviewer.

Being a voracious reader and book addict; her handbag; apart from containing innumerable nick-knacks that every woman carries, it always has a pen and diary as a constant companion for jotting down her thoughts on the go.

You can connect to her on kaffeinatedkonversations@gmail.com