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The Great personalities

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The Great personalities

-Prof. R.P. Chaturvedi

(Upkar's Publication)

http://upkar.in/

Well they Have good GK books ,i have read from them.Worth it. :)

So this book here ,well my kiddo cousin brother had this book .So once again  i borrowed the book and read.I had one realization ,we often complain about India being backward and no developments etc etc but have we ever tried to find out where we have exceeded .NO. We have so many great personalities,Scientists,Engineers,Doctors ,Mathematicians,Politicians for examples that we haven't heard of or who are lost in the pages of our history book.
The Great Personalities book written by Prof. R.P. Chaturvedi This is not a novel ,not story book.This one here is a basic introduction of those personalities that contributed to India.
Ever heard the name Sir Mokshagundam Vishveshwaraiya .I bet you haven't.He is the Best engineer in British era.He built Sukka dam.He built dams on Moosi river to stop flooding in Hyderabad.He built the Krishnaraj Sagar Dam on  river Kaveri in 1912.This project was termed impossible by British engineers and estimated to be in crores but Sir Vishveshwaraiya built it in stipulated time and also in limited resources.
There are so many names Dr. Vishnu Shridhar Vakankar,Acharya Praphulla Chandra Ray,Nana Fananvees,Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan,Dr.Zakir Hussain.
The book gives introduction of the personalities according to their fields. Literature and Scholarship,Politics,Science,Society and culture.
There are introduction of famous personalities outside India also,like Sir Alfred Nobel,Fibonacci,Madam Curie etc.
Well the motto of this book here is mainly to inspire children and kids but then again i guess we all have that kid alive in us in some corner of our heart :)


-pa1



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The Secret

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The Secret 


-Rhonda Byrne


http://thesecret.tv

This book here was given to me by my dear friend soni.She gave it to me in times when i needed it the most.I recently had suffered a major loss in my family and needed some good 
good moral support to recover from the grief and pain and support my family.Thank you soni :) .
The moment i saw the book .I felt attracted to it.It got my attention.The cover was very well designed .You would wanna check it at least once.
The Secret here can prove to be life-changing book.It can make significant changes to your life if you really consider following 
the things written in the book.The book  very philosophical,psychological,
inspiring book.One cannot believe how he has been missing in his life.The book reveals the secret of life,
how to stay healthy,wealthy and happy.Why only rich people are happy or they are rich because they are happy!!?? why only rich people have money
??what's there secret ?? This book reveals that secret.The secret of being happy,to be rich,to have successful relationships,to live life at large
.The book is really worthy reading.I do have some things that i have changed after reading this book.And well it does seem to have a good effect. There are examples form holy books and by philosophers.
The book has really made some significant changes in my thinking.

Just go ahead and grab a copy of the book ....and know thy secret ...

-pa1

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Those small lil things

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Those small lil things 

In life and love

-Rahul Saini

 http://www.rahulsaini.in/

small little things by rahul saini I purchased this book just for reading .Was traveling and had to kill time went to book stall .Browsing the books ,chetan bhagat-3mistakes check,two states check,premchand ki kahaniyan check,agatha christie check,rest authors very costly $$$$$.So thought lets give some new author a chance.So Mr.Rahul Saini got the opportunity for his book
"Those small lil things". What made me choose this one,well there were some photo snippets that made it more realistic and there were pretty girls too ;-). So i had to believe the story must true to some extent and storymode will keep me occupied . 

The book revolves around the character Raj. He has lot of friends ,many being girls(interesting... relates to me),loves his childhood crush Rushi. Both are besties but she always denies his love.The story start from his childhood ,there are many filmy dialogues especially of SRK movies love-shove type.His schooldays ,college and job etc etc. The book is full experiences in every phase of life,there is humor,there is tension,emotion,fun,friendship,triangular love story,jealousy .Then there are girls who are very sweet,kiddish,best friends ,fun loving .With them you cant feel lonely.Even though your heart belongs to someone special ,this girls here play an important role .Then the office masti and sarcastic Boss. There are some very funny incidents and bollywood dialogues .This book feels lively to read.You can relate to the story,i could ...

This book is good time pass book .You wont have and everlasting changing effect but will kill your journey time.It's good for light reading and if you are not author specific and looking for something new.It's good to go.

So when on a journey and at station wondering what to read ..Go ahead and grab this one..:)

-pa1

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Harry Potter Series

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Harry Potter Series

-J.K Rowling

harrypotter.bloomsbury.com

Well i cant thank enough  Miss Jessy from my Air Force School who let me borrow this books,this books were one of the best fiction novels i have read,year 2004-2007.  I 'm huge fan I had never heard of it earlier but saw it once in the library ,borrowed and was mesmerized and hooked .The book had me spellbound ,i read Chamber of Secrets first then Philosophers's stone followed by Prisoner of Azkaban....Thanks to my
Principal Mrs.Geetali mam ,she got the Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince in few days of release.
I read and re-read those novels . Fun part I even designed my own wand ,drew harry potter sketches,caste spells and tried to read my crush's mind.:) believe me i did .
Last one was ebook :/ But then again i read it from a hard copy.
I am huge fan of this series and i think there are thousands of reviews already available so adding one more is  drop in sea ,this one is just my point of view.I grew up reading this stories. I have lived in world of Harry Potter,wizarding world ,dreaming,what not..It's been an awesome experience.
I recommend this for children and everyone.Worth reading.
Read Read.:)

1.Harry Potter and The Philosopher's  Stone


Well everyone must have watched this movie already .So we all know most of the story But..
Here's the twist and advantage of reading if you read in climax ,there are some changes there...:)
If you wanna know...you gotta read it.... :)

2.Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets


This one here added up the magic and thrill...
The Parseltongue was wow..The Phoenix Bird..There are some differences here too . movie missed out S.P.E.W . !!?? read and know it...:D ..i wont give away..:)

harry potter books,harry potter books titles ,harry potter series in one image,

3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


It really gave me chills when i read about dementors.
Then the Late night Bus service.The court Trials,first visit to ministry of magic.Movies skipped some important events.
Read the book for the real story :)
then watch the  movie to compare...

4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


Many Parts of the story were skipped in movie ,Qudditch world cup had many changes in movies,the tri-wizard tournament too ..the maze ..ssshhhh :-X ...:)
If you want to really know the story that you missed in movies ..just read :)

5.Harry Potter and the Order Of the Phoenix


Book has many things that movies doesn't like ...how does Umbridge knows about the meeting at Hogsmead, many details have been skipped...Reading is the only way you get to know them..so read ;)

6.Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince


Well i can say a lot of things start missing from the book  in the movies...
Many characters are just skipped.
And not much description....

7.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


This is one the best books..It had everything about the magic world coming together.All kinds of magical creatures coming to war,elves,centaurs..movie missed out many things.. :(




My personal recommendation of this series for your young siblings for developing good reading skills and moral values mixed with fantasy of magic.Awesome story writing style.

For those who have skipped the books and watched only movies.Friends read the books ,you have missed out many things if you are areal HP fan ...


-pa1


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Rich Dad Poor Dad

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Rich Dad Poor Dad

-Robert T Kiyoski 


www.richdad.com

This book is very good to understand basic of financial  management .In this book author has promoted earning through investments,Real estates and Businesses . Author has promoted to impart financial education in education system which lacks in current education system.The story is of the author who has two dads ...
Rich Dad Poor Dad  by Robert T Kiyoski book coversurprised!!????
You should be ,Poor Dad is here referred his real father a professor who is totally dependent on the salary and has no investments. The Rich Dad here is referred to his friend's dad who teaches him financial management. The story has many instances where author demonstrates how he made money.He didn't share his mantra but shares what could  be the best investment.How to invest is what he teaches.He says realty is good but shares are better those who are ready for that plunge.He has tried Forex,shares,realty investments.People say without finance you cannot do business but here Robert has demonstrated how finance can be managed.He says how to hold on to properties.Take an example purchased a House on loan ,payed installments for a year and then sold the house for double the principle amount,paid off the loan and interest ,still had good profit margin.Dont greed for big profits but for smart profits.So here it goes ,have financial stability and invest only with the profits not principle amount and loan.
I am not saying this book will make you rich but it will financially educate you.not like the bookish financial books but with practical life examples.
It's fun reading this book ..
Read through and be $$$$$Rich$$$$. :)

-pa1

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Vacation Under The Volcano

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Magic Tree House Series #13

Vacation Under The Volcano

       -Mary Pope Osborne
Magic Tree House Series #13  Vacation Under The Volcano by Mary Pope Osborne book cover

This Book here gave me good time when i was given Glucose through IV in hospital. Not even one-fourth of glucose had passed and i was getting bored so demanded for a book from home,got this one .For next 20 mins i was completely involved reading this book.Good time killer :).
Well this Book is mainly targeted for primary school children but then again i'm not elder than them  ;-) :-D . 
The book is an interesting adventure of two siblings Jack and Annie .They are promoted as Master Librarians(ML) and given a ML Card .They are assigned a mission to recover ancient book from lost library in Pompeii.Spoiler alert!!!! 76 pages of worth reading ,story with morals and history. 
Just read the Book if you ever get a chance or get for your kin ,kid-bro and kid-sister... 


-pa1

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The Da Vinci Code

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The Da Vinci Code

-Dan Brown 

www.danbrown.com

This book i read umm well long back but it's as refreshing as new in my memory .This one was special ,thanks to beautiful Tina mam who lend me the book :) . The book is amazing .The chacters Professor Langdon and Sophie  takes you through a journey myths, history,  symbolism,religion,secret societies,sciences..This book here gives new reading environment that's very intriguing.The writing style of the writer is awesome,he knows how to keep the reader hooked. The religion ,secret practices by secret societies by some very powerful men,the secret of Holy Grail. The symbolism involved,God's ratio,secret of Monalisa painting,the last supper.The Secret Archives Of Vatican. There are so many intriguing things involved here that once you start you want to go on till you finish it.

Let me give you something intriguing.. Did you know..that if we measure the distance from your shoulder to your fingertips, and then divide it by the distance from your elbow to your fingertips.You will get PHI ratio i.e "1.618". Try another one from hip to floor divided by knee to floor.Want more try you finger joints .This is Divine Proportion.
There many fun facts like this here about paintings ,secret societies,symbolism..just wow.

Even is you have watched the Movie,Read the book,movie is censured book isn't. Book will surprise you :)

Happy Reading

-pa1

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