Showing posts from January, 2011

The Immortals of Meluha:A mythological adventure story

-By Swetha Amit

A mythological adventure story news
Amish Tripathi’s book, The Immortals of Meluha, the first of an interesting trilogy that humanises Lord Shiva and takes the readers back to a mystical period in time, makes for an engrossing read says Shweta Amit

Author: Amish Tripathi Publisher: Tara Press Price: Rs295 Classification: Fiction
Set in the same period as the Indus Valley Civilization, The Immortals of Meluha dwells on how Lord Shiva, due to his karma, is born a mortal and slowly rises above his mortal bonds to become the legendary Lord Neelkanth.

The story commences when Lord Shiva's tribe migrates from Mount Kailash to the paradise town of Meluha. Meluha is nothing less than perfect, having been under the rule of Lord Shri Ram, whose reign is praised by everyone. On reaching Meluha, which is under the rule of King Daksha at the time, Shiva gradually learns about his destiny. The kingdom of Meluha looks up to him as i…

An ode to freedom

Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein haiDekhna hai zor kitna baazu-e-qaatil mein hai

Aye watan, Karta nahin kyun doosraa kuch baat-cheetDekhta hun main jise woh chup teri mehfil mein haiAye shaheed-e-mulk-o-millat main tere oopar nisaarAb teri himmat ka charcha gair ki mehfil mein haiSarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai

Waqt aanay dey bata denge tujhe aye aasmanHum abhi se kya batayen kya hamare dil mein haiKheench kar layee hai sab ko qatl hone ki ummeedAashiqon ka aaj jumghat koocha-e-qaatil mein haiSarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai

Hai liye hathiyaar dushman taak mein baitha udharAur hum taiyyaar hain seena liye apna idharKhoon se khelenge holi agar vatan muskhil mein haiSarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai

Haath jin mein ho junoon katt te nahi talvaar seSar jo uth jaate hain voh jhukte nahi lalkaar seAur bhadkega jo shola-sa humaare dil mein haiSarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai

Hum to ghar se nikle hi the baandhkar sar pe kafanJaan hathel…

Happy Lohri

May the Lohri fire burn all the moments of sadness and bring you warmth of joy,happiness and love. Happy Lohri to all! God Bless!

Business bestsellers of 2010

-By Swetha Amit

1. Global Crisis, Recession and Uneven Recovery
Author: YV Reddy
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
Price: Rs595
Classification: Non-fiction
A sequel to the author’s earlier book titled 'India and the Global Financial Crisis’; this book provides lucid understanding of the economic crisis and speaks about the uneven recovery across the globe. Written in a technical yet simple style, it provides an indepth analysis about and perspective into the recession. It describes the lessons to be learnt in order to avoid such setbacks in the future and concludes with a chapter focusing on India’s performance during the crisis and prospects in the future. Targeting a readership of corporate professionals mainly, it will enable them to look back, learn from mistakes and look forward to better times ahead.

2. Fault Lines
Author: Raghuram G Rajan
Publisher: Collins Business
Price: Rs499
Classification: Non-fiction
The proud winner of …

Resplendence of the Red Sea

Written by Swetha Amit

No one knows why it’s called the Red Sea. Many in fact have mulled over its unique name, and we were no exceptions. This was one reason why we decided to take a plunge into this water body, besides being certified scuba divers.

When one thinks about diving in Egypt two places instantly come to the mind, namely Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh, both located by the Red Sea. We chose to visit Hurghada as it was along our tour route. The Sharm el Sheikh was situated on the other side of the Sinai Peninsula. Hurghada was bustling with activity with an array of shopping centres, restaurants and friendly people. Adding to the charm were shops with attractive posters, which rented out diving equipment.

Having arranged for equipment from one of the shops, we assembled at the dive centre eagerly awaiting our underwater expedition. After filling in a few formalities, we were onboard the boat with our guide and a few profess…

Happy New Year

Hey guys Firstly wishing you all a very Happy New year!

I haven’t been blogging for a while since I had taken ill for more than a month. I was hospitalized for about ten days and have had a torrid winter. But faith in God kept me going and I am hoping the worst is over. I really missed reading the blogs of my fellow bloggers. But will be back in action now since the doctors have reassured me that I am on the path to recovery.

Had a lot of time to retrospect into life, rethink and reevaluate some decisions and also become a better human being. We all wonder why we go through so much pain and suffering but it turns out later that everything happens for a good reason. 2011 as I see should start on a promising and positive note. During these miserable moments a quote of a famous poet Shelly came to my mind 'If winter is her, can spring be far behind'? So it’s just a matter of time before I see those chirpy birds, pleasant sunshine and the warm gush in air.

Have a great year friends a…