Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Six Things That Made Me Happy Today # 3

1. After almost six months I had a great time with a friend. Yes, today was a perfect day.

2. This might seem funny but I drank three bottles of soft drink, 600 ml each. I have never done such a stupid thing ever but it was fun especially coz I was spending the last few days of my college life.

3. My roomie has gone to her relatives so I get the whole bed to myself :D :D

4. As a hostelite, we are entitled to the hostel transportation but we never actually get it. Somehow things turned for our good and the khadoos hostel manager provided us the cab after ages.

5. I finally washed the pending laundry and heaved a sigh of relief.

6. Chatted with a school friend for a long long time, it felt heavenly.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Book Review: 'Chained- Can you escape fate?' by Mehek Bassi

Love: One of the strongest emotions
Money: One of the deadliest powers
Fame: One of the most poisonous drugs
When fame overpowers trust, when money rules the relationships, will the true love survive?
Will Arjun be able to drag himself out of the pool of guilt, for killing his wife, Shiya?
When the superstar Rehan, is dragged from riches to rags, will he be able to live the life of a common man, again?
Is patience, always worth it?
For how long can you wait to re-unite with your lover?
What if the wait is as long as three decades?
Will they be able to change their fate, or they’ll forever remain ‘Chained’?

About the author:

Mehek Bassi is 19 years old, Computer Engineering Student from Ludhiana (Punjab), and a typical Facebook addict! She experiences boredom very frequently and her sudden shift from B.Sc. to Engineering is an example of her bouncy life and a typical traveller Sagittarian trait that she nurses! One thing that is constant in her life is her keen interest in reading and writing.

Know more about her at

The Review:

First of all, I would like to congratulate Mehek for writing such a wonderful tale at such a young age. She is one girl who has set a new example in the writing industry. 'Chained' is the story of a young girl Shiya who dreams of making it big as a singing star. As soon as she enters college she meets Arjun who later on becomes her love interest. Shiya's father, Shekhar Mathur is a high profile businessman who is always found buried in his work that he doesn't have time for his family. Same is the case with her mother, Monika Mathur who is more of busy with her parties than family. Her sister, Mansha is way too caught up in her branded clothes. Due to all this, Shiya feels too lonely and this is where Arjun comes into picture. he loves her and protects her, makes her feel special and gives her the strength to achieve her dreams. And finally, Shiya fulfills her dream. But is this the final destination? Why does Monika Mathur behave so rudely with Shiya? Why is Shekhar Mathur so immersed in work that he does not have time for his family? Who is Tarannum? Why hasn't she married even after reaching late forties? And what about Rehan, why is he being connected with Shiya repeatedly by the media? What about the jealousy and possessiveness that will overpower love and trust? Why are there so many ego clashes among couples? Can fame and money override logic and righteousness? Can you wait for your love for three decades? Read on the amazing tale of fame and power blended with love.
The story has a lot many spheres to it that keeps the reader glued till the end. The best part of the book is that it just doesn't concentrate on love and mushy romance, there's a lot of suspense and thrill which is generally not found in books these day. One can easily call this book a complete package. There are a lot of beautiful and thoughtful poems in the book that are going to sway your heart away. The story is crisp and pacy, not even one point would come where you'd feel like stopping. Romantic scenes are undoubtedly written very well so all you die hard romantics, just pick up the book and get started and even if you aren't a romance lover, you are not going to get disappointed because there's a lot more to the book than romance. Scene description and narration is amazingly great, language usage is again good, you wouldn't have to pick a dictionary but then you will not have to read the monotonous writing, proper good sophisticated english is what you are going to get. I am reading a book by NotionPress for the first time and I must say, their editing is strong however there are 1-2 typing errors and paper quality is good as well.
And as for Mehek, girl! you have done a fabulous job. Keep writing and wishing you all the very best for 'Chained' and I am pretty sure this book is going to do amazingly well.

This comes under my 'recommended read'.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Birthday Celebration and Book Release

I know I just can't stop bragging about my debut novel 'One In A Million' but this is the only thing that keeps me going. It is my dream come true. Yes!! Yes!! Yes!! The book is out and what better day could it be released than my birthday.
Yesterday, on my birthday I received the best gift ever.
My book is now available nationwide.
I do hope you guys will love reading the book.

This was the midnight surprise birthday celebration cake. I am blessed to have such lovely friends. The cake was super yummy!!

So coming to the book, orders placed through Infibeam have been shipped and a lot of them have been delivered as well.
The book had gone out of stock on Infibeam but is now back to being 'in stock'.
If you ordered a book through our 'Call and Book' Service, your orders have been dispatched and will reach you within 2-3 days.
HS18 and Amegabooks orders will be shipped very soon.

Today, after the PUT got over I signed a batch of 40 copies that were pre-ordered through our 'Call and Book' Service sponsored by ExpertHippo. The feeling was seriously heavenly, something like the song in hindi

Aaj kal paaon zameen par nahi padte mere

bolo dekhaa hai kabhee tumne mujhe, udate huye

I gave a call to Dad as soon as I was done with signing the copies of my book. I so wished he was there with me then. Mum teased me dramatically saying, "Beta ab hume bhool mat jana!" (Child, don't forget us now.)
My little sis went all excited and said she would get all her friends to buy my book and let her teachers know about the book. She has asked me to send quite a number of autographed copies for her school friends and Principal.
Oh!! Here I go again with my nonsense.
And this one is for my three special bloggers NeishaPrasoon and Vaanbhatt(Mr. Prasoon Verma) whose encouragement brought me here.

Anyway, I'll keep you updated with a lot more about the book.

I do hope you love reading the book.
And all those you haven't ordered a copy please do order and share feedback.
Signing off for today with a click with OIAM.