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To Read, or not to Click is the question

This is in response to the recent article by Vulture and The Guardian about bookstagrammers, which was so uncalled for. Describing them as annoying, pretentious readers, and who are likely to depress others by sharing pictures of them while reading or throwing themselves in a pile of books, for Instagram. Of Course, I am a book blogger, and I couldn't help but pen my thought and  disagree with how the article has portrayed us. It left me feeling livid, hence, I had to note my say and defend our book blogging community on the ongoing debate. Coz,  hello!  It's 2018, let people enjoy the things they love doing, reading and clicking pictures of books,  for instance. 
Am I even a real reader, if I throw myself in a pile of open books, just coz I wish to show how much I love the smell of freshly printed books and that I can easily fall prey of it? Am I even a real reader, if I buy books with pretty covers, only to read them later and discuss with my other bookworms? Am I even a real …
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Debut Novel Paradise Towers by Shweta Bachchan-Nanda

Who hasn't heard of Shweta Bachchan-Nanda?A well-known personality, and the daughter of actors Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan - the superstar, she is also a columnist for DNA and Vogue, now you know.  For someone who religiously follows Shweta Bachchan-Nanda's columns, I was super elated when she announced her debut book- Paradise Towers, and I couldn't wait for its release, was even more excited to be invited and be a part of the launch event. So, without further ado, here I note my review for Paradise Towers published by Harper Collins India. Blurb Dinesh opens the door to the Kapoor flat to find Lata, the enchantress who works at Mrs. Aly Khan's, carrying a hot case with freshly made 'gaajar ka halwa.' On the first floor, the inquisitive Mrs. Mody wipes the dust off her precious binoculars to spy on the building's security guard. The Singhs open the doors of their SUV, their four boys creating a ruckus - they are the newcomers, the outsiders. Through the peephol…

October Women's Fab Bag Subscription 2018 Review

Hey, Lovelies!! October is here already!! Well, TBH I am elated coz this month is one of my favourite months, so yeah, I can see myself getting all hyped up. Also, most probably because I got my hands on the October Women's Fab Bag Subscription, which is filled with some amazing beauty products. Alrighty, enough of my talking and let’s get to the unboxing session.  Without further ado, let’s check out what is inside my October Women's Fab Bag Subscription? The theme for this month is ‘The Colour Your Way’ and one of the best things about this bag is that they included 10 mini lipstick to colour up your way for the festive season, all ten? Yep.  Here are the products which I received: •Seduction Las Vegas Mini Lipsticks Set of 10 – Rs.499 This is what I was gushing about, a set of 10 mini lipsticks from the brand Seduction Las Vegas. All the shades of the lipstick are literally beautiful, and it does looks like I will be applying each one of em. Also, the mini size is easy to take arou…

The Heartfulness Way Review: Book by Joshua Pollock and Kamlesh D. Patel

Blurb: Based on Daaji’s own combination of approaches and practices for the modern spiritual seeker—which draws from the teachings of the Sahaj Marg, meaning “The Natural Path,” and incorporates elements of Sufism—Heartfulness is a contemporized version of the ancient Indian practice of Raja Yoga, a tradition that enables the practitioner to realise the divine self within. While many books describe refined states of consciousness and connection to a higher self, often called “enlightenment” or “nirvana,” The Heartfulness Way goes further, providing a pragmatic course to experience them, which, per the book’s guiding principle, is “better than knowledge.” Heartfulness meditation consists of four elements—relaxation, meditation, rejuvenation, and connection—and illuminates the ancient, defining feature of yogic transmission (or pranahuti), the utilization of divine energy for spiritual growth and transformation. Using the method, detailed practices, tips, and practical philosophy offered …

Unboxing and Review: Fab Bag September 2018

Happy September, People! Hope everyone had a wonderful August month. Seemed like the past month went off so quickly that I didn't even realize how. Anyways! You know the drill; a new month means a new subscription box delivery and Yay!! who doesn't love beauty boxes? Also, it's Fab bag's 6th Anniversary!! and, oh boy! we are excited much!! Okay so without further ado, here I go unboxing and reviewing the Fab Bag September Edition.
The theme for this month beauty box is 'The Sensational Six' and since it is Fab Bag's 6th Anniversary, they have curated some of the best products to celebrate the occasion with six amazing products.  Okay, enough of my talking... here goes the unboxing. Read on to find out what's inside my Fab Bag for the 6th anniversary? Sugar Translucent Powder- Rs.599/- for 7g-  I was on a look out for a good translucent powder which can control shine and give my complexion a matte finish. With this in my bag, I don't have to go looking for …

Book Review: Pyjamas are Forgiving by Twinkle Khanna

Blurb: There sitting on that porch, that light-eyed man, a pitta like me, was my ex-husband and that woman whose inner element I was unaware of unless bitch is accepted as an undiscovered fourth dosha, was his young wife. In the serene sanctuary of Kerala’s Shanthamaaya spa where food is rationed, sex is forbidden and emotions cantered, Anshu meets someone familiar and deeply unsettling – her ex-husband. Bittersweet, funny and wise, Pyjamas Are Forgiving confirms Twinkle Khanna as one of our great storytellers. About the book: The book is narrated by a woman named, Anshu who is in her early 40’s (divorced) and is childless.  To take a well-earned break, Anshu is in a Kerala Ayurvedic Shanthamaaya spa, where food is rationed, sex forbidden, and emotions cantered, whilst on her journey to remove dosha, Anshu is met with a familiar, yet a deeply unsettling sight- her philandering ex-husband, Jay, with his much younger wife, Shalini- who is quite opposite from her, both in physical and emotio…

Cover Reveal- Shweta Bachchan-Nanda is all set to launch her Debut Novel ‘Paradise Towers’

Just days after her fashion line launched, Shweta Bachchan- Nanda is now all set to make her writing debut with her first book, 'Paradise Towers.'  Here, take a sneak peek into what the plot is all about! About Paradise Towers:  Dinesh opens the door to the Kapoor flat to find Lata, the enchantress who works at Mrs Aly Khan’s, carrying a hot case with freshly made gaajar ka halwa. On the first floor, the inquisitive Mrs Mody wipes the dust off her precious binoculars to spy on the building’s security guard. The Singhs open the doors of their SUV, their four boys creating a ruckus – they are the newcomers, the outsiders. Through the peephole, the ever-watchful Mrs Ranganekar observes their arrival. Welcome to Paradise Towers, an apartment building in central Mumbai. Everyone here has a story to tell. Or maybe they have stories to hide.
Shweta Bachchan-Nanda’s quirky, intimate debut explores the intertwined lives in this building – a forbidden romance, an elopement, the undercurrent…