Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Ravanaleela by Radha Viswanath | Book Review


Summary:

Ravana, perhaps the most popular Rakshasa in Indian mythology, is known as the villain in the Ramayana and the epic would not have been what it is without this great Rakshasa.
Yet Ravana is much more than a mere abductor. Born out of the union of a Rishi and Rakshasi, a devout Shiv-bhakt and a mighty king, Ravana is no ordinary Rakshasa.
This book attempts to bring out a comprehensive and well-rounded character of Ravana. The various little dots of information about the Rakshasa king as given in Valmiki Ramayana have been picked with care, collated and compared with presentations in several other versions of the Ramayana and the long, hoary lineage of the demon king painstakingly put together to present this villain of villains as a legend worthy of greater attention.


Because Words Matter by Kailash Satyarthi | Book Review


Summary:

This book offers the guidance and teachings of Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi. He has waged a peaceful struggle to stop children from being exploited as labour instead of being sent to school. The power of simplicity and humility in his messages has transformed the lives of millions of children. What he achieved through a single-minded devotion to the cause is testimony of how people can make a difference through seemingly small actions.
What Satyarthi has been saying for the last thirty-six years are not merely words confined to the cause of children; in fact they represent the voice of freedom, anger, compassion and humanity. Words have the power to provoke, inspire and transform. Perhaps these can inspire the readers to work towards a more meaningful life…because words matter.


 The Indigo Sun by Rupa Bhullar | Book Review


Summary:

Home—neither a place you live in, nor a place you arrive at. It’s where you belong and ultimately return—a return to the beginning, a return within.The Indigo Sun is an enchanting tale set amidst the deserts of Rajasthan where Maya, a young NRI woman is led on a transformative journey by a young boy Ananda; a mystic gypsy woman named Leela; and Veer, a well-respected, socially driven entrepreneur from London. Together, they embark on a colourful odyssey encompassing culture, heritage, simplicity and celebration of life. In this unknown and distant land surrounded by strangers, Maya’s past, present and future come together as do her body, mind and soul. She discovers another meaning of life, forms incredible bonds, meets the man of her dreams and finally comes face-to-face with her truth—the indigo sun, a treasure that lay buried in her heart all along. She is finally home.


Excellence: The Amitabh Bachchan Way by Virender Kapoor | Book Review


Summary:

What can Amitabh Bachchan’s life teach us in our pursuit of excellence? Everything.
Amitabh Bachchan is not just a brilliant actor or the ‘Superstar of the Millennium’. He is an institution in himself—not just for acting but everything that makes a person successful in his life. Most of his virtues—like professionalism, determination, a never-say-die attitude—are traits which one can follow to achieve the ‘Excellence’ everyone aspires for.
Four National Film Awards, 15 Filmfare Awards and 41 nominations hold testimony to his excellence. How does he sail through different phases of life—the good, the bad and the ugly, which in his case are the best, the worst and the horrid—unruffled? How did he manage an unpredictable film career along with a failed business venture and then rose like a phoenix, never to look back again? All this requires unwavering determination, willpower, patience and a disposition to take it all in one’s stride. In this book, educationist and inspirational guru Virender Kapoor analyses each and every trait of Bachchan that is immensely inspiring. Excellence: The Amitabh Bachchan Way not only reveals Big B’s professional ‘secrets’, it also teaches one how to make the best of what we have!

Work by Thich Nhat Hanh | Book Review


Summary:

In Thich Nhat Hanh’s latest teachings on applied Buddhism for both the work place and daily life, chapters include dealing with workplace scenarios; dealing with home and family; encounters with strangers and with daily life; transportation; and creating communities wherever you are. This book is designed for adults who are new to meditation as well as those who are more experienced. The emphasis is on how to use applied Buddhism in daily life.Work aims at contributing to new models of leadership and doing business. It is also a book full of life-coaching advice, finding happiness, and positive psychology.

We all need to "Chop Wood and Carry Water". Most of us experience work, hardship, traffic jams, and everything modern, urban life offers. By carefully examining our everyday choices we can move in the direction of right livelihood; we can be a lotus in a muddy world by building mindful communities, learning about compassionate living, or by coming to understand the concept of "Buddha nature."Work also discusses mindful consumption, or the mindful use of limited resources. Instead of Living Large in Lean Times or Ramen to Riches we can learn to appreciate living less large and think about what kind of riches we want for ourselves and others.


Monday, 25 December 2017

It Happens by Karan Sharma | Book Review


Summary:

During our childhood days, we tend to have these crushes on people older than us that fade as we grow up. We never act upon them but they remain as memories that we always cherish.

But what happens when two adults with such an age difference fall in love?

It Happens is a story about how Gautam, a twenty-five-year-old upcoming professional and Roshni, an unmarried thirty-seven-year-old senior management member working in the same multinational bank, face this very question. Can two people with such a vast age difference be compatible?

The story is a romantic comedy that explores this situation in a light-hearted way as they fall in love, get laughed at by their friends and then develop cold feet, thinking about the repercussions their age difference could have on their marriage. Since this happens in India, where marriage is a major social issue, the plot holds further intrigue.

They say love is blind and makes one think with the heart, rather than the mind. Will two smart professionals make a mistake by doing so? Or will they listen to their logical senses at the last moment to avert what may be the biggest blunder of their lives?

It Happens...


13 Reasons Why I Love Winter


I honestly think winter is the best season. I’m a person who loves the colder months. I love snuggling down in bed with a blankets and cup of green tea. The lack of bugs makes it great as well, plus we have Christmas and New Years. Winter is just a great time.


Sunday, 24 December 2017

My Favorite Looks of The December 16th - December 22nd


Between red carpets and IRL sightings, here are my favorite looks of the week.

Zendaya

My Favorite Looks of The December 9th - December 15th


Between red carpets and IRL sightings, here are my favorite looks of the week. 

Gigi Hadid

My Favorite Looks of The December 2nd - December 8th


Between red carpets and IRL sightings, here are my favorite looks of the week. 

Rosie Huntington- Whiteley 

Saturday, 23 December 2017

My Favorite Looks of The November 25th - December 1st


Between red carpets and IRL sightings, here are my favorite looks of the week. 

Huma Qureshi

My Favorites from Zee Cine Awards | 2018


The Zee Cine Award or "ZCA" for short is an awards ceremony for the Hindi film industry.


Katrina Kaif

Sunday, 17 December 2017

My Favorites from The Sun Military Awards | 2017


The Sun Military Awards (televised as A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards since 2009) is an annual awards ceremony which honours members of the British armed forcesand civilians involved with the forces.

Andrea McLean


Frankie Bridge


Helen Flanagan


Jorgie Porter


Ola Jordan


Sarah-Jane Crawford 


Vogue Williams


Monday, 11 December 2017

My Favorites from GQ Men of Year Awards - Los Angeles | 2017


GQ Men of the Year party at Chateau Marmont on December 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Ashleigh Murray

My Favorites from Refinery 29 Turn it into Art | 2017


29Rooms Opening Night of “Refinery 29: Turn it into Art” in ROW DTLA in Los Angeles 12/06/17.

Lily Collins

My Favorites from L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Celebration | 2017


L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Celebration 2017 on December 6, 2017 in New York City.

Elle Fanning

My Favorites from Lux Golden Rose Awards | 2017


The Lux Golden Rose Awards. A grand celebration of the most beautiful women of Bollywood and their iconic performances in Hindi cinema.

Sridevi

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

My Favorites from Breakthrough Awards | 2018


The Breakthrough Prize is a set of international awards bestowed in three categories by Breakthrough Prize Board in recognition of scientific advance.

Mila Kunis

My Favorites from Fashion Awards | 2017


The Fashion Awards is a ceremony held annually in the United Kingdom since 1989 to showcase both British and international individuals and businesses who have made the most outstanding contributions to the fashion industry during the year.

Winnie Harlow

My Favorites From 24th Star Screen Awards 


The Screen Awards, (previously named Star Screen Awards), is an annual awards ceremony held in India honoring professional excellence in the Bollywood Film Industry. The nomination and award selection is done by a panel of distinguished professionals from the industry.

Ileana D' Cruz

My Favorites from 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball | 2017


Jingle Ball is an annual concert produced by KIIS-FM radio station in Los Angeles. The concert series has been staged at various venues around southern California

Bella Throne

My Favorites from Filmfare Glamour And Style Awards | 2017


The Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards celebrates the most stylish men and women of Bollywood. It's an evening high on fashion, glitz and all things glamorours.

Sonam Kapoor

Best Red Carpet Looks | Nina Dobrev


Red carpet fashion refers to the outfits worn on the red carpet at high profile gala celebrity events such as award ceremonies and film premieres. See which show-stopping styles made the cut in the round-up of the best red carpet dresses.


My Favorites from Billboard Women In Music | 2017


Billboard Women in Music is an annual event held by Billboard. Its main award is titled Woman of the Year, established to recognize "women in the music industry who have made significant contributions to the business and who, through their work and continued success, inspire generations of women to take on increasing responsibilities within the field" according to the magazine.

Camila Cabello

My Favorites from Gotham Awards | 2017


The Gotham Independent Film Awards are American film awards, presented annually to the makers of independent films at a ceremony in New York City, the city first nicknamed "Gotham" by native son Washington Irving, in an issue of Salmagundi, published on November 11, 1807.

Allison Williams

My Favorite Looks of The November 18th - November 24th


Between red carpets and IRL sightings, here are my favorite looks of the week.

Selena Gomez

My Favorites from ARIA Music Awards | 2017


The Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (commonly known informally as ARIA Music Awards or ARIA Awards) is an annual series of awards nights celebrating the Australian music industry, put on by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).

Erin Holland


Jay O'Shea


Ksenija Lukich


Tayla Mae


Samantha Jade


Sophie Monk


Sylvia Jefferies



My Favorites from Soul Train Music Awards | 2017


The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show which previously aired in national television syndication, and honors the best in Black music and entertainment. It is produced by the makers of Soul Train, the program from which it takes its name, and features musical performances by various R&B and Soul recording artists interspersed throughout the ceremonies.

Jessie J

My Favorites from Nickelodeon HALO Awards | 2017


The Nickelodeon HALO Awards is a TV special that airs on TeenNick but recently has been voted to be aired on all of the Nickelodeon channels except TVL and and Nick Jr.

Alisha Marie & Ashley Nicole

Celebrity Street Style | Ashley Graham


Street style has become just as major as the runway shows themselves.

Ryaal Rose Essential Oil | Review


About brand:

With a rich experience of over 20 years in this industry, Ryaal is a brand name anonymous with quality and service. They love their clients so much that they work day and night to provide us the best quality products that make them live a healthy happier life.

My Favorites from Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show After Party | 2017


Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show After Party in Shanghai 11/20/2017


Adriana Lima 

Ryaal Lavender Essential Oil | Review


About brand:

With a rich experience of over 20 years in this industry, Ryaal is a brand name anonymous with quality and service. They love their clients so much that they work day and night to provide us the best quality products that make them live a healthy happier life.