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February 20, 2017

Untitled Series - XXXXXVIII

Part Fifty Eight (Read Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five | Part Six | Part SevenPart Eight | Part Nine | Part Ten | Part Eleven | Part Twelve | Part Thirteen | Part Fourteen | Part Fifteen | Part Sixteen | Part Seventeen | Part Eighteen | Part Nineteen | Part Twenty | Part Twenty One | Part Twenty Two | Part Twenty Three | Part Twenty Four | Part Twenty Five | Part Twenty Six | Part Twenty Seven |  Part Twenty Eight | Part Twenty NinePart Thirty | Part Thirty One | Part Thirty Two | Part Thirty Three | Part Thirty Four | Part Thirty Five | Part Thirty Six | Part Thirty Seven | Part Thirty Eight | Part Thirty Nine | Part Forty |Part Forty One | Part Forty Two | Part Forty Three | Part Forty Four | Part Forty Five | Part Forty Six | Part Forty Seven | Part Forty Eight | Part Forty Nine | Part Fifty | Part Fifty One | Part Fifty Two | Part Fifty Three | Part Fifty Four | Fifty Five | Fifty Six and Fifty Seven.)

Mansi stepped into a restaurant and ordered food. She was not really hungry. She had been hungry earlier but the chaos inside her mind took away whatever appetite she had; but she had to eat. The sick feeling that she once had when she had to go on days without food was coming back to her and she did not want to fall sick.
She was already mentally exhausted; she did not want to be physically ill as well. At least not at this point.

There were things to be done. She somehow felt that she was walking back to the point where she had started when she had left home and come to Mumbai. Meeting with her father had been a stroke of luck but now there were chances of that relationship to be compromised. She should have not gotten too emotionally attached to him, should have not depended entirely on him. He had helped her settle. She had reluctantly accepted loan from him to rent a room in a chawl. She had promised him that she would return the money as soon as possible. On the day of her salary she had insisted that her father deduct some amount from the salary as instalment of the loan but he had refused saying that it could wait and that she needed to save money first. He was right. He had opened a bank account for her and she deposited her salary and future salaries into that account.

January 22, 2017

Review of Soul Charmer by Richa Saxena

Arti Honrao | 9:59 PM |

About the Book:
Title: The Soul Charmer
Author: Richa Saxena
Publisher: Half Baked Beans
Language: English
No. of pages: 75
Year of Publication: 2016

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Remember the first time you uttered those three important words expressing your love or the first time when you said 'goodbye' to your loved one. The first time, you got a jolt in your heart or the first time you held a life in your arms.

Richa Saxena has tried to put forth a compilation of thirty-five surreal poems that would recreate that magic and unleash your deepest thoughts.

Seasons must have passed by, but that feeling still remains in the heart.
Her poems would revive those very thoughts, the ones said and the ones that remained unsaid .


December 27, 2016

Review of Wild Card by Asfiya Rahman

Arti Honrao | 2:06 AM | |

About the Book:
Title: Wild Card
Author: Asfiya Rahman
Publisher: Half Baked Beans Publishing
Language: English
No. of pages: 170
Year of Publication: 2016
ISBN: 9789384315428

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Wild Card is the story of Karan Mehrotra, one of the world's best tennis player who suddenly disappears from the sports. 

Karan Mehrotra thinks he has it all. He is about to marry the love of his life, Riya and is on his way to win at Wimbledon, fulfilling a childhood dream of his. However destiny has other plans for him and he is forced to put aside his dreams when life throws a wild card at him. 
Eight years later destiny coyly lays another opportunity in front of him. Does he finally get another chance to fulfill his childhood dream or will he let his fear stop him from taking up the challenge? Find out how a tennis champion is forced to step away from his fame into obscurity and how a bossy little girl forces him to take up one of the hardest challenges of his life and face the life he had left behind.


More about the book:

‘Wild Card’ is a fresh story that centers on an interesting plot.
Sports and Literature always make a superlative combo, if put together nicely. With limited books on the sports genre, this fresh piece of fiction from Delhi based publication house, Half Baked Beans is a treat for all the sports
The Book launch was held at the India Habitat Center, on November 26th 2016 amongst the presence of some big names. Actor Tom Alter graced the event as the chief guest and Shri Zafar Iqbal, former Hockey Captain of the Indian Team was the Guest of Honor. With much pomp and show, the book was released and it was indeed a glorious event.


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