Thursday, October 06, 2016

Indian Super Foods : My Review

 Rujuta's latest book has taken as usual by storm. This book is absolutely recommended highly for people who wish to eat traditional foods and yet remain healthy and fit.

Just awesome and great to hear positive about the traditionally forgotten foods like ghee, banana and coconut oil. After hearing from a most sought dietician at least these traditional foods would get their place back in the shelves and our lives.

I loved the way she has explained the importance of such foods and yes. Every day after starting my day with the humble banana I too have started feeling great. Yes, eating small meals and early dinner has become a part of my life. Do read and be happy to be a part of this wonderful journey of life with these humble super foods.

There are many diet books preaching what to eat and what not to eat. But not all can be followed as most of them say no to ghee. Her scientific and practical explanation makes it convincing to believe and put to practice. Of course the golden mantra is "Eat in moderation". 




She's one dietitian/ author who explains scientifically as to why those foods are eaten. You tend to agree to the explanation and it sounds easy to implement too.

5 stars for this too..







Thursday, September 29, 2016

Book review: It's all n the planets By Preeti Shenoy

Blurb:

Meet Aniket. Twenty-seven, techie, Mr. Average. His best friend is Subbu, a nerd who breathes, thinks and lives code. Aniket cannot believe his luck when he starts dating Trish - a stunning, sexy model, who is totally out of his league. But Trish has a list of things she wants him to work on, beginning with his pot belly and his geekiness. 

Then there’s Nidhi, thirty-two, who has quit her corporate job to follow her passion. She is engaged to Manoj, Mr Perfect, except for one aspect.
Aniket and Nidhi meet on a train, a chance encounter and she agrees to become his ‘relationship coach’. It’s a decision that sets into motion a chain of events that will have a profound impact on the lives of all involved.
One man, two women and a trap called Destiny.
Preeti Shenoy:
One of the best authors we have she has her way of narrating stories. She has written a few beautiful ones, Life is what you make it, The Secret Wishlist, The one you cannot have to name a few.
My Review:
The plot revolves around Aniket, Trisha,Nidhi and Manoj. With planets, sun signs used as backdrop, the author narrate the story effortlessly. A good, positive story which we all connect with at some point of time. We all have met people with such characteristics and thoughts. It’s a story of friendship, love, understanding and cheating.
I finished the book in one go. Could totally relate to the emotions, turmoil of the characters when they are tested and looked down upon.  The book talks of self-respect and also following your dreams and passions, which should be respected and accepted.
Relationships need effort and honesty. The author has conveyed this beautifully. The story is also about how sometimes, people use, and hurt without even thinking twice. Nice story with a good twist and a strong message in the power of NOW. Destiny is something which is prewritten and cannot be changed.
I would rate the book 4/5 for the good writing style and message. Worth reading and thinking about. Loved the way the story moves with enough justice to all the characters and the plot.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Some updates

Long times haven’t written anything is this space. Keep thinking of updating all the time but laze and work takes over and I keep postponing. Lots of thoughts, lot of cooking, reading happening.
The other day read a couple of books, one You are my best wife by Ajay Pandey and the other This love that feels right by Ravinder Singh. My detailed review would follow soon but both of them are love stories. Contrast and very different one looking for love outside marriage and one talking of love even after the person is no more.
Both made me think about love and marriages and had some very good lessons to share. It’s been long time I read some thought provoking ones. Liked the style and the way the authors made their point.

How about you all? Any good books read? Please share your recommendations.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sports

 In a country if 125 crores and many sports. It took the determination of girls to stand up and fight for the pride of the country when the "so called " socialist were busy talking about what they never even attempted. It's time to start respecting the efforts of sports persons who work hard without any facilities. They are the hero's who fly in economy class and without any perks and still try to win something for the country. A country where people judge you without even knowing the efforts you have put in. The odds you faced to reach there.

Proud of the girls who have won acclodes for the country.  A country where all we know of is the names of Bollywood stars and cricketers.
It's time to respect and acknowledge the other sports other than cricket. We have talents we need to nurture them by providing amenities. Motivate.

Proud to be an Indian.. 

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

The Wedding Photographer:My review

Synposis
In a seventeen-hour-long flight, a chance upgrade to business class lands journalist Risha Kohli next to handsome real estate hotshot Arjun Khanna. What’s more? Risha has been moonlighting as a photographer and her next assignment is Arjun’s sister’s wedding: the most anticipated social event of the year!
But Arjun doesn’t trust journalists and suspects this smart, sexy and incredibly spunky girl of using their mutual attraction as a ploy to invade his privacy for a newspaper scoop. And Risha, unaware of Arjun’s personal demons, is worried that this dishy tycoon’s unnerving behaviour will jeopardize her biggest photography gig so far.
What follows is a rollercoaster of snarky quips, sizzling chemistry and simmering drama amidst a Big Fat Punjabi Wedding.




My Review:

A breezy, fun read. Set against a wedding backdrop all the characters are well etched and the wedding plot is used well. I loved the way the story shaped up. When you read the story you kind of connect to the characters. You can relate to the story. All the characters are well etched and a simple love story, mostly predictable. Light paced, fluent language and makes an ideal read for a lazy Sunday noon. A feel good kinda book.
Lookign forward for more writings from this author. Loved her way of narrating a story.
I would rate this book 3.5/5 as it is fun,breezy read. Love stories with happy endings always bring a smile of our faces.  :)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sundays

The most beautiful day of the week is here. The most relaxing day, when clock takes a backseat and our hearts take control. Have a fun day with leisure breakfast, an elaborate lunch, a great nap ,a nice book that makes the wait worthwhile and a quiet walk alongside in the evening. 
With rains, the idea of chai with piping hot pakodas, samosas sound very inviting. J Family sitting together chit chatting and enjoying meals or movies together, laughing, discussing and puling each other’s legs is my idea of ideal Sunday. Seeing your kiddos fighting for the last bite makes me fill with happiness. As a child me and my bro used to fight for who gets to eat the maximum pakodas or the crumbs that comes with it. J Those were fun days.

What’s your idea of an ideal Sunday?


Saturday, July 30, 2016

Cooking woes

Ask any woman What's the only dreaded question and she would be quick to retort, "what to cook". I mean seriously I feel blessed are the souls, who need not have to face this, task of deciding the menu, especially the husbands. All they contribute in this conversation is saying "whatever".

Kids aren't helpful either. Mine would ask for anything out of blue and if I say the ingredients aren't there he would say "Mumma then why ask?"  Do whatever you wish as usual. Mine you always categorize as junk or unhealthy. So again to same burning question, "what to cook"?

Do you face the same issue?