Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Book Review - The Bestseller She Wrote


Paperback king, Aditya Kapoor’s life is straight out of a modern man’s fantasy. His literary stardom is perfectly balanced by a loving wife and a spectacular career. With everything he touches turning to gold, Aditya is on a winning streak.

Shreya Kaushik is a student with a heart full of ambition. Young, beautiful, and reckless, Shreya speaks her mind and obsessively chases after what she wants. And what she wants is to be a bestselling author.

What happens when their worlds collide? Is it possible to love two people at the same time? Can real ambition come in the way of blind passion? Can trust once broken, be regained?

Master storyteller Ravi Subramanian, delves into the glitzy world of bestsellers and uncovers a risky dalliance between a superstar novelist and his alluring protégé.

The Bestseller She Wrote is a combustible cocktail of love, betrayal and redemption.

About the author

Ravi Subramanian is an alumnus of IIM Bengaluru, has spent two decades working his way up the ladder of power in the amazingly exciting and adrenaline-pumping world of global banks in India. The Bestseller She Wrote is his 8th book released on October 19th 2015.

If God was a Banker won him the Golden Quill readers choice award in 2008. He also won the Economist Crossword Book Award for The Incredible Banker in 2012.  "The Bankster", released in 2012 won him the Crossword Book Award in 2013. In 2014 he won the Raymond Crossword book award for Bankerupt. 

He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Dharini, and daughter, Anusha. 

My Review

The story revolves around Aditya Kapoor, a successful author and banker. I finished the half of the book in 2 days and the rest in a day. The book has been written in simple language which is a plus for the book. The characters are well portrayed. 

The first half of the book is predictable but becomes interesting in the second half. Aditya Kapoor is happily married and lives with his wife Maya and an adorable son at home. One day he meets a girl named Shreya and is attracted towards her. Shreya Kaushik, an ambitious IIM graduate who aspires to be a successful author and becomes his alluring protege. 

In the second half you will keep on thinking what will come next.
This is my first book of Ravi that I have read. I really enjoyed reading the book and the way he carried the story. His writing style was simple as I said earlier. I would love to read his other books after reading this.

This book can be seen as:
A married man being attracted towards a girl and what consequences he faces. As, I said the first half is very much predictable but becomes interesting while moving toward the climax or the end of the book. 

Overall, it’s a good read and is recommended for those who love to read thriller/romantic books with simple English. 

ISBN: 978-93-85152-38-2
Genre: Romance / Drama / Thriller
Publishers: Westland Books
Price: Rs. 295/- (My copy was a review Copy)


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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Smooth Drive with Good Design and Connectivity - Delhi

I live in Delhi and this city has many vehicles on the road. A city which has too much of traffic faces many traffic jams. Only a good design of the city can help in avoiding traffic jams. A good connection between the roads makes sure that all the areas of the city are well connected. A good design and connect between the road can only make a good drive on the road. If we talk about Delhi in terms of Drive, Design and Connect it’s good.

Design: The best part of Delhi’s design is that it is designed in a round shape. One destination can be reached via many routes. I have many times stuck in traffic jams when going to a place. Because of Delhi’s round shaped design I can take another route and avoid those long traffic jams. The design of the city is such that it can avoid small traffic jams. The traffic lights are also installed wherever needed and results in smooth running traffic. The roads are also wide enough and three lane driving is possible at some areas. I still remember during the common wealth games in India a separate lane was there for CWG. The flyovers and subways have also added to the good design of Delhi.

Connaught Place - Delhi (Image Credits : Google Maps)

Connect: The roads in Delhi are also well connected and there are sign boards at every diversion so that there is no confusion in finding a place. You can reach your destinations easily if you don’t know the way by reading the sign boards. Now, map applications are also available on your mobile but in rare case you may need to follow the sign boards.  

Drive: Driving is easy and smooth when you drive in a city with good design and is well connected. On flyovers the driving is so smooth that you love to drive. It’s good to drive on the roads of Delhi as there is a very low chance of getting stuck into traffic jam because you can avoid route with high traffic density and take another route which has low traffic density and reach your destination easily.

In my opinion the design of city should be very good so that you may take multiple routes or plan your travel with options so that you may have choices to travel to your destination. With good design comes good connectivity of roads in the city. A good connectivity between the roads and sign boards all over makes sure that there is no confusion in taking roads and you can reach your destination. Delhi scores good when it comes to Design and Connectivity and this makes it feel good to drive on the roads of Delhi.  It becomes the best to drive in Delhi when people follow the traffic rules.

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Thursday, 10 December 2015

Roaming with Responsibility

When we talk about visiting a place to spend a holiday or explore, we should keep in mind that every country or state has its own guidelines for responsible tourism. We should follow those guidelines and show our responsibility towards tourism. It may be anything from keeping the city clean, not causing any damage to tourist spots. My father once told me that he and his friends went on a bicycle tour to Agra from Delhi to visit Taj Mahal. Now, in today’s time nobody can plan a road trip on a bicycle.

I myself have done a bicycle tour with my friends during my college time. In my opinion the issues face in responsible tourism are:

1. Pollution: People plan road trips through motorcycle and car which causes pollution and harm the environment. The pollution level has already increased so much and long distance road trips through motorcycle and car contributes to it.

Solution: Long distance road trips can be planned through bicycles if going out with friends. With family, we can avoid road trips and go by train or flights.

2. Litter on Roads and Near Tourist Spots: I have seen many people litter on roads while travelling or near tourists spots without thinking that how much money is being spent on maintenance of that tourist spots.

Solution: We should not throw litter on roads or near any tourist spot and should through it in the bins. 

3. Causing harm to the Tourist Spots: Many people write on the walls or sculptures and cause harm to the tourist destination. I have seen people who pluck flowers from parks. This causes harm to nature as well as tourism. Causing damage or writing on walls or sculptures of historical can cost lakhs of rupees for repair and maintenance. Tourism Boards spend a lot of money yearly for maintenance of tourist spots and we should not cause harm to them

Solution: We should not cause any harm to the tourist destinations.

4. Misbehaving with the people around: I have seen people who misbehave or misguide people who come as tourist to their country. They misguide or misbehave for fun, which is very bad and brings bad name to their country and its tourism.

Solution: We should always try to help tourists who come to our country. It’s our duty to help them as they are our guests. If we help them 

“It will bring a good name for our country.”

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Friday, 4 December 2015

Cocktails and Cocktails of India

Cocktails are made for people who like to taste something different with each sip when they take alcohol. I, myself don’t like the simple mix of alcohol and water or soda or a juice. It’s easy to find a recipe for cocktail but it’s hard to make a good one. Making a nice cocktail is really a tough task. Most of the cocktail recipes which we find anywhere are from outside India and are made to pair with international cuisines.

When we come to the Indian cuisine we definitely want to have a cocktail which tastes the best with Indian food. Indian food totally has a different taste when compared to international cuisines. It’s really hard to find a pub where you can find a nice cocktail that pairs with Indian food. Some of the good restaurants in India have good Indian recipe cocktails like a restaurant in Gurgaon has my favourite Indian Cocktail Bawaji Nu Thullu.

When searching for a nice Pubs or restaurants in India where you can find good cocktails which pair with Indian Cuisines, it becomes hard to find. For all those, who like to have something different everytime and can’t find places can use this Pub Finder in India to find a nice pub. It’s easy to find a pub using this, you just have to select your location, locality and the type (Pubs, Night Clubs, Lounges or Fine Dine). You, can also choose according to your mood of the day (Party, Hangout, Relax or Dine-out). A party calendar is also there so that you may come to know about the events in your location.


When drinking you must be committed to Responsible Drinking. I am committed to responsible drinking are you? Many times it happens that we overdrink and we may cause inconvenience to others who are around us. This makes a bad impression and may affect our social circle. Overdrinking should be avoided and we must drink till we can. Many things should be kept in mind when you are drinking at a party. A few tips which can help you to drink responsibly are at Live Responsibly.

DISCLAIMER: This blog caters to audience aged 25 years and above

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Ragi/Nachini Ladoos - A healthy and Sugar Free Dessert

I remember when my wife was pregnant, she used to have craving for desserts more than before. While searching for a good recipe for a dessert which can give a good nutrition as well, I came to know about Ragi/Nachini Ladoos. These are rich in Vitamin-B Complex.

It’s easy to prepare Ragi/Nachini Ladoos.


  • 1 ½ cups of Ragi/Nachini flour
  • ½ cup Sugar Free Natura or as per your taste
  • ½ tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
  • Raisins and Cashews – a few or as per your taste fried in Ghee
  • 6 tsp Ghee


  1. Heat ghee in a pan.
  2. Add the Ragi/Nachini flour and cook over a low flame stirring continuously till it turns golden   brown in colour.
  3. Add the Sugar Free Natura, cardamom powder, raisins, cashews and mix well.
  4. Remove from the flame and pour onto a plate (thali) and let it cool completely.
  5. Divide into 12 – 14 equal portions and shape each portion into ladoo.

Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 25 minutes
Make : 12 – 14 Ladoos

Nutrition Value (Approx.) per 100gms

Vitamin B1
Vitamin B2
336 KCal
7.7 gm
72.6 gm
7.2 gm
350 mg
0.3 mg
0.3 mg

They don't look much tempting but this a very healthy and sugar free dessert. These are also rich in calcium.

Ragi Ladoos

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Birthday at Uzzuri - Janpath Delhi - Review

It was a hard choice to make for where to go for my birthday. I checked out nearbuy(by groupon) for some nice deals and came across the deal for uzzuri.

I bet you cannot get a better deal than this. The restaurant has nice ambiance, we sat at the first floor and it was a karaoke night on that day. The staff was nice and the service was also good. The cocktails here are really nice and very different. I loved the cocktails we all ordered all had a great taste.

Cocktails and Beer Cheers!!!

The food here was also good. The starters were great and the main course was awesome.

The starters
Overall, its a good place to visit for some nice cocktails and food.