Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Book Blitz: Metro Diary by Namrata

Book Blitz 

Metro Diaries 

Touching, amusing and deeply moving, Metro Diaries - Love Classics are tales that will hold you from start till end.

Love is one of the most amazing feelings on this earth, one that makes you the most powerful person or the most helpless person in a split second. These stories capture those feelings of despair, longing, love, lust, desire, want, dejection and admiration to create deja vu. Hold onto your hearts as you flip through these pages and take a walk down the memory lane as "Metro Diaries" will revive your innermost feelings and imbibe in you the magic of love. Touching, amusing and deeply moving, Metro Diaries - Love Classics are tales that will hold you from start till end.

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About Namrata

Namrata is a prolific blogger known by the name Privy Trifles in the blogosphere who romances life through her writings and aspires to make love the universal language. She dons various hats between that of a contributing author to 6 anthologies a reviewer for leading publishing houses an editor to various books and a columnist. Apart from that she is also the editor for an online magazine called Writer's Ezine. Having mastered the nuances of finance till recently she also held the title of an investment banker closely to let it go to embrace her love for writing fully.

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Blog Tour: ''BREACH'' By Amrita Chowdhury

Amrita Chowdhury

The Blurb
How secure are your secrets in the virtual world?  Weeks before pharma-giant Acel is ready to file a global patent application for cancer wonder-drug Colare, its offshore data centre in Mumbai is hacked. The charismatic, young leader of its Indian business, Dr Udai Vir Dhingra, finds himself being blamed for negligence and breach of security. Battling market pressures, media scrutiny, livid American bosses and crumbling relationships, Vir must find the perpetrators, or see his career – and his life – spiral downwards. But the deeper he gets dragged into the shadowy world of masked online identities and muddied digital footprints, the more Vir discovers that nothing is easy or obvious, and everything has a price. Set across Mumbai, Washington and Guangzhou, Breach is a compelling and edgy cyber thriller that explores the dark and dangerous underbelly of our increasingly virtual existence
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Meet theAuthor

Amrita Verma Chowdhury is the author of Faking It, an art crime thriller about fake modern and contemporary Indian art.

She holds engineering degrees from IIT Kanpur and UC Berkeley, where she was a Jane Lewis Fellow, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon (Tepper Business School). Her work as an engineer in Silicon Valley led to seven US patents for semi-conductor fabrication – something to show for those bad-haired days. She has done Strategy Consulting and Board Effectiveness work in the US and Australia and has spent long nights fitting five-syllable words inside two-by-two squares. She has worked in the rarefied bastions of Ivy League education bringing together ideas and people. She currently works in publishing.

She lives in Mumbai with her husband Sumit, their two children Shoumik and Aishani, and an assortment of pets including a cocker spaniel, a guinea pig and two turtles. She loves travelling, baking cupcakes with her daughter and hearing from her readers.
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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pampers and Smile

A woman's life change completely when she becomes a mother. A new journey starts of hers and her child sharing the most beautiful relation of love and care. And no doubt, she would love to see her baby smiling, playing around her and be healthy. With her baby a lot of responsibilities become a crucial part of her daily life's chores.

Harsimar is an adorable and super active child. She passes a cute smile to everyone she looks at. My aunt remain very careful about Harsimar's sanitation, food, toys and everything that she touches just to take it into her mouth. I was amazed to know about the fun they both share. Aunt read out rhymes and she stare at her face with curiosity. She enjoys music and start tapping her little fragile feet onto the beats. She likes ice-cream. She loves watching cartoons but not alone. She wants someone around to cuddle her.  Such a temptation lover she is! Aunt keeps us updated about her activities and all the fun they share.

Recently she paid a visit to us. I was observing on how my aunt's world revolves around her little girl. She spent a week's time here. It was when she and I were gossiping little Harsimar started crying hard. ''I don't know what's wrong happened to her. She is not active and playful as she used to be. She doesn't sleep well nor eat anything.'We got her health check up last month. Her eating habit has improved a bit but she is not that happy go child. I am afraid and clueless of what that is disturbing her.'' 

I was worried as well and so, I decided to find out the solution. I kept an eye on her behavior and routine. She was crying most of the time and even ignored her favorite ice creams and candies. She didn't have a sound sleep and for four days her noise at midnight seemed a ritual. Now one thing was sure, it's an incomplete sleep that disturbs her. Her diaper becomes wet and that irritates her enough to let her not sleep again. I suggested my aunt to change her diaper to pampers that assures one full dry night. She smiled and glowed at listening my words. She immediately bought pampers from the market and changed little Simar's baby pants. That night she slept peacefully and woke up a little late. Probably, because of so many restless days and sleepless nights. 

There was a noticeable change in her behavior and activities. She was smiling, playing, dancing and more to that, she demanded for an ice-cream. Everyone was delighted so her cute expressions and charms. My aunt was overjoyed at seeing her life back to happiness with pampers.
       Here's a Pampers video that assures you and your baby for happy mornings! 

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Life Befikar

All of have dreams and we tend almost all possible efforts with hopes to make them come true. But, in the process of making them come real there are so many hurdles and restrictions. There are many you can not avoid and thus, seeing your dreams halfway in a dark is heartbreaking. 

Being in a family there are so many responsibilities to adhere. The monetary factor rule over all of them. By the time, private school education, grocery rates, medical health fees, travel expenses have seen a tremendous hike. In mid of all the expenses I had almost gave up all my aspirations I had longed for when life was #befikar and each day was not this costly.

With the launch of IDBI Federal Lifesurance Whole Life - which ensures me to remain #BefikarUmarBhar I now can see, a bright ray of hope leading towards my dream. 

The Whole life savings insurance plan provides two lumpsum payouts. Shocked? How come two payouts? Let me tell you, the first payout you receive at the end of your premium payment and the second when you complete a century of your living i.e., 100 years of age. Simply, happiness doubled. Like this, IDBI Federal Life Insurance plan have some great strategies which let you think and live a bit for yourself soon after you get in your insurance. 

The two things that worries me are, my parents' health and expense of my daughter's marriage. Since, I have got an insurance for both in Lifesurance Whole Life Plan of IDBI Federal and that I am #BefikarUmarBhar 

I would like to share the top five things from my bucket list that I would do- 

1. A trip to San Francisco, for so many reasons. I have my relatives there. Since my childhood I had wished to see the Golden Gate Bridge, China town and adventures of Alcatraz. San Francisco which is basically known as a village of museums, has some great artworks to display and theaters. Being an art lover I will grab this opportunity right there.

2. Being sensitive and after seeing so many hardships in early life I have an empathy towards them. As a child, I had always thought to contribute some financial help for the betterment of their lives. So, the next thing I would be doing is to donate whatever possible at level in an NGO's working for children's education and women empowerment.

3. With modernization, the thought process of people has been changed. They don't judge people by their character and heart but the luxuries they are living in. A car, amongst all the expenses I could not imagine of my this beautiful dream. Since the first day of my job I had decided to save money to own a car - Optra. With other priorities and life's challenges I never got to save even a penny. It's high time to check the latest car models and choose one that suits my accord.      

4. I have a burn on my left arm . It took much time to recover because my tissues were adversely damaged. With latest medical equipment doctors operated and healed but the scars are there as such. I couldn't wear a sleeveless dress no matter how much I long to change my look. But now, I can have a plastic surgery over the burnt area of my arm.

5. Last but not the least; I would like to own gold and platinum jewelry for the prettiest girl, my daughter.

Here's a video to help you know a bit more to be #BefikarUmarBhar 

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Cover Reveal: Take 2 by Ruchi Singh

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Take 2
Second Chance At Happiness
Ruchi Singh
"Happily ever after has become a myth for Priya and trying to keep the relationship platonic is becoming more and more difficult for Abhimanyu"
Priya’s idyllic world turns upside down when she realizes her husband considers her dead weight after stripping her off her inheritance for his ambitions and lavish lifestyle.
Abhimanyu is instantly attracted to Priya when life throws them together. He knows getting involved with a married woman is inviting trouble. But despite common sense, cautions and hesitations, he is drawn to help her.
Happily ever after has become a myth for Priya and trying to keep the relationship platonic is becoming more and more difficult for Abhimanyu.
In the tussle between ethics, fears and desires... will Priya embrace a second chance at happiness?
Ruchi Singh 
Ruchi Singh has a degree in Engineering and has been working in IT industry as a Consultant. She began her writing career writing short stories and articles, which have been published on various online forums. Her story ‘Boomerang’ in crime genre, won the Indireads Short Story competition in 2014, and is part of the Anthology ‘Voices Old & New‘. Her, another, short story ‘Debt of Kheer’ is part of Author’s Ink anthology ‘The Turning Point of Life', both available on Amazon. 'Take 2' is her debut novel.
A voracious reader, her favourite genres is 'romantic thriller'. Besides writing and reading, her other interests include dabbling with Indian classical dance forms.

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Friday, February 06, 2015

Spotlight: Angelic Beats by Sarita Singh

Angelic Beats 
Sarita Singh**

The Blurb

Angelic Beats is the story of a boy in his late teens who falls in love with a married woman. Both defy their ages; the woman for her looks and innocence and the boy for his confidence and clarity in life along with integrity. The journey of the boy for his passion also becomes journey of love for both that finally takes them to more meaningful destinations. It unfolds the changing perspective of a young boy and a married woman in various situations of life treading the path of love and success together. How they carry on with love and friendship as a responsibility is quintessence to their journeys.Love can make one completely blind or it can candle all the darkness in life.Sometimes destiny becomes the greatest magician. It brings two opposite people, Sahil and Aakanksha, on one platform. Even their personal statuses do not match for one is married and the other single. One is confident about making choices in life, whereas the other is always scared of making a choice. One is always positive, and the other is negative in outlook. Unlike mathematics, where “+” and “−” always make “−”, sometimes in real life, “+” and “−“ do make a “+” together. On the road leading to his passion, he happened to meet the first love of his life too. Before going to the National Defence Academy for the journey to be a commissioned officer in Indian Air Force finally, he introduced “love” in her and his own life and pledged his heart to her. The arrows of cupid struck her also. Do their final choices engulf all other relationships like a storm and rage and bleed their self-esteem? Or are they able to carry their choices gracefully through their quest for happiness?

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Meet the Author

The author, Sarita Singh, is a post-graduate in chemistry with a post-graduate diploma in mass communications. Born and brought up in Panipat, Haryana, she has been married to a doctor and is blessed with a son. The author is a state civil services (allied) officer, who has also taught in various institutions earlier. Reading and writing have always been a part of Sarita Singh who used to write her diary from a very young age. Like many others, she too loves gossiping and enjoying with friends and family as she loves spending time with them. The author believes in a few optimistic thoughts: “I am alright, I am happy where I am now, but I wish to be somewhere else. And I will try for it.”

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Sunday, February 01, 2015

The Handbag Girl

Handbags. Handbags. Handbags. Red, blue, green, violet, indigo, orange, yellow, pink, white and black. HiDesign, Lavie, Carprese, Baggit, Ladida, and Tara. Baguette Bag, Bucket Bag, Clutch Bag, Envelope Bag, Fold over Bag, Hobo Bag, and Minaudiere. So many colors, so many brands, so many models, so many varieties, I’ve got them all because only a girl can understand the feeling of holding a new handbag when shopping!

I hated using the same handbag more than ten times. I wanted to sell them at half price. But how could I? What a tenth grade school girl could do?

I asked the same question to my Pappa and his response was Life became easy! I posted Ads whenever I hated a handbag. Surprisingly, there were many girls loved the ones I sold at a cheaper price. It became a habit. Day by day, I met many wonderful girls, sold them the old handbags, cleared my old stock and happily bought new ones.

As they say, “There is a flipside for each coin.” I experienced it too. There were times when I used to get calls during the school hours, and the outcome was to go out of the class. I hated that feeling. I wished that I could get calls only if I was interested or comfortable to speak with and not at any other time.

Then this incident happened. I was out for a movie with my friends when I received a call from a buyer whom I wanted to report to police. He called me acting as if a gentleman, enquired about the handbag brands I had, ate my head for an hour questioning about the types, when to use what, etc., and finally revealed that he was bored at home, so he called without any intention of buying.

And there was this woman named Samyuktha, who wanted to exchange her ten-year-old handbag with a Minaudiere I posted. I felt irritated and hanged up the call. I cannot blame for these junks, but I wished was smart enough to protect sellers from invalid buyers.

“Oh My God! Did heard our wishes?” I asked myself when I came to know about Quikr NXT! NO FIKAR. CHAT QUIKR. Features like “Number Privacy”, “Chat”, “Photo Sharing” and “Chat History” are like icing on the cake!

Now I can secure my number from stalkers or bored men and invalid buyers. I can chat whenever I am comfortable to chat, not during the school hours or when I am shopping, and I can share numbers with buyers, only if I feel that they are genuine. Life becomes awesome with features like Photo Sharing. It gives me flexibility of sharing photos of my old handbags that the buyers would be interested than the one I post on Ads. Chat History is a blessing! What more I need?


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