Healthy Child, Healthy Home

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Healthy Child, Healthy Home



A child sparks a life in otherwise dull homes. Imagine our homes with all grown ups busy in their own work , some busy in mobiles, some in office files, some in kitchen and so on. A child in a home  make them alive again and to forget all their worries. Interacting and playing with them fill our hearts with joy and energy by the warmth of their love. A child becomes the energy which drives a child in us to play and live the life to its fullest. Looking at life with their innocence eases a lot of burden from our shoulders.Same happens in my home also. We all follow the movements, the plays , the attitude of a child in our home my two and a half year niece i.e daughter of my brother.

She ran in the house making others follow her, she plays with toys involving all of us, she give instructions to make us do something , she even call other children in neighborhood to play along with her in our house making our home more lively and energetic with their presence but all this energy runs dry when she falls ill. The house comes to a standstill at the time when she falls sick. Down in her energy due to illness means she would be in her mothers lap all the time, drowsy with effect of medicines and would not play with anybody. Her crying at every small thing feels very bad but we can't do anything because children behave in such a way when they are not well. What should we do in the home if not playing with her? We blame each other for not taking proper care of her. If she falls sick we all become sick by default due to inactivity around her. 

She use to fall ill often before we started giving her Dabur Chyawanprash on advice of a doctor. He said that Dabur Chyawanprash has anti-oxidant properties and helps to strengthen body's internal defense mechanism - the immune system - thereby protecting  from day to day infections such as cough, cold etc.She loves its mango flavor and demands for it herself. The ingredients present in it namely AmlaAshwagandha, Guduchi, Satavari , Bala , Vidarikand are known for their ability as antioxidants, immuno-modulatory properties, anti-allergic properties and as rejuvenators which are also good for eyes and total health. 

After taking Dabur Chyawanprash , I have observed that she is more healthy now and small problems like cough and cold which affect her regularly during change of seasons has also ended. The home falls sick less now with her improved immunity. Here are few lines describing the whole situation: 

" When she falls ill, the home comes to a standstill
What to do nobody knew, blaming each other without any clue
Dabur Chyawanprash comes to the rescue, changing our old view,
with better health and immunity, she filled the home with energy & positivity"

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Book Review - Fraudster

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Book Review - Fraudster


Fraudster is a suspense thriller set in the world of corporate finance written by R.V. Raman who was the former head of KPMG's consulting and the co-head of their Risk Advisory Services. He was also partnered with A.T. Kearney and Arthur Andersen, and boasts an experience of over three decades and covering four continents. Currently a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Management, Trichy, he teaches Business Strategy. He is based in Chennai and this is his first book. This book is published by Hachette India and I have received this book from reader's cosmos as part of their book review program. 

Cover : The cover reminded of Aamir Khan in the poster of Dhoom - 3 but there is no such connection in it. But yes the connection with bank is common in the story but in different way. The man's shadow here at the cover is signifying a fraudster looking at Mumbai as his target. The gun in his hand indicates his intentions of killing anybody who came in between his goals and ambitions to make money. 

Plot : A girl named Shruti Mathur who was fired by her bank after she deposes before a commission investigating large - scale financial fraud and found guilty of negligence in duty. Before police gets some clues about her death, one of the member of commission investigating the fraud Mr. Visht also died. Detective Inspector Ranade of Mumbai Police investigates the case as some more deaths, assaults, attacks, bomb explosions were waiting for him. The people related to Visht and his secrets faced danger of their lives as Ranade further investigates to finally grab the fraudster and reveals his plan. A fast paced thriller about illicit finance take you to the world of corporate finance full of money, deceit, corruption, fraud and the fraudster where you will keep on guessing the culprit behind all these scams and murders.

Thriller :  Being his first book , R V Raman has kept it simple without confusing the plot with sub plots within the main story. Yet he remained hooked to the thrill and suspense till the end and a reader has so many suspects to doubt before the real revelations. His knowledge of banks and financial corporations gave a touch of reality to the plot. He didn't tried to bring lust and sex unnecessarily in the narrative as most of thriller genre writer practice these days. Also I liked that story is inspired by real frauds happened in political and financial circles recently which make it real and acceptable for the readers.

Spoiler : The financial angle is bit confusing, common reader finds it hard to grasp it in one read. I think details of that level are not necessary for the narrative. There are so many men and women but no romantic angle, no relationships, this lack of love angle appears missing to me.

Rating: This is a real thriller strictly dealing with suspense which you must read. I will give 3/5 to it.

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The Indian World

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The Indian World


India is always a matter of curiosity for the western world.For being among the oldest civilizations of the world they always tried to find more about India and went for voyages to discover India and its culture & tradition. It was this culture and tradition of India, the quality of assimilation of every good thing into it which has attracted the world over from centuries and is continuing doing so even today. People say that India was robbed by many foreign invaders and rulers but I say that they have lost their everything to us by enriching our culture.It is this quality due to which world is becoming more Indian than what we think.

Today in this modern world also India is attracting everyone be it as world's biggest consumer market or as spiritual and cultural destination. Look at the big multinational brands , they are launching India specific products. Companies like McDonald's,Pizza Hut,etc have introduced Indian flavors to their menu. Levi's Jeans and other such brands have Indian fits and styles to their collection. They have became Indian. The Lufthansa airlines as their TV commercial suggests serve Indian food in their flights and offer Indian hospitality, such thinks are rare in other airlines. This is more Indian than we actually think or I should say we never think to connect it to India having its association with Germany. But it has embraced Indian culture which even lacked by some Indian airlines. It is this closeness of Lufthansa with Indian culture which has made it the no. 1 European airline of India.

The Indian culture have attracted the whole world. With increase in globalization the Indianization of the world has also started. We have seen US president giving Diwali wishes and lighting candles in the white house, Hollywood female actors are draping themselves in Indian Saree the famous attire of Indian women and why only female actors, male actor to carry Indian attires on their bodies, Indian musicians,singers and dancers are part of bands, concerts, movies and albums of foreign celebrities, some Hollywood movies premiere first in Indian market and than in the US, many world leaders wishes happy independence day to India and even display tricolors of Indian flag at their important places,  this is the charm of Indian culture which is making the world Indianized.

If we look at these things we can say that the world belongs more to India now than to the any other country of the world. I am sure it will grow like this even more and the Indian hospitality, cuisine and entertainment provided by Lufthansa airline will also copy by others soon, see this video



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Book Review - God Is A Gamer

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Book Review - God Is A Gamer





God Is A Gamer is written by Ravi Subramanian and is published by Penguin Books. I have received author signed copy of this book from BlogAdda as a part of book review program. Before going to the book I must admit that I haven't read previous fiction works of Ravi Subramanian namely If God Was A Banker, Devil In Pinstripes, The Incredible Banker, The Bankster and The Bankerupt and neither his non-fiction I Bought The Monk's Ferrari and after reading God Is A Gamer I regretted not being aware of his writing before. Ravi Subramanian is a banker by profession writing thrillers related to banks and bankers and this one is also one of them and promoted as world's first bitcoin related thriller.


Cover : The bitcoin symbol in the title hints at its involvement in the plot. The shape of man looking at white house and the tag line ' Is Revenge A Crime?' relates story to the USA and to the white house. The shape of the man is looking confident enough to take his revenge but with whom is the matter of reading. The cover reveals that a narrative of intrigue is waiting for you which happens with the prologue in which so many things were happening but how and why is unknown.

Plot: Gillian Tan a senator and close pal to the president of United States was killed in a car explosion. This case was handed over to Adrian Scott a special agent of FBI on urgent basis. The story revolves around Scott's investigation of this case ,its link to the ATM heist of millions in New York city and with the new virtual currency Bitcoin. His findings about Indian involvement in the heist and Tan's assassination. How he finds its connection with Malvika's suicide a banker in India in his search? What's the role of leading gaming company of India in all these things? The fast paced roller coaster narrative cross gamer,banker,politician and terrorist shocking and surprising the reader at each turn. How Scott solve each puzzle to reach the real culprit is heart pounding. A case which moves from US to India and from India to US via many twists,turns and encounters with technicians, corrupt bankers,CBI, drug peddlers and many more.

Thriller : The tight plot keep you hooked and you try to go through the complete story as soon as possible to know who was pulling strings. The narrative is as quick as the story, the things were coming rapidly leaving you awestruck and surprised. The climax was superb and wasn't in haste. The end is like a some Hollywood thriller movie but is justified looking at the situations. I also liked the detailing of some technical and financial terms. Quick switching of scenes from different places to different people in the end makes you restless and more curious which I think is a right approach to such thrillers.

Spoiler : Complex plot and introducing a new character in every chapter in the start may look bit confusing to some readers. Use of some financial and technological terminology distance it from common readers who are not into thriller genre. Also I think the Bollywood connection is missing in the plot,when so much money,traps,betrayal are happening actors involvement is a must.

Rating : Must read for thriller lovers and a must try for everyone. I will give 3.9/5 to this book.

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