Book Review – F?@K KNOWS by Shailendra Singh

•March 22, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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F?@K KNOWS
Author: Shailendra Singh
ISBN: 9788129123886
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Rupa
Number of Pages: 234
Genre: Non-Fiction / Self- help
Language: English
Price: Rs. 195 (I received my copy from www.blogadda.com)

About the Author

Shailendra Singh has B.T.D.T.—Been there. Done that. Some know him as a ‘sports marketing guru’, some as an ‘advertising whizz’ or ‘Bollywood producer’, and many acknowledge him as a shrewd ‘dealmaker’. He’s conceptualized the most famous and long-lasting campaigns for India’s biggest brands, managed and helped adjust the jockstraps of India’s most respected cricketers, and launched the careers and egos of the country’s biggest celebrities. He’s opened a direct line of communication with India’s youth by creating massive music festivals, is emerging as Asia’s largest music promoter, and has produced over sixty Bollywood movies. He has worked on awareness campaigns for HIV/AIDS, cancer and piracy. He enjoys short trots on the beach, any sport that uses a ball, and sugar. This is his first, and hopefully not last, attempt at writing a book.

About the Book

What do you want from life? Are you on the right track? Are you truly happy? If your answer to these questions is ‘F?@k knows!’, then this book is for you. Find the answers to life’s most important questions with the help of uber-successful entrepreneur, Shailendra Singh, co-founder of Percept and inceptor of Sunburn. Told with sparkling, flavourful and in-your-face humour, this book will advise you on how to:
*Find yourself (Because you’re probably lost. Admit it.)
*Follow your heart (Because if you don’t then you’ll die unhappy, you stupid f?@ker.)
*Achieve your goals (You know you want to.)
*Live life like you give a f?@k (Because…why not?)
Candid and thoughtful, F?@k Knows will show you how to really live life on your own terms, to do what you want to do and not what you have to do just because your father said so!

Interesting Facts :

A book for young India, in witty and in-your-face prose, that tells you how to get it together and be happy.

The book offers unique and simple ways to achieve your goals: making F?@k It lists, practising Chi F?@k Po, among others.

Shailendra Singh, a highly successful entrepreneur, details his life mantra and discusses topics as diverse as the real function of the gut, the joys of cheesecake/real love, why we should use word f?@k more often, etc.

F?@k Knows imparts important life lessons in a clever and highly readable manner.

This book is one of Rupa’s non-fiction super-leads and will be backed by a tremendous marketing campaign in print, outdoor, and online, which will drive sales.

The true usage of the pharse is to claim that you simply ‘do not know’. However, the phrase is often interpreted as F?@K Knows, which may cause offence to the listener. This misinterpretation is often replied using ‘Cunt Face’ which is regarded as appropriate answer.

‘What time is Adam supposed be here?’

‘F?@K Knows.’

‘Only asking… Cunt Face.’

My Review
Well, I am not too much into the gyan type books, but when I saw this one up for grabs at BlogAdda it somehow caught my attention. It took me a while to be able to run through the complete book owing to my vacations, but I am glad I did!
This is definitely not another gyan book as I call it. It deals with the different aspects of your life, your various issues and situations in a very next-door attitude. The particular F?@K Knows attitude is what it speaks of boldly.
The author has dealt with the life situations in a witty manner… trying to cut jokes on the regular life issues… making it a bit easier to relate.
In one line – THE BOOK IS DRIVING !!!!
Rating : 3/5
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Coming up next…

•March 15, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Book Review for F?@K Knows !
Right after I get back from my vacation…
So, STAY TUNED !!!

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I am moving… !

•January 9, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Well, I feel sorry to have been MIA on this space lately.

So with the onset of the new year, I decided to move on, partially.

While all the technical stuff and the book reviews will still keep going on on this blog, there’s gonna be a new space, just for me!

So dear readers, you can catch me at http://alittledoseofme.wordpress.com/ as well now on.

And once more, this time for sure, ekdum pakke se, I WILL BE REGULAR !!!

Happy New Year folks !

Book Review: ‘The Bankster’ by Ravi Subramanian

•November 21, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Book: The Bankster

Author: Ravi Subramanian

Number of pages: 358

Price: Rs. 250

First, I want to thank BlogAdda and Ravi Subramanian for giving me this opportunity to review and more importantly read, The Bankster.

To say that I was delighted to receive a signed copy would be an understatement. 🙂

‘The Bankster’, in one word is “ADDICTIVE”!!

I read a Financial Thriller for the first time, and believe me, I am now so excited to read Ravi’s other books of the same genre.

The bank in picture is the familiar Greater Boston Global Bank (GB2).The key role player is Karan Panjabi, the banker turned financial journalist.  The plot begins in the African country of Angola and with Joseph Bragnanza, a CIA covert agent involved in blood diamonds and arms dealing. From there it switches to a small town in Kerala, Devikullam and a 75-year-old man fighting the government in Gandhian way for clarity in the nuclear program being commissioned in his area and then we have our GB2 where the banking rigour, manipulations and power struggle brings out the various shades of the bankers. The storyline wades us  alternatively through the three dots spanning continents, various characters and finally how all the streams converges into a murkier plot that also sniffs out three banker’s life during the course.

What could be the connecting point of an international CIA agent and events happening in Kerala and the tragic deaths of Greater Boston Global bank employees? There is a global conspiracy to undermine the nation’s growth and how does it get muddier in cognisance with certain bankers? How the financial crime gets unravelled and does it shake the foundation of the multinational bank? It’s for you to read and trust me the book keeps you hooked to the last word.

The Bankster is a must read for anyone who loves thrill, adventure and lots of twists & turns.

Rating: 4.5/5 🙂

To know more about the author, head to:

Website: http://www.ravisubramanian.in/index.asp

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Authorravisubramanian

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SubramanianRavi

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Love in Crazy Times ~ by KV Gautam

•November 12, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Love in Crazy Times: KV Gautam

First – Gautam, I am sorry for being so late with this review.

Second – Well Done for a good first attempt 🙂

Title :  Love in Crazy Times

Author : K V Gautam

Publisher : Diamond Books

ISBN : 978-93-5083-094-9

Number of Pages : 158

Price [INR] : 100

Genre: Fiction

About the Author: KV Gautam is a filmmaker, novelist, entrepreneur and cartoonist based in New Delhi. He is author of the best-selling novel Love in Crazy Times.  He is a film director of the upcoming Hindi comedy film Hum Honge Kaamyaab. Read more about him at http://www.kvgautam.in/

Synopsis : Love in Crazy Times is a tale of search for love and freedom, braving heart breaks, evil bosses and family pressure.

Amit is a daring middle class guy who chases both love and dream of starting his own business. He is faced with the hypocritical Indian society and the corrupt business class on his path. His victory is not easy and comes after a long trail of personal and professional setbacks.

Review: Love in Crazy Times is a story of Amit and his friends, narrated by Amit. The story is quite fast paced and gives a flavor of humour, emotions, romance, drama and learning.

The characters are well portrayed and described. At times, you’d find yourself relating someone you know with them.

A major part of the book talks about Amit’s quest for a girlfriend. While he falls in love many times, none of his ‘girlfriends’ reciprocate his feelings which gave him constant heart-breaks is believable. The story gives insights about today’s youth, their beliefs, attitude, struggles and dreams.

The story and narration in general are nice and quite well done considering its Gautam’s first work.

I have complaints only with the editing. The grammatical mistakes along the pages make you lose interest. Gautam, I think you should check it in your next releases.

In general, it’s a light read and if you can ignore the editing errors, it is fun 🙂

Book Review : The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi

•October 8, 2012 • Leave a Comment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title : The Krishna Key
Author : Ashwin Sanghi
Publisher : Westland
Cost : 250/-

So here’s another masterpiece by Ashwin Sanghi.

He is by far, one of my favorite India authors these days.

Ashwin’s Chanakya’ Chants was a bestseller and I had loved it thoroughly ! So ever since, I had been eagerly waiting for his next venture. I was delighted the moment I received the book from Blogadda.

The Krishna Key, once again is based upon Ashwin’s favourite genre – HISTORY ! Whoever ever thought history and mythology was boring, must start reading Ashwin’s books, I recommend.

This one is a well researched book for sure. The author beautifully amalgamates the times of Mahabharata to the present day. The characters are well thought of and nicely presented.

The story which is accompanied by details and images straight from history is interesting. (Maybe I find it interesting since I have loved history all my life).

Sanghi explores the myth of Kalki – the final avatar of Krishna (also known as Vishnu in Indian mythology) – through an intriguing tale of a murder and a series of events that travel back and forth in time from Vrindavan and Mathura to a classroom in St. Stephen’s College in Delhi, across lifetimes.

Forty-five-year old professor Ravi Mohan Saini, who teaches the history of mythology at St. Stephen’s College, has an important role to play as the events unfold. In Sanghi’s gripping tale, Kalki is a serial killer who embarks on his bloody journey with the murder of Anil Varshney, a young symbolist in Rajasthan. Varshney is Saini’s oldest friend. The rest is mystery! No spoilers ahead 🙂 Must read for yourself.

…And did I tell you, I loved the cover 😀 It is such a curious piece of art.

The Krishna Key may sound similar to the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown at several instants. But this one is different.

It should be on your reading list for the season 🙂

Although, I must say that Chanakya’s Chants was a much better one.

Anyways, kudos Mr. Sanghi for all the research that you put in your work.

My Rating – 3.5*/5

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The lovely week for love :)

•February 12, 2012 • 2 Comments

Hello lovelies…
How are you all?
And now that valentines is round the corner..whats your plan for the big day?
As for me..this week I’d be too occupied in a training at office but still I’d be trying to make the busy days better and celebrate the love that has brightened up my life in such a special way……
And the weekend that follows.. I’d be off to God’s own country… Kerala !!!:D 🙂 🙂

P.S. And for this blog… In the next few days I’d try to put up my love story here 🙂 🙂 Would you like to hear???

Wish U all days full of love ahead !!! 🙂 ❤

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