Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Book Blitz: Otherness by De.B.Dubois

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A woman always has to blend in, adjust, change herself in the attempt not to stand out. It goes a step further if you are a brown woman. Check out De.B.Dubois's Otherness, Souls of Brown Women which asks the question Who is the brown woman?


OTHERNESS: SOULS OF BROWN WOMEN
by
De.B. Dubois



Blurb

Who is the brown woman? How does she live defined almost solely by her skin colour and all the history it carries? How do we carry racism deep within us even when we think we don't? These are questions that require deep thought and reflection, and that's what Otherness encourages us to do. In a world increasingly divided along the lines of colour, despite its apparent modernity, here's a hard look at the realities that lurk within us, both as individuals and as a society.

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Who is the brown woman? How does she live defined almost solely by her skin colour and all the history it carries? How do we carry racism deep within us even when we think we don't? These are questions that require deep thought and reflection, and that's what Otherness encourages us to do. In a world increasingly divided along the lines of colour, despite its apparent modernity, here's a hard look at the realities that lurk within us, both as individuals and as a society.

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About the author


De.B. Dubois is an Indian-born-Swiss visual artist and feminist writer. She grew up in Calcutta until she stepped out to explore the world by herself. Debolina Dubois-Bandyopadhyay, better known as De.B. Dubois is licensed with International Degrees in Communication Arts and Cultural Studies, as she extended her Fine Arts and Design education in Mumbai, Sydney, Basel and Paris. She is titled with a Master of Arts FHNW in Design from Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Basel, with special emphasis on Design Culture, Design Research and Sociology. This apart, she enjoys long walks through nature trails, a good glass of absinthe from Val-de-Travers, and creating visual arts.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Book Blitz: Water Boarding by Bragadeesh Prasanna

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An intriguing book by Bragadeesh Prasanna. Ved's Memory loss, living in the present with a blank slate can be terrifying. But he has his friend Sara to help. Will this friendship turn into love and is it what will save Ved? Lets get to know the book some more. Book Tour by The Book Club.






Print Length: 292 pages
Publication Date: October 8, 2017
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B075W9WBVR



As a torture technique, Waterboarding involves the torturer to pour water over the face of the captive, over a damp towel to give a sensation of drowning. While the mind knows that he is not actually drowning, the captive's body sends contrasting signals to the brain making it a very painful experience.

Ved, who just got out of a life-changing accident finds out that he has blank spaces in his memory. He is unsure about his past and uncertain about his future but goes through with the present with the help of his friend Sara. Sara slowly builds Ved's past, filling him with people and instances he had forgotten.

As Ved struggles with the financial strain caused by his accident and subsequent medical bills and figuring out whom to trust, Ved is forced to live in the moment, which is dark, terrifying and maddening as his past catches up with him. Will he finally know who he was and how his past actions affect his present?


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Bragadeesh Prasanna is a Chennai based writer, who blogs, writes short stories and sometimes lets his stories stretch itself to become a full fledged novel.  His romance novel, 300 days, which released in 2016, received generally positive reviews.  He had also contributed to different short story anthologies like After the Floods (Published by sixth sense publication), From Chennai, with Love (Curated by Chennai Bloggers Club)

When he is not writing or dreaming about writing, he runs a marketing agency in Chennai, which specializes in digital marketing. He loves his scotch and coffee, chicken biriyani, Rose milk and Chennai. You can just type in his full name in Google search bar to reach his blog. No, seriously, try it. 


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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Book Review: Soul Connection by Saurabh Turakhia

Good day readers,
Introducing the debut novel of painter turned Author Saurabh Turakhia: Soul Connection.
Its a lovely book of short stories having plots of everyday experiences but each thought provoking.


Story:
This book is an anthology of 30 short stories. Each story is thought provoking with a moral or point to ponder on. Reading the book slowly is a must coz each story is like a breath of fresh air which you inhale with full consciousness.

What I liked:
Plots and language.
The plots are from everyday exisistence. They are as simple as, a writer of short stories loosing the phone he stores the stories on and the receiver turns Author or of an Old Paper Mart turning into library or how art can turn your life around or Cop solving a murder mystery with motive being to stop the online selling of books and art etc. Each will make you sit back & ponder with a smile on your face.

The language is simple and one which will make our English teachers in school happily giving it full marks. Like breath of fresh air.

The stories are light hearted nothing dark but with a moral behind it.
A good book penned by a debut author. The streak of art related stories is prominent as Saurabh Turakhia himself is an accomplished painter.

What I wanted more:
Too many stories. 30 is a large collection atleast for me to read. I would have loved it more if there were around 20 of the best stories.

The cover. I would warn you not to go by the cover of the book. There is a treasure trove of good stories under this unseeming cover of the book. Saurabh, please update the cover.

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