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Snakes In The Meadows: A Beautifully Crafted Book

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Jammu and Kashmir is a paradise on earth. At the brink of nectar, the only thing that cascaded was blood. The novel is about a village community situated in Pir Panjal of Jammu and Kashmir.

The village had once been home to many families and happiness but that
changed with the militants’ rule. All the lives lost would not be in vain, once the people decide to take their home back.

It’s a beautifully crafted book, with each word well chosen. The language is so lucid that one feels visually transported to a hilly village in Pir Panjal, observing the characters and the happenings, in person.

Ayaz Kohli, born January 5th, 1977 in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, is a 2007 batch IRS (Indian Revenue Services) officer. Snakes in the Meadows is his first novel, and is making a lot of buzz in the literary circles.

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Divya Dutta: I still put old music, and pick up a book I want to read

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Childhood memories are something that stays with you forever, don’t they? And so is the case for the National award winning actor and author of Me and Ma—Divya Dutta— who shares her love for music, books, acting, comes courtesy her parents. “Whatever your parents do, you get conditioned to that. I remember my dad would put gramophone record, and would sit and read a book. And then once a week, we would go and watch a movie. Aadat par gayi jab se. I still put old music, and pick up a book that I want to read. It travels with you and kind of becomes your companion,” says the actor known for films such as Delhi-6(2009), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag(2013), Blackmail (2018).

Most often people shift to a kindle, but Dutta likes her reading the good ol’ style. “People do shift to kindle, but I do need my hard copy which I can hug it tight. It’s a beautiful relationship you have with the pages. Actors come with various moods. And suddenly, you’re like ‘Hey, I wanna read that’,” says Dutta, who has a habit of reading three books simultaneously, and is currently penning a book comprising of short stories and a memoir.

“I still once a while in my library will pick up a Mills and Boon. It’s nice to be in touch with how you began your reading and how you were glued onto it,” adds the actor who will next be seen in a film portraying a queer character on screen.

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‘Golden Wings’ – A Tale Of Winning, Losing & Reconstructing Life From Scratch

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What if one day you woke up and realized that all the decisions that were made by your parents for you never aligned with your dreams. That day itself you promise to tread on a path that you choose for yourself.

This is a tale of a young man, who had it all and always strived for more. He lost a lot but never his honor. He persevered and got to where he wanted to be. He comes across a mentor of sorts that converts his flame in to full blown fire.

Golden Wings is tale of winning, losing and reconstructing your life from scratch. The story makes you question all decisions that you made or were ever made for you.

Srijoy Mitra, the author of the novel hails from Kolkata, India. However he was raised in Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA. He is extremely talented and has always been a perfect blend of art forms and sports. He went to university but decided to one-day drive away to fulfill his ambitions. Since then he has successfully written Golden Wings and has made a music album.

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Read “The Call Of Bliss” To Discover happiness

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The treasure that one deems to find at the end of the world is not the true treasure. The true treasure is happiness that can only be found within.

The Call of Bliss is a collection of many short stories. The stories are different but have one thing in common. Every character in all stories long to be happy. To each, happiness doesn’t come in the same package. And everyone has to find the silver lining and imbibe happiness in all experiences. 

The characters are refreshing and interesting. And all of them have a different approach to life. Each story has their unique set of characters and one can easily empathize with all of them.

Soham Mukherjee is the author of The Call of Bliss. Just like him the anthology is young and refreshing. Soham currently works as an academician but considers writing as the love of his life. He has been writing since his school days. Other than writing and teaching, Soham has a keen interest in music and football.

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