Book Review of A Walk in the Rain

A Walk in the Rain by Udai Kumar Yadla is a romantic fiction blended with socialistic factors. The book is full of twist and turns which keeps you glued till the end. Plus, the name of the characters are somewhere relatable. The author depicts the simplest emotions to the darkest miseries in this novel.


The cover of the book gives us a glimpse of a couple who are walking in the rain with hands in hands. This picture gives us a clear cut idea of a romantic fiction.

The title perfectly fits the cover of the book. A Walk in the Rain is a sort of journey of two lovers whose destiny is decided by rain. Thats what we can make out from the title but here plays the role of author who always surprises his readers.

Love is elixir that keeps you alive. Love is poison that kills you. Unreciprocated love keeps you alive but kills every day.

Heartbroken Sunny lives a reclusive life, trapped in the past, living in his memories. He has no complaints about his life but refuses to embrace the present.
Saloni is a prostitute who is desperate to earn money by any means. She does not care about exploiting others to fulfill her purpose.
Fate unites the loner and the prostitute to embark on a life changing journey of retribution and self discovery.

Lovelorn Sunny turns misogynistic after Sandy, the only girl he loved walks away from his life, unannounced. He suffers painful solitude for almost two decades with the relentless haunting of her thoughts. A distressed friend Imran, vows to change his life forever. A surprise planned for his birthday turns into a tragedy that claims the life of his dear friend, triggering a series of unbelievable events. As Imran gets killed by a stranger, Sunny’s calm life suddenly turns into a turbulent storm. With nothing left to live for, vengeance becomes his ultimate mission. His reluctant alliance with a prostitute to trace the killer sets him onto a nerve racking adventure of life and death.

Both are bound to a common goal with different motives but destiny has its own motive. A walk in the rain is an intricate tale of intense emotions, driven by hair raising twists and turns.

The plot is knitted well but it was predictable. Although the meeting, separation, drama and everything was at the right place. The characters also helped in the plot construction.

This book talks about Human Trafficking, prostituition. These two issues are a blot on the society we live in. But circumstances force people to indulge in these activities and the sufferers have to go through so much because of this.

Saloni and Sunny are the protagonists of the novel. Sunny is a bitter, misogynistic man who hates the world. Even when he needs Saloni’s help, he can’t bring himself to trust her. Life has been hard on Saloni. In spite of her desperate straits, she manages to hold on to her small shred of self-respect. It is hard for Sunny to trust on someone as he had taken so much.

The writing style is simple, lucid and condensed. The use of flashbacks and prologue has made it beautiful. The thought process is loved by the readers. Its hard to believe that its author’s debut as he has comprehended the thoughts so well. This book deserves to be converted into a movie.

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Book Review of Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini by Kavipriya Moorthy is a romance fiction and in some way is related to social issue which I shall uncover in the upcoming paragraphs. This book is an exceptional book and in my reviewing career, I have not read such a book. This might highly impress a person and even depress a person, depends on their view points.


The cover is eye catching and this is enough to lure you to buy this book instantly. The kohl on the eye and the black thing reminds you of a Muslim lady as this sort of eye makeup can be seen their but I say, Don’t judge a book by its cover. This cover surely makes you think of some erotica or some crime. But yes, all these notions are wrong which are uncovered once we start reading the book.

The title is inspired from a drink  named Dirty Martini which in itself is a diverging part as the story is nowhere related to the drink or based on it. But still, once we read we come to know the knack from where it has come. Then surely, this title makes sense to us.

The plot of the story revolves around the lives of two people, Preethi and Raghu. The story is mixture of past and present events which have been beautifully conceptualised in the book.

Some things to talk about

Every woman has the right to live and take her own decisions. Nobody can force her for that but according to this book, women who take their decisions are judged, be it taking a drink, be it smoking, be it living alone, be it moving in with someone or be it expressing your sexual desires. If a man has sexual desires he is considered cool but if its about a woman she is called a ‘BITCH.’ This book talks about Gender Inquality where women are judged for their decisions or being independent.

This book talks of a stupid notion about a few NRI’s. Who are these NRI’s? The people who can’t find a girl in their own country and come to some other country. They fool a girl of their good status and take them. After taking them to their land they treat her like a slave. And what we so called stupids do? We get in their traps and end up ruining our lives. We are ready to compromise everything be it his age, his looks or thoughts. WHy? The answer is, he is a NRI. Does it give him a license to betray you and crush your heart into pieces? Does NRI means that he can rule you? This dirtiness of so called NRI idealogy is clearly shown in the book.

The author has beautifully delineated her characters. Surely Preethi, is the protagonist as well as the mouthpiece of the author. She is bold, independent,confident and fights the society alone. Whereas, Raghu is the most loved guy and the reader might surely fall for his behaviour and traits. Both are perfect for each other but destiny has something else in store for them.

The story moves in a steady pace. The way the author use past and present technique is impeccable. The use of social media is the key point. The way the first person narrative blended with point of views is depicted adds essence to it. The wit, humour, sarcasm are like jewels of this book. The editing is beyond perfect and the editor’s note is just loveable. This book can surely end up into a movie.

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About the Author


Kavipriya Moorthy was born in Chennai, India. She did her Engineering and MBA, and is now working as a business analyst at GAVS technologies. “I don’t wear sunscreen” is her first published novella, and she runs her own blogs. is her micro-niche blog and is her personal blog where she shares about her works, reviews other books, and writes about the process of publishing.





A Masterpiece Indeed! : Shamsuddin’s Grave

Shamsuddin’s Grave :The Story of A Homeless by Paromita Goswami is a Literary Fiction. This book talks about the hardships a normal man goes through in order to survive in this money making world. The story of emotions, betrayal, struggles, love, friendship that moves the reader and all these emotions can be felt by him while reading this piece.  I got this book as a part of blogtour The Book Club. Let me go into the lines for you guys:

Cover– The white colour cover along with an amazing picture fills the reader with curiosity to know more about it. While analysing, I could say that the cover looked sorted and from reading, it could be said that the story is sorted and to the point too.


Title– The title gives us a rough idea that the book would be related to history as the name Shamsuddin is mentioned. But, all our notions are proved wrong when we start reading the book.


Blurb– Latika’s wrecked personal front leaves her completely shattered. So when her ailing father reveals his desire to go back home, she doesn’t think twice and moves to her hometown. She joins an NGO and comes across a teenager rape victim. Much against her TL, Debjyoti’s wish she sets out to trace the girl with Shamsuddin’s help. Will she succeed or end up in big trouble?

Shamsuddin, a daily labourer, somehow manages to thrive in the city. Meanwhile, flood devastates his house in the village. His family takes refuge in a relative’s place where his wife has a tough time resisting to the advances of her brother-in-law. Can Shamsuddin arrange for an accommodation before it is too late? 

Set in Guwahati amid the backdrop of flood and ethnic turmoil,”Shamsuddin’s Grave”, is the story of migration towards big cities for a better life.

Plot– The plot of the story is well knit and the story revolves around Shamsuddin’s Journey from his birth to his death and his struggle of surviving in the society is being delineated. Further, it also talks about Latika and Snehlata’s life, who are the two most significant women protagonists in this novel.

Themes– There are variety of themes in this novel and it makes the reader love the book more.  HUman trafficking is one of the significant theme of this novel. This novel highlights those stigmas that actually affect a person deeply. In these book, this concept is highlighted and a girl is shown as the victim of such injustice where she is molested and later on trafficked.

Poverty is another theme that is focussed. Shamsuddin is the victim of poverty who has to leave his family in search of job where he works hard but ends uo ruining his family.

Family breakups is another one where Shamsuddin’s family is broken when he comes to know about Amina’s marriage. Further, LAtika and her husband’s breakup is also showcased.

Religion is also one of the theme where we come across Muslims who are ill treated and some of the people of different community are considered to be living illegally.

Illicit relations is one such theme which is not that important but can’t be ignored at the same time. Shamsuddin’s relation with Geeta and Amina’s relation with her brother in law are being shown in the novel.

Characterisation– Usually an author selects his protagonist as a strong one who is financially stable or of middle class stature but Paromita seems to be exceptional in her choice of protagonist. She picked up a nobody from a lower strata who could hardly earn his bread and butter. Shamsuddin’s life is a struggle and trust me guys, I could feel this struggle.I cried when he cried, I smiled when he smiled, I was hurt when he was hurt. So, yes, this is the magical iteration of the author who put soul to such a character that even the reader could feel those emotions.

Debjyoti’s character was a roller coaster ride for me. I thought he was a professional freak but he came out to be a lover boy and that was not expected. So, it was a surprise element for me. He proved out to be an amazing father for Kuki and I loved the child’s role.

The woman protagonists are no less. I really loved Latika’s portrayal. The way she carried herself, the calm and composure, that break down was remarkable. Even Snehlata stood out to be a darling character.

I also loved the cameo role of the aunt who lived in Shillong. I could sense her emotions when she lamented for her children. A keen desire to meet her children is all that a mother wanted but died without even hearing a word from them. Maybe, The author wanted to show us this side of life too.

Inspired from Premchand’s Godan– While reading this book, I could co- relate this book from Premchand’s Godan who attempted a style of making a common farmer his protagonist and here we notice Shamsuddin, a common man is the protagonist. When I had a word with the author, she was surprised to know this as she has not read it.

Style– The author has a magical style of writing as it binds the readers to the end and we don’t mind the length of the novel. The narration, descriptions were simply spectacular. Some lines touched my heart and especially the kiddish lines of KUki were icing on the cake. The author chose correct words for the emotions which came out to be fruitful. I would say this book didn’t sound like the first attempt of the author.

As we know ‘Every coin has a flip side’, this book also had one. The names of Shamsuddin and Nayanmoni were mispelled at some places. But we can’t forget the unique things of the book. So, for me this book is like a moon that has few spots, then do we stop admiring the moon? No.. So, give that love to this book also.


About the Author


Paromita Goswami

A nomad at heart and a rebel by choice is the best way to describe her. ParomitaGoswami had always believed in making her own path. She says life is full of stories that are waiting to be told.

Author of Shamsuddin’s Grave, published in 2015, an offbeat social drama based on critical social issue, ParomitaGoswami loves to write about life and relationships. She has written many short stories for online magazines. Her upcoming works are, Grow Up Messy, is a humorous collection of short stories of a mischievous five year old girl. The book is a ride down the childhood days.  It was part of blogging challenge, #atozchallenge2016 and second is The Jungle Series, a collection of short stories #paranormal, based on the jungles of Chhattisgarh.

Besides writing she is also the founder of Raipur Little Minds Book Reading Club that has a major objective of developing the book reading habit in children. She is also the founder of Book Studios that makes book trailer, book covers and banners. Making travel documentary is her other passion.

Paromita is married and lives in Raipur with her family including her pet cat and dogs.  She loves to connect with her readers and can be easily traced on all social media sites.

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She Swiped Right into My Heart : A special Review

She Swiped Right into My Heart by Sudeep Nagarkar has become number 1 bestseller in just a couple of days. The author has done an amazing job in delineating his characters and the way he tells his story surely reaches the hearts of the readers. His popularity has made him the heart throb of young generation.  Well, I ordered this book for the first time in pre orders and the happiness doubled when I saw his sign. Lets get into the technicalities and know more about this book :


Cover- The cover of the book is light and dark blue which gives a soothing effect to the mind.

Title- The title of the book ‘SHe Swiped Right into my Heart’ is unique and has a lot of store in it which we come to know when we read it.

Plot-  The plot is really intriguing. The story is of Geet who is an unpopular girl and ends up making Rudra her fake boyfriend in order to play cool. Shibani and Tushita are her darlings who are always with her in her thick and thin. Tushita’s accident brings a shock to all of them and series of events take place that makes their friendship go through ups and downs.

Tushita’s love affair with Vivaan after her breakup with ANdy serves as a sub plot which meets with the main plot in the end and makes the novel fascinating.

Characterization-  Sudeep knows perfectly how much space is to be given to his characters and very well manage it. Geet’s character goes through a roller coaster ride. SHe is depicted as a dull, underconfident, victim of bullies but after she comes across Rudra she becomes preety, bold and confident which makes the readers love her character.

Shibani’s attitude and her love for bikes makes her stunning but her evil act makes us hate for sometime and in the end she undergoes a change which makes us like her again. SHe is shown as the mouthpiece of Sudeep who takes to a different side which most of us are aware of it but we never pay any heed to it.

Tushita is treated as the princess character and her accident brings tears in the eyes of the readers. But when Vivaan brings positivity in her life, makes the readers relieved. Vivaan is shown as an introvert character who hides his feelings for Tushita and later on when he says his heart out, this leaves us in an awe.

RUdra is shown as the victim of his own issues. He sounds cool and carefree but in his deep, he is a tormented which is delineated perfectly bye SUdeep.

Andy plays a cameo role in the novel and his evil acts make us hate him. ANd those girls who used to bully GEet, adds hatred in our hearts for them. But as they say,” Without Villains a hero is incomplete so they all complete each other.

Theme- The major theme is of friendship. SUdeep highlights the trio Geet, SHibani, Tushita who love each other unconditionally and grow through a lot of mess but still stand together in the end. The other important theme is of love. Geet and Rudra’s love story is super fantastic. One can feel living those lovey dovey moments. Further, TUshita and Vivaan’s story is really cute and has a lot of struggle in it. Last but not the least, They are the significant themes in the novel, bullying and Lesbianism.

Bullying is the act of teasing a person and humiliating him by reminding his follies. This act makes a person depressed and lose his confidence. Geet is the victim of this act and readers end up crying when she goes through this.

Lesbianism is an act in which a female is attracted towards a female. In this context, Sudeep has made Shibani his mouthpiece. Sometimes, it is not easy for a person to identify his gender roles. Everyone has their own preferences and its normal to be a lesbian. But Shibani struggles herself and ends up doing those things which she was not supposed to do. But in the end, she accepts herself and even her friends accepts her which goes in a positive way.

Style- The language is simple,lucid and clear. The author has used epistolary technique through Tushita’s diary entries. The narrative is impersonal and a third person narrative. The sub headings are unique. The author has done full justice to the novel.


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ABout the Author


Sudeep Nagarkar is an author of 6 Best-selling Novels. His books are inspired from true incidents. His book “It Started With A Friend Request” is the most popular fiction book of 2013. He was awarded 2013 Youth Achievers award for being one of the best-selling Romance Writers in India.

He Quit his Managment job in 2012 to become a full-time writer after the success of his second book.

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