FAVE FIVE BOOK TO MOVIE/TV SERIES ADAPTATIONS.

FAVE FIVE_WEEK 2

As a child I never read books, I was more inclined towards movies and television shows. Every evening was spent in front of tv watching loads of shows and movies. It has not been more than five years that I stumbled into the magical world of books, and as they say it’s never too late to start reading a book. The more books I started reading the more I realized I have been watching book adaptations all my life. Allow me to share my five favorite adaptations with you all.

Every Fairy tale/Once upon a time

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Fairy tales have been used and abused in any format available, but somehow this show has made more sense to me than any fairy tale I ever read. This Disney production has made fairy tale characters more human by putting them into modern world but keeping the crux intact. This show signifies hope and encourages people to take second chances. If you love fairy tales then you cannot miss this show.

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Hinger Kochuri / Amar Prem

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Its humbling to see how a short story was adapted into a feature film. while hinger kochuri written by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay  showcased a beautiful relationship between a prostitute and a child, Amar Prem added more layers to it.

And then there were none

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And then there were none by Agatha Christie is a classic, period. This classic was adapted into a feature film in 1945 before and in 2015 a mini series brought this book back to the television sets. I didn’t like the movie but this 3 episodic series surpassed my expectations.

The fault in our stars

I watched the movie first,then read the book and ended up crying both the times. Life is beautiful , we make it complex. The movie was bam on expressing the sentiments between Hazel Grace Lancaster and  Augustus Waters.

Sherlock Holmes

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This magnificent work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has been adapted into many movies till date, but this particular adaptation into a television series which brings our favorite detective to the modern world is more interesting. It’s no more a black and white period drama.

 

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Book Review : Warjuna Book 1: Mrithasu Rising By Author Krishnaraj

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On the cover :

Civilizations have once again emerged from the ruins of Pralaya, and with a new dawn arrive new ambitions. Ordained by fate, several legions of a ruthless clan have been reported to be seen marching into the boundaries of Bharata. The origins of the Hayacree are unknown, yet their intent is evident: to create a new world order.

The tides of war will bring forth valiant men and women of great fortitude and a divine force to unite them all against the strong will of the enemy. While the matters of kings and kingdoms are to be shouldered by a young prince of Wagharr, a supernatural alliance of Mahayogis and Suparnas will need to travel beyond the realm of man to discover the architect behind the Hayacree invasion.

The hunt for the real enemy will lead them to an expanse invisible to the human eye.

In its depth lies an evil waiting to be discovered, waiting to rise.

Review :

Quick review :

Warjuna grips your attention from the word go and is successful in keeping you hooked till the end.

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Full review :

Arjuna – prince of Wagharr finds himself injured far away from his homeland in a vaidya’s abode ,even though he is pretty sure he should have been in himavan with his people waiting for further orders from his king instead. Things make no sense to Arjuna as his memory plays with his emotions. Having discharged from the vaidya, Arjuna decides to head back home when the vaidya requests a tiny delay in his journey and asks Arjuna to visit Ashmaka and deliver a message to the king. This little detour creates major setbacks to Arjuna’s plans to return home. Arjuna finds himself fighting against Hayacree to save Ashmaka. while Arjuna is fighting battles , Krishna and others are gearing up  for the impending war, the Hayacree are invading Bharata and they need to be stopped.

The first 50 pages of any book gives you a fair idea of whether you will enjoy it or not. For me Warjuna was definitely a good read. I took my sweet time to read this book in two stretched out sittings rather than several intervals of reading. Warjuna perfectly sets the stage for the Mrithasu rising series. What i liked about this book is that every chapter is important, you remove one chapter and there will be something missing like a jigsaw puzzle . I’ll definitely wait for the second book from the series to release soon.

Rating :

****/5

Buy Warjuna Here

P.S.

I would have loved to have a visual of Bharata in a form of a map in the book.

NOTE :

This Review is for Author Krishnaraj, though the views mentioned are completely mine.

BOOK REVIEW – SHE WALKS, SHE LEADS BY GUNJAN JAIN

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On The Jacket :

• Nita Ambani launched the Indian Super League, on the lines of FIFA, to boost football in India
• Sudha Murty gave her savings to her husband, Narayana Murthy, to help start Infosys
• Naina Lal Kidwai was the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School
• Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw started Biocon with a seed capital of Rs10,000
• At the age of sixteen, Sania Mirza became the youngest and the first Indian woman to win a Grand Slam

These are some snippets from She Walks, She Leads which profiles twenty-four iconic women in modern India. These leaders tell their stories, up close and personal. Their relentless ambition to shatter the glass ceiling, their pursuit for excellence and the challenges that came their way – all of this is captured vividly in this exclusive anthology. Each chapter is based on extensive research and has never-seen-before photographs of these luminaries. The chapters are followed by interviews with their companions and close confidants who have seen them grow over the years. The women leaders profiled in the book come from different fields like banking, media, cinema, sports, fashion, philanthropy and industry.

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Review:

I am going to be frank, after reading the synopsis of this book I had developed a level of expectation which doubled after I read the first chapter  based on Nita Ambani. Unfortunately, as I progressed chapter after chapter I realized this book lacks something that is the most important factor in inspiring people – struggle. I don’t know how the author filtered her list from hundreds to mere 24 personalities and on what basis, but majority of these personalities didn’t had to go through the initial struggle of haves and have not’s as they belonged to rich families. More than struggle, these personalities showcased strength which again is a huge motivating factor. Few personalities were given so little importance which made their story look rushed because of which the reader feels a sense of incompleteness.

Instead of writing about 24 people if the author had focused on four people at a time and gave us a detailed account of their struggle and successes then maybe this book would have been the perfect book to seek inspiration from. Nevertheless, if you keep this point aside and read this book as a dedication to Indian women achievers then you wont be disappointed. Idea behind the book is no doubt brilliant , I wish the execution part was brilliant too.

Rating :

***.5 / 5

Buy your copy on AMAZON or Flipkart

NOTE :

THE AUTHOR SENT ME A FREE COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR A HONEST REVIEW.

 

FIVE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BUY ‘IN LOVE WITH SHAH RUKH KHAN’ BY AJITABHA BOSE

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  1. Shortest love story :                                                                                                                           In love with shah rukh khan is the shortest love story in book format I have ever read.
  2. Its the cutest looking book ever, period!wp-image-742323395jpeg.jpeg
  3. Its a collector’s item:                                                                                                                             If you are someone who not just likes to reads but also collect different kind of books, then you should definitely buy this one.
  4. Its a Perfect Gift :                                                                                                                                          Yes, its tiny! but come on look at it, how can one not like it?  Go on gift your loved one this book or gift it to yourself  😉
  5. Treat for Shah Rukh Khan Fans :                                                                                                                   All you fans out there have you never dreamt to meet the man himself? If, yes then do read this book, you will surely like it.

VLOG REVIEW- 6 DEGREES

 

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As part of their #CelebrateBlogging initiative, BlogAdda.com, ran the first edition of Game of Blogs in September 2014. Five characters and their descriptions were provided. The objective was to write a fictional story revolving around these characters. Bloggers came together as teams and after three rounds filled with its own set of twists and turns, three stories made it to the end.

The three stories in this book are a fascinating example of how one set of characters can have interesting lives with completely different dimensions. Six Degrees is a result of how collaboration can truly breed creativity in the modern day world of connected living.

REVIEW :

Watch the review on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL

RATING : 

3.5/5

NOTE : THIS REVIEW IS FOR BLOGADDA.COM

Advice to my younger self. 


Have you ever witnessed a moment where you realise you are no longer the person you were a year back or 5 years back or 15yrs?

I had that moment yesterday and I have been pondering my thoughts into this since then. What will I do if I encounter myself from eons ago? Do I have anything to say to her? Any advices to give? I realised I have way too many advices😂

Thing is I have been a matured kid since I remember, so I have been a good decent kid all the while. That means boring childhood. Sorry, no childhood. Because mature kids are not really kids. They are adults trapped in the bodies of kids. 

So if I could go back in time I would definitely like to say these things to myself. 

  1. YOU’RE A KID, STOP BEHAVING LIKE A ADULT. 
  2. Read books. 
  3. Its okay to be stupid. 
  4. Don’t be so good that people use you like a tissue. 
  5. Stand up for yourself like you do for others. 
  6. Stop spending all your money on friends(so called friends) and save something for yourself too. 
  7. Believe in yourself. 
  8. Love yourself. 
  9. Take your creative side seriously. 
  10. Don’t cry so much, stop being an emotional fool. 
  11. Smile, laugh, stop being so serious about life. Have fun. 
  12. Dance more, I know you love dancing. 
  13. Everyone is going to hurt you someday and its okay. Don’t stop loving just because someone broke your heart, but if people question your self worth, kick them outta your life. 

Imagine the difference these things would have made. Alas!