Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Review - The Aravan Heads by Arvind Narsima

The book is provided by Arudhaa Club

Title : The Aravan Head

Author : Arvind Narsima

Publisher : Inspire India

Pages : 259

Blurb: A politically driven criminal syndicate tries to steal a valuable ancient artifact, The Aravan Head, from a very old temple of the transgenders in Hijravan. Police officer Arya foils the well planned attempt. The incident unfolds a deadly secret that connects to a series of mind-boggling crimes which points to an unlikely person of tremendous authority in the political & business circles of Mumbai. With his friends kidnapped, his own people involved with the criminals and himself facing departmental enquiry, Arya is strangulated from all sides. Meanwhile in Delhi, 4 college girls, fed-up with the canteen food, hire a cook. While they expect an old, typically professional person, they are in for a great surprise that leaves them sweetly shocked. But the surprise is short lived after a beautiful transgender arrives at their bungalow revealing secrets that baffle them. Unfortunately the lives of the 4 girls become a nightmare along with that of the transgender. Did Arya arrest the main perpetrator behind all the crimes? What dangers did the Transgender bring to the girls? Did they survive the deadly situation they were pushed into? What price did Arya pay to win?

Review: Cover of the book is just amazing with an attractive look, Ajitabha Bose cover designer of "The Aravan Head" did an amazing job, cover and the content of the book makes the book beautiful and this book is a very good example of that.
Let's talk about the plot of the book, as this is the first time I picked Arvind's book and I must say Arvind did an amazing job, I hardly read any Thriller genre book and picked this.
The story starts with three different incidents of three different locations but after reading the book you will get to know there is some connection between all the incidents and this will surely thrill you.
I love the way Author had narrated the story it looks like watching a movie with amazing screenplay because in this book one chapter is about past and another chapter is about a present.
The book deals various issues like Political system is corrupt in India., LGBT acceptance in society. systemic rot in police department, theft and smuggling of our ancient heritage in form of idols & Human trafficking
I like the way author have introduced the Arya the police officer same like a movie star. the story revolves around The Aravan Head, from a very old temple of the transgender in Hijravan, &  Arya, the police inspector and his quest on finding the person who attempted the theft of the Aravan Head.
in starting I got really confused while reading because the reading this whole book is like a solving a puzzle and when you complete the reading you will get to know that every chapter of the book is very important for this book, which you can't skip, The perfect combination of thrill, love, hurt, cheat, romance and most of all the history, and yes I'm waiting for Arya again in next book by Arvind.

Positive Points: Narration and the Plot.

Negative Points: While mentioning the places of incidents there is a small spelling mistakes i'm giving one example of it, in book you will found Bhandra but in actual its a Bandra and few more present in the book

Recommendation : Reader of thrilling novel with mystery can read this.


Cover: 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Blurb: 4/5
Overall: 4/5

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Saturday, 28 October 2017

Conversation with Arpit Vageria

About Arpit: Arpit Vageria is a bestselling author of three romance novels –Your Are My Reason To Smile, I Still Think About You and Chockolate Sauce-Smooth. Dark. Sinful. Arpit also writes for the Indian television industry and has written stories and dialogues for many fiction and non-fiction television series and award functions. Hailing from Indore, he currently lives in Mumbai. He enjoys road trips, singing, playing pranks and adventurous sports.

Q&A session

Q.1) What brought you to write this book?
A: There are many untold stories out there that needs to be told, if I won’t write it, someone else will and it’s only good to tell stories that are worth reading, worth telling and worth living.

Q.2) What is the most unethical practice in the publishing industry?
A: Publishing industry doesn’t trust you or your capabilities till you prove yourself. Only a handful of traditional publishers are courageous enough to publish new authors and because of the dearth of good traditional publishers, there are new publishers opening up every day, some of the new ones fooling by charging money and giving absolutely nothing in return. That’s the game of demand and supply.

Q.3) Your favorite author and why? 
A: Harlan Coben, Prem Chand, Sidney Sheldon, Betty Mahmoody. All because of their excellent stories and narratives.

Q.4) Describe yourself in one word? 
A: Dreamer.

Q.5) Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
A: Yes, I did that with my latest release.

Q.6) What do you like to do when you're not writing?
A:   I like to travel and spend time with my family and friends. Also, thinking about the old times and calling up old buddies with whom i haven’t had a word in last 10-12 years. That’s fun.

Q.7) Tell us something about your latest book?
A:It’s a story of a dreamer who gives up on all necessities to follow his dreams. A story of a writer, his girlfriend and his first ever fan. This story talks about the cheap thrills and temptations we all have in our lives.

Q.8) Emotions, sentiments, sensitivity are a part of? 
A: Everyone’s story.

Q.9) Did you have any goals for this collection when you wrote it — to get published, or just to finish, etc.?
A: I never thought of getting my first book published but when I found out the way to do so, I found it only exciting to do it. If you have written a story, Its better that you share it with the world in any which way.

Q.10) From all of your book which book is your favourite?
A: I Still Think About You is my most favourite book because I haven’t done as many experiments in the book as I have done in that, The book was a comeback for me after 3 years and people loved the narrative and edginess in that story, That book somehow made me what I am today.

Arpit Vageria with his book " Your Are My Reason To Smile"

Q.11) What do you love most about the writing process? 
A: It’s like getting into the whole world that’s only mine, I like when I smile with satisfaction when I end any chapter, If I smile that means I have satisfied myself and If i have satisfied myself, I am sure i would be able to win my reader’s hearts too.

Q.12) When you will consider your biggest achievement?
A: The day I get love from all across the world the way I get it in India.

Q.13) How did you begin writing? Did you intend to become an author, or do you have a specific reason or reasons for writing each book?
A: I started writing out of chance and now, I write, to voice my opinion on necessary things like- Relationships, Youth etc.

Q.14) Do you meet your readers at book signings, conventions, or similar events?
A: That’s my favourite part of being an author. Yes, I do meet them every now and then.

Q.15) What’s more important: characters or plot? 
A: Both. Story goes handicapped without either of them.

Q.16) What is the biggest surprise that you experienced after becoming a writer? 
A: When people started recognizing me in crowd, That’s very unusual for an author in India.

Q.17) Your experience with Srishti Publishers & Distributors? 
A: It’s a great association and growing relationship. With each book, we’re committed to do better together.

Q.18) Are you going to keep writing and doing only part-time work, or do you see yourself eventually going back to a full-time, corporate-type job?
A: I am a television and web writer as well, So I see myself doing the same as of now. But yes, Only writing.
Q.19) If you could spend time a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day? 
A:I actually have spent time with all those characters from book as they’re inspired from real life people. I love Pihu from ‘You Are My reason to smile’ the most though.

Q.20) Which place you love to write? Nature or your room or any place? 
A: Anywhere at peace.

Q.21) Behind every successful man there is a woman. Agree or disagree? And why?
A: I don’t really believe in this or vice versa, We all seed what we bow, People can come and go but you’re permanent with yourself. You need to be geared up all the times.

Q.22) Any suggestion for budding writers?
A: Read, Read and read.

Q.23) Any last thoughts for our readers?
A: You guys have been my family, You’ve made what I am today. Keep showering this love, I have grown used to it now. Love you all.

Bawra Mann Cover- You Are My Reason To Smile
By Arpit Vageria

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Saturday, 14 October 2017

Review - One Last Time

The book is provided by Arudhaa Club

Title: One Last Time

Authors: Anubhav Shrivastava & Shreehari H

Publisher : Write India Publisher

Pages : 176 

Price :  ₹ 175 (As printed on the book)

Blurb : 
Nakul, a fifteen-year- old boy from Delhi who has been raised with a silver spoon, visits a quaint little village in Madhya Pradesh. The crudeness and modesty of the village changes how he perceives different aspects of life. There he comes across Prakash, the son of a paddy farmer, who is the yin to his yang - their contrasting ideas on life fail to stunt the growth of their nascent friendship as ultimately it is their exuberance and a taste for adventure that bring them together. 
In the midst of their tale is the charming and talented Aakanksha who lives in the shadow of a spotlight. 
She goes through the motions of life according to the perceived ideals of society, consistently feeling a void, for she lacks a genuine friend. 
One Last Time is an eclectic and delectable fusion of Nakul's superficial urbane sensibilities, Aakanksha's confounded solitude and Prakash's rustic but sagely naiveties - one that will change their destinies forever.

Cover & Title:
Let's talk about the cover of the book first. The book cover has well designed and looks great. "One Last Time" the title of the book itself shows that it is somewhat quite unique.

Let's talk about the content of the book which is just amazing I really loved it a lot.
The story gets started with a Fifteen Years old Boy Nakul who was traveling to His  native Village with her grandmother through train during his School vacation after a hard attempt too convince his parents his grandmother got succeeded to take Nakul to the village. Nakul's Parents were a C.A by profession and his Mother was quite a strict women but at the ame time she loved Nakul very much and his Father was very soft soul by nature and very close to Nakul.
Nakul and his Parents were living in Delhi the lifestyle of them were totally different from the Village Peoples.
Nakul was going to spend his vacation in one of the villages of Madhya Pradesh called Bhadroli where there is a surprising Journey was waiting for Nakul.
After so many hours of Traveling Nakul finally reached to Bhadroli and while traveling to His Grandmother's house he saw a Boy, an Almond eyed boy who was also staring at Nakul as well, Nakul wasn't aware that the boy who was staring at Nakul was going to become his best friend one day.
Nakul's Grandmother requested Nakul to go to the paddy field to have a look around while walking around the paddy field he saw the same Almond eyed boy while he was handling his cart.
Finally, that boy started to talk to Nakul in Local language. and introduced himself His Name was Prakash a kid of one Farmer of Bhadroli who helps his Father in Paddy field who doesn't go to any school, he was two years older than Nakul, Nakul and Prakash had the good and interesting conversation and Prakash also taken him to his house where Prakash's mother welcomed Nakul and they talked much and they  had Sugarcane sticks, Nakul really enjoyed a lot on that day, and they both Nakul and Prakash use to spend their time together most of the time and their bonding becomes more stronger and this is how they came close to each other.
Nakul really liked his company and Prakash too; they played games like Pitts and antakshari by which Nakul enjoyed very well.
After spending his vacation he came to Delhi again but he Promised Prakash that he will return to Bhadroli again to do all the funny and joyful stuff which makes him happy. Nakul joined his school again and there he starts talking to the most beautiful girl in the school Akanksha who was the topper of the school and Good at Dance, and Nakul was the Captain of the basketball team. Nakul shared all his memory and about Prakash and Bhadroli with Akanksha and they became friends.
Nakul requested to his mother that he wanted to spend his School vacation in Bhadroli again, his mother kept one condition in front of Nakul if he scores 80% in final exam of 9th standard then only he can go and spend his vacation in Bhadroli.
Nakul worked hard and took the help from the topper of the class Akanksha with her notes and by studying in the library with Akanksha, finally he scored 87% in the exam. As a result
Nakul allowed to go to Bhadroli again and met his friend Prakash who was also happy on seeing him in Bhadroli, and they started to spend their time together and this time Prakash had planned two special surprises for Nakul and Nakul also brought some surprise gift from him.
Prakash taught him how to milk a cow and They both had a ride on Bullock cart and Prakash enjoyed it very much and Nakul had gifted a three set of the books related to English speaking course, and Prakash liked it very much, and also take some classes of Prakash of English in which Nakul taught him about English.
Nakul returned Delhi after spending his vacation in Bhadroli and joined his school where he talks and spend a time with Akanksha yes they both loved each other internally but they didn't confess.
Nakul was thinking to spend this Vacation too in Bhadroli and that's why he was more focused on his studies with Akanksha and started preparing for his final exams.
One day he got a call from his grandmother and she told him about Prakash that Prakash has left Bhadroli. after hearing this Nakul became sad but his father taught him something important about the life. and Nakul just wanted to meet Prakash for One Last Time.
Will Nakul meet Prakash again? Will they spend their time together again? To know all the answer of this question you have to read this wonderful book “One Last Time”

Positive Points
I must say both the Authors had worked very hard to make this book marvelous which brings a smile on face those who read this book, which is not just a book but also a story of true friendship, This Book kept me hooked till the end, and I damn sure you can’t resist yourself by turning the page. Anubhav Shrivastava & Shreehari H has written this book beautifully, and the characterization was just amazing, the location used by the author was also amazing. Plot was amazing and flowing with every chapter of the book, I loved the way both author described Nakul and Prakash and the way they connected with each other.

Negative Points: None (From My point of view)

Recommendation: Those who are believing in Friendship can read this Book 

Blurb : 4/5
Cover and Title : 3.5/5
Plot : 4.5/5
Overall: 4/5

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About the Author : Anubhav Shrivastava graduated with a B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics from Manipal Institute of Institute of Technology in the year 2015. He is extremely passionate about cricket and movies.He has previously worked as a Consultant in Fractal Analytics and currently works in OLA. 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Review - In Search of Happiness

Title : In Search of Happiness

Author : Sushil Kumar Rana & Shivangi Rawat

Format : Kindle

Pages : 44

Blurb: Today, when social media is full of scandal, heartbreak, revenge and full of unsocial activities. But there is something a beautiful relation is going to spring up in between Arohi and Aakash. Most of all you are thinking it as a love or something alike that. But it's not a love tale, their relationship has no name. Their relationship is more than a friend, relatives. Their bonding is pure and perpetual. Did this type of relation exist in this savage world. If yes then how and when, to know more about it go through the story. Some relation has no names, but that doesn’t mean that relation didn’t exist.
Love never is wrong its the person who always. Love has its own positivity and can alter a person completely. After breaking up with his girlfriend Sunil completely drowned in sorrow and grabbed by depression. There is no hope of returning to his normal state, at once he is a famous write with full of positivity and a motivator to all. So what miracle happens in his life that change him a different soul.
Everybody thinks that happiness is lies with money, what if it is totally wrong. We spent thousands of rupees in pub, bar multiplex and shopping mall but did we ever draw the inner happiness? Inner happiness is long lasting and not like with today’s temporary happiness.
So where it lies, or this is just a myth in the form of a book. Friends it really exists and you can't buy it with money and power. You gain it by serving some good deeds. What change a selfish person into a selfless. To know more we have to go through Madhav life story

Review: In search of happiness is an anthology co-authored by Sushil Kr. Rana and Shivangi Rawat. It's a collection of five different short stories, based on different themes . It teaches a lesson to the reader who read this book.
Let's talk about the cover first, the cover of the book suits the title as well and which is simple and beautiful. Each story will leave a strong impact on the minds of the readers .The book contains five short stories in each story you will find how the characters are searching for happiness which can't be bought by money..The five stories namely-DivineTransformation of lovers into writersIn search of happinessNitya the warrior andThe last hope.Each story is different but the concept is stood same that is Happiness,

Cover: 4/5
Blurb : 4/5
Story : 4/5
Overall : 4/5

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Friday, 22 September 2017

Conversation with Sapan Saxena

Conversation with Sapan Saxena

About Sapan: Sapan Saxena is a software engineer by profession and an author by choice, Born in the city of Nawabs Lucknow, he earned his Engineering degree fro m MNIT Allahabad. Sapan started writing when he was coding for a complex algorithm and found that a fictional story would at least make some sense. Currently based in Nashua, New Hampshire, he is the Author of the highly acclaimed Finders, Keepers. UNNS-The Captivation is his 2nd attempt at writing fiction.

Q&A session

Q.1) Your favorite author and why ?  
A: Stephen King for the range he has. You read "IT" and then you read "The Green Mile". You wont believe they are penned by the same person. He never let himself bound to a specific genre, and that's why as a reader as well as a writer, he is my favorite.

Q.2) Three things you wanna do before the end of this year ?
A: Make "UNNS" reach as much readers as possible,  trip to LA and finish the first draft of my third book.

Q.3) your biggest inspiration and why ?
A: Rahul Dravid. His strength of character is exemplary. He is one of the few cricketers who have gained massive respect after retirement, and that's purely because of the person he is. Calm, composed and yet a competitive fighter. He succeeded merely by working hard, that is an inspiration.

Q.4) How you came up-to writing ?
A: By chance. I mean I had started blogging when I found some very interesting tidbits about Hindu mythology and started sharing it on my blog. But fiction happened by chance when I pondered upon the eternal rivalry of Shaivas and Vaishnavas and that's how my first book happened.

Q.5) Describe yourself in one word ?
A: Maverick.

Q.6) Expectations from your latest book ?
A: From UNNS? Huge? I have worked very hard on the story and how it was to be presented. To divide the story into three seasons and then subsequently the seven stages of love was very tough, specially how the story progresses as per each stage. Expectations are very huge.

Q.7) Why you have wrote “UNNS” book? What is any specific reason to write this book?
A: I wanted to write a love story once in my life. Being a fan of SRK, that is like a must-do. But, then I wanted it to be completely different from the titles on the shelf. The only way I could do it was to add elements of shock and surprise. That's why its more of a thriller than romance now. 

Q.8) Your experience with Inspire India Publishers ?
A: Exemplary. Both with The Book Bakers, my agent and Inspire India publishers. Talking of Inspire India(as your question is about them), Richard is a guy who knows this thing inside out. He exactly knows what to achieve, how to achieve it, and the steps and hiccups involved. He has been supportive throughout the entire journey. 

Q.9) You satisfied with them ?
A: Yes of course, very satisfied. There couldn't have been a better publisher for my 2nd book.

Q.10) Tell us something about your latest book ?
A: UNNS is a romantic thriller. Its a story of Atharva Rathod and Meher Qasim, who fall in love when in school, only to separate and then meet again after 15 years in another country. The book is based on Sufi-themed seven stages of love. 

Q.11) Emotions , sentiments , sensitivity is a part of ?
A: being human. They make you more human, and help you be in touch with a side of yours, you often keep in wraps.

Q.12) when you will consider your biggest achievement ? 
A: Can't go by numbers. When there is a general consensus that I write books which are "different", I would consider it my biggest achievement.

Q.13) Which place you love to write? Nature or your room or any place?
A: My room. Closed room in fact. Late in the night. That's when I am most active and creative.

Q.14) If you get a chance to be invisible for one day. what you wanna do ? or what you wanna be ? 
A: If I become invisible, of course steal/rob/earn a lot of money so that I can use it the next day I am visible. Its a fact of life that best things in nature are free, but second best are not.

Q.15) Who is your first crush? is it in school, college or office ?
A: I had a huge crush on Sunita Rao, the singer of Pari Hoon Main.

Q.16) What is your hobby except writing?
A: I like cooking, in fact at times I post in my cooking blog as well. Then dancing and singing.

Q.17) Your future plans ?
A: To write better books. To write books with a difference. And not just saying it, actually meaning it. 

Q.18) Behind every successful man there is a woman. Agree or disagree? and why?
A: I started writing after I got married, with all the support from my wife. And of course, she is my most strict critic and motivator. So, definitely agree for whatever little success I have achieved in life.

Q.19) If you wouldn’t have been an author ? 
A: I already am a Software Engineer by profession. So, if not an author, I would still be writing...code.

Q.20) one message for your readers .. or for your friends ? 
A: To my readers and my friends, you are the reason I write. So, thanks a lot for all your genuine feedback and your love. You guys keep me moving.

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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Review of The revenge of Gandhi's followers

Review - The revenge of Gandhi's followers

Title : The Revenge of Gandhi's Followers

Author : B. P. Senapati & Durgesh Nandini Das

Publisher : Blackeyes Publication

Pages : 188

Blurb: Vijay wasn't normal. He was a man with different thoughts, he had every symptom of a great man, still he lived with his mediocre dreams to get a job and then marry his childhood sweetheart. After few years of job experience wanted to establish his own business like millions of other, but fate had some different plans. Our corrupt system forced him to enter into the dirty game of politics. He gained power to avenge his antagonists, but being a Gandhian, his strategy was something unusual . . . his revenge wasn't ordinary . . .

Review: The Revenge Of Gandhi’s Followers by B.P. Senapati and Durgesh Nandini Das is a romantic thriller story that aims to inspire the readers to fight against injustice and corruption and fight for their rights. 
The story begins with an amazing prologue section in which a young man called Jesse, was  reading a book named "The Revenge Of Gandhi's Followers By Rakesh". 
The story of the book revolves around five friends Rakesh, Vijay, Priya, Ishita, and Rashmi. the author had focused on two main characters of the book, Vijay, and Priya. Rakesh is the narrator of the book and narrates the story of his best friend Vijay's real life incidents.
Vijay and Priya became friends at first sight but yes that wasn't only a friendship as everyone from the classroom and even the family members thought that  they both loves each other from their childhood... In contrast they behaved like they were just a friends nothing more than that...
Vijay's family liked Priya and treats her like their own daughter... Priya resembles them their own daughter who they lost recently. Priya's family also liked Vijay and they also treat him like their own son, the bonding between Vijay and Priya and their family was became even more stronger than before..
Priya lost her parents when she returned from a picnic. she came to  know about this when she and her friends including Vijay went to her house to drop her from the picnic.. She had seen the dead body of her parents which was wrapped with white clothes.. After losing her parents she started to live at Vijay's house. 
Vijay's Parents treats her same as they do with Vijay.  Vijay's Father gave Pocket money to both of them which brings a smile on Priya's face.
The turning point was when Police had arrested Vijay and Priya from park when they were kissing each other and the lady constable treated Priya very badly which hurts Vijay more, Police had released them after taking some money as bribe from Vija's Dad which was nothing but corruption which was noted by Vijay. And Vijay requested  Priya to become an IAS officer to seek revenge and purify the foulness of the nation. Will they succeed in their attempts or will the idea back stab their hopes? to know that you have to read this book.
The language used by the author is very simple and characterization is also well maintained by the author, I liked the character of Vijay as he stood perfectly as the lead Hero of the story who struggles for justice at all stages.
Every reader can read this for good subject.

Cover: 4/5
Blurb : 3.5/5
Story : 4/5
Overall : 4/5

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Sunday, 3 September 2017

The Three Psychos by Yash Pawaskar

Review - The Three Psychos by Yash Pawaskar

Title : The Three Psychos 

Author : Yash Pawaskar

Publisher : Dimple Publication

Pages : 160

Blurb :  Three Thrilling Stories, One Gripping Novel. In the first tale, a naked man is trapped inside a white box. His only company: 'DE22912'. How long can he survive? 
The second story, 'Patient Number 9', is about a hospitalized patient who must save Earth from an alien attack by blue pig-like creatures. The countdown has just begun. 
In the third narrative, an angry sixteen-year-old gets hold of a loaded revolver and is determined to make use of all 'Six Bullets'. And no, it's not a toy. The three psychos are part of a connected universe, set in a novel with innovative storytelling, witty narration and an entertaining mix of thrill, humour and drama.

Review : Let's talk about the cover first. It is simple and looks good but it could have been better for sure ( From my point of view). This is the first time I have read Yash Pawaskar's book, and I would love to read many more books by him. The Three Psychos consists of three stories which are unique and different from each other. This creates interest in the mind of the reader and I couldn't keep the book down before finishing it. I enjoyed the book whole heartedly. Now let's talk about the content of the book. The first story is of a naked man who is trapped inside a box. The title of this story is DE22912 which you will understand after reading it. the story revolves around a guy called "Alex" who treats others including his girlfriend in a wrong-way. Thus for taking revenge, someone traps him in a box so that he goes through the same suffering and pain. The second story revolves around a guy called "Number 9". Yes this is the name by which the central character is known in the hospital, and he imagines a creature who messes around with his life. He calls him Shahenshah but the fact is that he is undergoing menta trauma and is suffering from ac accute mental disease due to which he has lost his memory ...well do read the book to know more about this story. The third story revolves around the sixteen-year-old boy who shot six people around him including his father on his sixteenth birthday. He uses a loaded gun with six bullets and he used all of them, well who they are to whom he shot with remain five bullets you have to read the book. I must say each story has a different concept and all of them are equally well written. On whole, this is a very entertaining book. I would love to read another book by Yash Pawaskar.

Ratings : 

Cover : 3/5
Story : 4/5
Blurb: 4/5
Narration : 4/5
Overall : 4/5

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Review - Moustache by S. Hareesh, Translated by Jayasree Kalathil

Titile -   Moustache Author -  S. Hareesh Trasnlator -  Jayasree Kalathil Publisher -  Harpercollins India Pages -  36...