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Tiny Habits Massive Results by Jaishree Nenwani - No Philosophical Jargons but Practical Solutions

Our life is like a thick jungle. The more we go inside more surprises await us. With simple changes in life and by inculcating basic habits, we can reroute our life to an unprecedentedly smooth path. Tiny Habits Massive Results by Jaishree Nenwani is one book that systematically points out simple habits to bring about massive results. Being a Holistic Wellness Coach myself, I was able to resonate better with the points shared by the author. Mindfulness Being mindful is one habit that I have always advocated in terms of self-development. The author gives the readers a step-by-step directive as to how one can be mindful in all its essence. As simple and easy as it seems mindfulness is not always easy to put into practice. We get distracted by too many occurrences in our lives. How to bring oneself closer to the self and be away from the unwanted noise around is what the author teaches us. Journaling Be it a daily anecdote or a gratitude journal, the author has established the importance


Vanished Girl by Lakshmi Menon -Review

Book Name          - Vanished Girl
 Author                 - Lakshmi Menon
 Publisher              - Quintus
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A girl who sets out to meet her ailing father who is on his death bed vanishes into thin air. No-one has any idea where she went and when she was missed or abducted. The plot has a lot of possibilities and author has made use of these possibilities.

The plot takes off when Akila boards the train to Kerala where she is going to meet her father who is on death bed. A girl whose whole family depends on her, when goes missing the whole family is unhinged emotionally, financially and physically. Another angle of her teacher Vinod, with whom she had an undisclosed romantic connection is developing. Vinod is also clueless about where Akila has vanished. The next part of the plot shows us what happened to Akila, which could not be disclosed in an attempt to avoid spoilers. The suspense of the book is developing at different levels and author has carefully hidden them without mentioning it in the blurb as well.

The style of narration is simple yet uncompromising in quality. The step by step build up of the plot makes sure the readers are hooked to the book till the end. At every point, the readers would be curious to know what happens next. However, the conviction over what happened to Akila, why it happened and why she let it happen was lacking. Nonetheless, readers could give a benefit of doubt to the characters since they are in a scenario where everyone won't fit in. 

The characters of Akila's mother, brother, uncles and Vinod are not given due space since the plot develops after one forth of the book, forsooth. Nonetheless, the shift in scenario is done seamlessly and further the new characters that are introduced lead the plot and does that with finesse. From the author's first book, this one stands out in terms of uniqueness of plot, craft of characters and style of narration. The mysterious cover image has acted as a booster for the plot.


A good, easy read with uncompromising quality.

Scenario:   4 /5
Narration    :  4.5/5
Character   :   4/5
Entertainment Quotient: 4/5

This review is in return of a free book from the author


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