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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





Serial killer tales have never failed in impressing readers. The gorier the crimes the more thrilling the book. Hence a serial killer story where girls of around ten years of age are found dead with their hearts removed is sure to incite the intrigue of the readers of the book Ritual by Uttarandas Gupta.

Evolved in the background of Kolkata, Ritual is a dark murder mystery that is a blend of gruesome crime, religious fanaticism, and assumed infidelity. ACP Ashutosh and his deputy Pradeep are assigned the case. The book is narrated in the first person narrative of Pradeep. The style of narration is impressive when Pradeep is seemingly having an engaging conversation with the readers. The intermittent explanations about how Pradeep got to know about what happened with Ashutosh in several instances serve the purpose of closing the loopholes.

Uttaran Das Gupta veers away from the classic Bengali detective novel to reveal the sleazy, seamy underbelly of the City of Joy. The new classic: Kolkata noir’ MADHULIKA LIDDLE

It is brave on the author's part to reveal a major suspense of the plot in the blurb itself. The role of Vasant Sena in the whole plot. Despite this major spoiler of sorts, the author has deftly held the readers and withheld their intrigue without fail, through the finesse of the craft. The characters are the USP of the plot. Every plot and subplot is led by the characters. The analog of Vasantsena with the famous political-religious organization in India is not lost on the readers.

ACP Ashutosh's personal life is also intertwined with the plot. Nonetheless, the author has carefully kept it wrapped to such an extent that only the relevant details are given and hence there is no lag in the plot. One of the commendable qualities of the book is the consistent pace of the plot. It never drips anywhere in the plot. The readers will be surely stuck with the book till the end.

Uttaran Das Gupta is a New Delhi-based writer and journalist. He writes columns on films and literature, and his first book of poems, Visceral Metropolis, was published in 2017. This is his first novel.
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