Interview with Faraaz Kazi

Faraaz Kazi in interview with infibeam

Faraaz Kazi, the Writer Who Put Indian Romance Fiction on World Map, Talks about His New Book, Love and More

“With Truly, Madly, Deeply, esteemed writer Faaraz Kazi, made a stunning début and how! Kazi went on to win the 2013 National Début Youth Fiction Award and received the YCOF National Excellence award in Creative Writing. He is also first Indian author to have won coveted ‘Best Début (Romance)’ title at the international Goodreads choice awards.

His book Truly, Madly, Deeply, won him the tag of being called the ‘Nicholas Sparks of India.’ So far, it is the only Indian book to have been nominated in 7 categories at the Goodreads choice awards. It is also the only Indian book to feature in the ‘Top 100 YA Global Fiction’ list.

Kazi is a fellow member of the prominent ‘Film Writers Association of India.’ He is a three-time post graduate and also a certified soft-skills trainer. In addition, Kazi is the founder and CEO of DigiImprint Solutions, India’s first exclusive promotional agency for authors and artists. He is a well-known personality in literary fraternity and on social media.”

Read the whole interview here:
http://blog.infibeam.com/2015/02/faraaz-kazi-author-interview

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Review of 100 stories that you will never forget

Title: 100 stories you will never forget

Author: J.P. Vaswani

100 stories you will never forget

Rare to find are the books that touches your heart as well as your soul.”100 stories you will never forget”, by J.P. Vaswani , as the title itself says, all the hundred stories hold prowess to never let the readers forget them, if by chance they forget the story, but the lesson it teaches needs to be with the readers forever. This book is a collection of hundred inspiring stories that will make you ponder over it and you will be forced to instill the dose of life it gives.

As the back cover says:
”Rev. Dada J P Vaswani has always been a raconteur par excellence. His informal discourses as well as his books have always been liberally interspersed with though-provoking stories, interesting anecdotes and tales from our myths and scriptures, chosen judiciously to bring home the point that he wishes us to absorb. These stories are so memorable, that they linger long in our hearts, allowing us to internalize the message or the value that he has so creatively put across to us!

In this book, we bring together 100 stories chosen from his recent talks and books, neatly packaged with Rev. Dada’s thoughts offered for your reflection, and his trademark practical exercises in the form of tips for you to follow!
Happy reading-and happy reflections!”

When I started reading this book, I hadn’t thought that this book would work this much well for me, as my experiences with short stories is not that much good and I’m not much familiar with the writing of the author J P Vaswani. A 204 paged book consists of hundred short stories that very thing itself makes me to doubt on the content of the book, as how well the stories would be able to communicate when they are only two pages long? All these questions and doubt came to a halt, when I discover the beauty of each and every story penned in this book.

Every story though very small in length has a great message to tell to readers, has a lesson to learn from. Humorous stories are interwoven in this book and are blended with intelligent lessons to filter reader’s mind. Some of the stories you might have heard before, but when the complete dosage of hundred stories being served together, it plays a new role altogether. Stories are simple in nature but the message they convey is magical.

Writing fashion is effective and friendly in nature and language used is moderate in nature. Narration and presentation of the story both works up to the mark. Nothing goes offbeat or irrelevant.Along with meaningful and inspirational stories you would a thought of some great thinkers below the story, and below it a practical tip is given as how to incorporate the learning and lessons it teaches and in order to make the message clearer and brighter.

No flaws at all or you could say I was not in a condition to count any flaw. Such a deep impact it made on me. A book that could lead your mind to peace.

A must read and highly RECOMMENDED to everyone out there!

Rating: 5/5

Reviewer: Shweta Kesari

The Complete Handbook of Nature Cure

Title:The Complete Handbook of Nature Cure

Author: Dr. H. K. Bakhru

Nature Cure

With the enhancement in technology, diseases go in parallel. The use of technology cannot be stopped at this stage, what we could do is to keep ourselves healthy from even minuscule of diseases with the help of the book “The Complete Handbook of Nature Cure: The most comprehensive family guide to health, the natural way”, by a nationally acclaimed neuropath, Dr. H.K.Bakhru. Natural ways are considered to be the best way to be healthy and fit, as one could easily get the equipments (ingredients) and has no or diminutive amount of side-effects. And the main pro is we can safeguard ourselves in advance from the diseases which could attack us.

As the back cover says:
”Naturopathy has taken rapid strides and gained significant acceptance in recent years. People are gradually realizing the limitations of allopathic drugs and traditional western medicine. As a result, they are now turning to natural medicines and methods to treat their ailments.”

In this book, Dr. H.K Bakhru explains the details and benefits of a variety of natural therapies. He explains how natural food, natural elements, yoga and more generally, the observance of the laws of nature, can allow patients to overcome their diseases. He also reviews the ingredients of a healthy and nutritious diet. The author affirms that “good health ought to be everybody’s concern, not solely the medical professions. In following this principle, he uses simple language to explain his treatment and the underlying reasoning behind his theories.

This well-illustrated book will be beneficial for those who are seeking natural cures for their ailments. The book will also serve as a useful guide for those who are interested in leading simple and healthy lives. In addition, the book will be a very useful reference guide for students of naturopathy and practitioners of nature cure.”

The book is partitioned into five parts:

The first part holds nature cure and natural methods of treatment which includes suggestions as how to practice nature cure, benefits of fasting, importance of exercises and yoga, vital role of sleep, therapeutic baths, role and power of earth in curing us, significant value of therapeutic Massage and how colors help in healing.

The second part covers how to maintain health through nutrition. This section talks about various nutritious foods that helps to cure to a tremendous level and proves to be very helpful. It showcases the crucial involvement of alkalizing diet, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, dietary fibre, raw fruits, wheat grass, sprouts, lecithin and many.

The third section covers diseases and their natural cure. With more than hundred diseases, this sections tells us about how to get rid of those diseases. It incudes from the very basic problems like falling of hair, common cold, cough, headaches to the diseases specially I’m not familiar with like anorexia nervosa, dermatitis, impetigo and many.

The part four is especially for women. It includes women related problems and how to cure them in best possible way. This section is must read for all the women as it covers the basic diseases many of you are friendlier with.

The last and fifth part concludes by showing some prerequisite charts and tables giving information about valuable resources, amount recommended to adults and children, deficiency symptoms and side effects and over dosages. You would get the charts of Vitamin, Minerals, amino acids, Calorie and height/Weight chart.

A very simple language is used so that anybody could go through it easily. From index to description of a particular disease everything is so well maintained and presented in a friendly manner. Reader could get needed knowledge of disease that too in an approaching manner in this book. By adopting the tactics scripted in this book, one could build a new relation with nature that too a healthy relationship that serves you heart fully, bringing a new you, a better you and a healthy you.
If you are health conscious (or those who are not they should) or students of naturopathy, a must read book, it would help you to a great extent. Even I would recommend this book to everyone out there, because healthy you is the key to healthy life. Before the diseases reach you, you reach to this book!

Rating:5/5

Reviewer: Shweta Kesari

The Farming Blog

Photo by Alistar Harris

The Farming Life

This morning I opened a Google alert to find that this gorgeous farming blog (The Farming Life) had shared my poem “I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast” as part of an inspiring photo essay about their farm. They also quoted an answer I gave Okla Elliott for the magazine “As It Ought To Be”.

I love this farm (Origins) and everything they stand for–sustainability, health, love, service. And seeing farming and poetry come together like this, well, it feeds my heart…

http://originsfarm.com/this-farming-life-2-13-15/

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Joygopal Podder

Delhi World Book Fair – 2015 (Feb 14-22) : My books available at Vitasta Publishing (Hall 6, Stall 111 – 112) and Omji Publishing (Hall 6, Stall 32)…….

A million seconds too lateDynasty 3 Mixed up MenWorld Book Fair 2015

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sacrifice

Klaus J. Gerken

the cat’s in the bushes
the dog’s in a howl
the fox glides through the shadows
all on a prowl

it’s safe to say nothing
escapes a routine
in the drama that follows
no one is mean

the quest for survival
is a deep rooted fear
that humans exploited
through a terrible tear

no creature will slaughter
for a truth they believe
like man is a given
from godly reprieve

cain killed his brother
god wanted blood
humans have always
stuck to that path

kjg 934pm 13 feb 2015

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Magazine ‘DLF City News’

From the archives: Magazine ‘DLF City News’.

Anti-Corruption Mantra

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Paying Respects To Dev Anand

Dev Anand

From the archives….the ‘Hindustan Times’….one of my all-time favorite actors….inspiring my book.

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Delhi World Book Fair 2015

Friends: My books will be available at four or five publisher stalls at the Delhi World Book Fair starting this Saturday. This is one of the stalls……

Delhi World Book Fair 2015

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LOVE Book Launch

Delhi guys and girls, please join me for the launch of my latest book- LOVE (Lots Of Volatile Emotions) on Friday, the 6th of February, 2015 from 6:30 PM onwards at Hotel Premier Inn (Conference Room), New Delhi.

Would be good to see you there 🙂

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