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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bricks of Blood by Ashraf Engineer

Title:  Bricks of Blood
Author: Ashraf Enginner
Publisher: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited

Genre: Fiction

Date:  2017

Price: INR 100

Pages: 77

This is the story of a commando who takes an early exit from the army upon his fathers death, to fulfill his last wishe of taking care orphans in the home they built. The story begins with a conflict with the local goon turned politician Vasant, who wants to confiscate their home as happens with localities developing into posh areas within Mumbai. 

What then continues is a chase to death between the two where only one shall remain. Who will it be? Well read the book for that.

The writer has infused a love story to make things lighter. Love that comes as a breath of fresh air amongst the race, darkness of real life and fast paced action. As the story swings back and forth between past and present the character, the situations become clearer. 

The language is good, the editing crisp and story extremely fast paced. Coming to the plot, the major lacunae is the fact that, author spends too little time on developing the characters of the story, which only grow in bits and pieces in the mind of reader who has to fix an image from the jig saw puzzle of events throughout the story. This is true for each character. Considering that book is rather short a few additions in doing justice to it would have been ideal. The book is too fast paced, where the reader sometimes is kept wondering again courtesy poor character development.

Good for a fast paced action read on a journey. 

Rating: 2.5/5

About The Author: Ashraf Engineer is a former journalist. For more than 16 years, he worked with some of India’s leading media houses and handled a variety of assignments in their newsrooms. In 2011, he took leave of absence to travel to Kabul, Afghanistan, to train journalists there. Later that year, upon his return to Mumbai, Ashraf moved to the corporate sector as a content and insights specialist, going on to become a consultant in the communication and marketing space. He lives in Mumbai. This book is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.

Write to him at He tweets at @AshrafEngineer.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Exclusive Chapter : Tale of #Kattappa from The Rise of Sivagami: Book 1 of Baahubali Trilogy by Anand Neelakantan

Have you seen the movie Baahubali? Do you love it? I am sure the answer to this question for most of us is "yes". There is a lot of mystery to the story that has left us, the audience stunned, bizarre and wondering. To know the what, why and how of a lot that happened in the movie Anand Neelakantan, India's most loved, my personal favorite and the best selling writer of highly acclaimed books like Asura and Ajaya has now penned the story of the times when it all began. These stories will be published by Westland as a trilogy and today if you are reading this page is your lucky day, for we bring to you here three pages of Chapter 2 from the first book which is on one of the most mysterious characters "Kattappa".  The first three pages were released yesterday by the reputed film maker of the movie series SS Rajamouli here:


And now its time for you to read the next three pages, here are pages 4 to 6: 

I am sure you just want to grab a copy now and read it all: Here it is!

If you wish to read more from this chapter while your copy gets delivered use #RiseOfSivagami and find them. Also there will be an interesting activity at the end when all the pages have been released. Watch this video for more.....