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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Book Review: Treasure Trove of Zodiacs by Tanuj Lalchandani

Title:  Treasure Trove of Zodiacs
Author: Tanuj Lalchandani
Category: Astrology (Picture Book)
Publisher: Tanuj Lalchandani; 1 edition (2017)
Price: 595 INR
Pages: 156 

Snapshot:  This is a beautiful picture book about the basics of Zodiac signs.  

Detailed Review: In this day and age that we live in two aspects hold central stage: one is knowing thyself and the other networking with people around you. Since both involve a deep knowledge of "person", astrology can come in handy. Whether you are a deep believer in it or someone who might just flip through the newspaper for a casual look at your "daily horoscope", you have come across times in your life when the basic zodiac signs have mostly been true for most people you know. This book aims to help you establish that base of understanding yourself and people around you better, and aesthetically so.

When I saw the cover of this book and its description, I thought it was just another book on zodiac signs, perhaps more descriptive may be. However I just had to wait for the next second to open it and find the beauty within. This book's aesthetics speak for themselves.  

Since I am a Taurean, I will be featuring the section on Taurus majorly. Every chapter on a zodiac sign begins with an aesthetic cover page such as this one...

This is followed by a general chapter on the sign which consist of key traits and behaviours of the sun sign that can help you identify a person, just by looking at the traits and sometimes if you find not so desirable qualities in them, blame it on the stars.

                                  The chapter begins ....

                                        key features...

The book then is divided into two sections one on a Taurean man and other on a Taurean woman...

               The aesthetics of " Taurean woman" chapter...

                                         And it continues....

To be fair to is the chapter on a Taurean man...

                                    The aesthetics...

Here is a photowalk into my favourite content in the book...

Coming back to the content of the book. The writer simply presents the key traits of the zodiac sign. He covers all the sections of the personality traits, beginning with physical appearance, to likes and dislikes, thought processes and the not so bright side of the sign. 

I found that 90 percent of what was written about my sign was true in my case. This book therefore is particularly helpful to business people and otherwise to identify traits and patterns in the person you are dealing with personally and professionally. When there is an aesthetic way of knowing so, why not? 

RC Rating: 5/5. Have never seen a more beautifully done book. It makes the otherwise mundane subject of astrology come alive.

About the author: Tanuj Lalchandani is an astrologer, palmist, spiritual healer and author. He blends modern day techniques, supports his statements with logic and guides you about love, career, vaastu tips, and more. His upcoming book, "Spiritual Karma" would be out soon. ‘Spiritual Karma’ is an attempt to understand the various Indian Gods and Goddesses and how to worship them. The book combines spirituality and astrology. With this book, Tanuj attempts to present simple remedies which are either to be performed daily or just once a year. These simple remedial measures can help a person in leading a more peaceful and fulfilling life. Such remedies help in strengthening our karma and getting rid of karmic debts and sins.

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