The subject or rapes and murders that Thaver has chosen is a sensitive one, and yet he handles it with dignity and sensitivity, the same way that he has while covering countless such unfortunate incidents while on the job. It is very easy to cross the line with such subjects and describe scenes of sexual assault or murder in gory detail simply to keep the reader hooked, but Thaver steers clear of it. Instead, he chooses to focus on the nitty gritties of crime detection and investigation, which do an equally effective job of retaining the reader’s attention till the very end.
“What I found particularly likeable was how Dixit has recreated the world of Bombay 3, a part of south Mumbai where he has grown up and observed with the detail of a journalist’s eye.The bit about the three friends who form the central characters of the book looking at trains, debating which one is the best and making plans to go out someday are also endearing.” – says Mohamed Thaver, senior journalist
Don’t be surprised if you hear huffing-chuffing & rattling sounds while reading this book named, ‘Halt Station India’. This book would fully enthral you in the world of wheels that transformed India. I had picked up this book two years ago at Delhi airport but it was just recently that I finished reading it.
Emotional Intelligence in children, why is it important now than ever before? The times are unnerving. Parents are constantly wondering how to develop Emotional Intelligence in children? Here are six ways that will help you in developing emotional intelligence in your child.
The Colony Kid by Meena Chatty is a brilliant choice for oldies like me to reminisce on our childhood. The writing is vivid, conversational and fun. It truly felt refreshing to read such a positive book, and positivity is ultimately paramount in these trying times. It shows how as kids adapted to change and found happiness in everything, and encourages us to do the same today.
Have you ever been in love? Do the twists and turns of love’s journey leave you enchanted and intrigued? If your answer is yes, then this book is for you.
Roma Gupta Sinha’s latest masterpiece, ‘I Live To Love You’ twists the formula of a fairy tale happy ending. It takes you on a wild ride of emotions and each page leaves you wanting to move to the next.
Read to find out why kids should learn the importance of balance, self-learning and joy, and how can parents direct them towards a better and brighter future.
On the occasion of World Theatre Day, legendary actor, Puneet Issar opens his heart about his love for theatre in an exclusive interview with DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter. Read on to know more.
With the second wave of COVID-19 hitting India hard, it’s going to be a thanda Holi. People will be mostly staying at home and flipping through their phones reminiscing their carefree days when Holi parties were a norm. Why should COVID stop you from experimenting with food? DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter brings to you a unique way to celebrate Holi. Read on and be delighted with these yummilicious dessert treats brought to you by entrepreneur Minal Vivek Narsaria the owner of Cuppylicious.
Puneet Issar, the legendary actor will essay the role of a subdued, never seen before character in DHAPPA, a fascinating play that travels across 3 timelines.
Puneet ji is extremely excited about his new role in the upcoming play Dhappa. It’s produced by Karwan Theatre Group Mumbai and Aum Theatre Mumbai. Written and Directed by Akshay Mishra, this magnum opus production will be a visual treat for the theatre audience.
If you are looking for solace and healing in your life, then this post is for you. Through this exclusive interview with healer Retam Kothari, you will understand how to use God’s healing power in your life.
Here’s the story of an ace woman cricketer who is a married Marwari woman and mother of the sweet, 5-year-old, Ayaan. She effectively manages a travel & tourism business, her home and her passion for cricket. A super woman indeed! Meet 35-year-old Sweta Girish Ranawat, a left-handed batswoman who has been creating waves across Mumbai’s woman cricket scene.
All across Mumbai, Manali Bhandari’s name is taken with respect in Women’s Cricket. She is one of the most sought-after team mates in the city. Simply because of her nature, performance and winning attitude. Here’s a simple girl who PLAYS TO WIN, and this is her story….
The beautiful, haughty Jasmine treated her simple-looking sister, Bhagwati as a trusted lieutenant. Things took a turn for the worse when Jasmine accused Bhagwati of the heinous crime she never committed. How far can sibling rivalry go?
On April 23, 2020, Franklin Templeton Trustee Services Private Limited voluntarily decided to wind up its suite of six fixed income funds on April 23, 2020. The company says that the decision was taken in light of the severe market dislocation and illiquidity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic but it was taken with the objective of safeguarding the interest of their investors.
There has been order passed by the Honorable Supreme Court and their way forward on the Voting exercise. The Karnataka court felt that it was necessary to seek unitholders consent before winding up the six schemes under regulation 18(15) (c).. Thus, Franklin Templeton will be holding an e-voting process for the same. You know that the company has always been keen to move forward with the consent voting. Here is all you wanted to know about the e-voting process by unit holders of Franklin Templeton.
The questions that haunt all ladies above 40 today: How to arrest aging? How to get glowing skin after 40? Is there a safe alternative to boost facial glow after 40? Can I have a glowing face without a salon visit? Is there a natural product for boosting facial glow?
I came across Kimsukadi Tail – a glow boosting facial oil by Just Herbs.I used the product for 15 days and timed it according to a wedding that I was going to attend in Bilaspur. Here’s what happened after that…
What does the nation need to know about the arrest of Republic TV head, Arnab Goswami’s arrest? Here are some insightful facts about the Arnab Goswami – Anvay Naik case written by prominent journalist, Gautam Mengle. Read on and do let us know how you find it.
Akshay Kumar starrer Laxmii released on November 9 on Disney Hotstar Multiplex. We were very excited to see the film and decided to review it for our readers. The only reason to watch this film is the powerful performance by Sharad Kelkar who enters after the interval. Here’s an honest review and rating along with bloopers for Laxmii. Read on…
The untimely and mysterious passing of Sushant Singh Rajput gave birth to a photo of his dead body. This photograph went viral and broke the internet. Today it has finally spoken. Read on to know what it wants to say.
Can a bottle of massage oil have a story to tell? Its quoted saying that it loves its life and there are so many reasons why. Read on to discover a soul-stirring story from the point of view of a simple bottle of massage oil.
Ever since we published the episode breakdown of Mirzapur Season 2, readers and fans have been asking for an honest review. So here it goes: Read on to know more about the best performances, sub-plots, new characters and much more in this detailed review of Mirzapur Season 2.
After a long wait, they finally released Amazon Prime Original web series, Mirzapur Season 2 on October 23, 2020. The graphic climax of Mirzapur Season one had left all the fans with a lump in their throats. There were several speculations and excitement at what will happen in season two.
In this article, you will read the episode break-down of Mirzapur Season 2. A detailed review will follow soon.
A typewriter has been lying in a drawer for the past two years. Its old and rusted. It has finally decided to narrate its story to the world. Read on to know what he wants to say. This fascinating story will take you through the spider web human relationships and leave you wondering why human beings behave the way they do.
iGRiD has launched its flagship iGRiD HUSH – IG8100 Bluetooth headphones in India. These over the ear wireless headphones with powerful bass are an ideal companion for you who seek long-lasting comfort without compromising on the audio quality- it’s an experience to be in! These headphones are among the best value for money products available in the market today. They are available on all leading e-commerce websites such as Amazon and their own online platform igridstore.com.
Recently, I came across the trailer of Comedy Couple starring Rangbaaz star, Saqib Saleem and Shweta Basu. The trailer opens with the power couple performing a stand-up on the stage. Both are stand-up comedians who come from unique backgrounds. Their on-stage and off-stage chemistry is amazing and both of them have an affable quality.
A thorn on the stem of a pink rose decided to narrate his story after 25 long years. He takes the reader through a beautiful journey of a life well-lived by him and by those with whom he shares his life with. Read on to learn more about his fascinating life.
On Monday, October 12, 2020, Mumbai experienced a power-cut. They shut the entire city’s power. Great opportunity for the Twitterati to explore their creative side. Here are some hilarious tweets and reactions from Twitter:
Did you know that there is one rape every 16 minutes in India? A blood-stained, yellow dupatta is lying among the dried leaves in a forest. It is the prime witness in a rape case but the police didn’t find it because the dupatta didn’t want to be found. Ever wondered why? Read on to know more.
Dashavatar is a book about the ten stories of the 10 main avatars of Lord Vishnu and how each of them saved the earth from the rule of evil in their own way and what challenges they faced while doing so. The 10 avatars are Matsya (fish), Kurma (turtle), Varaha (boar), Narasimha, Vamana (dwarf man), Parashurama, Ram, Krishna, Buddha and Kalki. Each story defines the avatar for who they were and describes it from a fresh, unbiased point of view where you can truly see the merits and flaws of each character, so the true hero of the story is left for the reader’s imagination to decide.
Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, the president confirmed on Thursday. The president’s physician said the couple are both “well at this time” adding that he expects Trump to “continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering.” However, Trump will not be returning to the campaign trail for the time being, instead working from the White House where he is in isolation.
One morning, a grain of salt unknowingly became part of history. Read on to know how history forgot the role of a grain of salt in India’s independence.
I am attempting to enter a realm of fiction writing that I have never tried earlier – narrating secrets from the point of view of an inanimate object.
Gear up to listen to some interesting tales narrated by a bottle of massage oil, a walking stick, a bindi, a blade of grass, one grain of salt, a knife and many other inanimate objects. Each of these objects will take the reader through a riveting narration of one key incident from their lives.
Are you ready to go on this journey with me?
My darling Abhimanyu turned 15 in March 2020. He is taller than me and my best buddy. Around, October 2019, we both realised that we were missing our precious Mumma-Abhu time. That’s how we did something super exciting. Something that would bring us both out of our comfort zones.
A trip that would change our lives forever and bond us together once again.
With attention spans getting shorter, readers prefer short story formats to keep them entertained. New-age writers are moving away from writing full-fledged novels and concentrating on creating short stories to keep their readers satiated. Writing a short story differs greatly from writing a novel. Jyoti Arora’s book, Writer’s Toolkit – How to write short stories like a Pro is a perfect ready reckoner for any author who wishes to ace the art of telling short stories. ‘How to Write Short Stories like a Pro’ is a complete writing course in a concise form. It does not just deliver writing lessons — it makes you write. If you follow its practice suggestions, you’ll have a beautiful short story ready before you finish reading the book.
One often wonders what goes on in the minds of brilliant thinkers. Do they go through a process of transformation just like everyone else? If yes then what is that transformation like? Darshana Suresh’s book, An Ode to the Self is a compilation of the author’s introspective journey told through 26 essays. Darshana’s narrative style allows the reader to undertake an introspective journey while reading her experiences & thoughts in the book.
On June 8th, the mysterious death of Disha Salian went virtually unnoticed. It is only after the tragic and baffling demise of Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14, 2020 that people started connecting the dots. In retrospect: Sushant Singh Rajput and Disha Salian’s tragic demise also became a diversion from coronavirus and all other news. Through this case study, DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter will examine how a dark day turned into a viable business opportunity for many.
Almost every human being is a story-teller. During the days of yore, people gathered around the fire and exchanged stories, later dining tables replaced the fire and discussions became a reason to bond over interesting anecdotes. Recently, WhatsApp Groups have turned into a destination to exchange stories. In June 2020, popular Blogging Community, BlogChatter gave wings to the dreams of 63 authors through the BlogChatter Ebook carnival. Chinmayee Gayatree Sahu ‘s book, Five Petals was one of these gems.
It intrigued me, when I read that One Girl, Many Lives is a collaborative writing effort by 5 authors viz, Ajit, Anshu, Jithin, Priya, Sona. Each story is written by all 5 authors, one after the other. Each author started one story, passed on the story to the next author and so on till each of them had written one part of it and each author had finished one story. The editor coordinated the transition of the stories. The eclectic nature of this book allows readers to swing between moods and situations.
Douglas Broom recently wrote an article in World Economic Forum that says: As much as half of the world’s water supply is being stolen. He based his article on a research paper that claims that these figures come from Interpol.
The report findings say that rising global population is putting global water supplies under stress. It also says that the major culprit for illegal water abstraction is agriculture. It attributes the water crisis to the climate change that is affecting the world. Read on to know more.
Gallideals Launches Online Portal That Redefines Online Buying.
Gallideals have solutions to small, medium, and large businesses and can help sellers, around the world, promoting their products in the print, online, and social media channels. They also create customized promotion plans based on the seller’s needs. When registering with Gallideals, one gets 24×7 accesses to the portal. They have also introduced an event offering it free for one year with a complete setup for early adopters.
India will pick up the speed in the tourism sector again once the situation gets normal:
Hon’ble Union Tourism Minister Shri Prahlad Singh Patel. He held a ‘Brainstorming Session’ on “Promotion of Incredible India – Post Covid-19” with Influencers and Travel Media.
Currently, India’s tourism sector contributes to GDP is 5.07%. Tourism accounts for 12.75% of the total employment (direct or indirect) in India. India is one of the hot spots for tourism and one of the most talked-about destinations in the World with 38 World Heritage sites that are recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Promotion of Incredible India is as important as opening up the restriction for tourists to start cross travelling across states and visit our India under ‘Dekho Apna Desh’.
How did the rumour start: The story of a viral Facebook Post that led to mass slander of Minister, Aditya Thackeray in the mysterious deaths of Disha Salian & Sushant Singh Rajput. Who planted the rumour of Aditya Thackeray’s involvement in the untimely and tragic deaths of Disha Salian and Sushant Singh Rajput? How did this Facebook post lead to mass hatred against the once loved, Aaditya Thackeray?
For GenZ, gifting is a way to keep memories alive and make a mark. The gifter’s sense of personal worth increases when the giftee uploads the pictures on social media and tags them. The entire game is about likes, praiseworthy comments, personal chats followed up by a few offline discussions. Gen Z is always hungry for newer and newer unique gifting options to satiate their casual gifting experience. And yes, they are always on a tight budget. Players like Oye Happy are bringing innovative casual gifting options that Gen Z loves.
Rhea Chakraborty Arrested by NCB for drug possession and distribution. After three days of continuous grilling NCB has finally taken Rhea Chakraborty into custody in the drugs case linked to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. As soon as this news came in, the Twitter Universe exploded with reactions from Sushant Fans. There is radio silence from Swara Bhaskar, Vidya Balan, Lakshmi Manchu and Taapsee Pannu and the entire bandwagon that supported the Abla Naari narrative.
Times Of India once asked Asha Bhosale, what she would have done if her singing career hadn’t taken off. She said, “Ï would have become a cook. I’d have cooked in four houses and made money.” In 2002, the lady with a golden voice turned entrepreneur and became the driving force behind Asha’s at WAFI Group in Dubai. Today, Asha’s is an award-winning culinary destination that serves authentic Indian food across 18 locations including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi in the Gulf, and Birmingham, Manchester and Solihull in the UK.
How do the tweets by Bollywood powerhouses spin into a choreographed narrative?
Rhea’s PR Team finally gets it right! Changes narrative, garners support under charges of vilification | Moral: ‘Abla Naari’ card always works!
Let’s understand the PR spin on tweets by Swara Bhaskar, Taapsee, Lakshmi Manchu and Vidya Balan.
Seems like a desperate attempt to systematically divert attention from SSR: Read on to know more…
Something happened this morning: I was talking to my husband, and I used the term “Meetu-Di” in Sushant’s context. He glanced at me and then we continued our conversation. I suddenly realised that Meetu-Di’s pain had become ours. I have never met her or Sushant’s family members but it feels like they are part of my family now. Sushant may not be around to protect his family but he has left a family of atleast 100 crore fans across the globe who want #JusticeForSSR.
Sushant’s family is now my family, your family. The mystery around his sudden demise needs to be solved. There are so many questions that needs answers. There are so many mysterious deaths before and after his demise that need justice too – yes there are many.
FAU-G Game: Fearless And United-Guards game is being developed by NCore Games under the mentorship of Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar.
Vishal Gondal, CEO of GOQii & Akshay Kumar said on their official Twitter handles that FAU-G is an off-shoot of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s AtmaNirbhar Abhiyaan. ‘Stolen from Sushant’s computer’: Akshay Kumar trolled for sharing PUBG’s ‘atma nirbhar’ alternative FAU-G. Some Twitterati went beyond trolling his account and put up independent tweets demanding answers and accusing him of stealing the code from Sushant Singh Rajput’s computer.
Amazon’s “The Boys” season 2 premiered on September 4 and has been creating waves across the globe much before its release. The new season of this beyond-dark show promises to break the records of the previous show. It’s a scathing view of today’s America making it TV’s most disruptive series, hidden in superhero costume. What could be more unnerving than a psychopathic Superman? That’s a dominant theme of “The Boys,” which starts strongly at break-neck pace, while tackling bad guys hiding behind patriotic cliches and packaged in a cape.
Anyone who has ever been in love will resonate with today’s post. I have been tracking the transformation of Rhea Chakraborty from a scared kitten to a fearless vixen. In this post I have analysed Rhea’s behaviour ever since talented actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s mysterious, tragic and untimely demise. Using my knowledge of Public Relations and Psychology, I have broken down her actions. Readers, I urge you to read and let me know your opinions.
After the mandatory condolence tweets, there has been radio silence from the so-called ‘A’ listers of Bollywood. It is appalling that despite so much public outrage, the who’s who of Hindi cinema have remained quiet. They are neither speaking for nor against the issue. Forget nepotism in Bollywood, the inhuman & selfish attitude of celebrities on the issue is worse than ever.
There’s something about the behaviour of the so-called ‘A’ listers of Hindi Cinema that leaves twang in the heart.
I don’t understand why the radio silence? Why is Kangana Ranaut the only one who has taken up the mantle of speaking for Sushant on behalf of Bollywood? Where are the self-proclaimed industry leaders & crusaders like Swara Bhaskar, Ashok Pandit, Javed Aktar, Anuraag Kashyap and others? Why are they quiet?
This article is not about the mysterious death of the talented actor, Sushant Singh Rajput. It’s definitely NOT about who is guilty. Instead, this article is about a PR case study in image crisis and aims to set out some tips for PR managers.
The news media has successfully ensured that the public sentiment lies with Sushant’s family. Rhea’s fate is hanging as she the threat of investigations and impeding custodial arrest loom large. Whether or not she is implicated, Rhea Chakraborty’s career, personal and professional life lies in a limbo.
The PR team must realise the extensive damage that they are doing to Rhea’s future by resorting to these age-old PR tactics. Times have changed and the approach to PR needs to change.
Before I tell you about Churails, a web series from Pakistan, here is something I want you to do:
For a moment, close your eyes and think of the impression of Pakistan that you have in your mind. Keep in mind that the entire impression is about to change. There are so many relatable characters in Churails and some of them make me introspect: Kya #MainChurailHoon? Among a flood of powerful scenes, DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter has curated 10 hard-hitting scenes that explore the myriad shades of womanhood. Read on:
The world’s largest LEED platinum certified chain, ITC Hotels along with Welcomhotel announced a special surprise for kids this summer, the ‘Ollie’s Summer Camp’. Kids are spending their days at home attending virtual classes for most part of their day with no respite. Dedicated to the young adults of our world, Ollie’s Summer Camp is a club for kids that has been designed with interactive activities and lessons for the budding minds. Ollie’s Club at ITC Hotels and Ollie’s Corner at Welcomhotel respectively, are named after the Oliver Ridley turtle, one of ocean’s abundant tiny treasures, that are found visiting Morjim, Galgibag and Agonda Beach in Goa along with Gahirmata Beach in Odisha in the months of January and February.
Yes, My India has changed and COVID19 has pushed us to learn the ropes of communicating in the New Normal. I can picture myself telling my grandkids about the yesteryears – ‘when COVID19 struck’. The New Normal is here to stay. Even after COVID19, people will shy away from meeting at public places. In such a scenario, extroverts and ambiverts like me will have to look for ways to satiate the need to reach out to another human being. Yes, we will have to learn to communicate and make meaningful relationships despite the New Normal and the dangers it brings.
During the lockdown, I fell in love with ZEE5 because of the exceptional family entertainment that it offers. Throughout the lockdown this amazing OTT platform has kept my family, and me engaged through Thriller shows, Romance movies and gripping web series like Churails. My teenager also downloaded ZEE5’s HiPi app and started creating some amazing content there.
I have been hearing and reading a lot about ALT Balaji but never got down to downloading and watching the content. Because we are all hooked to ZEE5 all the time for our daily dose of entertainment. I recently started ZEE5 ZINDAGI’s Churails and am hooked on to it.
Recently, I read about the ZEE5 Club Pack and danced a little jig! Let me tell you why:
My entire family believes in #AtmaNirbharBharat and also prefers eco-friendly products. Our mantra at home is reduce-reuse-recycle. There has been a flood of facemasks in the market these days and it is becoming difficult for a person to choose the right one. There is a campaign about the benefits of single-use masks. Dig deeper and you realise that by using a single-use mask, you are harming the environment. We were looking for a reusable mask that is made in India, is affordable and helps us breathe easily.
Our search ended at Hemp Foundation’s Pure Hemp Face Cover.
The story takes the viewer into the realities of flesh trade and the faces behind it. Their power, money and clout don’t dither the Churails who are on a mission to expose the truth and rescue their team mate from the clutches of evil. They form an army and battle for justice for the sake of all womankind. #MainChurailHoon
I loved the concept of women taking matters into their own hands as women and not as clones of men. The trailer shows how these women wear burkhas instead of capes and go about fighting injustice against their tribe. Get ready for the Churails, Karachi’s secret detectives whose mission is to expose the city’s unfaithful elite husbands. Churails, premieres 11th August 2020 only on ZEE5.
How many Hot Wheels cars can be enough for a collector? Well, here’s a man whose Hot Wheels collection has already crossed 5250 cars – this is his story! Meet Laliket Kubal, a Hot Wheels collector who is secretly nurturing a dream. Read on to know more about his journey, passion and dreams. When he uploaded pictures of his amazing Hot Wheels car collection, it motivated DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter
to narrate his story to the world.
Here are a few excerpts of the conversation.
The Instagram game is no longer about followers, it’s purely about content and its appeal to the target audience. After a lot of deliberation, DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter is releasing a list of 20 Instagram accounts you must follow in 2020. The criteria for choosing these have been simple: Did they educate/ entertain/offer hope/bring a smile, especially during the lockdown? Will they continue to do so beyond the lockdown?
Every published author has a dream, a dream of publicity around the book, a dream of being able to showcase the book in front of an audience and a dream to see their story on the silver screen. Here’s a man who makes all this possible and more.
Meet Nitish Raj, Editor-in-Chief, Literary Mirror and Literia Insights. He is also the curator of Lit Digital Awards & the brain behind Story To Screen. Along with his friend & partner, Vikash Saxena, Nitish is has been stirring up a storm in the literary world.
What makes me excited is that fact that an Indian company has swiftly risen to the call of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and created HiPi as an AtmaNirbharBharat initiative.
Here are 9 iconic Bollywood Comedy Scenes that have always made me laugh. These are scenes that stay with you long after the movie is over and when you are sitting quietly, they come back to you and leave you in splits.