Monday, February 11, 2013

Book Review: Spicy Bites of Biryani

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Book : Spicy Bites of Biryani

Author : Ashwina Garg

ISBN : 978-93-80349-84-8

Genre : Fiction/Romantic

Price : 150 (I got it from Author herself)

Pages : 225

Publisher : Srishti Publishers & Distribution



Introduction:
Sometimes in life when everything is set up, everything seems full and serene suddenly a whip sound crackles through your ear which forces you to step back and face the rather somber realistic music which is far from the dreamy world you were dreaming…realists would say, welcome to the factious reality. There are two moments in a person’s life when one feels he/she has everything in life but yet something is missing, it’s the time when one wakes up from a beautiful dream and the other when one tries to cover the lacunas of love life crossing vehemently a blistering career, suddenly finds oneself at the wrong foot as far as age and youth is concerned. This story is about the second phase

And this light hearted romantic fiction will let you know about everything which a rich, single and prior senescence youth can bring forth and yes it goes with the quote-“The hardest thing about having the perfect life is keeping it that way”



Cover Page:
The nonchalant and blithesome story is very well depicted from the carefree outlook of the cover page. A car parked near a beach and a couple having a casual talk. By the looks you can call it a stress buster while you go through the book clichés may take up the toll and you may be subdued by the plain mockery of things .you may recall the taste buds partly tangy partly spicy while devouring a Biryani.

 
About the Author:
Ashwina Garg lives in Hyderabad with her husband and two kids. She studied accountancy and has worked as an entrepreneur, a German translator and a technical writer. Spicy bites of Biryani is her Debut Novel.

 
Compositional Report:
Spicy Bites of Biryani is all about the hiccups of life and the main two characters of the story Aditi Patil and Sanjay Bolisetti are certainly not any exception.
Aditi Patil, Writer by profession has written 2 best sellers but is struggling to find words for her 3rd book for more than a year. She is facing a writer’s block as people may say but there are no blockages of moving over to one boyfriend after the other. She lives life on her own terms, doesn’t want to give any heed to what others think or feel about her. An obedient student of Anti marriage syndrome and her blogs are the sole realistic link to her rather oblivious lifestyle.  It’s only after she meets Sanjay Bolisetti that she felt of changing up with her modus Vivendi.

 
Sanjay Bolisetti, An US returned Telugu speaking tall, nerdy, rich guy with middle class roots in his mid 30’s came up to India after getting betrayed, selling off his company in a view to get settled in India after marrying a suitable alliance. Aditi made her views crystal clear from the first day itself that she is no mood to get married but Sanjay like a tyrant lost in a battle came back to her after all his relatives and friends failed in their attempt of match making. This story is a journey Sanjay forged to tame the wild tigress which will remind you of rather entertaining and tiresome journey.

 
Mayank Arora and Jayashree Arora are two important characters of the story.
Mayank belonged from a typical Punjabi family who married Jayashree Sastri from a conservative Tamilian culture while they were both working in US along with Sanjay. Back in India Mayank and Jayashree was compliance of Aditi. Though their roles were of minuscule importance as far as the main theme is concerned and were only efficacious when Sanjay and Aditi needed a social grouping as both Mayank and Jayashree were too occupied with their office deadlines, conservative families and their own problem of having a child.
As far as the shortcomings is concerned which I felt is very ominous is abbreviating the roles of Mayank and Jayashree while it concentrated mainly on Sanjay and Aditi leaving the other two characters almost aloof. Though the tone was set on Aditi and Sanjay…yet at times it seemed as they ceased to flow and the final climax seemed incomplete as it wasn’t shown what was inevitable and the attempt of unnecessary twist of kidnapping Aditi flunked somewhat as it proved to be rather numb and vague ending. A bit more humor would have given an ideal touch.  

The main throbbing points would be the justification done with the role of Aditi and her unwillingness to marry and Sanjay’s overwhelming response of mingling his high class status with that of his middle class roots.  The minor subplots were held firm and it added wings to main storyline. Author though a first timer held a grip on the storyline through a typical chick lit sensation throughout. Over all, an eminent
story, gracious characters and felicitous theme, this is a typical stress buster and 3.5 star rating makes it meriting read.
 



Life Adjudication of the story:

A book to read at time of bed before going off to buzz. This story has enough to relax your mind at the same time stimulate your energies back after a stressful day.




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40 comments:

  1. sounds interesting..your review has added an extra mark ..added to my list..thanks ..

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    1. Thanks for such kind words...am really perplexed with you statement of adding an extra mark

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    2. Anyways I was attracted by the name of the book ,it's content and the tag line and in addition to that your review made it easier to catch hold of this book..( adding an extra mark)



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    3. Yes...it has a picky name and a tagline...the story is also a kind of a spice to Indian culinary taken into relationships point of view...!!!

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  2. I will read this book, for its name and content. :)

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    1. Yes...the tag line is perfect...for this book 'Because Life needs a little masala'

      hope you would like the book and the content...both...!!!

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  4. beautiful review,u made the book look more interesting!

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    1. Is it? i am flattered by those graceful words...thanks a lot

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  5. Nice review; you're smart at reviewing books. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thanks A lot sir for acknowledging my work...!!!

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    1. Interesting.. will try to read it sometime soon.. Thanks for sharing, Anjan. Spicy bites of biryani.. with your review, now it makes me hungry..... to read. :-)

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    2. Hope this Biryani suit your taste buds as far as reading in concerned...it's has a typical mesmerizing aroma which i believe will attract people towards it...!!!

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    1. Thanks you sir for your nod of acknowledgment...!!!

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  8. Beautiful review Anjan! Love the name of the book!

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    1. Thanks a lot...yes similar to any good script an alluring name also attracts readers to it...!!!

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  9. Nice review, seems like the book is worth reading. Also, interesting title that is :)

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    1. Sorry...for the delay in replying...to you...i don't know how but i found it in my spam comments...
      yeah you can have a good time going through this book...this is a typical chick lit and i suppose you would like it and yes...the name of the book goes with it's story...!!!

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  10. Nice review butho w to get this book may I get it over internet. May i Also request you to review my Novel A trek to Unknown which is a thriller cum sci- Fi.

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  11. Sounds like a light read . The title is intriguing ! From your review it seems that the content is good as well . Nicely reviewed Anjan :)

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    1. thanks a lot for your appreciation...!!!

      It all depends on your taste...what you like to read and what you don't...but i feel it's a book everyone would find interest...!!!

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  12. Very nice review of a nice story to go for. Well done! :)

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    1. Thanks a lot for liking and commending...!!!

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  13. Thank you for the crisp review, Anjan. Shall try to read it...sounds interesting!

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    1. An appreciation from you is like a gold dust...thanks a lot Panchali Mam

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  14. Very nice review...has kindled an interest in me to read the book!

    Best
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    1. yes this is a pleasant read...hope you would like it...!!!

      Thanks for the encouragement...!!!

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  15. Nice review Anjan. The book was truly a wonderful read. :)

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    1. Thanks for appreciating...and am bit relived my description could match your interests... thanks a lot for coming by...!!!

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