Author Archives: Shoma Abhyankar

About Shoma Abhyankar

I believe "Life is short and the world is wide"and travel is best possible solution to make the best of this life. I am Shoma Abhyankar. Welcome to ASTONISHING INDIA

Book Review: Europa

Book: Europa Author: Hywel Richard Pinto Genre: Science Fiction Publishers: Story Mirror The closest I have come to read science and fiction together are books by the ‘Robin Cook’ who mixed medicine and thriller for his stories. And I loved his stories. Though … Continue reading

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Fit At Forty

“Eat those greens” was the regular admonition administered by my doctor mom.  But who pays heed in childhood to well-meaning nagging of parents? A year ago I weighed 67 kg. For a person who had not put on any extra … Continue reading

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Book Review: Then The Door Bell Rang

Book: Then The Door Bell Rang Author: Capri Jalota Genre: Fiction Publication: Inkstate Books Another book that has been long overdue for review is “Then The Door Bell Rang”. Reading through the blurb, I was little worried about not making … Continue reading

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Of Bookworms and Jelly Bellies

 Book: Bookworms and Jelly Bellies Author: Rajini Rao & Ruchira Ramanujam Genre: Cookbook Publication: Hachette India You may call me pompous and a brag,  but I take pride in being a good cook. I don’t innovate or concoct new dishes … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Aravan Head

Book: The Aravan Head Author: Arvind Narasimha Genre: Fiction Publications: Inspire India Publishers Amidst house shifting, setting up a home and travel I have lagged behind in reviewing some wonderful books that came my way. Honestly, when the book The … Continue reading

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Yaari Dosti….

अमीरी गरीबी से परे हो अहं से न घिरी हो शर्तों में न बंधी हो जिंदगी के तूफानों से लड लौ जिसकी न बुझी हो दोस्ती वो निराली है नखरे उठाती नखरे दिखाती उसकी नोंकझोंक ही बडी प्यारी है गुनगुनी … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bhrigu Mahesh, The Return Of Damayanti

Book: Bhrigu Mahesh, Return Of Damayanti Author: Nisha Singh Genre: Thriller Publication: Partridge Publications Whenever I go to book stores, I invariably reach out to the mysteries and thriller section unless there is some super attractive history book that I … Continue reading

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