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Author "Songs of the Mist" & "Kuhase ke Geet" ॐ Creative ॐ Spiritual ॐ Writer ॐ Traveller - Enjoy spiritual journeys across India, mostly in Himalaya ||
Author "Songs of the Mist" & "Kuhase ke Geet" ॐ Creative ॐ Spiritual ॐ Writer ॐ Traveller - Enjoy spiritual journeys across India, mostly in Himalaya ||

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SPOTLIGHT: 'Humanitarians, Visionaries, Heroes and You' by Mary Feliciani
Writing is both cathartic and introspective. It forces you to search corners of your mind that you might not get to in any other way ." - Mary Feliciani

Sometimes, in our day-to-day activities, you come across someone who you could relate to very well. As we discussed the purpose of Mary Feliciani’s book in course of writing this Spotlight, she touched a chord within me as she echoed my own thought process. As I keep saying in my discussions with fellow authors, students and would-be writers, any work of art has to have a purpose to become a masterpiece. As the purpose of my books 'Songs of the Mist' and 'Kuhase ke Geet' (Hindi) has been to inspire young generation to read and write for the beauty of language, since it has the power to change; while the purpose of writing for the author Mary is to inspire an individual to change the society for the better.

“I think that this comes out in my writing. Certain issues in society compel me to write. My book Humanitarians, Visionaries, Heroes, and You would fall into the sociopolitical realm for this reason.” - Mary Feliciani

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ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

#MaryFeliciani  #Author #Books   #spotlight   #bookreview   #Shashi  #Humanitarians #biography  

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SPOTLIGHT: ‘Humanitarians, Visionaries, Heroes and You’ by Mary Feliciani (Biography)
Spotlight is my small effort to support upcoming authors in their effort to reach their readers. And yes, it is FREE, however to be featured in this section, you need to go through a selection process, please click here for details. _____ “Writing is both...

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THOUGHTS: Demonetization of Vedic Currency - PART II
What do you think are the reasons behind recent spurt of violence against Indians across the world, especially in USA ? In my opinion, there is an underlying current of the archaic worldview of India which is inciting the fringe racist groups and people to ...

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IMAGINE THERE NO HEAVEN (FOR LA LA LAND) ...
As Warren Beatty wrongly announces the best picture award for 'La La Land' and got them to come on stage and give their rehearsed speeches. The first ever major fiasco of its kind at #OSCAR
AND OFCOURSE 'MOONLIGHT' WAS THE REAL WINNER...
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Om Namah Shivaya

#Oscar2017 #Oscar #WarrenBeatty #FeelingSadForLaLaLand #Shashi

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DEMONITISATION OF VEDIC CURRENCY
Vedic Culture = Vedic Currency (which most of the so called western and Indian intellectuals are trying to demonetize)
Here are some examples…

“Violence is as Hindu as curry” - Wendy Doniger writes in her book “On Hinduism” page 136 in context with her description of classical Hindu India as, and I quote…

“Classical Hindu India was violent in politics (she forgets to mention that India was the only country which never waged war towards any other country in its history), in its religious practice (and she gives examples like animal sacrifice, ascetic self torture, fire walking, swinging from hooks in the flesh in the back… and so forth but she conveniently forgets to say that her examples are as ritualistic practice not a common social custom of Indian masses), in its criminal law (she again conveniently forgets that the last seven to eight hundreds years, India was occupied by Moghuls and British people so can not be said that its Indian Law - though I have other examples like Winston Churchill deliberate massacre of millions due to his apathy as millions died due to starvation because of him) but she takes the cake when she says that perhaps at the very heart of it (India) is climate, with its un-durable heat and unpredictable monsoon… (I just could not stop laughing. Climate change is an issue - which she will of course not bother to address as her focus is VEDIC Culture, but worst in terms of climate are many more countries that she should have considered).
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ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

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Did British Raj Colonised Indian Mind...
Judged the Debate at Story Mirror Youth Creative Conclave along with Pallave Bhatnagar - Creative Head of Publisher Story Mirror
This Arnab inspired discussion is my favourite part from the debate on the topic above inspired by the Idea Shashi Tharoor floated in a discussion at Hindu Literary Festival at Chennai...
"British Raj not only colonised India the country but also the Indian mind.
It was a wonderful discussion and the final four team did a great job...
Cheers!!
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ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

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HINDU LIT FOR LIFE - A Chennai Book Lover's Happy Journey
The most awaited event of the new year for me, since last few years, has been Hindu Literary Festival which comes to a close today. This year too, it brought me in touch with wonderful writers from across the world. The interaction with humble Markus Zusak - Author of the book 'The Book Thief', unassuming and prolific Author Shashi Throor - who could produce a well researched book on British Colonialism, based on his viral video. The wonderful sessions of many authors and commentators, I attending was absolutely enlightening. Spending some time with Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks, getting to know her thoughts and ideas, meeting my old friend and mentor Timeri N Murari as well as some friends from Chennai Blogger's Club added an extra interest to the festival.

This year's Festival was also special as my two good friends Dr. Chithra Madhawan and Sharon Apparao conducted two wonderful workshop which was not only interesting but very engrossing as well.

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ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

#MarkusZusak   #HinduLitForLife   #LFL2017   #GeraldineBrooks   #TheBookThief  

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HINDU LIT FOR LIFE - DAY 1: There is something about Trump
BUT BEFORE WE GO THERE...
As Shashi Tharoor said, lets catch up with "An Era of Darkness". However, as 14th Jan was our new year, let me treat you with the how the Hindu Lit Festival celebrated it.

I have been writing about Hindu Lit Festival since its inception and as my friend Nirmala Lakshmanan, the Director of the Festival said that this time has been the most promising start with 15K registrations even before the festival began. Looking at the brochure with the details of its program, I think Hindu Lit Festival has surpassed itself in the content, quality and footfalls and above all the participation of the citizens of Chennai.
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ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

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SPOTLIGHT: THE OTHER SIDE OF HIM BY ALICE RENE
Have a good look, ladies. This is the face of a woman who just plunged a dagger into her boyfriends back .” - Alice Rene in “ The Other Side of Him

Few years back, I had visited Vienna and fell in love with it. SO much so that one of the character of my own book is based in Vienna. So when I got a chance to interact with the author of the book “The Other Side of Him” - Alice Rene who is from Vienna herself, I had to have her in the Spotlight. I was quite sure that it would have the necessary creative ingredients to keep my interest growing from page to page. Coming from the land of Secessionist movement of the artists in early last century, my interaction with her was as creative and interesting as art lined up on almost every street corner of the city.
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ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

#spotlight   #AliceRene   #TheOtherSideOfHIm   #bookreview   #AuthorInteraction   #Shashi   #ShashiS   #Blog   #ShadowDancingWithMind  

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SPOTLIGHT: RESURRECTION OF EVIL - A mythological Thriller by Neelabh Pratap Singh

You cannot question the existence of anything just on the basis of the fact that you haven't ever seen it ” - says Neelabh , Author of “ The Resurrection of Evil

When I met Neelabh in Story Mirror’s Youth Conclave (The Book is Published by Story Mirror - one of the most vibrant and upcoming Publisher from Delhi), where I was conducting a workshops at Delhi University, he gave me his book “The Resurrection of Evil” to read and review but as the luck would have had it, it travelled from Delhi to Mumbai with another friend. Finally last month, Neelabh caught up with me at Story Mirror office with another book, as he knew that I still have not got it back from its all India tour. During our conversation, I tried to find his views about the book, his style of writing and the purpose he has written the book. So here is the interaction. Hope you will like it.

The Resurrection of Evil : A fast-paced mythological thriller weaved around the battle of Good vs. Ancient Evil

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Shashi
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya


#ResurrectionOfEvil   #NeelabhPratapSingh   #spotlight   #bookreview   #AuthorInteraction   #ShashiS   #StoryMirror  
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