Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Kaveri by Vaishnav Shravan


Why would a 20year person wan to spend her time looking after old people? Well, Kaveri is one such girl. She is homeschooled by Sahasra. Her mother does not let her out of the house. But Kaveri had read about Mother Teresa and wanted to be like her. She says it taught her empathy.

But Padmaja influences her mother. Tells her Kaveri will get out of her hand if allowed to go out of the house. Kaveri is affected by the emotions that she has for her mother. This book touched me a lot. How someone so young sees her destiny in social work instead of some other carrier.

When the time came for her to learn about social work she knew this was her destiny. Her father took authority of her well being. Despite her mother not liking the fact that she leaves home. Her father encourages her. Kaveri though not happy that her mother is devastated by this goes to an NGO for learning work.

This NGO changed her life. The NGO provided free food to the poor. She came to see the terrible face of society. She decides to help the old people. An understanding was the need of the hour. She did just that. Old people for whom she cared told her what they needed.

This book will inspire you. If a 20-year-old can do what she does why cant you. I recommend this book to you all.

Monday, 16 September 2019

Educated By Tara Westover

The setting of the novel is rural Idaho in the mounation.this is a memoir of Tara. Having been home schooled She knew little of the outside. She and her father have conflicts almost on every topic. Tara joins a dance class. But her father is not too happy about this.

Tyler her elder brother defies his father and goes to college. Slowly Tara also starts thinking in this direction encouraged by tyler. She buys books and works hard to learn maths knowing very well that her father will not approve of this.

Tara father didn't believe in hospitals. Her mother made tinctures at home and that was the remedy for everything. The father used to say there are two angels working here who won't let you get hurt. When tara gets tonsillitis she is told to keep her mouth open early morning outside and the sun will cure it.

Tara has another brother who physical attacks her. When Tara goes to college she is again shocked. Mary her roommate goes grocery on Sunday. Sunday is Sabbath and no one does work on Sunday. Also, she fails her exams. Vanessa her friend helps her and she starts getting good grades.

The writing style is simple.  You will like the details in the novels. 

Friday, 6 September 2019

The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

Imagine being shipwrecked on a deserted island. You are told that there is a game on for hunting. Being a hunter excitement sips in . But Wait there is a catch.

The game is not animals but humans. Welcome to ship trap island. Rainsford a hunter gets shipwrecked here. There is evidence of humans and that means food. He hears gunshots. Sees a building and comes face to face  Russian General Zaroff.

General says that the Cafe Buffalo is not the most dangerous game that he has ever hunted. Most animals were no match for the General. The General says he has hunted animals that can reason. That when Rainford relizaes that on this island The Hunter Becomes the hunted.

In case a person refuses to play this game the General turns him over to the Ivan. Thus his fate is sealed. Men choose to play the game.Rainford too has to play this game.

Though written in a simple langue this book is fast-paced. Details about the island are amazing. This novel is indeed one of the world's best short story.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

The secret wish list by Preeti Shenoy

This book is about how sometimes our childhood doings affect our adult life. Diksha stays with her parents in Tamil Nadu. She learns classical dances that she doesn't like. Rohan her brother has the freedom to do what he likes. He invites his friends over to his house.

On One such day, Diskha friend Tanu decides to play a prank on one of  Rohan friends Ankit. Tanu writes a note and puts it in his bag. The note says that the person writing the note likes him. no one knows Tanu has written it. Ankit. thnks that it is Diksha.

Both not only start seeing each other but fall in love. This is known only to Tanu.  All three of them go to the same school. On one of the schools overnight outing trips They kiss each other. Their teacher discovers this. All this leads to Diskha being sent to an only girls school. She is married in her second year of college. She is only Niteen.

Her husband is only involved in work but also dose not treat her with respect. All this leaves Diksha frustrated. One day she visits her sister who tells her to make her secret wish list as to what she would like to do in life in life.

She writes down six things . Take a vacation alone without family. Another is have sex with a guy who is not your husband. That might sound too far fetched but that is what she wanted. The rest of the novel is about how Diskha goes about doing just that .

The book is not so great in far as the story goes. That is what is thought. Though it simple to read and understand.