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Finding an escape to change our outlook is always an affirmative action. While the lockdown might have lead to your fill of reading, assembling your thoughts in how to face the world in the Unlock phase, might be just the right thing one needs. Reading books is the perfect means to educate and keep one occupied.
Here are the top 6 books from different genres which you can indulge in:
‘And she quit her job’ by Surabhi Verma
Available on Amazon/ Read on good reads
Surabhi Verma’s book ‘And she quit her job’ inspires millennials to break the cycle of a 9 to 5 job and opt for an unconventional career option. The book is a step by step guide on how to build a successful career as a freelancer and make the right choices. It delves deep into various scenarios of how the writer breaks the cycle of working in a 9 to 5 routine and builds a sustainable career outside, doing the millennial thing.
The author believes her book is written for millennials who are stuck in a never-ending rat race and urges them to think beyond the conventional.
‘Love Swipe Blackmail’ by Nitish Bhushan
Published by Bluerose Publication
‘Love Swipe Blackmail’ is a story of friendship, romance, love, caring, mistakes, standing up for friends, grit, determination, forgiveness and not giving up on those whom you love. It is a story that will remind you someone whom you love deeply, someone who loves you unconditionally, someone who is always there for you, no matter what. It will remind one of all the sweet nothings that you did and continue to do with the closest rascals in your life – your friends.
The book has one main plot and few supporting plots. The main plot is the love story between the lead couple, Ravi & Vandy, and how that love story gets adulterated by a dating app. Then of course there are sub-plots, the love stories of Bhanu & Raaj, the friendship of Raaj and Vandy, the unbreakable bond of bromance between Raaj, Bhanu and Ravi, the help that Ravi gets from a mystery woman, the harassment that gets into Ravi’s life from a mystery blackmailer, and a few more sub plots from Ravi’s and Vandy’s past.
‘One day, Life will Change’ by Saranya Umakanthan
Published by Fingerprint Passion Publishing
It is on the story of love and inspiration to win in life when it hits you hard. Love… does it mean running around the trees or vacationing in Switzerland, singing tra-la-la in the snow? Is it about gifting teddy bears and roses to your partner?
After losing everything she holds dear… her love, her parents, and even her singing, Samaira is dejected. She is at her lowest point in life and has no idea what she wants. Vivian is the successful and dynamic head of Creative Tanks and dreams of being the top entrepreneur in India. When their paths cross, sparks fly and they are drawn to each other. The aura of mystery around her tugs at Vivian’s heartstrings. While Samaira seems intent on running away from love, hope, and her aspirations, Vivian makes it his mission to bring her back on track. Thus begins an intriguing journey for both, from the end to new beginnings. They chase broken dreams against all odds, inspiring one another. As they walk the arduous path of life, will they climb the ladder of success together? Or will they crash and burn?
‘Mutual Funds: A Powerful Investment Avenue for Individuals’
Published by Blue Rose Publishers; Available on Amazon
The book, “Mutual Funds: A Powerful Investment Avenue for Individuals” aims to enlighten readers, especially youngsters on how to invest, instruments in which to invest, and where to get started. The book is a meticulous introduction running into 182 pages and six chapters and a simple guide about Mutual fund’s products that describe the benefit of investing. As a financial expert, Mohapatra’s objective is to spread knowledge to the investors, which is indirectly supported by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs- Investor’s Awareness Programme.
‘The Worst Daughter Ever’ by Aarti V Raman
Published by Rupa Publications; Available on Amazon, Flipkart
The book is told entirely from heroine LJ Raghavan’s rights. So, LJ has to go home and face her cousins and her mom and dad who are perpetually disappointed in her life choices. Then there is the family lawyer, Banjeet ‘Ben’ Dewar who LJ is very attracted to because; hello! good guy lawyer who looks hot. How LJ navigates the two weeks and resolves all her internal and external conflicts, whether she and Ben get together form the plot of the book.
The black sheep of the Chakrapani clan is coming home… Lasya ‘LJ’ Raghavan is a spectacularly single, unsuccessful playwright with an estranged family, crippling debt, and a dead-end job. When the family matriarch Chandralekha Chakrapani dies, LJ has to face the family that considers her an epic failure.
‘Inkredia: Luwan of Brida’ by Sarang Mahajan
Published by Gloryburg Publishing; Available on Flipkart and Amazon
It is a fiction, Inkredia is a land where humans and non-humans live together in balance, but without ever facing each other, unlessï¿½ they must.
When 17-year-old Luwan finds himself in a grave danger, he has to make a daring choice. The village that kept him safe all these years can’t protect him anymore. Either he can stay and die or he can enter the dangerous world outside and make journey to a city that will keep him and his sister safe. But there is a good chance that this journey itself will kill him.
Brida is a small village in the farthest corner of Inkredia, located at the foot of the great Malingo Mountains. This beautiful village is a brewing pot of troubles. And Luwan plucks out of it a danger that will claim his life, unless he escapes to a safe place. But between him and safety lies a perilous journey. (IANS)
By Ganesh Bhatt
Lawyers are facing great difficulty in keeping client details organised during the pandemic. | Unsplash
"It was then that I conceived the idea of creating an app to find a solution to this problem. I decided to use my knowledge of coding and build an app so that my father and other lawyers like him could also handle and share their documents easily. Through 'E-Attorney', they can also keep clients informed. I first created a prototype for this app, which had the facility for lawyers to sign-in, enter client details, and store basic case related information."
However, what started as a small coding project, grew into a passion project when Kanishkar won a competition held by WhiteHat Jr, an online learning platform for children, and was awarded a scholarship to develop the app. The scholarship money helped Kanishkar's parents transform 'E-Attorney' into a full-fledged child-driven enterprise. To take their kid's idea further, they formed a company called PRK Online Solutions and hired a professional tech team to improve the app, so that it could be developed from a prototype to a web application that could be used by lawyers across the country.
Kanishkar started his entrepreneurial journey by testing the app with five lawyers to ensure everything runs smoothly. Currently, he is focusing with his tech team to fix bugs and glitches. Since this application will store sensitive information related to legal matters, it will require a number of security measures.
A lawyer, K. Mohan K., who is testing this app, while talking about the experience, said: "I have been using this web app for a few days now. The private chat feature between the lawyer and the client is very useful. Its second advantage is that many searches can be done in it. Lawyers can keep track of their cases easily through this app." (IANS/ MBI)
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By- Nanci SEO
Now we're into 2022, the anticipation for a new racing season is hotting up even more.
By the time the world focuses its gaze on Ascot in mid-June, records will have been broken, and new winners will have been celebrated in the other meetings such as the Grand National. However, there's nothing quite like the Royal Ascot meeting and the historic Ascot Gold Cup race, which has been running since 1807. The race is the first leg of the triple crown of thoroughbred racing in the UK, making it one of the most important on the racing calendar.
The meeting is held at the course, which is just 28 miles west of London and only a few miles from the residence of the British Royal Family, Windsor Castle. It's also been an event that the monarchy of Britain has often visited and had a personal interest in. Not only has the Queen of England long been a visitor to the racing at Ascot but she's also had the honour of having a winner of her own at the meeting as noted by Town & Country. Will there be another Royal victory this year? Let's look at some of the favourites for the headline race, the Gold Cup.
The six-year-old gelding's pedigree means he's a real threat to all his other riders at Ascot this year. Trueshan has previous experience of winning the course; he won in 2020 at the British Champions Long Distance Cup, with his jockey Hollie Doyle commenting, 'he went through the ground like a tractor, he loved it.' Going into 2021, he was much fancied after looking strong in the lead up to the meeting but was pulled when his trainer Alan King deemed the ground to be too firm. He had a successful season, winning the Goodwood Cup and the Prix Du Cadran in France in October. So he's in fine fettle going into 2022, does that mean it's finally his year to taste Gold Cup success?
The Irish thoroughbred has become a name synonymous with Royal Ascot over the past few years with a record that's the envy of many a trainer, and this year, the target is to equal a record set by one of the greats of racing. Ridden by Frankie Dettori, Stradivarius has won three of the last four Gold Cups and is already second favourite in the Coral Gold Cup markets for a fourth. Four wins at the Gold Cup is a feat that has only been achieved once before by Yeats, a fellow Irish thoroughbred. Although last year wasn't to end with the record-equalling run he was aiming for; he's keen to be back this year as his owner, Bjorn Nielsen, says he can't wait: "He's as enthusiastic as ever, which is quite amazing."
Last year's winner of the Ascot Gold Cup is again in the frame for a win; last year, with veteran jockey Joe Fanning in charge, Subjectivist ran the perfect race, by first maintaining pace with the leading pack going into the final corner before striding majestically to a win, leaving the likes of Stradivarius in his wake, and adding to his win in the Dubai Gold Cup earlier in the year. Fanning wasn't surprised by the success as the four-year-old got on with the job at hand. "I just find he's a horse you don't complicate things with; if there's something in front, let him go," he said.
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Good Earth, released its first-ever limited-edition art prints in 2020, depicting flora and wildlife recovering their due place in nature.
Van Vaibhav is Good Earth's guiding concept. The brand has a profound passion for nature in all of its forms, and preserving the beauty of the forest is at the centre of everything. In keeping with this ethos, there is no better way to commemorate our 26th anniversary than by giving back to the environment.
The Dreamscape art print series celebrates the brand's birthday. Endangered and fragile creatures of wild paradise come alive with attention to their condition in India.
The artwork, titled 'Living on the Edge,' underlines the importance of getting a closer look at these wonderful creatures. While everything appears to be lovely and unconstrained, these endangered species are truly living on the verge of extinction.
The Dreamscape will be printed in 500 limited edition Poster prints, which will be available for purchase the brand's web store. All sales revenues - matched with an equal amount by Good Earth - will go towards the Wildlife Trust of India's aim to conserve and protect vulnerable and endangered species, as part of our ongoing relationship.
Google Earth's Founder Anita Lal spoke about the initiative, "Animals are so vulnerable, and their habitats are ever receding due to the pressure on land." |WikipediaWikipedia
Speaking about the initiative, Good Earth's Founder and Creative Director, Anita Lal, says, "Birthdays are milestones when we count our blessings and look ahead with hope for a better future for all. Animals are so vulnerable, and their habitats are ever receding due to the pressure on land and the many hazards that humankind creates on this planet. The Wildlife Trust of India, among many others, is working tirelessly to stem the decline in the numbers of our vulnerable animals. We want to contribute to this valiant effort in any way we can. Our hope is that the posters help create awareness and sensitise us and the younger generation to think more about ways to live sustainably.
Collaboration with English artist Rebecca Campbell
Rebecca Campbell's special illustrations are featured in the birthday dreamscape, a fitting collaboration given her enthusiasm for nature. The British artist created gorgeous drawings/illustrations of fragile, endangered, and critically endangered species for this exclusive print, which then travelled to our in-house design team's digital paradise.
The Indian one-horned rhinoceros, Asian elephant, Common Leopard, Markhor, Hangul, Himalayan Brown Bear, Whale Shark, Gharial, Indian Cheetah, Indian Pangolin, Asiatic Black Bear, Asian Wild Water Buffalo, Sarus Crane, and Anaimalai Flying Frog are among the species shown in the artwork.
(Keywords: Rebecca Campbell, Good Earth's Founder and Creative Director, Anita Lal, Good Earth)