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Thoughts on writing

How writing helps me It’s raining, and as always, I let the music play randomly while I read and write. A beautiful song popping up unexpectedly often brings a nostalgic hit and fills me with utter passion. At this moment, I’m listening to “Iss Qadar Aap Se Humko Mohabbat Hui,” and I can’t help but … Thoughts on writing Read More »

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Blogchatter Food Fest (IRANI CAFE)

Nostalgic trip to Irani cafe In a world brimming with Instagram-worthy, aesthetically pleasing cafes—which I adore—I recently rediscovered a nostalgic gem that rejuvenates the soul. This cafe holds a special place in the hearts of Mumbaikars, cherished for its vintage vibe, elegantly rich, and authentic taste. It’s a place I love deeply, as it is … Blogchatter Food Fest (IRANI CAFE) Read More »

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Blogchatter Food Fest (Food Memories with My Sister)

Food Memories with My Sister Blogchatter Food Fest launched an extraordinary challenge, and all I could think about were my various food memories. Most of these memories are deeply connected to my sister. As the younger sister, I’ve always enjoyed the perks of being treated like a princess—and I still do! She may have spoiled … Blogchatter Food Fest (Food Memories with My Sister) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (You have reached sam)

BlogchatterA2Z -You have reached sam book review   “We are two parts of a song. He is the music. I am the words.” Love is not merely a four-letter word; it possesses a boundless, transformative power. In this exceptional book, it reveals the profound depths of love beyond my wildest expectations. Prepare to embark on … BlogchatterA2Z (You have reached sam) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (A book that inspired zeal in me)

BlogchatterA2Z -A book that inspired the Zeal in me   When we talk about growth we consider it to be an achievement but growth is not just an outcome but also a process, a journey leading us to success. And we can only lead to success when the journey ‘THE GROWTH’ is involved without which … BlogchatterA2Z (A book that inspired zeal in me) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Exciting romance book reviews)

BlogchatterA2Z -Exciting romance book reviews The Checkmate What review can sum up the amount of love I feel for this book! Drama, action, adventure, thrill, suspense, romance, spice this book has it all! And when I mean it all be assured the author has given her 1000% The storyline has further improved in the final … BlogchatterA2Z (Exciting romance book reviews) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Worlds worst best girlfriend book review)

BlogchatterA2Z – World worst best girlfriend book review Reading Durjoy Datta’s book always feels like a warm reunion hug. I started reading his book as a teenager. His books always have a compilation of sweet romantic moments, friends who have a heart of gold, and a journey of the protagonists finding themselves. In this book … BlogchatterA2Z (Worlds worst best girlfriend book review) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Value adding book reviews)

BlogchatterA2Z – Value adding book reviews Book 1 – Transformation through Reinventing   In this book, Rajesh Nair shares important lessons from ICICI Bank and the Tata Group. He talks about how they target opportunities and execute plans effectively. He explains some interesting concepts:1. How banks decide who to give loans to 2. Tata Group’s … BlogchatterA2Z (Value adding book reviews) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Umesh Kumar Brushstrokes of brilliance book review)

BlogchatterA2Z – Umesh Kumar Brushstrokes of brilliance book review Art knows no age limits! Individuals of any age can engage in drawing and coloring at any stage of their lives. Umesh Kumar, the cartoonist, has crafted this book to encourage children to explore their creativity and manifest a world of their imagination on paper. While … BlogchatterA2Z (Umesh Kumar Brushstrokes of brilliance book review) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Trapped in an embrace book review)

BlogchatterA2Z – Trapped in an embrace book review Have you ever felt trapped by the decisions you made? You might be someone who got just the right amount of everything but still unhappy and unsatisfied. Our protagonist has everything but is unhappy, and wants to kill herself but why? She is long lost in a … BlogchatterA2Z (Trapped in an embrace book review) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Shilpa Suraj Married in Hate book review)

BlogchatterA2Z – Shilpa Suraj Married in hate book review It’s been a long time since I got teary eyed after reading a romance book! And married in hate really brought all the emotional feelings back! This book really hits home. The characters are too real, the pain is too real and the unconditional support and … BlogchatterA2Z (Shilpa Suraj Married in Hate book review) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Ray R Dharma pocket full of peace book review)

BlogchatterA2Z – Ray R dharma pocket full of peace book review While we let life happen to us, there is also a constant struggle inside us telling us to pause. But the truth is we are constantly consumed by stress and worries. To overcome this a brilliantly written book called ‘A pocket full of peace’ … BlogchatterA2Z (Ray R Dharma pocket full of peace book review) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Quick book recommendations under 100 pages)

BlogchatterA2Z – Quick book recommendations Have you ever finished an emotionally draining book and found yourself stuck in a reading slump? While it’s important to allow yourself time to recover naturally, as readers, we often feel the urge to dive back into reading but struggle to do so. I have three short and captivating book … BlogchatterA2Z (Quick book recommendations under 100 pages) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Power of self care book review)

BlogchatterA2Z – Power of self-care book review Right book at the right time! That’s what I feel about this book! Self-care, a term taken for granted or sometimes considered a luxury but can loving and caring for your body, mind and soul be considered luxury? We are constantly working to better ourselves but do we … BlogchatterA2Z (Power of self care book review) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (One Hellish Passion book review)

BlogchatterA2Z – One Hellish Passion book review As I delved into the opening chapters, I found myself despising Ranveer, the central figure of the tale. His demeanor reeked of arrogance, his actions dripping with the privilege of power. Yet, as the narrative unfolded, I witnessed a transformation within him—a gradual unraveling of the layers that … BlogchatterA2Z (One Hellish Passion book review) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Number nine book review)

BlogchatterA2Z – Number Nine book review Number nine – girly fears of a confident woman is a mirror to the reality of the process of womanhood to motherhood!While every individual has different opinions and definitions about a perfect life and what included in their list of happiness and success, this book discusses about the experience … BlogchatterA2Z (Number nine book review) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Meera of Karmana book review)

BlogchatterA2Z – Meera of Karmana book review Meera’s initial spark of curiosity ignited when a spiritual leader enlightened her and her friends about the Mahamakam flowers, extolling their nutritional benefits and their ability to induce the desired mental state. Subsequently, she embarked on an exhilarating expedition with Haroon and his seasoned band of hunters.Following her … BlogchatterA2Z (Meera of Karmana book review) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Leeza Mangaldas The sex book review)

BlogchatterA2Z – Leeza Mangaldas The sex book review Do you remember the biology chapter, the one we as a students were excited to learn, and teachers would just rush through it, not explaining the terminology sex!   Well, finally we have a book that can answer all the bits and pieces that make us curious. … BlogchatterA2Z (Leeza Mangaldas The sex book review) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Kernels book review)

BlogchatterA2Z – Kernels Book Review A captivating narrative that unveils the intricacies of the world, delving beyond individual lives to reveal profound impacts. This literary masterpiece unveils characters so vividly portrayed, they seem like old friends rediscovered. Each tale delves into a spectrum of emotions, striking a chord with its readers. Themes range from enduring … BlogchatterA2Z (Kernels book review) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Just dreams turning into reality)

BlogchatterA2Z – Just dreams turning into reality Just Dreams Turning into Reality As I embarked on my journey of reviewing books and crafting content, one cherished aspiration lingered in my heart—to connect and collaborate with fellow creators. April became the catalyst that transformed this dream into reality. My first rendezvous was at an edutainment extravaganza, … BlogchatterA2Z (Just dreams turning into reality) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (I will return to me book review)

BlogchatterA2Z – I will return to me book review Imagery in literary fiction makes the book more exciting, adventurous, and thrilling. In this book, the author captures the true essence of imagery in successfully narrating a suspense thriller mystery book. The book begins by introducing the Mason family living in the Redbarrow Woods. There was … BlogchatterA2Z (I will return to me book review) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (historical book recommendation)

BlogchatterA2Z – Historical book recommendation Do you love reading history? The wars, battles, warriors who sacrificed for us? Prataprao and legend of the seven is the answer to the above question. A book to read to understand the seventeenth century war for the quest of Swaraajya. A book that made me realize the real meaning … BlogchatterA2Z (historical book recommendation) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Grandparents relationship)

BlogchatterA2Z – Grandparents relationship How close were you to your grandparents? R Madhavan once shared a poignant insight on the special bond between grandparents and grandkids. As parents age and children grow into adolescents, there’s often an unspoken shift in affection. Grandparents step in, embracing their grandchildren as the closest blood relationship. This realization struck … BlogchatterA2Z (Grandparents relationship) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Flawed by shilpa suraj)

BlogchatterA2Z – Era Mable book review A book by Shilpa Suraj!!A book that will smash the stereotypes and cliches!A book that will explore new professions! And no doubt Shilpa Suraj amazed us this time as well by being a cupid to a chartered account and a wannabe actress. Yes extreme opposites planning not to come … BlogchatterA2Z (Flawed by shilpa suraj) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Era Mable book review fake locked)

BlogchatterA2Z – Era Mable book review Ruhi Walia is the not so ordinary next door girl but a fierce, bold, beautiful woman on her journey towards building her dream food empire. She is passionate about her work and while her dream is on the right path her parents do not like her choice and want … BlogchatterA2Z (Era Mable book review fake locked) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Dhak Dhak movie)

BlogchatterA2Z -Dhak Dhak movie takeaway On 13th April I attended the edutainment event where education meets creativity. It includes workshops, panel discussions around technology, marketing and much more. One of the masterclass of the day was – insights on making of the movie by Pranjal Khandhdiya a film producer who spilled the sauce on the … BlogchatterA2Z (Dhak Dhak movie) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Mehar’s world of COLOURS)

BlogchatterA2Z – Mehars world of COLOURS Parents, have you ever dictated your child’s hobbies and future profession? Have you meticulously planned their schedule, filling it with extracurriculars and tuition? If your answer is yes, I admire your dedication. Your concern for your child’s future is evident Your concern for your child’s future is evident but … BlogchatterA2Z (Mehar’s world of COLOURS) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (A letter to Bookstagram)

BlogchatterA2Z – A letter to bookstagram Dear Bookstagram, I wanted to share a heartfelt thank you with all of you. Back in 2019, I stumbled upon this incredible community, and little did I know it would change my life. I wasn’t much of a reader before then, but a gift from my sister, ‘The One … BlogchatterA2Z (A letter to Bookstagram) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (My experience meeting Ankur Warikoo)

BlogchatterA2Z – My experience meeting Ankur Warikoo I’ve encountered a myriad of authors post-lockdown, from the vibrant Jaipur Literature Festival to the Tata Literature Festival and book launches galore. Yet, my encounter with Ankur Warikoo stood out as a singularly unique experience. As a Mumbai native, I had yet to truly immerse myself in the … BlogchatterA2Z (My experience meeting Ankur Warikoo) Read More »

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Dr Alok Jadhav

Author Interview Interviewed By – Sameeksha Manerkar dr alok jadhav Prataprao and Legend of the seven   How do you handle the balance between staying true to history and engaging modern readers with your writing? While capturing interesting events in history- especially stories of bravery and sacrifice, readers get hooked as soon as the narrative … Dr Alok Jadhav Read More »

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Celebrating International women’s day with 8 romance authors

In conversation with romance authors In honor of International women’s day, I have interviewed 8 of my most favorite romance authors. My fascination with understanding female characters started as I read PhD of my favorite teacher from English Literature class where her thesis talks about – ‘The Female Voices In Different Narratives Of Ramayana from … Celebrating International women’s day with 8 romance authors Read More »

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Feathers Fools and Farts

Feathers, Fools and Farts Book:Feathers, Fools and Farts Author:L.somi Roy & dr Thangjam Hindustani Devi Rating  4/5 Book Reviewed By – Sameeksha Manerkar I have always had soft corner for folktales as they are not just a beautiful reminder of culture and diversity but also a great legacy that continues for generations. Feathers, Fools, … Feathers Fools and Farts Read More »

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BlogchatterWritFest (Writing mythology)

Writing Mythology Mythology is a genre that choose me.  When it comes to reading, romance was my only favorite genre! Than I read a book called The Raavan Key, which I received as a review copy, and then I knew there was a new genre in my favorites!  A few days back, I saw Blogchatter has … BlogchatterWritFest (Writing mythology) Read More »

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BlogchatterWritFest (Writing for a modern audience)

Writing for a modern audience I have always questioned what I read and learn as a part of the curriculum and wondered how it can help me outside the college. As an English literature student, I have been learning about novelists, playwrights, and poets from the 18th to 20th century, and as a book reviewer, … BlogchatterWritFest (Writing for a modern audience) Read More »

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Love and mellow drama by Manali Desai

Love & (mellow) Drama Book:Love & (Mellow) Drama Author:Manali Desai Rating  5/5 Book Reviewed By – Sameeksha Manerkar “If you’ve got what you want, you’re living the best life. If you’ve not got what you want, you’ve still got to make it your best life with whatever you get.” A Mumbaikar student’s soul was … Love and mellow drama by Manali Desai Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Zindagi na milegi dobara)

BlogchatterA2Z – Zindagi na milegi dobara Zindagi na milegi dobara This is a movie that inspired me to live in the moment, face fears, be true to myself, not run after money. A movie that showed the importance of prioritising life over compromise. A movie that made me aware of friendships and memories we create … BlogchatterA2Z (Zindagi na milegi dobara) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Yeh jawani hai Deewani)

BlogchatterA2Z – Yeh Jawani hai deewani Yeh Jawani hai Deewani is a comfort movie that shows us life and its struggles through different perspectives. This movie celebrates friendship, family, love, career, and the importance of memories. It shows the complexity of individuals struggling in their own lives, but when being with friends the the only … BlogchatterA2Z (Yeh jawani hai Deewani) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Excellent poems)

BlogchatterA2Z – Excellent poems Excellent books you should read atleast once for it’s aesthetic beauty and vivid imagination. Porphyria’s lover – A modern day love story that shows how Porphyria is so much in love with her lover, that she is ready to escape from the societal norms and be with him. And when the … BlogchatterA2Z (Excellent poems) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (William Wordsworth)

BlogchatterA2Z – William Wordsworth William Wordsworth is a pioneer of the Romantics movement. The Romantics movement was a reaction against the neo-classical movement. He focused on the beauty of nature and the power of imagination. He disagreed with the classicist focus on strict law and moral values. He focused on evoking emotions in readers when … BlogchatterA2Z (William Wordsworth) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Vats and Kulkarni)

BlogchatterA2Z – Vats and Kulkarni Vats and Kulkarnis the two families of dice media little things who are a strong backbone for Dhruv and Kavya. They are modern, understand and accept their childrens decision and help them in succeeding further in their life. Dhruv and Kavya have raised the relationship standards by portraying a mature … BlogchatterA2Z (Vats and Kulkarni) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Underrated lessons)

BlogchatterA2Z – Underrated lessons Underrated lesson I learned from books No matter what you are judged by the cover – Either you are judged or you are understood. Either you make your appearance and attitude bold and mind-blowing or you make sure your personality is liked by all. You need to maintain your sanity. Your … BlogchatterA2Z (Underrated lessons) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Two books two lessons)

BlogchatterA2Z – Two books Two lessons Two books that changed my life Books are our best friends ! Yes! But they are more than our best friends. They are our soul thinking out loud.  A thousand splendid suns by Khaled Hosseini – a book about two women Laila and Mariam who are treated as slaves … BlogchatterA2Z (Two books two lessons) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Short stories)

BlogchatterA2Z – Short Stories Short stories that stayed with me for a long time – Short stories are a great mode of learning life lessons within a few pages. One of my favorite short stories will stay with me forever – Everyday Use by Alice Walker is a story about two sisters. Maggie lives with … BlogchatterA2Z (Short stories) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Romanticism)

BlogchatterA2Z – Romanticism Studying romanticist literature from the 19th century has influenced my imagination and literary interests. Romanticism means a reaction against the neo-classical age that followed order and moral values. The Romantics were against these strict values and started a Romanticism movement that was highly influential and dominated by imagination. William Blake’s work reflects … BlogchatterA2Z (Romanticism) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Queen)

BlogchatterA2Z – Queen Queen is a Bollywood movie about the protagonist Rani who is ready to get married, but her fiance calls the wedding a few days before the wedding date because he thinks she is not bold or independent. The movie portrays her journey of self-discovery, freedom, empowerment, and independence. This movie is an … BlogchatterA2Z (Queen) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Prajakta Koli)

BlogchatterA2Z – Prajakta Koli Prajakta Koli is a name that brings me instant motivation.A person whose energy is contagious.A friend, guide, and philosopher whose life is inspiring! I wrote about her as a part of the Women’s Day blog hop.Check the full blog here!In this blog, I talked about her work and personality. Today I’ll … BlogchatterA2Z (Prajakta Koli) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Old Man And The Sea)

BlogchatterA2Z – Old Man And The Sea Old Man and the Sea is a novella by Ernest Hemingway that revolves around fisherman Santiago. He hasn’t caught a single fish in the last eighty-four days and is ready to catch big fish and prove to everyone his caliber. When he struggles to catch the big fish, … BlogchatterA2Z (Old Man And The Sea) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Nostalgic series)

BlogchatterA2Z – Nostalgic series Nostalgia – a word when we hear gives us an adrenaline rush of emotions! The happy place we like to revisit and a comfort zone that makes us go back in time and remember the exact feeling we experienced then! Nostalgia sometimes works as a source of motivation and inspiration. Here … BlogchatterA2Z (Nostalgic series) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (Mismatched)

BlogchatterA2Z – Mismatched Mismatched is a coming-of-age series where students are trying to face peer pressure, discover themselves, and embrace friendships and relationships.It is a young adult series, an adaptation of the book When Dimple Meets Rishi by Sandhya Menon. It highlights the current generation and their struggles in terms of physical, emotional, and psychological … BlogchatterA2Z (Mismatched) Read More »

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BlogchatterA2Z (La La Land)

BlogchatterA2Z – La La Land La la Land is a musical revolving around two characters trying to turn their dreams into reality. They are talented, hardworking, and inspiring but face extreme failures on their way to success. In this chaos, they find each other, helping each other grow and understanding the difficulties in choosing a … BlogchatterA2Z (La La Land) Read More »

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