Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Ten Sheep to Sleep - A Picture Book by Nidhi Kamra

"Ten Sheep To Sleep" is my second full review in Kid's (below 7) category. Nidhi has sent me this book a few weeks back and I read it in 5 minutes. But due to my heavy schedule, I didn't get time to write the review at that time. Book deserves a decent review and though I finished reading in 5 minutes I have invested 60 minutes for writing this review.

Book Blurb
Sammy Jo counts ten sheep to put her to sleep, but tonight, ten more sheep appear. The new sheep are creating a ruckus. Sammy Jo has to find a way to calm the sheep down, count twenty sheep, and ensure everyone is happy so they can get a good night's sleep.
Suggested age range for readers: 5-8
The story of the book is simple and it is given in blurb already. So there is no point of discussing it. I would like to point out following things that I like about book
  • Artwork - Well its children book so it is necessary. Artist has given proper importance to that part very well.
  • Girls Observation Ability - Well as a kid, Sammy observed quite well what her family members' likes and dislikes
  • Creativity in showing how she had solved problem of extra ten sheeps
Learning in kids book is the main concern of parents while choosing the book for their kids. They usually prefer giving a book which helps kids learn good things. Here the author has shown how a small girl was able to tackle her own imagination problem with her decision power.

I would like to get a hardcopy of the book for sure. Talking about ratings
  1. Cover - 4/5
  2. Title - 3.5/5
  3. Content - 3.5/5
  4. Characters - 4/5
  5. Overall - 3.75/5
P.S. - Don't judge these ratings with other books. In kids' book, you get very less space to convey multiple aspects.

Book can be found at - Amazon India and Amazon.Com
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads

Monday, September 25, 2017

Book Review - Equations of a being by Ashutosh Gupta

Before I start I would like to confess that I haven't read any book in this genre. Frankly speaking, I am not sure in which genre should I categorized this book. I would like to thank Ashutosh for bringing "Equations of a Being - A Being Who Gathered Moss" to my attention. As the title suggested, the book is a collection of thoughts about various points/things in and around our life.

Book Blurb
If you have a penchant for both reason and abstractness, this intriguing piece of literature shouldn’t be missed. Equations of a Being beautifully coalesces the author’s thought pieces pertaining to the existential spectrum. Never has there been a book that blended emotions, intellect, and imagination so seamlessly, to celebrate a being in totality. 
The author depicts his artistic persuasion, the enriched and disintegrated fragments of his existence, and the conclusions based on his interactions with the physical and abstract elements of life in a compelling and unbridled manner. 
It’s a book for the ages that will let you trace the complete trajectory of a being and realize that a being has been and will always be a convergence of his tryst with abstractness, his acceptance of vulnerability, and his surge for virtuosity
As rightly suggested in the blurb, the author has provided thoughts on various higher to lower level subjects. Being an artist, he has started his points from art, artist, writing to subjects. Then he shifted his focus towards life, man, woman, and feminism. He then talked about God, faith, and worship. At last, he touched the point of existence. Each line is a wonderful quote that one can use for the various purposes.

Talking about the depth of content, it may look like a line per page, but you can write two to three page for each of those lines. One has to read it with full focus to capture the hidden meaning of those lines. I have told earlier, some books you can devour, while some required proper digestion. This book falls under the later category.

I am new to this genre so cannot comment on the content part. But book can be good read for
  • People like to read thought-provoking content
  • People like to read critically acclaimed work
  • Serious and Abstract content readers
Book would be a wrong pick for
  • People like fiction books
  • People like entertainment filled book
  • Those who have started reading English recently
Talking about rating
  1. Cover - 3/5
  2. Title - 4/5 (Introducing this category first time)
  3. Content - 4/5
  4. Overall - 3.75/5
Book can be found at - Amazon and Flipkart 
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads

Saturday, September 23, 2017

BookReview - Curse of the Kalingan - Nine Trilogy - Shobha Nihalani

During our author interaction week, I got a chance to interview Shobha Nihlani. Though during that time she didn't have any recent book release, she participated in the event looking at our enthusiasm. She also rewarded us with a complete set of "Nine" trilogy. A series which was part of our wishlist for more than two years. I would like to apologize to Shobha for delaying review of this wonderful book series.

Book Blurb
For thousands of years, the wisdom of the NINE has protected mankind from destroying itself. But a vengeful ancient spirit has returned to shatter the peace. With the help of magical powers, he has possessed a young man and mobilised black yogis to destroy the NINE. Plucked from their ordinary lives, empowered with special abilities, Tara, Akash and Zubin are swept into an occult world of kala yogis and siddhis to fight an ancient warrior spirit...NINE will take you on a riveting journey from Europe to India to America and a deadly climax in Cambodia.
The trilogy is based on mytho-historical fiction about Nine treasured knowledgeable scientists. After the great war of Kalinga, Ashoka left violence and started following Buddhism. Though he left violence, scars of the great war were serious. A loyal Kalingan took auth to destroy Mauryan dynasty and its knowledge. This loyal Kalingan spirit is our main antagonist. The first part of the trilogy, "Curse of Kalingan" is beginning of dark forces stronghold over the world.

This Kalingan spirit entered into the body of dying Vayu. Apart from the antagonist, our protagonists are obviously Nine scientists in current time, keeper of ancient powerful knowledge. Each keeper holds specific area of science and special power of the area. Vayu was able to track and kill three of these scientists and now he is after new recruits. To know more you have to read the book.

I hope I haven't given any secrets. The book is written in a proper flow and with good conceptualization. A comparable work with famous books in this genre. The flow of the story is medium paced which has bound me to the last page. Use of historical and mythological facts was proper. Book would be a great read for
  • Mytho - Historical Fantasy lover
  • Superpower / Heroes Genre Readers
  • Fan of thriller and action book
The only reason for 40 days to finish this book is other paid projects and new location-job. Otherwise one can devour this 380 pages book in 3-4 sittings. Surely recommendable work. Talking about rating
  1. Cover 4/5
  2. Content 4/5
  3. Concept 4/5
  4. Characters 4.5/5
  5. Overall 4/5
Book can be found at - Amazon and Flipkart 
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads

Friday, September 22, 2017

BookReview - Racing Back to Vietnam: A Journey in War and Peace

Before I talk about this book, I would like to appreciate author John Pendergrass' efforts not just by writing this book but for surviving the bloody war. I avoid biographies or memoirs due to the boring way it is presented to readers. (or maybe I found it boring). But "Racing Back to Vietnam: A Journey in War and Peace" was content-wise nicely formatted which can make readers stick to the last page.

Book Blurb
In 1971, John Pendergrass was seated in the back of an F-4 Phantom, racing across the skies of Vietnam as a United States Air Force flight surgeon. Forty-five years later, Pendergrass boards an altogether different type of airplane and heads to Vietnam for an altogether different kind of race. A veteran of IRONMAN triathlons on every inhabited continent, Racing Back to Vietnam follows Pendergrass as he returns to Vietnam in more ways than one--revisiting a country that, for him, is bound up in a complicated mess of memory and emotion. 
Book or I would say story started with the author being sent to Vietnam as the flight surgeon. He was in Air Force and in Vietnam he was stationed at Da Nag a war sensitive area. Enemy territory was not far from the area where rocket attacks were common. Each chapter in the first half of the book shows different situation or mission or problem of a person going through war. As a doctor, the author was expected to do his medical duty but being an adventurous and fearless personality he also served as co-pilot on war missions.

The reason behind the "Racing to Back" in the title was not only memories of wartime, but the author re-visited Vietnam once again after 40 years. He revisited areas he once knew or visited during the war.

Following things were covered in book apart from authors life
  • Background of Vietnam War - In this section starting from end of Korean war to beginning and end of Vietnam war many things were covered in details.
  • The strategy of the USA in Vietnam war - The author has strongly shown weak strategy token by the USA in Vietnam war. Apart from that, many personalities (strong/weak/corrupt) were mentioned.
  • Social Conditions & Colonization Impact on Vietnam - The author has shown the impact of French drug cartel. 
  • USA's fight against drug cartel and black market syndicate
  • Life of a soldier in war. Starting from daily life to spiritual to physical & psychological issues were covered.
  • The situation of "Prisoner of war" person or family of "Dead in Action" were mentioned.
  • Comparison of lifestyle of Vietnamese during war and after 40 years
  • Division of old Vietnam into multiple small countries having different way of governing principal
Ideal gift for
  • Those who love to read war-related books
  • Those who love to read traveling / Adventure / Sport book
A wonderful book covering war era & current era of Vietnam. Talking about ratings
  1. Cover - 3.5/5
  2. Content - 4/5
  3. Overall - 3.75/5
Book can be found at - Amazon
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Book Discussion - Story of Sita - Author Nabeena Srikanth

Readers of our blog know our obsession for Historical and Mythological fiction book. We never miss a chance to get review copy in this genre. Today we have Nebeena Srikanth to talk about her latest book "Story of Sita". We would like to thank Nabeena for giving us time for this interview.

Can you brief us about your educational and professional career?
I completed a BSc in Physics and Math at Mount Carmel college and then a Diploma at NIIT. A few years later I completed a Diploma at University of California Santa Cruz in interior design. I have been an instructor at NIIT. I work as a kitchen designer.
What were you like at school/college apart from studies?
For a student in India, I was involved in too many extra-curricular activities. Red cross, Hockey, Basketball, Carnatic classic music. 
Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors? Which author inspire you the most?
I love reading. I read a variety of books. Historical, mythical, thrillers and romance. Rajaji, P G Wodehouse, Jefferey Archer, Amar Chitra Katha to name a few. Lately I have focused on authors like Deepak Chopra, Amish Tripati and Ashok Banker who have presented an alternative viewpoint of the old.
When did you start writing? (It may be your first article or blog.)
I remember my eighth grade teacher reading out an essay in class. She was impressed by the content. It was a thriller prompt and she said that there was a lot of talent in that writer. Sadly, that very week I scored a hundred percent in my physics test too. My very thrilled parents decided that I should study Math and Science. It took me a quarter century more to discover that I should have just continued to write at that eighth grade stage. I still work my day job as a designer but started writing once my children went to college which is approximately four years ago. 
When did you decide to become a writer?
My children were raised in California. They had some introduction to our rich Vedic culture through Hindu missions here. Amar Chitra katas taught them many of the other stories. As they grew to be teenagers and started questioning these, I was the one helping them solve these problems. I remember when my daughter presented a point on the Mahabharata. Her question was to point out an incident in the story which she could learn a lesson from to suit her lifestyle. She came up with Kunti’s teenage pregnancy. She along with my son who has said the word ‘why’ to me a million times inspired me to collect all those answers in the form of my book and hopefully books in the future.
What are your ambitions for your writing career?
I have a few ideas for future books. The story lines are mostly based on epics and ancient historical events, not just Indian but worldwide cultures. I would love to be able to quit my day job and write all day. 
How is your day structured to accommodate your writing?
I am the primary homemaker and have a full-time day job. My goal each evening is to spend an hour at the end of the evening to write. My husband usually listens to lectures on scriptures at the same time. Sometimes I hear a titbit from this to add to my story. My son advices me to write first thing in the morning as the morning is when the brain is fresh and well rested.
Is this your debut work?
Yes, it is my first published work. In my school days I would write synopsizes of Sanskrit works for fun and tear them up because my father wanted me to study science.  
What genre are your books?
Mythopoeia, Mythology inspired books twisted into woman’s fiction. I would say it is on the very edge of the tip which would make it feminist

Can you describe your current book in few lines? What’s it about?
The history of human civilization is being rewritten all over again with the discovery of ruins all over India. The picture of the bridge to Lanka by NASA has got Indian historians rethinking the British version of our history. It is obvious that our scriptures are historical documents with a twist. I have tried to simplify the depictions of the characters into real human beings. As we can see in the European version of Indian history, it is the one the winner tells. Similarly, I have tried to unravel what could have been the reality of Ravana and Hanuman if they were humans instead of being demon and monkey. It is the moral values of Ravana and his Lankans which the people of Ayodhya found demonic. If you look back at descriptions of Ravana he was fair and handsome. Not at all ugly and demonic. If Rama could kill an whole army to save his Sita why would Ravana not kidnap for his sister’s honour. 
Give us an insight into your main character(s)
Sita, has been the image of the perfect consort for many thousands of years in the Indian culture. This has been suitable for many mothers in law to impose obedience on their son’s wife. Sita followed Rama literally to the ends of the earth. She was totally loves truck and devoted to him. She assumed a completely reciprocal relationship and even made excuses for him when he doubted her very purity when she came back to him from Lanka.  When did not accept her word that she was untouched by any man other than himself. When it went a step further she finally cracks up. But she continues to lead her life as best as she could. She never gives up completely. She is the epitome of womanhood.  
Where did you get idea for this book?
My children grew up in California. It was extremely hard to make sure they grew up with respect for their origins. The little bit which is taught about Indian history is very inaccurate. We got them as many Amar Chitra Kathas as we could. As they went through teenage they questioned all the stories. Seeking answers for their questions led me to research deeply into the stories of our ancient epics. It seems so much easier to believe in these stories and use these characters as role models if they were more human with the typical imperfections. History is always written by the winner. Our epics happened many thousands of years ago. For a long time these stories were told by word of mouth. It is possible that the story tellers demonized the Lankans to make Rama sound more heroic. Why could they have not been a people with a different set of values which the Ayodhyans could not accept? Every race tends to think of itself as the most superior even today. The book is a combination of all these ideas applied to the life of Sita as it might have happened in reality.
How much research did you do for this book?
The story of Sita has been told to me numerous times during my childhood. I have read this in many books too. The work of Rajagopalachari, comic books, TV serials, you name it. I researched various websites on maps of ancient India to understand the locations of the places described in the Ramayana. That Kekeya is located in the North Western reaches of ancient Bharat led me to the idea that Kaikeyi could have used opium and got her husband on an addiction path to control him. Wikipedia, Google are some of my sources.
Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
Lakshmana. He is the best friend Sita ever had. Through her life she was not sure of who she belonged to or who she could trust. The only one who stood by her cause at all times was this man. When Rama doubted her word on her purity, he was there to protest it. He humoured and entertained her through the hard days in the forest. He gave up his life of luxury so she could be with her love. Every woman deserves a friend like Lakshmana in her life. 
Who is your least favorite character and why?
The men in her life who would not see her point of view, who didn’t have an ounce of respect for her opinions or her needs. Like her father or her husband or Ravana. Is that not the story in every woman’s life? 
What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
I believe a little action would make the book more of a seller. I had a hard time trying to add physical passion into the relationship of Rama and Lakshmana. How can there be a marriage where a man spends fourteen years with his wife who is the most beautiful woman on earth and control himself? But I did not feel the physical passion in their relationship. Rama’s marriage was a politically correct move for him. I could not feel his passion for Sita.
You book release date
July 28th 2017
What are you working on at the minute?
‘Shakti’ In this book I am using a different approach. Shakti Kapoor is a representation of Sati and Parvati in modern day Delhi. She goes through her passionate romance with Sada Shivam. While Shakti comes from a wealthy merchant family, Sada is an intellectual self-taught orphan. They fall passionately in love like Shiva and Sati and go through a troubled marriage because of the differences in their social upbringing. I am at the point where Shakti nearly dies in an accident while she is running away.
What are your thoughts on writing a book series?
I have a series in mind. I want to go through the stories of women in Indian epics before moving on to western stories. I would like to show the stories of the great heroes through the eyes of women who struggled to stand by their success. 
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Do not give up hope. Send your book out again and again till you find a publisher. If you can afford it invest in the first one at least. Put all your heart and soul into marketing it. Don’t ever stop writing. It is a form of deep meditation. 
How was your experience with Publishing house (Lead Start)?
I am a first-time author. I have no previous experience to go with. It has been very convenient working with the Leadstar crew. They all communicate electronically which makes it easy for me as I live half a day away from them. 
Would you like to narrate some interesting things that might have happen during your publishers’ meeting or book promotions?
I was very touched by one of Swati’s reactions. Her comment when she completed her first reading of the manuscript was encouraging.  ‘Every married woman will be able to relate with this story’ Was exactly what I was shooting for. Indian women are raised with the notion that to be a good wife one has to be a Sita. This book does not teach otherwise but tells you what it is really, to be a good woman. 
What advice would you give to aspiring writers? 
Do not give up hope. Send your book out again and again till you find a publisher. If you can afford it invest in the first one at least. Put all your heart and soul into marketing it. Don’t ever stop writing. It is a form of deep meditation. 
Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?
My book deviates a bit from religious beliefs. I know that I might lose some friends over this. When I refer directly into the meat eating practices of Rama I might be invent trouble. But I cannot imagine a good person like Rama killing a deer and skinning it to make an outfit for his wife and discarding the rest of the carcass. He had to be able to eat it. Don’t be afraid to express your point of view. 
Links for your book readers
We would like to thank Leadstart Publishers (Frog Books) for providing this opportunity to connect the author. Readers can check their wonderful collection of books by going through this link - Leadstart Books

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Meet Master Black Belt Mohit Sharma

We would like to welcome Mr Mohit Sharma to our blog today. He has spent more than 15 years in the field of Six Sigma, and recently published his book "8 Steps to Problem Solving - Six Sigma". Review of the book is already published on our blog. Let have a round of fast-track Q&A session with Mohit and know more about the book.

Educational Background – 
MBA in Marketing and BE in Electronics 
What were you like at school/college apart from studies? 
I was more into sports and bodybuilding during my school and college days
What are some day jobs you have held? 
  • I am country Quality head in Keysight Technologies since May 2015
  • AVP Quality in Genpact from April 2010 to March 2015
  • Sr Manager Process excellence from June 2002 to March 2010
Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors? Which author inspire you the most?
I do like to Read spiritual and inspirational books. Shree Bhagwat Geeta by Swami Chinmayananda and How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie are my favorite books
When did you start writing?
I have started writing my first blog / Article which got published in ASQ’s Quality Progress magazine in the Year 2013
When did you decide to become a writer?
In 2015, I decided to publish my book
What are your ambitions for your writing career?
I want to write books and simplify the complex analytics so that it could be applied easily and effectively by a layman also. My Ambition is that my readers should view me as master in decoding complex Quality concepts 
Do you have a special time to write, or how is your day structured to accommodate your writing? 
I do it over the weekend 
Can you describe your current book in few lines? What’s it about?
Over the past 15 years, I have seen how much struggle organizations had to do to build process excellence/continuous improvement culture. This book is based on my real-life experiences and its aim is to give one-stop shop of tools and techniques to the organizations and quality professionals to develop the desired culture. This book is the compilation of problem solving tools and techniques in a systematic way to drive continuous improvement projects for any organization. This book talks about how to identify the real pain areas, defining them in the form of a charter, measuring, analyzing and finding out the appropriate solutions and finally controlling the improved state. One of the salient features is, compilation of experience on areas like Impact calculation, Change management tools like ARMI charts etc
Book is divided into following sections
Introduction - Identifying Right project metric and its importance
This Chapter suggests all the project owners how to select a correct project metric. Industry examples of successful projects and biggest snares they must avoid. 
Establish drill down of Business Problem with the Project goal
In this Chapter the project goal is linked with the business objectives, where the stakeholders and top management can easily understand the importance of the project, as it is linked to business priorities. It helps the project owner to get adequate sponsorship.
Define the project  
This chapter explains the tools like project charter, COPIS, potential impact and ARMI charts. It also explains their importance and application through relevant industry examples. 
Measure the extent of problem
Right measure is required to baseline the problem correctly; hence this chapter includes usage of tools like fish bone, data collection plan and its execution and checking the measurement system 
Analyze the problem 
Identifying the stability and normality of data, identifying process capabilities and analysis of data through hypothesis testing is what this chapter includes. Pure technical chapter in this book and technicality is explained in simple terms.  
Improve the problem
This chapter talks about identifying the solution, prioritizing and implementing them. Before implementation of solutions, all the failure modes are identified and solutions to mitigate the failure modes are identified.   
Control the improvements
It is important to control the improved state, so checking the result and controlling the improved state is explained in this chapter through the tools like control plan and control charts. This chapter elaborates the usage of Control charts thoroughly. 
Mentoring and Evaluating Lean Six Sigma Projects – for BB/MBB mentors
Mentoring guide can help sponsors, champions and mentors to ask right questions to the project owners at different tollgates. It can also help them to check for the completion of each phase by comparing the minimum requirements to pass the tollgates. This also provides dos and don’ts for the mentors and champions in each phase of the project. 
Where did you get idea for this book?
My wife, Priya Arora inspired me to write this book.
How much research did you do for this book?
Constant research over 1 year
Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?
I am creating youtube videos on six sigma topics and in each video, I talk about my book.

What are you working on at the minute?
I am trying to put my thoughts around Lean methodology and principles
What are your thoughts on writing a book series?
I am also thinking of writing another book in the series
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
You must start today. There is no tomorrow. I lost at least 1 year in thinking and convincing myself that I should write my book.  
Links for your book readers

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Book Review - 8 Steps to Problem Solving - Six Sigma by Mohit Sharma

This is my first technical book review. I usually don't take technical books for review, but the book being on such an important subject, a six sigma green belt, I gave a try to "8 Steps to Problem Solving - Six Sigma" by Mohit Sharma. Master Black Belt (MB) Mohit has given a wonderful cheat book style material to all the people working on the six sigma projects. As mentioned on the cover, the book is dedicated to quality control teams.

Book Blurb
Mohit Sharma is a Genpact Certified Master Black Belt,│ ASQ Certified Black Belt and Motorolla Certified GB. He brings his wealth of experience into this book and shares information, insights, tips and case studies. 8 Steps to Problem Solving – Six Sigma is targeted at top and middle level management professionals. The objective of this book is to give the readers an overview on how to drive continuous improvement within their organisations. The author says in his introduction, “It is my sincere effort to provide readers real-time scenarios to make the learning process more practical. This is why the examples illustrated in this book are from real-life projects, either executed or mentored by me, in the past 15 years.”
8 Steps to Problem Solving – Six Sigma is a handy book for those who want to enhance their careers and their organisations. The real-life case studies and the solutions to problems organisations face have been succinctly outlined by Mr. Sharma to help readers drive persistent change and enhancement.
The book is direct to-the-point, a complete six sigma course material. All lengthy explanations in usual books on six sigma are given as compact pointers. The content is divided into 6 chapters. Each chapter is one step of six sigma project. Starting from project chart/identification to project control, every step is covered with all important pointers. The author has provided more than one example to explain each important point. The book reminded me of a marketing book by Kohler.

The author has given emphasis to the following points:
  • Common mistakes in six sigma project - Mistakes could be due to system or person. The author has warned MBB and BB what not to do.
  • Tool explanation - Six Sigma projects become cumbersome if we have to calculate each and every parameter manually and prepare charts manually. Tools are the necessity. Minitab and MS Excel can help Six Sigma projects a lot. Rohit has shown how to use Minitab for each step properly.
  • Cases - Educational material would be of no use if end user (person learning it) doesn' know where and when to use it. So cases are a must to explain any academic point. Rohit has made sure to cover this point.
Advices for non-Six Sigma background or nonstatistical background reader
  • Don't panic  by reading name of technical terms, you will get their explanation in cases discussed or you can google them
  • You don't need to be an expert to read this book
Ideal book for
  • MBB / BB / GB / YB
  • People with statistical or data analysis background
  • Improvement oriented people
Talking about ratings
  1. Cover - 3.5 / 5
  2. Content - 3.5 / 5
  3. Overall - 3.5 / 5
Book can be found at - Amazon & Flipkart
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads

Friday, September 1, 2017

Book Review - The Journey of getting the Girl of my Dreams

Recently, I have reduced the number of books under romance drama from my reading list. But few book covers can force you to think twice. The Journey of getting the Girl of my Dreams by Rohit Chawhan is one such book. Along with catchy cover and title, the length of the book was also a major factor. A novella which can easily remind your Chetan Bhagat, Ravinder Singh or Durjoy Datta's books.

Book Blurb
An ordinary man, an extraordinary journey of love……
Meeting Ashish on the flight to New York was a chance encounter for Rohit. Romantic, emotional and sincere, this is Ashish’s incredible story of getting the girl of his dreams. Ashish and Kriti’s love story starts with a bang but fizzles out only to come blazing back again. How does this happen? The story kept Rohit hooked – am sure you will be too.
Talking about the story, main protagonist of the story is Ashish. As the title suggests, it is the story of how he got Kriti, the girl of his dream. Being a mediocre student, Ashish did not having very high expectation from his studies. He was interested in pursuing his passion for cooking. He wanted to become a renown chef. During his 12th, he met Kriti one of the most famous and beautiful girls of his school. He fell in  love, which was one sided. His heart was broke when Kriti went to Germany for higher studies. During the same time, he had a big argument with his dad about his future. Akash left home in pursuit of his dreams along with a hope to get Kriti back into his life. His life was full of ups and downs which will keep you engaged till the last page.

Unlike other love-stories which are concentrated towards emotional drama, this one is focused towards Ashish dream. Every sad or emotional part was closely followed by some good quotes or dialogue, which made sure that book wouldn't fall into drama category. A novella usually gives lesser chance to authors to portray characters, but Rohit was able to do his job well with Ashish and Kriti. 

I liked the following about The Journey of Getting the Girl of My Dreams
  • Cover Design
  • Good quotations and insights which were given about various situations
  • Ashish's passion for cooking
The book would be a good read for following
This book can be an ideal gift for English learners because
  • Language is easy
  • Pace is fast
  • No extra words except story
  • Pure Bollywood style story
Talking about rating:
  1. Cover - 4/5
  2. Concept - 2.5/5
  3. Characters - 3/5
  4. Content - 3/5
  5. Overall - 3/5
Book can be found at - Amazon & Flipkart
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads