Blood Red Message

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Blood Red Message: Story of Rajula Malusahi is the title of my new latest novel. This is developed on a popular story from hills of Uttarakhand in India.brmcovfull-lite

This is a classical love story from Uttarakhand, passed on to generations in songs and ballets forms.  Rajula, a woman from Bhot, in a chance encounter at the annual fair of Uttaraini loses her heart to Malusahi, a prince in his own way, from a distant land, Bairath.  And, two loving heats part with dreams in their minds and promises in their tongues to unite soon, forever.  But as fate would have it, many things preempted and the girl had to rush back to find her beau in the distant land of unknowns. Haunted by the dreams, pleasant and frightening, she struggles to find her love and braves many dangers on the way to her man’s land. She is married to a man of her father’s choice against her wishes. As she starts accepting the designs of the fate, her man returns to take her with him. Union of two divine souls and two bodies was bound to happen, but, at some other time, place, and universe.

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Review by Mr. Jaideep

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Some Mistakes Have No Pardon is the story of Girish Kainmola, is family, his childhood, his growing years, his marriages, his children, his struggle, his journey (upward and downward), his adversities, his achievements and his MISTAKES. Girish is born in a very poor family where he had no scope of education and a normal growth. The family is struggling everyday to get meal and at times there is a lot of compromise on that front. There is a prediction by a learned man about Girish in a set of phrases and prophecies. Each of the phrase predicted by the learned man about Girish comes true during his whole lifecycle from time to time.

Some Mistakes Have No Pardon by Girdhar Joshi is a classical, non commercial style, simple and sincere effort by the author which will appeal you as a straight from the heart, introspective, philosophical, honest and slightly scientifically written story of Girish. There is a lot of philosophy from author’s end in the story which longs for 424 pages. The story is about Girish who somehow manages to get shelter from various people in his life who supported him to get formal education to a substantial level that helped him to build his career as an entrepreneur. So a guy who starts his life in rags reaches to riches. But like every human being, ego played a big role in Girish’s life and that became a prime reason of his downfall after touching the peaks of his life to bring him down to the bottom gradually. Story is quite interesting as the the lead role Girish is not someone with a very clean character and who easily got drifted with the winds of life. He is not able to adjust with his first wife Mala though they had two children – Siyana and Harrit – a daughter and a son respectively. Then Maya Subramaniam comes into his life as a Facebook contact and they both engaged to each other as soul-mates. But due to different opinions about life and relationship, it did not last long against their wishes. Then Tara comes into his life as his second wife ……..

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Guest Post at B00KR3VI3WS

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http://www.b00kr3vi3ws.in/2014/08/guestpost-by-girdhar-joshi-author-of.html

I pick my stories from my surroundings. I believe that there is no fiction without a lot of reality and no reality without a bit of fiction. Even if the story seems to be borrowed from Moon and Jupiter, the characters, the dialogues, and the communication cannot be altogether alien. Our thought process is inspired and influenced by our daily lives, news articles, movies, and social interaction. 

As my interest in writing fiction is evolving, I feel more comfortable in taking up personal issues, matters of heart, and the jigsaw puzzle called life. My stories have a touch of mysticism and carry fragrance that touches tears, laughter, and other emotions. My stories are constructed on the ground of realism. I think that stories we write should be reliable, trustworthy and should never defy logic. Particularly in literary work, the episodes, the actions, and the transition should be smooth and convincing and not jerky, action filled, and strange logic that like in movies. 

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Some Mistakes Have No Pardon: Book Review by Dhwani

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Review of  SOME MISTAKES HAVE NO PARDON by Dhwani:

The blurb and the cover gives a feeling that this book would be something spiritual or on the lines of the monk who sold his Ferrari, but it’s not.

The book starts with one direction song lyrics “Same Mistakes”, which, is what Girish, the protagonist of the book keeps on doing. I found Girish’s character quite irritating, like.

he expects his wife to be a certain way, and when that does not happen, he starts being irritated. In his first marriage, he wants an working girl who contributes to the family expenses, who would also cook for him, maintain his house as well as welcome him home when he comes from work. He gets irritated and aloof when his wife does not fulfil his expectations, and if she states her expectations, he just classifies it as “Nagging”. In his second marriage, he has the same expectations except he now goes for an illiterate girl from a village who is much younger, and then keeps calling her “Stupid”, and again whenever she asks him for anything, calls it “Nagging”. The problem was he listened to the entire world’s advice except listening to those he should have listened to, his wife and children.

He has this rosy picture in his mind on how his family and people close to him should act, and when they do not, he gets  frustrated. He believes he does everything for his wives and kids, but he does the things he thinks his wife and kids want, not the things his wife and kids actually want.

But the thing to note here is that there are too many people in real life like Girish, who listen to society, to friends, to neighbours and NOT to the person they should listen to.

Even Girish’s expectations from the marriage is not uncommon. Being in the arranged marriage market myself, I have come across guys who want a ‘modern, independent girl’ who does all that he tells her to do without opening her mouth, or ‘a career woman’ who puts in full hour shifts in office and then comes home to prepare food while he comes home and watches sports/news to relax and wait for dinner, coz you know, he’s tired after working in the office and real men do not cook.

This book cleverly charts out how a person can ruin a perfectly good relation due to preconceived notions of how their partner should be instead of accepting them for who they are.

I loved the character of Girish’s nani, who toils alone and facilitates his studies when his own father gave up. Such a strong woman, toiling in the fields all day is no mean feat!

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