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Prashant Nigam

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Good book to understand options...

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Reviewed: 20-11-20

As the book titles says – Getting started with Options, it is a good book for beginners as it explains a lot about what are options and how do they work, also gives some suggestions before getting into options trading. However, it has nothing for people who are aware about options basics and want to dig deeper into advanced options trading strategies.

Good one on Modern India's political history..!!

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Reviewed: 17-11-20

Emergency Chronicles is a book that actually makes you live in the early independent India (1950s-1970s), events are so elaborately described that you feel like they are happening around you (though sometimes the writer deviates to elaborate minor instances too much, thus leaving no option but to fast forward some minutes). For people who are mostly oblivious of recent political past of modern India, this book allows you to gain a first hand understanding of the events in development of Indian political system and its democracy… and how it is sabotaged at times by powerful personalities, most influential of them being Mrs. Indira Gandhi. When you submerge yourself into the flow of the narration, you will experience how Indira Gandhi transformed from being a ‘Dumb Doll’ to ‘India is Indira, Indira is India’ and how she (along with her tyrannic son) took all possible advantages of the country’s politico-legal system. I especially like the chapter titled ‘Lawful suspension of law’ where the situation and scenario of emergency is explained. ‘Aftermath’ is also enjoyable which discusses how emergency was removed and what happened when it was removed. Pretty interesting! Some observations about the text, and as I already notified above, the book sometimes loses track and start explaining minor events in such detail that I felt like missing the major track. At some places, the writer gives too much facts about law and political science so being a layman I got a bit bothered. On the audio compilation part, there are some linguistic mistakes coupled with narration immaturity. For example, ‘rallied’ is pronounced as ‘railed’, ‘Impasse’ is pronounced as ‘impass’, many unexplained 1-2 second blanks are there in soundtrack, page turning sound is captured at some instances etc. I hope Audible takes note of these and improve future compliations, to brings its Indian products at par with world. Overall, I can say I am feeling enlightened about my country’s modern political history after finishing this audio-book and I recommend it to my fellow audiblers. 😊

A sneak peek into Indian religious/societal setup!

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Reviewed: 18-10-20

India is a wonderful chaos, and this compilation of nine stories gives you a perfect peek into how its society works, how it perceives same person differently in different roles and situations - despises her in one role while revers her as soon as she switches the role… India has a growing middle class population which proclaims to be modern, educated and financailly capable.Yet, when it comes to religion, customs, rituals, age-old traditions etc. it chooses to put its rational mindset in lockers and go by the conventional wisdom. This book revolves around lives of people who have not chosen the beaten path and how their decisions are treated by societal perceptions. Very nicely written piece, it makes you visualize the complications of living in a world of sharp contrasts.

That’s how a thriller should be written…Perfect!!

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Reviewed: 18-10-20

I am not an avid fiction reader but felt like reading this thriller after seeing the ratings. I normally listen to books at a faster speed but I must accept here that I listened to this one at 1x, it is so well written and narrated that I didn’t feel like rushing through…. The story is typical of a thriller novel, a murder mystery, but is strong enough to bind you throughout the novel (though during the 8th hour, the suspense is over). Narration is just fantastic and compliments the writing, all the three narrators pour in the emotional state of the characters, just by speaking as if they are there in the situation itself..Kudos!! I would definitely recommend Audible users to listen to this one as this would give you a perfect audio book experience. Thumbs up!

Typical preachings, good 4 a quick read!!!

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-20

The book tells you all the good things about a lifestyle that you already know - eat good, sleep good, live good, stay active etc. The backdrop of the book is Okinawa Island from Japan where a lot of centegenerians live, that's why the book has a Japanese title. As a matter of fact, Ikigai means something that makes life worthwhile (passion)...

Perfect book to guide you into history of India

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 24-04-20

As d writer hmslf is narrator, he fumbls a lot while narrartng. Bt smhow dat goes vry smuth wid d flow. Further, the narrator had the typical problem in pronunciation of Hindi words - Jain is pronouncd s Jaayan, awadh as aodh etc. But as a whole, the book goes veey fast and doesnt bores you at all. it starts from the ancient history and comes to today in a very seamless and interesting dialogue. enjoyed reading it... Recommended!!

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stories of perspective!!

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Reviewed: 19-04-20

Ten short stories of how women live in this world of men. and how their intrinsic weakness make them prey of their circumstances. Sensible, relatable and convincing... Recommended!!

Recommended

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Reviewed: 14-04-20

The book is well drafted and draws clear and elaboarate perpective of every character's innate personas. All characters are depicted as privileged humans (and not like Gods) having their own sets of good and bad ideologies. So nicely and eloquently written that u will connect with each person's story. Sakshi narrated the book impressively but book is recorded at a very slow pwce, i heard d entire book at 1.75x and yet i was comfortable understanding each and every word and the emotion behind it.

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India, its society and its ideologies in

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Reviewed: 04-04-20

the book gives your a first hand experience of how Indians live, think and decide on various aspects of life. the book revolves around people of different sections of society in early 19th century and how each of them think within the their specific societal framework. Muse listen, especially with commendable narration by Sameer Goswami...

Realistic, empirically prudent

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Reviewed: 29-03-20

The book is drafted very nicely giving a first hand view of the British governance In India and their thought process behind such governance. written in very simple words and narrated in signature style by Tharoor himself, I loved the entire experience.