Friday, 4 September 2015

'The Power of Positive Thinking' by Norman Vincent Peale: A Book Review

The phenomenal and inspiring bestseller by the father of positive thinking. THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING is a practical, direct-action application of spiritual techniques to overcome defeat and win confidence, success and joy. Norman Vincent Peale, the father of positive thinking and one of the most widely read inspirational writers of all time, shares his famous formula of faith and optimism which millions of people have taken as their own simple and effective philosophy of living. His gentle guidance helps to eliminate defeatist attitudes, to know the power you possess and to make the best of your life.

I am obsessed with the non-fiction and self-help genre. When I walk into a bookstore, that's the first shelf I'll hit. And since I'm on a journey of self-discovery and positivity, I knew I had to give this one a try. After all, it's one of the most well-known books on positive thinking.

Well, I've learnt my lesson now. Never judge a book by its popularity.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

'The Bollywood Bride' by Sonali Dev: A Book Review

Ria Parkar is Bollywood's favorite Ice Princess--beautiful, poised, and scandal-proof--until one impulsive act threatens to expose her destructive past. Traveling home to Chicago for her cousin's wedding offers a chance to diffuse the coming media storm and find solace in family, food, and outsized celebrations that are like one of her vibrant movies come to life. But it also means confronting Vikram Jathar.
Ria and Vikram spent childhood summers together, a world away from Ria's exclusive boarding school in Mumbai. Their friendship grew seamlessly into love--until Ria made a shattering decision. As far as Vikram is concerned, Ria sold her soul for stardom and it's taken him years to rebuild his life. But beneath his pent-up anger, their bond remains unchanged. And now, among those who know her best, Ria may find the courage to face the secrets she's been guarding for everyone else's benefit--and a chance to stop acting and start living.
Rich with details of modern Indian-American life, here is a warm, sexy, and witty story of love, family, and the difficult choices that arise in the name of both.


Sunday, 30 August 2015

What I Wore Lately // OOTD #6

Howdy, Geeks.
It's hard to believe that this is the sixth post in my fashion series. It's been six weeks already. How is that even possible?!

Anyway, I was in a very professional mood most of this week, and I think that's reflected in my outfits. Let's take a look.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Why You Should Stop Whining and Start Doing

I don't know why people are so obsessed with complaining. No matter where you go or what you do, there's always something worth grumbling about, right?

Wrong.

Newsflash: whining about your problems is going to get you nowhere. In fact, it's only going to make things worse. If you want to make your life better and achieve your goals, you need to change your attitude.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

'What Comes of Eating Doughnuts With a Boy Who Plays Guitar' by Nicole Campbell: A Book Review

Courtney Ross has lived her whole life doing everything by the book. She’s a top student, the captain of the cheer squad at her Scottsdale high school, and a nervous wreck most of the time. For summer vacation before senior year, she finally has her chance just to relax. She will be spending it with her best friend, Vanessa, in her tiny hometown of Gem City, Ohio. Courtney’s hoping for a chance to breathe, and maybe even for some of Vanessa’s carefree nature to rub off on her. What she doesn’t expect is Ethan Fisher. Courtney knows she’s in trouble the minute she sees him holding a guitar at her “Welcome Back” party. Her instincts prove to be correct as she gets to know him, and she finds her head spinning. What will this mean for the girl who always plays by the rules?