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Review of Fusion: A Mingled Flavour Mocktail

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Fusion

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Publisher: Dream House Publications

Category:  Anthology

Life is full of unexpected events and many of us don’t know what next is going to happen in our life. There are many people present in this world who all are still not aware about the different shades of life both positive and negative. It’s true that if we are enjoying a blissful life we hardly dare to care to look into the life and pains of people who are suffering. If you are keen to know about the different shades of life in true spirit they my friends go ahead and pick the latest release by Dream House Publication- Fusion: A Mingled Flavour Mocktail– An anthology of 25 wonderful stories of modern century with different shades, which will help us to know what life is for many people.

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Before I go ahead further on discussing about the wonderful stories in this Anthology, I would like to congratulate Dr.Rachit Bhushan, Editor for this Anthology for making the wonderful selection of short stories written by bright, young, promising, multi-talented writers of India. This bunch of 25 authors proved India is full of talents.

Let’s go ahead to discuss in short about these 25 short stories:

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  • The Heir by Renuka Viswanathan: A story which stands apart from common life. Once you start reading it you will first get to realize that something is attracting you to understand the complicated relationship of a husband and wife and why there is a gap in it which forces a father to stay away from his sick son of 2 years who is counting his last days. How can doubt and disbelief hamper and spoil a family The Heir will tell you. Good work Renuka.

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  • Dance Of Life by Shreya Kumar: For many of us end of relationship seems like end of the world for us and ending the life seems to us as one stop solution. We fail to realize that by ending our life we are ending the chance to show the world how important we are for this society and especially for those people who love us unconditionally. An individual who managed to survive in life after coming out of such situation can be a true figure for a person who is passing through the hard times of broken relationship and decide to end the life. Here in this story we will learn how a victim who survived managed to bring positive-ness in another victim to look at the bright side of life.

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  • Telephone by Ayan Basu: The plot of this story is just amazing and truly speaking I will try this technique out which Ayan mentioned in this story to spend a lonely rainy day with a conversation with an unknown person over phone. Very interesting and a complete new thought which I get to know from this story. Amazing work Ayan.

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  • Strings by Mehek Bassi: Good story, well-crafted the relationship of a mother and child even after the demise of mother. How a mother managed to fight against all odds of life alone, in spite of being a handicap to give the best to her daughter who is perfectly physically alright. Emotionally this story touched my heart. Mehek you are unique in your presentation.

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  • Affair@Online by Neelam Saxena: A real picture of the modern India which we will get to see happening to many of us, but the rest world is not aware as the same is kept hidden by families. We all are highly addicted to social media networking and ends up making friendship which leads to love affairs on this platform. People are there to trap innocent people in the net of spider with the intention to do criminal activities and earn money from the families. This story is a warning to all such people who fell in love without knowing the criminal intention of the social media friends unknown in personal life.

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  • Twilight by Purba Chakraborty: A love story which departed two young lovers as family did not allow them to be together as both belong to different cast. Both started separate family but with no love in relationship with partner. God didn’t give them the chance to stay together in life but gave them the chance to die together in each other arms while by chance at senior age they were traveling in a bus for same destination in side by side seats which met an accident to mark their demise together. Heart touching love story by Purba.

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  • The Red Lahori Dupatta by Paromita Bardoloi: Another love story in this series which ended with death of the male character. It is a cross border love story – India – Pakistan. The love birds met online in social networking site and from there the story began. When they planned to meet for the first time in India, the female character requested for Kajal and Red Lahori Duppata to the male character from Pakistan. The destiny decided something else and the love story came to stand still all of a sudden. But the love is still alive in heart of the girl. Heart touching sensible love story by Paromita. Love it.

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  • Love – A Vague Puzzle by Nehali Lalwani: An interesting presentation of love story of modern India where friends and roommates play a significant role towards bringing the spark back for the love in life. Here we will get to learn how the roommate helped the room partner to get back her lady love. Nice one and I liked it.

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  • How To Kill Boredom by Arjun Pereira: A childish love story of school days where both young boys and girls believes in getting the attraction of the most attractive boy or girl of the school and feels like a great achievement if they manages to get the job done for them. Nice story and a true school life infatuation story. Good work Arjun.

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  • The Unsaid Words by Swarupa: The Theme is heart touching of this story. Unspoken feelings of one character and wrong selection of love life by other character devastated the life of 2 Peoples and forms the base of this story. One is alone even today and makes the effort to find peace in every day tiring professional life while the other one entered family life but not happy with partner. The two main characters meets after a long timeline when the son of male character fallen sick and need the attention and care of the female character who is a Doctor by profession.

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  • A Housewife And A Goon by Renu Sethi: How unconditional love for a lady who is victim of domestic violence can change the life of a Goon is well depicted in this story. The love was so pure that the goon in the role of a character like Robin Hood did not hesitate to take charge to finish the life of the husband and in-laws to take revenge for killing the lady whom he loved so much. he did his best to give the best life and education to the daughter of this lady. The story is narrated by the lawyer who was fighting the case for him in court.

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  • Slaves of Soul by Heena Ahuja: Story is nice, well-crafted keeping in mind the concept of how forcefully lands are taken from poor villagers against huge promises to establish commercial complexes against a good pay, job and shelter. Nothing is received by the poor people finally and then they decide to rob the bank where the false documents are stored of their property keeping the employees and customers hostage. Knowing the real fact of robbing how the employees as well as the hostage customers stand along with the robbers to support their genuine demand forms the base of the story.

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  • The Blind Fold by Shalini Katyal: The base is common for this story but the fact is very real as many of us believe that one sided love is enough to craft the fairy tale of love. But when this fairy tale gets a jerk, then life seems a complete end. The narration is good, simple and easily reaches the heart. Simple yet nice work by Shalini.

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  • Anaesthesia By Manshi Bhateja: It’s a story where the central characters loses his father at the age of 12 and enters a lonely life where her mother remains busy and occupied to forget the absence of her husband and earning the money to give an established life to daughter with whom she gets disconnected emotionally. How a social networking site friend makes the space in the heart of the girl and gives some light to life covering up the loneliness which she was facing for long after her father’s demise at her tender age forms the base of this story.

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  • The Angel by Ishita Bhown: A heart touching story of a young girl of just 12 years with a good voice of music. She is the daughter of a poor man and his father in spite of severe financial crisis along with her reached Mumbai for a music audition. She was selected and happy but destiny decided something else for her. Her father faced a heart attack and she alone was puzzled what to do. A wrong number call to a person who is real angel by nature helped the girl to reach the hospital with the father and stayed still the last with her before her relatives reach there. The doctor responsible to handle the patient in ICU was busy celebrating the 16th birthday of her daughter and reached quite late to hospital in spite of several reminders from the hospital. When he reached there is no life left and the patient died. He lied to the child of 12 that he did his based but can’t save him. For him the doctor was an angel to do his best to save his father. To know further about the story read it for sure. Ishita you did a wonderful job. Kudos.

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  • Stone Cold by Nikhil Chandwani: The anxiety of parents for a hospitalized child at old age, their reaction and dreams in life about how to care for the child forms an interesting base in this story.

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  • That Unexpected Encounter by Elora Rath: Story of Arnav and Ankita, two people who were in love and separated before getting together as Arnav’s father who was in death-bed wished his son to get married to his friend’s daughter whom he promised for this marriage when his friend was in death-bed. When Akita was getting married to other guy selected by her parents, life gave her a chance to meet Arnav. Rest part of the story will tell what the destiny holds for Arnav and Ankita. Good work by Elora.

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  • It’s Forever … It’s Love!!! by Vinita Bali: A Heart touching love story, where one decided to take owns life to be with the partner whom she lost in an accident. Narration is good and story is simple.

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  • Simplicity by Col Mahip Chadha: A Story with a different theme. A Story of simplicity of an army man will attract readers for sure.

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  • Born under Bad Sign by Warishree Pant: How the non-acceptance of a homosexual relationship by parents and pressure of society, can end the life of 2 young lovers forms the base of this story by Warishree. We all should get the right to live our life the way we want and with the person we want. Who understands this fact in this society of complications where society status matters the most. Well written.

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  • Play 4 Change by Roshan Kumar: We can see these days that young generations are taking a step forward to create the spark in the life of common man about how to say no to corruption. This story spreads the message about how to remove the corruption from this society of humans with complete patriotism. Roshan this is a sure short nice story to touch the heart.

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  • This Was Written by Surbhi Thukral: No doubt in the fact that if the selection of the life partner is done without thinking of the future then it will make the life a devil’s home. Same was the case with the lead characters of the story, who failed to recognize what is best for them in life and married to such people on parents’ choice who made their life a complete hell. But all well that ends well, the male character realized the real love of his life and approached the girl with confidence who also a victim of broken house. The flow is smooth but bit fast which does not spoil the essence of this story. I liked the work of Surbhi.

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  • Love, Lust And Loot by Anjali Vaswani: A single thriller story in this anthology. A story of a neglected wife and her aggression in life how helped her to plot the plan of killing his husband along with his love partner in a full proof manner to get the property. A well plotted thriller story by Anjali

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  • Will You Cross The Skies For Me? by Neha Zahir.: The most precious possession in the life of a woman is her self-respect and dignity. What happens to a woman when she is repeatedly used like an object of sex ad satisfaction after marriage? The narration of the story to the person whom she used to love in her college days touches every bit of the heart. This story touched my heart and its narrations are awesome. It’s the story of many women who all are scared to tell the real fact happening in their life. Awesome presentation by Neha.

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  • Menaka-A Lost Apsara by Simson Biswal: Before I started reading this story I was quite sure about the fact that same is going to offer me a different flavour which I will definitely cherish. The reason for this fact is that the author Simson Biswal. Truly he failed to disappoint me and presented a story which is out of the odd. Betrayal from wife and her relationship with other man will definitely spoil the life of a loving and caring husband and that what exactly happened to the lead character of this story. His vagabond life one day all of a sudden in drunk condition took him to the red light area where she meets the prostitute Apsara- The name of his ex-wife. He was not comfortable with the lady and when he realized that she is severely down with fever and still trying to serve him, he moved up and paid what she deserved and left the place. He again returned next day morning with fruits and asked her why is she in this profession and she told the real fact of financial crisis and need of urgent money to help her poor father who is in the picture that his daughter is doing job in the city to help him. Apsara requested to stop taking alcohol and he requested to stop doing this job. Next day he wrote a letter to her stating that he wants to do something for all those girls who are forced to join this profession in whatever way he can and for that he wants her in his life as a partner. Will she agree? Read the story. A heart touching story by Simson. Great work.

The publisher needs a review too or else my review will remain incomplete. First of all thanks to the team of Dream House Publishing for sending the review copy. The cover is very well designed and the title selected matches really well. The quality of paper is good and the book is handy enough to carry where ever you go. Great work by Dream house and I expect much more good work from their end to fulfill my thirst for good stories. Keep Going.

Rating: 4.5/5

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An Amazing session with Author Ishita Bhown

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A talented young author of India is Ishita Bhown. You will love to interact with this young girl of just 24 years who became an author by chance. Take a look at the recent session with Ishita.

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1) Ishita our readers will like to know about you as a human being and also about your background. So share something which you feel is unique in you?

I am born and brought up in Jaipur, Rajasthan. After completing B.tech from Jaipur, I am presently working as a software engineer in Pune. Right from childhood, I am very talkative and try to interact with any person that I meet. Friendship is my weakness and this weakness makes me stronger. While growing I realized that friends are a life support system. Friendship is the purest relationship, as friends are the people we choose and enjoy to stay with. They are the pillars of strength who understand us well and accept both the good and bad about us. For me, once a friend is always a friend. I think friendship remains unaffected by time and distance, but is a feeling of care and an inexplicably strong tie of fondness. The value which I hold for friendship is my uniqueness.

2)You are a qualified engineer so how the concept of authoring a book came into your mind?

From Engineer to a fiction author, the journey has been an unexpected one. I had never thought that I could write a book someday, and off course getting it published was way beyond imagination. This all happened just by chance. I have always had a knack of reading and writing, and so during college days, when I got bored in lectures, I started scribbling down a story on the back of my notebook. When I read that story to my college group, they all liked it a lot, and encouraged me to look for a publisher. I had a lot of free time in those vacations, and so I took their advise a bit seriously and started my publisher hunt.

3)Very recently you Novel: “ToGetHer – best friends are forever”. got published. So how was your experience ?

The experience has been wonderful so far. I have met many readers who turned into friends, many critics who have helped me improve and also met many talented people to learn and get encouraged. This is a lifetime opportunity to assess my own strengths and weaknesses, to interact with people from all spheres of life and to share knowledge.

4) Share us the moment when you saw your first copy of  “ToGetHer – best friends are forever”.

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That was an ecstatic moments not just for me, but also my family. The book which started as a random scribble was turned into hard copy. It was like a child to me, and getting to hold it for the first time was one of the happiest moment of my life not just because it was the output of many months of hard work, but also because of the proud expressions I brought on my family’s face.

5) Can you brief us the story of “ToGetHer – best friends are forever”?

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I can never forget the first day of my college. I presume similar incidences are common among professionals throughout the country. Sharing the experiences of my friends and imagining the situation of other colleges, I could visualize the concept of this novel, which tells about a simple girl Ayesha and her interesting life, full of strange coincidences. The story takes you to the college campus, the carefree days and the excitement each day brought-from the first crush to romantic fantasies, strange co-incidences, to great misunderstandings, from detective instincts to protective feelings. This is a story which any one can easily relate with.

6) How the concept of the story of this novel came to your mind?

My hobby of reading and the way I lived the characters in the books that I read. It motivated me to write something, which others could relate with. I wanted to touch the lives of people with literary interests. I had a dream to attach other people to my fiction and thus started blogging. The positive response of my blog boosted my confidence and inspired me to write this novel, which derived inspiration from the general surroundings around me.

 7) Who is the publisher of this Novel?  Is there any obstacles you faced while searching for publisher of your novel?

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Well, I come from a non literary background. I did not even know the names of 5 publication houses when I started my journey. Yet, google helped me. Within a few months, I had good offers from 3-4 publication houses. Finally I opted for General Press, a publication house based out of Delhi.  I believe it is not that difficult, provided your manuscript is up to the mark. But yes, it is difficult to choose a right publisher. Today there are so many houses, some of them are greedy ones, who will leave no stone unturned to make undue profits at the cost of your ambition. So, one needs to be very cautious while making a selection and before signing an agreement.

8)  What was the response or review about this novel from readers?

I share everything with my mother. So I almost begged her to read the book, before sending the final MS for submission.  I wanted to make sure that the MS was okay, and that people would not make fun of me, once it is published . She was the first reader of my book whose appreciation brought it to its present form.
Dad read the book after it was published. He is a slow reader, yet, he finished it in 2 days. Those two days, I kept looking at his face to gather his feedback from the expressions. It was the same  scary feeling like we get during the declaration of exam results. Those reviews are the most precious reviews for me.
I believe all my readers have been very generous in giving positive feedback and encouragement. Their overwhelming support and belief in me is a gift that I shall treasure forever!

9) Which is the next novel which is in pipeline?

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After TGH, I have penned down 2 other books. One is a reference book on Basic computer sciences and the other one is a self-help book on presentation skills. Besides that, three of my short stories have been published in various anthologies. Presently I am working on my next novel, it’s still in the initial stage.

10) Who acted as an inspiration for you pen down this novel?

The free time in college days, my hobby of reading and the urge to share those interesting incidences that me or my friends experienced during college days acted as an inspiration for me to pen down this novel.

11) Do you have any other passion apart from authoring book?

I like to keep myself busy. Besides writing, I am fond of blogging, philately and love to work towards social welfare and look forward to volunteer at various NGOs.

12) How you rate yourself as writer?

Umm, I think the job of a writer is to write , and the readers should rate. Rating my self would be like limiting my own potential, thus I won’t like to rate myself. However, I constantly challenge myself to improve- both in terms of vocabulary and grammar.

13) Will you like to share your plans 5 years down the line as an author with our readers.

Being a debutant writer, I was a bit hesitant about the acceptance of my writing, but the positive response of the readers and their affection as well as feedback is definitely motivating me for a second attempt at fiction.  I have some plots in mind, and hope to get them in the form of a good writing. I wish to write as long as I have something to share with my readers.

14) How you want to continue  your career as an author or an engineer or Both?

Writing is my hobby, and being an engineer is my profession. I equally love both of them, and thus try my best to manage  time between both these careers.