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The Assassination of Rajat Gandy : Book Review


About the author:
The Assassination of Rajat Gandy is written by Anurag Anand. Anurag Anand is one of the most prolific young authors in India today. The Assassination of Rajat Gandy is his twelfth book. He has written in various genres like self-help, historical fiction, and romance and crime thriller. His bestselling works include Where the Rainbow Ends, Birth of the Bastard Prince, Love on 3 Wheels, Of Tattoos and Taboos and To Hell and Back.
Anurag is a contributing author to several magazines and newspapers, he is also a corporate who works full time with an MNC.
Plot and Genre:
The Assassination of Rajat Gandy is a gripping political thriller. The story is set in Modern India and the current political scenario. Elections are going on and being the largest democracy, stakes are high. There are other minor but relevant events which slowly build up to the main plot. The riots in Bhopal, a road accident in New Jersey along with a Pharma company’s conspiracy all lead up to the main plot. The love story of Afsha Khan and Sumit Anand is very interesting too.
Characters:
All the characters are very well etched out. The main characters like Afsha Khan, a political correspondent with a leading news channel and Sumit Anand, an officer with the Economic Offences Wing who is on the trail of an industry lobbyist are very realistic. They have their own flaws as well as strengths which make them very relatable.
Review:
When I received the book for a review, it did not interest me much since I do not like reading political thriller. The story begins very slowly which failed to grab my interest initially but when it gained pace, I couldn’t keep it back without reading it through. The narrative is very tightly gripped. The story is fast paced and the dialogues hold the reader’s attention throughout. It has all the elements of drama, emotion, romance, thriller and suspense making it a perfect package. All the characters are excellently drawn especially Afsha. Afsha is courageous, bold and determined who can be seen as an inspiration. The swift story holds the suspense till the end.
The subplots are very interesting too. The murder of Alkesh, in the beginning, is carefully portrayed as a road accident, the narrative of Bhopal riots has some vivid description which gives it a very realistic feel. The different plot setting in every chapter brings some fast action and pace to the story. The story also brings out the dirty reality of how big multinationals and politicians play with the lives of innocent people.
The climax is quite engaging where all the subplots are tied together with the main plot.
I would highly recommend it to others and would wait for the author’s next release.

I received this book as part of the book review program by Blogchatter

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Fun Filled Family Getaway: KidZania Delhi NCR

As soon as exams got over, my kids started insisting us to take them to their favourite place which is KidZania Delhi NCR. We happily obliged as it was a much deserved break and also it’s a place where they can have unlimited fun along with some learning too. KidZania is an entire city full of fun for kids.


It’s a place which offers various role play activities for kids ranging from doctors, engineers, lawyers, judges, dancers, radio jockeys and many more. There is a hospital, a dental clinic, petrol pump, driving school, airport, Pepper fry furniture store, services like DHL, Bajaj energy conservation hub to name a few. All these are child driven activities which provide children real hands on experience of the working of these places.


The best part of KidZania is their security system. They provide a device to every member of the family which helps parents to keep a track of the kids and locate where they are. So, while the kids are engaged in all the activities, parents can easily sit back and enjoy themselves at the parents lounge. There are a number of food joints which offer a variety of food and coffee shops. To keep the memories of KidZania, there is a photo shop and a souvenir shop as well.


KidZania has also come up with some activities for adults too. So, parents who want to participate can opt for activities like Amity University, Archaeological site, Bollywood, courthouse, Disco lounge, Furtado’s school of music and Shiamak Dance academy and many more.


KidZania is the best place to celebrate your kid’s birthday and let their friends have an experience they will cherish forever. This place has so much to do for everyone that it makes it impossible to complete all the activities in one visit. Kids also get to open an account in Yes Bank and manage their own Kidzos, debit card and Pazzport.

For performing the role activities the kids have to either earn or spend their kidzos which enables them to learn the concept of earning, spending and saving money. At the end of their visit, they can also shop for themselves at the departmental store.

The activities which became a hit for my kids were rock climbing for my elder one and nursing the baby for my younger one. Apart from that my kids also enjoyed performing surgeries at the hospital and the dental treatment at the clinic.
For us, the most joyful sight was watching the kids running around as cops catching a thief and extinguishing fire as fire men. The experience of sitting at a fire engine was simply unforgettable.

So, what are you waiting for, take your kids to the most exciting place in the city and just sit back and enjoy.
For more details visit: http://india.kidzania.com/en-in

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Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion Review

Winters are here and those who have witnessed Delhi’s harsh and dry winters would surely know the impact of the dry air on our skin. The dryness and itchiness due to the dry and cold air makes us grab our moisturiser bottles every now and then. Even after applying moisturising lotion daily, our skin remains dry and itchy.

The worst impact of this dry, cold and harsh winters is on the delicate skin of our babies. We love our babies’ soft and delicate skin and hate to find it losing its moisture as they grow older and especially in winters. As they reach toddlerhood, their skin needs extra care because this is the time they start their preschools and go for outdoor playtime. Their skin has to bear the wrath of dry and extremely polluted air that we have in Delhi which begins to take a toll on their soft skin. The impact is almost immediately visible. The chapped lips, the patchy skin and severe itchiness becomes a great cause of concern for the mothers.


Almost every mother must be familiar with Aveeno. It’s a skincare product range by Johnson and Johnson. It’s a brand based in the U.S. but has been recently launched in India. Aveeno Baby’s Active Naturals Oat contains 5 vital elements, which are also found in healthy baby skin, proteins, enzymes, vitamins, lipids and antioxidants. It helps in naturally nourishing and protecting the baby’s skin from itchiness.


 I tried Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion for my kids. It contains oatmeal blended with rich emollients which soothes baby’s skin and protects it from becoming dry. It is non greasy and gets absorbed quickly. It is hypoallergenic and fragrance free which does not irritate a baby’s skin. It is paraben free, phthalate-free and also steroid free. It gives 24 hour protection and keeps the skin well nourished.


My younger daughter’s skin is a little dry and I was worried as it will get drier and cause itchiness to her. So, I have to be a little more particular for her skin care in winters. I have tried Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion with her for over a week. I apply it every day before sending her to school and even after coming back from school, her skin remains nourished. She is not complaining of any itchiness on her skin even in this cold and dry weather which has made Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion my go-to product for her.

 

 

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Super Gummy Product Review

One of the major concerns for a mother is the health of her children. Children in the age group of 3-10 years tend to become fussy and start developing their own choices and preferences for food. Most of the times, children develop a liking for packaged and unhealthy food and run away at the sight of fruits and vegetables. Also, at this age they are involved in several activities and go through growth spurts which means they need a balanced and healthy diet to fulfil the needs of their body. It becomes a challenge for a mother to make them eat healthy food which contains all the micro and macro nutrients.

We consult doctors and take their advice on whether to give them nutritional supplements or not but the mere sight of a medicine bottle is enough for the kids to turn it away. So, the question is how can we meet these nutritional gaps and ensure that our kids take their daily dose of vitamins and minerals.
Recently, I came across a brand which seems to have understood our concerns. Super Gummy has brought to us yummy chewable supplements for kids. These come in the form of chewable jelly bears in four different flavours and are power packed with all the vitamins and minerals. They have the right balance of nutrients with yummy flavours like guava, mango, strawberry and orange.

The colour, shape and taste of these gummies is such that kids cannot refuse them. I showed it to my elder one and she loved it. After trying it once, she takes it every day herself. She takes it every day to school and her friends also love it. They now ask her to bring the gummy for them as well.
During the long hours of school and with an active involvement in the co-curricular activities of my daughter, I am no longer worried about her health and nutritional needs. She prefers gummies over other sweets and chocolates since she knows that these jelly bears are not only tasty but healthy too. This little pixie dust magic is all we need to make our kids smarter, stronger and happier.

 

 

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MamaEarth Organic Wet Wipes Review

 

About MamaEarth

MamaEarth has become the most favoured brand for me now. This is one brand which is keeping all its promises and ensures that the products that they get for mums and babies are 100% toxin free and safe. There are no chemicals or parabens in any of their products and they are extremely gentle and mild in nature.

Mamaearth has got a new product this time which is once again like the other products completely natural and safe to use: Organic Bamboo Based Wipes. With small kids around it is completely impossible to have a day without using wet wipes.  Especially with new born babies, wet wipes are our constant companions.

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 About MamaEarth Bamboo Based Organic Wet Wipes

Mamaearth Bamboo Based Organic Wet Wipes are made from Bamboo Cloth. Its key ingredients are almond oil, shea butter, lavender essential oil, glycerine and aloe vera. These wipes are extremely soft and ideal for a baby’s delicate skin. The best part of these wipes is that they are organic and biodegradable. The size of the wipes is big enough for the cleaning purposes. These are much thicker than the ones that we get in the market. Being 100% chemical free, they do not cause any allergies or rashes. The packaging is extremely good. It has a box lid which keeps the moisture of the wet wipes intact. Generally, once we peel the sticker of the wet wipes packets, the other wipes start losing their moisture. The box lid of MamaEarth Wet Wipes prevents the other wipes from getting dry.

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What I like About Mamaearth Wet Wipes

I liked the fact that these wet wipes are biodegradable in nature. The other wet wipes are made from polyester which means that they are not environmental friendly. The fragrance of these wipes is very gentle, mild and long lasting in nature. These are hypo allergenic and soft.  

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Price

A packet of 72 wipes is priced at Rs. 249 which means one wipe costs around Rs. 3.45 each. The wipes are thicker and stretchable. With the amazing key ingredients and other features, it makes it the best one and worth its price.

Where to Buy

Mamaearth wet wipes are available on leading online portals and their official website: mamaearth.in