PERCEPTION LIES IN THE EYES OF BEHOLDER.

Why is having an opinion of your own so important? Read this article by my friend Pooja Patani in which she will convince you in her own words, the importance of having your own unique perception.

Perception, it differs from person to person and that’s the beauty of it ! This piece is all about my perception that how forming your own opinions does make you a better version of your own-self , as we all know no one comes with a map to come out of the hurricane. To begin with I think everyone should have a self approach,
Because what will you prefer : Do you want to see yourself as people see you, or You want them to see you as you see yourself. Perception is all about what you think, it’s all about what is going on in your mind. Perception is nothing about show-off because if you feel good about yourself and none of other people around you is aware of this fact, will that make you feel less good about yourself? No. right? That’s why it’s as same as beauty, you need to admire that person who has sorted out all. And that’s why perception helps you to look at bigger picture. If you are not comfortable in your own skin, you are not going to be good for others. And your perception is the only thing that will even continue beyond your existence! And our God’s are the best example of perception. We haven’t seen them still we believe in their way of looking at things and follow their perception about what is good or bad. That’s why religion is all about the ideology and perception. This world works on perceptions.

So how do you form one? I don’t have a perfect answer for it but then I found that through reading books , observing more than what normal people do and mostly by patiently listening to others. This helps and only you could feel the difference because the goal is to feel good rather than to show it. So you can read as many books as you can and if you are still in your twenties it’s the best time for you. Read books, form a passion and do something worthy out of it and experience the change in yourself because it won’t help anyone else unless and until you experience the change.

“Having a series of thoughts and forming opinions out of it and being able to express them to others, is what I think we should all strive for. Because if you can listen and empathize and be able to understand others then chances are no one that matters to you will think you’re a jerk.”

And I do feel that this has nothing to do with you being introvert or extrovert, according to me this is just all overrated statements because if that would have been so important you would have seen people put them into their C.V’s or would have just added them to their business cards but none of people do that because those words have no power, they are not important in a bigger image. So form a perception about others or about things that are important to you by going beyond these powerless limits. Have a sense of empathy towards others or else judge them and be prepared to be judged. We should really feel lucky enough to see so many people out there who had their own perception, had their own beliefs and they tried their best to make prove their point but then not enough people are motivated by them and I cannot blame them either because they are explaining it to a wrong generation.

According to me we live in such a LAZY Generation I feel bad for the coming ones because they won’t see their ideals here because sorry we are already ‘busy and tired.’ We are tired of doing nothing. So it’s wrong to expect any sort of perception or science or opinions on reality from us because first of all we were not taught about it and second thing is this laziness is being pushed by us as a luxury. And sorry folks if my disapproval for this type of behavior made you little uncomfortable but still not sorry as I am sure no one is upto for any change in there. I am seriously glad that Thomas Edison was not brought up into such a generation otherwise he would have considered his invention just as some science project and if people would ask him about it, he would answer ” Naah ! I haven’t started it Bro !” And that would mean this generation in literal sense would have grown in darkness. Sighs !

And that’s why forming a opinion of our own, having a perception of our own self is very important. This brings a sense of confidence into you. It helps you to know yourself better. And that’s why reading helps, it helps you in forming your own imagination and when you have one, your outlook towards everything changes and that’s how I never get it why people say stuff like ‘I am alone’ or ‘I am lonely’ because if you had your own set of interesting thoughts you would never bring yourself in that position to think that bad about your ownself and that does mean you need a better set of perception for your own betterment. As we no longer live in a generation where our parents and grandparents have grown up because they knew how to talk to people because we don’t do that we just judge people on number of likes they get or the way they dress or the way they talk and the list goes on. We never let ourselves go beyond it and that’s exactly where we lack in basics of forming perception about our ownselves and things that should really matter to us.

We just confuse ourselves with matters that don’t matter and if you still continue doing, it would still not matter. That’s the fact.
And that’s where values and principles plays a important role. Our parents and family try to inculcate good values and principles into us since a young age and that’s how it helps in building our character. Some parents even try to force out the future of kids out of their predictions. But this often happens that while focusing too much on creating a better future they overlook the necessity of this set of values and thats how a firm perception is not formed at early stage and it takes years to form one and make a choice and build a foundation base out of it.
That’s why all this is matter of choice!
If you focus more on what you want rather that what you will get then you are surely going to succeed! That’s how the law of attraction works “you do good deeds, you attract good returns !”

And by end of this , you know the reason why you aren’t playing blue whale game then believe me you already have a good perception. 😉 And that’s how I believe that if you don’t have a plan but you are still ready to pull off your limits to go up there and enjoy the view, then you are already a step closer to what you desire for because we all know that
“sky is not the limit anymore”.
I hope so you are having a good perception day 🙂

Thank you,

Pooja Patani.

Pooja Patani is an LLB and she is about to give her CA final attempt too and apart from these she loves sketching and painting. She simply loves reading and also writing. This is her first non fiction writing piece for public reading.

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Wheels of Wish Book Review

Blurb:

Imprisonment of a couple in the Dwapar Yug and the creation of magnetism at Sun temple in Konark has a great deal of linkage to a missing boy in the 13th century carrying the mightiest power of the universe that transcends in time across generations leading to an alleged rape and murder accusation to the story’s protagonist, an investment banker Shashank Chaudhary in 2008 who flies from New York to Odisha to find himself trapped in an 800 years old enigma. A biological allegory that unfolds a historical and mythological mystery that counts back in time as far as the epic Mahabharata. One that surpasses time and the material world with its mathematical calculations within physical elements. Unexplainable evidences, puzzling data, conspiracy theories and unheard secrets intermingle with one another to create plots in the history of time that have been startling scientists and mythologists to date. It’s now in the court room that he must face his worst fears and probably the world’s greatest held secret, a rare phenomenon of a chromosomal defect, from an unexpected guest.

The LazyScoop Review:

The Book’s Size, cover and overall design look attractive. It’s small and compact size made it easy to hold and felt good in hands.

The Cover is beautiful with red and blue tint depicting an ancient temple, a wheel and the tag line- ‘A crime planned 800 years ago.’

I liked the narrative style of the Author. The language is lucid and flowy. The mythological mysterious touch to it enhanced its grasping power. The way the story intertwines different timelines and the thrilling situations which unfold, made the whole plot more and more interesting, it made me wonder what’s going to happen next constantly.

The character of Shashankh Chaudhary seemed well designed. His thoughts are well described, which makes the readers connect with him.

Overall, Wheels of Wish is a wonderful book about Historical Fiction. Since there are so less novels on Historical Fiction, this one stands out among usual Fiction.

Ratings:

Cover: 4/ 5 Stars

Plot: 4/5 Stars

Narration: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Characterization: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 3.5/ 5 Stars

The LazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Army Girl Steals Civilians Heart by Oscar Perriera Book Review

Blurb:

Amrita Datta is petite and pretty, with large light brown eyes. But she calls herself an Army Girl, because of her army background. Her father and his two brothers were army officers, inspired by an uncle who almost became army general when Jawaharlal Nehru was Prime Minister. Marrying army officers is a tradition in both her father and mother’s side of the family.

Oscar Pereira, macho and handsome, is a reporter in the Mumbai edition of Newstimes, India’s largest newspaper. He comes from a family of staunch Christians. Delhi-based Amrita joins Newstimes as a trainee in Mumbai, as part of her one-year training programme. Busy with chasing front page stories, Oscar barely notices Amrita. Then when she has just twenty days left to return to Delhi, she is assigned to accompany Oscar to report on the Ganapati immersion at Chowpatty beach. But, both pay little attention to the event, because they suddenly discover love, although they have little in common – socially, culturally and religiously.

Will Oscar’s parents accept a non-Christian? Will Amrita’s parents allow a civilian in the army clan?

The LazyScoop Review:

The title of the book really intrigued me as to what it’s going to be about. I started reading it and from the first chapter itself this book made me smile. The book had some kind of nostalgia, it was very reminiscent to old Bollywood movies. Innocent Characters, Lovely situations and Light humour in some places was enjoyable to read.
The story is simple, Oscar and Amrita being in the same Newspaper Company, fall for each other. Marriage is a difficult task though, both are from different religions. And so convincing the families is a challenge. Will they be successful in doing so? For the Answers, one will have to read the book.
The merit of this book is its simple but entertaining plot, narration is smooth, lucid and language used is simple. The writer has writen it in third person perspective. The pace of the book is really fast in some places, and feels quite dragged in some places. However, it still manages to keep the reader’s attention glued to it.This book in the end, gives you a wide smile. I enjoyed reading it.

Rating:

Cover: 3/ 5 Stars

Plot: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Narration: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 4/ 5 Stars

Characterization: 3.5/ 5 Stars

The LazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Army Girl Steals Civilians Heart Recommended by TheLazyScoop if you simple Romantic Stories!

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Nice Men Finish Last by Pravesh Vir Siddhu Book Review

Blurb:

Bad ones get into the pants, whereas the good ones get friend-zoned.Bad ones have a blast and the good ones suffer.Bad boys take it all, while Nice Men Finish Last.Nandu pays an unfair price for being nice; he is dumped by his girlfriend.Depressed by the brutal break-up, he follows in the footsteps of his womanizer friend Sattu, who firmly believes that nothing good ever happens to a nice man.Duly brainwashed to shed his lovelorn avatar, along with the skin of the nice man, Nandu gets a character reboot. Things change rapidly, as he uses lies and all the unfair means to score girls. It works wonders for him till he realizes how powerful karma is. That makes him come out of this transitional filthy state, choosing to become a nice man again.That’s when he falls in love with Tanishq – a beautiful dentistry student.Will he be able to win her heart being a nice man or do nice men really always finish last?

What is it about?

Nice Men Finish Last is a story of Nandu, a nice guy who turns into a womanizer because of his friend sattu’s advices. But soon realises his mistake, and decides to become a nice man again like he was earlier. However, he falls in love with the most beautiful girl in the dentistry college, who is also his student named Tanishq. Will he be able to win her heart being a nice guy?

The LazyScoop Review:

Last men Finish Last is a completely enjoyable read. The subtle humourous tone the writing seemed very witty to me. The book somehow manages to make us smile or laugh even at the most serious situations, though you also get the essence of serious situations along with it.

E.g In the first chapter, Nandu is going through a serious break up. But there’s also a cricket commentary going on of live match on the radio and tv. The fusion of narration and commentary was very funny to read.

The initial chapters where more of Nandu’s friendship with his three friend, their chemistry and sattu’s obsession with girls is explored. It reminded me a lot of Hollywood movies like American Pie, 21 and Over, etc. The chapters give you same comic tone, some non-veg one liners and dialogues. Though without going overboard.

The book is filled with funny situations- eg. When Nandu enters Tanishq’s house for the first time, and has a tea made by her. A simple incident, but the writers funny way of narrating it makes it very entertaining to read.

Characterization is also good, Nandu being a Nice guy and a womanizer later, his mental frame is well described.

Sattu’s character adds flavour to the plot. Keshav and Shardul’s characters aren’t explored much, they get lost somewhere in the story.

Tanishq’s character is also very impressive, she’s head strong and a fun loving girl. She’s possessive and requires constant attention.

Madiha’s character was loveable. A perfect friend, grumpy but very helpful.

The second half of the book becomes slightly more serious and you get more emotionally connected to the story. The climax is fantastic, couldn’t have asked for a more satisfying end to this romantic comedy.

What I didn’t like?

I wanted to know more about Nandu’s equation with Tanishq’s father. I felt it was left without a proper conclusion.

The LazyScoop Verdict:

Overall, Nice Men Finish Last by Pravesh Vir Siddhu is an entertaining read with good dose of humour, emotions and romance. If adopted into a movie script, It has the potential to be a blockbuster Bollywood movie.

Ratings:

Cover: 4/ 5 Stars

Plot: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 4/ 5 Stars

Narration: 4/ 5 Stars

Characterization: 4/ 5 Stars

Overall LazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Nice men Finish Last by Pravesh Vir Siddhu, absolutely recommended by TheLazyScoop!

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The Colours of Passion by Sourabh Mukherjee Book Review.

Author: Sourabh Mukherjee

Length: 238 Pages

Price: Rs.175/-

Blurb:

“Who killed Tollywood heart-throb Hiya Sen?

Within days of her fairy-tale wedding with Manav Chauhan, the dashing young entrepreneur, Hiya Sen, the reigning queen of Tollywood, is brutally raped and murdered by three men. As ACP Agni Mitra investigates into the high-profile murder, he meets Neha Awasthi, with whom Manav broke his engagement to marry Hiya, Neha’s father Deepak Awasthi, who was eyeing business benefits through the alliance, Mayank Kapoor, an alcoholic model, and Rituja Bose, the diva who had reigned over Tollywood over the past decade. When two more murders connected with the case make headlines, it’s time for Agni to find answers to perplexing questions and unveil shocking truths.

The Colours of Passion breezes through Kolkata’s glamorous world of industrialists, movie stars, models and fashion designers laced with drug addiction and illicit liaisons, with a heart-wrenching tragedy at its core.

The LazyScoop Review:

This is the first time that I’ve read a book by Sourabh Mukherjee and I must say, I am really impressed. I absolutely love reading thrillers, especially the one’s which have unpredictable climax.

Hiya Sen, A Tollywood Superstar gets killed! She’s raped and murdered by three men! Who are the murderers? Her Fiance, Manav? Neha, with whom Manav had broken his engagement? Neha’s father? Mayank Kapoor, alcoholic model? Rituja Bose, superstar of previous decade?

The Colours of Passion by Sourabh Mukherjee has a story which plays with your mind, and that’s the fun of reading it. You keep on guessing the culprit, but you fail to guess correctly. The Author has left no stone unturned to make the story as intriguing as possible. The plot builds up the Mystery chapter by chapter, giving no loopholes. And in the end, you can’t help but get shocked and awe for the Author’s wit.

The Characterization is fantastic, ACP Agni and all the other characters like Manav Chauhan,Rituja Bose, Mayank Kapoor, Hiya Sen, Neha are amazing. They all are intriguing and have a grey shade to their personalities.

Talking about other aspects, Narration is good too. Being a thriller, it plays a major part and Author Sourabh Mukherjee does a fine job without leaving any clue for the readers to know what happens in the end. Language is simple and even a non reader would understand the lucid words. I also liked the significance of colour red in the story.

TheLazyScoop Verdict:

Colours of Passion is mind blowing book which offers great thrilling plot, interesting characters and mind blowing climax. A totally enjoyable read for every type of reader!

Ratings:

Cover: 4/ 5 Stars

Plot: 4.5/ 5 Stars

Narration: 4/ 5 Stars

Characterization: 4/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 4/ 5 Stars

Climax– 4.5/ 5 Stars

TheLazyScoop Rating: 4.5/ 5 Stars

⭐⭐⭐⭐🌠

The colours of Passion by Sourabh Mukherjee absolutely recommended by TheLazyScoop!

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Secrets, Sins and Struggles by Kamini Kusum Book Review.

Author: Kamini Kusum

Pages: 224 Pages

Price: Rs. 199/-

Genre: Inspirational Fiction

Blurb:

This collection of tales about the lives and loves of five women traces their long, eventful journeys. Meet Pooja, a teenager forced into the flesh trade but determined to escape and get justice. Shrawani who dreams of becoming a bureaucrat despite all the trials life throws her way. Avni who is torn between her childhood friend and her brand-new boyfriend. Harsha who is trapped in a loveless arranged marriage while still being haunted by thoughts of her forsaken lover. Geshna who falls head over heels for a high school sweetheart only to find her own life shrinking to accommodate his. These stories are about the odds stacked against these women in their paths to love and success, and their hope that the next turn that they make will be the one that leads them to the happiness they are longing for.

The LazyScoop Review:

The Secret sins and Struggle is an anthology of five stories of five strong women. The stories explore the conflicts which the women have to face in our society and how these female protagonists overcome those problems.

I really enjoyed reading each story. I liked how every story has a different plot, there is no monotony. The writing style is impressive. Stories grip you and you feel the urge to know what’s the going to happen next.

I also observed that each story was relatable, it’s like you know women go through those problems in our society, nothing seemed over the top.

Here’s some glipmse about what the stories are about:

1. Brothel to Assembly:

This is the first story from the book and it was extremely impactful. It was one of the most touching tales I’ve read. Pooja’s misery of falling into sex trade and how she comes out of it is what this story is about. By the end, you ponder upon the character, because she seems very strong.

2. Love, Corporate and Custody:

This story is about an ambitious girl, Geshna. She gives up her aspirations for the love of her life, Nihal. But Nihal turns out to be a cheat. Will she realise his true colours? How will she react then? There’s one more character named Aman who truly loves Geshna, but never confessed it. Will he? This story was simple but impressive.

3. Sin:

Sin is a story of Harsha who gets trapped in an unwanted marriage, and lives a depressed life. She couldn’t marry her love, because of her family’s choice. Will she go after her true love after marriage? What will be the consequences?

I enjoyed reading this tale because it was complex in nature. Author kamini Kusum handled it brilliantly and I was glued to the narration.

4. Madam Bureaucrat:

Shrawani aspired to become a Bureaucrat, but it’s not easy for her. Her ambiguous love life builds up new hurdles for her. I liked the climax of this story, I felt happy and satisfied with it.

5. The Rave Party Night:

Avni is in love with a guy named Jeevak, who’s only intention is to trap her into the clench of his fake love for his enjoyment. When she gets to know this from Avni, she’s heartbroken. Will she be able to teach him a lesson?

This story was gripping and threw light on pretentious love which is quite relevant. I was connected to Avni’s character quite instantly.

Overall, all stories have one thing common, they all have strong female characters, who get back to the unjust problems and emerge victorious. Be it Pooja, Shrawani, Geshna, Harsha or Avni.

The LazyScoop Verdict:

Secret Sins and Struggle in the end leaves you with great impact and you feel inspired. Doesn’t matter if you are male or female, you feel victorious at the end of each story. The narration is smooth. Each story grips you with interesting plot and amazing climax.

Ratings:

Cover– 3/ 5 Stars

Plot– 4.5/ 5 Stars

Narration– 4/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 4/ 5 Stars

Characterization: 4.5/ 5 Stars

TheLazyScoop Rating: 4.5/ 5 Stars

⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟

Secrets, Sins and Struggles by Kamini Kusum absolutely recommended by TheLazyScoop!

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The Quest of the Sparrows Book Review.

The cover of the book gave me impressions that the book is going to be funny, as the cover shows a man’s body with the sparrow instead of his face. Was this book as interesting as it’s cover? Let’s find out!

Authors– Kartik Sharma, Ravi Sharma

Publishers– Rupa

Length– 274 Pages.

Price– 120/-

Blurb:

A seemingly ordinary young man forced to become a guru takes a leap of faith and sets off with his followers on a taxing journey that changes their mindsets and lives forever. Inspired by the carefree life of a sparrow, reluctant guru Partibhan takes off on a 600 kilometre expedition on foot to test his theory of practical spirituality. He believes that human beings can become powerful creators, but the desire to secure the future makes them mere survivors. However, survival isn’t the only goal of life. A much bigger role, a higher calling awaits us. Will Guru Partibhan and his disciples complete the journey? Will they discover their true potential and find everlasting joy? Looks at the importance of spirituality in today’s fast paced world. A must read for all those feeling burnt out and wondering about the ‘higher purpose’ of their lives. The story of a young man who finds his calling in life, written in a relatable manner.

The LazyScoop Review:

The Quest of the Sparrows is a wonderful story with beautiful message. It strikes an emotional chord with the readers. The narration is beautiful and easy to understand with good pace. Nikhil, who lives in London and is troubled with family Problems comes to India in search of Spiritual peace. Sanjeev, A detective is assigned a mission to investigate if the acclaimed Guru- Parthibhan is really a spiritual master or a fraud! The story raises many questions in the mind of the readers through the characters Nikhil and Sanjeev and rightfully answers them too through the character of Spiritual Guru Parthibhan. The main attraction of the story is the Journey of Guru Parthibhan and how it gives him as well as us readers various spiritual teachings. The book is a perfect mix of Spirituality and superb writing. I was glad to know that it was a self help book blended in a beautiful story. It had similar tone of genre as Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist. It was interesting to read how perception of Nikhil and Sanjeev towards Spirituality gradually changes. The title justifies the book, as just like a sparrow, who is free spirited, Guru Parthibhan begins his Journey of 600 KM on foot! The theme is something new to read and gives perfect insight to the readers about positivity and purpose of our existence.

The LazyScoop Verdict:

Overall, Kartik and Ravi have done a phenomenal job. The book offers a blissful reading experience and a lot to learn. The characters are interesting and plot is unique. You would feel spiritualy enlightened after reading this gem of a book.

Ratings:-

Cover: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Plot: 4/ 5 Stars

Narration: 4/ 5 Stars

Characterization: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 4/ 5 Stars

The LazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Quest of the Sparrows absolutely recommended by The LazyScoop!

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