Monday, November 29, 2010

Quotes from Book: "VISHAKHA"


1.      “Qyaoya, pa`oma, AaSaa yaaMcaI, haotasao ka kQaI paUtaI-
vaoDyaaparI paUjataao yaa, AamhI BaMgaNaaryaa maUtaI- !”

2.     “AaiNa Aaja mana       SaMikta ho hao[-
Aahosa kI naahI         maULata taU
iBatyaa Baavanaolaa         SaaoQaayaasaI QaIr
paaYaaNaasa qaaor           maIca kolao
duba-lataa maaJaI           dDvaayaa gaolaao
AiQak jaahlaao          duba-la maI.
TakUinayaa Sas~a          saaoDUinayaa rNa
vaacavaayaa pa`aNa         yaoqao Aalaao.
BaIr}taota maaJyaa          tauJao saMgaaopana
maIca kolao mana            rMjavaayaa
partataao Aataa            rNaata maaGaara
SaUraMnaa inavaara           samarata.
maaJyaa jaIvanaacaa       maIca iSalaodar
vyaqa- ha paukar           tauJyaa darI.
Aahosa kI naahI         Aaja nasao icaMtaa
daohImaQao Aataa           Baod nauro !”


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Last Don


BOOK REVIEW “The Last Don”

Author: Mario Puzo
Genre: Fiction
Language: English
Pages: 482
Publisher: Mandarin
First Published: 1996

God of Crime fiction Mario Puzo’s seventh novel, sequel to “The Godfather” is “The Last Don”. Although it is all familiar, yet it is all new and interestingly exciting. As usual the book has crime, Sicilian vengeance, but he also added in detailed the world of gambling, the famous casinos of Las Vegas and movie business of Hollywood comes alive in this book.
This book is a story of Clericuzio Family, who operates from Long Isaland. Chief of the family is Domenico Clericuzio who rules the Mafia for over 30 years. But now he wants to make his family and their businesses legitimate. He wants to fade away in the normal society. So he plants his sons, nephews and grandsons into legitimate business like restaurants, construction companies, and legalized gambling. Of course he does this with his illicit mafia power. But the Sicilian vengeance comes back to haunt him and on the verge of ruining his plans and efforts to submerge in society. The remaining family member of Santadio Family which was wiped out by Clericuzio Family one bloody evening in the past now stands between Clericuzio family’s futures.  
As usual Mario Puzo developed some amazing characters and amazing interaction between them. You will hardly find any dull moments in the book. Although it gets little of the track in between and after reading his earlier novels you feel most of the passages of the book repetitive.
If I have to rate this book I will give it 7out of 10. I think if you haven’t read or watched ‘The Godfather’ earlier then this book can be lot more enjoyable. Worth reading it never the less.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Quotes by Vi. Sa. Khandekar

Quotes by Vi. Sa. Khandekar

1.   “jaahIratabaajaI hI kilayaugaataIla paasaYTavaI klaa Aaho Asao mhNataata. paNa Aajakala isanaomaapaasaUna saaihtyaapaya-Mta sava-~a dRYTI foklaI tar yaa paasaYT klaaMta jaahIrataIcaaca naMbar hTkUna paihlaa laagaola.”

Author : – Vi. Sa. Khandekar

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dhaddhashastri Paranne

BOOK REVIEW “Dhaddhashashtri Paranne”

Author: Mukundrao Ganpatrao Patil
Genre: Fiction
Language: Marathi
Pages: 119
Cost: 125 Rs.
Publisher: Lokwangmay Gruh
First Published: 1927

“Dhaddhashastri Paranne” is a book first published in 1927 and republished by Lokwangmaya Gruh. Author of this book Mukundrao Ganpatrao Patil was editor of a newspaper Din Mitra. The book is based in early twentieth century. Like his newspaper Mukundrao Patil’s book also criticizing bramhins in Maharashtra. It was a time when there was non-Brahmin movement developing and especially in Pune. This book is example of the same. Although this book is condemning the dominion of Brahmins over others, it has been done in funny and witty way.
Theme of the book is how older Brahmins continue to insist on orthodox behavior from others while their own younger generation is busy Westernizing and enjoying the benefits. The cover shows this well: an old-style priest is in the left-hand corner, a young Brahmin student in his smart trousers and jacket drinks tea. And also the woman’s riding on bicycle. Author used fantastic idea to narrate his story, he made a priest named “Dhaddhashastri Paranne” (which literally means parasite priest) come back to earth after 100 years straight from heaven. So when he reach to his home city his beloved Pune, he is shocked to see how the city evolved. And he condemned it in every way.
If I have to rate this book I will give it 6 out of 10.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Quotes from Book: "Ha Jai Nawacha Itihas Aahe"


1.   No Man is Hero to His Valet.
2.   “AQamaa-cyaa paXaacaa Asaa paraBava haotaao Asao jagaacaa [itahasa paahUna mhNataa yaota naahI. {laT jaao paXa ivajayaI haotaao taaoca maagaUna Qamaa-caa, naItaIcaa Asao zrivaNyaacaa pa`yatna haotaao Asao [itahasa saaMgata Aaho.”

Author : – Aanand Sadhale
Book : - Ha Jai Nawacha Itihas Aahe

Friday, November 5, 2010


BOOK REVIEW “Twilight”

Author: Stephenie Meyer
Genre: Fiction
Language: English
Pages: 434
Publisher: Atom Books
First Published: January 2006

‘Twilight’ is a first book of Twilight series. There are four books in this series by Stephenie Meyer. It is not only bestselling book and book series but also very successful on screen. Till now first three books are adapted into movies and which turned out to be huge grosser on box office. First movie was released in 2008 and last in 2010. So although I saw all these movies I could not stop myself from picking up this book and I think this book is lot better than the film adaption.
This book is actually introduction of all the characters. Author is just warming you up for the real action which is coming in the following novels. But still the book is interesting and entertaining on its own. In this book we will be introduced to seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" Swan, who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington with her father Charlie. In new school she finds her love Edward Cullen who is a vampire. So this book is about their impossible relationship as although Edward loves Bella, he also can not resist the thirst for her blood.
Author handled romantic feelings of a teenager girl. The way she unraveled the Mystery around the Edward was also brilliant. But the climax of the book was the best when some other vampire wants Bella’s blood. And Edward and his Vampire family save Bella from him in a thrilling climax. Her style of writing is simple and uncomplicated. So I am very eager to read her next novels in this series which are ‘NEW MOON’, ‘ECLIPSE’, and ‘BREAKING DAWN’.
I think this is Must Read Books for everyone. If I have to rate this book I will give it 8 out of 10.