Book Review of The Lonely Drummer& other poems by Abhishek Goswami

I got chance to read Book by Author Abhisekh Goswami who stays in Delhi & is a Science graduate . Its good to see a non medical student writing a book on poetry . This is his first Book .

Book has 35 poems & book is written in simple language .

Cover Pic of Book : Thums Up

Book ISBN code : 978-1-948230-00-1

Book available from Notion Press , Amazon , Flipkart

Poems I liked : Memoir of a currency note

: Circles of life

: Medium of Idiom

Overall Rating : 4 / 5

Best Wishes ,

Rajiv Bakshi


Journey from Guwahati to Machhiwara


Book Review : Neela Akash ( Book of short stories in Hindi byAuthor Dev Chander

Since I too write short stories in English, I got interested in reading the Book : Neela Akash . Book has been penned down by Author from Mumbai . : Devv Chandra , who did M Com in Finance . He has a passion of writing in Hindi . 

Book has 5 short stories . I could complete the 100 pages book in 2 sittings . 

One story : Safar is of 4 pages . Another is of 9 pages . Story number 5 is of 13 pages . Other 2 stories are of more than 30 pages . One common characterstic of all the stories is that they are tragic . I hope when the Author writes again , he writes a few stories of different genre too . 

Cover page of Book : Good

Content of stories : Good . But I found lot of spelling mistakes in Hindi / English .

Book available from Notion Press online , Amazon , Flipkart . ISBN code :


Overall Rating : 4 / 5

Story I liked most : Neela Akash

Good luck for the next book

Rajiv Bakshi


Journey from Guwahati to Machhiwara

Book Review of Hindi Poetry Book 📚: Mere Khayal by Dr Manisha Yadav

Its never easy to Review a Book of poetry  & especially of Hindi . I got chance to read this book of 70 poems . I finished the Book in two sittings . The Author stays in Aligarh in India 🇮🇳. Writing ✍️ poetry is her passion . 

Highlights of the Book : 

The poet has penned down different emotions at various stages in her life . The incidents have been taken from common realities of life . 

Ms Manisha is comfortable writing ✍️ a poem of 3 lines or a poem of 54 lines . 

I particularly liked the following poems . Poem  number 10 on Rishtey , 

Poem number 17 on Tasveer , 

Poem number 30 on Sadak 

Cover Pic & Font of Book : Thums Up 

ISBN code : 978-1-948096-25-6 

Book is available from Notion Press , Amazon , Flipkart . 

My Rating : A Good Read : 5 / 5 

Best Wishes , 

Rajiv Bakshi  


Journey from Guwahati to Machhiwara 


Book Review :My Journey from Mohali to ST Petersburg :By Ananya Kamboj

I got a chance to read a book by Ms Ananya Kamboj who is 13 years old & is a class 9 student of a prestigious school in Mohali . She loves to play football 🏈 & has a passion to write . She got a chance to visit Russia 🇷🇺 to attend Football for Friendship social programme where children from different countries had come for a common programme . 

Book is divided in 21 chapters . I finished the book in 2 sittings . 

Highlights of Book : Book has been written in simple English & is easy to comprehend . Those who donot know much about football will also enjoy this book of 💯 pages . Book highlights how football can foster peace & friendship . I was particulary happy that young Author could develop friendship with children of different countries & different culture . 

Cover Pic & font of Book : Thums Up . 

ISBN code : 978-1-64324-223-1 

Overall rating : A good read  4 / 5

Best Wishes , 

Rajiv Bakshi 


Journey from Guwahati to Machhiwara

Review of Book :Samvednayein by Dr Avinish Singhal

I got the chance to read this book on poetry while in a Library in USA . 

Book has been penned down by an Author from Chaatisgarh ,   who is a Doctor too having varied interest in different fields of life like social service , carrom board , volleyball .

Book is written in Hindi & has 77 poems . Some of the poems are penned down in 3 pages , and a few of them even in 2 lines .

I liked his small poems penned down between 2 & 5 lines .

The poems convey the emotions of 48 year old author who has penned down his first book like me .

In the preface of the Book , the Author has used the word ‘ Havan ‘ in the context of gratitude to the persons who helped him in penning this book of 83 pages .

Poems I liked :

1 Poem number 75 : named Kala .( 2 liner )  This aptly expresses the attitude of the poet .

2 Poem number 12 : Junoon ( 6 liner ) . It describes the feelings of poet why he wrote this book .

Cover Pic , font of Book : Thums Up

ISBN code : 978-1-948146-51-7

Book available from Notion Press , Amazon

Over all impression : A good read 4/5

Rajiv Bakshi

Author : Journey from Guwahati to Machhiwara

The Great Adventures of Ally & Albert by Vaimitra Chandrasehar

Ever since I published my Book on short stories : Journey from Guwahati to Machhwara in 2015 :I try to read mostly the new Authors . 

I came across this Book in one of the libraries in USA . I was eager to read this book as the Book has been penned by an eight year old Author from Chennai .

The book has 18 small stories . I completed the Book in one sitting & thoroughly enjoyed the fantasy stories .

Highlight of Book : Simple narration & stories for kids .

Stories I liked :

1 : The mystery of the toothpaste on the wall

2 : The ” silly ” challenge

Tactical detail : Cover page , font size & quality of printing of book ; Thums Up

Overall verdict : A Good Read : 4 Stars

Book available from Notion Press , Amazon

ISBN Code : 978-1-948352-06-2