Vishakha Raghav @ Vishing_sky


Reviewer Vishakha Raghav in her Vishing_Sky forum has this to say about the Chronicler of the Hooghly.

The Chronicler of the Hooghly is a historical fiction that is themed out in Kolkata, India. The book is 170+ pages of wonderland.

How did I feel while reading the book?

With every page turn, an emotion inside me unwrapped. Shakti has put his heart out while writing this book. The writing was captivating, “The characters were believable and I cared about them, the plots had a couple of twists and turns due to which I couldn’t put the book down.”

The book is divided into 4 short stories, they are different yet feel so connected deep down. The glimpse of these stories is taken from Shakti’s own experiences in the past with a great blend of fiction in it. I loved the way Shakti has concluded the stories, they left me with goosebumps.

Each story is thought-provoking, I could relate the most to the first two stories which are 1) Ashtami and 2) Pandemic. Ashtami is about a clerk in 1912 who has to move to a new city Delhi with his wife. How was their life in Delhi? In the time of the British Raj, what challenges the couple had to face? The pandemic of 1919 was very similar to the one in 2020 because both left humans with emotions that were so similar! I still can’t decide if Pandemics are impacting us externally or internally.

🚩However some of these are a little complex in composition. One needs to think this book through. Sometimes it forces you to analyze your thoughts and guess what might happen next.

How I changed after reading this book?

🚩People are the most important in our lives. The grief of losing someone can not be understood. I repeat it can not be understood, no matter what. This is what I learned from this book.

Available worldwide on Amazon, Flipkart and select bookstores.

www.shaktighosal.com

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The Chronicler of the Hooghly as a Book recommendation for March 2021


The Book recommendation video by Book Nerds alludes to the underlying theme of ‘Crucible Experiences’ in each of the stories.In our lives, we at times get confronted with intense and traumatic events which force us to question who we are, what really matters to us and what we believe in. In some ways these events alter our sense of reality.Each of the four stories in this book draw inspiration from such crucible events that I have had to face. The protagonists in that sense carry a bit of my own ‘experience and thought’ genes. As I see them now within the larger fabric of the stories, I do notice shades of myself and others who have been part of my life. Writing the stories has been a personal journey in that sense. At times the stories seemed to write themselves.

Available Worldwide on Amazon, Flipkart and select bookstores.

www.shaktighosal.com

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How to get away from the Pandemic?


Deepak Sapra , Chief Executive officer at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Hyderabad is a Man on the Move.

He has been the prime mover behind bringing the Sputnik V vaccine from Russia in the country’s fight against the pandemic.

Not willing to wait for the paperback to arrive, Deepak has downloaded the Chronicler of the Hooghly and other stories on his Kindle to start his read.

Available worldwide on Amazon, Flipkart and select book stores.

www.shaktighosal.com

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Is Digital Leadership a skill or a mindset?


Moolya Foundation is a global non-profit organisation with an aim to bring greater inclusivity in public affairs through digital leadership.

The mission of Moolya Foundation is to expand the conversation surrounding public affairs and empower every citizen in the digital age where marginalisation of the common people is fast growing.

To abridge the socio-economic, political and information inequalities in digital societies, Moolya Foundation envisions creating future leaders in public affairs who shall be at the forefront to represent the interest of the common people.

Do see this first part of my freewheeling session with Neha Gour of Moolya Foundation in which we discuss ‘Is Digital Leadership a Skill or a Mindset?’ As happens at such times, The Chronicler of the Hooghly also gets discussed!

It takes greater strength…..


From Jaya’s diary dated six months later

On 20th August my home left me.

Today I leave my home.

 I have spoken to Anjan.

The Chronicler Tales…….

Adjudged Book of the Month by Booknerds, ‘The Chronicler of the Hooghly and other stories’ is now available worldwide on Amazon, Flipkart and select bookstores.

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“What could be behind you taking this trip today and me telling you this tale?”


The Chronicler of the Hooghly and other stories is now available Worldwide on Amazon, Flipkart and select book stores.

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Fault Lines Curtain Raiser video


The Chronicler Tales….

Come embark on a journey through Time and Transformation.

Suffering severe injuries from a gas explosion, Anjan meets Savio who brings him face to face with the private demons from his past. But past demons do have a way to come into one’s present with life changing consequences. Who is Savio?

The Chronicler of the Hooghly and other stories is now available worldwide on Amazon, Flipkart and select book stores.

Dr. Prasenjit Basu on the Chronicler of the Hooghly


Come! Embark with the Chronicler on a journey through Time and Transformation…..The Chronicler of the Hooghly and other stories is now available on Amazon and Flipkart.

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The Chronicler of the Hooghly gets its Cover revealed by Rain N’Books!


The Chronicler of the Hooghly had a Cover Reveal yesterday by Rain N’ Books!

https://rainnbooks.com/

At Rain N’Books , it is indeed raining books. With an enviable collection of Books reviewed and under review. I am delighted they went ahead and did a Cover reveal for ‘The Chronicler of the Hooghly and other stories’.

Come, Be a part of the celebrations with four stories and five crucible experiences.

https://rainnbooks.com/…/cover-reveal-the-chronicler…/

The Chronicler of the Hooghly features and now available on Amazon India. It would be available internationally in the coming week.