media#BookReview ; S.O.A.R by Abir Mukherjee

Frustrated with their current jobs, Uday, Adhyayan, and Rajasekaran team up to start an innovative business, non-existent in India until then. Ignoring all pragmatic aspects of life, they chase their dreams with immense pleasure. However, their journey is no cakewalk, as they confront financial crisis and rejections soon. Uday plays a business trick to triumph over that uninfluenced market; it works initially, but soon boomerangs, blowing the team apart. The police arrests Uday accusing him of illegal activity by his organization. Were there any blemishes in their plan or was it just a typical Indian market, reluctant to accept an un-experimented concept? Will they be successful in implementing their innovation, staking their hard earned money, stable jobs, relationships, and life ‘S.O.A.R is the story of chasing a dream, quandary between desire and responsibility, friendship and love. Join the gutsy journey of three young entrepreneurs.
S.O.A.R – “Success Over Adversity Reigns”  is the second novel of Abir Mukherjee published by Frog Books. The author was born & brought up in a small town in West Bengal but currently is based in U.S.A as an IT professional. The best part about his work is he doesn’t want to be philosophical or anything but just wants to entertain readers.
The story is based on three protagonists Uday, Adhyayan & Rajasekaran who are employees infirms where they work continuously in the cut throat competitive environment but they have some dreams which demands sacrifice of all sorts & ofcourse hardwork & they’re ready to give their best shot to make their start up successful. But dreams can sometimes cost too much effecting professional as well as personal lives too. While their dream project “The Schoolyard” took a leap, an ambitious idea to improve it proves to be fatal for the group & pulled them apart. While Uday stayed with the project the other two drifted apart but when both of them got the news that he has been arrested by police both of them came running to help their buddy. But will they be able to prove Uday’s innocence?
What I liked about this book is the choice of appropriate words showcasing the vivid vocabulary of the author. Also the way the personal lives of the protagonists are written in sync with their professional lives is commendable. It surely deserves to be read.
Source :- http://itsgoingtobeobvious.blogspot.in/2016/02/bookreview-soar-by-abir-mukherjee.html

Words, I Have Used Them For A Reason…

 Let Me Tell You About S.O.A.R (Success Over Adversity Reigns)- Written By Abir Mukherjee
 “Best friends are people who make your problems their problems, just so you don’t have to go through them alone.”
 
This is a story about how certain situations in your life and your reaction towards it will either make or break you.
This book is an example of friendship, belief, determination and an inkling of your dream. When someone else’s dream becomes your, when you trust their belief upon rules and regulations, you create a masterpiece.
Abir Mukherjee portrayed this story about 3 friends; who endorsed a dream, sweat blood, created an obstacle which is what ‘Adversity’ refers to; an adversity where they sacrificed relationships but managed to overcome this ‘Reign’ just because of their friendship and dedication towards each other.
This is a story of Uday, Adhyayan, and Rajasekaran! Who takes you to a rollercoaster ride of their life. Let me introduce you to them from my POV:
 
Uday
A Cocky, Broody, Driven, Irritating, Single-Minded and a bit frustrating at times, who is a leader in this story of fighting against all odds. He lives and breathes his dream of breaking the cycle of 9 to 5 job by entering into the world of entrepreneur with a business idea to help society while reaping monetary gains as well.
 
Adhyayan
Adi: as they call him, is the most clueless person I have ever seen! He doesn’t have a negative bone in his body but when it comes to understanding her wife; Shristi, he is useless! Adi is a wonderful friend, who is always torn between his work, friends, and wife because he wants to bring justice to everything and everyone in his life.
 
Rajasekaran
Raja is my favourite character from this book! He is intelligent, funny, dedicated and straight forward in his emotions towards the love of his life: Sneha! Even though he belongs to a narrow-minded family, he loves freely: without any inhibitions towards Sneha’s lifestyle which is 360 degree opposite of Raja. I love him!!!
 
What I loved!
“Okay, then call me when you will be upset again. I know everyone will be with you in happy and good moments.”
Raja won my heart with these words and I loved funny conversations between Raja and Sneha! So, Abir Mukherjee did a wonderful job of mixing humour, emotions, family drama, passion for work, intelligence, and making this story an interesting read for us!
I finished this book in a one go, so it was that interesting for me because of the unique title; which I might add could not be better for the story.
My favourite part of the book was when both friends of Uday comes running back to him in need, even though he was cocky, he needed them and his friends knew him enough. Being always there for you may not be possible for many, but those who are always there when in need are gems; gems to be preserved.
 
There are many good points in this book to admire like:
Editor Sharanya Bhattacharya has done a wonderful job, while+Abir Mukherji has given birth to this unique story, plot and characterization, it won’t be a good read if it was full of edit fiascos which makes it a pleasant and easy read.
This story has Humour, Maturity, Interesting characters, and not a Love Story which still managed to grasp reader’s attention just because it helps you relate to their characters; makes you dream, rise and fall with them.
 
A Little Hitch
Book is in a Multiple POV’s which has a room for improvement due to the confusion it creates while jumping from one person to another frequently within a chapter. At times, I needed to re-read the words just to confirm whose thoughts are these.
My Personal Experience
“Our success and career are meaningless without the people who care about us.”
At the end of the day, you need a companion; you need your loved ones happy around you and not only in the monetary form but by being happy yourself.
This book is not based on any philosophy or any spiritual meaning waiting to be unearthed by readers, it is a simple read based on situations which may or may not be experienced by you till now, but can help you if so…
So, give it a read on any dull day of your life and you are guaranteed to feel motivated for your dreams, goals, future and if not all these then atleast a good laugh!
About the Author
Successfully reaching to his readers with his second book,S.O.A.R (Success Over Adversity Reigns) +Abir Mukherji is an IT professional currently based in U.S.A. who is an artist through and through as sketching and writing is what he loves to do.
As I said earlier, this author is interested in entertaining his readers rather than preaching about how and what to do in your life. You read, you laugh, you cry with these characters but there’s no hidden agenda behind his words except a hell of a ride in their journey of life.
His style of writing is matured and a little informal to make you feel comfortable, which is perfectly suitable for the audience his book is seeking towards.
His debut novel: ‘As Life Has No Undo’ is yet to be read by me butS.O.A.R has managed to make me curious enough to give it a go for once!
Thanks for this review copy of S.O.A.R +Abir Mukherji, am looking forward to read your future works!
Title: S.O.A.R (Success Over Adversity Reigns)
Author: Abir Mukherjee
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Frog Books  (Imprint of +Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd)
Place: Mumbai
ISBN: 978-93-52013-24-1
Edition: 2015
Pages: 161 Pgs.
Price: Rs. 125
Chapters: 18 with an apt title
Source :-   http://aradh09.blogspot.in/2015/12/let-me-tell-you-about-soar-success-over.html?spref=fb

Review: S.O.A.R Success Over Adversity Reigns by Abir Mukharjee

S.O.A.R is the second piece of art from Mr. Abir Mukharjee. His first novel was ‘As Life Has No Undo’. Okay so back to the topic, this is the story of three friends and their dream of doing something out of league through various ups and downs. Adhyayan, Uday and Rajasekaran who work for an IT firm decided to establish their own Start-up and faces a lot of hurdles but didn’t gave up.  They face so many problems whether they are their personal problems or professional but they conquer them and re-established their start-up.
Story starts with a dramatic scene where Adhyayan get a call from Rajasekaran about Uday’s arrest into some false charges and then story begins. The story-line is so interesting that it lit the spark of curiosity from the very beginning. Author has done every character’s characterization so keenly that the reader fined himself in the shoes of the different characters in the same story at different times. Story shows the hurdles and problems they faced in their path of success and how they overcome from them. All three of them have their personal problems along with professional ones but at the end they somehow resolve them all and starts a new beginning.
Positive:
·      The story-line is very interesting and gripping and bind the readers till the end.
·      Narration style is simple and easy to understand.
·      Characterization of every character has done very keenly and it reflects the capabilities of Author to create some magic with words.
Negative:
·      Well there seems nothing negative about a story which has the capability of binding its readers till the end, but the romance and love life of the characters should be narrated with some more interesting way.
My Verdict:
S.O.A.R is a kind of book which has all the possibilities to bind a reader to itself till the end, whether it is a gripping story-line, interesting and easy narration or a happy end. This book has all of them that’s why it becomes a must read. I can assure you that if you read it you will not regret losing your money and time cause it worth’s your time. So, what are you waiting for go grab a copy from Amazon or Flipkart.
Source :-  http://deepusession.blogspot.in/2015/10/review-soar-success-over-adversity.html

S.O.A.R( SUCCESS OVER ADVERSITY REIGNS)

BLURB :
  “Frustrated with their current jobs, Uday, Adhyayan, and Rajasekaran team up to start an innovative business, non-existent in Indiauntil then. Ignoring all pragmatic aspects of life, they chase their dreams with immense pleasure. However, their journey is no cakewalk, as they confront financial crisis and rejections soon. Uday plays a business trick to triumph over that uninfluenced market; it works initially, but soon boomerangs, blowing the team apart. The police arrests Uday accusing him of illegal activity by his organization. Were there any blemishes in their plan or was it just a typical Indian market, reluctant to accept an un-experimented concept? Will they be successful in implementing their innovation,staking their hard earned money, stable jobs, relationships, and life ‘S.O.A.R is the story of chasing a dream, quandary between desire and responsibility, friendship and love. Join the gutsy journey of three young entrepreneurs. ” ABOUT THE AUTHOR : Abir Mukherjee was born and brought up in Bardhaman, a small town of West Bengal. He is currently based in U.S.A having completed more than 8 years as an IT Professional. He has completed his B.E. in computer science and engineering in 2005 and started working in different software MNCs. ‘S.O.A.R’ is his second novel.Blackbuck Publication has published his first novel, ‘As Life Has No Undo’.He loves to sketch and write in his spare time. He writes to entertain people, not to teach themhow to live life, how to be successful in life or any other philosophical lessons. image MY REVIEW :   “Success over Adversity Reigns” is an eye-catchy title for sure. The title itself can raise the interest of the readers. The writing style of the author and its narrations is nice. Although, the cover of the book could have been much better. The main plot of the story is all about three friends Uday, Adhyayan and Rajasekaran have planned to go on a different plot. The story showed the challenges they faced and how they did not lose their hopes. Apart from these challenges they faced many other issues. Adhyayan was not able to give enough time to his wife even if he loved her truly. On the other hand , Rajasekaran falls in love with a Bengali girl and last but not the least Uday has suffered sincechildhood.The language of the book is easy to understand. Being a reader, I did not get bored while reading this book as the author has done a brillaint job in keeping everything to the point and not too long. All the three faces many challenges and they are not supported by anyone not even their family members. The only draw back which caught my attention was that some lines were written in other languages but their meaning were not explained to the readers. The book is beautifully written which will keep you hooked until the end. A perfect book, which proves everything, can be done in life. The happy ending of the book adds cherry to the cake. I would rate the book :  4./5. Order your copy from :  http://www.amazon.in/S-O-R-Success-Adversity-Reigns/dp/9352013247/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1438961803&sr=1-1&keywords=soar+by+abir+mukherjee Source :- https://iwritenidhi.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/s-o-a-r-success-over-adversity-reigns/