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Review of “Discover the Diamond in You” by Arindam Chaudhuri

Posted by Saipradeep on January 23, 2010

This book review was written by my wife Sudha, her first venture in the world of review writting… “All the best wifey”!!!

The Review:

We have heard of the “2120” concept… At 2110 F, water is still said to be boiling water, however at 2120 F it converts into steam and has enough power to run even big ships. Just that one degree increase has given water that potential and power.

Is this not what happens to most of us? Some of us do so much of hard work but are rarely recognized. But there a few who do very little but are tagged with all praises.  These are the Smart workers of the world as we hard workers have to learn to become the Smart workers!!! Let me stay clear, I am not saying that smart workers are not hardworkers but just that they have learnt the art of ensuring that their work gets noticed.

There are so many times that we have run so much in life to get something but drop the effort unable to bear the grind. The heat and pain gets on to us forcing us off track and off the battle field.  The winners in life are not people who are dreamt long, but the ones who were able to hold onto that dream long enough. The winners are people who had it in them to walk that one extra mile to achieve their goals.  Winners are the ones who moved from 211 to 212. This is the secret that “Arindam Chaudhuri” writes in his book “Discover the Diamond in You”. Read the rest of this entry »


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The Tales of the Beedle the Bard – Books Review

Posted by Saipradeep on December 18, 2008

For the hype it created in the hearts of Harry Potter fanatics, “The Tales of the Beedle the Bard” is an absolute disappointment. It is no way in standard to any of the Harry Potter books and is definitely far from matching any of children’s story book written by Enid Blyton. I am sure was utterly shocked after they made a winning bid of £1.95 million ($3.98 million) for the one of the seven limited edition of this book that was hand written and illustrated by J K Rowling and auctioned in late 2007. Thank fully that money was used for a good cause and given to The Children’s Voice Charity campaign run by the author herself along with MEP Emma Nicholson. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by Saipradeep on December 9, 2008

India plaza has yet again failed to delier my order on time. I have ordered books with them twice now and both times they have delayed shipping without as much citing any reason.

My first order was JK Rowling’s “Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows” which was to be delivered on the day of the book release. Instead I recieved the book two days late with no apparent reason. When I raised the question to their customer service, all that they could muster up was an apology and a silly reason that the books were short of stock.

My second order was on 4th December 2008 and I ordered JK Rowling’s “The Tale of the Beedle the Bard” along with which I am supposed to get “Fantastic Beasts and where to Find them” by the same author as a freebie. I also had order Louise Hay’s “Power within you” along with this. Again, they have goofed up with the delivery. Beedle the Bard was supposed to be shipped on the 5th of December, but they had not done the same until yesterday. This shipping to is only partial as the Fantastic Beasts book is out of stock and is expected to arrive only after the 12th of Dec. BTW, this shipping too only happend after my repeated phone calls and emails to their customer service and after me escalating the issue to all available email ids of India Plaza.

One thing I donot understand is how they can promise the customer something on their website, just so as to lure them into ordering the book and when it is closing time, change the shipping date and state the book is out of stock. To top it all, they donot even have the courtesy to call up or mail a delay notification by their own. The customer has to call them or mail them to reason out the delay.

The India Plaza team is absolutly clueless about Customer service and I just wonder if I am the only person who is facing this issue.

PS: “Power within you” just arrived at my home

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Ordeal in Ordering The Tales of the Beedle the Bard

Posted by Saipradeep on December 5, 2008

Well… I am yet to recieve the delievery from India Plaza. It looks like the books I ordered are not going to be delivered on time. The India Plaza team did not even have the courtesy to inform me about the delay until I called them and also mailed them.

Not the first time these guys are goofing with my order. They did the same thing with the “Deathly Hallows“, which was supposed to be delievered to me on the day of release. Instead they delivered it two days late and again, I had to keep calling and following up with them.

To top it all, the customer service rep who had replied to my mail, had just said that the book would be delayed till 12th and that they are sorry about that. No reason for delay was given. She also had the atrocity to send me a link where I can rate her customer service skill. By the way, that link too did not work, just like India Plaza’s delivery system.


(2 days ago)

I have ordered this book online and I guess I will recieve it in a day or two. This would be my first review of a book 🙂

India Plaza had offered Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as a freebee along with the Beedle of the Bard. So I guess it would be two reviews soon.

Until then… So Long…

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