Book Reviews

Elephants in the Room – Book Review

January 23, 2019 — by Amit Mishra


Novel – Elephants in the Room
Novelist – Suraj Laxminarayanan
Year – 2018
Book Published by – The Write Place
My Overall Rating – 3.7/5

I have been a student of Economics and, more or less, the literature that I have to go through in my academic pursuit reflects the qualities of mainstream English literature. That’s why my interest in literature is deeper compared to the students of any other subjects. Now, this novel by Suraj Laxminarayanan, Elephants in the Room, came to me previous month. I began reading it and completed it in a week, almost. It took a little more time than expected because it is bulky, fat and voluminous. It could be shortened by the author, I believe so. However, as it’s the debut by Suraj, I believe he will get better with time. I will share my honest opinion as a book reviewer.

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Indicting Goliath by Lal Bhatia – Book Review

September 18, 2018 — by Amit Mishra

“When I reported the success of the prototype to Wig, he represented that he would get his attorneys to start working on a patent and encouraged me to loan funds from ABII with the understanding that once the offering was complete the funds would be returned to ABII.”

And this is where a talent was spoiled by a crony and a crooked person named Manmohan Wig! Lal Bhatia, if you don’t know him yet, was once declared darling of the USA and called an asset. Praised by his professors, colleagues and almost everyone who knew him, Lal Bhatia was trapped into a net which was unable to be broken by him.

In this autobiography, Indicting Goliath, Lal Bhatia has exposed what happened to him during his days with a crooked and other corrupts. The book also contains many references and citations and the records of court proceedings which prove that Lal was actually innocent and that he was falsely indicted and prosecuted when he was trying to expose the fraud, the money laundering of the real criminals who were doing the black-hat trick in the name of a business.

The book, written in the first person, is a non-fiction and rightly so because the person who wrote this wanted to tell his story. Nevertheless, the story that Lal Bhatia tells in Indicting Goliath is nowhere compromised and offers a thrill equal to that of a moderate contemporary fiction. You will find interrogation sequences, arrests, an investigation by a supposed criminal, sourcing of records, and so many things which will be interesting to read and also the criminal corporation of corrupt judges, corrupt FBI officers and corrupt attorneys at the services of a crony capitalist!

Indicting Goliath has thrown the eggs on the face of USA and it has left no room for them to escape. The questions that need to be answered are: how could the judges work for money instead of working for justice delivery? How could the innocent be punished? How could an innocent be tortured for so many years? Why did you leave a person on the same basis, after 10 years, that he was repeatedly narrating?

Indicting Goliath is a book which the readers will enjoy. This non-fiction book will entertain the readers more than recent fiction books… do have your read! You can get a copy of the book from Amazon India by following the link below:

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How helpful is Geography Through Maps by K. Siddhartha for UPSC?

July 5, 2018 — by Amit Mishra

Geography Through Maps by K. Siddhartha is a book which has been appreciated by many IAS candidates who successfully cleared the examination as well as many mentors who are preparing the future IAS officers. I also thought to have a go and then discuss my findings here and today, I am doing the same for my readers. I have gone through the much-talked K. Siddhartha’s book and I have found many interesting facts about it which I will share with you all today. And before we discuss anything else, the book is primarily for the UPSC aspirants and it will help them a lot in the GS examination.

Geography Through Maps

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American Maharajah – book review

April 3, 2018 — by Amit Mishra


Mark Stephen Levy is a seasoned author – you have to admit it! He might have written only two novels but his second novel only shows how mature as an author he is. American Maharajah is a ‘whole’ piece of fiction which does not leave any space left for further addition – a complete novel. However, there are certain things which, a reader might argue, could be improved and that should be a valid argument as well because there are things like depth in characters and a little more curve in the plot which could have been explored… nonetheless, the novel is certainly a belter piece of fiction compared to the recent ones that I have read.


Communal Harmony – the reality – the vision

March 8, 2018 — by Amit Mishra

While the countrymen are all busy teaching others how to be sensible and tolerant towards others, do we have a few moments to introspect? What is communal harmony? In simple words, communal harmony stands for mutual respect to all religions, classes and different sections of the society. We are divided into cultures, religions but still, we show our unity when it comes to the national integrity. There are acceptance and love among the different communities, castes and religion. And this is what we know as communal harmony in simple terms.


Can writing be a career choice?

January 25, 2018 — by Amit Mishra


In the recent years, writing has boomed as an industry worldwide and the repercussions can clearly be seen in India as well. People who have the skills are trying their hands at writing and are getting good rewards for the same. Writing, of any kind, has become the backbone of any industry because people need to know and letting someone know something by reading is the best way to do it. And so, who will be the people who will generate content?


IIJNM Bangalore – the destination for journalism students!

January 20, 2018 — by Amit Mishra


Are you looking for a good journalism college where you could pursue your course and expect a better grooming of yourself as a future-oriented journalist? I have been searching the same and had several options. The institution where you should be staying for your course must have the following up to the mark:

  • Updated curriculum
  • Capable and experienced faculty bench
  • Modern and tactical approach to the course
  • In-office training environment
  • Lectures and discourse by the mavens in the industry
  • Job-like experience during your projects and assignments
  • Security of a job
  • Good lodging and meals if you are staying in the hostel


So, with these facilities, I was looking for an institution and I ran scans in both the sectors – privately held ones as well as government funded ones. While people have the general tendency to get enrolled in the government colleges and institutions without even checking the facts – just because of low fees most of the times – they must explore other options as well. Today, I will be telling about an institution where I have been personally for the observation and that’s IIJNM in Bangalore. Let’s take a look at what I found.


Journalism has an edge over engineering!

December 25, 2017 — by Amit Mishra


In the recent years, career choices among the youths of the nation have seen many shifts – natural ones and weird ones. Among the most natural ones, the disenchantment from the engineering career is easily evident. Apparently, people have been engineers for long and also been jobless for so long and this is the reason that today, most of the youths who are willing to establish themselves, in the long run, are not getting into this field. So, where are they looking? What are their goals? To the extent I could watch the shift, I will certainly say that people are looking towards a career which is safer, far more challenging and assured in the terms of progress – journalism!


The Idea Behind Mercantilism

October 9, 2017 — by Amit Mishra



  1. Introduction:

There was emergence of an economic thought between early 15th century to mid-18th century that is called mercantilism. It was a cry against the medieval thought and practice in France and other parts of Europe. The society was prevailing under pre-Newtonian thought about science. There was an enormous amount of ritual practice, unconscious faith and no scientific approach about any incident whatsoever in the day-to-day casual life of human beings. There was a feudalistic political structure. At the start of 15th-century, people had started realizing the importance of economic aspects of their problem. The main idea of mercantilism was to increase the overall wealth of the nation. That transformed in multiple other benefits – nationalism was increasing, people shifted towards productive works and much more. According to Lekachman, “Mercantilism was a battle against medieval thought and practices.”

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Why Are You Being Educated

June 26, 2017 — by Amit Mishra


The pursuit of knowledge and goal of it has a distinguished value. Goal drives us where we like to go but purpose deals with what we become in the process of achieving our goal. The same thing is discussed in the book Why are you being educated by J. Krishnamurti. It sounds very unfamiliar question to us, we have dedicated a part of life to get an education and someone is asking why are you being educated?