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Paandu left his job in India and joined a salesman’s job in a big departmental store in Canada.

On the first day, Paandu worked with full vigour.

At 6 pm:

Harry :- How much of sales did you do on the first day?

Paandu : Sir, I attended to 1 Sale.

Harry : just Only 1 sale the whole day? Usually every salesman here does 20 to 30 Sale transactions a day. Well, tell me what is the money value of your today’s one sale?

Paandu : $93300 dollars.

Harry : What! Unbelievable! But how did you do that?

Paandu : Sir, 1 person came and I sold him a small fishing hook.

Then a mazola and then finally sold a big hook. Then I sold him 1 big fishing rod and some fishing gear.

Then I asked him where does he go to catch fish and he said in the coastal area….

Then I said it would need a boat. So I took him down to the boat department and sold him a 20 ft double engine scooner boat.

When he said the boat won’t come in his VolksWagon, I took him to the auto mobile section and sold him the new Deluxe 4 x 4 blazer to carry the boat.

And when I asked him where he would be going fishing ???  He didn’t plan anything. So I took him to the camping section and sold him a six sleeper camper tent.

And then he took groceries worth  $ 200  and 2 cases of beer.

Now Harry took 2 steps back and asked : You sold all this to the man who came just to buy only 1 fish hook???

Paandu : “NO, SIR…” He ONLY Came to Buy 1 Tablet For his Headache…. I Explained to him that Fishing is the Best Way to Get Rid of Headaches !!

Harry : Where did you work before ??? 

Paandu : Yes, I was a Patient Relations Executive in a private hospital in India : On any Minor Complaint, We Get the Patients Tested for Pathology, ECO, ECG, TMT, CT SCAN, X-Ray, MRI etc.

Harry : Will You please sit in my chair?. I shall go to India and join a Private Hospital for Training !!!

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Eckhart Tolle’s book “The Power of Now” is a spiritual guide that teaches readers how to live in the present moment and free themselves from the constraints of the mind. In this review, I will discuss the story details, positive and negative aspects of the book and how readers reflect about this book?

The book is divided into ten chapters, each discussing a different aspect of living in the present moment. Tolle argues that most people are trapped in their minds, thinking about the past or the future and missing out on the beauty of the present. He offers practical advice on how to break free from this mental prison and connect with the present moment.

One of the positive aspects of the book is its simplicity. Tolle’s writing style is straightforward and easy to understand, making it accessible to readers of all backgrounds. He uses real-life examples to illustrate his points and offers practical exercises that readers can do to apply his teachings in their lives.

Another positive aspect of the book is its emphasis on spirituality without being tied to any specific religion. Tolle’s teachings are universal and can be applied by anyone, regardless of their religious beliefs. He encourages readers to find their own spiritual path and connect with the divine within themselves.

However, one negative aspect of the book is that it can be repetitive at times. Tolle tends to reiterate his main points throughout the book, which may be tedious for some readers. Well it is how I had felt. Additionally, some readers may find his teachings to be too abstract or philosophical and struggle to apply them in their daily lives. One of the most memorable quotes from the book is “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.” This quote encapsulates the central message of the book and serves as a powerful reminder to readers to stay present.

From the writer’s point of view, Tolle’s writing is both insightful and inspiring. His teachings are based on his own spiritual journey, and he speaks from a place of deep wisdom and understanding. His writing style is engaging and thought-provoking, and he encourages readers to question their own beliefs and assumptions.

Well, I am yet to contemplate on the tips and tricks, but hoping that it will help me to find greater peace and happiness in the long run. Some readers have credited that the book is transforming their entire outlook on life and helping them overcome depression and anxiety. Not that I am looking for any aid but this book is hopeful when required.

To wrap it up, “The Power of Now” is an excellent book for anyone seeking to live a more mindful and fulfilling life. Despite its occasional repetition, the book is full of practical advice and inspiring wisdom. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in spirituality, personal growth, or mindfulness. I give this book a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars for laying solutions to complex problems, motivating suggestions and uplifting advices.

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Happy women’s day to all – Dedicating this AI Art created by me using AI bluewillow tool – 

Prompt – style of raja ravi varma, Kurukshetra war, photo realistic, vfx, sfx, lots of sunlight, detailed background, full focus, 8k, octane render, 200mm -ar 2:3

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Dead Ground is the fourth instalment of Washington Poe series by M W Craven. This is a crime fiction story investigated by Poe and his teammates with a mysterious case to resolve. I came across craven’s works while searching for a crime novel similar to Chris Carter and knocked on this book and got hooked to this entire series.

The story is about a murder that occurs in a secluded pimp house leaving a suspicious ornamental piece on the premise of the room where the victim is found dead. Here, the story travels from digging the property owner of the place, to the veteran’s possible involvement and towards the summit venue where the victim was picked up by the murderer. If this stirs your curiosity, there is more in the story basket such as characters wearing famous hollywood actors mask to protect their true identities in a bank heist and why one among them gets killed by the perpetrator will hold the readers attention intact. The relationship between the main investigator Poe and the geek partner Bradshaw displays an affinity with genuine bondage and cracking sarcastic jokes at intervals is lively. 

Craven’s narration is flawless in portrayal, execution and not to forget the simple tone to cater any audience. It is never easy to write if there are repeated characters that require rationale preceding and compelling arguments. The author is well versed in what he does and reflects on his writings. This tells us how to blindly believe in his future works without any second thoughts. His creativity is highly regarded by the fellow readers purely based on his efforts in building the right content to satisfy the needs of mystery lovers. 

To conclude, I think that crime fiction fanatics should read this book at any cost to glimpse into the suspenseful story background, damn sure will make you fall for the main characters like me. Now with this experience, I can say it’s a good thing to look for new author’s works now and then which can widen scope of exploration better. My ratings for this book is 4 out of 5 for the engaging storyline, unique suspense subjects and easy to read verbiage.

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Atomic Habits is a self-help book written by James Clear that emphasizes the importance of small habits in achieving great results. The book is a comprehensive guide on how to build good habits and break bad ones.

The author’s style of writing is easy to follow and engaging. He uses stories, anecdotes, and research to illustrate his points. Clear writes with a persuasive tone and is convincing in his arguments. His approach is grounded in science and practical advice, making it accessible to a wide range of readers.

One of the key points of the book is the idea that small habits, when repeated consistently, can lead to significant changes over time. Clear argues that “habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.” He also insists the importance of tracking your progress and making small adjustments along the way. “You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems,” he writes.

Another important concept in Atomic Habits is the idea of identity-based habits. Clear argues that by focusing on who you want to become rather than what you want to achieve, you are more likely to make lasting changes. “The ultimate form of intrinsic motivation is when a habit becomes part of your identity,” he writes.

Clear also provides practical advice on how to make good habits stick and break bad ones. He outlines the four laws of behavior change: make it obvious, make it attractive, make it easy, and make it satisfying. He also provides strategies for overcoming common obstacles, such as procrastination and lack of motivation.

Hence, Atomic Habits is an excellent book for anyone who wants to make positive changes in their life. It is easy to read and provides practical advice that is grounded in science. Whether you want to improve your health, productivity, or relationships, this book has something to offer. As the author himself puts it, “You do not need to be a different person to make a difference. You just need to start.” I would rate this book 5 out of 5 for simple suggestions, positive rain of thoughts and self awareness mentor.

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Where to start this book review or should I blabber whatever crosses my mind? Well, let me share the fascination behind Robert Galbraith aka J K Rowling books, since the time of ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ the concepts never cease to amaze me. Each has its own core theme, characters and setup that carries a unique audacity to serve the hardcore fans.

This story is no different. A co-creator of a famous cartoon gets killed by a puzzling online figure namely Anomie. Who is this Anomie and what about the online characters whose identification is blanketed with hidden motives, hatred and regrets. How detective Coromoran Strike and his partner Robin solves this case is the crux of the story. I find the exchange of chats among the moderators in the story painstaking because there is a trouble in remembering the characters and the related back story but this is how I feel. As the story unfolds, the reader is pulled deeper and deeper into the twisted world of online personalities and vulnerabilities.

From the reader’s point of view, the characters in this book are incredibly well-drawn and complex. Strike, in particular, is a fascinating protagonist with a troubled past and a sharp mind. His dynamic with his assistant, Robin, is also a highlight of the book, as the two of them work together to solve the case despite their personal struggles.

Galbraith’s writing style is impressive, as he is able to create a truly immersive and atmospheric world that draws the reader in from the first page. The pacing of the story is spot-on, with just the right amount of tension and suspense to keep the reader engaged throughout.The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith is a gripping and dark mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Galbraith’s attention to detail and his ability to create a sense of dread and unease is truly impressive, and there are several moments throughout the book that will leave you predicting the culprit.

So if you fancy crime and mystery novels then ‘The Ink Black Heart’ is a must-read. It is a brilliantly crafted story with complex characters and a plot that will keep you guessing until the very end. I would give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars, as it is a fantastic addition to the Cormoran Strike series and a testament to Robert Galbraith’s skill as a writer.

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“Self-Discipline” by Ray Vaden is a well-written and insightful book that provides readers with a practical guide to developing self-discipline in their lives. The book is written in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner, making it accessible to readers of all levels of education and experience.

One of the book’s strengths is its focus on practical exercises that readers can use to develop their self-discipline. The exercises are well-designed and provide readers with a clear and structured way to build their self-discipline. The book also provides readers with a range of tips and strategies for overcoming obstacles to self-discipline, such as procrastination and distraction. Another strength of the book is its emphasis on the importance of self-awareness in developing self-discipline. Vaden argues that understanding one’s own habits, motivations, and goals is crucial to building self-discipline. The book provides readers with a range of tools and techniques for developing self-awareness, such as writing journal and meditation.

The book is also well-organized, with clear chapter headings and a logical progression of ideas. This makes it easy for readers to follow along and stay engaged with the material. The writing style is engaging and accessible, with plenty of real-world examples and anecdotes to illustrate key points. One area where the book could have been stronger is in its treatment of the science of self-discipline. While Vaden does touch on some of the psychological and neurological factors that contribute to self-discipline, the book could have benefited from a more detailed exploration of these topics.

Overall, “Self-Discipline” is an excellent book for anyone looking to build their self-discipline and achieve their goals. It is well-written, practical, and engaging, with a range of exercises and strategies that readers can use to develop their self-discipline. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to improve their self-discipline and achieve greater success in their personal and professional lives.

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Back Story – I was searching for a crime novel similar to author Chris Carter and landed on this author by chance. Started with the first in the Washington Poe series with the hope that the chosen book satisfies my quench for thrillers.

Summary – Well, the story is about a perpetrator burning some people alive, and do not end there but ask for detective Poe in particular. Why and what is the reason behind his actions are explained with suspenseful narration. In fact, the justification given by the culprit made logical sense to me perhaps to do with his social background. Some portions made me revisit the moments while I was in UK since roundabouts, m5 motorways and topographic data are easily relatable. Every character has different shades to offer, but it was Tilly Bradshaw that stole my heart due to the unique nature of her personality. The rest of the characters have a routine persona hence nothing much to elaborate or talk about. Author of this book had tried to provide a story that caters to suspense lovers in general by consolidating grip execution till the end.

Remark & Rating – A complete thrilling ride throughout the story and would rate 4 out of 5 for this book not less or more. Check out for the next review of this book series.

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I want to adopt more self help genre this year and found this book under iBooks free collection. And here I am trying to bring into right words that are easy to understand. This book is about the definition of peace which as per the author is found internally by every person contradictory to the belief of tracing it outside. Also, it is a clever trap to get drawn within the pool of suppressed emotion and thoughts, when letting go is where the true peace is hidden. Here is the excerpt from this book that I truly adore “Peace is not something that you achieve but rather that you become as a result of letting go of all that is not real you. You don’t need to force your mind into quietude. All you really need to do is stop giving so much attention to your thoughts and start giving more attention to what is directly in front of you at each given moment. Choose reality over the illusions in your mind”. What bowled me was to discover huge resemblance to Indian philosophy especially Advaita Vedanta. Loved it to the core for imparting the necessary life skills and the concepts were to the point. It is a tiny book full of wisdom so do not miss it.

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Let me break it to you that I am a hardcore fan of Keigo’s books since ‘The devotion of suspect x’ and the ladder of fascination seems to never cease. The plot is a routine murder mystery filled with line of suspects that requires a deduction ability to configure but it is the elements of investigation that keep you on the edge. And there is a resemblance of the later part of the story involving the swimming pool accident to Kanea Minato’s ‘Confessions’ even though the core tale differs on this. What I missed was the physicist Yukawa’s character from the previous works of the author who had an impressive digging skill that was lacking in here. Apart from it everything else scores in my opinion and overall had a nice time with this book.

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