Nineteen A Pandemic’s Tale Book Review


NINETEEN BOOK REVIEW


A book on Coronavirus! You heard it right. Author Anuj Tikku has delivered a thriller inspired by COVID-19 titled NINETEEN. Pandemic which has caused more than 900,000 deaths around the world is the new India's thriller plot. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes.At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. The book is based on these ongoing clinical trials and how India can fight back and defeat the virus.



Nineteen by Anuj Tikku is an example of HOPE. The book makes you believe that there is light despite all the darkness. Tomorrow could be the day you've been waiting for. The pandemic will only make you stronger and the smallest decisions that you take now have the power to change your life forever. The name of the book is inspired by COVID-19 itself. Its plot revolves around every trending topic related to coronavirus that India experienced in the last 7 months. The book talks about Lockdown and how it was crucial for stopping the growth of new corona cases. It also discusses how Tablighi Jamaat was scandalized by some political parties and media houses by spreading fake news. The religious divide that India faced during the initial stages and how the Muslim community was targeted is also covered in detail.



The book also makes you remember the Ebola virus and Gujrat Riots. It also discusses how some businesses are gaining from the current pandemic and are vital for the country's growth and future. It is well researched and has a strong plot. The characterization is also amazing and out of all the characters Danpani the SriLankan Mystical monk is my favorite.


Overall, Nineteen is a ground-breaking novel about coronavirus that will take you on a whirlwind of emotions with its utterly fantastic story. Everyone should read it at least once. So, go ahead and buy this book from Amazon now!


SALISMANIA.com BOOK RATING: 4/5


AUTHOR: Anuj Tikku


PAGES: 132



LANGUAGE: English


GENRE: Crime, Thriller & Mystery


ABOUT THE BOOK


Nineteen is a Novel that traces the journey of Four main characters Yamini Kaul the head of a startup BioTech company called BioFizz as she struggles to find a vaccine for the COVID 19 virus. The story is based on the backdrop of the COVID -19 Pandemic in Mumbai. Zubeda Parker an upright and ethical reporter who covers the pandemic through her unique story angles at grave personal risk for her news Channel GoodMorning news. Sanjeev Gupta who is a co-founding partner in the company grapples with his inner fear and claustrophobia as he attempts to take Bio Fizz to an IPO after the pandemic is over . Above all it is the tale of Danpani the Srilankan Mystical monk who is out on a quest to save humanity, but as his master told him his fate is such that his Glory goes hand in hand with his doom.

Will the company BioFizz find the mercurial vaccine cure and above all will the prophecy of Danpani’s master Kalpani come true. Read on and find out as city and the entire world grapples with a disease that has no cure and the nearest cure is attest a year away. As humanity stays locked indoors and contemplates its fate, will the species survive the virus attack, find out more as you flip the pages of this exciting novel.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Anuj Tikku is a famous Bollywood actor and the leading face in several TV commercials and Bollywood films. He has a Management Degree from IMT Ghaziabad and an Engineering Degree from the University of Manchester. Currently, he runs a travel blog called TikkusTravelthon.in and has spoken in several blogger conferences as an expert and a motivational speaker.



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I Also Slept With Rashmi Verma Book Review


I Also Slept With Rashmi Verma is a short romantic comedy that will arouse your senses and make you feel satisfied. A mix of joy, wonder, and romance, this book is a must-read for everyone venturing into the world of short stories.


If you’re in the mood for some romantic fiction, look no further!


This book is a deep cultural insight into the lives of individuals torn between their identity and the complications of a new world. They seek love, success, and try to outperform others in the most realistic way possible, which in turn establishes a link between the readers and the characters.


With a quirky imagination, this interlinked anthology revolves around the lives of college students who are extremely unique in their very own way. The stories are extremely thought-provoking, wryly funny, and unputdownable to say the least.


People who loved watching Sex Education Netflix Series would love reading I Also Slept With Rashmi Verma. It is the Indian college experience that every bunking student dreams of. Overall, if you are unhappy with the way corona-virus has f*cked your life, and want to give your mind some peace, read this book. Click here to buy it!


SALISMANIA.com BOOK RATING: 4/5


AUTHOR: Anuj Tikku


PAGES: 112



LANGUAGE: English


GENRE: Literature and Fiction


ABOUT THE BOOK


I Also Slept With Rashmi Verma is a college campus story with a central love interest forming the backbone of the book where the author loves the lead protagonist Rashmi Verma and tries unsuccessfully to have sex with her only to succeed right at the end. She, in turn, sleeps with all his friends and denies him all the time. This central theme of erotic love forms the backbone of campus life with college festivals, group fights, pot-smoking, chaddi grabbing, and stealing of examination papers. You will meet quirky characters like Peanut John, Raizada, Ani Bahal, and Mama Molester. Come get laid this winter. She is waiting - our very own Rashmi Verma. It is going to be one f*** of a read.


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#sex #love #sexy #like #hot #follow #gay #art #sexo #relationships #amor #girl #instagram #instagood #pleasure #funny #model #girls #lgbt #sexeducation #life #men



Party Girls: Nothing is Taboo


AUTHOR: Anuj Tikku


PAGES: 60


LANGUAGE: English


Party Girl is a peek into the erotic and fantasy world of Party Girls. An event management company run by a rustic Hindi speaking Bhaiya from Banaras called Yaar. His network of twenty-something girls, who fly around flights providing pleasure, love, and sex to many rich and famous admirers around big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore. It is a story told by the author in the first person as he slowly gets sucked into the vivacious and pleasure charged world of India’s version of Geisha Girls. The story is about love, money, party binges, and the network and systems that run this oldest trade in the world. How it has transformed into a pleasure den for a select few who can party with the Party Girls. There are no taboos here and no rules too. See how the new age sex industry spreads its wings and soars with its network of ever pleasing party girls.


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#party #music #love #dj #dance #birthday #fun #wedding #instagood #friends #nightlife #happy #like #photooftheday #club #partytime #event #photography #hiphop #events #fashion #follow #instagram #food #techno #drinks #fiesta #summer #family



VIRUS


IMDB RATING: 8


DURATION: 2h 28min


RELEASE: 2019


AVAILABLE ON: Amazon Prime Video


Virus is a 2019 Indian Malayalam-language medical thriller film co-produced and directed by Aashiq Abu set against the backdrop of the 2018 Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala. The film was written by Muhsin Parari, Sharfu, and Suhas. It stars an ensemble cast that includes Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Tovino Thomas, Rahman, Indrajith Sukumaran, Indrans, Soubin Shahir, Sreenath Bhasi, Dileesh Pothan, Rima Kallingal, Madonna Sebastian, Ramya Nambeeshan, Joju George, and Revathi.


Principal photography took place from January to February 2019 in a single schedule shot extensively in Government Medical College, Kozhikode. The film was released worldwide on 7 June 2019, receiving critical acclaim and was a major box office success.



28 DAYS LATER


IMDB RATING: 7.6


DURATION: 1h 53min


RELEASE: 2002


AVAILABLE ON: YouTube


28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Alex Garland, and starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Megan Burns, and Brendan Gleeson. The plot depicts the breakdown of society following the accidental release of a highly contagious virus and focuses upon the struggle of four survivors (Murphy, Harris, Burns, and Gleeson) to cope with the destruction of the life they once knew while evading those infected by the virus.


The film received critical acclaim. Many praised the performances, screenplay, atmosphere, and soundtrack. The film is credited with reinvigorating the zombie genre of horror film, as well as increasing the popularity of fast-moving zombies (while Dan O'Bannon's 1985 film The Return of the Living Dead featured the first example of "fast zombies" in cinema, the concept was largely neglected in media until after the release of 28 Days Later). It was also a financial success, grossing more than $82.7 million worldwide on its modest budget of $8 million and becoming one of the most profitable horror films of 2002.



COVID-19 pandemic


The COVID‑19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2). The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March. As of 12 September 2020, more than 28.5 million cases have been reported in more than 188 countries and territories, resulting in more than 916,000 deaths; more than 19.2 million people have recovered.


The virus is spread primarily via small droplets from coughing, sneezing, and talking. The droplets are usually not airborne; however, those standing in close proximity may inhale them and become infected. People may also become infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching their face. The transmission may also occur through aerosols that can stay suspended in the air for longer periods of time in enclosed spaces. It is most contagious during the first three days after the onset of symptoms, although the spread is possible before symptoms appear, and from people who are asymptomatic.


Common symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties, and loss of smell. Complications may include pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. The incubation period is typically around five days but may range from two to 14 days. There are several vaccine candidates in development, although none have completed clinical trials to prove their safety and efficacy. There is no known specific antiviral medication, so primary treatment is currently symptomatic.


Recommended preventive measures include hand washing, covering mouth when coughing, social distancing, wearing a face mask in public, disinfecting surfaces, ventilating and air-filtering, and monitoring and self-isolation for people who suspect they may be infected. Authorities worldwide have responded by implementing travel restrictions, lockdowns, workplace hazard controls, and facility closures to slow the spread of the disease. Many places have also worked to increase testing capacity and trace contacts of the infected.


The pandemic has caused a global social and economic disruption, including the largest global recession since the Great Depression. It has led to the postponement or cancellation of sporting, religious, political, and cultural events, widespread supply shortages exacerbated by panic buying, and decreased emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. Educational institutions have been partially or fully closed. Misinformation about the virus has circulated through social media and mass media. There have been incidents of xenophobia and discrimination against Chinese people and against those perceived as being Chinese or as being from areas with high infection rates.