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Book Review: Maximum City

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Mumbai, a city which never sleeps, a city of dreams, a city of lights and fast life. Mumbai, earlier called Bombay, has many names. This city has attracted people from all parts of India to come and change their life. But does their life improved from that of in the village or they created a different world of their own. Being born and bought up in Mumbai, never thought how the life will be for people who come from villages or other part of India. Also the two categories of people, lower and middle class, whose life has many ups and down, middle class people (like me) don't know what it is like to be in their shoes.  For me, Mumbai was a place where I grew up, many things in the city were normal to me. People who grew up in other cities, saw a different side of Mumbai and came here to chase their dreams. From 1990's till 2000, Mumbai as a city has experience best and worst, from Bomb blast to the emergence of don, from the rise of Marathi community to fight between Hindu

Book Review: Faults in our Stars

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Now a days it is a tragedy that everyone of us have someone in family or friends who has or gone through cancer. It is one of the dangerous disease. Written by John Green, 'Faults in our star' is book on those people who are suffering from cancer. The story doesn't talk about the disease or even about suffering from cancer in detail. It talks about how the main characters, Hazel Grace and Augustus Walter, despite having cancer, live their life and try as much as possible to be normal. The main character, Hazel Grace, is suffering from lung cancer and is on experiment drug which has increase her life span. She visits a support group where people with cancer come together and share their experiences and grief. In the group, she meet Augustus Walter and Isaac. Augustus (Gus) was suffering from cancer but he is cured whereas Isaac is about to lose his eye sight because of it. The story evolves around the love story of Hazel Grace and Gus and their common interest - a bo