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About Aviral Singh

I am not a mere mass of flesh and bone. My thoughts mold me into a complete human being. I am what I think and what I think is what I am..!

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Mumbai

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aviralsingh04@gmail.com

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Favourite Books

Midnight's Children

The Siege of Krishnapur

God Of Small Things

Love in Time Of Cholera

Interpreter Of Maladies

Lolita

DIsgrace

Moor's Last Sigh

Shame

Satanic Verses

Fine Balance

Dongri To Dubai

Chronicles Of a Corpse Bearer

Family Matters

Train To Pakistan

Five Point Someone

One Night @ Call Center

Such a Long Journey

One Hundred Years Of Solitude

Sea Of Poppies

River Smoke

Shantaram

Joseph Anton

The Kite Runner

Tales From Ferozshash Bag

And the Mountains Echoed

Three Mistakes of my life

Inheritance Of Loss

The Portrait Of a Lady

Shalimar the Clown

The Golden Gate

The Sensualist

The black Swan

Oh Shit Not Again

I too Had A Love Story

Company Of Women

Absolute Khushwant

The Story Of my Experiments With Truth

Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People

Leader Who Had No Title

The monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Revolution 2020

Sense Of an Ending

The Night Train To Deoli

Discover Your Destiny

A Suitable Boy

The Secret

The Hero

Glass Palace

No Man Is an Island

Falling In Love Again

Omerta

The Godfather

Delhi is not Far

To Kill a Mocking Bird

Maximum City

Immortals Of Meluha

The Secret Of Nagas

The Oath Of the Vayuputras

Solo

The old man and the sea

Lives of Others

Favourite Authors

Salman Rushdie

Rohinton Mistry

Cyrus Mistry

Amitav Ghosh

Arundhati Roy

Vikram Seth

Ruskin Bond

J.G Farrell

Ranadas Gupta

Favourite Quotes

A book is an interminable resource of wisdom.

A good book grabs the writer by the collar and demands to be written.

Favourite Genres

Wilting Tales Aviral Singh

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LOTUS COMPANY Y.S. Scott

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Thunderclap Nayab Naseer

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THE DARK PERSPECTIVE Remesh

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Corpokshetra Deepak Kaul

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RECIPROCAL Sudhansu M Nayak

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Half-Naked Reality Sahil

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Soul-Mates Simmer Bhatia

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Killers Gaurav Bist

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Seven Knocks Neha Nayak

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Tyrants Khalid Mukhtar

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Void Sarang Kawade

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Brake Free Neha Nayak

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The Only One Jyothi S.D

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The Lost Ring Oshin Gulsia

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It Happened One Day Rashmi

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Wilting Tales Aviral Singh

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Irresistible dhruv sharma

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Brutal Uday Satpathy

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Free Fall Rajesh Shankaran

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On The Runway Krishna Teja

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It's Never Too Late Rakesh

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Kismet Rajangam Gopal

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Prakriti Rajangam Gopal

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Undesired Duty Harsh Arora

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Gangaajal Ravi Kumar

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Love Me Please! Ridhvig

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His Night Begins N. Murali

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A Mango Tree Akash Ahuja

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Here I Am Shweta Chawre

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Chalta Hai Punit Pania

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The Presswallah Manjula Lal

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Dawn and Dusk Farahdeen Khan

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The Abstruse Harleen Vij

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Wow! & Weird! Sunil Gandhi

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Half-Naked Reality Sahil

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Soul-Mates Simmer Bhatia

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Void Sarang Kawade

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Brake Free Neha Nayak

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Irresistible dhruv sharma

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It's Never Too Late Rakesh

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Prakriti Rajangam Gopal

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Gangaajal Ravi Kumar

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His Night Begins N. Murali

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Dawn and Dusk Farahdeen Khan

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The Abstruse Harleen Vij

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Wow! & Weird! Sunil Gandhi

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Aviral Singh

A good attempt. All the best..!!

Oct 10 '15
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Rashmi Rathi

Thanks for sparing time to read and giving feedback!

Oct 15 '15
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Karna's Alter Ego

Aviral Singh

Although the story seems to be well planned, there is something missing due to which I had to drag myself to read the entire manuscript. IT requires effort to maintain attention. Also, the intent of a love story in such a book didn't go well with my palate. However can't judge the Author solely on this work. Write more..!

Aug 09 '15
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Surendra Mohanty

Thanks, That's the general feeling. The book, it seems, is slow in pace. I agree.

Aug 09 '15
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Aviral Singh

The narrative is simple and fair. But there are meanderings in between where the protagonist starts putting forth his opinions about everything eg: the tourists with heavy luggage, the frisking of celebs at the airport, the parent's whining about the result..these were the components that were a little annoying. Plus there is no differentiating factor from other authors like Ravinder Singh etc. the story line seems to be following the same type as narrated by Chetan Bhagat, Durjoy Datta etc. I would say it would be a good read for teenagers, a well read reader will surely look for something different, which was missing in the first three chapters. The chapters didn't bring forth any unknown idea or perspective, had it been addressed, it would have become better.

Feb 17 '15
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Aviral Singh

Although the concepts used seem apt, the overuse of references to mercedes and bmw was a little annoying to me as a reader. One thing i noticed was that the chapters were devoid of any planned narrative- the content of the chapters was not in sync with the chapter's title. Plus the tripin vii std to lonavala and mumbai where few students were consuming alcohol and the students meeting film stars right at the airport was difficult to swallow as a reader. I feel the honesty in writing a memoir is missing, plus the organisation and planning in describing the events. Nevertheless, if worked upon, it could surely be made much better. All the best to you..!

Jan 27 '15
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Aviral Singh

couldn't swallow the fact that protagonists brother is working in USA and he is still the lift man job. Plus the chapters are too short, in fact all of the three chapter can be shrunk into one chapter. It is going well but not well enough for a reader. All the best anyways..!

Jan 21 '15
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hywel richard pinto

Thanks Aviral Singh, for your frank opinion
I would however like to clarify some of the points that you have made:
1. We are still stuck in the past which dictates that the lower middle class cannot achieve a life akin to that of the upper class. This class boundary has been covered in subsequent chapters of the book. To prove my point further have mentioned a link below about an Indian tea shop owner who has visited more than 16 countries so far inspite of his financial shortcomings, reminding us not to judge people based on their occupation
http://www.thenewsminute.com/lives/503
2. The chapters have been intentionally kept short. In today’s fast paced world people seldom find the time to read chapters which run into many pages.
3. Shorter chapters have a psychological advantage, hooking the reader for just another chapter – which in most cases continues for another 3-4 chapters. Longer chapters require more investment of time by the reader.
I do feel that BGB should have an option of showcasing more than just 3 sample chapters and one cannot get the entire flavor of the book after reading just 3 chapters.
Thanks for your time, effort and rating. It does mean a lot to a new writer like me.

Jan 23 '15
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Aviral Singh

I give 2 stars for the premise of the stories, which were nice. Apart from them nothing could hold my attention. The narrative was as loose as it could be and there was no connection. The ideas were nice but wasted away without writing properly. It seemed very dull while reading and very scattered. Will suggest rethinking and rewriting.

Jan 19 '15
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Sahil

I don't think I would like to change the style of narrative. I think such ideas need to be presented the way they are. Anyhow, thanks a lot for the review.

Jan 19 '15
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Aviral Singh

the dots after sentences, leaving them unfinished is a really annoying. The writing style seems to be under discovery. Please do not write half and let half of it stay in your imagination, remember the reader has ti imagine through your narrative and not through your unexpressed imagination. Had it been written patiently with complete sentences, it would have made much more sense.I suggest rewriting.

Jan 19 '15
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Aviral Singh

A fresh and an interesting read. If I were to dissect the narrative, I would say that it has the potential to keep the reader engaged, and a subtle freshness about it. However can't judge the entire story before reading the rest. All the best..!

Jan 13 '15
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Krishna Raj HK

Thanks, Aviral!

Jan 14 '15
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Aviral Singh

The story is okay and, i feel, has a potential to be made much better if a little bit of rewriting and editing is done. I liked the complications portrayed after changing the school, other than that, nothing could hold my attention. There were a few minor errors as well. I would suggest rereading and rewriting to author, cos it has potential to be made better.

Jan 10 '15
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Anu

Anu

Aviral,

Jan 14 '15
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Aviral Singh > Krishna Raj HK

The submit manuscript button is visible on the extreme right at the top once u log in. If not visible then contact bgb, may be it is a technical issue, however, it is visible in my profile.

Jan 07 '15
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Krishna Raj HK

Hi Aviral, thanks for the reply. Strange that it's not showing up here. Could be a browser issue.

Jan 07 '15
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Aviral Singh

The story is too descriptive and forbids the reader to imagine anything. Everything has been given in so much detail that after a point of time it becomes very boring to read. Like for instance : conversation between Mitali and Keshav in the examination hall was so lengthy, despite Invigilator's presence that any reader would start questioning the credibility of the scene. I think the author got carried away too much into the philosophy and that is why rambled a lot about everything. If you are writing fiction, write it in a believable, yet , interesting way. There is no need to describe everything. The scene with the Dog, Bruno, seemed exaggerated and similarly was the following scene between Shreya and Keshav. Remember, imagination is good, but to put forth the unthinkable and something that doesn't happen that regularly you have to discover a writing style that would give some credibility to the story. My intention is not to discourage you, but to bring out the best in you. May be, my comments, will help you in some way or the other. All the best..!

Jan 06 '15
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Aviral Singh

The narration of the story, it seems, has been done in such haste that it feels like a daily soap watched in fast forward. Although there were certain interesting points peppered in the story, the use of cliched adverbs and abrupt start and end of the sentences tested my patience. As a reader one looks forward to reading a story spun in such an immaculate way that the narration surpass the content or the main stream of the story. A good writer writes about simple stuff and yet he writes it in such a way that the reader, despite knowing what is going to happen in the next few lines, doesn't stop reading. One thing that was particularly disturbing was the missing punctuation marks and so very short sentences which made it difficult to differentiate between the actual story or the scene background. Further, I would like to add that the pace of the story is totally out of control, as a reader it becomes too much to imagine. The story is good, but the narration needs rework and needs to be rewritten, after which I believe it would be a joy to read. All the best..!!

Jan 02 '15
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Aviral Singh

A story teller fills the void that exists between the real and the unreal..he connects....two asunder worlds...!

Dec 04 '14
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Aviral Singh

First story was nice..! I think there might have been a mix up in the second and the third story, either in writing them or uploading them..!

Dec 04 '14
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Sarang Kawade

Hi Aviral, there was a mixup indeed. But it was resolved. So you can read and complete the second story you started. Thanks for pointing it out and the review. :)

Dec 04 '14
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Aviral Singh

very informal way of writing...the transition from one scene to the next is very abrupt...the logical connections and threading seem to be missing completely...written in haste..!

Dec 01 '14
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Aviral Singh

Immature writing..!

Nov 28 '14
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Aviral Singh

Interesting read. One of the few Novels based out of UP and being born and brought up in Lucknow i could connect to the characters as well..!

Nov 10 '14
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Aviral Singh

A nice read. I liked the philosophical lines peppered throughout the story..! :)

Oct 17 '14
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Aviral Singh > JS.Alian

Hey, Checkout my collection of short stories - Wilting Tales. Looking forward to reading an incisive review..! :)

Oct 14 '14
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Aviral Singh

An interesting read. Liked the playful satirical way of narration, very fresh, all the best..!!

Aug 25 '14
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Gaurav Bist

Appreciate you reading it. Good luck to ya as well. I've been travelling for the past ten days & few more days of travel to go. I plan to read some of your work. Take care now

Sep 02 '14
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Aviral Singh

There was a lot of meandering in the story, the characters were not speaking as much loudly as the protagonist, the bullying phase was rather unimaginable as the problems one would face during that course were missing from the point of view of someone who is bullied, somewhere down the line as the story progressed the narration shifted towards a more autobigraphic tone and a lot of sentences and incidents seemed to be written just for the heck of it..!! Although, the story is ok, it could be made better with a little amount of rework and reanalysis. Also, the concept of befriending Rajputs was a bit far fetched according to me unless you are writing a story of the eighties or the nineties, which if you are, I am sorry to say, the reader won't be able to find out, if it is a story based in eighties and nineties. Please plan every chapter in advance and decide what emotions and events are gong to be a part of it, and write it with that emotional attachment, Blundering through will not help.Good work, but can be made better..! Keep it up..!!

Aug 15 '14
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Aviral Singh

First of all, a salute to the author. It is the first book on the BGB which kept my tied till the end. This is a bloody excellent book. We should have more of these. Awesome. Simply Awesome. Maturity in writing just flows smoothly and grabs u by the collar to read these stories and finish them. Amazing narration..!! All the best..!! I hope it gets published..!!

Aug 13 '14
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Inderjit Singh Paintal

Thanks Aviral, appreciate the encouragement.

Aug 13 '14
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Aviral Singh

That should have been kept me tied :P

Aug 13 '14
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Aviral Singh

The story, if written as a mythological fantasy fiction is not working out for me. There were too many cliches, and too much description of yogasnas which could have been very well avoided. Till the end the only thing that created curiosity in me was the scene where arpit was walking to wards the temple amidst the storm. There were no significant events in the 54 pages which are available till now, and as a result they fail to grab my attention as a reader. There were a few grammatical mistakes which over the pages augmented into blunders, for example : "It indicates that you have adjusted with the environment" i found this line on page number 40 now I know the intent behind this line but if you go for the literary meaning of this line it would mean that the environment adjusted along with Arpit, which might annoy finicky readers. However, there was a positive side to the 53 pages. the narration was good, bit boring and dull but good. May be with a little more effort it could be elevated to the next level. I can't help but mentioning the incident where Arpit and Guru leave their bodies as sukshma sharira and wonder looking at their bodies, was that borrowed from Shaktiman's episodes? And yes, one more thing, the story talks about a nine year old kid being separated from his parents whom he might not see in the future ever, but nowhere in the story I find the kind of agitation that he undergoes akin to his parents or the kind of turmoil a nine year old would go through if he is dumped in an ashrama with a bunch of yogis. For me, as a reader, that doesn't work. May be after a little bit of analysis and self review of the story you will know the shortcomings as you have written it, you know it well..! All the best..!

Aug 12 '14
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Pritesh Bhosale

Aviral, thanks for the genuine review. I humbly accept all the flaws in story raised by you and promise I will work on them. P.S.: Concept of 'Sukshma Sharira' is adopted from vedic philosophy. you can find reference of this concept in Walmiki ramayana. Aditya hridayam is also adopted from Yudh Kand of Walmiki Ramayana.

Aug 13 '14
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Aviral Singh

TO be honest, I didn't like the story at all..!! There were too many cliches and conversations going around, gossips happening in the acme were too much, it seemed as if the people in the company had nothing to do but gossip. That's where I lost interest in the story. I had to drag myself to finish the first chapter, However I browsed through the rest of the pages too, so as to provide a proper review. To me the synopsis and the book cover seemed nice, but the story couldn't hold back my attention. All the best..!!

Aug 12 '14
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Yaagneshwaran Ganesh

Thank you Aviral Singh, appreciate your time to read it and give me a honest review!!

Aug 12 '14
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Aviral Singh

A good read. A vibrant story. though I found the last part : Aarav Speaks similar to chetan Bhagat's narration in some book i cant remember. But overall it is a nice read. Vibrant..!! Good work..!

Aug 12 '14
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Harleen Vij

Thanks for the read and review Aviral. I am not aware of any resemblance to any book :)

Aug 19 '14
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Aug 12 '14
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Aviral Singh

To me, it seemed a little bit inspired from the plots Chetan Bhagat chooses, the descriptions and the settings too seemed a little bit borrowed from the same author. There were a lot of chiches and repetition of the weather of Tamil Nadu. However, the writing was good but devoid of events or narration which would coax a reader to read further. I found a few grammatical errors too. They can be rectified by reviewing and I am sure after a little bit of rework this story would also attract readers. All the best..!

Aug 11 '14
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Aviral Singh

The writing style is good. The story is ok. If it is entirely based on the old man and how he comes back to life every time after drinking the gangajal, and in the end if the protagonist, tries to kill the old man by not offering him the gangajal, I wont be surprised. All the best.!!

Aug 10 '14
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Aviral Singh

Then I shall read further :)

Aug 10 '14
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Ravi Kumar

Thanks Aviral for the review. Happy to inform that it doesn't go down as you've presumed

Aug 10 '14
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Aviral Singh

Interesting read. Peppered with realism and devoid of mumbo jumbo. Job well done. One of the best I have read on BGB..!! Alll d best..!

Aug 10 '14
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Niyati Shinde

Thank you Aviral for the review, rating and encouragement :-) Coming from an avid reader like you, it means a lot to me :-) Glad you liked the stories. I'm sure you'll like the rest of them as well, especially, 'Unfaithful' and 'Hype about love'

Aug 11 '14
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Aviral Singh

The setting of the stories is a little disappointing compared to the book cover and the synopsis. As a reader I wont be as interested in the conversation as in the events taking place in the lives of the characters. Conversation between the characters is important but inundating the entire plot with it is rather annoying. As a reader to be immersed in the story I would need a description of the setting more than the abrupt start of the conversation. I found it more like a play rather than a novel or a collection of stories. Sure the work has potential, sure the language is good, narrative is also nice, but the stories seem to be missing the events and the interest creating aspects. All the best..!

Aug 10 '14
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Aviral Singh

a well written story is like a spool of thread immaculately weaved into a fabric - it serves as a cloak...!!

Aug 10 '14
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Aviral Singh

there is a lot of meandering, the story lost its grip after Ali and protagonist go near the girls' hostel and stared abruptly with satyavati. has potential but needs rework and carving. all the best..!!

Aug 09 '14
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Aviral Singh

well to begin with, the plot seems interesting from the point of view of a teenager. However, I doubt if it will attract a plethora of readers. It is more like reading someone's journal than a novel. the book though might ge popular among the teenage readers. all the best..!!

Aug 08 '14
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Neha Sharma

In case u dont know one of the best evocative novels in history is a journalanne frank's diary. and there are other writer's like sue townsend who wrote adrian mole's diary.that is a popular fiction too

Aug 16 '14
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Aviral Singh

The writing style is good but the plot is not as engaging as is the first few pages, and the last page till now. there seems to be a lot of gangue present along with what goes with the story. eg: the description of the ganseha festival by Ram. However, I can't still comment on the entire plot as I am unable to guess what this plot is all about. Looking forward to reading the consequent chapters..! All the best..!

Jul 29 '14
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Aviral Singh

The writing style and the depiction of the scenes is at par with a decent writer. Use of characters is also commendable. However, the suspense in some of the stories becomes ostensible as in the first story, if the writer tries and control the suspense and unveil it like a magician, this manuscript for sure will be the best in the list. But till now, i found this manuscript interesting and well written. Probably it is the best in the lot. Well done. Keep it up..!!

Jul 11 '14
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Aviral Singh

Well, to begin with, the problem the book tries to address is not as simple as it has been portrayed. the very fact that the problems addressed in the narrative are ubiquitous adds on to the challenge. However I would praise the author's guts to take up such a conundrum and try to spawn the different aspects that need to be taken into consideration. Having said that, a few points :
1. The narration style needs to be a little more elaborate peppered with positive thoughts and sentences.
2. The last chapter, almost 70 percent of it revealed the author's frustration with her friends than addressing the topic from a general point of view.
At last, all the best, keep up the good work..!

Jul 08 '14
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Aviral Singh

Story is good, narration is good, but could be made better for at times it is confusing and difficult to figure out who is who. Having said that, i think the book can be pulled off by planning each and every chapter in advance and figuring out what emotions and events are going to be a part of that chapter. Good. Could be better after rectification of grammar and minute errors in sentence construction. All the best..!

Jul 07 '14
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Ananya Garg

Thanks a lot Aviral for reviewing.

Jul 20 '14
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Aviral Singh

The story, if targeted to attract a plethora of readers from the teenagers, is not serving the purpose. To begin with the prologue is interesting with an attempt to create a suspense, but the consequent chapters seem to be missing the imagination and narrative and thorough research and depiction about the place. The characters are loosely scattered here and there with mere threading. The writing style more of is a representation of a teenage girl talking to her diary instead of trying to engage the readers in the narrative. Remember the difference between a story and the same well written story holds a very important place in the reader's mind. The reader should be able to relate to the characters the way the protagonist does and that is achievable only with an awesome narrative. All the best..!!

Jul 07 '14
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Aviral Singh

The narrative seems to be too dispersed. Missing the literary aspect. The transition from one scene to the other seems abrupt. story is nice but could be way better if the writing style is worked upon.

Jul 07 '14
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N. Murali

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review His Night Begins

Jul 07 '14
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Aviral Singh

The sentences seem to be too short for creating a feeling of engagement in the mind. Literary aspect seems to be missing.

Jul 07 '14
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Shantheri Mallaya

Thank you for the feedback.

Jul 08 '14
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Aviral Singh

The difference between the worst book of a creative writer and the best book of an unimaginative writer is that the worst creativity is still better than the best banality.

Jul 06 '14
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