Runjhun Noopur
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About Runjhun Noopur

An ex-lawyer who spends her time cooking up fascinating stories that tilt the balance in alternate universes. All in her head of course. She also likes to teach people the rare art of being happy. Writer. Entrepreneur. Life Coach. Part time sloth.

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Favourite Books

The Zahir

Harry Potter Series

Sherlock Holmes (everything Doyle ever wrote involving Holmes)

The Alchemist

The Amulet of Samarkand Trilogy

Julius Caesar

Favourite Authors

Paulo Coelho

Ruskin Bond

Arthur Conan Doyle

O Henry

Neil Gaiman

Favourite Quotes

"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."

"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop."

“Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.”

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Forty Nine Shades Confused

Runjhun Noopur

Wow! Thats quite some take on E.L James' trilogy. The protagonist is an interesting and clever contrast to the original Mr. Grey. The fact that he is an unassuming, average, 'aam aadmi' in every sense makes the premise very interesting. The humor works very well and his internal monologue is pretty hilarious at several places.

The issues with this narrative despite it being a very fun read is that the whole set up would work much better as a shorter, crisper short story. Because as a novel...or even a novella, the premise will begin to get a little monotonous. Also, the issue in these early chapters, which will most probably not there once we read the entire book, is that there is just one character. And while that format works mostly, we still need to see and hear some other characters to set the context and universe. Otherwise, again, monotony will be an issue.
Overall, this is an excellent premise. And most of its issues will automatically get reduced with some heavy editing and maybe revising the format as a long (upto 10,000 words) short story. That way, every chapter becomes a crisp para and punch of it all, with its crisp hilarity, is magnified at least ten times. I loved the premise, the set up and the character and I think it has a whole lot of potential.

Aug 10 '15
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Deepak Kaul

Thanx a lot for your very detailed and very useful review.

Aug 10 '15
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Bend Your Knees & Do Your Best

Runjhun Noopur

Saga of demon hunting brothers! Brothers! Please tell me it is about Supernatural! Because if it is, I am so chuffed to find a fellow Supernatural fan/addict right here on BGB!!! And for that reference alone, I am in love with this book!

My Suprnatural bias aside, this is by far the best book I have read on BGB. Brilliantly written, I am already beyond invested in the character. The humor is spot on and it is so easy to get sucked into Kalyani's Universe and her life. And while Kalyani's philosophy and her idea of God are right on the opposite spectrum of my personal beliefs, I could totally understand and relate to her point of view. The language structure is flawless and there are actually sentences that are so funny, I went back to re-read them. Kalyani is funny, flawed and so real, it hurts. And if this is not a hallmark of a great book, I have no idea what is! I really, really want to read the rest of it. This should definitely be published!

Aug 05 '15
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Runjhun Noopur

Yay! for Supernatural! :) And all the best! I do hope I get to read the rest of this tale in print soon! :)

Aug 05 '15
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Kalyani

Quick! Someone give Runjhun an award for writing great inspiring reviews! But seriously, thanks a bunch for your comments Runjhun. You guys keep me going. And since you seem to like funny, flawed and real, I can promise you that Kalyani gets funnier (at least that is what I hope readers think!), more flawed than she had bargained for and more real than I had been prepared for. And I am sooooo relieved to find that I am not the only one in love with a serial as crazy as Supernatural :)

Aug 05 '15
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The Viper

Runjhun Noopur

This has been on my 'to-read' list ever since it arrived on BGB and it doesn't disappoint in the least. The description of the bombing and the ensuing chaos is great as is the Viper's thought process. A lot of attention has been given to the details and it is not easy, especially for the kind of scenarios that are being dealt with. My only little suggestion here is with respect to the opening scene. A more punch in the gut kind of opening scene/paragraph/prologue would add a whole lot of excitement to the narrative. Overall, a great effort Deepak! All the best! :)

Aug 04 '15
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Deepak Kaul

Thank you for your considered and detailed review.

Aug 04 '15
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The Legend of Devyani

Runjhun Noopur

This has all the elements of a good mythical-fantasy fiction. The world building is good and there is enough intrigue to make you want to read more. The language structure, however, needs a lot of improvement. Also, I found portions that seemed to be over explaining things like timeline and etymology and I would much rather these things were woven into the story itself and let the reader have the pleasure of putting the pieces together.

Aug 04 '15
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Varchaswi

Dear Runjun, thanks a lot for the valuble review....yes, a little editorial touch is needed....but the additional narrations gain prominence as one goes deeper into the story....anyway thanks for your valuble review.... I am glad that you responded to my request....would be happier if you can spread the word....

Aug 04 '15
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Old Monk and Vodka

Runjhun Noopur

Jun 17 '15
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Karna's Alter Ego

Runjhun Noopur

Karna is a fascinating character to write about and to have his parallel in the modern World, it is story wise a brilliant set up. I really like the way the parallels are being set up--similar but not same. The atmosphere and the details, especially in the first chapter where the harshness of an abusive household is highlighted, are very well done. My only suggestion is that the dialogues and the overall narrative can use a little bit of levity--it will make the reading experience much more interesting. All the best!

Jun 17 '15
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Surendra Mohanty

Thank you Runjhun.

Jun 18 '15
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Corpokshetra

Runjhun Noopur

A very clever retelling and a lot fun to read too! It is not easy to adapt something like Mahabharat in context that is contemporary and yet still manage to retain the primary essence of the tale. This book strikes the perfect balance without ever losing the pace. Very well done!

May 13 '15
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Made in Heaven and all other Marriages

Runjhun Noopur

Well written, slice of life stories. Great read!

May 02 '15
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Apr 24 '15
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Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

Thank you for taking out time to read and review my book runjhun :)

Apr 24 '15
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