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7 NOVELS THAT SING THE TALE OF SEX, LOVE AND LUST BY SIDNEY SHELDON

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Sidney Sheldon, the master of words has beautifully quoted: “What I do is put my characters into situations that are so precarious there is no way to get out. Then I figure how to get them out.”

He has mastered the art of combining almost every emotion into one novel, making it truly engaging. His novels have depicted suspense covered by lust, love and passion that keeps the readers involved. Women characters are his favorite as he finds them powerful and his thrillers have such twists that keeps the readers awaited about what happens next!

BLOODLINE

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The story revolves around a girl Elizabeth who becomes the sole heir of her father’s business after his unfortunate death. As she becomes the richest girl in the world, somebody somewhere determines to kill her. This is a hypnotic tale of suspense, sex, love, ambition and death.

THE NAKED FACE

THE NAKED FACE
Sheldon’s first novel, the story revolves around psychoanalyst Judd Stevens. Entrapped in a life, he lands up in a situation where he needs to figure out who the murderer is before he gets charged for the crime. A nail-biting thriller, this novel brings out the best of murder mystery along with a touch of science.

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IF TOMORROW COMES

IF TOMORROW COMES
An edgy novel, the story revolves around a successful bank-worker Tracy, tangled by Mafia. Due to unnecessary plotted allegations, she suffers from to fifteen years of prison. Later, the story is all about how she manages to take her revenge from the Mafia men also continues her life as a con artist.

MASTER OF THE GAME

MASTER OF THE GAME
An intriguing plot, this story revolves around the richest woman, Kate Blackwell. It is on her nineteenth birthday when things turn unexpected for her. Surrounded by enemies, plotted murders and threats, the bestseller brings the most lived, catchy story with lust, ambition and suspense.

THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT

THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT
The story covers Paris, Washington and a beautiful villa in Greece. The plot is an involving web of secrets as a ruthless trio of people including – an extraordinarily beautiful film star, a legendary Greek tycoon and an international adventurer. The trap of how the three use an innocent American girl in a frightening quest for sex, lust, passion, betrayal, life and death.

MEMORIES OF MIDNIGHT

MEMORIES OF MIDNIGHT
The sequel to “The Other Side of Midnight”, this novel is a last game of life and death masked with immense passion. The story revolves around Catherine Douglas, determined to challenge the Greek tycoon who killed her husband. She chases him, unaware that he has his cruel eye on her existence.

TELL ME YOUR DREAMS

TELL ME YOUR DREAMS
This is the story of nightmares, intriguing dreams and the fear that maybe somebody was stalking her. The plot revolves around three beautiful young women who are suspects of committing brutal murders. After the investigation begins, the plot takes the readers to the most crucial murder trail of the century.

The man who defined intriguing thriller, passionate love and quest for lust in his books becoming the seventh best-selling fiction writer of all times. Undoubtedly, there could be nobody else who matches his skills of twisting plots with the touch of love, sex and lust.

" Writing is like meditation where every word is the reflection of a refreshed soul." She's philosophical, emotional, an out of the box thinker with metaphors and irony as her favorite tools. A short height, grammar - friendly, graduation student whose thoughts take her beyond this world to a place she owns. A typical, modern day girl with a completely traditional style of writing, she believes that a good writer is the one who brings out the worst realities yet teaches how beautiful life can be. So, to all those people who don't want to read just Awesome Happy Drama it's time to gear up, observe, think and implement whatever you read or write.

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The Chariots of Belief: The Spectacle that Rath Yatra is

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As the parched sunburnt Earth is, now, drenched by the first showers of monsoon, the atmosphere satiate the sweet smell of the rejuvenation. In the month of Ashadh, the Lord comes out of the Sanctum Sanctorum to give the most coveted Darshana to his devotees.

The Car or Chariot Festival

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The most important festival of Lord Jagannath which draws millions of devotees from around the country and different parts of the world to Puri in Odisha.It is also believed that those who take part in this festival are known to earn their passage to Heaven.

Snana Purnima

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This festival begins on the day of Snana Purnima when the three deities, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra take a prolonged bath. Post this bath, the deities retire for fifteen days and remain in isolation and no public worship is performed during this time.

The Gods come out

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After the fifteen days of isolation, Jagganath, Balabhadra and Subhadra idols are mounted on their respective rathas, and so begins the Rath Yatra. It generally starts in the monsoon, and the thundering chariots amidst the rains are a sight to behold and give experience of a lifetime. In terms of gaiety and colour, it is unimaginable as Rath Yatra being second to any other festival.

Juggernaut’s Origins

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It’s believed that the etymological origin of the English word Juggernaut derives from the Mega-sized Rathas. These three separate Rathas have separate features and sizes.

The chariot for Jagannath is about 45 feet high and takes about 2 months to build. The artists and painters of Puri decorate the cars with bright motifs and art.

Gundicha Temple

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The Rathas are brought out to the Bada Danda and travel to the Shri Gundicha Temple where they stay for nine days.Thereafter, the deities again ride the chariots back to Shri Mandir in bahuda yatra.

Equality in Worship, ‘The sweeping Gajapati’

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The most significant ritual associated with the Ratha-Yatra is the Chhera Pahara where the Gajapati King wears the outfit of a sweeper and sweeps all around the deities and chariots and sprinkle sandalwood water on the path. This signified that in the eyes of Lord Jagannath, there is no distinction between the powerful sovereign Gajapati and the most humble devotee. It is also seen in the main offering to the Lord the common rice cake consumed by everyone in Odisha,the Poda Pitha and no dainty stuff.

Intense Fervour and Deep Reverence

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The sacred journey of the Gods is highly revered by the masses but the highlight of this festival is undoubtedly the stupendous and gorgeous chariots which will take your breath away. In terms of splendor, devotion, grandeur and liveliness, it is one of the grandest and most memorable spectacles of India. The God of the people rides to give Darshana even to the underrated deprived, in his procession everyone is an equal participant, pulling the Rathas to the immortal culmination of devotion and fervor.

This Rath Yatra allows the human soul to be driven by the pure unconditional love for the Supreme and its creation, is a reminder of the Nature’s Cycle of change, as is with the World. Nothing is stationary, and is always moving and ever-expanding.

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Re-evolve as a Human: Qualities we have lost over time.

Shreya Mishra

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Evolution happens at so many levels – physical, mental, spiritual or biological, then what is re-evolving? Over the years, people and their mentality have changed which is legit because experience changed and so did the society. However, did anyone ponder upon what is lost during the course of the change? May be, or maybe not , but the result
is destructive. On one hand we are technologically advanced but on the other hand, we have lost few core values. Some people may agree, some might differ, few might avoid, but the idea will definitely hit the cognition.

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It is really great practically and intellectually at par with others but while undertaking it all, we have to keep our emotional quotient in the parallel tangent. While we are busy being successful, on top, ahead of the time, we are losing on peace and balance. Wars over money, food, land, people, states etc. have left us with nothing but urge to conquer everything. Be it any discourse job, academics, personal life; we feel incomplete, something is always missing – relaxation, trust, companion or home.

Let’s talk about present times where corruption, hatred, hostility, envy, lust etc. have taken over the human within us. No one is bereft of these flaws, neither are they oblivious about it. Strangely, knowingly or unknowingly, people have started embracing these flaws. One can never be perfect or ideal, but one can always try to be better than before.

Patience

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One of the most beautiful parts about being a human is having patience. Unfortunately all over the world, people are losing this quality. We all heard this phrase, “Patience is the key to success”, well, indeed it is. A successful career, relationship, bond,companionship etc everything requires patience. With patience, comes the power of tolerance. It is not right to tolerate injustice but it is also not right to react impulsively. Patience gives you and the other, time and space to think about their actions, which in turn may or may not make them understand but it will give you the chance you need.

Empathy

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Sympathy might be artificial, empathy comes naturally. When we empathize with someone, we start living in their shoes. We start thinking about how we would feel or react and hence it helps us in understanding others better. Empathy followed by understanding and positive compromises helps in maintaining a healthy relationship.
Patience and empathy come hand in hand.

Honesty

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Truth might hurt, but it will always keep things clear and transparent between people. Honesty is a virtue which most of us don’t possess. Unfortunately that’s a bitter truth. With honesty comes loyalty, you’ll never lose anyone’s trust. It’s never easy to say and accept the truth but in long-term, it gives you clarity and a stable mind. No inhibitions, no fear and when you have nothing to hide, you come out as a bold and strong human.

These three qualities will lead to development of other qualities like -understanding, confidence, sympathy, humbleness etc. Humanity is at stake, try being a better version of your own self. This world will turn into something we all are striving for.

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Love, Life and Society through the lines of Piyush Mishra

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Piyush Mishra is not just a singer or a lyricist, but a powerful human with an overall package of intellect, talent and emotions. He is a theatre and film actor, music director, lyricist, singer and scriptwriter. He is sensitive, observant, witty and intellectual.
His songs “Are ruk ja re bande”, “Husna”, “Aarambh hai Prachand” etc clearly shows his sensitivity towards human nature, functions of the world and how the society works. He is a graduate from National School of Drama.
He was born with the name of Priyakant Sharma but later on changed it to Piyush Mishra as a sign of rebellion against his authoritative aunt. He has worked for films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Ghajini, Lahore, Agneepath, and he has also performed in the shows like Coke studio, Bharat ek Khoj etc.

Here are 10 beautiful quotes and lines written by him that shows various emotions we all go through:

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Read Also: Sahir Ludhianvi through the lens of time.

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