Tuesday, 14 June 2016

#BookReview ; 6 Degrees - Game of Blogs

As part of their #CelebrateBlogging initiative, BlogAdda.com, ran the first edition of Game of Blogs in September 2014. Five characters and their descriptions were provided. The objective was to write a fictional story revolving around these characters. Bloggers came together as teams and after three rounds filled with its own set of twists and turns, three stories made it to the end.
The three stories in this book are a fascinating example of how one set of characters can have interesting lives with completely different dimensions. Six Degrees is a result of how collaboration can truly breed creativity in the modern day world of connected living.

Six Degrees is the outcome of the Game of Blogs initiative by BlogAdda. It was a one of a kind collaborative blogging effort in fact first of its kind in India where 300 people worked in 30 groups to write different stories but with five same characters which were decided by BlogAdda Team. After the announcement the Indian Blogosphere put their thinking caps on to compete for the Game of Blogs trophy. Famous authors like Ashwin Sanghi, Natasha Badhwar, Ravi Subramanian, Meghna Pant, Raksha Bharadia & Kiran Manral were the judges on this initiative but they too had to work hard to choose winners & at the end they chose 3 teams as winners. It has been published by Leadstart Publishing House.

The first story is The Awakening which is the collective work of team ‘By Lines’ which had the following bloggers Anmol Rawat, Preeti Venugopala, Soumyaa Verma, Tina Basu, Ashutosh Bhandari, Paresh Godhwani, Prerna Maynil & Ramanathan P. A nuclear but loving family of three members were living happily in the city of dreams Mumbai & then two unexpected guests enter their lives from thin air. As the story progresses new mysteries are unearthed & revealed which ultimately dawns as a threat to humanity & may lead to the ultimate annihilation. Only some superpower intervention can stop it to happen. But will it? Read the book to know..

The second story is Entangled Lives written by team ‘Potliwale Baba’ which comprises of bloggers such as Shoumik De, Srilakshmi I, Sneha Bhattacharjee, Hemant, Shamim Rizwana, Nirav Thakker, Tushar & Ritu Pandey. The plot is about a happily living family of three with a house help, but then a out of the blue there’s a murder in the house that too when there are two strangers there. While the criminal is unknown but a confession during the investigation solves the mystery. But does it? Is catching murderers ever easy? Read to know.

The third & last story is Missing- A Journey Within penned by team ‘Tete -a- Ten’ with bloggers Sharon D Souza, Oindrila De, Anupriya Mishra, Vaisakhi Mishra, Tinu Menachary, Gauri Kamath, Ritesh Agarwal, Aayan Banerjee & Raghu Chaitanya. Two different characters from two different families, the female goes missing from her family while the male character left his house since he felt devoid of any hope but destiny had something else in its mind & they became friends eventually. But what the future holds for them can only be known if you buy & read it!

This book is a commendable effort of BlogAdda, the judges & most importantly the bloggers who were determined to write that too with given characters which made their job even more difficult. Since the stories are an outcome from common bloggers like us the language is simple & quite relatable, each story gives a different taste to the book & hence makes it even more interesting. I liked the cover & I hope BlogAdda team keeps on coming with such innovative initiatives. This book surely be widely read by Indian readers to inspire & learn from this work of fellow Indians.

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    6 Degrees is India's first book published through collaborative blogging, written completely by bloggers for the Game of Blogs activity at BlogAdda. Know more about Game of Blogs here . You can buy 6 Degrees: Game of Blogs if you liked the review. :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the review :) - Team Potliwale Baba