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Book Review : Sherlock Holmes - Playing the Game

Image source Genre - Mystery, Humour Pages - 192 Format available - It is only available in Kindle version in India  Price - Rs 213/- or  Free with kindle Unlimited About The Author                                                                         Image Source Cenarth Fox is a former teacher and  has written the  Detective Joanna Best Mysteries among his various books, plays and musicals . He lives in Melbourne ,Australia with his wife and a pets. About The Book  I was thrilled to receive my copy of this book as I am a die-hard fan of Sherlock Holmes and the Whodunit genre but my enthusiasm was short lived. Not meaning to be a spoilsport , this book is not so much about the unravelling of a murder mystery but rather a probable unravelling of the famous  " Consulting detective " Sherlock Holmes and his good friend Dr. Watson themselves that too at the hands of their very homely and dignified landlady Mrs

All You Need to Know about Face Masks

The two month long lock down during the COVID-19 Pandemic has had our country going into economic regression and the government has no other alternative but to relax the lock down for allowing people to start working and fuel the economy. But with more and more people returning to work and coming out of the safety of their homes, it has become even more important to continue the safety measures like social distancing,wearing face masks and keeping hands germ free as the number of people suffering is now running into millions and this virus has very high infectivity and virulence. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we interact socially and publicly Dr. Raed Dweik, MD, Chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Respiratory Institute (RI) has to say this about why wearing face masks is important ,"By blocking the exhale of virus particles in to the air around you, your mask is keeping the virus from spreading.Moreover,coughing and sneezing significantly increase the amount of aer

A Step by step guide to Essential Oils

Today more and more people are making a conscious effort to veer away from harmful chemicals and embrace natural products in their daily lives.Personally I too am a big fan of natural derivatives like essential oils in my daily life and I add them to my  bath ,foot soaks, hair oil and even to my night cream to reap the goodness of natural plant oils. When the whole world is battling with the Corona pandemic, these Essential Oils can keep your mood upbeat and also take care of minor health and beauty ailments even when you are sitting in your home. So let us venture into this less explored but wonderful world of essential oils. Some common Essential Oils have great fragrance too What are Essential Oils  Essential oils are unique concentrated aromatic compounds extracted from plants and hence are the  "essence " of  that plant . Essential oils are obtained through distillation (via steam and/or water) or mechanical methods, such as cold pressing of the ori