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Sandeep Adnani – Author of The Exiled Rogue Series

Sandeep Adnani has been writing movie reviews since 2007. He started blogging mini musings and short stories in 2013.
His first metaphysical/transformational fiction novel, ‘The Codes of the Exiled Rogue’ was published in December 2019 and went on to became an amazon #1 bestselling ebook.
Part 2, titled ‘The Origin of the Exiled Rogue’ was published in September 2020 and became an amazon bestseller as well in multiple categories. He has finished writing The Exiled Rogue series, the final instalment of the #TERS trilogy will be out in 2021.
He changed careers from the advertising/media industry and is now a mental health counsellor in Melbourne with bases in Mumbai and Dubai as well.

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Bridgerton (2020)

An interesting combination of a period drama with the notoriety of modern day television, it weaves interesting scandals, highs and lows with well written characters.

The story highlights certain stereotypes and does away with others. The plot moves fast with conventional drama playing out with a contemporary twist.

Netflix has invested a lot in the show which has been very well received with lots of plots open for season 2. My favourite, the narration by Julie Andrews!

Goodbye December and second half of 2020

The Science of Wellbeing. Dark. Informative Instalive. Retreat for wellness 2.0. Supervision Training Course. Golden Girls marathon. Virtual Christmas in July. Neuro Linguistic Programming course. YouTube interview : travels and inspirations. SAS rock and roll! Cooking triumphs! Beta readers delight! Rakshabandhan surprise by Manisha! Aboriginal culture and safety training. Part 2 title reveal. Rainbow sighting. Tanishq turns 18! Meet the characters of ‘the Exiled Rogue series’.

Certified Supervisor and member of the ACA college of supervisors. Virtual author interview about #coter and #ooter on YouTube. Strawberry Watermelon cake. 5 trips around the sun. #ooter book teaser. Wu Xing Garden sketch reveal. Mayyur turns 40 in style. Navdeep & Sandy complete 20 years. The Origin of the Exiled Rogue trailer and virtual book launch. #ooter becomes an Amazon bestseller! Friends and family all over the world pose with the ebook cover!

Yahoo! news features The Exiled Rogue series! Freshly baked Cookies as we all meet again. Mom turns 75 in MG! #ooter book launch with signed copies of the paperback! A 42nd birthday filled with gratitude. Cakemail surprise from Revna! Diwali joys with summer days! #ooter reviews. #coter and #ooter become part of the State Library of Victoria! Queens Gambit. Annie’s yummy cupcakes! Coburgers and Edgars Creek. Who would I cast as the characters of my Trilogy?

ESPN celebrate a decade! On an aeroplane after 11 months! Brisbane-Bribie-Noosa-Monteville-Goldcoast-Stradbrooke and all the beautiful memories in between! Thank you Nishant, Nirmal and Nyx. Ludo (the film and the game). Crown season 4. Good bye 2020.

2021: the year we catch up with family reunions and milestone celebrations.

2 Amazon bestsellers in 2020

Last 30 days of the year 2020, the year of transformation. Two Amazon bestsellers and the third book written of The Exiled Rogue Series, it’s been a wonderful ride on the wave of inspiration. Download The Codes of the Exiled Rogue and The Origin of the Exiled Rogue and go on a metaphysical, transformational journey to get acquainted with the truth that already resides within you!

Rebecca (2020 film)

A romantic thriller by Ben Wheatley, the film offers everything it promises. Based on the 1938 novel of the same name, the plot is intriguing with enough suspense and mystery to have you invested and interested till the end.

The lead actors do a nuanced job of keeping you guessing while moving the plot along. The twist, when it appears, isn’t entirely a surprise but plausible.

Good performances in a different yet understandable story.

2.5/5

Jane the Virgin (2014-2019)

A telenovela style soap opera-ish comedy series, this was a stress buster with many memorable moments.

The satire like approach makes for light viewing, plenty of cliffhangers, unpredictable plot twists which is enjoyable because of the eccentric and well defined characters and their unique traits.

A constant need to know ‘what’s next’ keeps the viewer glued to the drama which finally comes to an appropriate conclusion at the end of its fifth and final season.

Worth the ride if this style of story telling appeals to you. There is something here for everyone.

The Queen’s Gambit (2020)

Based on the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis, this miniseries is brilliant at challenging and breaking stereotypes.

Director Scott Frank has painted a challenging world where we don’t feel sorry for anyone, we just root for them because of the way they handle and conduct their lives

The result? A prodigy who goes on to become a Chess phenomenon, taking on the greats in the realm. A riveting watch with a wonderful performance by the lead, Anya Taylor-Joy and every other cast member.

A must watch, with a pertinent message that is driven home plenty of times!

Freaky (2020)

A tongue in cheek type of silly horror film, with gore that makes you cringe but not laugh, though the plot twist does!

Lots of obstacles where two customary characters embellish the proceedings, we are eventually faced with a closing window of time to tie up the plot.

The end finally comes much after we think the story has played itself out, to leave us with a pertinent message.

Not bad, but not freaky either!

2/5