A Book Must Read: SHIVA in the City of Nectar by P. R. Kannan


The book, I needed for expanding my knowledge about the City of Nectar. Thanks to Preetha Rajah Kannan, the author of SHIVA in the City of Nectar and Jaico Books for  publishing such a gem of knowledge. This is a glorious anthology of 54 unknown short stories about Madurai (the City of Nectar), and the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To be honest, the first time when I visited Madurai in 2010 was not knowing about it much. When I was standing in the heart of Meenakshi Amman Temple and saw the astonishing and outstanding creation of Indian Cultural Monument. I had many questions arise. e.g.

  1. How such monument like Meenakshi Amman Temple can be built by men in the past?

  2. Is this a really man-made creation?

  3. Who is Devi Meenakshi? Why has she three breasts?

  4. Why Vaigai river called as the Ganges of Southern India?

  5. When I asked these questions to the guide, he said you must read Thiruvilaiyadal Puranam written in Tamil. But being a Bong reading book in the Tamil Language was not an easy task. So, the questions remained unanswered.

But, I was knowing inside this temple all those answers are hidden. Maybe, a part of my self-existence. Here perhaps Shiva gave me an opportunity to know the unknown facts about Madurai and reading this gem creation, SHIVA in the City of Nectar by P. R. Kannan. If you want to know the history and myth of the city Madurai, situated in Tamil Nadu, India, you must read Kannan’s book.

28230156._UY960_SS960_

Cover page: SHIVA THE CITY OF NECTAR by P.R. Kannan © Jaico Books

I am not going to comment on how simple understanding language it’s being written. We have countless Indian mythology books written or translated in English but I found many writers derived from the main taste of the story, burn their fingers in filling up jargons. I found the materials in this book are very lively and visual. I think Kannan did her job done well. The importance of this book is undeniable and a good height of Indian English Literature as well.

Review: Arrow TV Series “Destiny leaves its mark” : (Overall View on Season 1,2, 3, and 4)


A long run TV series of the time, since 2012. I am speaking my heart once again about Arrow after three years. I am a true viewer of all the episodes of Arrow from Season 1 to 4.

Season 1: A good beginning of the series. I think “Season 1” created the platform of the Green Arrow plot. Read detail review “Click here

My Rating: 8/10.

Season 2: The best season so far in my opinion. The birth of Deathstroke. Manu Bennett’s acting was superb awesome. High tension episodes. I honestly loved the team behind the Season Two.

My Rating: 9/10.

Deathstroke's_mask

Arrow TV Series 2012- 2016 “Destiny leaves its mark” Arrowed Deathstroke Mask, Season 2

Season 3: Oliver Quinn as Ra’s al Ghul, which was unbelievable at the beginning. Some episodes were not as expected.

Season 3, slowly took shape and ended well. Matt Noble’s cold voice, calm acting, and noble appearance made Season 3 interesting.

My Rating: 7/10.

Season 4: I am a fan of Green Arrow and a true lover of the Story. I never read any Green Arrow comics so I accepted what I watched.

Sorry, but I did not like Season 4 at all. Believe me, I really tried to be positive, till the end of the final episode.

Damien Darhk was the spoiler. But not only that some of the Team Arrow members overacted throughout the story which looked very ugly. Almost all main characters were avoiding the leadership of Oliver on the screen. Their over-confidence in almost everything seemed very stupid.

Sorry for giving a bad rating.

My Rating: 4/10.

I really felt poor performance by Felicity Smoak, John Diggle, Black Canary, and Speedy.

As usual Stephen Amell, Paul Blackthorne, and Audrey Marie Anderson they did their best to cover up the situations.

Thanks for reading. If you like it please like below and leave a comment.

TOP 10 in MARVEL Contest Of Champions!!!


Till date, we have 68 MARVEL Champions released by Kabam in the Contest. Today I will tell you the Top 10 Champions among them.

These 10 Champions are not only strong but sometimes you may need them for completing Realm of Legends (ROL) or Some parts in Act – 4 (REBELLION).

If I talk about top players based on each Class then the list is:

  1. Mutant – Wolverine
  2. Skill – Black Widow
  3. Science – Hulk
  4. Tech – Ultron
  5. Cosmic – Venom
  6. Mystic – Thor (Jane Foster) 

But the top ten list is not based on Best Heros from each Class. Here top 10 list is about the Heroes you need them for several occasions in the Contest of Champions to complete ROL and Act – 4. 

I am following a dictionary A-Z order. All these heroes are Beyond Best!!!

  1. Black Bolt (Cosmic) :  Being a Cosmic hero Black Bolt is one of the game changers in Contest of Champions. He is immune from Poisoning. He got superior attacking skills and +15% Block Proficiency when teams up with Cyclops.

    Screenshot 2016-05-17 23.36.49

    Black Bolt is Poison Immune Champion in MARVEL Contest of Champions

  2. Captain America (Science) : Both Captain America and Captain America World War II are great. But if we compare the synergy Captain America is better. He got +5% Perfect Block when team up with Iron Man. Otherwise, Captain is always good in defending himself using his shield. His damage capacity is also huge.

    Screenshot 2016-05-17 23.46.53

    Captain America got top self-defense because of his Shield. MARVEL Contest of Champions

  3. Cyclops (Mutant) : Being a Mutant Champion Cyclops has two different versions in this game and both are good. I prefer Cyclops Classic because of his high Synergy +15% Block Proficiency when team up with Storm and +4% Attack bonus with Magneto Red. Makes him invincible and strong.

    Screenshot 2016-05-17 23.58.54

    Cyclops Classic is one of the top Mutants in MARVEL Contest of Champions

  4. Doctor Strange (Mystic) : Perhaps, Strange is the Best Champion in the game so far. His high Power Index and superior Mystic abilities that you can’t compare with anyone. He gets Synergy bonus when team up with Scarlet Witch, Spiderman, Thor and Black Bolt.

    Screenshot 2016-05-18 00.26.19

    The Best Champion so far Dr. Strange in MARVEL Contest of Champions

  5.  Magneto (Mutant) : We have two Magneto in the game. Apart from their outlook both seemed superior and strong. The experts say Magneto Red is the best Mutant because his Perfect Block Synergy when team up with Cyclops. I think experts are right.🙂

    Screenshot 2016-05-18 00.38.40

    Magneto in MARVEL Contest of Champions is one of the top Mutant

  6. Moon Knight (Skill) :  I think Kabam developers did the toughest job in developing a game character like Moon Knight in MARVEL Contest of Champions. Can you imagine his abilities and power meter keep changing daily basis based on the positioning of the moon. One of my Officer’s in the game named Mr. Lovers says, “When it’s full moon, Moon Knight is nearly unstoppable.”

    Screenshot 2016-05-18 00.39.22

    Moon Knight is a perfect mix of his power and abilities depending on the positioning of the moon. MARVEL Contest of Champions

  7. Scarlet Witch (Mystic) :  To understand her powers you need at least once Duplicate of your 3* or 4* Scarlet Witch. She is unstoppable against any opponent. She can manipulate the powers of the foes and use their powers to her benefits. She is next to Doctor Strange in power and abilities.

    Screenshot 2016-05-18 00.39.57

    She is in Pink but she is a Witch. Scarlet Witch in MARVEL Contest of Champions

  8. Star-Lord (Tech) : Everyone wants a 4* Star-Lord in MARVEL Contest of Champions! First, I use to think, what’s special? After I watched some Realm of Legends videos on YouTube I get to know he got Perfect Block and High Powerful Damage capacity in his specials. In Tech Class, there is hardly any champion equals to his abilities.

    Screenshot 2016-05-18 00.40.49

    He is not only a Tech Class Lord, he is Star-Lord. MARVEL Contest of Champions

  9. Thor (Cosmic) :  Thor is the strongest hero in Contest of Champions. He has Mjolnir hammer as his weapon, he can stun enemies using special power attacks, and once he gets duplicate his ability awakens Ragnarok which makes him invincible, the Thunderer.

    Screenshot 2016-05-18 00.41.21

    Thor: Ragnarok is the Strongest hero in MARVEL Contest of Champions

  10. Unstoppable Colossus (Mystic) : Many of my Alliance friends don’t like him much. I also avoided Rank up and Level Up him for a long time. But I started getting 3* Unstoppable Colossus again and again. Now he has unleashed his real power. He can stop time and doesn’t bleed. He is useful for most of the boss fights. He is an ultimate Checkmate Champion.
    Screenshot 2016-05-18 00.41.52

    Checkmate Mystic Unstoppable Colossus MARVEL Contest of Champions

     

    Thanks for reading. If you like it please leave a comment.

    Always love and welcome!!!

     

     

     

8.0 Update Android Bugs: Civil War | Marvel Contest of Champions


After the new Civil War 8.0 MCOC Update members of my alliance [BLOG], are telling me about many bugs. Some of the screenshot I have collected mostly the bugs I have seen during the play. These type of issue I never found before in past update.

We have recently started a WhatsApp group “MARVEL [BLOG]” to share those screenshots. I am posting few. I will post more soon.

  1. Text Overlapping Bug: It’s a common bug noticed by many of my alliance members here texts are overlapping and making trouble in selecting options. Find the below picture.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

2. Big Size Bug: Sometimes the size of the champions getting maximized and the screen information hiding behind the image. It happened to me last week, definitely looking very ugly. I was checking  Juggernaut “Champion Info” section see what I got here?

Screenshot_2016-05-06-17-33-32_com.kabam.marvelbattle

Juggernaut Champion Info Bug [MARVEL Contest of Champions]

3. Power Index Bug: When playing 3 vs 3 arenas and I paused the game and after few minutes started it again. The Power Index of champions moved their position and shifted in the middle of stamina bar. Kindly check it Kabam. Happened more than once.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

4.”The Blue” team  with Iron Faction Symbol??? : I was surprised to see this bug. Definitely, an error in Marvel Contest of Champions Civil War Update, if I had not mistaken, dear Kabam, please check it. You wrote “The Blue” and you used the “Iron Faction” symbol on “The Blue” team!!!

Screenshot_2016-05-12-09-06-04_com.kabam.marvelbattle

“The Blue” team  with Iron Faction Symbol???

5. Alliance Quest (AQ) Bug in Map 2: This is a seriously bad bug. Kabam please see the video carefully, what happened here? See SW hits THOR 61 times and THOR’s health not decreased at all. How it’s possible? Please fix this.