Articles by: Anupama Sarkar

Living or Dead by Rabindranath Tagore

Living or Dead by Rabindranath Tagore

I have always felt that writing an effective short story is much more challenging than writing a novel. While the novel is a full canvas which can be painted in as many vivid colors and themes, as the painter desires, a short story is restricted to the narrow borders of […]

by June 28, 2011 Review
Dawn by Arupa Kalita Patangia

Dawn by Arupa Kalita Patangia

During my weekly visit to the mobile library van, I saw this book, lying on the dusty shelves, appealing me with its simple title and an unusual cover page. A closer look revealed that the novel is a translated version of “Ayananta” by an Assamese writer ‘Arupa Kalita Patangia’.Though, the […]

by June 26, 2011 Review
My Sainted Aunts by Bulbul Sharma

My Sainted Aunts by Bulbul Sharma

Can you ever forget those carefree days, when love and affection of parents was taken for granted, your wish was their command and the world was joyously filled with chocolates and ice creams? Or can you ever forget those short, entertaining stories told by your mother, aunt or grandmother, in […]

by June 24, 2011 Review
Contemporary Indian Short Stories

Contemporary Indian Short Stories

Have you ever woken up in the middle of night, hearing a strange noise, searched frantically in dark and discovered that there is absolutely nothing, but an eerie silence all around you, with just your own nocturnal shadow lurking devilishly on the walls? Or have you ever waited for the […]

by June 12, 2011 Review
The Bachelor of Arts by R.K. Narayan

The Bachelor of Arts by R.K. Narayan

They say “Fact is stranger than fiction”. But, I believe, even stranger are those God-gifted authors, who can effortlessly erase the fine line between the fact and the fiction, amalgamate the best elements of both the worlds and can create a unique experience for the readers! And, I seriously believe, […]

by June 10, 2011 Review
A Splash of Love by Rajeev Ranjan

A Splash of Love by Rajeev Ranjan

“Never judge a book by its cover” I think this saying should be printed on each and every copy of ” A splash of Love” as a statuary warning! I have never ever come across a book which deserves this saying more than the novel under review. If you are […]

by June 8, 2011 Review
Refuge by Gopal Gandhi

Refuge by Gopal Gandhi

Refuge by Gopal Gandhi is a novel that I picked up twice, and abandoned each time, after reading a few pages. Despite the appealing sonorous lyrical prose, written effortlessly in the most impressive manner, I was somehow unable to relate to it. But, the childish romantic journal by Chocoholic Shadow […]

by June 5, 2011 Review
High School Love by Chocoholic Shadow

High School Love by Chocoholic Shadow

After my recent rendezvous with the voluminous War and Peace and the depressing Siya Seth, I was desperate to read a breezy, light hearted, easy-on-brains entertainer. In fact, Maya Running was the last such book, I had read and really enjoyed. So, I literally jumped with joy, when I received […]

by May 29, 2011 Review