Articles by: Anupama Sarkar

The Story of My Experiments with Truth: An Autobiography by M.K. Gandhi

The Story of My Experiments with Truth: An Autobiography by M.K. Gandhi

Tears welled up in my eyes, as I read about the devastated lives of tailors during emergency in ‘A Fine Balance’ and about the peaks and valleys dented by partition and politics in Baksh’s life in ‘A Long Walk Home’. Politics indeed seemed a dirty world, out to make lives […]

by May 14, 2012 Review

Rohinton Mistry

Rohinton Mistry’s ‘A Fine Balance’ had some real gems hidden in his engaging narrative, and I just can’t stop myself from sharing it with all. Have a look: 1. “Flirting with madness was one thing; when madness started flirting back, it was time to call the whole thing off.” 2. […]

by May 10, 2012 Pearls of Wisdom
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

I have just finished reading ‘A Fine Balance’ by Rohinton Mistry, and I just can’t stop gushing about the genius author, who has created a larger than life story, where characters came alive from the black and white pages and performed a drama, which still has me in its grips, […]

by May 8, 2012 Review
The Long Walk Home by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar

The Long Walk Home by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar

An old man, suffering from severe chest pain, steps out of his house at 3:00 am in search of a doctor, but he keeps on wandering for 3-4 hours, traveling almost five-six miles in a daze and is finally brought to hospital by a rickshaw puller, to embrace a certain […]

by April 26, 2012 Review
Wheels of Time

Wheels of Time

As I look behind, I find A Path lined with Painful Regrets Careless Decisions and Bucketful of Sorrows. As I stare ahead, I tread A Way strewn with Unbound Desires Limitless Hope and Multitude of Dreams. Should I continue to Live in Unalterable Past Or Should I delve ahead into […]

by April 26, 2012 Poetry
Bulfinch’s Greek and Roman Mythology: The Age of Fable

Bulfinch’s Greek and Roman Mythology: The Age of Fable

Do you know why a spider spins web endlessly or why does a sunflower always face the sun? Why does Moon change shape every night or why do you hear Echo in hills? Well, in this age of Science and Technology, I believe none of these questions seem unanswerable or […]

by April 16, 2012 Review
Love @ Internet by Rajeev Ranjan

Love @ Internet by Rajeev Ranjan

In this rapidly shrinking world, full of chaotic emotions and confused identities, can Pure Love survive? As our homes reduce in size and our interactions expand beyond usual boundaries, is it possible to trust strangers with your heart-felt sentiments? Or is the entire universe simply throbbing with cunning devils, out […]

by March 30, 2012 Review
Bridget Jones:The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones:The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding

Four months ago, I read a story about an overweight girl obsessed with her Casanova Boss, struggling to keep herself in perfect shape, mentally and physically, fighting a futile battle with her rapidly increasing age and caustic remarks of relatives, friends and colleagues. And yet upbeat about her future, trying […]

by March 13, 2012 Review