Articles by: Anupama Sarkar

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

In Custody by Anita Desai

After quite a long time, I have read another novel by Anita Desai. Of late, I felt that her novels tend to depress me and affect my mood for days, by focusing on the tragic side of humanity. To retain my sanity and joy, I steered away from her writings […]

by March 11, 2012 Review
Curiosity almost killed the Rat-II

Curiosity almost killed the Rat-II

Gunnu was anxious to watch the live party. He began to keep an eye on the hotel entrance. He tried to ascertain the inside activities with his limited knowledge and vast creative imagination. As evening approached, he saw a large group of people entering the hotel. All of them were […]

by March 11, 2012 Fiction

Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore

Has it ever happened to you that someone says aloud your thoughts, while you were trying to formulate them, attempting to find out exact words, and all of a sudden, someone else communicates the same, and you are left amazed at the coincidence? Yesterday, I was idly leafing through Gitanjali […]

by March 10, 2012 Pearls of Wisdom, Review
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

For last few weeks, I am oscillating between the literature of two great nations – Russia and America, amazed by sheer brilliance of narration, abundance of techniques and diversity of plots produced by the time tested stalwarts of these countries. The moment I finished reading The Great Gatsby, I was […]

by March 3, 2012 Review
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

“All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” The particular emphasis on family and its happiness and unhappiness in the very opening line of Anna Karenina lays bare Leo Tolstoy’s intention of creating a magnum opus based on probably the smallest, yet […]

by February 21, 2012 Review

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy hardly needs an introduction. His persona is reflected in each character of his voluminous novels, be it, the politically charged War and Peace or the family drama of ‘Anna Karenina’. While reading Tolstoy’s books, something new is revealed in every passage, even the familiar events acquire a larger […]

by February 11, 2012 Pearls of Wisdom

Mark Twain

Mark Twain is one of the early American writers, who created some unforgettable characters such as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. His novels abound in humor and witty one liners. Some of my favorites from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are: 1. Persons attempting to find a motive in this […]

by February 4, 2012 Pearls of Wisdom