Articles by: Anupama Sarkar

Nature and Humanity

I saw a Sea when I was small Currents were high, I was enthralled. Sea was majestic, my attention called Then I tasted water and was appalled. The water was salty, not to my taste I was thirsty, so I left in haste. I looked for a brook, which was […]

by September 2, 2010 Poetry
Cappuccino Dusk by Kankana Basu

Cappuccino Dusk by Kankana Basu

The myriad human emotions of Wuthering Heights had left me hyper excited since yesterday, so I decided to read something light to soothe my frayed up nerves. With this intention I picked up Cappuccino Dusk by Kankana Basu. A quick glance at the arrival of Banerjee clan in the city […]

by August 30, 2010 Review
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

I was first acquainted with Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights during my Masters. One of my professors lavished high praises on this novel, ascribing it as an unwomanly writing of a brilliant 19th century woman writer. However, I was less than impressed with a writer, who herself considered her work to […]

by August 29, 2010 Review
A Spoke in the Wheel by Amita Kanekar

A Spoke in the Wheel by Amita Kanekar

I have just finished reading ‘A Spoke in the Wheel’ by Amita Kanekar, a historical fiction that revolves around Buddha and Asoka. The protagonist of the novel is Upali, a Buddhist Monk, who wishes to write the story of Buddha’s life minus all the myths and fanciful legends. However, the […]

by August 28, 2010 Review
India with Sanjeev Bhaskar

India with Sanjeev Bhaskar

I have just finished reading India by Sanjeev Bhaskar. For the uninitiated, Sanjeev Bhaskar is ‘Sanjeev Kumar’ of the famous Celebrity Chat Show ‘The Kumars at No. 42’. The book caught my attention as it was presented as ‘One Man’s Personal Journey Round the Subcontinent’ and Sanjeev has stated in […]

by August 19, 2010 Review
Age of Kali by William Dalrymple

Age of Kali by William Dalrymple

I read City of Djinns by William Dalrymple and fell in love with his easy going, unbiased and interesting way of telling history. With great expectations, I picked up William’s next offering; Age of Kali and I got the shock of my life. After being used to his affable, patronizing […]

by August 19, 2010 Review
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

After quite a long time, I read a short, sweet classic story and I am feeling really good after reading it. ‘Little Women’ by Louisa May Alcott is a story of March family, consisting of an absent father, a loving mother and four lovely sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. […]

by August 16, 2010 Review

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

This week is turning out to be a mystery week. I have read three mysteries in a row. ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ and ‘The Girl who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest’ by Steig Larsson followed by ‘The Lost Symbol’ by Dan Brown. Well, I should not be making a […]

by August 15, 2010 Review