Articles by: Anupama Sarkar

One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni

One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni

A shaken War veteran, an embittered husband-wife, a jaded grandmother with her rebellious grand daughter, a victim of communal hatred, a dreamy eyed young Indian girl and a couple of Visa Officers – what do you think would happen if they are locked in the basement of a building, with […]

by May 20, 2012 Review

Mahatma Gandhi

As I read The story of My Experiments with Truth, the real man behind the moniker of Mahatma became alive. Gandhiji had many great people like Leo Tolstoy, Swami Vivekanand and Rabindranath Tagore as his contemporaries. And, as expected from a clever bania, he made full use of the good […]

by May 17, 2012 Pearls of Wisdom
Letters from A Father to His Daughter by Jawaharlal Nehru

Letters from A Father to His Daughter by Jawaharlal Nehru

Yesterday, as I was cleaning my cupboard, I found ‘Letters from a Father to his Daughter’ lying among my old books. The very first sight of the book reminded me that I had got it when I was just twelve years old. However, I overlooked the book as it felt […]

by May 16, 2012 Review
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