Articles by: Anupama Sarkar

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald – a unique name with an equally unparalleled style of writing. He is one of the first writers, who left an indelible imprint during the eventful infancy of American literature, bubbling with the cherished “American Dream” of unending hope and success. I recently read his novel ‘The […]

by December 28, 2011 Pearls of Wisdom

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’ once again reaffirmed my belief in the superb creative abilities of Russian writers. While War and Peace was a summary on politics and society, Crime and Punishment abounds in psychological insights of human mind and emotions. Needless to say, I found his book rich in […]

by December 28, 2011 Pearls of Wisdom
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the few books that I decided to pick up just to get a taste of classic American Literature of a bygone era. My expectations were minimal and contrary to my usual careful dictum of ‘read the blurb and then only […]

by December 6, 2011 Review

Rajeev Ranjan

Rajeev Ranjan, a Delhi University alumnus, a worthy member of Indian Coast Guard debuted as a writer in 2011, with “A Splash of Love”. In his first book itself, I found a few pearls of wisdom, shining bright in his unusual love story: “Certain memories may knock you with a […]

by November 16, 2011 Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls of Wisdom

While reading books, I often come across a beautiful line, a twisted thought, a potent universal truth- a rare Pearl of Wisdom, so to say, that shines among the written words and has the capacity to influence my attitude towards life. However, it is a pity that as soon as […]

by November 13, 2011 Pearls of Wisdom

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil in 1947 and reborn as a writer in 1982. Presently, he is one of the most famous spiritual writer, and his own life, ebbing between introversion and protests against leading a restricted traditional life, has the capability to inspire anyone to dream. As a […]

by November 13, 2011 Pearls of Wisdom
1984 by George Orwell

1984 by George Orwell

I often wished I could travel back in time and set my past right, avail a lost opportunity, amend a wrong decision or simply take back a venomous comment. I often thought If only my past could be altered, my present and future would have been much better. However, just […]

by November 10, 2011 Review
The Guide By R.K. Narayan

The Guide By R.K. Narayan

No matter how many books I read, I keep coming back to R.K. Narayan for yet another dose of his humorous satire, laden with rare pearls of wisdom, steeped in the humblest of real life situations. Yes, recently, I finished yet another novel of R.K. Narayan, ‘The Guide’ and the […]

by November 8, 2011 Review