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2 States: the story of my marriage by Chetan Bhagat

2 States: the story of my marriage by Chetan Bhagat

This week is fast turning out to be a week of sequels. I had hardly finished the trilogy of R.K. Narayan that I laid my hands on ‘2 States:the story of my marriage’ by Chetan Bhagat. Yes, whether it was advertised as such or not, ‘2 States’ is definitely a […]

by September 16, 2011 Review
The English Teacher by R.K. Narayan

The English Teacher by R.K. Narayan

The English Teacher by R.K. Narayan is the third and the final connecting angle of the trilogy composed by the wonderful creator of Malgudi. As I read ‘Swami and Friends’ and ‘Bachelor of Arts’ and realized the easy transformation of innocent, naughty Swami into an intelligent but slightly confused young […]

by September 14, 2011 Review
Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat

Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat

I have, just finished reading ‘Five Point Someone’ by Chetan Bhagat. And, though it did not convert me overnight into a die-hard Chetan Bhagat fan, as the tag of national bestseller seems to indicate, I must say that the novel is way better than the forgettable ‘Three Mistakes’. The story […]

by September 12, 2011 Review
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Little did I know that one of the most impressive dialogues of Shahrukh’s block buster movie “Om Shanti Om” was inspired by the basic maxim of “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, a book that eluded me […]

by September 4, 2011 Review
The Godfather by Mario Puzo

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

‘The Godfather by Mario Puzo’ is one of the best known crime fiction. Though, just fifteen days ago, I could not even dream of reading such a novel, which I believed, was entirely based upon gangsters, heavily loaded with blood and venom, full of mindless violence, grotesque murders and iron-fisted […]

by August 28, 2011 Review
Private Life of An Indian Prince by Mulk Raj Anand

Private Life of An Indian Prince by Mulk Raj Anand

Years ago, I read Mulk Raj Anand’s Coolie as a part of the curriculum of my Post Grad. The story of a poor orphan, Munoo – a continual victim of insensitive society and ill-fate, kept me tethered to the novel for days. Now, years later, I discovered another book by […]

by August 21, 2011 Review
Right Fit Wrong Shoe by Varsha Dixit

Right Fit Wrong Shoe by Varsha Dixit

“Right Fit Wrong Shoe’ by Varsha Dixit is the usual story of quite an unusual girl Nandini – who thinks with her heart and loves with her head. And, this unique cross-connection of muddled up emotions of a workaholic creative supervisor, results in a young, vivacious, feel-good novel bubbling with […]

by August 8, 2011 Review
Gora by Rabindranath Tagore

Gora by Rabindranath Tagore

Gora is a true Tagore novel, rich in philosophical debate on politics and religion with a deep understanding of human emotions. A burning topic of social reform in pre-independence era intertwined with the sweet sour love affair of young hearts makes for quite an interesting read. Though, as a die […]

by August 3, 2011 Review