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Godan by Premchand

Godan by Premchand

Godan by Premchand is one of the most famous novels written by the stalwart writer of Nirmala and Kayakalp. Literally, ‘Godan’ means donating a cow, and in Hindu religion, it is perhaps the most essential funeral rite, without which a person can not even think of salvation. The tradition dictates […]

by March 7, 2013 Review

Spring Fever 2013

Penguin India is organizing Spring Fever 2013 in Delhi. The event is spread over 10 days from March 15-24, and would be held at India Habitat Center, New Delhi. It is one of its kind literary fest organized by the renowned publisher, Penguin India. There would be an open air […]

by March 6, 2013 Events
Paperbacks or e Books

Paperbacks or e Books

What do you prefer Paperbacks or e books? If someone asked me this question a few days back, I would have strongly voted in favor of paperbacks. After all, I have been reading them for almost two and a half decades. The woody smell of paper, the slightly pungent odor […]

by March 3, 2013 Articles, e-Books

Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

Ever since I read an excerpt of ‘A Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde, a few days back, it ranked quite high on my ‘To Be Read list‘. But, yesterday, I stumbled upon a short story by the same author. The name appealed to me and in a jiffy, […]

by March 1, 2013 Review
Nitya by R.K. Narayan

Nitya by R.K. Narayan

When I had read Guide, I was a bit disappointed with the ambiguous end, but as I begun the short story, Nitya by R.K. Narayan, I was pleasantly surprised by the vagueness of the title. Till I actually began reading the story, I was under impression that it is the […]

by February 28, 2013 Review
A Romance with Chaos by Nishant Kaushik

A Romance with Chaos by Nishant Kaushik

A dominating Boss, nagging parents, gold-digging Guchi smitten girlfriend and a baggage full of frustrated ambitions – these may seem some unrelated high strung phrases, but actually these are the basic building blocks of the tough corporate life of Nakul Kapoor, the hero of my latest read ‘Romance with Chaos’ […]

by February 27, 2013 Review
Seventh House by R.K. Narayan

Seventh House by R.K. Narayan

Seventh House by R.K. Narayan, is a short story that explores the extent to which a lover can go to protect his beloved. While many profess to have enduring affection, an inseparable bond, an eternal union that only death can break, the realistic Narayan surpasses them all by making the […]

by February 26, 2013 Review

The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

I have just finished reading The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie and in exact juxtaposition to the title, my first e-book by one of the most celebrated novelist has transformed me into her explicit admirer! The novel is a mystery set in early 20th century, in London and primarily revolves […]

by February 24, 2013 e-Books, Review