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To Be Read Books 2013

On the First day of the Second month of the Brand New 2013, I have just realized that an entire month has passed by, with just one review being posted on the Scribbles of Soul! I have always known that I spend much more time in procrastinating than actual blogging, […]

by February 1, 2013 Editors Desk

Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay was the most popular Bengali novelist of the early 20th century, and ironically, he initially wrote under the pen name of Anila Devi, in exact role reversal of Emily Bronte. Indeed, strange is the power of creativity, that can make one change one’s identity so completely! But, […]

by January 15, 2013 Pearls of Wisdom
Nishkriti (Deliverance) by Sarat Chandra

Nishkriti (Deliverance) by Sarat Chandra

“Great things come in small packages” As I read Nishkriti by Sarat Chandra, the last novel in Sarat Chandra Omnibus, the above said proverb kept ringing in my head. The shortest novel (just 51 pages long) entertained me the most, making Sarat come across as a superb entertainer, a fantastic […]

by January 2, 2013 Review

Profit and Loss by Tagore

Profit and Loss by Rabindranath Tagore is a touching short story, having an old world charm, and yet relevant in modern times, as it is based on the theme of Dowry, a stubborn evil that refuses to leave Indian society. When the story was written in 1890s by Tagore, he […]

by November 26, 2012 Review
Parineeta (Espoused) by Sarat Chandra

Parineeta (Espoused) by Sarat Chandra

The third novel in The Sarat Chandra Omnibus ,Parineeta is somewhat similar to Devdas. It can be loosely termed as another childhood romance, where protagonists, Shekhar and Lalita are neighbors, falling in love with each other by virtue of familiarity. Their liaison is objected by Hero’s father, and much drama […]

by November 25, 2012 Review
Salt and Sawdust by R.K. Narayan

Salt and Sawdust by R.K. Narayan

Salt and Sawdust written by R.K. Narayan is the story of a wannabe novelist who becomes famous as a cookery book writer though she could hardly distinguish between salt and sawdust! Veena and Swami are a childless couple in Malgudi. Swami works as a weaving supervisor in Coomer’s silk mill, […]

by November 25, 2012 Review

Delhi Noir

Delhi Noir attracted me with its unique title. Being a Delhiite, anything remotely related to Delhi is bound to appeal. So, one look at the title and I picked it up. However, what I encountered was much beyond my wildest dreams! The book is a curious mix of 14 stories, […]

by November 24, 2012 Review
Magic of Life

Magic of Life

“People end up killing what they love the most.” As I read Valkyries by Paulo Coelho, the above said phrase touched a chord in my heart, and since then, it is reverberating in my mind. It is one of those universal truths which we all know, but somehow fail to […]

by November 24, 2012 Articles