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Dark Afternoons by Bani Basu

‘Dark Afternoons’ is English translation by Nandini Guha of Bani Basu’s Bangla novel Kharap Chele (The Fallen Man) . The novel explores  relationships in an entirely new setup. A traditional Bengali household is shaken by its chance encounter with the dark recesses of Kolkata red light zone – Sonagacchi. The […]

by May 9, 2010 Review

Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh– the name rang a bell in my head, the moment I saw it written in bold letters on the cover page of The Hungry Tide. Perhaps  Amitabh Bachhan – Indian Cinema’s legendary actor and one of my favourites courtesy Baghban had something to do with it. Anyhow, I […]

by April 30, 2010 Review
Journey of life

Journey of life

Life never fails to amaze you. At every turn, a new opportunity is waiting to be availed of. The moment a door is closed, thousands of windows open, each captivating enough to be entered and explored. Sometimes, you lose hope waiting for the end to engulf you, leading you to […]

by April 24, 2010 Articles

Butterfly

It is a colorful tiny creature Nature marking clear its feature. Drinks nectar, flies every acre Helping flowers to breed better. Up it goes, spreading wings awide Leaving one breathless behind. It is soft silky to touch One cannot say too much. After all its a tiny creature Nature marking […]

by April 23, 2010 Poetry

Fasting Feasting by Anita Desai

Anita Desai is a master of tragedy. She portrays her characters so realistically that you start feeling their pain, their suffering rubs onto you for sometime. Fasting Feasting is one of the earliest books of the author that I read. It moved me emotionally, pricking a needle in one of […]

by April 23, 2010 Review

Sister of My Heart by Chitralekha Bannerjee

Sister of my Heart by Chitralekha Bannerjee is the story of two young girls, unrelated by blood, but united by a string of heart. They were born at almost the same time, but to different mothers. Basudha and Anjali are the two young girls of Chatterjee clan who are different in […]

by April 23, 2010 Review

Queen of Dreams by Chitralekha Bannerjee

Queen of Dreams by Chitralekha Banerjee is one of those few books that I read twice to decipher the true meanings of symbols, dreams and reality interwoven so fantastically that it simply leaves you bewitched each time, egging you to read on till you reach the very end so that […]

by April 23, 2010 Review

Palace of Illusions by Chitralekha Bannerjee

I took a fancy for Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee, the moment I saw it lying on a dusty library shelf. I could relate to her fancy for mythological stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata, that as a kid I grew on. The book tells the story of Mahabharata with […]

by April 12, 2010 Review