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A House For Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul

I wanted to read ‘A House for Mr. Biswas’ for quiet a long time. One of the primary reasons for my interest was that I found the title intriguing enough. My speculation was that it is a story about a home less wanderer or a perennial tenant, who is made […]

by December 10, 2010 Review

Mistress of Spices by Chitralekha Banerjee

Time is difficult to understand. If your heart is set on something, it simply flies by and makes you feel as if you were engrossed for only a moment, but a boring activity makes it stretch indefinitely. Well, for me, the way time has behaved becomes an important factor in […]

by October 24, 2010 Review
Brida by Paulo Coelho

Brida by Paulo Coelho

Ever since I read Eleven Minutes Paulo Coelho became one of my favorite authors, a sensitive writer, who is able to understand the psyche of a woman and can present her as a real self without succumbing to any pre conceived male notions. It was largely due to this fact […]

by September 11, 2010 Review
Malancha by Rabindranath Tagore

Malancha by Rabindranath Tagore

Malancha literally means Garden, and an apt title for a novella, that concentrates on a childless couple whose entire life revolves around their garden, providing them with money and the much needed respite from their routine lives. However, things turn sour after Niraja is bedridden due to a miscarriage and […]

by September 8, 2010 Review
Chaturanga by Rabindranath Tagore

Chaturanga by Rabindranath Tagore

Chaturanga, Quartret is a novella which is short in length, but contentwise, I think, it is the heaviest novel of this book, The Tagore Omnibus. In this novella, Tagore has dealt with lots of philosophical questions regarding atheism and religion. Chaturanga has four main characters, Sachish, Sribilash, Damini and Sachish’s […]

by September 6, 2010 Review
Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore

Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore

As soon as I finished reading Yogayog, I jumped upon the next offering in The Tagore Omnibus, ‘Chokher Bali’ (Well, actually it is the first one in the present edition, but I was over enthusiastic to read Yogayog first). Chokher Bali literally means ‘A grain of sand’ and the novel […]

by September 4, 2010 Review
Yogayog by Rabindranath Tagore

Yogayog by Rabindranath Tagore

The noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore provided me the first glimpse into adult fiction world, when I read his novel ‘Yogayog’ for my summer holidays work in Seventh grade. The first initiation soon led to a life long love of fiction and since then novels, stories and poems have become the […]

by September 4, 2010 Review

Nature and Humanity

I saw a Sea when I was small Currents were high, I was enthralled. Sea was majestic, my attention called Then I tasted water and was appalled. The water was salty, not to my taste I was thirsty, so I left in haste. I looked for a brook, which was […]

by September 2, 2010 Poetry