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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

For last few weeks, I had been engrossed in serious somber works of passionate Russian writers – Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Leo Tolstoy. Though, Crime and Punishment astonished me with Fyodor’s psychological insight into an idealistic criminal and Anna Karenina mesmerized me with philosophical and moral questions, somewhere down the line, […]

by February 4, 2012 Review
Comic Con India 2012

Comic Con India 2012

2nd Annual Comic Con India is all set to captivate Delhiites and comic fans across India once again, as Delhi plays host to the only Comic Convention in India, from 17th to 19th February 2012. Held for the first time in February 2011 at the Dilli Haat, Comic Con India […]

by February 1, 2012 Events

Chitra Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is one of my favorite writers, particularly the sensitive portrayal of women in her novels wins me over. A few of my favorite quotes: 1. “A dream is a telegram from the hidden world.” Queen of Dreams 2. “The dream is not a drug but a way. […]

by January 26, 2012 Pearls of Wisdom
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky is the third classic I have read in last few weeks, closely following 1984 and The Great Gatsby. And, perhaps, classics are like old wines, they taste even better when aged. For now, I am smitten with these age old books, laden with deep […]

by January 2, 2012 Review

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald – a unique name with an equally unparalleled style of writing. He is one of the first writers, who left an indelible imprint during the eventful infancy of American literature, bubbling with the cherished “American Dream” of unending hope and success. I recently read his novel ‘The […]

by December 28, 2011 Pearls of Wisdom

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’ once again reaffirmed my belief in the superb creative abilities of Russian writers. While War and Peace was a summary on politics and society, Crime and Punishment abounds in psychological insights of human mind and emotions. Needless to say, I found his book rich in […]

by December 28, 2011 Pearls of Wisdom
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the few books that I decided to pick up just to get a taste of classic American Literature of a bygone era. My expectations were minimal and contrary to my usual careful dictum of ‘read the blurb and then only […]

by December 6, 2011 Review

Rajeev Ranjan

Rajeev Ranjan, a Delhi University alumnus, a worthy member of Indian Coast Guard debuted as a writer in 2011, with “A Splash of Love”. In his first book itself, I found a few pearls of wisdom, shining bright in his unusual love story: “Certain memories may knock you with a […]

by November 16, 2011 Pearls of Wisdom