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The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

For last few weeks, I am oscillating between the literature of two great nations – Russia and America, amazed by sheer brilliance of narration, abundance of techniques and diversity of plots produced by the time tested stalwarts of these countries. The moment I finished reading The Great Gatsby, I was […]

by March 3, 2012 Review

World Book Fair 2012

Delhi is all set to play host to the 20th World Book Fair, which would be held at the Pragati Maidan in Delhi from 25th of February 2012 to 4th March 2012. The biennial world book fair is a fantastic opportunity for book readers to not only purchase books at […]

by February 24, 2012 Events
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

“All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” The particular emphasis on family and its happiness and unhappiness in the very opening line of Anna Karenina lays bare Leo Tolstoy’s intention of creating a magnum opus based on probably the smallest, yet […]

by February 21, 2012 Review

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy hardly needs an introduction. His persona is reflected in each character of his voluminous novels, be it, the politically charged War and Peace or the family drama of ‘Anna Karenina’. While reading Tolstoy’s books, something new is revealed in every passage, even the familiar events acquire a larger […]

by February 11, 2012 Pearls of Wisdom

Mark Twain

Mark Twain is one of the early American writers, who created some unforgettable characters such as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. His novels abound in humor and witty one liners. Some of my favorites from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are: 1. Persons attempting to find a motive in this […]

by February 4, 2012 Pearls of Wisdom
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