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Maya running by Anjali banerjee

‘Maya Running’ by Anjali Banerjee revolves around Maya, a Bengali girl born and brought up in Canada. She was unhappy with the way she was, could not speak Bangla, was unaware of her rich culture and heritage and felt herself a stranger among the fair complexioned Canadians. Maya longed for […]

by July 13, 2010 Review

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

I have just finished reading G.B. Shaw’s play Pygmalion and thoroughly enjoyed the old world charm of this drama set in London, England. The play revolves around three main characters- Professor Henry Higgins, Colonel Pickering and Ms Eliza Doolittle, with supporting characters in Mrs. Higgins and Mrs Pearce and Mr. […]

by July 11, 2010 Review

One Body-Two Souls

I am confused, I don’t know what to do In my body, there are souls trapped two. One says, Go and Fight The Other says, Be Polite. One says, Hurry! There is so much to achieve The Other says, Relax! Patience is the key. One pushes me to act fast […]

by July 8, 2010 Poetry

The Vendor of Sweets by R.K. Narayan

Time is a strange teacher. It makes you act contrary to all your judgements, beliefs and desires. It is a great leveler too, as only it can make sure that whatever has happened would be rectified in due course. ‘The Vendor of Sweets’ by R.K. Narayan, the master creator of […]

by July 7, 2010 Review

God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy’s First and till date, the only novel- ‘God of Small Things’ created quite a stir in 1997 by winning Booker Prize. In my earlier years, I have always yearned to read this novel, partly because of the buzz it created and hugely because the title attracted me. A […]

by July 7, 2010 Review

Swami & Friends by R.K.Narayan

Swami and Friends is the first novel written by R.K. Narayan, the classic Indian English writer. The novel is set in pre-independence era and revolves around a ten year old kid, Swaminathan, living in Malgudi. This is the first novel in the trilogy of novels written by Narayan, the next […]

by July 6, 2010 Review
Love Birds

Love Birds

“Red, Pink, Black, Green, Yellow, Peach”. “No, not peach, its fuschia.” “What? Come again, Fu…fu…uuschhiaa, What’s that?” “Its the colour of Delhi, my dear, at this time of winter. Can’t you see flowers blooming, with enchanting aroma around you, lending an ever sweet flavour to the hair raising cold..” “But, […]

by July 4, 2010 Fiction

Water by Bapsi Sidhwa based on Deepa mehta’s Film

This is the first time, I have read a novel based on a film. Usually, it is the other way round ; Books inspire Film makers to make movies, following their creativity, adding much needed spices to transform a good written story into a commercially viable cinematic experience. But, I […]

by June 26, 2010 Review