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The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

I was hoping to read Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown for quite some time, given the buzz it created when released first. But, the book seemed to be perpetually listed on the ‘already issued’ category of the local library. At last, this Monday, I got my copy of Da […]

by July 21, 2010 Review
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Just day before yesterday, I was impressed by Chitra’s ingenious remark ” Names are graceless conveniences” in her novel ‘The Vine of Desire‘, and then I stumbled upon a novel entirely based on names and their role in our lives. Yes, I am talking about Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘The Namesake’, the […]

by July 18, 2010 Review
Vine of Desire by Chitra Divakaruni

Vine of Desire by Chitra Divakaruni

I have just finished reading ‘Vine of Desire’ by Chitralekha Banerjee Divakaruni and after one and a half days of emotional roller coaster ride, I just could not stop myself from writing a review. The story of ‘Vine of Desire’ is centered around the two famous characters – Anju and […]

by July 16, 2010 Review
Home by Manju Kapur

Home by Manju Kapur

‘Home’ is the first novel of Manju Kapur that I read recently. Though, she attained fame with her first novel ‘Difficult Daughters’, which I haven’t had the fortune to read as yet, her ‘Home’ has indeed stirred my interest in reading her books. ‘Home’ revolves around the family of Banwari […]

by July 14, 2010 Review

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