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Thundergod : Ascendance of Indra by Rajiv G. Menon

Thundergod : Ascendance of Indra by Rajiv G. Menon

Mythology – a heady mix of passion, devotion and tradition has always appealed me. From early childhood, I am quite smitten with this delectable mix of fiction and fantasy. So, I practically jumped up with joy when Amazon gave me a chance to freely download an e book called Thundergod […]

by July 8, 2013 e-Books, Review
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

When I had read Crime and Punishment by Fyodor, the author’s familiarity with human emotions of guilt, anger, frustration had overwhelmed me. I had struggled with its slow beginning, but was surely impressed with its gravity. As I picked up Idiot, my expectations rocketed sky high and I feared whether […]

by June 22, 2013 e-Books, Review

David Baldacci

David Baldacci is one of the most famous American writers. He is considered one of the stalwarts of action based mysteries, with his protagonists being an ex FBI or CIA officer, fighting against corruption and absolute control exercised by Government agencies over the innocent, non suspecting citizens. He is famous […]

by June 13, 2013 Pearls of Wisdom
Divine Justice by David Baldacci

Divine Justice by David Baldacci

A fifty year old man jumps into the ice cold water of Chesapeake Bay, only to reappear in a withered cottage, acting as a mute, handicapped worker. Minutes later, he is being investigated by Federal Agents in connection with a murder. Quite a staid beginning to my first book by […]

by June 10, 2013 Review

Shashi Deshpande

I recently read A Matter of Time by Shashi Deshpande and was left mesmerized with her realistic portrayal of women. I had earlier read Small Remedies and some short stories by her, and was familiar with her poignant style. But, the Sahitya Academy Award winner has outdone herself in the […]

by June 5, 2013 Pearls of Wisdom
A Matter of Time by Shashi Deshpande

A Matter of Time by Shashi Deshpande

Well begun is half done – this age old saying fits ‘A Matter of Time by Shashi Deshpande’ most smugly. Usually, a novel begins with a vague description of season and weather or a half understood striking event, created more to grab readers’ attention than any real relevance to the […]

by June 3, 2013 Review
A Captive in Heart

A Captive in Heart

You chained me so long I became A prisoner of my own thoughts. You said my art was rare I had a talent I can make statues speak Infuse them with life On my dead canvas I painted scenes alive. I believed every word you said I reveled in your […]

by May 31, 2013 Poetry

William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray is a famous writer of 19th century, who began his career as a satirist and parodist. He achieved the pinnacle of success with Vanity Fair, his most read novel. Here, he has deftly played on human faults, exposing the vanity of every man, woman and child, showing […]

by May 16, 2013 Pearls of Wisdom