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Gora by Rabindranath Tagore

Gora by Rabindranath Tagore

Gora is a true Tagore novel, rich in philosophical debate on politics and religion with a deep understanding of human emotions. A burning topic of social reform in pre-independence era intertwined with the sweet sour love affair of young hearts makes for quite an interesting read. Though, as a die […]

by August 3, 2011 Review

Breach of Faith by Romen Basu

Breach of Faith by Romen Basu is a novel based on the lives of street urchins, eking out a desolate life on the pavements and slums of crowded cities, vulnerable to the evil influence of drug peddlers and anti social elements. The story begins on the railway platform of Delhi, […]

by July 31, 2011 Review
Cannibal by Vijai Dan Mehta in rajasthani

Cannibal by Vijai Dan Mehta in rajasthani

They say, “God helps those who help themselves.” But, who would help the God, if a man vows to pull Him down, threatens to wipe out the very existence of His temples, and blackmail Him into accepting his unreasonable demands? Can God be so helpless that He kneels down in […]

by July 30, 2011 Review

Such A Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry

Forbidden is beautiful- I think this small statement aptly describes the man’s most primal instinct. Often, we crave for something, that is out of our reach, be it sweets for a diabetic patient, the irresistible live cricket match during an important examination, or simply an unexpected refusal from a loved […]

by July 16, 2011 Review
Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup

Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup

“Drunken driver kills pedestrians; Released on bail.” “Rich brat hunts Black Bucks; Eyewitness dies in road accident.” “Model shot dead in a party; Convict acquitted.” You must be wondering why am I parroting these stale news headlines, in the boring, lackadaisical manner of print reporters. After all, these incidents are […]

by July 6, 2011 Review
Living or Dead by Rabindranath Tagore

Living or Dead by Rabindranath Tagore

I have always felt that writing an effective short story is much more challenging than writing a novel. While the novel is a full canvas which can be painted in as many vivid colors and themes, as the painter desires, a short story is restricted to the narrow borders of […]

by June 28, 2011 Review
Dawn by Arupa Kalita Patangia

Dawn by Arupa Kalita Patangia

During my weekly visit to the mobile library van, I saw this book, lying on the dusty shelves, appealing me with its simple title and an unusual cover page. A closer look revealed that the novel is a translated version of “Ayananta” by an Assamese writer ‘Arupa Kalita Patangia’.Though, the […]

by June 26, 2011 Review
My Sainted Aunts by Bulbul Sharma

My Sainted Aunts by Bulbul Sharma

Can you ever forget those carefree days, when love and affection of parents was taken for granted, your wish was their command and the world was joyously filled with chocolates and ice creams? Or can you ever forget those short, entertaining stories told by your mother, aunt or grandmother, in […]

by June 24, 2011 Review