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Mahatma vs Gandhi by Dinkar Joshi

Mahatma vs Gandhi by Dinkar Joshi

Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most venerated political leaders of India. He is lovingly called the ‘Father of Nation’. His fame is so widespread that each and every citizen of this country is aware of his great contribution in the freedom struggle of India. When I saw the title […]

by May 15, 2011 Review
Siya Seth Decides to Die by Sneha Mehta

Siya Seth Decides to Die by Sneha Mehta

‘Siya Seth Decides to Die’, the first time I read this title, I was a bit taken aback. For me, death has always been an unwelcome, unwanted, but inevitable reality, be it struggling with the untimely demise of a loved one or the myriad, almost cruel, detailed headlines of the […]

by May 8, 2011 Review
War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy

War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy is a name that needs no introduction. The prolific Russian author, who has a loyal fan following all over the world is certainly a class apart from his contemporaries and even the modern writers. I was first introduced to his short stories during my childhood and he left […]

by May 6, 2011 Review
Baumgartner’s Bombay by Anita Desai

Baumgartner’s Bombay by Anita Desai

I am a devout Hindu and as is our belief and custom, it was ingrained in my conscience from the very childhood that whatever happens in our life, good or bad is the result of our own karmas. I firmly believe in the as you sow, so you reap theory. […]

by April 24, 2011 Review

SuPeR MooN

Enjoying a Full Moon night During my regular walk. A strange feeling stirred in me Soaking every pore. Is it the drop of first rain Drenching me whole? Or is it the fall of night dew Washing me ashore? The moon looks bigger Brighter, closer to earth. Looking at the […]

by April 9, 2011 Poetry
The Monk who Sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma

The Monk who Sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and only a few to be chewed and digested”. There is nothing better to describe the feeling I experienced while reading ‘The Monk who sold His Ferrari’ than Sir Francis Bacon’s famous words quoted above. In fact, the book under […]

by March 31, 2011 Review

A Married Woman by Manju Kapur

I was impressed with Manju Kapur’s ability to make an extra ordinary story out of the mundane lives of a middle class joint family in her novel ‘Home’. However, when I read ‘A Married Woman’, I was awestruck with her sensitivity in dealing with the inner turmoils and conflicts of […]

by March 28, 2011 Review

Nirmala by Premchand

Prem Chand is an iconic Hindi writer. From early childhood, I had been reading his books and short stories, sometimes as a part of school curriculum and at other times, for pure pleasure. His stories have an adorable earthiness. He writes about the common man and his day-to-day problems in […]

by March 27, 2011 Review