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The Dawn: Marathon Race to Acche Din

With a splendid foreword by Purno A. Sangma, the former Speaker of Lok Sabha, the dazzling book by Phidalia Toi - The Dawn: Marathon Race to Acche Din is the first installment on the governance of the Modi-led NDA government in the centre. The Dawn annunciates the beginning of a new era in the politics of India where a man of determination becomes the commander-in-chief of a nation which is [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|Books|2 Comments

Burn: Love, Passion, Hate

Psychological drama novels are getting in trend in the contemporary Indian fiction and undoubtedly, I find it a good signal for the readers as well as the literature. We already have had enough of 'usual romance' and Bollywood novels. A new title which kept my attention was - Burn: Love, Passion, Hate. This novel, rather a sensation, is authored by Christine D'Sylva, an author with name and seven books to [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|Books|0 Comments

To Kill a Mockingbird

  Yes, Harper Lee! I know what you want to suggest - whites are bad and they are racist at times. They come from a country which did not let the women vote for a long time. They come from a nation which did not let the blacks participate in democracy for a long time. They come from a nation which is still in dilemma over terrorism - whether they [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Books|1 Comment

Rafflesia The Banished Princess

Some of the fiction pieces are not meant to be mere fiction and they extend beyond being ones... they become philosophy, psychology, history and even autobiography of many people at once. I am lucky to have read a number of the fiction pieces which might fit well in the criteria discussed above. Autobiography of a Yogi, The Prelude, The Waste Land, Pilgrim's Progress, Othello and a long list would follow. [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Books|0 Comments

The Protectors of Aesner

Any person in the world must wonder how the messiah would look like. Every person in the world must acknowledge it he or she must have heard the stories which feature some kind of messiah who just swings around, does some stunts and save the entire human race. Am I wrong by any means? Though not exactly the messiah, the people about whom I will be talking tonight are some [...]

By | May 6th, 2017|Books|0 Comments

Who is a True Reader?

The question is - who is a reader in the truest sense? Is a person reader who reads five novels a day? Is another person the reader who reads only two fictions a year? Am I a reader because I read non-fiction too? Are you the reader for you read twelve novels and three poetry anthologies in a year? Who is the reader? Who will answer this question? The dictionary [...]

By | April 28th, 2017|Books|0 Comments

The Quest of the Sparrows

I had a misconception a few days ago that every author with a 'Chetan Bhagat' background serves to the literature a 'Chetan Bhagat' class. However, like I said, it was a misconception only. To be honest, I did not read any of his 'best-selling bad literature' (combat Jeet Thayil, his phrase) and rather concentrated on my studies. Recently, I came across The Quest of the Sparrows, a book by the [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Books|0 Comments

Monsoon Minds by Ravi Nambiar | Review

My reading sense, I will say, can be soothed by only those few books which have something uncommon with them - a certain break free from the drab and a certain amount of 'that unknown' thing which can keep a reader spellbound. That's the reason you will find my reading list with a number of books most of the younger readers might not have even heard of those! In modern [...]

By | April 1st, 2017|Books|2 Comments

Hardaul Ek Bharatiya Yuva ki Soch | Book Review

I remember very well that I used to steal money from my mother's hidden corridors of savings. Before you make perceptions about my character, I used to do it for purchasing books! I love reading since the time I learned how to read. Hindi books helped this habit and made me an ardent reader of Champak, Nandan, Nanhe Samrat and some Dhruv Comics series. With time, English literature too joined [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Books|0 Comments

19th Akshauhini algorithm of the Gita Simplified | Review

What could be a day more auspicious than this day - Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja. On the one hand, we welcome a new season - the king of all the seasons, the spring and on the other, we worship the goddess of wisdom and intellect, Devi Saraswati. I chose this day to write once again about a wonderful book on Gita that I have received from Haribakth, the author [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Books|1 Comment