Little Maryam – book review

Hamid Baig's debut novel, Little Maryam, is very much a novel which depicts true love in the form of a story which touches your soul, without a doubt! Saadiq's character has been designed with all the possible elements which make him a hero in the truest sense - sensible, passionate, ambitious, freakish when alone and then a person with a very big heart! Maryam also wins the hearts with her [...]

By | February 24th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Beginning Theory by Peter Barry – book review

Alok Mishra reviews Peter Barry's book Beginning Theory. In this book review, he emphasises on the points which make Beginning Theory a must-have book for students. Can you ignore Peter Barry's magnum opus as a critic - Beginning Theory? I will directly say that this is the best book for the students of English literature and literary theories! There is no better book than Beginning Theory in the market which [...]

By | February 23rd, 2018|Books|1 Comment

Treasure Trove of Zodiacs – book review

Alok Mishra reviews the book Treasure Trove of Zodiacs written by popular astrologer Tanuj Lalchandani. This book details the personality of people belonging to various zodiac signs. I am not a huge fan when it comes to the horoscope predictions for the day based on your zodiac signs. I usually skip the part of the pages with horoscope details and enjoy reading other stuff because I firmly believe that you [...]

By | January 17th, 2018|Books|1 Comment

The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems

After the collection I have read recently, Abhishek Goswami's The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems has come to me as a pleasant surprise because I often complain about the lessening interest in poetry writing in India. Abhishek's debut collection has 35 poems, to be exact about the numbers and it took me not more than an hour to finish his anthology because my speed and faculty of poetry reading accompany [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Uske Hisse Ka Pyar

Uske Hisse Ka Pyar is the debut book by Ashish Dalal - an author from Gujarat who is interested in producing meaningful short stories and occasional poetry. He has been writing for many years for the Hindi newspapers and magazines and his literary creations have been praised by the readers because of their relevance and the depth. Inspired by all these, Ashish Dalal has finally decided to come with his [...]

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

Despite Stolen Dreams

Terrorism has no religion or if there is at all any religion involved in it, as the popular belief goes, that is a purely misguided form of Islam. In the name of Jihad, youths are rallied to enter into the inferno which directly takes them to death, without a doubt and all this has been brought to light by the wonderful fiction that Anita Krishan has written - Despite Stolen [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Books|0 Comments

The Big Switch: it’s never too late – review

Modern authors are writing the stories which are surely focused on the modern day youth but they seldom do them justice. They only pick the emotional aspects of love and attraction and bully the desires of youths with their spicy elaboration of the intimate scenes of lovemaking in their fictional world. You know very well who are the authors I am tacitly naming here... As a reader, I have moved [...]

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

With You; Without You – review

I have been indulged in serious reading of fiction for more than 10 years now and these ten years have brought experience to me. At the least, I have learnt the art of ramification and I can understand which is literary fiction and which is nonsense. In the past days, I have been reading a Hindi novel entitled With You; Without You and it has been written by an author [...]

By | November 24th, 2017|Books|0 Comments

The Afternoon: Marathon Race to Acche Din – 3 | Review

  "The heat wave of demonetisation would be recorded in the history of India as a time when the nation did not collapse due to the sunstroke." ~ Phidalia Toi, The Afternoon I have read the previous two books of Phidalia's series called Marathon Race to Acche Din and I have liked them both. The same continues in her latest book called The Afternoon: Marathon Race to Acche Din - [...]

By | November 20th, 2017|Books|0 Comments

Greco’s Game: An Aleksandr Talanov Thriller – review

It was a fantastic read, to be sure! The character Talanov is designed in a fashion that it will surely take a hold of the reader’s mind until the novel ends and only to be continued in the further instalment of the series! Greco’s Game: An Aleksandr Talanov Thriller is a novel by well-known novelist James Houston Turner, a US novelist famous for his thrilling fiction. This novel has everything [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|Books|0 Comments