Book Review: 'Seven Uncommoners' by Ridhima Verma

Book Review: ‘Seven Uncommoners’ by Ridhima Verma

Publisher: Fingerprint! Format: Paperback Genre: Non-fiction ISBN: 9788172345396 Price: INR 350 Pages: 300 Today, entrepreneurship is considered the hip, cool thing. An entrepreneur is looked upon with awe and respect, for taking the brave step towards setting up his/her own business. But Ridhima Verma delves in to a different generation,...
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Book Review: 'Mirza Ghalib: A Biographical Scenario' by Gulzar

Book Review: ‘Mirza Ghalib: A Biographical Scenario’ by Gulzar

Genre: Biography Publisher: Rupa Pages: 240 ISBN: 978-81-291-14112 Price: INR 395 It is hard to review the literary liaison of two greats – Ghalib and Gulzar. Both are giants in their own times and rightly so. In this book, which is a screenplay of the TV series of the same name, the brilliance of Gulzar...
Book Review: 'Halt Station India' by Rajendra B. Aklekar

Book Review: ‘Halt Station India’ by Rajendra B. Aklekar

Genre: Non–Fiction Publisher: Rupa Publications ISBN: 978-81-291-3497 Pages: 205 Price: INR 395 “Rajendra B. Aklekar’s research – and his scholarship with enables him to interpret his findings – throws new light on the way railways were built.” – Sir Mark Tully, author of Non-Stop India. Bombay is famous for numerous things, but the perhaps most...
Book Review: 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage' by Haruki Murakami

Book Review: ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage’ by Haruki Murakami

Genre: Fiction Publisher: Harvill Secker Pages: 298 ISBN: 9781846558337 Price – INR 799 (Hardcover) It is not often that authors are accorded that reverence and frenzied admiration that is generally reserved for a rock band. But Haruki Murakami is one of the few. On the day his new book is released, I envision long lines...
Book Review: 'Letters from an Indian Summer' by Siddharth Dasgupta

Book Review: ‘Letters from an Indian Summer’ by Siddharth Dasgupta

Format: Paperback Language: English Publisher: Fingerprint! ISBN: 9788172345495 Pages: 328 Price: INR 250 Reading ‘Letters from an Indian Summer’ is like having delicious mughlai mutton curry for seven days in a row. Mind you, every meal – day and night, night and day – for a week straight. What are the consequences? Well, there’s constipation, gastric...
2014 - Annual Report

2014 – Annual Report

If 2013 was a good year, 2014 have been at least twice better for Between The Lines! We are turning three in first week of January, 2015. Also, time to look into how BTL performed in 2014! In 2014, Number of reviews/interviews published: 121 (~65% up from 73 in 2013) Number of visitors (including unique...
Book Review: 'Unravelling Anjali' by Nim Gholkar

Book Review: ‘Unravelling Anjali’ by Nim Gholkar

Format: Paperback Publisher: BecomeShakespeare.com ISBN: 9789383952137 Pages: 355 Price: 239 INR The first thing that struck me about ‘Unravelling Anjali‘ by Nim Gholkar was its cover. It has a lovely ombre effect of reddish-orange tints and in the centre is the back of a girl. But instead of skin, her back is composed of jigsaw puzzles that...
Book Review: 'Hooked, Lined and Single' by Rashmi Kumar

Book Review: ‘Hooked, Lined and Single’ by Rashmi Kumar

Language: English Format: Paperback Publisher: Srishti Publishers ISBN: 9789382665298 Pages: 200 Price: INR 150 All Indians unite over two things: food and marriages. While this book doesn’t delve in the former, it talks largely about the latter. This book talks about the difficulty of the arranged marriage system, and more largely, the pressure that is...
Book Review: 'The Song of the Magpie Robin' by Zafar Futehally with Shanthi Candola and Ashish Chandola

Book Review: ‘The Song of the Magpie Robin’ by Zafar Futehally with Shanthi Candola and Ashish Chandola

Language: English Format: Paperback ISBN: 9788129134684 Pages: 185 Price: 500 INR Zahar Futhehally was a birder and conversationalist. He has been bestowed upon with various accolades like the Padma Shri in 1970, the Order of Golden Ark in 1980 and was the longest serving secretary of the Bombay National History Society. He had founded the...
Hyderabad Literary Festival 2015 announced

Hyderabad Literary Festival 2015 announced

Alike last year, come again January, and Hyderabad Literary Festival is again going to happen! Hyderabad Literary Festival 2015 has been announced. This time, much bigger, better and in a different venue. Hyderabad Literary Festival 2015 starts from January 23rd and will last till Jan 26th, 2015. This year it will be held at the...
Interview: Rashmi Kumar, author of 'Hooked, Lined & Single'

Interview: Rashmi Kumar, author of ‘Hooked, Lined & Single’

We reviewed Rashmi Kumar’s debut novel ‘Stilettos in the Newsroom’ back in 2011, and at the same time had a chat with her. She is now back with her second novel ‘Hooked, Lined & Single’. We just could not stop ourself from catching up once again. Q. ‘Hooked, Lined & Single’ is your second novel...
Book Review: 'Beautiful You' by Chuck Palahniuk

Book Review: ‘Beautiful You’ by Chuck Palahniuk

Format: Paperback Publisher: Doubleday ISBN: 9780385538039 Pages: 240 Price: 557 INR ‘A billion husbands are about to be replaced.’ Should you be worried? Not unless you are Palahniuk’s working staff. Making five dollars an hour and unable to pay his bills, Chuck Palahniuk had to say goodbye to learning journalism and greet workers daily at...
Book Review: 'Mumbai Noir' by Altaf Tyrewala

Book Review: ‘Mumbai Noir’ by Altaf Tyrewala

Format: Paperback Publisher: Harper Collins ISBN: 9789350292259 Pages: 274 Price: 350 ‘Tyrewala’s insightful introduction greatly enhances the reading experience… The collection is astonishingly diverse… Tyrewala’s anthology offers a sampling of brand-new authors and a superb introduction. It might provide a fictional contrast to Katherine Boo’s ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’.’ – Library Journal. It’s quite a...