Book News: Rashmi Kumar is back with her second novel 'Hooked, Lined & Single'

Book News: Rashmi Kumar is back with her second novel ‘Hooked, Lined & Single’

~ ‘Hooked, Lined & Single’ has launched in India on November 1, 2014 ~ About the Book: Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask god, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night…’ So you’re a...
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Book Review: 'Daddy Long Legs' by Jean Webster

Book Review: ‘Daddy Long Legs’ by Jean Webster

Publisher: Puffin Classics Format: Hardcover ISBN: 9780141331119 Pages: 208 Price: 250 INR I found this thin book by chance at a local library, amidst titles like ‘David Copperfield’ and, funnily enough, ‘Aesop’s Fables’. With a brown hardbound cover, this made for a very different, but not quite an interesting read in the one hour that...
Book Review: 'The Boy Who Could See Demons' by Carolyn Jess-Cooke

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Published by: Penguin Format: Paperback ISBN: 9780749953133 Pages: 370 Price: 699 INR ‘Brilliant! Rich with fully formed characters and stunning psychological drama, this heart-gripping novel will keep you riveted from first page to last.’ – Jeffery Deaver. The joy of reading a book years after you first come across it knows no bounds. The mark...
Book Review: 'Only Connect!' edited by Meenakshi Bharat & Sharon Rundle

Book Review: ‘Only Connect!’ edited by Meenakshi Bharat & Sharon Rundle

Format: Paperback Language: English ISBN: 9788129134608 Pages: 221 Price: INR 195 We live in a world where battles are fought in cyberspace, relationships are forged through voice-over-IP, and declarations of love are made through speedy text messages. It is surprising how technology has taken over our lives, Only Connect dwells upon the profound impact of...
Book Review: 'The Outsider' by Albert Camus

Book Review: ‘The Outsider’ by Albert Camus

Format: Paperback Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics ISBN: 9780140274172 Pages: 117 Price: 299 INR ‘One of those books that marks a reader’s life indelibly.’ – William Boyd. ‘Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don’t know.’ A long time ago, Camus summed up ‘The Outsider’ in a sentence which is extremely paradoxical: ‘In our society, any...
Book Review: 'The Land of the Setting Sun and Other Nature Tales' by Arefa Tehsin and Raza H  Tehsin

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Format: Paperback Language: English Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Press ISBN: 9788179935330 Pages: 168 Price: INR 225 “Dung beetles? Ewww!” screamed my little niece as I tried to get her to listen to the very first story in the book. I firmly switched off the TV and showed her the picture. “What is...
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Book Review: ‘Scarecrow and the army of thieves’ by Matthew Reilly

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Book Review: 'Beyond Forever' by Kiran Joshi

Book Review: ‘Beyond Forever’ by Kiran Joshi

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Essay: 'While reviewing the Pale King and other things Wallace-like'

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Book Review: 'The Elephant Bird' by Arefa Tehsin

Book Review: ‘The Elephant Bird’ by Arefa Tehsin

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Book Review: 'On love and sex' by Khushwant Singh

Book Review: ‘On love and sex’ by Khushwant Singh

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