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...
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Book Review: 'The Mug of Melancholy' by Rohit Chakraborty

Book Review: ‘The Mug of Melancholy’ by Rohit Chakraborty

Language: English Format: Paperback ISBN: 8183861267 Pages: 365 Price: INR 250 This is one the first Indian written fantasy books that I have read (barring the ‘Mahabharata’ and ‘Ramayana’, of course) and I was slightly apprehensive about what to expect. But I was very pleasantly surprised. ‘The Mug of Melancholy’ by Rohit Chakroborty is endearing...
Book Review: 'Dream With Your Eyes Open' By Ronnie Screwvala

Book Review: ‘Dream With Your Eyes Open’ By Ronnie Screwvala

Publisher: Rupa Publications Language: English ISBN: 9788129135889 Pages: 208 Price: INR 500 When you think of entrepreneurship, who better than the Jack Warner of India, Ronni Screwvala to share insights on how to be successful, and more importantly to learn from failures? In his new book, ‘Dream with your Eyes Open’, Ronnie shares experiences from...
Book Review: ‘Autobiography of a Mad Nation’ by Sriram Karri

Book Review: ‘Autobiography of a Mad Nation’ by Sriram Karri

Publisher: Fingerprint ISBN: 9788172345655 Pages: 384 Price: INR 450 “Autobiography of a Mad Nation is a striking work of imagination that any intelligent reader will love.” – Bashrat Peer, Author (Curfewed Night), Script Writer (Haider) In his second novel ‘Autobiography of a Mad Nation’, Sriram Karri takes up the herculean task of setting a story of...
Book News: 'Murder of Sonia Raikkonen' by Salil Desai will chill you to the bone!

Book News: ‘Murder of Sonia Raikkonen’ by Salil Desai will chill you to the bone!

~ ‘Murder of Sonia Raikkonen’ has launched in India in February, 2015 ~   About The Book: Late one November night, the mutilated corpse of a young Finnish tourist is found in a public garden in Pune. It looks like a case of brutal rape and murder, but Senior Inspector Saralkar and PSI Motkar find...
Book News: A modern story of an ancient Mad Nation - 'Autobiograhy of a Mad Nation' by Sriram Karri

Book News: A modern story of an ancient Mad Nation – ‘Autobiograhy of a Mad Nation’ by Sriram Karri

~ ‘Mad Nation’ has launched in India in February, 2015 ~ About The Book: If I had to choose between letting down A friend or my country, God, give me the strength to betray my nation. ‘I was born in a mentally retarded country.’ Thus begins this provocative, stylish, and racy literary rant against India...
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: '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: '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, when starting up was considered...
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...