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: 'Hooked, Lined and Single' by Rashmi Kumar

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

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Hyderabad Literary Festival 2015 announced

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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'

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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...
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