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Essay: 'Nadine Gordimer: Portrait of a writer' by Barnil Bhattacharjee

Essay: ‘Nadine Gordimer: Portrait of a writer’ by Barnil Bhattacharjee

“Come away, O human Child!/ To the waters and the wild/With a faery, hand in hand,/ For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.” ~ Yeats, The Stolen Child Visibly distraught, she slowly stood up from the podium chair. Turning right, she started walking across to the microphone. Hundreds of eyeballs, stretched-out...
Book Review: 'Manhattan Mango' by Madhuri Iyer

Book Review: ‘Manhattan Mango’ by Madhuri Iyer

Format: Paperback Publisher: Fingerprint ISBN: 98788172345129 Pages: 274 Price: INR 250 ‘Manhattan Mango‘ by Madhuri Iyer revolves around three guys, namely Neel, Shankar and Shri. It’s the story of their life in and around New York, where they work and keep their life rolling. The three friends have stuck to each other through thick and...
Book News: The Times of India Literary Carnival (Bangalore) 2014 - Program & Schedule details

Book News: The Times of India Literary Carnival (Bangalore) 2014 – Program & Schedule details

The Times of India Literary Carnival, Bangalore Edition is happening at Jayamahal Palace from 24 – 26 January 2014! The Theme: ‘New Voices in the New Age‘. The Times of India Literary Carnival is now in Bangalore! The festival is happening at the Jayamahal Palace on the 24th, 25th and 26th January 2014, this time...
Book News: India NonFiction Festival 2014 - Program & Schedule details

Book News: India NonFiction Festival 2014 – Program & Schedule details

India NonFiction Festival has started at Nehru Centre, Worli on 24th January, and today, 26th January is the third and final day of the festival. For more details, please visit the festival official website: http://www.indianonfictionfestival.com/ Asia’s first ever Non Fiction Festival – India’s First and foremost platform for anything that is Non Fictional. Be Bold....
Book News: Kolkata Literary Meet 2014 - Program Schedules

Book News: Kolkata Literary Meet 2014 – Program Schedules

Kolkata Literary Meet 2014 will start from January 25th and will last till Jan 30th. This year it will be held at the heart of the city of Kolkata, at the iconic Victoria Memorial. Schedule of KaLaM 2014: DAY 1, SATURDAY JANUARY 25, 2014 For more details, follow Kolkata Literary Meet on Facebook and find...
Book News: Hyderabad Literary Festival 2014 - Schedule & Program Details

Book News: Hyderabad Literary Festival 2014 – Schedule & Program Details

Hyderabad Literary Festival 2014 starts from January 24th and will last till Jan 26th. This year it will be held at Literary Street, Rd No 8, Banjara Hills. Miscellaneous events will take place at Ashiana (near Kalpa School), Saptaparni, Lamakaan and Kalakriti Art Gallery. Want to be a part of it? Register at the HLF...
Book News: Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2014 - News & Schedule

Book News: Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2014 – News & Schedule

As mentioned in their website, History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstance… and the encounter between character and circumstance is essentially a story. Come, read with us the story of Kolkata emblematic city of books, destination of the imagination, in the realm of words…The Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival unveils the city’s...
Book News: A futuristic science fiction of Rama’s legend as 'The Crystal Guardian Series'

Book News: A futuristic science fiction of Rama’s legend as ‘The Crystal Guardian Series’

~ The first book – ‘The Exiled Prince‘ will be launched in January 2014 ~ ‘The Exiled Prince‘ is a unique tale that blends fast action, futuristic science, and magical adventure into a different telling on the Legend of Ramayana and narrated by the protagonist himself. At the core of ‘The Crystal Guardian‘ trilogy is...
2013 - At a glance

2013 – At a glance

2013, undoubtedly, has been the busiest and the most eventful year in the short lifespan of Between The Lines. We are turning two in first week of January, 2014 and what can be a better time for some retrospection. If you prefer number crunching, 2013 for Between The Lines gives us some interesting statistics. This...
Book Review: ‘The Wind-up Bird Chronicle’ by Haruki Murakami

Book Review: ‘The Wind-up Bird Chronicle’ by Haruki Murakami

Language: English Format: Paperback ISBN: 9780099448792 Pages: 607 Price: Rs 450 Last year, when I decided to give Murakami a try, the curiousness was to find out why Murakami is what Murakami is. I have read a lot of writers’ works, but never did anyone create as much positive hype and adulation as Haruki managed...
Book Review: 'The Incredible Banker' by Ravi Subramanian

Book Review: ‘The Incredible Banker’ by Ravi Subramanian

Language: English Format: Paperback ISBN: 9788129118776 Pages: 308 Price: 250 INR As a reader, I’ve always been skeptical of Indian authors. After reading a lot of them, I’ve been left with an unpleasant taste in the mouth. Perhaps I’ve always picked up the wrong books, but they either tend to brood purely on the philosophical,...
Book Review: 'Office Shocks' by Sumit Aggarwal

Book Review: ‘Office Shocks’ by Sumit Aggarwal

Format: Paperback Language: English ISBN: 9788129117908 Pages: 98 Price: 95.00 Plot Discussion: When was the last time you read a 98-pages’ ‘novel’? When was the last time you read a 98-pages’ ‘novel’ and did not complain? ‘Office Shocks’ by Sumit Aggarwal really is a shocker. Happened like this: I was waiting for the book to arrive some fortnight...