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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: 'Head and Tales: Aandhi and Hu Tu Tu' by Gulzar

Book Review: ‘Head and Tales: Aandhi and Hu Tu Tu’ by Gulzar

Translated by: Meghna Gulzar Publisher: Rupa Publications Language: English ISBN: 978-8129135179 Price: INR 296 Pages: 224 How does one review work by the master, Gulzar? Especially when they are screenplays of two majorly acclaimed screen hits? And even more so when they are translated by the daughter and student of the master? Well, I guess...
Book Review: 'On Women' by Khushwant Singh

Book Review: ‘On Women’ by Khushwant Singh

Publisher: Rupa Publications India Language: English ISBN: 8129124920 Pages: 144 Price: INR 199 Women are exquisite creatures, be they in any shape, size and form. They have the capacity to enthral, to sadden, to make one euphoric.. In short, to make one feel all the emotions that can possibly exist. Khushwant Singh probably realised this...
Book Review: 'On a Drive with Life' by Ankit Kumar

Book Review: ‘On a Drive with Life’ by Ankit Kumar

Publisher: Janaki Prakashan ISBN: 9789381313541 Pages: 174 Price: INR 400 Ankit Kumar’s book ‘On a Drive with Life‘ is a collection of 13 short stories. It deals with a variety of emotions and themes such as love, tragedy, horror, separation, adventure, regret, happiness and desire. The stories revolve around the concept of how a small misunderstanding...
Book Review: 'Daughter by Court Order' by Ratna Vira

Book Review: ‘Daughter by Court Order’ by Ratna Vira

Publisher: FingerPrint ISBN: 9788172345211 Pages: 369 Price: INR 250 “This is an important book. It raises issues of women, society and family in modern India.” – Cherie Blair Ratna Vira‘s book, ‘Daughter by Court Order’ has a plot like one never seen before. It questions the one bond that is assumed to be the strongest...
Book Review: 'Lorax' by Dr. Suess

Book Review: ‘Lorax’ by Dr. Suess

Publisher: HarperCollins Type: Picture Story Books ISBN13: 9780007414291 Price: INR 160 It is a difficult task to teach children (and adults alike actually) about the importance of the environment and the trees and yada yada. The moment anyone mentions environment depletion/deforestation/water pollution/ anything of that sort, yawns and looks of boredom come your way. But...
Book Review: 'When Hari Met His Saali' by Harsh Wardhan

Book Review: ‘When Hari Met His Saali’ by Harsh Wardhan

Format: Paperback Publisher: Harlequin India Pages: 234 ISBN: 9789351064497 Price: INR 299 The title, ‘When Hari Met His Saali‘, was enough to get me intrigued enough to read the book ASAP. And to add to that, a funny romance novel by a male author, Harsh Wardhan. Yep, definitely curious now. And the story was fun,...
Book Review: 'Twelve Hours of Temptation' by Shoma Narayanan

Book Review: ‘Twelve Hours of Temptation’ by Shoma Narayanan

Format: Paperback Publisher: Harlequin India Pages: 184 ISBN: 9789351064459 Price: INR 150 The aura of Mills and Boons precedes itself and so, I was ecstatic that at the ripe age of 20, I would finally be reading my first ever Mills and Boons book, and even more so as it was an Indian Mills and...
Book Review: 'Obsession: The Eternal Stories of Life and Death' by Various Authors

Book Review: ‘Obsession: The Eternal Stories of Life and Death’ by Various Authors

Publisher: Tara India Research Press Genre: Fiction ISBN: 978-81-8386-124-3 Pages: 259 Price: INR 299  Obsession as, “(n.) the domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire etc.” We infer it to be a strong emotion, that can lead a person to do many things that are away from their normal nature....
Book Review: 'The Uncommon Memories of Zeenat Qureishi' by Veena Nagpal

Book Review: ‘The Uncommon Memories of Zeenat Qureishi’ by Veena Nagpal

Format: Paperback Language: English Publisher: Tara – India Research Press ISBN: 9788183861199 Pages: 478 Price: INR 299 A book on communal violence is never easy to write. And even more so if it is of a time that is written about a million times, in this case the partition. It is tough to preach love...
Book Review: 'Chaos Down Under' by Nishant Kaushik

Book Review: ‘Chaos Down Under’ by Nishant Kaushik

Publisher: Rupa Publications Year: 2014 ISBN: 9788129124302 Price: INR 295 Genre: Fiction A sequel to ‘A Romance with Chaos’, with ‘Chaos Down Under’ by Nishant Kaushik, Nakul is back to tell us more of the horrifying incidents that occur at Bytesphere. To be honest, I haven’t read the first book, and there are very references...
Book Review: 'Governance for Growth in India' by Dr. A. P. J Abdul Kalam

Book Review: ‘Governance for Growth in India’ by Dr. A. P. J Abdul Kalam

Publisher: Rupa Publications Year: 2014 ISBN: 9788129132604 Price: INR 195 Genre: Non Fiction While the largest democracy undergoes the largest ever election, the ephemeral question of “Who do I vote for?” is in every citizen’s mind. Everyone is discussing and debating matters relating to development, inclusive politics, defence, policies for the poor, food availability, corruption,...