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Book Review: Lanka’s Princess by Kavita Kane

My only memory of Surpanakha was from a fleeting mention of her in Mythology, The Ramayan to be precise. I knew of her as Ravan’s ugly sister who was attracted to and tried to entice Laxman and had her nose and ears cut off as a punishment and to teach her a lesson. Kavita Kane… Continue reading Book Review: Lanka’s Princess by Kavita Kane

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Book Review : Another Man’s Wife by Manjul Bajaj

Writing short stories is tricky. The story needs to be short enough to hold one’s attention and long enough to have substance. The characters need to shine and connect. The end needs to justify the plot. And these are just a few things to keep in mind while writing, or even reading, a short story.… Continue reading Book Review : Another Man’s Wife by Manjul Bajaj

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Book Review: Knitted Tales by Rubina Ramesh

  Imagine that you love eating chocolates, and you get your hands on a box of assorted ones, in all the flavors you can think of. Perfect, right? I am a voracious reader, and as I read though Knitted Tales by Rubina Ramesh I had a similar feeling. 12 short stories, in varied flavors, and… Continue reading Book Review: Knitted Tales by Rubina Ramesh

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Book Review: My Father Is A Hero by Nishant Kaushik

Vaibhav Kulkarni is a single father to his 10 year old daughter Nisha. Having buried his dreams in his hometown Akola, he lives and struggles though a middle class existence in Pune without a complain, just to see a smile on his daughter face. Nisha is most parents dream of an ideal child, the pride… Continue reading Book Review: My Father Is A Hero by Nishant Kaushik

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Book Review – Fighting for Tara by Sunanda J Chatterjee

13 year old child-bride Hansa is left bereft when her 60 year old husband passes away and she is ordered to kill her new born daughter, a decision forced upon her by her husband’s brother whom she is supposed to marry in the next few hours. Helpless and scared she sits with her 3 month… Continue reading Book Review – Fighting for Tara by Sunanda J Chatterjee

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Book Review:The Peshwa by Ram Sivasankaran

I first read about Bajirao as part of a history lesson in school. Very recently Film maker, Sanjay Leela Bhansali recreated and romanticized Bajirao to etch a memory that would stay in mind for some time to come. Now you have Author Ram Sivasankaran who makes his debut with yet another version of Peshwa Bajirao.… Continue reading Book Review:The Peshwa by Ram Sivasankaran

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Book Review – Behind The Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Not another book about the slums and poverty of India/Mumbai, I grimaced as I read the synopsis on the back of the book. But the cheerful cover and beautiful title caught my eye and I picked up the slim volume. The book is based in Annawadi, a slum near Mumbai airport, and around it’s varied… Continue reading Book Review – Behind The Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

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Book Review: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

Ella Rubinstein is a 40 year old stay-at-home mother and wife with a beautiful home, 3 children and a prosperous husband. Outwardly, Ella has everything one could wish for, despite which she still feels an unnamed sense of discontent. Agreeing to a part time job as a reader to a literary agent, Ella’s first assignment… Continue reading Book Review: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

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Twin Book Reviews – The Last Queen of India AND Nefertiti

Book Reviews: The Last Queen of India AND Nefertiti Historical fiction is not a genre that would interest me. Or so I thought, till a friend introduced me to Michelle Moran’s books. I was reluctant to start reading the first book but when I did start I couldn’t put it down! The reason I am… Continue reading Twin Book Reviews – The Last Queen of India AND Nefertiti

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Book Review : Before We Visit The Goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

I have been a huge fan of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni ever since I read her first book of short stories, Arranged Marriage. Sister of My Heart and The Palace of Illusions have been amongst my constant favourites among all of her books I’ve read so far. When ‘Before we visit the Goddess’ was released I… Continue reading Book Review : Before We Visit The Goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni