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Brief Takes: House of Stars by Keya Ghosh

I read House of Stars by Keya Ghosh (Penguin Metro Reads) on the exuberant recommendation of my teenaged niece and guess what, it was an absorbing read. This is love in the times of religious fundamentalism and communal intolerance, the nascent passions of two eighteen- year- olds, Diya from Mumbai and Kabir from Kashmir, forming…

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REVIEW: ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by ANTHONY DOERR

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. HarperCollins. Anthony Doerr is a celebrated writer who has written other very moving stories but All The Light We Cannot See (2014)stands one level above all of them. This story,  of a few lives tightly intertwined in the days of the Second World War,  is written like a screenplay…

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REVIEW: THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/ALPHABET SOUP FOR LOVERS by ANITA NAIR

           BOOKS » LITERARY REVIEW April 23, 2016 As light as soufflé Anita Nair ventures back into feminine territory with a love story set in the hills After venturing out to sea with the tale of a Somalian trader with a jewelled eye, as well as introducing us to the very interesting Inspector…

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REVIEW: COBALT BLUE by SACHIN KUNDALKAR, Translated by JERRY PINTO

Cobalt Blue by Sachin Kundalkar, translated from the Marathi by Jerry Pinto (Penguin Books). This book was published in Marathi in 2006 and translated into English in 2013. The reader falls deep into the story almost at the start and then there`s no coming out till the tale has been told. It is a story…

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REVIEW: EARTHEN LAMP JOURNAL/ ALL THAT COULD HAVE BEEN by MAHESH BHATT with SUHRITA SENGUPTA

All that could have been by Mahesh Bhatt with Suhrita Sengupta: an old-fashioned love story       –        Sheila Kumar Publisher: Speaking Tiger Books Genre: Fiction Extent: 142 pp Price: Rs 195 The fact that this story is the base for the soon to be released film Hamaari Adhuri Kahaani casts its own  shadow,…

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BOOK REVIEW: UNBOXED WRITERS BLOG/THE BOOK OF GOLD LEAVES by MIRZA WAHEED

                                                             The Painted Word The Book of Golden Leaves by Mirza Waheed. In his first book, The Collaborator, Mirza Waheed spun a stunning story, thinly veiled…

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SHORT STORY: OUT OF PRINT MAGAZINE/TRYST

Tryst by Sheila Kumar Rohit was slowly inserting his hand into Rhea’s blouse when the men appeared. It was a warm day at Avalanche Lake, the water glinted just below where the two of them sat, a copse of eucalyptus trees stood like a sentinel to one side. The air was infused with the smell…

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