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BOOK REVIEW: SUNDAY HERALD/STILL ME by JOJO MOYES

Romance at heart Sheila Kumar Mar 10 2018  Penguin Random Houise UK/Rs 599/Pages 469 For those readers who didn’t know that the film Me Before You was originally a book – it was. It did well, as did the movie version of the story, with the author Jojo Moyes also writing the screenplay. Still Me…

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AUSTENISTAN edited by LALEEN SUKHERA

  Jane in Jimmy Choos An independent writer, manuscript editor and author, the writer is based in Bengaluru.   So here`s a peek at the gentler sex of a neighbouring country. This lot is anything but cowed down, abaya-clad, meek or demure. This lot wears Western couture with elan, are generally shod in Roger Vivier and…

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THE CRUNCH FACTOR by ANDALEEB WAJID

Andaleeb Wajid is just getting better with each new book. The Crunch Factor is one delightful read, featuring a hotter-than-hawt chef/hero, a sassy food photographer/heroine and a cast of captivating supporting characters, some yummilicous food and much chucklesome humour. It`s so tough to intertwine the multiple strands and keep it taut but not too taut,…

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BOOK REVIEW: BAAZ by ANUJA CHAUHAN

  FICTION REVIEWS Blue skies, eye candy   Anuja Chauhan`s latest offering doesn’t stray too far from her template: feisty heroine, gorgeous hero, as much external conflict as  internal (maybe more of the former here, given that the backdrop here is the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War),  much toe-curling passion,  a very interesting gaggle who make…

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SHORT STORY: WORDWEAVERS/LOVE IN THE PARK

Love in the park Diya found love in the park down the road from her house. Admittedly, she was very impressionable, the type who looked for love in the most probable and improbable places. She believed in God, the inimitable power of Sunidhi Chauhan’s voice and days of wine and roses, though actually she didn’t…

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REVIEW: UNBOXED WRITERS/ ELIGIBLE by CURTIS SITTENFELD

Eligible: A Biased Review July 16, 2016 Written by   Sheila Kumar Eligible  is  American author Curtis Sittenfeld’s re-telling of that much loved classic  Pride and Prejudice. To  take on a work, any work of Jane Austen (even when commissioned to do so, as part of the Austen  Project) is one brave thing to do, and inevitably, for…

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SHORT STORY: READFINGERS ONLINE MAGAZINE/SHARI`S PET PROJECT

READFINGERS Shari`s Pet Project by Sheila Kumar Category:Fiction, LATEST Shari had been working for a year as Personal Assistant to Boss (and Brother) Number Four at the Family Firm. She still took pains to dress well, give her eyes that little wing with the liquid eyeliner, and quickly spray one short burst of her favorite…

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FEATURE: METRO PLUS/BETTER YOUR BOND

Online edition of India’s National Newspaper Thursday, Dec 08, 2005 Metro Plus Chennai Better your bond Getting a romantic relationship to last needs some effort. Here are some tips POWER OF TOGETHERNESS Small acts of love  go  a long way in sustaining a relationship Let’s face it. Falling in love is all too easy. Staying in…

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