Book Reviews

A review of Lopamudra Banerjee’s recently released book, The Broken Home and Other Stories (Authorspress, 2017), her English translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s selected works of fiction.

The Broken Home and Other Stories: Must Read Collection of Translated Tagore Stories
The Broken Home and Other Stories: Must Read Collection of Translated Tagore Stories
A review of Lopamudra Banerjee's recently released book, The Broken Home and Other Stories (Authorspress, 2017), her English translation of Rabindranath Tagore's...
'Dew and Daze' by Ananya Dhawan: A Foreword
‘Dew and Daze’ by Ananya Dhawan: A Foreword
A foreword to Ananya Dhawan's recently released anthology of poems, 'Dew and Daze', available in Amazon Kindle and soon to be available in print.
Under the Apple Boughs is available on Amazon
The Mesmerising Poetic Compositions in Under the Apple Boughs
"A portrait of the poet carrying all the hues the brush of time has painted over the half wrinkled canvas of her life" is how Perveiz Ali describes Dr Santosh Bakaya's Under...
Let the Night Sing
Let The Night Sing- A Pragmatic Review
"The beautiful, passionate bunch of her poems is a testimony to her intense musings and revelations, a kaleidoscope of all the colours of life, a search of her own self in...
Emotional, Haunting, Thrilling, Intriguing - The Many Shades of Darkness There But Something More (Review Part 1)
Emotional, Haunting, Thrilling, Intriguing – The Many Shades of Darkness There But Something More (Review Part 1)
Subhajit tastes the ecstatic flavours of murk, weird esotery in Darkness There But Something More that give him enough fright to visualize gleaming eyes in darkened...
Rungli-Rungliot: Of Mists, Flowers, Himalayas, Children and Servants
Rungli-Rungliot: Of Mists, Flowers, Himalayas, Children and Servants
Rungli-Rungliot (Thus far and No Further) Author: Rumer Godden Genre: Non-fiction/Memoir Publisher: Speaking Tiger Synopsis of the book…. One day while browsing a supplement...
Under the Apple Boughs is available on Amazon
Under the Apple Boughs: As Sharp As Shards Yet Enticing and Heartwarming (Poetry Book Review)
Santosh Bakaya's forte remains dramatic and rhyming and wherever she combines these two, the result is exquisite. A Poetry Book Review by Shabir Ahmad Mir.
A Tsunami Called Naani Review: A Euphoric Feel-Good Factor
A Tsunami Called Naani Review: A Euphoric Feel-Good Factor
I had the pleasure of being a panelist at the book launch of A Tsunami called Naani. It was indeed a wonderful experience to discuss the author’s work and thought...
Swami and Friends: Nostalgia of School Days Re-lived
Swami and Friends: Nostalgia of School Days Re-lived
The book is an imaginative memoir of a 10-year old from his perspective. The naivety of thoughts in children makes it a more compelling read.
Karambhumi  (Hindi, Hardcover, Munshi Premchand)
Premchand’s ‘Karmabhoomi’: Laying Bare the Facets of Human Behaviour
Munshi Premchand has highlighted all the simple strengths and weaknesses of a human being in his masterpiece Karmabhoomi. Gunjan Joshi reviews this novel which highlights...
Cancer by Joygopal Podder
‘Cancer’, A Brain Twisting Thriller By Joygopal Podder
Cancer by Joygopal Podder is a crime thriller where the graph of anxiety, curiosity and the adrenaline rush, keeps rising higher with every chapter. Amidst all this, romance...
Rivers Run Back: A Bewitchingly Narrated Story of Intrigue and Crime
Rivers Run Back: A Bewitchingly Narrated Story of Intrigue and Crime
An engrossing and in-depth review of Joyce Yarrow and Arindam Roy's cross-cultural saga of crime and intrigue, 'Rivers Run Back'
Thwarted Escape - the non-fiction memoir by Lopa Banerjee
Thwarted Escape: Poem Inspired By A Book
Maya Khandelwal's evocative review of Lopamudra Banerjee's memoir 'Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey', written in a poetic, lyrical form. Her first attempt at...
Fireflies: A Mirror In Which Teenagers Can See Their Images
Fireflies: A Mirror In Which Teenagers Can See Their Images
A succinct, sensitive and analytical review of Maya Khandelwal's recently released novel 'Fireflies' by Wani Nazir Ahmed.
The Story Of My Second Marriage: An Excerpt
The Story Of My Second Marriage: An Excerpt
Marriage, does it really make a person happy? Or is it all about adjustments? 'The Story of My Second Marriage' is a delightful rumination on marriage, adjustments and human...
Be the Ambassadors of Peace and Love: A Review of Where are the Lilacs?
Be the Ambassadors of Peace and Love: A Review of Where are the Lilacs?
Santosh Bakaya invites all the peace and ‘love-mongers’ to be ambassadors and tell the modern Thor to his face that the countdown of his days has started.
Author Santosh Bakaya reading from her book Flights from My Terrace
Flights From My Terrace – Santosh Bakaya’s New Book Launched
The Significant League (TSL) launched eminent author Dr Santosh Bakaya's much awaited collection of essays Flights From My Terrace in Delhi. A report.
Thwarted Escape - the non-fiction memoir by Lopa Banerjee
Thwarted Escape: A Cathartic Memoir – Book Review
Shabir Ahmad Mir, noted young poet, writer, literary critic dissects the intricacies of an immigrant woman's inner sojourns, as a child woman, a woman and mother, and also...
Scream and Other Urbane Legends by Dr Koshy AV
Book Review: Scream and Other Urbane Legends By Dr Koshy AV
The genre of short story in order to claim its rightful place needs to evolve and diversify like the Novel has already done. It is from this perspective that this collection...
Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey
Bon Voyage: Excerpt from Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant’s Wayward Journey
An excerpt from my memoir/nonfiction novel 'Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey', published by Authorspress in October 2016.
Scream and Other Urbane Legends by Dr Koshy AV
Scream and Other Urbane Legends: Dr Koshy AV’s First Short Stories Collection
Dr Koshy AV's first short stories collection 'Scream and Other Urbane Legends' was brought out by Lifi Publications on January 10th at New Delhi World Book Fair. The launch...
Author Lopa Banerjee Launches her Debut Memoir Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey
Author Lopa Banerjee Launches her Debut Memoir Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant’s Wayward Journey
Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey, published by Authorspress, Delhi, is Lopa Banerjee's debut memoir/narrative nonfiction work - a personal journey of seeking...
Anything but KHAMOSH
Anything But KHAMOSH – A Review
Anything but KHAMOSH, the biography of Shatrughan Sinha has many parts that will remain with you and leave a lasting impact, reviews Peeyush Sharma.
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A Thousand Unspoken Words: A Seething Saga of Love
A brief review of the acclaimed novel 'A Thousand Unspoken Words' by award-winning author and scriptwriter Paulami Duttagupta, published by Readomania.
Igniting Key- An Embodiment of the Soul, the Mind and the Heart
Igniting Key- An Embodiment of the Soul, the Mind and the Heart
Review of book of poems by Pramila Khadun - a trilogy by a triumvirate, an exciting journey into and sojourn in the world of poetry. The beautifully interwoven layers in each...
Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas - A Book Review
Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas – A Book Review
A detailed, analytic book review of 'Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas', published by Readomania, edited and curated by Incredible Women of India.
Smita Patil: A Brief Incandescence
The Incandescence of Smita Patil
Smita Patil, the book, is a detailed chronicle of the actresses' work. It is the sum total of the amazing roles essayed in an eventful career by an actress with star quality,...
Baat Niklegi Toh Phir: The Unforgettable Voice and His Musical Journey
Baat Niklegi Toh Phir: The Unforgettable Voice and His Musical Journey
"Jagjit Singh's songs celebrate life and comment on its inequalities. He added new expressions, surprising twists and new instruments, revolutionising the performance of the...
A Review of The Significant Anthology
A Review of The Significant Anthology
Sitting down with The Significant Anthology is like being invited to sit in some great meeting place around a glowing campfire. You don’t want to get up, close your eyes,...
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Olympiad Champs’ e-courses let students practice and revise for Olympiad exams. Olympiad e-courses are available for subjects Mathematics, Science, and English
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Sharpen Your Olympiad English for Olympiad 2015
All the questions in Olympiad English books are designed in a way so as to clear misconceptions and strengthen the knowledge about the subject.
Science Olympiad Class 6 Books For Olympiad 2015
Gear Up for Science Olympiad 2015
The Science Olympiad books and course material contain a wide range of thought provoking questions that tests the student’s knowledge and capabilities thoroughly.
Prepare Well for Maths Olympiad 2015
Prepare Well for Maths Olympiad 2015
Olympiad Champs Mathematics books for Classes 1 to 8 are one of its kind books intended for students who are keen to appear in world’s renowned Maths Olympiad exams.
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Samuel Beckett’s English Poetry: Transcending the Roots of Resistance in Language
A Book Review of “Beckett’s English Poetry : Transcending the Roots of Resistance in Language” by Dr A.V. Koshy published by Authorspress Global Publishing Network....
Reading Dickens: Some Tributes, 2012
Reading Dickens: Some Tributes, 2012
Reading Dickens in the bicentennial year of birth: representation, art and aesthetics in commercial and industrial England as mirrored in ‘Hard Times’.
‘Crossed and Knotted’: An Intricate Tapestry of Stories, A Composite Novel
‘Crossed and Knotted’: An Intricate Tapestry of Stories Weaves India’s First Composite Novel
Crossed and Knotted Book Review: The unique experience of reading separate stories woven together to form an intricate tapestry.
Roots and Meanderings Review – The Cast Is Kaleidoscopic
Roots and Meanderings Review – The Cast Is Kaleidoscopic
Roots and Meanderings Anthology of Selected Short Stories a wholesome package ranging from the joyful to the poignant to fond remembrance and perchance fulfillment.
Roots and Meanderings — A Collection of Ten Fresh, Engaging Fictional Narratives
Roots and Meanderings — A Collection of Ten Fresh, Engaging Fictional Narratives
"The delightful collection of short stories in Roots and Meanderings has a very striking resonance to the name of its title... an interesting blend of ordinary, everyday experiences...
Roots and Meanderings - Anthology of Selected Short Stories Launched in Kindle edition on Amazon
Roots and Meanderings – Anthology of Selected Short Stories Launched in Kindle edition on Amazon
Roots and Meanderings - Learning and Creativity Anthology of Selected Short Stories is now out in Kindle Edition on Amazon. This book, born out of Short Stories Contest...
A Treatise on Poetry for Beginners [Kindle Edition] is available on Amazon
Book Review: ‘A Treatise On Poetry For Beginners’ by Dr. Ampat Koshy
Dr. Koshy’s ‘Treatise’ is a journey to make his readers understand why and how, poems through the ages, through their similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, alliteration,...
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens by Alice Walker is available on Amazon, Amazon India and Flipkart
In Search of our Mothers’ Gardens: Lives of Some Phenomenal Black Women
These women have searched for independence, creative and spiritual liberty and aesthetic fulfillment within their restrictive sociocultural milieu. Walker expresses the spark,...
A Tug of War
A Tug of War – Fails To Engage
'A Tug of War' offers too much of 'gyaan' that can get repetitive.
Wuthering Heights (1939)
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Revisiting the Gothic, the Metaphysical in Wuthering Heights
Over the years, the novel has been regarded as one of the most powerful works of art due to its depiction of the passion and relationships, the physical and spiritual struggles...
His fourth book released in 2010 saw the poetic innovation in the form the twenty-one line fusion sonnets
A Stroll Through Sonnet Mondal’s Literary Pursuits
One of the most successful younger generation Indian English poets, Sonnet Mondal has a long list international literary magazines/ journal publications to his credit.
Ten Thousand Saints:  Enthralls With Visual Sense Of Narration
Ten Thousand Saints: Enthralls With Visual Sense Of Narration
While there is no denying that a better editor would have made this an improved (and shorter) book, Ten Thousand Saints, for the better part, manages to enthral readers...
A Song For Issy Bradley
Book Review: A Song For Issy Bradley: A Novel
As with any family or group of friends, it is sad that tragedy turns on the true light of the heart. Sadness is prevalent throughout A SONG FOR ISSY BRADLEY; it is that raw...
The Shambhala Principle Review: Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure
The Shambhala Principle Review: Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure
For what I gained from reading this, the value is immeasurable. Many ideas are gleaned from others; this is a nice crystallization that presents a new vision. My life is bettered...
Oliver And The Seawigs Review
Oliver And The Seawigs Review
Look closely and you’ll see little hidden charms in each of the drawings.
Pic by Tanusri Gururaj
Jungle Book: Don’t Miss This If You Love Adventure
It is an absolute joy and pleasure to read Jungle Book and I would recommend it to all those who love adventure and have the spirit for it.
Half a Rupee Stories: Unraveling Forgotten Emotions
Half a Rupee Stories: Unraveling Forgotten Emotions
Every story unfolds a small mystery or unravels a forgotten memory and emotion.
Suvarnarekha: Poems on Zest & Spirit of Women
Suvarnarekha: Poems on Zest & Spirit of Women
'Suvarnarekha: An Anthology of Indian Women Poets Writing In English' reveals women’s zest for an eventful and essential life in the social milieu.
Love Story: The Book That Taught Me About Love
Love Story: The Book That Taught Me About Love
The one book, above all else, that has made a profound difference in my life is Love Story by Erich Segal.
No mushy descriptions and no fairy-tale sequences, yet incredibly romantic.
Love Story by Erich Segal – A Tale of True Love
‘Jenny, I’m sorry’. ‘Stop!’ she cut off my apology, then said very quietly, “Love means not ever having to say you’re sorry.’
2 States by Chetan
2 States – Kahaani Poori Filmi Hai
'When I started reading it - even though our life had its quota of dramatic situations and characters, especially with me the drama queen being a part of it -the book seemed...
This was a rough read—mostly because of the format, not because of the content.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, A Rough Read
This book has benefited many others—and for them, kudos—but for me, it was too distracting.
Impulse - A collection of some intense and light-hearted short stories.
Impulse By Reekrit Serai: Intense, Intriguing & Inquisitive
The author has weaved different emotions and human psychological traits in the form of short stories in Impulse, all of which are intense, intriguing and inquisitive.
The Lowland was nominated for Man Booker Prize 2013
The Lowland, An Honor to Read
What amazed me—what captivated me—is Lahiri’s use of simplistic prose to create a vivid and beautiful picture. Her artistic strokes are much the same as a classical...
The metamorphoses of a common man into a living God is thrilling and enthralling experience.
Book Review – The Immortals of Meluha
The narration is captivating. The revelations and suspense leave you amazed when they unfold in layers revealing new mysteries and adding to your shock every now and then....
Done With Men is funny and hilarious read!
Done With Men – Light, Crispy & Hilarious
Kairavi has everything. An enviable job, friends and parties! Except that she is jinxed in the matters of love!
It’s goodie-goodie story which revolves solely around the pretty Pia.
Soul Seekers – Love, Lost and Found
Soul Seekers is the story of Pia, a pretty girl, whose life transverses through many twists and turns before she finally finds her soul mate.
Rahul Dravid along with Sanjay Manjrekar released Unmukt Chand’s book “The Sky Is The Limit – My Journey To The World Cup”
The Sky Is The Limit: Unmukt Chand Is An Inspiration
I would like to share the unique specialty of Unmukt Chand's “The Sky Is The Limit” which has given me new insights about the importance of the role of mentors and coaches....
"It is not unbridled manipulation, naked ambition or overpowering obsession that can bring happiness."
Mohini: The Implosion Of The Brightest Star
By the time dream transforms into obsession, she is ready to pay any price, make any compromise, try any trick and tame any limit so that she can become the shiniest star...
Blood Pressure Down: Making BP Control Easy, Drug-free and Healthy
Blood Pressure Down: Making BP Control Easy, Drug-free and Healthy
Blood Pressure Down book offers effective and easy-to-follow checklists and dietary plans that will help you keep a check on your blood pressure.
Dravid made a special mention of Unmukt’s “underlying respect” towards senior players as the latter was insisting on calling Dravid “Sir”.
Look After Your Runs And Life Will Look After Itself: Rahul Dravid’s Advice To Unmukt
Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar released Unmukt Chand's book “The Sky Is The Limit – My Journey To The World Cup”
"The Sky Is The Limit - My Journey To The World Cup" is the new book by cricketer Unmukt Chand, to be launched on November 30
My Journey To The World Cup: Unmukt Chand’s New Book To Be Launched Nov 30
“The Sky Is The Limit – My Journey to the World Cup”, Unmukt Chand’s new book chronicles his rise as a cricketer, from childhood to the World Cup victory.
Book Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
Book Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a science fiction comedy series created by Douglas Adams. The title is derived from the fictional guidebook of the same name, which...
Buy Can Love Happen Twice from Flipkart
Book Review: Can Love Happen Twice?
Though the book is a literary failure, college students, lovers and teenagers would love it like anything as they would be able to associate them with the protagonist.
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Book Review: I Too Had a Love Story
It is the first and the best book of Ravinder Singh, which made him the darling of the millions and established him as India’s most popular romance writer. If you love to...
Lucid with Tongue In Cheek Humour: Love, Films and Rock n Roll!
Lucid with Tongue In Cheek Humour: Love, Films and Rock n Roll!
Swayam Ganguly's first novel Love, Films and Rock n Roll! is a story of three young men who are travelling on a train from Jamshedpur to Kolkata.
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Love, Films and Rock n Roll: Humorous, Satirical, Nostalgic Youth Connect
Love, Films and Rock 'n' Roll! is contemporary and has a sense of nostalgia for the GenY - 1 type of crowd.
Darjeeling is incomplete without its world famous toy train
The Complete Adventures of Feluda
The stories of Feluda are very interesting and action-packed. This book is a favorite book for teenagers like reading detective and mysterious stories.
Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
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Eleven Minutes
Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho sails smooth like a stream in plains, a candle in calm weather and a kite in favorable wind.
Like it Happened Yesterday by Ravinder Singh Buy from Amazon
Like it Happened Yesterday
The author has just picked some episodes from his or others’ childhood and penned them down in worst possible English for the sake of writing a novel.
Book Review: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Book Review: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Overall it’s a nice, compelling and eye-opener read albeit I am not sure if it really deserved a Man Booker.
The Oath of the Vayuputras by Amish Tripathi
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Book Review – The Oath of the Vayuputras
Book review - Mysteries are unearthed, the Evil is revealed in The Oath of the Vayuputras.
The narration is lyrical which moves like a motion picture in front of eyes.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns is a soul-shaking saga of sobs and sorrows with a happy but tear-soaked climax.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Lord of the Flies: Psychological Insights
Lord of the Flies by William Golding explores the boundary between human reason and animal instinct, all on the brutal playing field of adolescent competition.
Interpreter Of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2000
Interpreter of Maladies
Interpreter Of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2000. A review by Paul Sanjoy Gonsalves
A Poetess and Her Innermost Being
A Poetess and Her Innermost Being
One would be looking forward to more poems from Mary Herbert in future. She has a fertile pen, capable of highlighting the sensitivity of nature and the tribulations of our...
Reminiscences of the Silent Chanakya
Reminiscences of the Silent Chanakya
Rao's alter ego, Anand, is born into a 'middle middle class' family in a sleepy hamlet of Afrozabad state of princely India.
A story of intense love, passion and loneliness by Vikram Seth
An Equal Music
Book review of Vikram Seth's An Equal Music by Alokparna Das.