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READING ‘COMBAT SKIRTS’

Here’s a fun book I read on my vacation and completely enjoyed it. This isn’t a review but just sharing with my blogger friends a refreshing read. Book: Combat Skirts Author: Sahana Ahmed Genre: Romance (Chick Lit) Language: English How was your life at eighteen or nineteen? I can’t say that the memories of those …

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Book Review- the Misters Kuru

Book: the Misters Kuru: A Return to Mahabharata Author: Trisha Das Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India Genre: Humour Language: English Do not be misled. ‘the Misters Kuru’ is not just another one of your mythological stories. Witty and humorous, the book brings characters from the great epic Mahabharata and places them in the contemporary world. Imagine …

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BOOK REVIEW- AFTER DEATH COMES WATER

(Image: Harper Collins) Book: After Death Comes Water Poet: Joy Goswami (Translated from the Bengali by Sampurna Chattarji) Publisher: Harper Perennial Genre: Prose Poetry Language: English Lovers of poetry can only hope to satiate some of their thirst for this enriching art if they meander into the world of translated verses. The globe with its …

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CHINESE WHISKERS- BOOK REVIEW

Book: Chinese Whiskers Author: Pallavi Aiyar (@pallaviaiyar) Publisher: Harper Collins Genre: General Fiction/ Contemporary Fiction Language: English Recently I watched an interesting writing session with Pallavi Aiyar as part of Blogchatter’s #WritFest. Thereafter her book ‘Chinese Whiskers’ made its way into my library. It was the author’s debut book and the first edition was published …

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BOOK REVIEW- ALONG CAME A SPYDER

Book: Along Came a Spyder Author: Apeksha Rao ( https://twitter.com/apekshar ) Publisher: Tree Shade Books Genre: YA spy thriller Language: English Price: INR 315/- (Paperback)            INR 175/- (Kindle Edition) A YA spy thriller? Didn’t I leave them way behind when I entered adulthood? It was with scepticism that I picked up Apeksha Rao’s ‘Along …

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Papa & I- Not a Book Review

Last evening, I read Pooja Priyamvada’s eBook ‘Papa & I’. Registered under Blogchatter’s eBook Carnival, the book offers perspectives on losing a loved one to death. A combination of few prose pieces, twenty-eight poems and certain random notes, it is dedicated to the author’s late father, who she fondly remembers in the book.It is hard …

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Blogchatter Ebook Carnival- Dots and Streaks (Book Review)

Life’s principles are subjective. Yet, if viewed stoically, the philosophies of life apply to all and sundry. However, it needs the heart of a poet and a great emotional connect to visit life the way Ellora Mishra does in her debut book of poetry, ‘Dots and Streaks’- a collection of twenty-six pieces of writing. About …

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Book Review- Ebook Carnival (Marvellous Rhymes by Jyotsna Atre)

‘Marvellous Rhymes for children about the Wild’ by Jyotsna Atre is a trove of beautiful rhymes coupled with colourful illustrations. As the title suggests, the poems are all about wildlife. About the Author Jyotsna Atre isn’t new to the world of writing. Some years ago, her retelling of the tales of Tenali Raman had been …

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Book Review- The Woman That I Am

The Woman That I Am – An Anthology Celebrating Womanhood is like a bouquet of flowers with several shades and variety that blend in perfectly to give you a charming ensemble. Conceived and compiled by Rashi Roy and Manas Mukul it brings thirty writers under one roof, which in itself is proof enough of the …

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Scars Remain (Reading You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas)

Deepika Padukone has been in the news for Chhapak which releases on 10 January. The movie is based on the life of Laxmi Agarwal who is an acid attack survivor and how she rebuilds her life post the horrific incidence. It was almost twenty years ago that I first heard of an acid attack when …

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