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EYE on You by Kanchana Banerjee- Book Review

Book: Eye on You Author: Kanchana Banerjee Genre: Mystery Language: English This is the story of Myra- a young, independent, single woman who has carved out a dream life for herself. Living in Gurgaon and working for a top-notch company, she enjoys a lavish lifestyle which consists of a splendid home along with trekking trips, …

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Book Review- the forest i know

Book: The Forest I Know (a gathering of tanka verses) Author: Kala Ramesh Publisher: HarperCollinsIN Genre: Poetry Language: English The Tanka is a traditional Japanese poetry form, popularly called the ‘short song’. Originally written as a one-line poem with thirty-one syllables, it is broken into five poetic lines with a 5-7-5-7-7 structure when written in …

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Published – Write in Power (The Hidden Pen Collective)

The Hidden Pen Collective seeks to amplify the writings from the margins imposed by religion, race, caste, class, gender and sexuality in  South Asia. For aeons, our stories have been set aside, our voices have been silenced, and we find in the 21st century that we are still struggling to be heard. With Write in Power, a compelling anthology of fictional and non-fictional prose, poems, and art, we present the writings of twenty-four writers and artists from across the spectrum of human experience.

A Mother’s Goodbye (IWSG August 4)

Search for identity, love, longing and responsibility form a maze through which they must find their way out. Societal problems and social taboos are intricately woven into the story pattern, posing so many relevant questions which the Indian society must wake up to now!

A Doll’s House

Henrik Ibsen was a Norwegian poet and playwright (1828-1906). His writing was realistic and modern. ‘A Doll’s House’ (original ‘Et dukkehjem’) which was published in 1879, beautifully showcases the subtle truth of seemingly happy households. The story of Nora Helmer begins in a perfectly normal home with a loving husband. A princess to her father, Nora has everything a woman would want. As the play progresses, the chinks begin to appear and as they say, what is essential is often invisible to the naked eye.

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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