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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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A to Z Challenge- MY JOURNEY (Registrations for 2021 now open)

In March 2019, a post on Facebook caught my attention. I was a young blogger, looking to gain a foothold in the blogging world. The post was an announcement about a friend’s participation in a month-long blogging event, popularly called ‘The A to Z Challenge’. I must admit here that I have all the qualities …

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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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IMPERFECT LIVES

The acceptance of who we are is a daunting task. So hung up are we on the flawlessness of existence, that we spend long hours ironing away the wrinkles. The political correctness of living consumes us early on in life. I remember a class-fellow at school whose fastidious devotion to carving out an impeccable life …

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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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