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Of, Course I love you, Till I meet someone Better!

‘Durjoy Dutta’ one of the cutest Indian writers I have seen. Tittle of his books are also amazing and different. Never judge a book by its cover! Never ever.His books has nothing else but how to break-up and where to make out! The surprising part is that two writer wrote one book and they claim that this is what youth ...

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Book Review; Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri

Most people trusted in the future, assuming that their preferred version of it would unfold……..This was what gave the world purpose and direction. Not what was there but what was not. THE LOWLAND, the latest novel from Jhumpa Lahiri is a tale bound by these lines, encompassing the fateful story of flawed characters who trudge through life proving the alarming ...

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The Cuckoo’s calling Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling): Book Review

Normally, people cannot associate a meandering pace with a detective novel. A detective novel has to be a race against time, it has to be a high stakes game; the protagonist has to be silent, brooding types possessing higher degree of eccentricity and clairvoyance. But reality is scarcely romantic. Cormoran Strike is the non-romantic Sherlock. He isn’t gifted, but he is a trained detective. ...

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Three groovy reads for Women’s Day

Sex and the Citadel – Shereen El Feki If you really want to know a people, start by looking inside their bedrooms… As political change sweeps the streets and squares, parliaments and presidential palaces of the Arab world, Shereen El Feki has been looking at upheaval a little closer to home – in the sexual lives of men and women ...

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Book review; Take Me Home – Rashmi Bansal

“You can go other places, all right – you can live on the other side of the world, but you can’t ever leave home” A few pages into the book and I suddenly realized, I belong to Balasore (Odisha). Does anybody know where on the map it really is? More importantly, will anyone bother to look it up? Small town ...

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Steelheart, by Brandon Sanderson

Ten years ago, a light appeared in the sky. Blazing red, it was named Calamity. It gave ordinary men and women great powers. The public named them Epics, and believed they were the saviours of mankind. But with incredible power came the desire to rule; to dominate. So the Epics rose up against the world, and started to rule. The ...

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Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami isn’t a name many Indian book lovers would know. In fact I hadn’t heard of him either, until my sporadic book reading spree. (I am not a very dedicated bibliophile, I need inspiration to start off… But once I do, there’s no stopping me!). Coming back to Mr. Murakami, I chanced upon one of his short stories “Sleep” ...

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Review; Tiger Tiger – Margaux Fragoso

If a little child is ready to pay a heavy price only so that she will be loved in return, what would you say to that? Sadly, it’s not even hypothetical. This is the memoir ‘Tiger Tiger’ written by Margaux Fragoso who was seven years old when she met her lover, Peter Curran, a fifty one year old man. The word ‘lover’ ...

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Amreekan Desi – you can’t take ‘India out of the Indian’

Amreeka! It’s every Indian’s fantasy to live the American Dream, or should we say, the Amreekan dream. Atulya Mahajan does far more than to just paint a picture of US-of-A, its culture and the people. While everybody else in their book are busy milking the “Engineering experiences in India” cow, for his maiden book, Atulya has weaved a story on ...

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Book review- And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini, the celebrated Afghan-American author of “The Kite runner” and “A thousand splendid suns” is here again with his latest offering “And the Mountains Echoed”. If you have had a chance to read the initial two chef d’oeuvre, “And the mountains echoed” wouldn’t be equally striking. The book begins with a bedtime story (a lovely fable said in a ...

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