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The Ibis Trilogy,Amitav Ghosh

The Ibis, Anahita and Redruth- what do they have in common? Amitav Ghosh!!! In his books Sea of Poppies and River of Smoke,Amitav Ghosh weaves an interconnecting, intricate tale of  three … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

My Land & its People by Raghu Rai

  <a href=”http://www.flipkart.com/india-my-land-its-people-raghu-rai-english/p/itmdyvfxphu569bk?pid=9788187737162&affid=artikabak”><img src=”http://img6a.flixcart.com/www/prod/images/buy_btn_1-b05fffbb.png”></a&gt; This is a magnificently illustrated and evocative collection of photographs from one of the world’s finest photojournalists. Raghu Rai is regarded by peers and critics alike … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute

After the conquest of Malaya in 1942, the Japanese invaded Sumatra and took control of the island. A group of eighty Dutch women and children were collected, and no one … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, Joel Dicker

Marcus Goldman, a prodigy of the well-known author, Harry Quebert is facing a writer’s block. At 28 years, his first book sold a million copies, and Marcus moves into a … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement

Ladydi, named so after Lady Diana, stays in a dangerous place for women. In those mountains of Guerrero , Mexico, ‘only boys were born, and some of them turned into … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview with Ashok Ferrey

Ashok Ferrey – Sri Lankan born in Colombo, raised in East Africa, educated at a Benedictine monastery in the wilds of Sussex, Ferrey read Pure Maths at Christ Church Oxford, … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Necropolis by Avtar Singh

 http://www.flipkart.com/affiliate/displayWidget?affrid=WRID-141241512826636978 “This city will forgive anything.Your father can make bad drugs, your husband can be a repeat offender with the tax department. Your daughter could be a hit-and-run artist, your family … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Unravel by Preeti Singh, reviewed by Seema Mohapatra

“unravel Earliest known use of word – 1603 un.rav.el verb \ n- ra-v l\ : to cause the separate threads of something to come apart : to find the correct … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Libraries in the modern times

It was more than four months after I moved into Scarsdale that I stepped foot into the Scarsdale Library. With almost childish glee, I got the green card that allowed … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Monster Calls

  A sick mother, a grandmother with whom he shares a cold relationship, bullies at school, an absentee father, and a yew tree that transforms into a monster at his … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · Leave a comment
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