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Malgudi Days by R.K.Narayan

AN ASTROLOGER’S DAY by R.K. NARAYAN Punctually at midday he opened his bag and spread out his professional equipment, which consisted of a dozen cowrie shells, a square piece of … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

How To Talk To Girls At Parties, Neil Gaiman

“Come on,” said Vic. “It’ll be great.” “No, it won’t,” I said, although I’d lost this fight hours ago, and I knew it. “It’ll be brilliant,” said Vic, for the … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Tiger in the House by Ruskin Bond

A TIGER IN THE HOUSE by RUSKIN BOND Timothy, the tiger-cub, was discovered by Grandfather on a hunting expedition in the Terai jungle near Dehra. Grandfather was no shikari, but … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Misery by Anton Chekov

“To whom shall I tell my grief?” THE twilight of evening. Big flakes of wet snow are whirling lazily about the street lamps, which have just been lighted, and lying … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Interview with Mara Thacker

tgbc : Tell us something about yourself. And your passion for India! Mara : My name is Mara Thacker and I am living the dream working as a South Asian … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Magic Moonlight Flower and Other Enchanting Stories, Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray is best known for his movies but he lent his creative genius to other fields too. Apart from the 36 films that he directed , he was a … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Fine Body of Marching Men by Ashok Ferrey

                    A Fine Body Of Marching Men by Ashok Ferrey I could see the old woman through the frosted glass fiddling with … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Quilt by Ismat Chugtai

In the depth of winter whenever I snuggle into my quilt, its shadow on the wall seems to sway like an elephant. My mind begins a mad race into the … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling

 Title:     The Man who would be King Author: Rudyard Kipling  Brother to a Prince and fellow to a beggar if he be found worthy The Law, as quoted, lays down a … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Doll Palace Stories by Sara Lippmann

They say never judge a book by its cover, but what first drew me to Sara Lippmann’s Doll Palace Stories was its beautiful cover of paper dolls that had one … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment