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Looking for closure and finding it through words

Memoirs cannot be critiqued. Stories of loss reach out in their own way and the reader tends to ignore the flow, flaws and language used and gets pulled in by … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Razia and the Pesky Presents, Natasha Sharma

                  It is Razia Sultan’s birthday and she is none too pleased with the poem being recited in her honor. ‘With your … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh is a master story-teller, and over and over again, he has proven that beautiful writing ¬†takes the reader into a world that is, under ordinary circumstances way beyond … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Red Cavalry by Isaac Babel; translated by Boris Dralyuk

Isaac Babel’s works are considered ¬†masterpieces in Russian Literature. A well known short story writer, playwright and journalist, Babel came into prominence in the 1920s when he joined the 1st … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview with Ameena Hussein

Ameena Hussein, one of the well known names in the Sri Lankan Literary Sphere, is ¬†publisher at the Perera Hussein Publishing House, and a writer. Influenced by her work in … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Maya by C.W.Huntington

When I started reading Maya, the first thought that came into my mind was,” And here’s another book on a foreigner’s perception of India”! There was a time a few … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tiger Tail Soup by Nicki Chen

Nicki Chen’s debut novel is set in the late 1930s-1940s, against the backdrop of the Japanese invasion of China. The Japanese Imperial army came as liberators- to free Asia from … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Caravans- Indian Merchants on the Silk Road by Scott C Levi

Before the Industrial Revolution in the West, India and China were the largest trading nations and controlled more than forty per cent of the world’s wealth, says Gurcharan Das in … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Derek Introduces The Constitution and Parliament of India, Derek O’Brien

                    One of the most boring subjects in school for me was Civics. It was a nightmare to listen to the … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Memory Man by David Baldacci

  With a fan base spread across continents, any book written by David Baldacci gets publicised much before it hits the stands and the expectations from each are boundless. Baldacci … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment