the good book corner

Manuscript help, book reviews and author interviews


A year ago, Artika Bakshi and I decided to start The Good Book Corner ( ) – a space for free book reviews and author interviews. The industry practice … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Interviewing the Heat and Dust Project Duo – Devapriya Roy and Saurav Jha

We enjoyed The Heat and Dust Project by the couple; among the many things that charmed us – the Rupees 500 per day budget, stays in places that Indian tourists … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review of Avirook Sen’s ‘Aarushi’ by Dilip D’Souza

Reprinted with permission. This review appeared in The Outlook magazine on 31st August,2015. Blood That Won’t Wash Where do you start trying to comprehend what has happened in the Aarushi/Hemraj … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Footprints in the Desert by Maha Akhtar

There can be nothing more heartbreaking than a storyline that fails to connect with the reader and with Footprints in the Desert, Maha Akhtar proves it. The blurb online, promises an … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Victorian Fairy Tales edited by Michael Newton

I remember my first book of Fairy Tales- the thumping heart and the glint in my eyes, as I held the book close to my heart!!!!The fascination had kept me … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, reviewed by Sapna Khajuria

There were some major hurdles in the way of my reading this book. Top of the list was the shocking revelation that almost everyone’s childhood idol, Atticus Finch, was toppled … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

India On My Platter by Saransh Goila

” For butter chicken….my soulmate For Grandpa’s special dum aloo… I still miss both every Sunday For my forever hungry family For India….. because we have chaat”.…..Saransh Goila’s India On … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor

“As Milo shifted his head and focused in on the images through the small ‘O’ of his vision, he felt kind of lucky that he didn’t have to see it … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment