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1975: Love of a Stranger By Arpita Bhawal

Every day, by 8.00 AM, she arrived with her leaf green tote bag, eyes shaded by an oversized pair of sunglasses and feet strapped casually in beige Roman sandals. She … Continue reading

June 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Interview with Siddhartha Gigoo, Editor – A Long Dream of Home

A Long Dream of Home (The Persecution, Exodus and Exile of Kashmiri Pandits), edited by Siddhartha Gigoo and Varad Sharma, is a collection of memoirs of Kashmiri Pandits who lost … Continue reading

June 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Right to Passage, Travels Through India, Pakistan and Iran by Zeeshan Khan

Sometimes I stumble upon a book that charms me beyond measure. It may have been written really well, or the subject matter is dear to me and I wish I … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Preview: The Secret of the Druids by Christopher C. Doyle

  48 B.C. Alexandria, Egypt Prologue Julius Caesar listened to the centurion, his face grim. The news was not good. His escape route was cut off. While the ship bearing … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

A review of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer by Jai Arjun Singh

A version of this review first appeared in It is reproduced here with permission from the reviewer, Jai Arjun Singh. “I am a man of two faces, and also … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

An excerpt from Finding Mr Rightstein by Nancy Davidoff Kelton

Finding Mr Rightstein by Nancy Davidoff Kelton is a memoir of her journey – with all the love, hope, sadness and loss that life brings with it, and that time … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Interview with Kanika Dhillon, author of The Dance of Durga

Kanika Dhillon’s The Dance of Durga was reviewed by The Good Book Corner on 1/6/2016. TGBC got in touch with Kanika, to know more about The Dance of Durga. 1. What inspired this … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Excerpt from On the Rocks, A Dana Cohen Mystery, Book 1by Rebecca Marks

In On the Rocks by Rebecca Marks, Dana Cohen retires from her twenty-two year career as a NYPD detective, and increasingly relies on her drinking as her life becomes more … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

India’s Broken Tryst by Talveen Singh

“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At … Continue reading

June 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dhanak by Anushka Ravishankar

Cinema is one of the biggest canvasses for storytelling and increasingly many books are being made into movies, even if book lovers will insist that the movie isn’t usually as … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · Leave a comment