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Nobody Killed Her by Sabyn Javeri

  Most events in the sub-continent are replete with intrigue, and spin forth numerous conspiracy theories and whodunnits especially when  a political leader or a celebrity is murdered. Often it … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

This House of Clay and Water by Faiqa Mansab

It had all begun so well, just like how things ended in fairy tales… Faiqa Mansab’s award-winning thesis is the foundation on which This House of Clay and Water has … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

…Yejide was created on a Saturday. When God had ample time to paint her a perfect ebony. No doubt about it. The finished work is living proof. The first time … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

…But I will tell you what I learned after I lost my sight, in the first days as I came to understand how much of the world was banned from … Continue reading

August 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Alice in Brexitland by Lucien Young

Alice sat by her sister on the riverbank and wondered if she might not die of boredom…As a last resort, Alice glanced at the book her older sister was reading. … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Lonely Hearts Travel Club: Destination Chile by Katy Collins

After Thailand and India, Georgia heads to Chile, and this time she doesn’t go alone- this time it’s with her partner/boyfriend Ben! According to her friends Marie and Shelley ,‘…They … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Watcher by Ross Armstrong, reviewed by Nidarsha Senanayake

“The Watcher” by Ross Armstrong is the first psychological thriller I have read, and I quite enjoyed it. To be honest, the first few chapters of the book are not … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Perfect by Cecilia Ahern, reviewed by Tara Mallikage

Celestine lives in a society which claims people to be morally and ethically perfect. Guild determines the morality of the acts of the people in the society. People who disobey … Continue reading

June 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Loyal Stalkers by Chhimi Tenduf-La

…’Are you Sri Lankan?’ the lady asks. ‘One hundred per cent Sinhala Buddhist,’ Janith says. ‘You don’t have to be Sinhalese to be Sri Lankan.’ ‘But you have to be … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi

Ten-year-old Mukta’s life changes when she is rescued from her village and taken to Mumbai by Ashok, the village zamindar’s son. Ashok gives Mukta a home, much against the wishes … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 2 Comments