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Angels Speak by Roshani( Shenazz Nadirshah)

This book comes at a time when disenchantment and disillusionment shade many lives. Materialistic success, whilst improving the standard of living, has failed to enhance the quality of life.How lovely … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

We Are Afghan Women – Voices of Hope

Having read enough and more fiction, with Afghanistan as the central theme, I thought I knew all there was to know about what the country had endured. Add to that … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich (The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster) reviewed by Panchalee Thakur

This April it would be 30 years since a nuclear disaster had struck Chernobyl, a nuclear plant in Pripyat in Ukraine, which was part of the Soviet Union at that … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beloved Witch Returns by Ipsita Roy Chakraverti

“………Sometimes we love people without a cause. At first glance. It’s a feeling. A long buried vision which surfaces and is hard to explain or rationalise. Often, the opposite happens … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

A chat with Jeff Koehler – author of Darjeeling, A History of the World’s Greatest Tea

Indians love their tea. Enter any home, corporate office or business in India, and the first thing on offer is tea (OK – coffee in the southern regions). From cutting … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Top Children’s Books In India in 2015

An incredibly great number of children’s books were published in India. We reviewed many on The Good Book Corner, but there were more reads out there! So we asked the … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pandeymonium and Its Simple Lessons by Seema Mohapatra

There were two main reasons I wanted to go for the book launch of Piyush Pandey’s Pandeymonium. First, I have had great admiration and respect for Piyush Pandey, and wanted … Continue reading

December 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chillies and Porridge edited by Mita Kapur

Chillies and Porridge- Writing Food  came to me just at the time when I was starting my regimented diet – post a big fat Punjabi wedding and the festive gluttony … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War by Raghu Karnad

“It is said that the news of the world war reached Calicut along with the morning eggs….. The egg boy may have been told that rationing and shortages were expected, … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · Leave a comment