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Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2017, in the words of Himmat Singh Bakshi

Fairway Galle Literary Festival – 2017 This was the first time I went for the Fairway’s Galle Literary Festival and it was the most memorable start to my year. The … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

Rekha: The Untold Story; reviewed by Saran Lamba

I am not one who is overly fond of biographies and that too of movie stars…having said that, I have read both the books by the author, the one on … Continue reading

January 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Literary Pretensions; poem submission by Preeti Reddy

  Literary Pretensions Preeti Reddy   I cannot sing I cannot dance Men do not keel over at my glance I do not sew I cannot bake I’ve never learned … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 · 6 Comments

Natural Royalty; poem submission by Anindo Bagchi

Natural Royalty Within the Yala national Park Untouched by the artificial light, within the dark Lie mystical creatures hidden within the birch and the bark Beyond that trail lies a … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

To Err is Human, To Forgive Divine? poem submission by Sravasti Ghosh Dastidar

To Err is Human, To Forgive Divine?   They laughed at me when I said,  I forgive you God! So who am I? When humans err, He forgives And when … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ms. Murphy’s Makeover by Jacqueline Goldstein; reviewed by Judith Abelove Shemtob

The school year starts for children, teachers, parents, administrators, state department, police, and even tutors! In my second year of retirement after 28 years of teaching in the Scarsdale Schools, … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · 3 Comments

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne (script), based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne; reviewed by Sapna Khajuria

First things first – remember the lyrical, evocative style of writing we all got used to after reading 7 Harry Potter books? Well, don’t look for that in this book. … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Adventures of The Soul by James Van Praagh; reviewed by Saran Lamba

I am one of those who at any given time has atleast 4 children and a dog making ruckus in my house, so needless to say I am a master … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman, reviewed by Ines Rodrigues

A Two-Family House is Lynda Cohen Loigman’s first novel and we can just hope there’s more to come. The story enwrapped me from the very first paragraphs, when the reader … Continue reading

March 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

On the Rocks, A Dana Cohen Mystery by Rebecca Marks, reviewed by Ines Rodrigues

On the Rocks is the first volume of the Dana Cohen mystery series, released last November. The main character, a strong and beautiful female police detective in her 40’s, decides … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · Leave a comment