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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

A Tiny Bit of Marvellous by Dawn French, reviewed by Reshma Kothare

There was something about the book cover that made my hand reach for it and comments like “Extremely funny” and “Fantastic slam-dunk page-turner” sealed the deal for me. This book … Continue reading

February 12, 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
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