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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

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

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng- reviewed by Alexandra Harris

  Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng is really a psychological examination of the parent-child relationship rather than the criminal drama it seems like from the outset. It … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview with Henry Webb by Ines Rodrigues

Henry Webb just published his first novel, With The Children, the story of a 6th Grade teacher in a rough New York neighborhood in the late 60’s and early 70’s.He … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The House That BJ Built by Anuja Chauhan- reviewed by Sapna Khajuria

What you are sure to get from a book by Anuja Chauhan are peppy dialogues, a crackling chemistry between the lead pair and some wicked humour to add to the … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

Review of Avirook Sen’s ‘Aarushi’ by Dilip D’Souza

Reprinted with permission. This review appeared in The Outlook magazine on 31st August,2015. Blood That Won’t Wash Where do you start trying to comprehend what has happened in the Aarushi/Hemraj … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, reviewed by Sapna Khajuria

There were some major hurdles in the way of my reading this book. Top of the list was the shocking revelation that almost everyone’s childhood idol, Atticus Finch, was toppled … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

“With the Children”, by Henry Webb, reviewed by Ines Rodrigues

Neil Riley didn’t want to become a teacher. He went to Law School bearing dreams and ambitions of making decent money and enjoying a good life, but the Vietnam War … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

This Should Be Written in the Present Tense by Helle Helle; reviewed by Charvi Parekh

Scandinavia always fascinates me. From minimalist designs to gender equality -their approach towards life is interestingly different. I picked up This Should Be Written in the Present Tense– a book … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 1 Comment