the good book corner

Manuscript help, book reviews and author interviews

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

The House of a Hundred Stories by Mariam Karim-Ahlawat

Sometimes in distant, clouded dreams A wondrous house I still espy, And all it’s friendly memories Touch me like a happy sigh.   Where as little children we learnt To love … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Democrats And Dissenters by Ramachandra Guha

…’ I do not think that the present system is a failure,’ said Nehru to Narayan, ‘though it may fail in the future for all I know. If it fails, … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Girl Who Chose by Devdutt Pattanaik

After the Fun in Devlok series and Pashu, comes The Girl Who Chose, the story of Sita. As it says on the cover, this is Devdutt Pattanaik’s way of narrating … Continue reading

August 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Neon Noon by Tanuj Solanki

Generally, book reviews are quite easy; you either like the book or you don’t! With Tanuj Solanki’s Neon Noon, it’s not that simple. Though I managed to read it in … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jihadi Jane by Tabhish Khair

Tabish Khair’s heart-wrenching narrative comes at a time when ISIS poses a worldwide threat. The Islamic State was founded by a handful of fanatics; now it holds the world to … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wonderful Wildlife A to Z by Geetika Jain and Bittu Sahgal

 It’s a Jungle out there… And you definitely need to know the A to Z of the mighty jungle. Wonderful Wildlife A to Z by Geetika Jain and Bittu Sahgal … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

1975: Love of a Stranger By Arpita Bhawal

Every day, by 8.00 AM, she arrived with her leaf green tote bag, eyes shaded by an oversized pair of sunglasses and feet strapped casually in beige Roman sandals. She … Continue reading

June 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Interview with Siddhartha Gigoo, Editor – A Long Dream of Home

A Long Dream of Home (The Persecution, Exodus and Exile of Kashmiri Pandits), edited by Siddhartha Gigoo and Varad Sharma, is a collection of memoirs of Kashmiri Pandits who lost … Continue reading

June 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

India’s Broken Tryst by Talveen Singh

“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At … Continue reading

June 9, 2016 · Leave a comment