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Book Review: Brahmahatya By Rajiv Mittal

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BRAHMAHATYA: by Rajiv Mittal Complicated yet integrated characters, a skilfully created sequence of inevitable events and  a thick suspense plentifully fed by a revengeful, murderous intent, Brahmahatya has it all. To make the novel additionally delectable, there is the  generous inclusion of local flavor. This, I said to myself, is an Indian story written in English. The language does not mess… Read more »

Book Review: Water Boarding by Bragadeesh Prasanna

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Water Boarding is not just a romantic story. While the story revolves around love (yes, there is a love triangle),  this story is a lot more than just another romance. The story demonstrates how circumstances and events can hold you immovably captive in their grip, reducing you to a helplessness so acute that you feel as if you were drowning. [Water… Read more »

Book Review: Revelations of an Imperfect Life

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To be honest, this is not a book review. This is the description of a soul-satisfying feast. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that the first paragraph of the book was about maasor tenga, a signature dish from verdant Asom.  It is not just a paragraph heralding a gripping story. It has layer upon layer of thought, each imparting a distinct… Read more »

Book Review: Lean in to Relationships

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Book Review: Lean in to Relationships by Rishabh Jhol                   I was highly skeptical when I began to read this book. The title was not exactly encouraging and the cover page was uninspiring. Moreover, relationships? Er… um… I thought to myself. Rather pompously, yes. My first clue that I had stumbled onto… Read more »

Book Review: Finding The Angel By Rubina Ramesh

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The protagonist Shefali is an orphan who is raised by Kalpana, the best friend of her mother. At the time the story opens, Shefali is working for Kalpana’s gallery as an expert art curator. Kalpana is approached by a once-upon-a-time royal family to curate their art collection at their haveli in Rajasthan. It is prestigious undertaking, for the family are… Read more »

One Book Is All It Took

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I bought a book* around fifteen years ago. For some reason I can no longer remember, I did not read the book for almost three years after I got it. There it sat, gathering dust, while I struggled trying to find a foothold in the dense fog. All the while, if I had but read the book, I might have… Read more »

Book Review:ABC of Indian National Education

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I don’t often write book reviews- in fact I hardly ever do. Beloo Mehra’s training and professional experience (see her professional credentials below) make her eminently suitable to pen a book of this scope and depth on this topic. My admiration for Beloo’s  work and wisdom hardly needs reiteration. It is an admiration born one day at a time all… Read more »

Sirens Spell Danger- Book Review

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The book is an anthology of three thrillers written by C. Suresh , Radha Sawana and Karthik L. Fast paced, with intrigue and mayhem at every step, the stories don’t let you put the book down. The first story, Femme Fatale by C. Suresh, is a saga in which a series of inevitable events lead to the edge of the… Read more »