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Book Review: Cliffhangers by Sabin Iqbal

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Book Name: Cliffhangers Author: Sabin Iqbal Publisher: Aleph Book Company Genre: Fiction Rating: 4.9/5 Book Blurb: On New Year’s Eve, a tourist is raped in Kadaloor, a tranquil fishing village on the southern coast of the country. The chief suspects…

‘Hope’ by Abhinita Mohanty

Desperateness does not always stink, in the worthy life, it lingers, hangs, shies, or slightly fades, but it does stay, like breathe itself. But today she  shall sing, glories of the fading sun ‘cause when darkness, wraps the earth, stars…

Book Review: Delhi: A History by Manisha Choudhary

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Book Name: Delhi: A History Author: Manisha Choudhary Publisher: Rupa Genre: Non-fiction/history Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: Delhi: A History is a historical portrait of a city whose past has reference in mythology and whose present is rooted in modernity. A…

‘We are one’ by Rachana Patni

We had managed to cheat it Through affluence and development Through barricades and gates And it has evolved,  mutated, we say, To show us where We were stuck Where we suck. Death is a great equalizer. We are only well,…

Aleph to publish Miracle at Happy Bazaar by Ruskin Bond

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Miracle at Happy Bazaar is the biggest and best book of children’s tales by Ruskin Bond yet published. Personally selected by the author, these fifty stories are the finest of the several hundred tales spun by India’s favourite children’s author in…

‘So says the sons’ by Kalyani Bindu

Broken between spines, people-birds drop like grapes to water worlds, breathless, blistered and imploding from age. Fish banter to sound alive. Horizon is a line of squinting eyes, they think. What if the dead were not dead enough? Our fossilized…