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Book Review: Don’t Look Down by Karishma Attari

Book Name: Don’t Look Down Author’s Name: Karishma Attari Rating: 4/5 Publisher: Penguin Book Blurb: What if the one to betray you was you? Alia may be turning eighteen, but (epic birthday parties aside) age is just a number to…

‘Why Not Home?’ by Pallabi Roy

In the cozy nest that you build often, lying beneath you, my cerebral cortex wanders, waits for the game to be over. That one question plays hide–and–seek through my giving in. Am I of so little worth? Amid the glory…

Book Review: Dvarca by Madhav Mathur

Book Name: Dvarca Author’s Name:Madhav Mathur Rating: 3.5/5 Publisher: Fingerprint Book Blurb:  One Nation, One Religion, One Way of Life Welcome to a land called Dvarca. At the turn of the 22nd century, the world is a mess of warring…

Book Review: The Jeera Packer by Prashant Yadav

Book Name: The Jeera Packer Author’s Name: Prashant Yadav Rating: 3/5 Publisher: Fingerprint Book Blurb: I once changed the history of this Uttar Pradesh with a gun and a finger. One shot, one man. Right man, wrong man. But that was…

Book Review: Jaffna Street by Mir Khalid

Book Name: Jaffna Street Author’s Name: Mir Khalid Rating: 5/5 Publisher: Rupa Book Blurb: In 1989, an adolescent schoolboy from downtown Srinagar watched as his elders extricated themselves from university campuses, high-school grounds, handloom machines and farms to bear arms and…

Book Review: The Trail of four by Manjiri Prabhu

Book Name: The Trail of four Author’s Name: Manjiri Prabhu Rating: 4/5 Publisher: Bloomsbury Book Blurb: Max Reinhardt, Europe’s most famous theatre director, once adopted the town as home. As the Nazis advanced on his beloved city, he- like many…

‘Continuous Surveillance’ by Saima Eman

Where did you place your dining mat? Why does your belly seem so fat? I asked for tomatoes and you brought onions! Look at the way you dress, weird in millions! Where are you going? When would you come? Digested…

Book Review: Living with Tigers by Valmik Thapar

Book Name: Living with Tigers Author’s Name: Valmik Thapar Rating: 4.5/5 Publisher: Aleph About the Author: Valmik Thapar first went to Ranthambhore, in 1976, at the age of twenty-three. He was a city boy, unsure of what lay ahead. When he…

Book Review: Mad Money Journey by Mehrab Irani

Book Name: Mad Money Journey Author’s Name: Mehrab Irani Rating: 4.5/5 Story in a nutshell- The novel opens up with an accident which lands the protagonist, John Pinto in the hospital. He is taken to the hospital by a guy…

Assassins (Book Excerpt) by Mukul Deva

Mukul Deva completed his education from La Martiniere College, Lucknow, the National Defence Academy, Pune, and the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun. Mukul was commissioned in the SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY of the Indian Army in 1981. After retirement, he opened the…