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Book Review: Once Upon an IAS Exam by K. Vijayakarthikeyan

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Book Name: Once Upon an IAS Exam Author: K. Vijayakarthikeyan Publisher: Rupa Genre: Fiction Rating: 4/5 Book Blurb: Vishy’s worst nightmare—failing the UPSC’s Civil Services exam—has come true. He is plagued by insecurity, fear and doubts. The mother of all competitive examinations has…

Book Review: The Great Indian School Bazaar by Dev Lahiri

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Book Name: The Great Indian School Bazaar Author: Dev Lahiri Genre: Non-fiction Publisher: Rupa Rating: 3.9/5 Book Blurb: The Great Indian School Bazaar deals with a wide range of topics, including what drives parents to admit their children to certain schools, issues…

Tides Don’t Cross (Book Excerpt) by Simar Malhotra

Sparks fly immediately when Rukmani—fierce and assertive in the best and worst possible ways—meets the gentle Ayaan in the magical city Paris. Meanwhile, back in India, her reticent sister, Mrinalini struggles to cope with the void of a loveless marriage…

Wisdom from the Ramayana (Book Excerpt) Chaitanya Charan

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Ensconed in the world of Ramayana, this book is a collection of enlightening reflections on the dynamics of the relationships of the epic’s larger than life characters. These characters existed ages ago, yet they encountered dilemmas similar to ours—dilemmas that…

Bloomsbury to Publish Knotty Affairs by Chirag Bagadia

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Bloomsbury to Publish Knotty Affairs by Chirag Bagadia We Indians, dipped in the rich traditional culture, have the penchant to enjoy even the smallest of the customs involved in lavish marriage celebrations. The very thought of our best friend getting…