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Of Friendship, Love, Search for Life and Abandonment

By   /  January 20, 2019  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Of Friendship, Love, Search for Life and Abandonment

Witness the unbreakable bond of two girls whose ambition beats patriarchy and poverty; live through a true big fat Bollywood romance; tread through the lanes of Kathmandu as a young girl seeks love and her own space in life, and finally, explore how an ‘Orange’ sanyaasi life feels like through the eyes of a child […]

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How Real is the ‘TruModi’ Bromance?

By   /  January 13, 2019  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on How Real is the ‘TruModi’ Bromance?

By Arun Kumar | IANS Book: Open Embrace: India-US ties in the Age of Modi and Trump; Author: Varghese K. George; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Price: Rs 599. Donald Trump’s “America First” politics with its anti-Islamism focus and Narendra Modi’s nationalist agenda forged by the so-called “Hindutva Strategic Doctrine” make the two so dissimilar world […]

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Remarks About “Yearnings”

By   /  January 6, 2019  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Remarks About “Yearnings”

About the book: Title: Yearnings Author: Vishü Rita Krocha Publisher: PenThrill Publications Pages: 126/ Paperback; Genre: Poetry ISBN: 978-81-936619-7-0 Sigmund Freud, the Austrian psychoanalyst, in presenting his concept of Creative Writing asserts that every adult indulges in day-dreams which are actually unfulfilled wishes which get accumulated as a child grows into adulthood. Everybody day-dreams, consciously […]

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When the Story of Your Suffering is the Best Weapon You Have

By   /  December 30, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on When the Story of Your Suffering is the Best Weapon You Have

By Saket Suman | IANS Book: The Last Girl; Author: Nadia Murad; Publisher: Vergo Press/Hachette India; Pages: 306; Price: Rs 499 She suffered at the hands of the Islamic State, was held captive as a sex slave, but went on to become a human rights campaigner and was awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with […]

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True Love Keeps Moving: A Review

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on True Love Keeps Moving: A Review

By Dr. Kevileno Sakhrie True Love Keeps Moving: A collection of prose and poetry by Wedekhro Naro is a 112-paged work featuring 7 stories in prose and 20 poems published by PenThrill Publication House, Kohima, Nagaland. In this work, the author moves from the rural towns and villages of his home state Nagaland to Mumbai in […]

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“Middles” – Pickings from the Everyday Life of Naga Society

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on “Middles” – Pickings from the Everyday Life of Naga Society

An honest assessment of the times, even for the casual observer, reveals that we, as a society, have become people who cannot seem to stomach truthful observations. Whether this may be underpinned to being beleaguered by the sentinels who prescribe nationalist aspirations, the desire to homogenize the complications of diversity and democracy, or to construct […]

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Of a Kingmaker, Farmland Fiction and Start-Ups

By   /  December 9, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Of a Kingmaker, Farmland Fiction and Start-Ups

Read a biography charting Mamata Banerjee’s rise from a student leader to the first woman Chief Minister of West Bengal and how she could be a possible “kingmaker” after the 2019 general elections; take in a novel set against the backdrop of old Punjab, early California and revolution-torn Mexico; read a fictional tale that pits […]

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How Amazing Things of Everyday Use Came into Being and Why We Should Appreciate Them

By   /  December 2, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on How Amazing Things of Everyday Use Came into Being and Why We Should Appreciate Them

By Saket Suman | IANS Book: Plato’s Alarm Clock and Other Amazing Ancient Inventions; Author: James M. Russell; Publisher: Michael O’Mara Books Limited/Hachette India; Price: Rs 399/ Pages: 192 Ancient inventions like the calendar, alarm clock, umbrella, locks and keys, cutlery, adhesives and anaesthetics, among several others, make their appearance in our lives quite frequently, but […]

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The Mysterious 13th Hostage

By   /  November 25, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on The Mysterious 13th Hostage

By Mohammed Shafeeq | IANS Book: Hostage; Author: Greta Rana; Publisher: Speaking Tiger Publishing; Price: Rs 350; Pages: 223 This novel by Greta Rana is inspired by a true story of Nepali migrants. She dedicated it to 12 Nepali migrants who were murdered in Iraq on August 20, 2004. It’s a gripping account of the struggle […]

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Fiction from the West

By   /  November 18, 2018  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Fiction from the West

Read a heart-breaking love story – one that will transcend decades, continents and the workings of fate. There’s also a gripping mystery and a page-turning next instalment in the ongoing story of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott. Next up is a tale that illuminates the tensions that have torn communities apart and the unlikely forces […]

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