Review: The Mine by Arnab Ray
Review / October 29, 2013

Author: Arnab Ray
Publisher: Tranquebar Press
Year: 2012
ISBN: 9789381626382
Rating: ★★★½☆
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In the world of food, the biryani is considered to be the king of all rice dishes.  It takes sheer mastery over the culinary arts and immense dedication and patience to come up with a plateful of the perfect biryani. Not for nothing do they say that the true test of a chef is the taste of his biryani.

An Interview with Sid Bahri
Authors Exclusive / October 24, 2013

Born in Guwahati, Siddartha Bahri spent most of his childhood and youth in Chandigarh and Delhi. Starting out as a tele-calling executive he grew to become a General Manager before quitting the corporate world and settling down in the hills of Kumaon. He currently lives in Majkhali with his wife. ‘The Homing Pigeons’ is his first book.

Review: Train to Delhi by Shiv Kumar
Review / October 12, 2013

Author: Shiv Kumar
Publisher:  Random House
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9788184003963
Rating: ★★½☆☆
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While walking through the bustling College Street in Calcutta as an eight year old, I was often reminded by my grandfather of an age old adage – “Never judge a book by its cover”.  According to him, the proverb was much more important literally than in its common metaphorical use. Sifting through reams of bookworm infested pages, he put into place a library at our house that would give any of those run by the Government a run for its money.

An Interview with Anthony Marra
Authors Exclusive / August 17, 2013

 Born in Washington, D.C., Anthony Marra has resided and studied in Eastern Europe and has traveled through Chechnya  – a common thread in some of his better known works. Felicitated highly for his short stories, he has come out with his  debut novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena – a sweeping exposition of the age old adage "Everything is fair in love  and war". Apart from winning awards galore, Marra also finds time to complete a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford  University and will begin teaching as a Jones Lecturer in Fiction this fall.

An Exclusive Interview with the Great Bong – Mr. Arnab Ray
Authors Exclusive / April 27, 2013

His bio reads "Contributor to New York Times India Ink, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal Online, Times of India, DNA and Outlook. Author of two books. PhD, Computer Science. Wannabe politician. Disgruntled movie fanatic. Tranquil cosmic citizen on the prowl for mind-bending experiences." Arnab Ray is all that and far more. His huge fan following on social networks is a testimony to this statement – even your Biology teacher could not have dissected that frog as expertly as the Greatbong takes apart our popular cultural icons with his darker-than-Belgian-chocolate sense of humour.