The Ohio State University was one of the stops on Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik’s 2013 USA tour. The evening of October 14th saw students, both Indian and American, from diverse backgrounds, come together to listen to him. The tag of being a celebrated TED speaker and his innovative designation of ‘Chief Belief Officer’ at Future Group certainly piqued one’s interest.
In ‘Waiting for the Mahatma’, RK Narayan manages to combine the magic of Malgudi with the heady atmosphere of the Indian freedom movement.
When J.K. Rowling released the last part of the Harry Potter series, there was joy, pent-up anticipation and eagerness to see whether the Boy Who Lived would actually live. And then, the reality came crashing down on Potterheads- Harry was back to a life of normalcy, but their lives would never be the same again. That’s the mark of a truly great book, the way it creates a presence of its own in your life.
The characters simply don’t match with the ones you had in your imagination!
When you read a book, you create a world of people within your head. And when you enter a theatre and see different people pretending to be your beloved characters..
Publisher: Transworld Publishers
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‘Sister of My Heart’ is predominantly a book on female relationships. It explores the various facets of women- the good, the bad and the ugly. A refreshing change from most novels that depict men in the roles of hero and villain, most of the prominent characters in this novel are determined, strong women.
Publisher: APK Publishers
Age of Hiblisk is a work in the fantasy adventure genre, written by debutante author Sumukh Naik. The story deals with the evils and perils befalling the land of Pantolis, which is divided into two empires – Jaguar and Ivory.
Mr. Sumukh Naik is a debutante author, who has recently published the book ‘Age of Hiblisk’. Currently working as a HR professional, also holds a degree in Hotel Management from IHM, Goa. Here, we have a chat with him on various aspects of his book and writing!
The Fifty Shades trilogy certainly makes for a very interesting read, and that’s putting it mildly. When I was some 50 pages into the first book, I began to notice striking similarities to another popular series- the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. On checking this up online, I found that the 50 Shades series had indeed been inspired by Twilight; E. L. James had originally intended it to be fan fiction.