Illustrative English Literature: Literary Schools & Movements
Article / January 15, 2013

Be it surprisingly or appallingly, the previous issue relived seven centuries of English literature’s history in less than seven minutes. Be it ambition or greed, this issue aims to involve you in ten major Literary schools and movements in less than ten minutes. Come feed your eyes on this fast food and tell us which school or movement makes you feel good.

 

Illustrative English Literature : Issue #1
Article / December 19, 2012

It’s found that whenever one attempts to travel through the realms of English literature, they often and inevitably get to face the mighty mountains of English history which are not so mountable.

Review : Screw Business As Usual
Review / December 14, 2012

Author: Richard Branson
Publisher: Random House Publications
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9780753539798
Rating: ★★½☆☆
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Screw ‘Business As Usual’ is the 372 page outcome of the awakened social responsibility in the ever energetic entrepreneur, Richard Branson. All through this book, Branson emphasizes on how ‘doing good is good for businesses’. He not only asserts so but also justifies his words by giving many examples. He also warns people who do business solely for profits that they would cease to exist in the long run.

Turning off Lights Can’t Stop Me from Reading
Article / December 1, 2012

The bookish never bend. The society might deny them their fundamental right of having light at night, but they are unstoppable. Their desire to read is more powerful than the society’s nighttime anti-illumination laws. Here are some tools to help you resist those lazy and unimaginative people who don’t read but sleep by night.

Review : The Hard Way
Review / November 26, 2012

Author: Lee Child
Publisher: Random House Publishers India
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9780857500137
Rating: ★½☆☆☆
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The last time I actually got thrilled by a thriller was when I read Sherlock Holmes. While it’s quite blasphemous to compare Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with Lee Child, this book, my first of Jack Reacher series, even fails to reach the levels of those by John Grisham, Jeffry Archer and Sydney Sheldon.

Review : Eternity is Temporary
Review / November 6, 2012

Author: Bill Broady
Publisher: Random House Publishers India
Year: 2007
ISBN: 9781846270369
Rating: ★★★½☆
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With clever comparisons, diligent delineations and skillful selectivity, Broady stuffed this literary chillum with carefully crushed leaves of linguistic marijuana for readers to smoke and attain a relaxing, rejuvenating and of course a harmless high.

Who Moved My Cheese?
Review / October 15, 2012

Authors: Spencer Johnson, Kenneth Blanchard (Foreword)
Publisher: Vermilion
Year: 1998
ISBN: 9780091883768
Rating: ★★½☆☆
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After my 45-year-old aunt’s appetite for personality development got seemingly satiated by this 98 page piece of very popular cheese, and in her euphoria that followed, she bought my dad a copy which somehow ended up with me.

Anthem : Ayn Rand
Review / October 6, 2012

Authors: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Plume
Year: 1999(first published 1938)
ISBN: 9780452281257
Rating: ★★★★★
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This beguiling book in spite of being surprisingly short, speaks volumes about Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand. Written long before her more famous novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, this novella is for readers who like to invest only a little time and yet expect to gain a proper perspective on her philosophy.

Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil
Review / October 2, 2012

Authors: Liz Greene
Publisher: Samuel Weiser Inc.
Year: 1976
ISBN: 9780877283065
Rating: ★★★★☆
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This book by Liz Greene is indeed a splendid blend of astrology and psychology. Possession of prior knowledge of these disciplines, especially astrology would incontrovertibly escalate the ease of voyaging through this book while its absence is in no way an abatement of the insight this book bestows upon the reader.