Review: Myth=Mithya by Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik
Review / November 4, 2013

Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Publisher: Penguin Books
Year: 2006
ISBN: 9780143099703
Rating: ★★★☆☆
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When I watched his talk at TED a few years ago, what reached me first was the man’s smile. He had a disarming smile. And then I came across his stories. Several-grandmothers-worth of stories and then, that smile! He was Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik. And well, the grandmothers inside him did burst out one day as he went on to write books specifically aimed at children; a series called 'Fun in Devlok' for the children.

Review: Krishna and the Lake of Souls by Anurag Bhatt
Review / June 28, 2013

The lack of good fantasy fiction popping from the Indian land urged Mr. Anurag Bhatt to foray into the challenging domain of fantasy story-telling. Krishna and the Lake of Souls is a debut novel of Anurag Bhatt, belonging to the world of fantasy fiction. Though the attempt should be appreciated but those words of appreciation are enervated as the writing misses the mark by quite a margin.

Review: The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam
Review / May 1, 2013

Author: Nadeem Aslam
Publisher: Random House India
Year: 2008
ISBN: 9780571238774
Rating: ★★★½☆
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Few people coming together under a shed and then stories spilling out, endlessly. That is The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam. An incomplete description, anyway. So don't runaway.

At the end of the story, there is written June 2003-August 2007– more than four years of writing, that is.

Life of Pi -Paper to pixel, joy intact
Article / December 18, 2012

Comparison is futile. Comparison is, however, inevitable.

‘Life of Pi’ is originally a novel written by the Spanish author, Yann Martel. It is almost a fable having an Indian boy at its helm. His family decides to relocate to Canada for a better future for them when emergency is imposed in India but unfortunately their ship wrecks during the voyage. His father owned a zoo in Pondicherry and expected a better market in America for his animals and so, were travelling in a cargo ship along with the animals.

Review : Very Good, Jeeves
Review / November 27, 2012

Author: P G Wodehouse
Publisher: Arrow Books
Year: 2008
ISBN: 9780099513728
Rating: ★★★★☆

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He wrote for more years than what we live. And, all he did during those years was to write recipes that would twist your intestines more, induce pain in your jaws and would grant you at least a year more to live. And hence, die in a more convenient age! Take a bow, Sir Pelham ‘rummy’ Grenville ‘extremely funny’ Wodehouse.

Review : Life of Pi
Review / October 31, 2012

Author: Yann Martel
Publisher: Cannongate
Year: 2003
ISBN: 9781841953922
Rating: ★★★½☆

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If you would read Life of Pi in front of a mirror, you will come to know how great an actor you are. An eclectic list of emotions that come and go as Yann Martel wishes. And, that is how Pi did live.