Book Review: Destiny of Shattered Dreams by Nilesh Rathod
Review / July 9, 2016

Destiny of Shattered Dreams, Nilesh Rathod’s maiden venture as an author seems like it has been commissioned by Karan Johar because he is running out of scripts. The story of Mr.Atul Malhotra (eagle eyed, handsome corporate honcho) has a good flow. The politico-corporate nexus he finds himself terribly entrenched in gets quite titillating towards the end.

Review: Birth of the Bastard Prince
Review / September 26, 2014

Author: Anurag Anand
Publisher: Rupa Publications India
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9788129134547
Rating: ★★½☆☆
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When I picked up Birth of The Bastard Prince, the titillating title dominated my choice. And it certainly lived up to its name. In this sequel to the widely acclaimed Legend Of Amrapali, Anurag Anand has captured an important fragment of history with his raconteurial abilities.

Review: The Last Song of Dusk
Review / September 1, 2014

Author: Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
Publisher: Penguin Books
Year: 2005
ISBN: 9780143423188
Rating: ★★★★½
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The story is intensely gripping – just when you feel that no more misfortune can befall these characters, a dark tragedy is just around the corner, waiting to happen. Just when you dream of a happy ending, the twist takes your breath away.

The face of Karachi: The Scatter Here Is Too Great
Review / August 18, 2014

Author: Bilal Tanweer
Publisher: Random House India
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9788184004595
Rating: ★★½☆☆
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Catastrophe. It’s the phenomenon that has the power to bring a city together or take a city apart. Cities, like people, have their own ways of dealing with the crisis at hand. Some just shut themselves down from the pain and anguish and a few form steel-like resolve and fight the menacing intrusion. The Scatter Here is Too Great talks about Karachi, dealing with a crisis, combining its fight or flight mechanisms to piece back a city that has been too far chiselled at and eroded away.

Not so wicked after all: Wicked Games
Review / August 1, 2014

Author: Arjun Krishna Lal
Publisher: Penguin Books
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9780143333203
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
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Wicked Games is a very interesting title. So when I chose to review this book, I took it at face value and mentally prepared myself to read about the dirty laundry of the characters.

Instead, I found myself reading a teenage rom-com flick, wedged into a book.

Chaos trilogy #2: Chaos Down Under
Review / May 28, 2014

Author: Nishant Kaushik
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9788129124302
Rating: ★★★½☆
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The corporate world is an exact iteration of the forest. Many are out to pull you down; you have to fend for yourself, keep your eyes and ears open at all times and things are never served to you on a platter. Nishant Kaushik’s book Chaos Down Under gives you an idea of how to manoeuver yourself through this labyrinth to get to the top. (Well, almost!)