Review: Fire on the Mountain by Anita Desai
Review / May 3, 2013

Author: Anita Desai
Publisher: Random House
Year: 2012
ISBN: 9788184000573
Rating: ★★★½☆
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Set in a post colonial idyll, where time seems to move with stubborn viscosity, Fire on the Mountain is minimalistic. Right off the bat, a contrast is established between the sluggishness of the setting and the preciseness of the narration.

Review: Imaginary Homelands by Salman Rushdie
Review / April 3, 2013

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Random House
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9780099542254
Rating: ★★★½☆
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“The word 'translation' comes, etymologically, from the Latin for 'bearing across'. Having been borne across the world, we are translated men.” Salman Rushdie compares migration to translation- some things get carried across while others are left behind.

Review: The Red House by Mark Haddon
Review / March 26, 2013

Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Random House Publications
Year: 2012
ISBN: 978-0385535779
Rating: ★★★½☆
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Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time came highly recommended and did not disappoint. Depending on how one approaches his latest offering, The Red House, one will either feel engaged or let down. The hovering presences and themes are still the same- death, family, a child’s mind, images, impressions- but the story, for the lack of a better word, is very different.

2012: The year that went by~
Article / January 1, 2013

Though the end of a calendar year tends to be a rather arbitrary point in the timeline of the world,
the fact that it marks a momentary break for most people makes it as good a time as any to look back
on the recent past. We have tried to do a fairly good job of boiling down the last 12 months to the
moments that are most worth remembering in the literary world.

Review : Curfewed Night
Review / December 20, 2012

Author: Basharat Peer
Publisher: Random House
Year: 2009
ISBN: 9788184000344
Rating: ★★★☆☆
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Kashmir eludes all. It does not lie in the old movies. It does not reside in declarations of Mughal emperors. It escapes the imagination that tries to pin it down as a burning wound of terror on the nation’s visage. If it’s essence to be captured, only a son of the Kashmiri soil can do it.

Review : All Quiet on the Western Front
Review / November 12, 2012

Author: Erich Maria Remarque
Publisher: Random House Vintage Classics
Year: 1929
ISBN: 0099532816
Rating: ★★★★☆
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Erich Maria Remarque, a World War I veteran and a Lost Generation artist, wrote his most famous novel All Quiet on the Western Front as a testament to a generation that was lost in the ravages of the Great War. Despite being capturing an event that has receded far back into history and the subject of a terrible waste of young lives, to which the world today seems to be desensitized, it is pertinent.

The other side of the tale:Feminist revisions of the epics
Article / November 11, 2012

The princess retells her tale:Feminised interpretations of Indian epics

Is it not an oddity that thousands of women all over our country are named Sita, but Draupadi is deemed inauspicious? It is a matter of culture and tradition, and also how the great epics and their politics are inextricably bound with our society. It is no secret that epics have not been kind to women.

Eduardo Galeano
Authors Exclusive / October 30, 2012

Born : September 3, 1940 in Uruguay Genre : Fiction, history, journalism Nationality : Uruguayan Tweet-ing at : EduardoGaleano     About him When Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gifted Open Veins of Latin America to his American counterpart Barack Obama in 2009 it became an act of great political significance. Open Veins is a chronicling of centuries of exploitation of the Latin American land and people by various imperialist and capitalist enterprises from all over the world, the United States being a leader in that field in the recent past. This was also the entry of Eduardo Galeano into the reading lists of a vast majority of the English-speaking world. This is not to undermine Galeano’s fame among Spanish speakers but only a testament to that quality of his writing which speaks to anyone who reads it. He was born Eduardo Hughes Galeano in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he started his career as a political cartoonist. He went on to become the editor of two highly politically driven papers until his name was added to the hunting lists of the various dictatorial military rules in the continent. He was forced to flee, first his country and then Argentina, in order to…

Review : My Life by Brett Lee
Review / October 22, 2012

Author: Brett Lee and James Knight
Publisher: Random House Publications
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9781846274398
Rating: ★★★½☆
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Brett Lee’s career coincided with Australia’s climb and sway at the pinnacle of cricketing glory. His express fast bowling and his indomitable attitude was as much a reason behind this seemingly endless reign as was the presence of some of the brightest cricketing talent the game has seen.