Review: Sophie Says by Judy Balan
Review / June 19, 2013

Author: Judy Balan

Publisher:  Westland Books Pvt Ltd
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9789382618843
Rating: ★★★½☆
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Bridget Jones’ Diary brought in a whole new “type” of chick-lit. A type where the heroine (who is also most often the narrator) is an oval in a round peg or a rectangle in a square peg – just a wee bit off size and very slightly off shape, but essentially a very definite part of the 68.5% that are supposed to be average.

“Why are you writing this?” by Sonora Jha
Authors Exclusive / May 22, 2013

In this blogspost shared by author Sonora Jha with IndiaBookStore, Sonora gives her readers a sneak-peak into want spurred her to write about the despair of Vidharbha and its suicides, and tell their story to the world in her much acclaimed debut novel, Foreign.
When I was in India to do the research on ‘Foreign’ in the villages of Yavatmal in Vidarbha, a few friends and relatives in the cities asked me why I was doing this. “Why are you writing this?”

An Interview with Sonora Jha
Authors Exclusive / May 18, 2013

Sonora Jha was born in India, where she had a successful career as a journalist in Mumbai and Bangalore before moving to Singapore and then the United States to earn a Ph.D. in Political Communication. She is now a professor of journalism and the Chair of the Department of Communication at Seattle University. Her first novel, Foreign, has sprung from her work as a journalist, an academic, and a creative writer. Sonora lives in Seattle.

Review: The Homing Pigeons by Sid Bahri
Review / May 16, 2013

Author: Sid Bahri
Publisher: Srishti Publishers
Year: 2013
ISBN:  9380349912
Rating: ★★★☆☆
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The Homing Pigeons by debutant author Sid Bahri narrates the lives of Aditya and Radhika. The protagonists are pretty ordinary people with small twists that lead them into extraordinary lives.