Review: Manuscript Found In Accra by Paulo Coelho
Review / December 7, 2013

Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: Harper Collins
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9780007520503
Rating: ★★★½☆
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Written by Paulo Coelho, the book Manuscript Found in Accra is an immaculate cocktail of Fiction and Philosophy without any mundane reiterations. It touches upon various circles of life and greatly influences the thinking of a common man.

Review: On Cats by Doris Lessing
Review / November 24, 2013

Author: Doris Lessing
Publisher: Harper
Year: 2008
ISBN: 9780061672248
Rating: ★★★☆☆
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Written by Doris Lessing, On Cats is undoubtedly well-written, it also touches upon a rather painful topic, and more than once; the culling of (admittedly) superfluous cats. This is described in graphic detail, with none of the sentimentality one associates with ‘cutesie-pie’ animal literature such as James Herriot’s stories of veterinary triumphs.

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: The Mine by Arnab Ray
Review / October 29, 2013

Author: Arnab Ray
Publisher: Tranquebar Press
Year: 2012
ISBN: 9789381626382
Rating: ★★★½☆
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In the world of food, the biryani is considered to be the king of all rice dishes.  It takes sheer mastery over the culinary arts and immense dedication and patience to come up with a plateful of the perfect biryani. Not for nothing do they say that the true test of a chef is the taste of his biryani.

Review: The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
Review / October 28, 2013

Author: Alice Sebold
Publisher: Hatchette Group
Year: 2007
ISBN: 9780316067362
Rating: ★★★½☆
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A novel about a middle-aged woman who murders her mother, an 88-year-old woman suffering from mental illness, this novel by Alice Sebold traces tough themes that we often ignore. A thought-provoking read by the author of The Lovely Bones.

Review: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Review / October 16, 2013

Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Year: 1960
ISBN: 9780446310789
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We feel that ‘reviewing’ a Classic would never do. But a selection of opinions, some complimentary, some critical; these might help to give a sort of composite picture of a book, from which readers might pick and choose and come to their own conclusions. Here, from six of our reviewers, are six different viewpoints on Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird.

Review: Train to Delhi by Shiv Kumar
Review / October 12, 2013

Author: Shiv Kumar
Publisher:  Random House
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9788184003963
Rating: ★★½☆☆
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While walking through the bustling College Street in Calcutta as an eight year old, I was often reminded by my grandfather of an age old adage – “Never judge a book by its cover”.  According to him, the proverb was much more important literally than in its common metaphorical use. Sifting through reams of bookworm infested pages, he put into place a library at our house that would give any of those run by the Government a run for its money.