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Book review - An Unsuitable Woman Shinie Antony
An Unsuitable Woman compiled by Shinie Antony is a collection of short stories, essays, poems exploring the lives of freethinking woman striving hard to find their place in a society where men decide their present and future. Coming from the pens of several renowned Indian authors the narratives are all marvellous, invoking a strong feeling in the heart of the reader—a mix of strength and fear, empathy and repulsion, calmness and anger.
Book-Review-Faceless
At first I was pretty excited to read the book since superhero stuff has always fascinated me. Also, the blurb had my expectations raised. However, I don’t think that actual book was anywhere up to my anticipations. First of all, the name ‘faceless’ could have been a great name, if it was significant to the story in any way
The Poetry Of A Common Indian Female: Real Women, Real Stories of Hope and Optimism!
Before I even go to the book review I’d like congratulate the author for his tremendous efforts in bringing this book to reality. Not only the concept is quite commendable, the presentation of the book, including the book cover, bookmark and everything else is great.
Book Review - The Fault In Our Stars
I would like to award this book with four stars out of five. The topic chosen by the author is a critical topic that can only be dealt with care and compassion. The story is about Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters, both victims of different kinds of cancers. The main story starts off when Hazel Grace finds a blue-eyed boy staring her throughout a Cancer Support group in the literal heart of Jesus.
Book Review: Racing the moon
Inspired by his father’s previous illegitimate profession, Joe Riley starts off earning his pocket money in a rough and tumble neighbourhood of Glebe. He gambles on Billycart races and sells farm fresh eggs from his uncle’s chook farm. His real struggle, however, starts when his family sends him off to St. Bartholomew’s Catholic boarding school.
Yamraj Number 5003
Yamraj has always been a fascinating character, much different from the rest of the Gods and Deities. This book Yamraj number 5003 presents a very unique perspective into the popular belief of Yamraj and Yamdoots as soul takes/transporters or whatever you want to call them. It’s certainly a food for thought, how this soul business works and author of the book, Mrinal Chatterjee has hit the right note.
my Hanuman Chalisa
Author: Devdutt Pattanaik Title: my Hanuman Chalisa ISBN: 9788129147950 Publisher: Rupa Publications India Genre: Non-fiction, Indian Mythology, Mythology, Religion Language: English Hanuman Chalisa is certainly the most common religious text/chant while Hanuman is one of the most popular Deity in Hinduism. Each one of us has heard the Hanuman Chalisa once and most of us remember at least a few chaupai...
Book Review Pawan The Flying Accountant
I have to admit Pawan: The Flying Accountant is one of the best books I have from Indian authors recently. Not because it was great on writing elements, but because it was interesting and kept me hooked until I finished it. The book is about Pawan, a depressed, dejected and rejected fellow who happened to be an accountant, and has lost the will to live. Why else would he try to get himself killed, despite knowing he cannot be killed.
Book review - Done with men
‘Done with Men’ is a light, short, delightful read. It is a story of travel journalist Kairavi Krishna who is dealing with a recent breakup in the background of a long past of failed relationships. In hope of diverting her attention off the breakup, her friend and flat-mate, Baani, arranges an official trip to Goa.
How to stop your grownup from making bad decisions
How to stop your grownup from making bad decisions is a small, humorous and light story about Nina. Well, Nina is just eleven, and she is a blogger.

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