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Book Review: The Other Side of the Table, by Madhumita Mukherjee

I’ve always felt that there is no dearth of love stories in Indian literature. I’ve wondered about the same and how a good book in that genre must be to stand out of the umpteen others it competes with on the bookshelves. We don’t get time to know the book before we buy it. So it’s a spot none of us might like to be in. Continue reading “Book Review: The Other Side of the Table, by Madhumita Mukherjee”

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(Book Review) D: Ten Years. Two Lives. One Café, by Aniruddha Mahale

Sometimes a book jumps out at you for one reason… that’s the cover. It makes you think of what unfolds in the book. It stays in your head even if you don’t buy the book immediately, like a reminder… “Remember me? You loved me at first sight. Won’t you come back and buy me soon?” Funny but true, that’s what a good cover does. Continue reading “(Book Review) D: Ten Years. Two Lives. One Café, by Aniruddha Mahale”

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Book Review: Selected Poems, by Rabindranath Tagore (Translated by William Radice)

There are certain poets you look up to for some poems they wrote. I admire Davies’ for his poem Leisure which is my all-time favorite, and Nick Virgilio for his lily haiku, which has the most wonderful depth in three lines. Then there is Tagore, who I admire for his poetry collection Gitanjali. I find it humbling that people tease me with his name, because my surname is very similar to his. Continue reading “Book Review: Selected Poems, by Rabindranath Tagore (Translated by William Radice)”

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Book Review: Never Say Never, by Anjali Kirpalani

With 2014 around the corner, quite a few of us I’m sure are thinking about resolutions for the New Year. Not that we live up to every resolution we take, but it feels like tradition now doesn’t it? Now that I think of it, maybe another part of tradition is to break resolutions. More often than not, that works out in our favor, doesn’t it? Continue reading “Book Review: Never Say Never, by Anjali Kirpalani”

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Book Review: Seeking Redemption, by Madhu Vajpayee

They say it takes just one visionary to see a change oriented towards the good and make it happen. If many such visionaries were there, then the country would develop. Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger, which I read recently, spoke of many facets of our country that needed fixing. And today, a book that I started reading as a romance fiction actually turned out to be more of a contemplative, detailed look at some more things that need fixing. Continue reading “Book Review: Seeking Redemption, by Madhu Vajpayee”