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Book Review: I am Life, by Shraddha Soni

The thing about books is that it can remind you of so many things. One of the things it can remind you of is another book. The genre of spiritual fiction is largely unexplored in Indian writing. One of the exceptions I have seen is Robin Sharma’s The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. In a similar vein, Indian writing has a new author. With this book “I am Life”, she takes her first bow in the literary world, and her name is Shraddha Soni. Continue reading “Book Review: I am Life, by Shraddha Soni”

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Book Review: The Edge of Power, by Tuhin A. Sinha

The world had its eyes on India in December 2012. Why? Because of the horrific events of one night which shocked the nation, and the severity of it, the agitation it caused throughout the nation was of such magnitude that the world had no option but to turn its eyes on Delhi. I remember having a discussion with some friends after a few days, and we discussed the probability that a book will come out sooner or later related to this. It was a discussion brought about by a book that was a first person narration of events of yet another tragedy that struck India, the 27/11 attacks. Thankfully, this book that starts off from the events of December 2012 takes the story to a fictional India, but one related in its entirety to the current political scenario. Continue reading “Book Review: The Edge of Power, by Tuhin A. Sinha”

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Book Review: Turquoise Silence, by Sanober Khan

As a poet, I believe every verse has the power to share a bit of my heart with the world. How many of those who read will understand it, I do not know, but I still believe in that. In the same way, while reading poems, I try to understand what the poet is conveying through them to me. Then again, a verse may just be a way for the poet to put down a burden from their mind, without conveying anything prolific. That’s why reviewing a poetry book is a little more tough than reviewing a fiction, at least for me. Continue reading “Book Review: Turquoise Silence, by Sanober Khan”

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Book Review: The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank

I have thought over and over again, on how exactly do I review a book which is one of the toughest that I’ve found to read. I’ve debated with myself if what I write, what I want to write would be a review, and even wondered if such a book can be “reviewed”. To review a fiction is something that is somewhat easy when compared to reviewing a non-fiction. Through an autobiographical non-fiction book, one goes to the story of the author, their experience as they felt it, saw it, tasted it, heard it, smelled it… experienced it. When the book in question is a diary, a personal effect that holds the most dearest of thoughts, sometimes even those that cannot be shared with even the dearest of people, then my thoughts on those thoughts cannot really be a review. Continue reading “Book Review: The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank”

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Book Review: The Hunt for Kohinoor, by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar

I prefer reading books of a series in order, even if they are independent of each other and can be read as such. The development of character from the first book to the second to the third shows more prominently that way. However, sometimes I just have to bite the bullet and read the second one first and move on. I think perhaps this review might have come much sooner hadn’t I tried to finish reading Manreet’s first novel The Taj Conspiracy first. Continue reading “Book Review: The Hunt for Kohinoor, by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar”