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Book Review: Unsettled, by Neelima Vinod

Tales of the paranormal are something I enjoy reading. I’ve read a few in the genre recently, but when I saw the word “Yakshi” I had a feeling it would be a book with a Keralite touch and oh boy! Was it ever! A story that was quite filmy, and one that reminded me a little of one of my all-time favorite movies, Manichitra Thazhu. Continue reading “Book Review: Unsettled, by Neelima Vinod”

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Book Review: Delhi Mostly Harmless, by Elizabeth Chatterjee

“Delhi Mostly Harmless” – I think the first thing that sprang to mind when I read the title in the review request was – “Really?” As someone who has not been to Delhi in over a decade, the title felt odd to me, given that the news coming out from Delhi wasn’t that harmless those days, some of which, well, was covered the world-over, let alone the country! I guess that’s what made me take the book without thinking. Oh, and the cover played a big part in the choice too. Mostly, I thought it might be fiction, and I didn’t realize it was a non-fiction till after I got the book. I may not have paid attention to the nuances after the title and cover made me choose it. It happens! Continue reading “Book Review: Delhi Mostly Harmless, by Elizabeth Chatterjee”

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Book Review: Indian Tango, by Ananda Devi

One of the things that makes a book appealing is the factor that sets it apart from the rest. Something that makes it different from the other books in the bookshelf. What set this book apart in my eyes was that it was an Indian author’s book, written in French and translated to English. I’ve read translations of Indian language novels, but never a French one written by an Indian author. “Indian Tango” was a different read because of this. Continue reading “Book Review: Indian Tango, by Ananda Devi”