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Book Review: Silence and Sound, by Namitha K

Poetry is an expression of experience, mostly. Whether it is experiencing heartbreak or observing and enjoying the beauty of the setting sun, the poet puts it across in verse. As Muriel Rukeyser once said, “Breathe in experience, Breathe out poetry.” And with the experience, the poet can bring across simplicity or depth, calmness or intensity, and with those words, leave the reader mesmerized. I’ve said it before… reviewing poetry is not something I find easy, but like fiction, even the poet’s work is completed by the understanding of the reader.

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Book Review: Love and Other Enchantments, by The Fictitious Five

Love. When it comes to genes, love or romance seems to be the go-to genre in Indian Writing in English. When a genre is that popular a choice, it becomes difficult to bring out something original, something different… something that stands out. Five authors come together in this anthology to try and do exactly that – to stand out from the crowd. Each of them offers three stories to this collection.


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