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Book Review: The Activist and the Capitalist, by Vibha Batra

They say opposites attract, and perhaps none more so than the protagonists in this book, Anusha and Jai. If the former is an introvert who takes time to gel with people one-on-one, the other likes to take the lead and talks and mingles easily with people. The book starts off when Anusha and Jai meet again years after they first met. Continue reading “Book Review: The Activist and the Capitalist, by Vibha Batra”

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Book Review: Love Across Borders, edited by Naheed Hassan and Sabahat Muhammad

Borders… we create them, we live by them and within them, and we’re not interested to breach them. It’s not just in countries but in our thinking too, I feel. But this book is not about breaching borders, but about bringing two countries together. The power of the written word to unite people is something I’ve believed in always, and this book “Love Across Borders” is an effort towards that. Continue reading “Book Review: Love Across Borders, edited by Naheed Hassan and Sabahat Muhammad”

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Book Review: She Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, by Zeenat Mahal

I’m not that fond of love stories these days, but there are few authors who write them well. And it’s good to read, enjoyable in fact. One of the few is Zeenat Mahal, and I quite enjoyed reading her book, “Haveli” last February. The good word on her writing style continued (continues) to grow. So I had no hesitation in accepting a copy of her new novel for review. Continue reading “Book Review: She Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, by Zeenat Mahal”

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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”