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Book Review: Her Story {Anthology}, edited by Nehali Lalwani and Neelam Saxena Chandra

In a time when the call for women’s empowerment is finding a real voice, the written word doesn’t seem to want to fall behind. I am someone who believes a story can make a difference if it is written well and aimed correctly to tell what is much needed. This book, Her Story, is an anthology of short stories that aim to make that difference. Continue reading “Book Review: Her Story {Anthology}, edited by Nehali Lalwani and Neelam Saxena Chandra”

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Book Review: Obsession, by Various Authors

“Obsession is the single most wasteful human activity, because with an obsession, you keep coming back and back and back to the same question, and you never get an answer.” – Norman Mailer

And yet, that’s what most of us tend to do. We obsess about some things and continue to do so, at times without even realizing it. The thing might be something that’s deep or something that’s frivolous, but it means something to us, or we think it means something to us, so we do it, we look for it, we hold on to it, we obsess about it. Frankly, we’re sometimes obsessed about obsession; though when it came to this book, it was more the cover page than the title that intrigued me. It showed loneliness, and that to me is one aspect of life, which is central to the book. Continue reading “Book Review: Obsession, by Various Authors”

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Book Review: Time’s Lost Atlas (Anthology), compiled by Harsh Agarwal

An anthology is different in each author has a different style, a different story to tell us. Time’s Lost Atlas has eleven stories set in various countries and encompassing different major events of the last decade. Try as I did, I couldn’t guess some of the events. Am not very worldly I suppose!

Anyways… quick thoughts on each of the stories…

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Book Review: Uff Ye Emotions 2, Anthology Edited By Vinit K Bansal

The genre of love/romance fiction is the most popular in India, I feel. The number of books that come out each year from Indian authors in the genre are proof of that. Another one to join that number recently is an anthology of love stories, the second of its series, Uff Ye Emotions 2. The book brings out 11 stories, one from a popular Indian author, who is the editor of the book, and the remaining ten from new authors selected from entries received as part of a contest. Continue reading “Book Review: Uff Ye Emotions 2, Anthology Edited By Vinit K Bansal”

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Book Review: Sirens Spell Danger, by C Suresh, Radha S and Karthik L.

I begin 2014 with a book that’s written by three people who’re very close to me, three bloggers-turned-authors.

Thrill is a genre that I love to read, and try to write. To have the reader on the edge of their favorite reading place, turning pages to find out what happens next and where it’ll end up is an absolutely amazing thing! To do that successfully, kudos to these three. Continue reading “Book Review: Sirens Spell Danger, by C Suresh, Radha S and Karthik L.”