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The Princess Diaries 4 | Meg Cabot | Book Review

December 31, 2014

The Princess Diaries 4 | Meg Cabot | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

The fourth book in the Princess Diaries series has nothing much to offer in terms of plot or climax but it definitely offers the precise combination of wit, humour and amusement…

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And They Fell In Love | Vikas Singal |Book Review

December 25, 2014

And They Fell In Love | Vikas Singal | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOTS: 3/5

VISUAL APPEAL: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

MASS APPEAL: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

In words of the famous story development consultant (yes! That’s a profession) Jeff Lyons, a story has 7 unique parameters which can be effectively used to judge it. Out of the…

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A Pretty Mess | Carla Caruso | Book Review

December 25, 2014

A Pretty Mess | Carla Caruso | Book Review

By Sankalpita 

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Celeste Pretty is a budding entrepreneur. Having recently formed and founded her professional organizing company POPINK, Celeste is all set to rule the professional organizing landsca…

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Half Girlfriend | Chetan Bhagat | Book Review

December 24, 2014

Half Girlfriend | Chetan Bhagat | Book Review

By Sarthak

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Before we dwell and try to analyze what actually happened to the Chetan Bhagat we all admired for his simplified writing style and easy to connect stories. 

I must say I have never been …

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Kidnapped By The Taliban | Dilip Joseph | Book Review |

December 16, 2014

Kidnapped By The Taliban | Book Review | Dilip Joseph MD

By  Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CANDIDNESS: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Taliban, the Islamic fundamentalist group has been in power since September 1996, when it spread throughout Afghanistan and established a sort of parallel government. Controlled by and …

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Right Here Right Now | Nikita Singh | Book Review

December 5, 2014

Right Here Right Now | Nikita Singh | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

I had been planning to read a Nikita Singh from a long time now. Call it my bad fortune or simple ignorance, I discovered Nikita Singh (off course I knew who she was and what books she had …

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Afterlife: Ghost Stories from Goa | Jessica Faleiro | Book Review

December 2, 2014

Afterlife Ghost Stories from Goa | Jessica Faleiro | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Horror is always an interesting genre and this usually holds true for readers of all caste and creed. Though in Indian literature not many authors prefer this genre but this is just not the c…

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Confessions of a Private Tutor | Vikram Mathur | Book Review

December 2, 2014

Confessions of a Private Tutor | Vikram Mathur | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 1.5/5

CHARACTERS: 2/5

WRITING STYLE: 1.5/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2/5

It is natural that your interest surges when you come across such a scandalous title and thus it was going purely by the title when I decided to purchase this book. Now, I am not a keen b…

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Leadership The Gandhi Way | Virender Kapoor | Book Review

December 2, 2014

Leadership The Gandhi Way | Virender Kapoor | Book Review

By Sankalpita for Rupa Publications

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

RELEVANCE: 3/5

RESEARCH: 2/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a man of extraordinary skills. The story of his fight for Indian Independence by adopting various weapons of non-violence is well kn…

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