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Blog posts September 2014

His Runaway Royal Bride | Tanu Jain | Book Review

September 17, 2014

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By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Ever since Mills & Boon have come up with their Indian Author Collection, I have been a huge fan of them and that is simply because of the fact that they tune to my Indian background and at…

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On Women | Khushwant Singh | Book Review

September 16, 2014

On Women | Khushwant Singh | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita 

SUBJECT: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CANDIDNESS: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Khushwant Singh, who breathed his last on 20th March of 2014, was a man with many faces. A novelist, politician, journalist and a lawyer too, he is largely known today for his famous works like a Tra…

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Korma, Kheer & Kismet | Pamela Timms | Book Review

September 16, 2014

Korma Kheer & Kismet Pamela Timms Book Review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

RELEVANCE: 3.5/5

RESEARCH: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Old Delhi or Purani Dilli, as it is usually called by the residents of India’s capital city, is the walled city within the current Delhi, which was founded by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan i…

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The Exorcism of Sathish Kumar, MBA | Ramiah Ariya | Book Review

September 15, 2014

The Exorcism of Sathish Kumar, MBA | Ramiah Ariya | Book Review

By Sankalpita for Westland 

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Even though we all hate our jobs, most of us will do just about anything to keep them, and this will be especially true in cases when someone has already have been thrown out o…

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I am Malala | Malala Yousafzai | Book Review

September 12, 2014

i am malala | malala yousafzai | book review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CANDIDNESS: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

I am Malala is the brutal but true story of Malala Yousafzai, the girl who was shot by Taliban. The famous girl from the valley of Swat in Pakistan, who rose to worldwide fame when she was attacked by…

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Private India | Ashwin Sanghi & James Patterson | Book Review

September 11, 2014

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­­­PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5

It is a dream collaboration – James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi. One is a master of crime writing, and the other is a master in weaving mystery. So when they co-author a book, it ought to be …

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There Was No One At The Bus Stop | Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay | Book Review

September 9, 2014

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PLOT:  3/5

CHARACTERS:  3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Originally published in 1974 and written in Bengali by the celebrated Bengali author Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay, this book explores the deep dark world of adultery in the upper middle class…

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Dollar Bahu | Sudha Murty | Book Review

September 9, 2014

Dollar Bahu | Sudha Murty | Book ReviewBy

PLOT: 2.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Sudha Murty is the famous chairperson of the Infosys foundation and the wise founder of the Indian software giant Infosys. In addition to pursuing her professional career in information techn…

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Valley of Nightmares | Jane Godman | Book Review

September 8, 2014

Valley of Nightmares by Jane Godman Book Review By

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

I picked up this book from Netgalley and started reading it only after a month or so of downloading it. If my words mean anything to you – I say mark my words – this book will surely surprise…

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His to Possess | Delores Fossen | Book Review

September 8, 2014

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PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 2.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5

I read this book as a part of the Harlequin E Shivers Box Set. Having read “The Valley of Nightmares”, which was the first book of the set, I had set my expectations quite high from this no…

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Reckless | Sue Mayfield | Book Review

September 8, 2014

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PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Summer time is party time and what better way to celebrate your summer holidays than going camping. For Rachel and Josh, It is the year they turn sixteen that the inseparable twins go out on a …

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Let's Go Time Travelling! | Subhadra Sen Gupta | Book Review

September 8, 2014

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SUBJECT: 3.5/5

RELEVANCE: 3.5/5

RESEARCH: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Even after spending hours after hours cramming up historical events and dates in our schooling years, how much of history do we really remember today? Out of sight is out of mind and history never did …

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Mr. Mercedes | Stephen King | Book Review

September 8, 2014

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PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Every genre has a certain aspect that the author needs to get right while writing. If it’s a romance novel, the main premise would be about the protagonists finding each other, through whatever t…

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With a Pinch of Salt | Jas Anand | Book Review

September 6, 2014

With a Pinch of Salt Jas Anand Book ReviewBy for Srishti Publishers

SUBJECT: 3/5

RELEVANCE: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5

In this ever increasing competitive world of today, when most of us are running the rat race, it is always good to have a little dose of humor sprinkled between our daily chores. …

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Shamed in the Sands | Sharon Kendrick | Book Review

September 6, 2014

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By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Shamed in the sands is the second book in the “Desert Man of Qurhah” series. But, even though you may have not read the first book, it is alright, for the stories are exclusive of each other…

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Anti-Social Network | Piyush Jha | Book Review

September 4, 2014

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PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

April 29, 2014 – Man posts woman’s obscene photo on facebook, jailed for 3 years. June 6, 2014 – Husband held for posting his wife’s video on a porn site. June 23, 2014 – Man arrested for posting offen…

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Fraudster | RV Raman | Book Review

September 2, 2014

fraudster rv raman book reviewBy for Hachette

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Crime fiction novels in India have not had the same success as other genres like romance and dare I say, humour. This could well be that either the audience for such a genre is limited…

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Memories with Maya | Clyde Dsouza | Book Review

September 2, 2014

memories with maya clyde dsouza book reviewBy for Clyde Dsouza

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Science fiction stories are always fascinating. The technology involved and the settings are almost always futuristic, and to see how the world in the future may evolve always keeps th…

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