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Exile : A Memoir | Taslima Nasreen | Book Review

December 9, 2016

Exile : A Memoir | Taslima Nasreen | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

CANDIDNESS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Taslima Nasreen is a household name in India. The Bangladeshi author has been always in news no matter what. She is a brave soul for in spite of all the “fatwas” in her name and the “bounti…

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi | Book Review

October 3, 2016

When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi | Book Review

By Bhavna Anil

PLOT: 4.5/5 

CHARACTERS: 5/5 

WRITING STYLE: 5/5 

CLIMAX: 5/5 

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 

This posthumously published memoir is divided into two halves – the first half chronicles Paul’s early life and his life-altering career switch from En…

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Forbidden Desires | Madhuri Banerjee | Book Review

August 23, 2016

Forbidden Desires | Madhuri Banerjee | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

In the recent times, marriages have become a tricky affair in India. There is no more a sense of security in one’s marriage as it used to be in our parent’s generation. To…

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My Life : An Illustrated Autobiography | A.P.J. Abdul Kalam | Book Review

August 23, 2016

My Life: An Illustrated Autobiography | A.P.J. Abdul Kalam | Book Review

By Sankalpita

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CANDIDNESS: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

INSPIRATION QUOTIENT: 5/5

Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam - the man needs no introduction; he is known by one and all and yet he opens this biography with such a humble introduction and such humble beginnings…

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Guns and Thighs | Ramgopal Varma | Book Review

August 11, 2016

Guns and Thighs | Ramgopal Varma | Book Review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CANDIDNESS: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Film industry is full of all sorts of characters – some are revered and some are frowned upon. While we know why some characters ( the likes of Big B, Om Puri etc) are revered, often we do …

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Mrs Funnybones | Twinkle Khanna | Book Review

January 1, 2016

Mrs Funnybones | Twinkle Khanna | Book Review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3/5                               

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CANDIDNESS: 3.5/5

HUMOUR: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

To be able to write humour is a gift and after reading this book I can surely vouch for Twinkle Khanna in this…

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Stolen Years: A Memoir of Simranjit Singh Mann's Imprisonment | Pavit Kaur | Book Review

June 26, 2015

By SankalpitaStolen Years | Pavit Kaur | Book Review

SUBJECT: 3/5

CONTENT: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CANDIDNESS: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Simranjit Singh Mann was an Indian Police Officer posted in Bombay when he resigned from the services of his organization as a gesture to protest against the wrong doing on the …

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Masturbating With Strangers | Bodhi Alvarez | Book Review

May 9, 2015

Masturbating With Strangers | Bodhi Alvarez | Book ReviewBy KC

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

For most of us, it takes a long time to figure out what we really want to do, what we are capable of doing, and what society will allow us to do. By the time we do make head or tail o…

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The TCS Story-and Beyond | Ramadorai , S | Book Review

April 7, 2015

By Sarthak

WRITING STYLE: 3,5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Disclaimer – The view of the reviewer is his personal opinion about the book The TCS Story and beyond and in manner reflects his connections with TCS, hence maintaining an unbiased review of the book.

The book can be vie…

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Unbreakable: An Autobiography | M.C. Mary Kom | Book Review

January 12, 2015

UNBREAKABLE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY | M.C. Mary Kom

By Sankalpita

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CANDIDNESS: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Pursuing professional sports in India is a daunting job and that job becomes even more difficult when the gender in question is the fairer sex. Women sports in India are still treated as a joke and therefore the…

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