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It Must've Been Something He Wrote | Nikita Deshpande | Book Review

October 2, 2016

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

It had been quite a long time since I had read a decent chicklit book. So when a request to read this book in exchange for an honest review came, I was totally in for it. The reas…

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A Newlyweds Adventures in Married Land | Shweta Ganesh Kumar | Book Review

August 18, 2016

A Newlyweds Adventures in Married Land | Shweta Ganesh Kumar | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 2/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Marriage in the new age is not that easy. There are egos, there are temperaments and then there are careers, expectations and what not. So how does the new age woman cope up? Do…

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Another Face in the Crowd | Indraneel DG | Book Review

November 21, 2015

Another Face In The Crowd | Indraneel DG | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

It is always a pleasure to read to humour, be it in the form of a memoir or be it in the simple and ripe form of fiction. Humour always leaves you with a happy feeling and m…

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The Reluctant Detective | Kiran Manral | Book Review

June 16, 2015

The Reluctant Detective | Kiran Manral | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

When I first picked this book, I was intrigued by its name and off-course the cover which would draw any chick-lit lover to its fold. Pick a high heel shoe, put a bit of pink and yo…

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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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Chaos Down Under | Nishant Kaushik | Book Review

June 16, 2014

chaos down under nishant kaushik

By for Rupa Publications

PLOT: 2.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Humor is possibly the most difficult genre to write on. Not everyone is good at it. There have been a lot of attempts to write humorous stories but not many of them have been …

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The Great Indian Democracy | Manivannan K | Book Review

May 27, 2014

the great indian democracy book review

By for Pirates

PLOT: 2.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

India’s is the largest democracy in the world and we as Indians are indeed honored by the sheer fact of it. But this largest democracy has had its own share of unspeakable mom…

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Moonstone: The Incredible One Hour | Atul Gupta | Book Review

May 19, 2014

moonstone atul gupta book review

By for Atul Gupta

SUBJECT: 2/5

CHARACTERS: 2/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

HUMOUR QUOTIENT: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Moonstone: The Incredible One Hour is all about a hilarious (and true) episode in the life of the author Atul Gupta. This episode occurred while the author was pu…

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Sudhi Kannan: An Elephantic Adventure | Krishna | Book Review

March 22, 2014

sudhi kannan krishna book review

By for Krishna

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Any frequent reader who regularly goes to a bookstore to buy books has an instinct for whether a story is good or not. After all, they only get to see the blurb and the cover, and at be…

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Gone with the Vindaloo | Vikram Nair | Book Review

March 17, 2014

gone with the vindaloo vikram nair book review

By for Hachette

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

One of the challenges that an author faces when he or she is writing a book is to bring the story alive to the readers. It is not always easy, and is a talent that is perhaps not see…

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Just Kidding... Yours, Destiny | Anirban Das | Book Review

February 25, 2014

just kidding yours destiny anirban das book review

By  for Anirban Das

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

The greatest prankster in the world is destiny or fate or karma. It always teases us, and never lets anything go according to plan; it is the greatest devotee of Murphy’s Law. …

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Ghanta College | Clyde D'Souza | Book Review

November 20, 2013

ghanta college clyde dsouza book review

By  for Random House India

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

RELEVANCE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

No part of our lives can be as colorful and as vivid as college life. We make mistakes, date ass*****, bunk lectures, flaunt fake accents, try to dress up like that hot male/fe…

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Aisle be Damned | Rishi Piparaiya | Book Review

October 15, 2013

aisle be damned rishi piparaiya book review

By  for Jaico Publishing House

SUBJECT: 3/5

RESEARCH: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

RELEVANCE: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT SYTLE: 3.5/5

From the look of it, it appears to be a chick lit novel. The tag line – ‘swaying hips, praying lips and flying tips’ – confirms that it’s a chick-lit based on t…

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The Competent Authority | Shovon Chowdhury | Book Review

September 10, 2013

the competent authority shovon chowdhury book review

By  for Aleph Book Company

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

A satire is almost always an interesting read. Masterly crafted words burn every significant thing to ground; it defies authority and authority is made the subject of its pu…

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The Paperback Badshah | Abhay Nagarajan | Book Review

August 12, 2013

the paperback badshah abhay nagarajan book review

By for Srishti Publishers

PLOT: 2/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5

Sankalpita had earlier reviewed Abhay Nagarajan’s “Corporate Atyaachaar” on BookGeeks, and she was not very generous with her review. I had even questioned her becaus…

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There May be an Asterisk Involved | Vedashree Khambete | Book Review

June 7, 2013

There may be an asterisk involved review

By for Hachette

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

Humour is a very difficult genre to write. There is a fine balance between making crass jokes and actually creating laugh-out-loud jokes. And perhaps, the best kind of humour is the one th…

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Marry Go Round | Sadiqa Peerbhoy | Book Review

May 23, 2013

Marry Go Round Sadiqa Peerbhoy review

By for Leadstart Corp

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

When I received this book from Leadstart Corp, I asked Sankalpita to review it because this particular genre is her forte and I didn’t want to review a subject which I’m not go…

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55 A Novel | Chetan Chhatwal | Book Review

May 16, 2013

55 Chetan Chhatwal

By for Random House

PLOT: 2.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

"Arjun Singh is a typical South Delhi brat whose biggest worry is securing a much coveted seat in one of the city’s top colleges. But his ambitious plans come to a screeching halt …

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Office Shocks | Sumit Aggarwal | Book Review

May 13, 2013

Office Shocks sumit aggarwal

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PLOT: 2.5/5

CHARACTERS: 2/5

WRITING STYLE: 2/5

CLIMAX: 2/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5

The title would be more apt if I were to read it in my office. I would be shocked & I would be at the office. But luckily I was at home and a disprin was at hand. Rupa & Co. was celebrating the l…

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God Save the Dork | Sidin Vadukut | Book Review

April 28, 2013

God Save the dork - sidin vadukut

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PLOT: 2.5/5

CHARACTERS: 2.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

CLIMAX: 2/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

“God save the Dork” is a sequel to the Vadukut’s “Dork: The incredible adventures of Robert “Einstein” Varghese”. Having not the read the 1st one, I did not what the storyline was…

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