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I'd Rather Read | Various Authors | Book Review

December 7, 2016

By Sankalpita

CONCEPT: 4/5

EXECUTION: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Childhood is the time when we are free to pursue our interests without any hindrances and stress. There is no burden and there is no pressure. It is this time when we form our own delica…

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7 Vows of Marriage | Devika Das | Book Review

August 27, 2016

7 Vows of Marriage | Devika Das | Book Review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

RELEVANCE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Many say that “Marriages are made in Heaven” but very few realize that marriages are run on Earth. The West and the East both have a very different approach to marriage. While the West is …

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I Inspire | Neerja Malik & Megha Bajaj | Book Review

December 11, 2015

I Inspire | Neerja Malik | Book Review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

CANDIDNESS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Of all the ghastly diseases that plague the citizens of this world, Cancer is the deadliest, ugliest and the most widespread. God forbid, it should never happen to anyone. The insanely to…

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Mandate: Will of the People | Vir Sanghvi | Book Review

December 11, 2015

Mandate: Will of the People | Vir Sanghvi | Book Review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

RESEARCH: 3/5

RELEVANCE: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

If we talk about India’s recent political history there are very few books which do the vast subject justice. From the early era of the 1970’s to the recent most general ele…

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Cracking the Code | Ayushann Khurana & Tahira Kashyap | Book Review

November 26, 2015

Cracking the Code | Ayushmann Khurrana & Tahira Kashyap | Book Review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3/5

CANDIDNESS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Most of us have, in our younger and juvenile years, dreamed of making it big in the tinsel town and maybe some of us still harbour that dream. But honestly what are the odds? What are the…

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It Doesn't Hurt To Be Nice | Amisha Sethi | Book Review

September 19, 2015

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3/5

RESEARCH: 3/5

RELEVANCE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

We all our so full of ourselves these days. Our hands and plates are always full, so much so that we never really have time to look back at what we intended to achieve initially and where we are st…

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The Unsure Male | JT | Book Review

September 10, 2015

The Unsure Male | JT | Book Review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3/5

RESEARCH: 3/5

RELEVANCE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

The author JT is a retired officer of the Indian navy and in his free time has often pondered over certain basic questions which haunt the daily aspects of our lives but which unfortunately we as…

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Maybe This or Maybe That | Abhaidev | Book Review

September 10, 2015

Maybe This Or Maybe That | Abhaidev | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

RELEVANCE: 4/5

RESEARCH: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

This book is for those of us who either have or aspire to have a business degree. It is thus all about the Masters of Business Administration. If you observe the book cover closely, you will notice h…

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13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck | Ashwin Sanghi | Book Review

August 12, 2015

By Sankalpita

13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck | Ashwin Sanghi | Book Review

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

RELEVANCE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Yes! You will be surprised. We all have known Ashwin Sanghi as the bestselling author of the three mythological thrillers – The Rozabal Line, The Krishna Key and Chanakya’s Chant and of …

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The Old Man and His God | Sudha Murty | Book Review

July 29, 2015

The Old Man and His God | Sudha Murty | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

THEME: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

RELEVANCE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Sudha Murty does not need introductions. After years of hard work she has successfully established herself as a force to be reckoned with. She is also one of India’s most fam…

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Real Heroes: Ordinary People Extraordinary Service | Book Review

July 14, 2015

Real Heroes: Ordinary People Extraordinary Service | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

CONCEPT: 4/5

RELEVANCE: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

“Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service” – Mother Teresa

These words reflect upon the meaning of true love. What i…

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Wasted In Engineering | Prabhu S | Book Review

June 23, 2015

Wasted In Engineering | Prabhu S | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

RESEARCH: 2.5/5

RELEVANCE: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old”

Sadly these words uttered by the famous American Management Consultant and Management Guru Peter F. …

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Nobody Can Love You More | Mayank Austen Soofi | Book Review

June 16, 2015

Nobody Can Love You More | Mayank Austen Soofi | Book Review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

RESEARCH: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Life in a red light district is never an easy one, even for somebody who has come into its folds by choice. The book “Nobody Can Love You More” written by the famous blogger cum writer Mayank…

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Perpetual City: A Short Biography of Delhi | Malvika Singh | Book Review

May 20, 2015

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

RESEARCH: 2/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

One of the most prestigious publication houses of India, the Aleph Book Company have started a series of short biographies which cover the major cities of India. Madras, Bombay, Calcutta, Patna and…

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Shikhandi: And Other Tales They Don't Tell You | Devdutt Pattanaik | Book Review

May 20, 2015

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

RESEARCH: 3.5/5

RELEVANCE: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Patriarchy asserts men are superior to women

Feminism clarifies women and men are equal

Queerness questions what constitutes male and female”

It is with thes…

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Why the Vada Seller Refused a Sale | Satish Mandora | Book Review

April 19, 2015

Why the Vada Seller Refused a Sale |  Satish Mandora | Book ReviewBy Sarthak

PLOT - 3/5

WRITING STYLE - 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT - 3.5/5

“Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things - of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires”. - Sheri L.…

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Indians At Herod's Gate: A Jerusalem Tale | Navtej Sarna | Book Review

January 18, 2015

Indians At Herod

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

RESEARCH: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

HISTORICAL RELEVANCE: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Indians at Herod’s Gate: A Jerusalem Tale is the chef-d’oeuvre work from the Indian author-columnist Navtej Sarna who currently also holds the esteemed office of the Indian …

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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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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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