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When Love Finds You | Yashodhara Lal | Book Review

October 18, 2016

When Love Finds You | Yashodhara Lal | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Yashodhara Lal may not yet have broken into the ranks of Durjoy Dutta, Nikita Singh and Preeti Shenoy but trust me, she is a lady who comes with a very promising future. I h…

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | Stieg Larsson | Book Review

January 1, 2016

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | Stieg Larsson | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

CLIMAX: 5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

It is one of the most sold series in the world and yet I only got a chance to read it last August and I can only say one thing that the thrill was worth the wait for everythin…

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Simian Vol #1 | Vikram Balagopal | Book Review

June 16, 2015

Simian Vol 1 | Vikram Balagopal | Book Review

By Sankalpita

STORY: 4/5

THEME: 4.5/5

ILLUSTRATIONS: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

The Comic Con India was inaugurated in India in the year 2011 and has since gained wide acceptance and popularity country wide. It was in the year 2014 that the book “Simian” won the award for…

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HarperCollins To Publish Harper Lee’s Second Novel

February 5, 2015

By Kc

 

HarperCollins have revealed today that they would be releasing a second novel by Harper Lee.

Harper Lee, who has written only one book so far, albeit the highly acclaimed “To Kill A Mocking Bird” had also started on another book called “Go Set A Watchman”, a sequel to her award win…

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Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus | John Gray | Book Review

April 30, 2014

men are from mars women are from venus book review

By Sarthak Singh (Guest)

SUBJECT – 2.5/5

WRITINGS STYLE – 1/5

RESEARCH – 1.5/5

RELEVANCE – 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT – 2/5

If we look into the relationship psychology of men (supposedly Martians) and women (yup you guessed it right Venusians), both have a different perspective a…

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The Winds of Hastinapur | Sharath Komarraju | Book Review

April 28, 2014

the winds of hastinapur sharath komarraju book review

By for Sharath Komarraju

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

With more than 74,000 verses and about 1.8 million words, Mahabharata is the longest epic in the world. It has been widely translated, simplified, retold and fictionalised over …

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Who Wrote the Bhagavadgita - A Secular Enquiry Into a Sacred Text | Meghnad Desai | Book Review

April 2, 2014

who wrote the bhagavadgita meghnad desai book review

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SUBJECT: 5/5

RELEVANCE: 5/5

RESEARCH: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

“karmanyevaadhikaaraste maa phaleshu kadaachana | maa karmaphalaheturbhuu maatesangotsvakarmani ||”

“A person has the right towards action alone and not towards the fruit of action. Let …

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The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri | Book Review

March 5, 2014

the namesake jhumpa lahiri book review

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PLOT: 5/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

CLIMAX: 5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

I am particularly hesitant to reading books by renowned authors; authors who bag Nobels and Pulitzers and Man Bookers. It is not that I haven’t tried. Most of what they write, though beautiful, go wa…

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One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez | Book Review

September 18, 2013

one hundred years of solitude gabriel garcia marquez book reviewBy Sudhakar Gupta (Guest)

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Salman Rushdie calling it 'The greatest novel in any language of the last fifty years' and The New York Times wishing to make it 'required reading for the entire human race' wer…

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Walking with Lions: Tales from a Diplomatic Past | K. Natwar Singh | Book Review

August 5, 2013

walking with lions tales from a diplomatic past natwar singh book review

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SUBJECT: 4/5

RELEVANCE: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

I have always been a fan of memoirs and I prefer the ones written by politicians. K. Natwar Singh has been a diplomat, a politician and an author. He has served as India’s ambassador to many countries, has be…

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Jacob Hills | Ismita Tandon Dhankher | Book Review

June 20, 2013

jacob hills Ismita Tandon Dhankher book review

By for Ismita Tandon Dhankher

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CLIMAX: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

I have always been fascinated by the Indian military system; be it the army, navy, air force or any other. I’ve read quite a few books on the subject but all of the…

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A Game of Thrones | George R.R. Martin | Book Review

June 17, 2013

A Game of Thrones book review

By Guest (Sarthak Singh)

PLOT: 5/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

CLIMAX: 5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

 “When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.”

– Cersie Lannister 

There are very few books which deserve to be acknowledged in the category of “Epics” and “Game o…

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The Zoya Factor | Anuja Chauhan | Book Review

June 14, 2013

the zoya factor review

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PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Statutory Warning: Don’t read this book in public. You will laugh so much, people will think you are mad.

Cricket is one of India’s biggest craze and is considered a second religion by many. Not m…

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Marley: A Dog Like No Other | John Grogan | Book Review

May 24, 2013

Marley: A Dog like No Other by John Grogan review

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PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

“A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water log stick will do just fine. A dog doesn’t care if you are rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your…

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AYODHYA: The Dark Night | K. Jha & D. Jha | Book Review

April 27, 2013

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SUBJECT: 5/5

RESEARCH: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

If I was to decide on 5 events that has influenced Modern day India, the “Babri Masjid demolition” would certainly feature on that list. On 6th December 1992, the structure was demolished by Karsevaks and th…

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The Guns of Navarone | Alistair Maclean | Book Review

April 21, 2013

By Guest (Vinod Jose)

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

WRITING STYLE 5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

“A team bound on a mission to change the course of a war. A mission that promises no hope for survival as the odds are monumentally stacked against them. Yet, they go. For, if not them, …

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