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The Laughing Skull | Ruskin Bond | Book Review

December 7, 2016

The Laughing Skull | Ruskin Bond | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

STORIES: 4/5

THEME: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

Ruskin Bond is a household name in India. He is a living legend and he continues to inspire millions of Indians with his stories. The Laughing Skull by him is a book which I recently got a chance …

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Chronicler Of The Undead | Mainak Dhar | Book Review

December 17, 2015

Chronicler of the Undead | Mainak Dhar | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Mainak Dhar is the bestselling author of the “Alice in Deadland” series. Besides the super hit series, he has also penned other books most of them being zombie fictions. Chronicle…

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Afterlife: Ghost Stories from Goa | Jessica Faleiro | Book Review

December 2, 2014

Afterlife Ghost Stories from Goa | Jessica Faleiro | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Horror is always an interesting genre and this usually holds true for readers of all caste and creed. Though in Indian literature not many authors prefer this genre but this is just not the c…

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Musings of an Indian Horror Writer

September 24, 2013

By Manish Mahajan 

For the past few days, I have been reading “The Penguin Book of Indian Ghost Stories” edited by Ruskin Bond. In the introduction, Bond writes ‘Ghosts do not recognize our impermanent, man-made frontiers. Still, for the purpose of this anthology, we have adopted the geographica…

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