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The Swap by Shuma Raha: Urban couples' swinging fascination between marriage and morality

‘The Swap’ treads a careful line while uncovering the private lives of the urban middle class, exploring their marriages through swap parties and their guilty pleasures in doing so, intricately weaving an emotional subtext. Obviously, it is a taboo to talk about ‘spouse swapping’ in the commonplace parlance. Yet, its existence as a hearsay reality… Continue reading The Swap by Shuma Raha: Urban couples' swinging fascination between marriage and morality

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Our Song by Milan Vohra: A musical romance of Mills and Boon style

Our Song is a light-hearted romance written by Milan Vohra published by Harper Collins. First up, the beautiful book cover. They say never judge a book by its cover but this cover with its calming colour palette and the beautiful flowers is simply mesmerizing! Our Song by Milan Vohra, 223 pagesHarper Collins Our Song is… Continue reading Our Song by Milan Vohra: A musical romance of Mills and Boon style

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The Curse of Nader Shah – Rise and Fall of a Tyrant by Sutapa Basu

Sutapa Basu weaves a historical fiction around Nader Shah, one of the most powerful Persian rulers and his endeavors in conquering a vast expanse of the world. Nader Shah was not a Mughal but a man who conquered the Mughal Empire bringing the ‘Peacock throne’ and ‘Koh-i-Noor’ diamond to Persia. He was a man who… Continue reading The Curse of Nader Shah – Rise and Fall of a Tyrant by Sutapa Basu

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Once Upon a Crush by Kiran Manral

In ‘Once Upon a Crush’, Kiran Manral, the author spins around Rayna De’s story of surviving an office crush amidst a tumultuous relationship with her immediate boss. Rayna’s character is quite relatable, cast as a working woman living independently in an apartment, shuttling between work and home and some friends.   This is my first… Continue reading Once Upon a Crush by Kiran Manral

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The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh: My Read

The Calcutta Chromosome is an experiment at best, a motley of science fiction (or medical fiction if such a term exists) and supernatural thriller. The research aspects on Ronald Ross, the recipient of Nobel Prize for Medicine, for his discovery of transmission of malaria by mosquitoes in 1902, are brilliantly portrayed. This book made me… Continue reading The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh: My Read

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As Boys Become Men by Mukul Kumar: Book Review

As Boys Become Men by Mukul KumarRupa Publications ‘As Boys Become Men’ is the story of three friends – Mihir, Uday and Sandeep who hail from Bihar and come to Delhi with the objective of getting into the coveted Civil Services, set in the 90s. As you get to know that Mukul Kumar, the author… Continue reading As Boys Become Men by Mukul Kumar: Book Review

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Waves in the Sky by Rakhi Jayashankar: Book Review

‘Their friendship was like a kite that soared up in the sky, travelling through different strata, overcoming different obstacles but still safe, sound in the hands of the flyer.’ Waves in the Sky (Canaries Book I) by Rakhi Jayashankar ‘Waves in the Sky (Canaries 1)’ is a gripping tale of six girls - Charu, Ananya, Neha, Avantika, Raihana and Yami. Rakhi Jayashankar,… Continue reading Waves in the Sky by Rakhi Jayashankar: Book Review

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They Go To Sleep by Saugata Chakraborty: Book Review

They Go To Sleep is a collection of twelve short stories written by Saugata Chakraborty, an erstwhile Banker turned Author. They Go To Sleep by Saugata ChakrabortyNotion Press The background of Saugata Chakraborty with his experience in Central Bank and experience in currency management, human resource planning, financial supervision, foreign exchange, etc had made me brace… Continue reading They Go To Sleep by Saugata Chakraborty: Book Review

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Rewind and Play by Tarun Gautam: Book Review

‘Rewind and Play’ promises to take you down the nostalgic college days. Engineering students, their woes beginning from ragging to the presumptive top-notch jobs in America, is a premise that we are quite familiar with. In a subtle way, the book’s cover with three friends on a scooter lets you connect with the iconic Hindi… Continue reading Rewind and Play by Tarun Gautam: Book Review

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Kaalkoot by S.Venkatesh: Book Review

Kalkoot is the poison that emerged from the Samudra Manthan, deemed as the deadliest poison in the universe. Lord Shiva had to swallow the poison and become Neelkanth. Mythology has the seed to the present-day reality. A bio weapon as lethal as the Kalkoot, known as Toxin Z is created to destroy the world. This time, without the… Continue reading Kaalkoot by S.Venkatesh: Book Review

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Those Pricey Thakur Girls by Anuja Chauhan

‘Those Pricey Thakur Girls’ by Anuja Chauhan is one of the breeziest reads. It is knitted in a simple setting with some drool-worthy love moments. In complete dislike to the usage of Hindi blatantly in an English work of fiction, this book gave me an overwhelming dose.  Those Pricey Thakur Girls by Anuja Chauhan There are non-required and unnaturally… Continue reading Those Pricey Thakur Girls by Anuja Chauhan

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Ladies Coupe by Anita Nair: Women and Patriarchy in India

Some books are fun re-reading. And, I picked up ‘Ladies Coupe’ after 10 years. Years back in my college library, I picked up this book and felt an instant connect with its characters. Surely, in an entirely female-driven fictional landscape, it is sure to capture a female reader’s mind. The second read made me value the… Continue reading Ladies Coupe by Anita Nair: Women and Patriarchy in India