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Book Review: Delhi – 14 Historical Walks

February 6, 2012


This book authored by Swapna Liddle is a product of putting in loads of time while taking a ‘walking’ route to the most famous monuments of the city of Delhi. The book is a complete package with the details about how to reach the place, the historical background and a step-by-step walk through the place. […]

Book Review: ‘Harbart’ by Naburn Bhattacharya

December 28, 2011


Harbart Sarkar, the protagonist of the novel ‘Harbart’ by Nabarun Bhattacharya (translated to English by Arunava Sinha), is the sole proprietor of a business. He has had a tragic and eventful childhood. Harbart was the son of Lalit Kumar and Shobharani. His father lost all the money in gambling that he had made from the […]

Book Review: ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’ by S. Hussain Zaidi

December 7, 2011


The theme of crime, investigation and intriguing mysteries have been very popular when it comes to the choice of themes to be read. We have had great classics apart from the contemporary authors (writing on such themes), who are a great hit with the readers. It is not without a grain of truth when Vishal […]

Book Review: ‘Revolution 2020’ by Chetan Bhagat

October 19, 2011


‘Revolution 2020’, the fifth novel by Chetan Bhagat (after ‘Five Point Someone’, ‘One Night at a Call Centre’, ‘Three Mistakes of my Life’ and ‘Two States’), too begins with a Prologue just like all his other novels. The Prologue binds you to the story as a reader. The only difference is that this time the […]

Another prize for Rohinton Mistry’s ‘A Fine Balance’

October 5, 2011


Rohinton Mistry Rohinton Mistry’s much talked about novel ‘A Fine Balance’ is in news once again. The book has won the 2012 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. The Indo-Canadian author, Rohinton Mistry had earlier won the Scotiabank Giller Prize for the same book. ‘A Fine Balance’ was also chosen for Oprah’s Book Club in 2001. […]

Review of my book ‘Pages of Life’

March 24, 2011


Existential huesReviewed by Rajbir Deswal PAGES OF LIFEBy Amritbir Kaur.Chetna Parkashan.Pages 71. Rs 100. AMRITBIR Kaur is essentially a poetess of the concerns of life. In Pages of Life, she has hope and despair, daring dreams, half-written words, lies and truths, rancour in the heart and reasoning in the mind. She has tried “summing up life in […]

Leo Tolstoy’s ‘Anna Karenina’

January 27, 2010


Tolstory was cremated at Polyana, at the age of eighty-one, and it was some months before he left his house because of the conflict between him and his wife. Both belonged to the upper class society but their sensibility was dramatically opposed to each other. Tolstoy loved the peasants whereas his wife hated them. This […]