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An Unsuitable Boy

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An Unsuitable Boy…the title itself opens up the doubts and assumptions that people had about Karan Johar. And Karan openly talks about almost everything. Right from his childhood till his last movie Ae dil hai mushkil. He goes on to tell how this movie is a surreal mix of fact and fantasy. He talks about his love life and how he could not unite with the first one and how the second one is...

The Kite Runner

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Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini If anyone has ever been able to create a mèlange of emotions like brotherhood, love, compassion and loyalty in the most heart-wrenching way, it’s the very gifted American-Afghan writer, Khaled Hosseini. Rare are the times when one can imagine a friendship tale ejecting such pathos. The Kite Runner, with its subtle poignancy, is plain stupendous. The book...

Ignited Minds

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There are people like APJ Abdul Kalam who are truly a blessing for the nation. An out and out patriot, a scientist and our beloved former president of India, Kalam was no less an author than the bestsellers of today. His books always gained the praise and critical appreciation. Today, I will be talking about a book which ignited so many minds in the country – yes, Ignited Minds, published...

I Too Had a Love Story

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I too Had A Love Story is a simple, honest and heart touching novel for the readers who want to read romantic (or semi-romantic) fiction. It went on to become one of the national bestsellers and was written by Ravinder Singh. The message was quite simple that not all the love stories end up happily. As the story goes, the guy meets the girl on a matrimonial website and ironically falls in love...

The Alchemist

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Though lately heard about the novel The Alchemist, published in 1988 and written by the great author of contemporary literary fraternity, Paulo Coelho, I have already heard the name Santiago (Muñez) in a movie named Goal. This name is all about inspiration and ambition coupled with determination and struggle. Coelho’s novel also shows the same reflections in the form of a treasure...

Rafflesia the banished princess

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All fairy tales on the book cover are not exactly the fairy tales that you find inside the book. The latest one is Rafflesia the banished princess. This is a book which rather focuses on the human side of life which is absolutely on our own prerogative that what we make out of it. Author Gautam conveys us the same message through his wonderful and almost allegorical novel which features the story...

The Hunger Games

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THE HUNGER GAMES, that you must know by the movie, is originally a young adult romance written by Suzanne Collins. I read it despite my age group did not permit, as per the book’s ramifications. I could just not let it loose because it’s catching, thrilling and also featuring a love story which by all the means is engaging! Any of the adjectives might not be able to suffice the plot...

Sons and Lovers

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It’d not be an exaggeration if I say that the author D. H. Lawrence was a psychologist too. Well, that might be a limited sphere scenario as our beloved Lawrence took most of his time to explore the sexual side of human psyche. That’s why we see what we see in his novels – distinguished characters, (un)usual themes, misguided explorations, unwilling journeys and a chaotic...

Not Without My Daughter

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How does it feel like being in an Islamic Nation? How would you react if you happen to witness a Muslim husband physically abusing his wife in the public? Wait, before you make any hasty decision, Islamic Nations allow men to have full authority over their wife and daughter. (Betty Mahmoody’s Not Without My Daughter suggests the same) Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody is a 1987...

The Liberation of Sita

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Women are conditioned for ages to belong to the world which includes their family members. They forget about themselves being individuals too. They don’t consider themselves worthy of the love which they give to others. This is, at least, the version of feminists. This time, I am looking into the book which re-tells the story of Ramayana, the great Hindu epic, through the alter ego –...

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