The World’s Oldest, Most Powerful Secret Society | Book Review

Anand Arungundram Mohan’s novel, the first in The Journey Series, The World’s Oldest, Most Powerful Secret Society is an out and out fantasy novel executed in a manner (wonderfully) that it comes in a position to utilise the present – Indian conditions, Indo-Pak relations, terrorism and others – and establishing a connection of the present to a mysterious past that he creates at the very beginning of his novel. The novel has been praised for its sheer fantasy, alternate reality that it

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Chanakya’s Chant | Ashwin Sanghi | Book Review

Chanakya’s Chant by Ashwin Sanghi is a bestselling novel published in the year 2010 by Westland Publications. This novel, many would agree, started a trend in Indian English fiction which juxtaposed itself with the trend started by Chetan Bhagat a little earlier – entertaining and second class romance vs retelling and realigning mythological and historical tales from Indian ancient scriptures and history.  Chanakya’s Chant received unbound praises and also a certain amount of criticism for the author’s job. While many

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Revolution 2020 by Chetan Bhagat | Book Review

Chetan Bhagat’s novel Revolution 2020 was supposed to be a novel which should not have followed the popular template on which his usual novels race. However, it did not only disappoint but further deep-dropped the idea of a novel at the hands of Chetan Bhagat, a genuine novel I mean. Here is my review for this well-begun but a badly-finished and botched up piece of fiction by the popular novelist. Moreover, Chetan Bhagat is one of those Indian authors who know what

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The Penthouse by Niraj Sharma – Review

Reading crime thriller novels has been my forte and I have been through many novels with a hope that I will get something that will compel me into a posture of thinking – was the hate necessary? Recently, I have been through a novel written by Niraj Sharma, an Indian author living in Canada, The Penthouse. The novel has been published in India by Ashvamegh Publication and this shows that Niraj has his attention on the Indian readers and his

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23rd June 2169: will Ztocmi be able to put Earth Resort into the orbit? Review

There are many books on my reading table at present. However, choosing among them becomes tough at times as I have to find the best one to suit my mood for the moment. Recently, I had an idea of reading good science fiction by any Indian novelist and luckily enough, I got one sent to me by one of my reader friends – written by Gajender Sharma, 23rd June 2169: Will Ztocmi be able to put Earth Resort into the

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The Chronicle of Golgotha Days by Sujith Balakrishnan – Review

There have been many novels on the issues that are related to women and their issues. However, not all of them are as intense as the recent novel by Sujith Balakrishnan is – The Chronicle of Golgotha Days. This novel has been written in the first person and the subject of the novel, Abhaya, herself recites the story of her devastation. The novel is based on the incident known as the Suryanelli Rape Case of 1996. A 16-year-old girl, a

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