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Mumtaz and Taj Mahal – Review

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Author Pravin Anand’s book, his third one, Mumtaz and Taj Mahal is a title that’s self-explanatory and we can expect bits of history or a complete historical package. However, perhaps the author knew how to keep his readers guessing and in between, how to deliver a stunning novel with historical facts to a certain extent and degree that it does not become colourless. This skill of...

Elephants in the Room by Suraj Laxminarayanan – Review

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Suraj Laxminarayanan’s latest (and the debut as well) novel, Elephants in the Room, has left me stunned, puzzled as well as satisfied. I have finished the novel yesterday and I am truly fascinated by the imagination and subtle thinking that the novelist has weighed in in his very first novel. It covers the events of merely four days; however, the details that have been in the focus in his...

Indicting Goliath by Lal Bhatia – Review

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Lal Bhatia’s recently launched autobiography, Indicting Goliath, has set the stage for a debate. Is the USA really as sophisticated as it advertises itself? And, on the humanitarian grounds, should we trust people so early? Lal Bhatia erred in making friends with a crony capitalist in the US – Mr Wig, and he had to suffer the consequences of it. Indicting Goliath, to me, seemed like a...

A Thousand Seeds of Joy – Review

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So, I was just wondering how could a common wife of five men, the Pandavas, Draupadi be considered one of the Panchkanyas that spiritually and religiously connected people know. I was always having the curiosity to know further and then I got to know it from Goddess herself – Lakshmi Ji. Well, the question must come. Where did I get to know it from the Goddess and when? How? Why? A Thousand...

A Dowryless Wedding – Review

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Book – A Dowryless Wedding Author – Merlin Franco Published by – Authors Upfront Year Published – 2018 Page Count – 225 Interested readers might be – Young readers, teenagers, readers who like light and humorous satire “Come Chetta, let’s talk.” And in actuality, this is the only thing that doesn’t happen in this novel in a way it should...

International Relations by Amit Sinha – a book for UPSC aspirants

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Amit Sinha’s book, International Relations, is a perfect title for all those aspirants of IAS who are just the beginners and starting their preparations with the introductions to different subjects and concepts which will create their base for the further development. Published in 2018, the book is a late-player and with the time advantage, the book is surely updated, better prepared and...

American Maharajah by Mark Levy

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American Maharajah is a 2018 novel written by American author Mark Stephen Levy. Since the publication, the book has been very buzzy among the readers of contemporary fiction as well as those readers who have a keen eye for a class in the contemporary literature. Mark’s work, to be frank, cannot be dumped in the contemporary jargon box because it has the qualities which make a fictional...

Little Maryam by Hamid Baig – review

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Little Maryam has an exciting start (otherwise) which gives us a rather wrong impression of the personality of the central character, Dr Saadiq Haider. He behaves in a hurried and rough way with the lady, who is a journalist, Anne Miller. Even after she requests, the Nobel Prize winner doctor does not agree to talk to her even off the mic. However, his fear of flying compels Saadiq to agree on a...

Jestus on Rampage – Review

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The second novel by V. S. Sury, Jestus on Rampage, is a sequel to his first novel Jestus and it further develops the character that he has created in his debut. In this novel, Jestus is introduced to us as a professor at NG University who comes on his first day at the campus on his horseback and sets the scene chaotic. People are amazed because he has letters of recommendations from reputed...

The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems – Review

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The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems is a collection of 35 poems by the poet, or rather a new poet who has just made his official debut, Abhishek Goswami. The collection is fresh and it reflects the sentiments of the modern society which is often fragmented and in pieces rather than being a whole or complete. Most of the poems convey the idea of hopelessness and emptiness while some of them are...

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