Note: Jiffy - (noun) a very short time; a moment. My Jiffies is a compilation of bite-sized stories and poems that capture the irony and amusement of the journey called life. The book navigates through seven different moods narrating diverse emotions and situations, observed or experienced by the author. It’s a string of jiffies reciting … Continue reading Book Review: My Jiffies
Ranbir Singh Sidhu’s debut takes us into the heart of another America, and into the lives of “the other Indians—the ones who don’t get talked about and whose stories don’t get written.”
Awaken is the first book of The Shakti Trilogy and introduces us to the stories of three ordinary women, who find themselves with extraordinary powers and at a loss about how to use them.
I have liked most of Jha's crime thrillers and expected him to stick to his genre but true to a creator's curious spirit, he wandered into a new genre and I was curious about what would he bring to the table.
If there is any single thing that would attest the marketing genius of this amazing chain, it would be this! When the book arrived for review, it came with a sample of the famed Vada Pav that had now gained great popularity. It was a clear attempt to make the reader decide for themselves about the credibility of the chain, and I was frankly amazed at the unique technique that told me why the author’s venture, Goli Vada Pav, stands apart from its counterparts.
With the intention of promoting budding writers and bringing out the talent amongst story tellers, The Times of India has organised the Write India campaign, which calls for stories from all over the country.
There are times when a novel is judged by its cover and title, rather than the blurb. This is one of those times. Our life goes in pursuit of better things, our heavens. The title The Heavens We Chase, along with a beautiful cover, appealed to me, and I took it up for review. The … Continue reading Book Review: The Heavens We Chase
“Good satire comes from anger. It comes from a sense of injustice, that there are wrongs in this world that need to be fixed.” – Carl Hiaasen Giving words and a voice to our emotions through stories, or verse, is a way to express them without having to directly say what is troubling us. The … Continue reading Book Review: Mock, Stalk and Quarrel
Kavita Kanè intrigued me with the choice of her protagonist in her debut book in 2013 and every year, since then, her characters have fascinated me more. She choose Urvi - Karna's wife for her debut book, then she brought us Urmila - Lakshman's wife in 2014, Menaka - the celestial apsara in 2015 and now Surpanakha - Ravan's sister in 2016.
Where The River Parts starts at the peak of India-Pakistan partition tension in 1946. It tackles partition, a hindu and muslim family's bonds, the intertwining love between two people - one from each family, the life after in free India and the life much after in USA. There is much that could have gone wrong in this narration but thankfully it doesn't.