The Ponytailed Anti Hero- A Book Review

‘Oh! Not another book on the revenge saga’ I muttered to myself as I began reading the book, Ponytail The Love For Revenge. Pradip Chauhan proved me wrong by writing not just another tale of revenge. In fact, the protagonist in the novel, Prabuddh becomes an anti hero, you discover as you read on. Basically, the book deals with the aggressive and negative emotion of revenge. The style of writing is simple, easy to understand. The novel has been divided into three sections describing the life of the protagonist, Prabuddh. He is ambitious, successful in his profession and smart too. So, … Continue reading The Ponytailed Anti Hero- A Book Review

Reviewing the world of ‘PRIVATE INDIA’ by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson!

“I can feel the smooth fabric of the garrote around my neck. I grasp both ends and gently pull. Oh, yes….I can feel the compression. A little more pressure and I’m gasping for breath. I’m about to black out as I release the garrote and allow myself to breathe once again, allowing myself back from the brink of darkness.”   Private India was one of the last books I had received for reviewing before I left for Madurai. After having lived for long in a city that had been home to me for ages, leaving Chennai was like slicing a … Continue reading Reviewing the world of ‘PRIVATE INDIA’ by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson!

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s My Journey: A Humble Review

Book Title: My Journey – Transforming Dreams into Actions Author: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Publication: Rupa Publications Genre: Non Fiction/Autobiography Pages: 147 Price: 195 I can hear my father tell me, ‘‘I know you have to go away to grow. Does the seagull not fly across the sun, alone and without a nest? You must forego your longing for the land of your memories to move into the dwelling place of your greater desires; our love will not bind you, nor will our needs hold you.” When this book came into my hands I knew almost immediately that I held a … Continue reading A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s My Journey: A Humble Review

Indian Quills Reading Challenge 2013

THIS IS ONE HELL OF A READING ACTIVITY, DEFINITELY A MUST: FOR ALL THOSE WANTING TO READ BUT PROCRASTINATING. FOR ALL THOSE ALREADY HEADLONG INTO READING AND REVIEWING. FOR ALL THOSE WHO LOVE TO EXPAND THEIR IMAGINATION. FOR ALL THOSE WHO LOVE A READING CHALLENGE. I know I am rather late into this kind of reading challenge although I have been reading and reviewing books regularly. Maybe, this might encourage me to read more? I plan to read 45 books this year inclusive of the ones already read in 2013. A great initiative. Hats off to THE TALES PENSIVE! INDIAN … Continue reading Indian Quills Reading Challenge 2013

ONCE UPON THE TRACKS OF MUMBAI : A Book Review

“I stood in the centre of the first railway track and looked in both directions. Being alone on the tracks gave me a complete sense of freedom. I never thought that the merciless Mumbai railways could in any part make me feel that way. These were the same tracks that had disturbed my sleep over the years. And now, they brought me such calmness.” Continue reading ONCE UPON THE TRACKS OF MUMBAI : A Book Review

Beaten By Bhagath! – A Tale of Two Writers: A BOOK REVIEW

“How does a failed debut – whether a first movie or a first album or a first book feel? Believe me, it is as traumatic a feeling as when your first –born is consigned to the incubator and brought out only to be taken to a final resting place.”
“Well-wishers often laud our attempts just to keep us in good humour. This harms rather than helps us in our quest for success.”
“….here’s not much difference between a fiction novel and underwear, in terms of market price….Isn’t a fiction book about the same retail price as a pair of briefs or banian?” Continue reading Beaten By Bhagath! – A Tale of Two Writers: A BOOK REVIEW

Love Across The Borders: A Book Review

“Hmn…it’s a shame on us, how come an Indian boy loves a Chinese girl?”

“Yes, I saw. Insult to the Chinese community.”

So, will two countries who have yet to resolve their differences even after so many years permit their citizens to convert their dreams of love into a reality? Will they allow two lovers to get together in a world where love sees no boundaries, no conflicts?
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