Indian Fiction

Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar by Kochery C. Shibu #BookReview

The cover of this book looks very dreamy, mystical, quiet and beautiful. Now let me decribe the content within the book to you.  The plot of the book goes like this: AM Hydro project is the common thread between three people brought together by fate: Nanda, Khusru and Rekha. If you notice the cover image… Continue reading Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar by Kochery C. Shibu #BookReview

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Fiction, Indian Fiction, Short stories

Paper Boats in Puddles by Priya Velayudhan #BookReview

Paper boats. The little vehicles we use to drown in our childhood fantasies. The inexpensive mode of travel which can take us to many places, yet bring us back home in time for dinner.  I equate "Paper Boats In Puddles" by Priya Velayudhan to a paper boat. One short story will take you down a memory lane, or should I say 'river', of your past. Another will take you into your supposed sea of the future. Maybe another will take you from narrow stream to big ocean and widen your perspective about things you didn't seem to care for before. Or maybe, a story will caress your heart and make you want more, just like the waves hit the sea shore. "Paper Boats in Puddles" by Priya Velayudhan is a debut collection of 33 short stories. And I must say, I am quite impressed with the depth and thought that each of these stories have. 

Comedy, Humour, Indian Fiction, Romance Fiction

#HilariousReads : When Opposites Meet by Sachin Garg 

You are, I am sure, acquainted with these clichéd thoughts about love: Opposites attract. You'll find love in the most unlikeliest of places. Love will change you for the better.  "When Opposites Meet" by Sachin Garg is a book that celebrates these clichéd thoughts about love, in the form of three completely un-cliched stories. And I, for once, was totally comfortable reading a Rom-Com fiction novel.

Indian Fiction, Romance Fiction

Flying Without Wings by Rishabh Puri #BookReview

Flying Without Wings by Rishabh Puri is a story about Milli Bajwa and Karan Singhania, a classic tale of a rich boy falls in love with poor girl story.  Milli Bajwa works in the duty free shop at Chandigarh Airport. Karan Singhania is born and brought up into a rich family of a business tycoon. What brings them together is their common need for falling in love with someone's personality, and not their looks. Both of them wish to find a life partner who speaks not only to them, but directly to their mind. Continue reading for the in-depth review.

Fiction, Indian Fiction

The Palace of Illusions – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni #BookReview

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To be honest, this book was on my TBR for a long time. I used to steal a glance at this awesome green and yellow glittery cover in the library. But I always ended up picking another Jeffrey Archer / Dan Brown/ John Grisham book instead. Almost all my GoodReads friends had already put this book on their ‘read’ shelf. I don’t know why I didn’t join the bandwagon then. Was it due to the fact that I was 97% unaware about the epic Mahabharat? I knew only snippets of this 100000 shloka (couplet) long poem, all thanks to comic books, stories shared by teachers during lectures, and friends who have knowledgeable opinions about the Mahabharat

But there’s something you must know. I had learned Egyptian and Greek mythology from scratch when I was in eighth grade. By that reasoning, learning Indian Mythology in the fourteenth grade would not…

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