Jasmine Builds on Shifting Sands By Sanjay Desai

Blurb A captivating narrative that ties two seemingly distinct tales in an intertwined journey on a quest to explore manifestation. At the center of the book is Jasmine’s dream of making it as a successful model in the cut-throat world of fashion. This tale of victories and failures is enveloped within the master narrative of…

Book Review: Bayan By Pramudith D. Rupasinghe

Blurb In the serene tempo of classical Soviet literature charmingly merged into modernity, Bayan is a unique blend from among the work of Pramudith D Rupasinghe.Bayan begins in the sunny Ukrainian summer and ends with a hidden, deeply meaningful message. It is not only the story of a strange, bearded old man who finds solace…

Book Review: Lost City Symphony By Indrajit Bose

Old Cameos In the long verandahAt the top left landingOf the wooden staircase,You will find them waiting. Grandfather in singlets and shorts:Beaming toothlessly;Great-grandfather in alpaca coat,Frowning majestically. The lady by a Chinese vase,So like a Ravi Varma painting,Is Great-uncle’s first wifeWho died in childbirth. And those three studiousLadies are your aunts,Pramila, Urmila, Nirmala,Proud university graduates.…

Book Review:A trip to….?: A Journey of Two Hearts by Sneha Lamba

Blurb What is it like when two souls fall in love? Have you ever come across a person for whom you feel as if you’ve known that person ‘forever,’ even if you’ve just met? Have you ever met a person with whom you immediately connect, without knowing why? When two such souls meet, there is…

Book Review: Lines of fate By Neelam Saxena

Often a simple encounter on the path of life can change one’s entire future. “Lines of Fate” by Neelam Saxena Chandra is a collection of such selected, distinctive and unique tales from different walks of life. When a dice is rolled, one does not know what the outcome will be. Similarly, in an encounter between…

Book Review: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

‘The Color Purple’ by Alice Walker is a poignant novel in epistolary format that reflects a brilliant purple hue. Celie a simpleton, black, young woman in South America was repeatedly raped by her step father, separated from two children, married off with a violent man, insulted for her looks, made a slave out of a…