Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseni

‘A thousand splendid Suns’ is a heart rendering tale by Khaled Hosseini. There’s so much I want to say but this story chokes me every time I hold the pen. Nevertheless, I’ll try. Mariam and Laila two hapless women in the backdrop of 70s-80s suffers through all their life while recognising and appreciating the transient…

Book Review: Eleven Minutes By Paulo Coelho

‘Eleven minutes’ is one of the finest and most controversial books of the wondrous writer Paolo Coelho. A small towner, Brazilian girl, Maria’s early encounters with love fails to give her a sweet taste. After losing faith in the sanctity of love and guided by her inner desires she glides toward an uncertain world to…

Book Review: Little Women By Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott’s semi-autobiagraphical, endearing and august novel, ‘Little women’ is the intriguing tale of four March sisters- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. This novel begins with a very promising vibe and takes no time to arrest you. In the backdrop of American civil war, on a Christmas evening, the little March sisters laments about…

Book Review: The Free Voice By Ravish Kumar

‘The Free Voice’ is an eye opening book on Democracy, Culture and the Nation authored by Raman Magsaysay winner Ravish Kumar. From the news of terrifying kala bandar in Delhi to the hate mongers of WhatsApp University, Indian media has deteriorated it’s standard by spreading fake news from time to time. The definition of journalism…

Book Review: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower By Stephen Chbosky

‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ is a renowned novel written in epistolary style by Stephen Chbosky. The wallflower Charlie addresses an anonymous person in his letters telling him about his experiences of his day to day life. Charlie who is reserved by nature is often considered a wierdo in school. He is a naive…

Book Review: A Princess Remembers By Gayatri Devi

‘A Princess Remembers’ is Maharani Gayatri Devi literally reminiscing over her extraordinary life from the florescent dawn to the fall of the evening. Gayatri Devi was born in the royal family of Cooch behar. She was brought up in magnificent palaces, among her siblings and cousins, taking inspiration from her sophisticated mother(who was a princess…

Book Review: The Rosie Project By Graeme Simsion

‘The Rosie Project’ is an adorable tale of love by Graeme Simsion. Genetics professor Don Tillman is so brilliant and so single. He makes sure he does everything perfectly and in time (not a minute early, not a minute later). He takes up any task as a project and works it out in the manner…

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…

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…

Book Review: Asura By Anand Neelakantan

‘Asura, The Tale of the vanquished’ by Anand Neelkantan is a magnificent story of Ravana and his people. Ram the incarnation of God, the king of Ayodhya, the epitome of truth and dignity who waged war against Ravana, killed him and eliminated the evil forever. We have known Ramayana. But this is ‘Ravanayana’. It’s the…