Tiny Book Reviews: Birthday Girl By Murakami and The Blue Umbrella By Ruskin Bond

Birthday Girl by Murakami kept me so hooked and I sat there pondering what the Birthday wished?
On the other hand, you don’t have to dwell much on The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond. It’s a classic- a well-known classic on how people become better and prudent.

Book Review-Life in the Sunshine: Autobiography of an Unknown Cricketer by T. Sathish

Blurb: Sat, Sam, and Trib (a.k.a Triple Sundae gang) are teenagers and they love the sport of Cricket. They spend most of their time watching and playing the sport they love. They dream of making their living in the sport. When they are not playing the game, they put on their thinking cap and come…

The Forest of Enchantments By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Blurb: The Ramayana, one of the world’s greatest epics, is also a tragic love story. In this brilliant retelling, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni places Sita at the centre of the novel: this is Sita’s version. The Forest of Enchantments is also a very human story of some of the other women in the epic, often misunderstood…

Book Review: SIDEREAL DESTINY By Vaishnavi Sanoj

Blurb: “Life is full of surprises and uncertainties. Despite all the technological advancements, and specifically all the prediction systems like weather forecasting systems, stock market prediction systems, no science lab has ever produced a human-life-predicting-system. Therein comes astrology, tarot reading, and so on. Ancient they may seem to be, but the proliferation of fortune-telling websites…

Poetry Review- Growing Up by Ruhee Advani

Blurb: Growing Up is a collection of poems that the author wrote during her growing years, her years of adolescence. As such they reflect all the agony and ecstasy of growing up. The pain and pleasure, joy and confusion, light and darkness of the teenage years are beautifully and poignantly expressed in this collection of…

Book Review – Finding Utopia by Ruhee Advani

Blurb: Finding Utopia is a one act play that revolves around the life of a young girl Jiya who is on the verge of graduating from college. It explores her inner life as she struggles with demons and wrestles with her fears, confusions and insecurities. The play follows her from her graduation party where she…

Book Review: Bend Your Knees And Do Your Best By Kalyani

Blurb:   ‘Theory of Karma-and-Death… There was just one flaw in this otherwise perfect theory– the assumption that a caring God was diligently keeping track of every individual’s good and bad deeds; something that Hiranya and I knew was simply not true. And yet, He did seem to ensure a balance of sorts. Clearly there…

Book Review- Casanova By Ian Kelly

Casanova’s story is a poignant testimony, easily unnoticed while one is in the thrall of his king-size tale, to the absolute power of the printed word

Book Review: Beyond What Meets The Eye by Sameera Kotta

Blurb: Young Majnu, unable to put up with harsh conditions at his orphanage, runs away at the age of ten. He enjoys his free, untamed life, until he’s slammed in the face with adversity again.  With a helping hand from lady luck, Majnu paves his way to becoming a doctor against all odds, like he…

Book Review: The Times We Live In by Madhav Thapar

Blurb Religion does not breed terrorism, hatred does.From Madhav Thapar the author of the much loved A Friend Like Karna comes his second novel The Times We Live In. This is a world of terror and treachery, but also patriotism and hope. Spanning the seven decades and more since India and Pakistan gained Independence; it…