Book Review: Black River Run by Kiran Khalap|The iconic BDD Chawl and a story of violence, betrayal, and riots|

Set in the historic BDD chawls in Mumbai, a society that has been the epicenter for violence and fights for recognition, ‘Black River Run’ is the story of Bhuva. A taxi driver by profession, Bhuva moves between two worlds- the ‘eye’ nation, that constitutes the English speaking elite of Mumbai and the ‘ear’ nation, mostlyContinue reading “Book Review: Black River Run by Kiran Khalap|The iconic BDD Chawl and a story of violence, betrayal, and riots|”

Book Review: The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay

The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay is one person’s journey to Kashmir, amidst political chaos. With a steady increase in the number of militants and the continued war between the locals and the army, Shalini (our protagonist) is looking for answers which are not exactly important in the bigger scheme of things. Narrated in shiftingContinue reading “Book Review: The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay”

Book Review: Love in the Time of Affluenza by Shunali Khullar Shroff|A dwindling marriage, an affair and a lot of glam|

Natasha- the beautiful wife to an aristocratic Prince (an actual prince) spends her days juggling between her three kids, husband and her day job. She is a columnist and writes passionately about her everyday life. She draws inspiration from simpler things and believes in making everyone’s life brighter and easier. But when she finds herContinue reading “Book Review: Love in the Time of Affluenza by Shunali Khullar Shroff|A dwindling marriage, an affair and a lot of glam|”

Book Review: Upon A Sleepless Isle by Andrew Fidel Fernando|A Travelogue on SriLanka

Andrew Fidel Fernando’s travelogue on the beautiful country of Sri-Lanka is an honest, brutal, heartwarming and glorious compilation of his journey across the length and breadth of this country and its cities- full of dreams, history, culture and its fair share of problems. Fernando’s precise observation, witty narration and unbiased portrayal of cities, people andContinue reading “Book Review: Upon A Sleepless Isle by Andrew Fidel Fernando|A Travelogue on SriLanka”

Book Review: Bhumika by Aditya Iyengar|A Feminist retelling of Sita

Bhumika, the queen who stood up for her people, removed gender biases in a male-dominated society and stood proud by her choices is a fiction rendition of the popular character ‘Sita’ from the epic ‘Ramayana’. Sita, in Valmiki’s ashram, is asked to watch a play performed on the eternal love story of Ram-Sita, a taleContinue reading “Book Review: Bhumika by Aditya Iyengar|A Feminist retelling of Sita”

Book Review: Under Currents by Nora Robert|Expect violence, family love, drama, and healing

‘Under Currents’ is about a ‘happy’ family, that has abuse and violence underlying its sunny exterior. Zane’s story of physical and mental abuse by his father, a successful surgeon is intense and gut-wrenching. The flawed family that Roberts creates is sure to send ripples down your heart. Divided in four parts, this story is aboutContinue reading “Book Review: Under Currents by Nora Robert|Expect violence, family love, drama, and healing”

Book Review: The Adivasi Will Not Dance by Hansda Sovwendra Shekhar|A strong singular voice against oppression of the Santhals

A collection of stories set in the culturally and mineral-rich land of Jharkhand, ‘The Adivasi Will Not Dance’ features a singular and unapologetic voice that will make you aware of the actual problems of a community that has been pushed down the ladder of development. Shekhar’s stories comprise of characters devoid of so many facilities inContinue reading “Book Review: The Adivasi Will Not Dance by Hansda Sovwendra Shekhar|A strong singular voice against oppression of the Santhals”

Book Review: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewel|A psychological thriller on Family and freedom|

‘The Family Upstairs’ starts where the blurb ends. A baby lies in a cot, and three rotting corpses lie in the floor right above her. As the identity of the child is revealed in the first few chapters, the story takes us back to the day it all started. Narrated by three different characters withContinue reading “Book Review: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewel|A psychological thriller on Family and freedom|”

Book Review: Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo Del Toro and Cornelia Funke|Fairy tale tragedies and real-life brutality|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Oscar-winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke have come together to transform del Toro’s hit movie Pan’s Labyrinth into an epic and dark fantasy novel for readers of all ages, complete with haunting illustrations and enchanting short stories that flesh out the folklore of this fascinating world. This spellbinding taleContinue reading “Book Review: Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo Del Toro and Cornelia Funke|Fairy tale tragedies and real-life brutality|”

e-ARC Review: In Case You Didn’t Know by Samantha Chase|Contemporary Romance|

It’s time to go back to Magnolia Sound! IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW by Samantha Chase is out now – lovers of small town romance won’t want to miss this one! About IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW Golden child Mason Bishop has finally had enough. Tired of bearing the weight of his parents’ expectations, he’sContinue reading “e-ARC Review: In Case You Didn’t Know by Samantha Chase|Contemporary Romance|”