Book Review: Waiting by Nighat Gandhi

The fight for gender equality had been long and tiring, and even then women today find themselves in unexplainable and unacceptable situations in the name of religion and patriarchy. Nighat Gandhi’s ‘Waiting’ is a collection of 13 stories that shoves us into the lives of thirteen different women, caught in the monotony of life, lookingContinue reading “Book Review: Waiting by Nighat Gandhi”

Book Review: A Tigeress Called Machhli by Supriya Sehgal|True Animal Stories from India|

Blurb (Goodreads): MEET THE SUPERSTARS OF INDIA’S ANIMAL KINGDOM! A crocodile who loves eating rice. A mule who won an award for bravery. A camera-friendly tigress who ruled Ranthambore. Swashbuckling monitor lizards. Rats believed to be the children of a goddess. Cuddly dogs who help nervous travellers. Five thousand punctual parrots… Soar, crawl, hop andContinue reading “Book Review: A Tigeress Called Machhli by Supriya Sehgal|True Animal Stories from India|”

Book Review: No Presents Please- Mumbai Stories by Jayant Kaikini

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Jayant Kaikini’s compassionate gaze takes in the people in the corners of the city, the young woman yearning for love, the certified virgin who must be married off again, the older woman and her medicines; Tejaswini Niranjana’s translations bring the rhythms of Kannada into English with admirable efficiency. This is a BombayContinue reading “Book Review: No Presents Please- Mumbai Stories by Jayant Kaikini”

Review: In A Violent Land|An Aleph Olio collection|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): One of the meanings of the word ‘olio’ is ‘a miscellany’. the books in the aleph olio series contain a mélange of the finest writing to be had on a variety of Indian themes—the great cities, aspects of Indian culture and civilization, uniquely Indian phenomena. Filled with insights and haunting evocations ofContinue reading “Review: In A Violent Land|An Aleph Olio collection|”

The Essence of Delhi: Stories and Essays|Revisit Delhi through notable writers|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): One of the meanings of the word ‘olio’ is ‘a miscellany’. the books in the aleph olio series contain a mélange of the finest writing to be had on a variety of Indian themes—the great cities, aspects of Indian culture and civilization, uniquely Indian phenomena. Filled with insights and haunting evocations ofContinue reading “The Essence of Delhi: Stories and Essays|Revisit Delhi through notable writers|”

The Island of the Day Before by Zuni Chopra has stories that will take you places|Book Review|

Blurb (as on Amazon.in): With The Island of the Day Before, Zuni Chopra takes the readers on an extraordinary and consistently unpredictable voyage. Boldly experimental in terms of themes and forms, these whimsical tales – prose, poetry, flash fiction – of the everyday and the extraordinary, the fantastical and the mundane, will keep haunting youContinue reading “The Island of the Day Before by Zuni Chopra has stories that will take you places|Book Review|”

Book Review: Pure Hollywood and other stories by Christine Schutt

Pure Hollywood: And Other Stories Author: Christine Schutt Publisher: Grove Atlantic Genre: Short Stories, Fiction Blurb (as on Goodreads): “With terse sentences that read like poetry, Schutt strips each scene of excess context and cuts to the heart of the moment…Schutt’s haunting yet lyrical words linger long after the final page.”–Los Angeles Times Hailed byContinue reading “Book Review: Pure Hollywood and other stories by Christine Schutt”

New Release Alert: Tell Tale by Jeffrey Archer

JEFFREY ARCHER RETURNS WITH A RIVETING COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES! ISBN 9781509867769 ǀ Fiction > Short Stories ǀ Macmillan ǀ Rs 399 ǀ 288pp ǀ PB ǀ B Format Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly awaited collection of short stories, Tell Tale, giving us aContinue reading “New Release Alert: Tell Tale by Jeffrey Archer”

Book Review: Why so Twisted by Vinayak Nadkarni

Why So Twisted: It’s not always about the first impressions! Author: Vinayak Nadkarni Publisher: Notion Press Genre: Fiction, Anthology Blurb (as on Goodreads): Life is unexpected in every sense. We did not expect to be born and we do not expect to be able to predict the path our lives will take. That’s what makesContinue reading “Book Review: Why so Twisted by Vinayak Nadkarni”

Book Review: These Circuses that Sweep through the Landscape by Tejaswini Apte-Rahm.

These Circuses that Sweep through the Landscape Author: Tejaswini Apte-Rahm Publisher: Aleph Book Company Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Short Stories Blurb (as on Goodreads): A fanatical collector of beetles finds out too late where his passion has led him. A woman out on a shopping spree in a glitzy mall finds she can’t go home again. AContinue reading “Book Review: These Circuses that Sweep through the Landscape by Tejaswini Apte-Rahm.”