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The Temple Bar Woman

There are few tales that despite their simplicity in storyline and treatment manages to touch the reader’s heart. Sujata Parashar’s ‘The Temple Bar Woman’ is of that kind.

‘The Temple Bar woman’ as the title suggests is the story of a girl, who by the cruel stroke of fate lands up in a brothel house and her battle thereon in conquering over all the obstacles that comes her way….

Dark Luxe

Dark Luxe is not about narrating a story. It is about giving an insight on the dark, horrendous “behind the scenes” world of luxury, glamour, and riches.

The book Dark Luxe takes the reader through a series of 13 short stories – a conspicuously eerie number for a book about horror stories, if I may add – and shows us what it takes to live the live of a celebrity….

The Legend of Genghis Khan

“The Legend of Genghis Khan” is a historical fiction written by Sutapa Basu. This is her third book and second historical fiction after Padmavati. As you can guess from the title, the book is about one of the world’s most feared conqueror, the Mongol leader Genghis Khan.

Genghis Khan is a well known conqueror but there is an untold side of him…

Lost and Found in Banaras

A widowed toddler, an estranged couple, and a pious city.

With such simple elements, Mona Verma has woven a tale of emotional upheavals, social influence and the search for Nirvana. Along with these are certain characters, who are tasked with carrying out a particular purpose in the story. For example, Debi, the first and true friend of one of the main protagonists Brinda, symbolises revival of hope…

21 success sutras for CEOs

Professor M.S Rao’s 36th book, 21 success sutras for CEOs: How Global CEOs Overcome Leadership Challenges in Turbulent Times to Build Good to Great Organizations is an interesting mix of wonderful success mantras, practised to perfection by great leaders, real life situations and challenges faced by them and how CEOs of today must take a leaf out of the book…

Into the Great Heart (Legends and adventures of Guru Angad)

Before I delve in the review I would like to say that this is a book about the legendary sikh guru, and a godly Saint, Angad, erstwhile known as Bhai Lehna. So even if the stories have a simple narrative, they carry a sense of awe and grandeur. To keep a neutral perspective I have read this book as a complete non believer and an agnostic atheist. Kindly consider my review in that aspect…

Hounds of Shiva

After “Shiva in the City of Nectar”, Preetha Rajah Kannan comes up with “Hounds of Shiva” which is a collection of untold tales of Lord Shiva and the sacrifice, love, devotion and service of the 63 Shaivaite saints called as Nayanmars towards Lord Shiva. The book is a collection of 37 tales in the lives and times of the Nayanmars who stood as a perfect example of true love and devotion…

An Arabian Dream

Shijukutty, a Malayali fisherman has left his coastal roots and has migrated to the Middle East in order to provide a good future to his family. The sun not showing any mercy, beats him back and forth. Realizing that the life in the sand is no cake walk, he is brushed by waves of nostalgia of his fisherman life. By the course of time, he makes peace with his pre-written destiny. He is burdened by….

Missing, Presumed Dead

On the outset, the intriguing cover of the book and the even more mysterious title is reason enough to begin exploring its content. Once there, the reader is taken to a strange world which is rather cold, due to the lack of warmth in the relationships coupled with dysfunctionality that unfolds surreptitiously over a period.The protagonist Aisha is a mother of two, battling a fractured marriage and…

Let’s Talk about Guys, Girls and Sex

Sex education is ignored or collectively hushed in our society. This leads to several misconceptions and spreading of irrelevant information. The conversations involving sex being cheap and vulgar, are misleading about issues that are actually pertinent. Text books often convey incomplete information which is quite dangerous as compared to the absence of it. The rate of cyber crime is….

The Autobiography of a Stock

A 25-year-old electrical engineer, Gobind comes into a rendezvous with Mr. Stock with whom he wants to enter into a partnership, to make money. Mr. Stock and Gobind start off with a disagreement but that doesn’t end their relationship as they keep meeting each other at regular intervals at different scenarios in Gobind’s life, giving momentum to the investing environment…

Zen and the Art of Happiness

Zen and the Art of Happiness seeks to redefine happiness in a person’s life, and to give a holistic perspective to the meaning of life. The narrative follows a simple interactive flow, with the author speaking directly to the reader using anecdotes and also puts himself in the reader’s place, at times where he suspects that the reader might be in doubt.This book is not…

Yoddha the dynasty of Samudragupta

Though historians have produced varied versions of the different dynasties that ruled our country, by far the Gupta period has been considered as the ‘Golden era’ of Indian History. Rajat Pillai, the author of “Yoddha the dynasty of Samudragupta” tries to retell a complex episode of that period in an interesting and realistic manner.

When The Chief Fell In Love

After 3 long years, Tuhin Sinha comes up with his new romance cum political fiction, When The Chief Fell in Love and yes, this book will surely convince you that the 3 years wait was worth it.
A simple boy from Benaras studying in Hindu College, Vihaan Shastri meets a Kashmiri girl, Zaira during an inter college poetry competition and falls in love with…

Towards Winning : 6 Steps to Transform Your Life

The book, Towards Winning : 6 Steps to Transform Your Life by Karunakar B. intends to re-channel the reader’s thought process in a way that he starts looking at everything as a step towards career advancement. This book is meant for those who are looking for a guidance in the field of management or are looking for guidelines to become a better leader….

The Love Song of Maya K

“The Love Song of Maya K and Other Short Stories” is a collection of thirteen short stories penned by Journalist turned author Shuma Raha. The stories are set in Kolkatta and Delhi and the plots are centered around a variety of issues ranging from Love, Betrayal, Superstitions, torn apart relationships, Religious conflicts and so on. The lead roles in all the stories…