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Blog posts November 2013

Umrao Jan Ada | Mirza Mohammad Hadi Ruswa | Book Review

November 29, 2013

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PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

HISTORICAL VALUE: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

As I sit down writing this review, I am reminded of the old lanes, plush lavish gardens and once magnificent semi-dilapidated structures that still speak the saga of the bygone …

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Top 5 Libraries in the World

November 29, 2013

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I’ve always felt comfortable in a library. There is something about seeing so many book around, having the liberty of picking the one that you want to read and most importantly, not having to deal with any of the people that are in the library along with you. While the local libraries are rea…

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Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins | Book Review

November 25, 2013

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By  for Scholastic

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

The second book of the Hunger Games series is as captivating and gripping as its prequel. As the young fighter Katniss Everdeen yet again proves her mettle in the Hunger…

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The Storm in My Mind | Ayaan Basu | Book Review

November 23, 2013

the storm in my mind ayaan basu book review

By  for Srishti Publishers

PLOT: 2/5

CHARACTERS: 2.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

CLIMAX: 2/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5

There are many people who hate Chetan Bhagat, his books and his style of writing. I would not go as far as saying that I’m a fan but I definitely respect the man. He bro…

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The Jadoo of Your Love | S.R. Saha | Book Review

November 21, 2013

the jadoo of your love saha book review

By  for Srishti Publishers

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Grab your coffee, sit down and read this book. You are definitely in for a big surprise. The time I received this book, I never thought much of it. But as I sat down t…

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Ghanta College | Clyde D'Souza | Book Review

November 20, 2013

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By  for Random House India

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

RELEVANCE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

No part of our lives can be as colorful and as vivid as college life. We make mistakes, date ass*****, bunk lectures, flaunt fake accents, try to dress up like that hot male/fe…

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Love & Death in the Middle Kingdom | Nalini Rajan | Book Review

November 19, 2013

love and death in the middle kingdom nalini rajan book review

By  for Nalini Rajan

PLOT: 2.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5

I live around 10 km away from Hampi, the seat of the Vijaynagara Empire. It is my regular haunting place and I’ve been there a trillion times. I am aware of its history and am…

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Chakra: Chronicles of the Witch Way | Ritu Lalit | Book Review

November 19, 2013

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By  for Author's Empire

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Supernatural is always an interesting topic to read on. There is the element of intrigue, and at the end of the book, depending on how the story ends, you always feel good to know …

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The Aryavarta Chronicles #2: Kaurava | Krishna Udayasankar | Book Review

November 15, 2013

kaurava krishna udayasankar book review

By  for Hachette India

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

CLIMAX: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

When I finished reading “Govinda”, book 1 of The Aryavarta Chronicles, I couldn’t wait to begin the 2nd book! The re-telling of the Mahabharata was excellently done by Ms. K…

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The Aryavarta Chronicles #1: Govinda | Krishna Udayasankar | Book Review

November 15, 2013

govinda krishna udayasankar book review

By  for Hachette India

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

CLIMAX: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

Every culture is blessed with some great mythological stories. Perhaps the most popular of them all is Greek mythology. There have been many writers who have tried to re-tell the …

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