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Blog posts June 2014

Chaos Down Under | Nishant Kaushik | Book Review

June 16, 2014

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By for Rupa Publications

PLOT: 2.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Humor is possibly the most difficult genre to write on. Not everyone is good at it. There have been a lot of attempts to write humorous stories but not many of them have been …

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An Immortal Story | Satyendra Dhariwal | Book Review

June 16, 2014

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By for Satyendra Dhariwal

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

There has never been a better time in India to write books, and there are many storytellers who are taking the opportunity to tell their story to the reading public. Of cours…

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Best Indian Authors and Their Novels (in English)

June 11, 2014

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I’ve been trying to compile this list for a long time now. Every time I start, I get stuck up at zeroing in on the names. There are so many great writers from India, and of Indian origin, that it is difficult to keep the list short. Though I’m not a great fan of literary fictions and tend t…

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Power of a Common Man | Koral Dasgupta | Book Review

June 11, 2014

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By for Westland

SUBJECT: 3/5

RELEVANCE: 3/5

ACADEMIC QUOTIENT: 2/5

RESEARCH: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

 

“It is better to burn out than rust out”

“My motto is early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise!”

“Success is never final, and failure never f…

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Vengeful in Love | Nadia Lee | Book Review

June 11, 2014

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PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

In mood for a good romance, I piously sat down looking for options to read on my kindle. After a much tiring search and self-inflicted dilemma, I zeroed in on Nadia Lee’s “Vengeful in Love”…

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Let's Transform India | Meenakshi Sundaram | Book Review

June 11, 2014

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SUBJECT: 5/5

RELEVANCE: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

 

“If we could first know where we are and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do and how to do it.”

-      Abraham Lincoln

There are many times when we crib about the things that…

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Stefan's Diaries #2: Bloodlust | L.J. Smith | Book Review

June 10, 2014

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PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5          

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

I am an ardent follower and worshiper of the Vampire Diaries, the legendarily famous TV series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. Some time back in mid-2013, I …

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Our Moon has Blood Clots | Rahul Pandita | Book Review

June 10, 2014

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By for Random House India

SUBJECT: 4.5/5

CANDIDNESS: 4.5/5

RELEVANCE: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

In my recent years as a book reviewer, I have never come across a book so painful that it hurts to flip pages and read further. Until now, I used to feel sad whenever I thought a…

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DEEPAK KRIPAL | Author Interview

June 9, 2014

A doctor by profession, Deepak has had the privilege to spend his life in scenic hills of Uttarakhand, the hustle and bustle of Kanpur and the unstoppable vibrancy of Delhi. He is a doctor by profession, and a writer by choice. When he is not working, he chooses to spend his time writing. A passiona…

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The Devil's Gate: An Impossible Journey | Deepak Kripal | Book Review

June 6, 2014

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By for Deepak Kripal

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 2.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

It takes courage to write on concepts and notions which rarely catch the fancy of other writers. Even if one does choose to settle down to an ‘unheard-of’ theme, it take…

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The Princess Diaries: Third Time Lucky | Meg Cabot | Book Review

June 5, 2014

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By for Pan Macmillan

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITINGS STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Very few book series have the ability to retain reader’s attention beyond their second and third book, but here it is, the Princess Diaries – Third Time Lucky, whic…

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Che in Paona Bazaar | Kishalay Bhattacharjee | Book Review

June 5, 2014

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By for Pan Macmillan

SUBJECT: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

RELEVANCE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

They say that the beauty of India lies in its diversity and that diversity is what holds us together. A few days back, I chanced upon a foreign national, one who was an overly enthus…

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Manhattan Mango | Madhuri Iyer | Book Review

June 5, 2014

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By for Fingerprint

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

The Ganpat Gang used to dwell and exist in the lanes and by-lanes of Mumbai. But that was long before they decided to make Manhattan, their new abode. Now, in the breath-takin…

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Far Beyond the Dead End | Saikat Baksi | Book Review

June 5, 2014

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By for Saikat Baksi

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

As Indians, we are all proud of the fact that our motherland has been the home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations; the Indus Valley civilization. The fact that,…

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Believe | Varun Gwalani | Book Review

June 4, 2014

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By for Varun Gwalani

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

There is a general tendency among people to follow the popular crowd, and become successful by following the trend. And certainly there is nothing wrong with that, especially …

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Million Dollar Arm | J.B. Bernstein | Book Review

June 2, 2014

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By for Simon & Schuster

SUBJECT: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

Though hockey is our national game, India is a country crazy about cricket. We can never have enough of it. Most of us don’t watch soccer or hockey or track games or athletics. Most of us haven’t even hear…

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The Uncommon Memories of Zeenat Qureishi | Veena Nagpal | Book Review

June 2, 2014

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By for Tara India Research Press

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

India is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse nations in the world; a melting pot of religions. Hinduism and Islam, the two major religions of India, have c…

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