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Pancakes in Paris | Craig Carlson | Book Review

October 2, 2016

Pancakes in Paris | Craig Carlson | Book Review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

CANDIDNESS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France. The subtitle says it all. This book is every man’s ticket to making the American Dream work in Paris. Personally, I feel the book c…

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Running with Scissors | Augusten Burroughs | Book Review

August 29, 2016

Running with Scissors | Augusten Burroughs | Book ReviewBy Bhavna Anil

PLOT: 4/5 

CHARACTERS: 4/5 

WRITING STYLE: 4/5 

CLIMAX: 3.5/5 

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 

Running with Scissors is a memoir recounting American author Burroughs’s outrageous adolescent life. As a child, Burroughs was a neat-freak, obsessive about keeping hi…

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84, Charing Cross Road | Helene Hanff | Book Review

August 25, 2016

84, Charing Cross Road | Helene Hanff | Book Review

By Bhavna

PLOT: 4/5 

CHARACTERS: 5/5 

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 

CLIMAX: 4/5 

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 

84, Charing Cross Road is a compilation of letters between author Helene Hanff and Frank Doel, a bookseller at 84, Charing Cross Road, London.  Hanff, a resident of Ne…

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Guns and Thighs | Ramgopal Varma | Book Review

August 11, 2016

Guns and Thighs | Ramgopal Varma | Book Review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CANDIDNESS: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Film industry is full of all sorts of characters – some are revered and some are frowned upon. While we know why some characters ( the likes of Big B, Om Puri etc) are revered, often we do …

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Mrs Funnybones | Twinkle Khanna | Book Review

January 1, 2016

Mrs Funnybones | Twinkle Khanna | Book Review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3/5                               

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CANDIDNESS: 3.5/5

HUMOUR: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

To be able to write humour is a gift and after reading this book I can surely vouch for Twinkle Khanna in this…

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I Inspire | Neerja Malik & Megha Bajaj | Book Review

December 11, 2015

I Inspire | Neerja Malik | Book Review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

CANDIDNESS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Of all the ghastly diseases that plague the citizens of this world, Cancer is the deadliest, ugliest and the most widespread. God forbid, it should never happen to anyone. The insanely to…

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Cracking the Code | Ayushann Khurana & Tahira Kashyap | Book Review

November 26, 2015

Cracking the Code | Ayushmann Khurrana & Tahira Kashyap | Book Review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3/5

CANDIDNESS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Most of us have, in our younger and juvenile years, dreamed of making it big in the tinsel town and maybe some of us still harbour that dream. But honestly what are the odds? What are the…

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Stolen Years: A Memoir of Simranjit Singh Mann's Imprisonment | Pavit Kaur | Book Review

June 26, 2015

By SankalpitaStolen Years | Pavit Kaur | Book Review

SUBJECT: 3/5

CONTENT: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CANDIDNESS: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Simranjit Singh Mann was an Indian Police Officer posted in Bombay when he resigned from the services of his organization as a gesture to protest against the wrong doing on the …

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Kidnapped By The Taliban | Dilip Joseph | Book Review |

December 16, 2014

Kidnapped By The Taliban | Book Review | Dilip Joseph MD

By  Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CANDIDNESS: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Taliban, the Islamic fundamentalist group has been in power since September 1996, when it spread throughout Afghanistan and established a sort of parallel government. Controlled by and …

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