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Love Bi the Way | Bhaavna Arora | Book Review

September 14, 2016

Love Bi the Way | Bhaavna Arora | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Bisexuality is still a taboo topic in India. The Indian society is still sceptical and rather evasive about it. But it’s a reality and it’s better to come to terms with it …

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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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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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The Old Man and His God | Sudha Murty | Book Review

July 29, 2015

The Old Man and His God | Sudha Murty | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

THEME: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

RELEVANCE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Sudha Murty does not need introductions. After years of hard work she has successfully established herself as a force to be reckoned with. She is also one of India’s most fam…

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Mistress of Honour | Bhaavna Arora | Book Review

July 8, 2015

Mistress of Honour | Bhaavna Arora | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Bhaavna Arora has to her credit the one of the most sensational and highly popular book “The Deliberate Sinner”. Mistress of Honour is thus the second from her kitty. Unfortunat…

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Angaaray | Snehal Shingavi | Book Review

June 26, 2015

Angaaray | Snehal Shingavi | Book Review

By Sankalpita

STORY: 3/5

THEME: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

HISTORICAL RELEVANCE: 4/5

Originally written in Urdu language, and first published in 1932, this collection of short stories was immediately banned when it created outrage amongst the colonia…

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Nobody Can Love You More | Mayank Austen Soofi | Book Review

June 16, 2015

Nobody Can Love You More | Mayank Austen Soofi | Book Review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

RESEARCH: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Life in a red light district is never an easy one, even for somebody who has come into its folds by choice. The book “Nobody Can Love You More” written by the famous blogger cum writer Mayank…

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Shikhandi: And Other Tales They Don't Tell You | Devdutt Pattanaik | Book Review

May 20, 2015

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

RESEARCH: 3.5/5

RELEVANCE: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Patriarchy asserts men are superior to women

Feminism clarifies women and men are equal

Queerness questions what constitutes male and female”

It is with thes…

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The TCS Story-and Beyond | Ramadorai , S | Book Review

April 7, 2015

By Sarthak

WRITING STYLE: 3,5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Disclaimer – The view of the reviewer is his personal opinion about the book The TCS Story and beyond and in manner reflects his connections with TCS, hence maintaining an unbiased review of the book.

The book can be vie…

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Right Here Right Now | Nikita Singh | Book Review

December 5, 2014

Right Here Right Now | Nikita Singh | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

I had been planning to read a Nikita Singh from a long time now. Call it my bad fortune or simple ignorance, I discovered Nikita Singh (off course I knew who she was and what books she had …

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There Was No One At The Bus Stop | Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay | Book Review

September 9, 2014

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PLOT:  3/5

CHARACTERS:  3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Originally published in 1974 and written in Bengali by the celebrated Bengali author Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay, this book explores the deep dark world of adultery in the upper middle class…

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Dollar Bahu | Sudha Murty | Book Review

September 9, 2014

Dollar Bahu | Sudha Murty | Book ReviewBy

PLOT: 2.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Sudha Murty is the famous chairperson of the Infosys foundation and the wise founder of the Indian software giant Infosys. In addition to pursuing her professional career in information techn…

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Let's Go Time Travelling! | Subhadra Sen Gupta | Book Review

September 8, 2014

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SUBJECT: 3.5/5

RELEVANCE: 3.5/5

RESEARCH: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Even after spending hours after hours cramming up historical events and dates in our schooling years, how much of history do we really remember today? Out of sight is out of mind and history never did …

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Burning Sapphires | Suresh K. Goswami | Book Review

May 7, 2014

burning sapphires suresh goswami book review

By for Suresh Goswami

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Did you know that deep inside the state of Jammu & Kashmir dwells a tiny little village Machail. Not more than 10 kilometres from the village is Sunchem Valley, where wor…

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Like It Happened Yesterday | Ravinder Singh | Book Review

April 4, 2014

like it happened yesterday ravinder singh book review

By Shreyaa Gautam (Guest Reviewer)

PLOT: 4

CHARACTERS: 3.5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3

Sometimes I just look back in my life and wonder about how soon I grew up. It was just yesterday that I was busy with my collection of toys immersed in my fictional world of wron…

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In My Shoes | Tamara Mellon | Book Review

March 24, 2014

in my shoes tamara mellon book review

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SUBJECT: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CANDIDNESS: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

All we ladies know how much we covet our Christian Loboutins, Manolo Blahniks, Alexander McQueen and Jimmy Choos. But the kind of reverence Jimmy Choos commands from us is simply indispensable. We cr…

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Pendulum | Sarang Kawade | Book Review

February 28, 2014

pendulum sarang kawade book review

By for Sarang Kawade

CONCEPT: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

These days when you browse through top online bookstores or visit any of the brick & mortar bookstores, you don’t come across many poetry books. It is therefore quite astounding and impressive w…

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Lajja: Shame | Taslima Nasrin | Book Review

February 27, 2014

lajja shame taslima sasrin book review

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PLOT: 5/5

RESEARCH: 5/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

History teaches us that religion has been one of the most compelling reasons behind many of the great wars, and a consequence of most religious wars is an exodus of natives who have been conquered; the exodus of I…

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Two Winters and 365 Days | Anuradha Prasad | Book Review

February 5, 2014

two winters and 365 days anuradha prasad book review

By  for Anuradha Prasad

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Reading a debut author’s work is always a bit of an adventure, whether that adventure will fulfil what one is seeking or will it turn into a mere disappointment, is jus…

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English Bites | Manish Gupta | Book Review

September 26, 2013

english bites manish gupta book review

By  for Manish Gupta

SUBJECT: 4/5

RELEVANCE: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

English is the world’s local language. As of 2012, 1.4 billion people used English, either as a primary, or as a secondary language. This number is only increasing every year. Its rise to pr…

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