Sankalpita Singh

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins | Book Review

PLOT: 5/5 CHARACTERS: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 It was the year 2012 and I was cooling my heels off at my family home in Agra. With little work my hands on, I was desperately relying on Facebook and the ‘Game of Thrones’ series to spend my time. Just then, it …

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Message from a Hidden Past

Message from a Hidden Past | Jos Rogiers | Book Review

SUBJECT: 3.5/5 RESEARCH: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 HISTORICAL VALUE: 2.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5 Imagine you get up in the morning, step out of your house to relish the freshly settled morning dew on your bougainvillaea and begonias, and you come across a book at your doorstep, a rather mysterious looking manuscript written by a dwarf. …

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Buck A Memoir by M.K. Asante

Buck: A Memoir | M.K. Asante | Book Review

PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 Zimbabwe-born American author, filmmaker, producer M.K. Asante is a household name in the United States. Son of the widely known Molefi Kete Asante, the famous African American scholar, historian and philosopher, best known for his work on African-American studies and writings on Afro-centricity, …

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Thundergod The Ascendance of Indra

Thundergod: The Ascendance of Indra | Rajiv Menon | Book Review

PLOT: 3.5/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5 Among the plethora of mythological fiction authors that have swarmed the local bookstores and online retailers, some manage to make their mark in the world of literature, some manage to pass by as just another me-too and a few others come and go …

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Missing Varrun by Amar Agarwala

Missing Varrun | Amar Agarwala | Book Review

PLOT: 3.5/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 CLIMAX: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything,” says the famous and one of most versatile Canadian American actor, producer and activist, Michael J. Fox. His is not the only opinion of such form, for we all know what family is and what …

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Delhi Is Not Far by Ruskin Bond

Delhi Is Not Far | Ruskin Bond | Book Review

DELHI IS NOT FAR IS ONE OF RUSKIN BOND’S BEST WORKS PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 As will be the case with most of the people who grew up in the 1990s, a major chunk of my childhood too was spent on watching Doordarshan sponsored children television programs. …

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The Kings Harvest by Chetan Raj Shrestha

The King’s Harvest | Chetan Raj Shrestha | Book Review

PLOT: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 CLIMAX: 3 /5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 I remember it was the summer of 1996; my aunt was newly married and still living with us when her tall, dark, handsome knight in shining armour came to stay with us (read stay with her) for two weeks. It was a …

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Pow! Mo Yan

POW! | Mo Yan | Book Review

PLOT: 2/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 CLIMAX: 2.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5 “Wise Monk, where I come from people call children who boast and lie a lot ‘Powboys’, but every word in what I’m telling you is the unvarnished truth.” Just as the author, I too would like to present my opinion in all honesty. …

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Kasab The Face of 26/11 Rommel Rodrigues

Kasab: The Face of 26/11 | Rommel Rodrigues | Book Review

SUBJECT: 4/5 RESEARCH: 4/5 RELEVANCE: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 Throughout modern Indian history, there have been some events which have forever left a cavity so deep, that even the mighty Arabian Sea cannot attempt to fill it in its lifetime. One such atrocious disfigurement of the beautiful face of our Mother India …

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The Redeemers Suresh Taneja

The Redeemers | Suresh Taneja | Book Review

PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5 CLIMAX: 2.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5 Suresh Taneja’s The Redeemers shows you an ideal India of 2030. It gives you hope and the power to dream; it is inspiring, but in the end, it gives an idealist way and not a perfect way to fight corruption. The book was …

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