3/3: A Trio-Ship by Mahidharnath Sesetti is the story of three friends and their struggles at college with exam pressure as a central theme. Other themes include striving for a stable job, aspiring for a government job, job security and gender bias and discrimination at the workplace.
Vyom and the Royal Weapon is a fascinating tale about a global organisation that promotes international cooperation and strives to establish world peace. It is an unputdownable and exciting read about fierce combats resting on Indian tradition and myth that can be read from cover to cover.
Life Takes a You-Turn is all about strong women and the roles they play in maintaining the fine balance between bliss and battle. It is written in a lucid and easy to understand style of writing though, the language may, at instances, seem a bit too simple.
Parting of the Strangers and Other Stories is a collection of sixteen odd short stories written mostly in the first-person narrator “I”. The plots are clean with very little cluttering. It mentions only what is absolutely necessary and required to allow for the stories to flow smoothly through.
The subtitle of the book suggests “story behind the walls” and it is this that College Diaries is precisely about. It is highly insightful into student life and activities that will be relatable to all graduates regardless of which institute they studied from. The plot is highly emotional with multiple climaxes that constantly build up the tension.
The Seventh Cup has a moderate pace which keeps increasing with each passing chapter. Though quick, it is not difficult to keep up either. It is a fusion of a psychological thriller, suspense thriller and rom-com. It is the humour that holds the story together which is light and touchy.
PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTER: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 The prologue to The Dravidian opens with a scene from the Ramayana when Hanuman is worried about saving Laxman’s life and goes to Upa Vaidya in Lanka. He gives Hanuman a tonic that helps save Laxman’s life. Indebted to Hanuman for his prompt […]
PLOT: 3/5 CHARACTER: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 “Europa” opens with a tantalising scene of Captain Sparks, completely consumed by lust, finds himself in the mouth of the most feared fictional creature of outer space- the Ulugu. Set in the year 2250, Captain Sparks is getting ready to be the star […]
PLOT: 4.5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 Major world events don’t happen overnight. In fact, any major event does not happen overnight. They do not arise out of silly tiffs between indecipherable opponents. They are the gruesome outcome of the building up of tensions over a very long period of […]
PLOT: 3.5/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 The dazzling lights, the boisterous crowd, excited family and friends and all the shenanigans brighten up the atmosphere of yet another big fat Indian wedding that entwines two families together. As everyone, from both the families, leaves no stone unturned to make sure […]
PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 Opening on the premises of an engineering college inaugural programme, “The Final Year Project” introduces the reader to a bunch of male friends who are in their final year and want to make the most of it. While making memories is on the […]
Plot: 3.5/5 Writing Style: 4/5 Characters: 3.5/5 Climax: 4/5 Entertainment Quotient: 4/5 In this debut collection of 23 odd poems, Bani Marathe speculates unpretentiously about love, life and existence in simple vernacular English. “Reminiscence” is a refreshing collection from a female perspective. It mentions about adoration through the eyes of a woman who has a […]