The Panchatheertha is a satirical revision of sections 1 and 2 of The Panchatantra written by Vishnu Sharma. What holds the plot together is the manner of storytelling that Rajiv Mittal aces to perfection. The story unfolds with a moderate pace and in a gradual, though not necessarily chronological, manner.
30+ Everything is a short read which mostly comprises of anecdotes, musings, rantings, funny tales and experiences that are born as a result of the author’s interaction with her surroundings. Expect a generous dose of worldly wisdom, general observations, philosophical musings and well-intentioned gyan.
Dissected by Naveen Kakkar takes us on a fun-filled roller coaster ride that is a medical college. It shatters our many pre-conceived notions about medical students and life at the campus. The book is a rather short read written with a generous dose of wit and humour.
Hate in the Time of Malaria is a collection of five screenplays that stands for the idea of inversion and apposition. Comedy is the basic strain that flows through these tales. The stories are built up to multiple climaxes and several twists in the narrative structure.
Forget Not to Laugh is an odd collection of 260 jokes mostly on Sardarjis all under 158 pages. Despite all the fun, Mallick comes with a noble cause. The book closely explains the scientific needs behind laughing on a daily basis. The author’s intention behind writing this collection is to make people aware of the scientific benefits of laughing.
Page 6 and Beyond can be loosely explained as a series of humorous stories that the author serves to her readers as a mirror to her life in America. Combined with her wit and charm, and an applause-worthy attention to detail, Hureen Gandhi manages to create extraordinary stories out of the most ordinary of things.
SUBJECT: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 2/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2/5 My Musings Ads with Adages is a very different and unique kind of book that came my view for review. I had consciously taken a decision to… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 CHARACTERS: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 What is the storyline? The Wickerman Chronicles is a series of hilarious short stories chronicling the various adventures of a character named Vikraman. While the… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX:3/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 The number 33 might not mean a lot to us but in a remote town, in Assam, it means the world to a kid… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4.5/5 CONCEPT: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 Divyamaan is an exceptionally talented writer. Why do I say this? Because of this ceaseless laughter initiator which I was just holding in… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 2/5 CHARACTERS: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 CLIMAX: 2/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5 Marriage in the new age is not that easy. There are egos, there are temperaments and then there are careers, expectations and what… [Continue Reading]
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 “Mrs Funnybones” I can surely vouch for Twinkle Khanna in this… [Continue Reading]