When I Was Husbandless by Ritika Madaan is a short and simple read. Expect a book that will make you take a trip down the memory lane. Expect a book that finds humour in everyday situations and finally expect a book that would relate to you as a woman.
The story of I Also Slept with Rashmi Verma is based in a New Delhi college campus where the author is hopelessly in love with a girl called Rashmi Verma. She is shown as a loose character who just about sleeps with everyone except the author.
Tulsiprasad Bandhopadhyay: The Next MLA! is a book that is unique in content and manages to tickle a funny bone or two in the reader. Expect a book that is a political satire but one which plays on a much lighter note than a reader would usually expect.
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 read as many non-fictions as I can this year. Hence when this book came my way for review, I was […]
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 adventures are not continuous, in that they do not follow a sequence of timelines or similar settings, but are all […]
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 who ponders over his life and the dreaded number which he needs in his board examinations to pass; to be […]