On Women: Selected Writings

Author: Khushwant Singh Published by: Rupa Publications Year of Publication: 2014 After having read numerous books across all genres, I came across a collection titled On Women: Selected Writings whose title is true to its writing. I feel one writer which is beyond criticism and reviewing is the likes of Khushwant Singh. A man of such …

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The Trees Told Me So

Publisher: Niyogi Books Author: Purva Grover Year of Publication: 2018 Some writings can emerge from just one element which becomes the link for connecting tales. The book The Trees Told Me So by Purva Grover is one such collection of stories whose narrative revolves around the natural element ie Tree. How does one ordinary element that …

Love and Life in Lucknow

Publisher: Niyogi Books Author: Mehru Jaffer Year of Publication: 2018 The first beautiful thing about this book is its judgement by its title and cover. I absolutely loved the grey scale picturesque depiction of the city which Lucknow is. The title has few keywords which make it the perfect title this book could have had —"love, …

Lovestruck

Publisher: Half Baked Beans Publishing Author: Prasupta Roy Editor: Tanya Jain Year of Publication: 2018 Kaatyaani works as an English teacher in a school. She enjoys her job as she finds it both challenging and rewarding. She dreams of excelling in this field and getting some recognition in her life. But, life takes a different turn when …

#Horror

Published by: Scholastic India Year of Publication: 2018   Pre Order Now on Amazon and Flipkart   The fear of the unknown always creates chills! #Horror is synonymous with anything that we can come across with the said hashtag. Try searching! Did you fall off your chair? Scholastic India's recent publication, #Horror, is an anthology, where …

Chalk & Duster

Publisher: Half Baked Beans Publishing Author: Dev Ayan Editor: Tanya Jain Year of Publication: 2018   A high school kid Arjun who suddenly forms an intimate bond with his new teacher, Vishnu Gupta. Raghav, a rag picker, finds a bottle one day and decides to do something with it, something different. A notorious kid, Ramesh, suddenly has to …

From Quetta to Delhi: A Partition Story

Author: Reena Nanda Publisher: Bloomsbury Year of Publication: 2018 The stories of partition have come to me in the form of 'kissey-kahaniya' by elderly people in the family, who had their ties and associations, and now are only a memory which brings tears in their eyes. The Indian independence and subsequent separation of a common …