Category: Biblio

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A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

The difference between a good book and a great book is very small; it depends on the fragile balance of a captivating story and fluid prose. A Fine Balance by Rohinton...

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Top 5 Books Banned In India

The Indian government has always made pretentious claims about idealism and socialism, yet goes on banning books – a distortion of the freedom of expression...

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A Visit to the Delhi Book Fair, 2012

For true bibliophiles, Delhi book fair could surely be called as a paradise on Earth. The aura inside the fair was mesmerising for whereever you might look you would...

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Chetan Bhagat’s What Young India Wants

While my friends were making plans to see Salman Khan’s latest blockbuster, I was all set with my coffee mug to step into Chetan Bhagat’s world. “What Young India...

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Khushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan

Historically, we are all aware of the partition of 1947, the splitting of India and Pakistan, a violent episode that led to the death of millions of people and the...

Book Review: The Brief Wonderful Life of Oscar Wao

“It’s like a fucking knife in me”, said Junot Díaz, on the pressure to produce a follow-up to his 1996 short story collection Drown,  that released to explosive...

Book Review: The Buddha of Suburbia

Sometime before the world began perceiving him as a once-brilliant success-cliché who’d simply gone stark raving mad and taken to penning scathing novellas about...

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Spell & Bound Bookshop and Café: A review

The musky smell of crisp, new paper emanating from stacks upon stacks of titles sinks in the moment you enter Spell & Bound Bookshop and Café, the newest place to...

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Book Review: Uncle Tungsten

Memories of a Chemical Boyhood Author : Oliver Sacks From his earliest days, Oliver Sacks, the distinguished neurologist who is also one of the most remarkable...