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Rachna Chhabria

India’s freedom struggle told through the life of a little girl

A story relevant for all times. A book I would urge people to read, a book worthy of being read more than once.

28 Oct 2018 12:57 AM

A touching story of love, longing and sacrifices in showbiz

The book falls short of a literary masterpiece and that is not because of its flawed heroine.

30 Sep 2018 1:42 AM

A racy read with lots of laugh-out-loud moments

The story is extremely readable, the credit for it goes to the decent writing style.

02 Sep 2018 12:10 AM

It’s racy, interesting, revealing a wonderful new world to readers

If the story was told only from Zarin’s point of view, the chances of monotony creeping in were high.

12 Aug 2018 12:51 AM

Definitely not an edge of the seat thriller

The slow pace of the book is a big letdown as are the innumerable characters who flit in and out of the story.

17 Jun 2018 1:38 AM

The lives of two women in times of apartheid

The second flashback is that of Sylvie’s, when her story takes precedence.

03 Jun 2018 2:07 AM

Fear: The lietmotif that runs through the narrative

Usually, I am able guess the ending of a thriller halfway through the book, but here I couldn’t do so.

22 Apr 2018 2:21 AM

A book that helps children befriend animals & birds

The two animals on the cover are the buffalo calves, Bela and Baadal, who are part of the last story, The Gift.

08 Apr 2018 1:39 AM

Magically unreal with a touch of absurd

Magic realism is a difficult genre to pull off but Paralkar has managed to do so with aplomb.

25 Mar 2018 12:45 AM

An ode to Bharatnatyam, in prose

Watching Shekhar portray the protagonist, Arjun, Vatsala gets mesmerised by his performance.

21 Jan 2018 7:09 AM