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Kushalrani Gulab

Laughter, emails and adventures of young girlfriends

If at all you’re floundering in sadness, read To Night Owl From Dogfish. I guarantee it’ll get you laughing again.

14 Jul 2019 7:58 AM

When you need to accept death, read this to save your life

Puri’s mother is an anesthesiologist, and Sunita and her younger brother grew up in a household steeped in medicine.

16 Jun 2019 7:04 AM

You are responsible for your worldview, keep it simple

The pieces in Mouth Full of Blood are categorised into three parts: the political, Black matters, and Morrison on her books.

20 May 2019 6:29 AM

Boring fantasy struggles to come of age

All is well with Shui — or as well as life can be for a teenager — when a new girl joins the school.

03 Mar 2019 2:15 AM

A #MeToo story, but not exactly sparkling

Anshu, the heroine, is a strong woman, a successful businessperson, a woman who’s been through pain and loss.

16 Dec 2018 12:09 AM

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Queen Victoria the person,not just the Crown

Taylor’s proof that Victoria personally had a stronger influence on India than has ever been acknowledged before essentially lies in three things.

25 Nov 2018 12:36 AM

Zusak’s stories within stories delight, thrill, hurt

The Murderer now lives by the banks of a river. The old bridge across the river has been washed away; he wants to build a new bridge.

04 Nov 2018 12:33 AM

A love story of two boys told simply

This is a book about how relationships are formed, what it takes to sustain them, and how to keep them going even when the future is uncertain.

28 Oct 2018 12:54 AM

A nostalgic touch to children’s adventures

So it’s an apprehensive bunch of children who step off the train at the village.

23 Sep 2018 2:06 AM

A lovely story, but feels unreal

It would be a book firmly anchored in place and time, solid as only a feast can be.

09 Sep 2018 12:13 AM

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A brilliant concept ruined by poor execution

It’s hard to place a book like this. On the one hand, the point of the story is awesome.

19 Aug 2018 12:30 AM

Unravelling the mystery around Bhagwan Rajneesh

Sheela eventually plea-bargained a 39-month prison sentence, and after that was served, shifted to Europe to pull her life together post Rajneesh.

17 Jun 2018 1:41 AM

Lucid but flawed snapshots of life

But the story I most enjoyed — and this is personal — was “Possessed”, about Prof.

03 Jun 2018 2:18 AM

Hilarious and gripping adventure

The book is Dev Sen’s diary-ish account of her 1977 trip to Tawang.

13 May 2018 6:16 AM

Poignant stories in old-fashioned style

The first few stories in the book were not what I expected at all. They were amusing...

29 Apr 2018 1:22 AM

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Books review: An edgy mystery with no crime

Seventeen is about Yuuki, a 57-year-old reporter with a small local newspaper, the North Kanto Times, in a provincial backwater in Japan.

15 Apr 2018 2:32 AM

A deeply researched thriller on ISIS

The thriller aspect of the book is fairly thrill-less but by the time the plan to get Zahi out is ready, you do feel invested in her escape.

11 Mar 2018 12:26 AM

Celebrating the spirit of Mumbai

Communal riots break out the next day, the city in a frenzy of bloodletting created by politicians enjoying the show on their TVs.

04 Feb 2018 7:31 AM

Hankering for a deep read? Get Shikari

The translation is very good, despite the translator’s fears about bringing this complex and densely-written Kannada book to another audience.

14 Jan 2018 2:58 AM

A book born out of curiosity over spices

Reshii eventually solved the kalpasi mystery, but it is her descriptions of situations like this that make her book so very engaging.

03 Dec 2017 1:02 AM

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