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Kushalrani Gulab

Studies of hypochondria, polyamory fail to carry flimsy story

Real life has no logic, I know. But good fiction does, and I found very little logic in the telling of this story.

18 Aug 2019 3:27 AM

Bittersweet, if solipsistic, musings on mortality

Iyer explains what he's doing with his newest manuscript in his usual roundabout style.

28 Jul 2019 3:33 AM

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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