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Rachna Chhabria

Book Review | So many reasons to love these proud women of Jasmine Villa...

Wajid puts her heroines through emotional turmoil. The writing is decent with good surprise twists in the plot that take the readers unaware

28 May 2023 12:10 AM

Book Review | The cut-throat world of momfluencers

Raichand has taken a contemporary theme, that of the fiercely competitive world of social media influencers, and weaved a neat story.

30 Apr 2023 12:15 AM

Book Review | Florid, lurid, turgid mountaineering fantasy

The Forsaken Wilderness is the story of Barkat Singh Randhawa, a civil engineer by profession.

09 Apr 2023 12:25 AM

Book Review | A captivating account of India’s biggest museum heist

Review of 'The Hyderabad Heist' by Sharmishtha Shenoy.

19 Feb 2023 12:44 AM

Book Review | Fast-paced noir thriller hard not to enjoy

Review of 'Manjhi’s Mayhem' by Tanuj Solanki

29 Jan 2023 12:51 AM


Book Review | Hefty and immersive, whydunit leaves questions in wake

Review of 'Lady Joker, Volume One' by Kaoru Takamura

11 Dec 2022 1:40 AM

Book Review | Zarifa’s compelling story rips Taliban’s Iron Curtain

Zarifa’s childhood memories consist of watching videos with the volume turned off and curtains drawn

15 Oct 2022 10:49 PM

Book Review | Mazda & the allure of Persian mythology...

The story starts with a thief breaking into the British museum to steal the Cyrus Cylinder, a relic of Cyrus the Great who ruled Persia

11 Sep 2022 1:51 AM

Yusuf of Peshawar who spotted talent, changed lives...

A few chapters into the book I had warmed up to the man people called the thespian

14 Aug 2022 12:02 AM

Book Review | Vivid, madcap stories with open endings

Mauzo’s stories not just embrace unconventional themes, they also border on the bizarre, but the best thing is their open-endings

03 Jul 2022 5:11 PM


24 startling stories begging to be reread...

'Over the Edge' is like having an entire meal of short-eats or starters, each snack is fulfilling and tasty by itself

18 Jun 2022 11:56 PM

Book Review | Soulful debut holds mirror to fragile mom-daughter tie

The mirror is not just a something to see one’s reflection in, it’s also symbolic of looking deep into one’s soul

08 May 2022 11:59 AM

Book Review | Soulful debut holds mirror to fragile mom-daughter tie

The main character Noomi Wadia is a sharp-tongued, quick-tempered, bright Parsi woman

08 May 2022 11:22 AM

Book Review | Unflinching look at custom and caste

Never has a book affected me as much as Vultures did

10 Apr 2022 12:15 AM

Book review | A mermaid’s story told in poetic prose, with eye catching artwork

The story is told from the point of view of Ila, a half-woman, half-mermaid

06 Mar 2022 2:38 AM


Book Review | Feline mystique! How one cat can change your world

It’s a collection of essays and fictions by cat lovers

20 Feb 2022 2:02 AM

Book Review | Geeky startup ideator cheekily observes patriarchy

Anam’s pen has a flair for infusing humour into the storytelling, which jogged at a steady pace

25 Sep 2021 11:26 PM

Rachna Chhabria | Spooky treats that aim to please

By the time I finished reading the first story, I had built up a voracious appetite for the remaining tales

11 Aug 2021 1:42 AM

Book Review | What it means to be a family and other profound secrets

During her visit to Banaras, Yamuna manages to sneak some family letters from her grandfather’s files

01 Aug 2021 2:10 AM

Book REVIEW | How Mowgli grew up, grew old and loved his mothers

The book chronicles Daniel’s journey in life, from the jungle to civilisation, from childhood till his sixties

06 Dec 2020 10:03 AM