The Aunt who wouldn’t Die by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay is famous for his quirky, entertaining short stories and novellas in Bangla. The Aunt who wouldn't die is a novella that serves as a perfect example of his writing style. It is a translated edition of Goynar Baksho, and the translation has been beautifully done by Arunava Sinha who is one of the... Continue Reading →

Murder in Paharganj by Kulpreet Yadav

Murder mystery is a universally loved genre and equally hard to write because there are multiple elements that could go wrong with it. Especially because mystery lovers are ruthless if a crime fiction disappoints. Kulpreet Yadav's latest was almost on the verge of disappointment. The book has a promising start wherein a foreign national is... Continue Reading →

The Haunted Library by Tanya Kirk

I am still spooked out by some of the stories in this book. I think I might have been scarred for life. Libraries, books and manuscripts might haunt me forever. And obviously Tanya Kirk has done a brilliant job in compiling such varied and excellently written short stories by eminent as well as not-so-eminent writers.... Continue Reading →

Carnival of Monsters (S.C.R.E.A.M. #2) by Andrew Beasley

If I had to recommend a mystery / thriller for children, teens as well as adults, then this would be it. A book that is not supremely scary yet makes for a perfect Halloween Week read. One can easily remark that Andrew Beasley is one of the best contemporary children's story writer. S.C.R.E.A.M. is a... Continue Reading →

Ruskin Bond’s latest wins Atta Galatta- Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize 2017

Ruskin Bond, India's most loved and popular English writer, won Atta Galatta- Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize 2017 (non-fiction) for his latest book, Lone Fox Dancing : My Autobiography, published by Speaking Tiger. Akshaya Mukul, head of the jury, said, "Brutally candid, Bond’s autobiography is the complex story of the not-always happy life of the... Continue Reading →

The Whole Shebang by Lalita Iyer

'In equal parts badass and equal parts poignant. I can't recommend it enough.' ~Aditi Mittal So women have problems. We all know that! No, wait. I am not talking about misogyny, patriarchy, gender stereotyping, molestation, female infanticide, etc. These are issues that we have completely normalised and accepted. However, women have various other problems too... Continue Reading →

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