• Book Review – Chronicles of Kali – Prithvi Raj Banerjee

    A fantasy/fiction novel that lures the reader into a parallel world of ferocious Subterranean Asurs plotting and planning to enslave the entire human race. Kali the protagonist, a regular teenager, soon learns of her supernatural abilities after which her life gets swept up in a whirlwind of cosmic adventure along with her companions; an ageless comrade, an unsuspecting mother and an enlightened master who help in fulfilling her destiny. The journey unfolds some thrilling mysteries across geographies; from the city of Angels – Los Angeles to our very own ancient Varanasi. An interesting read that cleverly clubs together history, adventure, and fantasy.

  • Book Review – The Elephants in the Room – Suraj Laxminarayanan

    A ragtag group of friends are planning a bank heist to end their cash crunch. Novices to crime, they are driven more by emotions than skill – their plan seems fool proof, or so they think. In another part of the city, a gang of seasoned dacoits has botched up a job and now owes money to the local crime lord. They have to either pay up or pay for it with their lives – and time is running out … In a bizarre twist of fate, both these groups are brought face-to-face. Trapped in a situation beyond the realm of their planning and experience, they must think on their…

  • Book Review – A Drizzle in the Desert – P C Balasubramanian

    Abhi has no reasons to complain – he lives in the Land of the Dreams, the United States of America. He is working in a large retail conglomerate and has the trust and respect of his management. He is being offered the opportunity to set up India operations for the company. His best friend from IIT is his colleague. He is married to the girl he loves. And he has an angel for a daughter. And yet, he suddenly finds his life spiraling down. His wife Anjali suspects him of having an affair with his bestie, Deepali, who is undergoing marital problems. And she does not like Abhi’s father Sundaram…

  • Author Talks with Kavita Basi – the Author of ‘Room 23’

    Kavita Basi had a wonderful life—a job she enjoyed, a wonderful family, and seemingly perfect health. Then an unexpected event took place and turned her entire world upside down. In Room 23, Basi chronicles her time suffering from a subarachnoid hemorrhage—bleeding in the area of the skull surrounding the brain. With this diagnosis, Basi went from being healthy and happy to battling a condition with a 50 percent mortality rate. Following her challenging journey through near death and recovery, this memoir takes an exciting, interactive approach, using QR codes within the chapters so readers can transport themselves to the timeline of what Basi was doing at each moment of her experience,…

  • Book Review – The Forbidden Quest Of Mysore – Puneeth JH

    Book Review – The Forbidden Quest Of Mysore – Puneeth JH Genre: Historical Fiction/ Suspense Published: October 8th 2018 by Half Baked Beans Swathi’s Rating: 4/5 Verdict: A beautiful mix of love, culture, history, politics and many more. Hey guys! For all of you who were searching for a nice Historical Mystery to read – THIS is for you! Read along the Plot and I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did! Plot: Around 1500 a famous astrophysicist Yagnabhatta created an ancient enigma, Gandabaerunda. To protect it from falling into the wrong hands, the great King Krishna Devaraya hid it in Mysore. Ever since then, the chase behind…

  • Book Review – Hungry Gods – Richa Lakhera

    Book Review – Hungry Gods – Richa Lakhera  Genre: Crime Thriller/Drama Published: 20 July 2018 by Rupa Publication Swathi’s Rating: 4/5 Verdict: A Must read Indian Thriller of the recent times. Presenting you my review of this spine chilling Indian writing that I really enjoyed read. This book is supposed to contain many rude scenes, which if presented as a Featured Movie, would have been censored to fit the Indian audience. Being a book gives originality to the plot and does justice to the Genre. Read along the plot and my honest opinions. Plot:  Beaten and brutally raped, her body is never found. However, the killers make one mistake. They…