• Book Review | Till We Meet Again ~ Shibaji Bose

    Aryan is a young man with an extra-ordinary zeal to discover himself. His tryst with destiny begins when his father becomes the victim of political violence. He is suddenly the man of the house. In trying to bring together his breaking family, and win back their family home, he experiences life through encounters with some incredible women. Rhea helps inculcate a sense of purpose in his life. Kavya is vivacious, Flirty and sensuous, who makes him bolder. Priya teaches him lessons none else could have, and Ahana is an innocent poet at heart, who makes him shed the garb of the hermit. Till we meet again is a story of…

  • Book Review – Raavanputr Meghnad ~ Kevin Missal

    This is the story of the greatest warrior in the Ramayana. Meghnad was the perfect son of the tyrannical king — Raavan. Ever since his childhood, he was taught one thing: to be ruthless. Honed by the greatest gurus, Meghnad grew up to be the conqueror of Amravati, the capital of the Devas. He battled Lord Indra. He defeated Lord Ram. But then … he fell in love. Her name was Prameela and she was a Naga princess. And she knew something that no one did: the truth behind Lady Sita’s abduction. But this story is not about the Ramayana. This is about the greatest warrior of all time who…

  • Book Review – The Sinners ~ Sourabh Mukherjee

    The Sinners by Sourabh Mukherjee Genre: Mystery & Thriller Published: November 11th 2019 by Srishti Publishers Swathi’s Rating: 3.5/5 About the Book: Vikram Oberoi is found dead in his penthouse. A few hours ago, his involvement in a sex scandal in NexGen Technologies made headlines across the world. Who is behind the sinister conspiracy that destroyed Vikram Oberoi, the philandering India Head of NexGen? Rivals within and outside the firm? One of his many jilted lovers or the miffed wife? A mysterious conspirator laying out honey traps to sabotage his plans? Or, is it the ghost of a sinful past that continues to haunt the Oberois? Swathi’s Thoughts: The story…

  • Book Review – Your Truth or Mine? | Trisha Sahklecha

    At their wedding Mia and Roy Kapoor promised to love and cherish each other. Whilst not perfect, their marriage is sacred and their commitment absolute. But a knock at the door changes everything when Roy is questioned over the disappearance of a young woman. As Roy and Mia’s life unravels, they must question everything they know about each other if their marriage is to survive. But what if the real truth is not what they, or you, think?

  • Book Review – A Useful Death | Sriram Chellapilla

    Aspiring actress Priya is dead. It’s a suicide, and rumour has it that Anil, son of politician and former Telugu-movie superstar Mohan Krishna, drove her to it. Just another film-industry scandal? Or something bigger, much bigger? Partha, hired by Mohan Krishna’s family to handle the crisis, thinks so. Why won’t such a powerful father defend his son, Partha wonders. Is there an intra-family war? Whose interests are playing out in the media and on social media? Is a political game afoot or is this all connected to Mohan Krishna’s own dubious past? And why are student unions getting involved? Even as Partha and his associates, Seema and Harish, confront the…

  • 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…