Thursday, 20 September 2018

Are you ready for Suraj Laxminarayanan's debut thriller? Elephants in the Room to be launched soon

Readers, the stage is almost ready for the launch of this month's or rather this year's much-awaited novel in the crime & thriller genre - Suraj Laxminarayanan's Elephants in the Room - a novel where the robbers are pulled into a tug of war and ultimately, the conclusion stuns them all! As of now, the book is set to be launched on September 24, 2018. There are the readers, including many from our group as well, waiting for this book to become available online on platforms like Amazon Flipkart so that we buy and read the book. Yes, there are also many lucky ones who had the opportunity to become the advance readers of the book, pre-launch. 

Monday, 10 September 2018

Indicting Goliath - Lal Bhatia's explosive autobiography

Lal Bhatia's debut book or rather an expose on how does the system function in the United States of America, Indicting Goliath, has been launched in July and it has been creating a very strong and engaging buzz in the public. Not just because the book reveals sinister plot to indict and get Mr Bhatia punished shrewdly but also because the author has exposed how the judges, officials in FBI and crime branch and even the politicians are hand in gloves with the crime lords who are involved in money laundering, black money mafias and even the deadly sins. In short, Indicting Goliath is a full package which tries to expose the corrupt and entirely unfixable nexus of dishonest and the criminals - in black and white collars! 

Friday, 10 August 2018

The Guide by R. K. Narayan

R. K. Narayan's journey as an Indian English novelist has been full of a certain life, a lively experience which goes on... forever. Since the very beginning of his career, readers must have understood what kind of an author he was destined to become. Narayan's novels, most of them, incline towards Indianness, Indian and India... be it the dilemma of horoscope or the impression of first love or even the desire to leave everything and surrender oneself to God. The Guide, let me tell the readers, is a novel which is complete and also raises several questions. Is life a purgatory? Is Maya real? Is the world an illusion and we have to leave it a day for some upper world? 

Friday, 3 August 2018

Books on our reading list this month - Update

Dear readers, hope you are all ready for the August reading challenge! We are up! For the August month, we have lined up several books and we will brief about those here. Our readers and critics will be reading these books and adding their thoughts, reviews or critical insights into these very soon. What are you reading by the way? 

Monday, 30 July 2018

Making a Poem by Vihang Naik

Poetry reading is always cool. However, just decline the modern terminology which banners poetry as something hot - we are not letting the sensual lines on Instagram and Facebook take the pose as poetry! I only consider meaningful poetry to be the real poetry and today I am talking of a leading India's poet in English, Vihang Naik's collection - Making a Poem. Though the collection is old but he has republished it with the Authors Press publication and that's how I got to read this wonderful collection. I will share my thoughts on the poetry collection today. 

Monday, 23 July 2018

Sikkim in my Love Story by Narsing Nirzat

Sikkim is one of the most beautiful states of India without a doubt and that's why it's the tourist spot likely to be visited when someone plans a trip to north-east India. However, how many of us know about the tradition of Sikkim? How many of us know the real story of Sikkim? How many of us think how did Sikkim age? To all these questions, a recently launched fiction book can be the answer - Sikkim in my Love Story - a collection of short stories by a talented and popular author from Sikkim himself, Narsing Nirzat. His book has nine long-short stories and each has an equal length - 34 pages. 

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

The Forgotten Shivlinga of the Sati Shaktipeeths

Many times, in the recent months, I have been through religious and spiritual books and some of them were highly appreciable and commendable. One such is the title by Pratha Sharma - The Forgotten Shivlinga of the Sati Shaktipeeths. This book traces the trends and the tradition of Shaktipeeths which, according to the author Pratha Sharma, also had the place reserved for Shivlingas! So, what's in the book? Let's review it!