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! 

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

BookWorms are here!



Hey guys... there are many websites on the internet which go on producing quality book reviews for the lovers of books and literature. However, how many of the websites actually appeal to the visitors aesthetically as well as content-wise? We have traced websites (relatively new) - BookWorm Reviews. The websites will certainly go on becoming one of the best book reviews blogs in India! Are you ready to know more about it? 

Sunday, 10 June 2018

The History of Sexuality by Foucault

This book, to be frank, does nothing more than letting the readers know exactly what it claims - 'when' of the sexual discourse. Victorian regime came up with the idea of secrecy and a kind of censorship which brought upon an unholy 'holistic' idea. Sex and sexuality need not be discussed in the public as it might damage the understanding of people and it will bring a horrible situation in the society. Sexuality only happened to exist freely after the advent of modernism and then post-modernism and then the freedom. 

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Vanity Fair by William Thackeray



How many of us actually read this novel without compulsion? I guess that will be about 20%, maybe... Vanity Fair is a bulky novel and it has some hardcore writing which cannot be tolerated by the casual readers who want to enjoy the juice without tasting even a single seed going inside the mouth with the liquid. On the other hand, for the classic readers who are hardcore readers themselves, Vanity Fair will certainly prove to be one masculine novel with a female leading the characters... Rebecca... and no other person affects the minds of the readers in this novel like she does.