Book Review – Anya’s Lyric

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I have known Nikhil Kumar ever since I started blogging 8 years back. I knew him as the funny guy – someone who was (and is) capable of making me laugh uproariously with his witty blog posts. So, imagine my surprise when I started reading this novel of his, which was a poignant tale of

The Devil is in the Details

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Many a times when we read a book, we often wonder at the lack of detailing about the era in which the characters lived. We wonder why the characters were not more fleshed out in terms of being synced with the times they drew breath in. For example, consider an old man lying on a

Novel Updates – II

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Yes, there was a Novel Update - I and it came out in February. You can read it here - http://mashedmusings.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/novel-updates/ My life has always followed a pattern. Every fabulous news is accompanied by a disaster. It is God's way of telling me that I cannot have it all, that he will never ever let me

Guardian Angels – Book Review

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A few days back I was surprised to find a mail from Rohit Gore asking me if I would be interested in reviewing his latest novel. I had no idea how to react. I do not read much of Indian authors because of Chetan-o-phobia. I know I am generalizing here and that is why I

Its time I answer some questions

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I have been mercilessly tagged and awarded in the last one year. Ok. I was awarded only twice and tagged twice but I like to think that it was merciless. Feels good. And its my bloody blog so I will define what merciless means here. I ignored the tags and awards for a long time but

The Director’s Cut

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I am a director. My vision has given wings to stories, flesh to characters and panache to words. I do not have a cinematographer, a costume designer, an art director, a make-up artist, a special effects supervisor. I do that myself. Alone. I have the power to dissolved away my surroundings. I have the power to be

Just Married Please Excuse

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To be honest, enjoying reading modern Indian writers is a bit of a rarity for me. Whisking aside books that have made a big impact worldwide like The God of Small Things, Interpreter of Maladies, Midnight's Children, The Inheritance of Loss to name a few, I do not enjoy picking up an Indian author. Maybe

Best Eateries for Bookworms – III

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It has been ages since I have picked up the Best Eateries for Bookworms series. You can read the last two instalments here – Best Eateries for Bookworms – I Best Eateries for Bookworms – II In the last few years, I have read some brilliant books. I have branched out my interests into fantasy

Best Eateries for bookworms – II

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Related read - Best Eateries for Bookworms - I In Part I, I had listed 15 of my favorite books, but since then I have read a number of books which I have found equally unputdownable. So, here is another list of 15 of my favorites in alphabetical order. If you like reading fiction, they