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

Chronicles of Dearth – Three Gods Two mistakes

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...there lived three Gods named Amar, Akbar and Anthony. Now this happened much before Dearth was filled with Insanes, when it was called Buxom. The three Gods were great friends and had a blast attending cloud-room dance parties thrown by Gods in the neighbouring star systems. In one such party, The Goddess of 100 hands

Chronicles of Dearth : The case of missing Yaun-doms

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....there was a planet called Dearth. The dominant specie on the planet was called Insane (pronounced In-saan*). The name of the planet had seen better days but Insanes had squeezed out all of the planet's resources and thus a resolution was passed to change the name of the planet to commemorate the achievement. An interesting

My guest post on Bhavia’s Blog – The Utopian Indian Society

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Strange things were happening in India. It was smeared on television. There were heated debates. Astrologers were shrieking about doomsday. People were terrified and desperately trying to seek solace in their Gods, unaware of the fact that God himself was responsible for their unbelievable situation. He was laughing uproariously. How did I know? We had a code

The Cage

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I was sitting on a mat spread lazily on the lush green grass surrounding India Gate when the cage appeared for the first time. It was a sunny winter afternoon and I was in a mood to sketch. My ten months old son was sleeping in a pram besides me while I had sent my

The Book Thief

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"When everything was quiet. I went up to the corridor and the curtain of the living room was open just a crack....I could see outside. I watched, only for a few seconds." He had not seen the outside world for twenty-two months. There was no anger or reproach. "How did it look?" Max lifted his

I love you too

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First of all, my apologies to everyone for not being a very regular reader of the posts of all my buddies for quite some time now. The reason being that I have shifted base to a new place and my office is an (un)comfortable two hours drive from my home. So, I end up being in the lap

A Thousand Splendid Suns – Book Review

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One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls. While I was reading The Kite Runner, I wondered how much pain the author himself had to go through in his life to write this story? Its said that you can't understand the pain