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

Reviews of False Ceilings and the Grilling

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It has been little over a month since my novel was launched. The reviews started trickling in around two weeks back and have been mostly positive. The reviewers have been generous in praising the story, the characters, prose and the descriptions. Writing a family saga had its own challenges but I enjoyed each and every

Ask me a question

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Hi Everyone,  All of us have many questions while we are reading a book. Of course we usually do not have the author at our disposal to ask those questions. So, I am providing you the opportunity to do so completely muft! muft! muft! Many of you might have read False Ceilings by now or

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

Novel Updates

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So one fine Sunday, I was able to sort out the jalebis of my life and parcelled my novel to a few publication houses. I was Gung-ho initially but started getting cold feet the moment I inserted fresh crisp A4 sheets in the printer. I turned into Gollum and my twin personalities started fighting. "It's

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