The Call From the Mountains- Himalayan Books Part II

The longing for the mountains are real. There is nothing that can call you from the  farther away than a mountain. They communicate telepathically with the souls they connect with. They were here long before the humans evolved-they have seen it all- from the frozen oceans to the melting glaziers, they know this world better…

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Non-fiction November Recommendations

A lot of readers I know are purely devoted to fiction & they discard non-fiction as boring & irrelevant to their reading appetite. Although my share of non-fiction books has relatively decreased over past several months, I would like to share some of my favorites from recent reads to help you select for Non-fiction November….

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Can’t believe have not read them yet

Until this January, I have not read The Catcher in the Rye. Before December, I only knew that Oscar Wildie is fabulous writer but when I read “The Importance of Being Earnest” , I realized what I was missing. I followed it up with “The Picture of Dorian Gray “.  Last January I read my…

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No one cares about the translator

Just take a minute and think how many Non-English books translated in English that you have enjoyed. The chances are that there are many such books. From the legends like Rabindra Nath Tagore, Leo Tolstoy, Paulo Coelho, Calvino, Kafka to recent wonders like Murakami- they all adored and loved by English readers. But we fail…

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Takeaways from the Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

This was my second consecutive visit to Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF). During my last visit, I reserved myself mostly to the sessions and had little or no interaction with the fellow attendees. But this time, I made sure that I interact and take away more from the largest literary gathering of the world. I visited…

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Book Review: “On Writing” by Stephen King

There are not enough writing talents like Stephen King who seldom takes more than a cigarette’s length (non scientific measurement of time representing a period of time taking to consume a cigarette) to establish the character and its motivation. “On Writing” is a partial memoir and partial writing guide. He does not take more than…

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Best Books from Indian States, Part 2

In this series:  Best Book from India, Part 1 In the part 1 of the series, one of the most debated states were Delhi and Maharastra. While someone pointed out that White Tiger is a trash (that I  dont agree with), others said that it should listed under Bihar (that I somehow agree). Another disagreement…

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Book Review: The Childhood of Jesus by J.M Coetzee

The Childhood of Jesus is a fictional book authored by Nobel prize and twin winner of Man Booker prize, J.M Coetzee. This is the latest release of the South African author, coming in the shelf in late 2013. After reading Disgrace & The Slow man by him, I was very excited to have my hands…

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Getting to know Digonta Bordoloi

“Write from the heart, not what the trend is. Then truly work becomes pleasure. And then, hopefully one day the right readers will find you”, said Digonta, when I asked him for an advice for young writers. That statement sums up Digonta for us, who allowed me to interview him. We ended up discussing books,…

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Book Review: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

“Are you really reading this ? ” said the friend who read the summary of the book. I can’t blame her because summary of the book looks strange. A traveling Salesman transforms into a Bug , i mean, does it sound interesting ?  This is the beauty of Kafka who made a grossly uninteresting topic…

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#ExpectFrom2014 : Books & Literary

2014 is important year for folks of my generation. Important decisions will be made, life will juggle roles, careers will be made or lost, new hopes and expectations will replace the old one. Here, I have started a small series #ExpectFrom2014 I am looking forward for great year ahead for the Books. Here is my Expectations…

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Goodreads Reading Challenge 2013, Half-year Report

For the first time, I took the reading challenge,simply to keep me motivated to read more. (Its not that I don’t enjoy doing it ) Here is my Half Year Result : Original Challenge: 25 books a Year Number of Books Completed: 12 Percentage of Completion: 48% The Details of my books are as under…

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