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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Best books from Indian States

Brooklyn magazine last month published an amazing map of USA with the best book from each of the states of USA. When I started the list, I was very happy as first first 2 states were Alabama and Alaska and their corresponding books were To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee and Into the…

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Book Review: Slow… by Digonta Bordoloi

In his debut book Slow, Digonta sets the story in the most picturesque and beautiful places of North-East India. Slow is the story of Baba and his family who moves to various towns of the region, thanks to the Government job of Baba’ s father. As the tittle suggests, the author is in no hurry…

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2014 Goodreads Challenge: Half-way Through

I had a decent run in 2013, if not amazing. I managed 26 books and completed my modest target of 25 book a year. I also managed to complete my target of reading atleast 10 books originated from India (I read 12). I think in the busy lives we have, if we can manage 25…

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Book Review: Cuckold by Kiran Nagarkar

“Don’t deny yourself the pleasure of reading this book“, a friend told me while discussing this book. Well, that statement was good enough to sell this book to me. There was also another thing about the discussion. I didn’t know what Cuckold meant. Like a good ambassador of my generation, I googled it and stumbled…

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J is for Jhumpa Lahiri #GuestPost

This post is contributed by S. She doesn’t write too often, but when she writes, she does it brilliantly. You can check her Blog here. Jhumpa Lahiri is most well known for her book, The Namesake which turned out to become a mainstream movie by Mira Nair. So let me start this post with a little…

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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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And The Bookers’ Goes to! Past Winners from India #AtoZChallenge

My theme for #AtoZChallenge is Indian Writing in English. Here is my first post    The fact is that all of the Indian authors who have won Man Booker Prize are alive and healthy. That shows that India arrived on Bookers’ rader little later than expected. It all started with Salman Rushdie extra-ordinary  narration in Mid-night’s Children. He…

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