Books and Authors

Wednesday, June 20, 2018ON A QUEST OF FINDING THE SECRETS OF LACTOFERRIN, CULMINATING IN THE AUTHOR’S TOUR DE FORCE

A review of Book 'The secret of the red crystals' authored by Sujata Sharma


Medical research is the foundation of medical science, and it includes research in myriad fields like biology, chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and various specialities. Though research leads to many path-breaking discoveries and developments, but it is the journeys of the researchers that are intriguing and motivating, and are also filled with many hurdles. The author Sujata Sharma comes wi

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018AN IMPRESSIVE JOURNEY OF A JOURNALIST ON THE ROAD TO AUTHORDOM

An exclusive interview with Sohini Bagchi, author of “Road to Cherry Hills”


Sohini Bagchi is a journalist by profession and a writer by passion. A professional doctorate in media studies, she has wielded her pen for media houses such as The Times Group, IDG Media and Hindustan Times. Currently, she works as chief editor with an online media house in Bangalore. She is the author of the book “Road to Cherry Hills”, a romantic fiction that narrates the story of a young wo

 

Thursday, June 14, 2018A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR ACHIEVING HAPPINESS

Book Review: 'Happiness Is All We Want' by Ashutosh Mishra

What is happiness? How to find happiness? These are questions that have eluded people since times immemorial. All of us know that happiness means different things for different people, and people go on different pursuits to achieve that. Psychology says that people are happy if they have a mental or emotional state of well-being which can be defined by, among others, positive or pleasant emotions

 

Thursday, June 14, 2018AN ENGROSSING READ ABOUT WINNING AGAINST ODDS

Book Review: One enduring lesson by Jamal Merchant

Fictional books which delve into the realm of inspiring stories, with people unhindered by many problems and coming out winning, are the best forms of motivation and inspiration, sometimes even more than motivational and self-help books. The author Jamal Merchant comes up with such a book “One enduring lesson”, which is a story of the undying human spirit of survival against all odds.
The narrat

 

Thursday, June 14, 2018WRITING STORIES WITH A BOHEMIAN PANACHE

Author Interview - Himanshu Rai

Himanshu Rai is a telecom professional and storytelling has been his hobby. He has written his third novel “My mute girlfriend”, reminiscing his college days. This book is based on a very different premise, that is- “No words were spoken between the lovers, but it is a story worth of being communicated”. His way of writing is often termed as visual writing, because a reader can visualize all the

 

Saturday, June 9, 2018A BOOK WITH A TEACHER AS THE CYNOSURE

Book Review: The man behind the teacher’s desk

Author: Indranil Roy

Teachers are an inspiration for many students, for they ignite the imagination and instil hope and a love of learning in the young minds. No one can underestimate the importance of teachers in the building of a successful nation and their impact on the overall outlook and personality of the child. E.R. Braithwaite’s 1959 autobiographical novel “To sir, with love” was one b

 

Saturday, June 9, 2018A KITSCHY ARCHITECTURAL AFFAIR

Book Review: Castles in the air

Author: Sangeet Sharma

Every professional field is different, each having its own inherent perks and plus points; and also some disadvantages. People are mostly aware of the occurrences of their own profession, with unfamiliarity and disinformation about other vocations. Architecture as a profession is a great and noble one, but general readers don’t know muc

 

Saturday, June 9, 2018DISCERNING THE MAGIC OF SPIRITUALITY

Book Review: The Book of Life

Authors: Atma Sumit Agarwal & Vidhika Dalmia

Books having a combination of spiritual themes and pragmatic opinions that nourish the gray matter by stimulating our thoughts are certainly a delight. Such books certainly help in confronting and solving the day to day problems and challenges that life throws at us, but are also instrumental for whetting the mind by their sagacious and informative

 

Saturday, June 9, 2018AN EMPATHETIC TALE ABOUT TRANSGENDERS

Book Review: I am also a human

Author: Jasbir Singh

Stories about the transgender community or in which a transgender is the protagonist are published very less, and more such books are needed so that the readers get to know about the trials and tribulations of transgenders. The author Jasbir Singh comes with the book “I am also a human”, which is a heart-rending tale of the biases and stigma that the transgenders have to p

 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018AN ENTERTAINING PASSEGGIATA ON A ROM-COM ESPLANADE

Book Review: Let’s Have Coffee by Parul A. Mittal

Rom-com and Chick lit is a genre that is entertaining in verve, has a tangy zest and is very much liked and widely read owing to the contemporary storylines that strike a chord with readers. The author Parul A. Mittal comes up with such a book “Let’s have coffee” which is a contemporary novel about the way relationships are changing in the current times and how millennials are following their hea

 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018A POLITICAL ROMANCE CENTRED ON KASHMIR


Book: When the chief fell in love
Author: Tuhin A Sinha
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The Kashmir issue is a politically contentious one, and many non- fictional and fictional books centred on Kashmir have been written in the recent years. Many of these have become bestsellers, owing to the realistic, gripping, and sometimes harrowing narratives that they delve into.

 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018AN ENTERTAINING AND INFORMATIVE LADAKH TRAVELOGUE

Book: Sojourn in Sub-zero
Author: Vasanth Gopalakrishnan
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Ladakh is a beautiful place to visit in winters; and summers; and basically all seasons. Such is the essence of the inherent natural beauty and the local Ladakhi culture; along with the zing of adventure that it offers in the form of thrilling bike trips, river rafting trails and trekking tours- tha

 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018IN MALHAAR, IT’S RAINING SOULFUL VERSES AND INSPIRATIONAL POETRY

Ambica Uppal is an Indian-Canadian writer who lives in Toronto, Canada and works as a marketing manager in CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce). Born in Aizawl, in the Indian North-east, she moved with her family quite often as her father was in the Indian army. This fostered nomadic tendencies in her, and writing accorded the much-needed support she needed before she could acculturate herse

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018Coalescing Reason, Abstractness & Existentialist Musings

Book Review: Equations Of A Being Author by Ashutosh Gupta

“Equations of a being” is an unconventional book. I repeat. It is an unconventional book. From Indian standards and perspectives, it certainly is. Just a glance at the book and a general reader can be intrigued, mesmerised or confused, or all the three. From the start till the very end, I found new meanings in the compelling quotes of the book every time I read it and the various thoughts express

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 A Zany Tale, Albeit With Emotional Stirrings

Book Review:Flowers of Sapphire by Anubhav Srivastava


Franz Kafka is an author who is adored for his writings that had uncanny portrayals of bleakness, oppression and nightmarish qualities in a fictional world, from which the word Kafkaesque has been derived. The author Anubhav Srivastava, himself such a big fan of Kafka and his writings that he has named a protagonist in his book as Kafka, comes up with the book "Flowers of Sapphire", an ethereal

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018Women Empowerment is Her Motto

Author Interview: Pallavi Kodan

Pallavi Kodan is an author, poet, and motivational speaker who has been active in all fields which are creative in nature. Born in Delhi, she tends to write about things which need an urgent attention and this has meant focussing on writings about the inner self of women, which has always been suppressed with the weight of patriarchy. She encourages and motivates women to be what they want to be.

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018Author Interview | Pradeep Chhabra

UNCORKING OURSELVES AND GOING TO MENTAL GYMS IS THE WAY TO GO

Pradeep Chhabra is an astute professional with more than four decades of professional experience, both in the Public and private sector. A mechanical engineer by profession, he has worked in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals industry. Being a firm believer in raising the professional and personal standards of others, he has authored the book “Uncork yourself not bottles”, which is derived from his

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018Book Review: Uncork yourself not bottles

A CORNUCOPIA OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WISDOM

Book: Uncork yourself not bottles

Author: Pradeep Chhabra

The world of today is fast changing. The way of the working of corporate organizations, and how business is done is rapidly evolving which is for the better. But professionals should also evolve their modus operandi to keep pace with these developments, and concurrently also find gratification in their personal lives. The author Prad

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018Book Review: The longest ride on the Kincham Express

A LONG ADVENTUROUS RIDE, WITH SOJOURNS SEEPED IN MYSTERY

Book: The longest ride on the Kincham Express

Author: Divya Johry

Travelling to different destinations, be it for vacation or work, is an exciting thing. However, sometimes the incidents during the course of the journey are more adventurous and enlightening than the travels undertaken on reaching the destination. The author Divya Johry comes up with the book “The longest ride on the Kincham

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018Book Review | Little Maryam

A CAPTIVATING TALE OF EARNEST LOVE

Book: Little Maryam

Author: Hamid Baig

Love stories are a rage among the readership audiences, for everyone likes to read about protagonists fighting all barriers and finding eternal love. Even when the lovers remain separated and can’t be together, the notion of the courageous spirit of the lovers and the conviction of the perpetuity of love trumps all. The author Hamid Baig comes up with

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018Book Review| Road to Cherry Hills

A BOOK WITH A STRONG WOMAN-CENTRIC NARRATIVE

Book: Road to Cherry Hills

Author: Sohini Bagchi

Some books become unforgettable because of their impeccable storylines; some because of their resilient and dazzling central characters; and while some achieve a cult status because of their terrific dialogues and the author’s ability to pack sentences sublimely so that the reader is forced to keep the book down for a moment- to discern the e

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018Author Interview | Dr. Niti Chopra

PURSUIT OF WRITING ABOUT CONTEMPORARY LOVE

Dr. Niti Chopra is a dentist and management professional, but with the heart of a poet and the vision of an artist, she comes across as a ray of sunshine. Writing for her is a way of connecting with the soul; and she has been in a constant pursuit of her love for writing, and in turn writing about love, and in the process doing both. She has come up with her book “Ira Oberoi’s Pursuit of Love” wh

 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018Author Interview | Aniket Singh, author of "Intern abroad this summer"

AN AUTHOR AU COURANT WITH THE FOREIGN INTERNSHIP DOMAIN

Aniket Singh is an alumnus of IIT Madras. Having studied in India, England, Italy and Switzerland and travelled across the world, he has settled in California, United States. He currently works for Apple in Cupertino, California. To share valuable insights for landing foreign paid internships deriving from his own internship experiences, he has come out with the book “Intern abroad this summer: I

 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018Book Review | Shaheen must die

KNITTING ROMANTIC ARDOUR WITH PATRIOTIC FERVOUR

Book: Shaheen must die

Author: Captain RakeshWalia

Patriotism and love are one of the most pious, soul-stirring and vehement emotions known to mankind. Combining these in a story is a recipe for a book brimming with thrill and passion. The author RakeshWalia comes up with such a book “Shaheen must die” which is a romantic patriotic thriller.

The book cover is captivating, and showsShahee

 

Sunday, April 29, 2018A CAPTIVATING STORY WHICH WILL PUT A SMILE ON THE READER’S FACE

Book Review: I wear the smile you gave

Book: I wear the smile you gave

Author: Shweta Shah



”I wear the smile you gave”, Shweta Shah’s debut novel, echoes with shockwaves of tragedy and a heart rending plot, but its heart is a shining story of enduring love. Love may be one of literature’s oldest topics, but if an exciting writer takes it on, the story can feel new. This is what comes to fore in this novel, which has the pot

 

Saturday, April 28, 2018A thorough examination of sedition laws

Book Review: Sedition In Liberal Democracies

Book: Sedition In Liberal Democracies; Author: Anushka Singh; Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pages: 391; Price: Rs 995

This recent offering sets out to examine the relationship between liberal democracies and sedition. At the onset, the author traces the history of sedition laws and then goes on to examine it in the context of free speech and democratic ethics. Comparisons are then made b

 

Saturday, April 28, 2018WRITING TO CREATE AWARENESS ABOUT SOCIAL ISSUES

Author Interview | Jasbir Singh

Jasbir Singh is an author who hails from our very own Jammu. Presently pursuing a degree in BBA from Lovely Professional University, he is also a social activist who wants to create awareness amongst people about complex societal issues and bring a change in the society. He has founded two NGOs –Youth Foundation and Vigilante. He wrote his first novel “Forever: A Promise” at the age of nineteen y

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018POET GRAPPLING WITH THEMES OF NATURE AND SCIENCE

Author Interview | Abhishek Goswami

Abhishek Goswami is presently working in Gurgaon and has fifteen years of work experience in reputed MNC firms. Born and brought up in New Delhi, he has done his graduation in Science from Delhi University and then did his PGDBA in HR. Having a keen interest in writing from the start, he has come out with his debut book of poetry “The Lonely Drummer and other poems”. These poems reflect his inter

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018REMINISCING CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF RELATABLE PROTAGONISTS

Book Review | Million Memories

Book: Million Memories

Author: Pallavi Kodan

Childhood is that part of one’s life which people always remember and cherish. The same goes for childhood friends- they hold a special place in our heart. If one has the same companions from childhood to the adult life, it gets all the better with people having shared experiences coloured with sentimental ardour and friendly fondness. The childh

 

Sunday, April 22, 2018Book Review | Rukhsat The Departure

EMOTIVE AND POWERFUL SHORT STORIES

Book: Rukhsat The Departure

Author: Sujit Banerjee

Short stories are a reader’s delight, for the concise plots with invigorating plot turns can be read in less time compared to novellas. When these stories have riveting psychoanalytic plots and complex protagonists, this is altogether enrapturing and makes one sit up on their reader’s seats and couches with an even more delightful thrill. T