Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Published under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo’s Calling is Rowling’s first foray into the detective fiction and with her new venture; she has yet again proved that she is a master of storytelling. Rowling’s book does not put the readers in frenzy; there are no fast paced, mysterious twists at every turn of…

Book Review: Of Marriageable Age by Sharon Mass

A saga of forbidden love and loss, of insurmountable desires and longing, of resistance and change… Of Marriageable Age narrates the story of three characters divided by time and space and yet intertwined together. Spanning across continents and decades, the novel intersperses a coming of age story of Nataraj, Savitri and Sarojini who refuse to…

Book Review: Kashmir House by Vikram Dhawan

“War is a continuation of policy by other means.” – Clausewitz Kashmir, described as a paradise on Earth has become one of the longest outstanding geopolitical conflict between two belligerent nations resulting in endless bloodshed, rise of terrorism, human rights violations, etc. It’s not that the conflict cannot be resolved if willed by those in power; however,…

Book Review: Mumbai Avengers by S. Hussain Zaidi

“These are your targets: First, Sabahuddin Umavi: 26/11 mastermind. Second, Wajid Mir: recruiter, trainer and strategist of Lashkar. Third, Damien Bradley: white American, all-round recon man. Fourth: Mahmoud Azhar: fugitive, terrorist. Fifth, Haaris Saeed: the man in charge, the brains behind Lashkar. ‘Our objective… is to eliminate each of these men. With them gone, the…

Book Review: One Part Woman by Perumal Murugan

The Book that evoked the wrath  Hurting sensibilities, invoking the wrath of the right-wing groups, the controversy surrounded the book ended on a sad note with the author, Perumal Murugan declaring an end to his literary career. Titled as One Part Woman, another name for Ardhanareeswara himself, the Lord combined with the Goddess. Based on the ethos of…