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Sri Sai Sat Charitra for Kids | Ishwar Joshi Awalgaonkar | Book Review

Sri Sai Sat Charitra is a biography based on the true-life stories of Sai Baba of Shirdi. Originally written by Shri. Govind Raghunath Dabholkar alias Hemadpant, the original edition of the Sai Satcharitra was published in Marathi on 26 November 1930.

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Tandem Walk | C. A. Verghese | Book Review

Tandem Walk by C.A. Verghese is a collection of the author's experiences that dwell deeper on seemingly mundane things. Each chapter is a window into his life that opens a reader to novel possibilities and perceptions.

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Farther | Chaitanya Desale | Book Review

A story of love, loss, grief, ambition, envy, regrets, Farther, by Chaitanya Desale is an emotional tale of a troubled father. The story flits between a husband who is dealing with his immense loss and a father who is trying to keep his daughter happy.

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Neck-Deep! by Neelesh Kumar

'Neck-Deep!' by Neelesh Kumar is a fictional account set around the 2015 Chennai floods that devastated the Southern city of India. Revolving around three best friends, Sachin, Rohit, and Neha, this story showcases the reality one has to go through when one is stuck in testing times such as floods. It further brings forth the value of friendships that help one in surviving difficult times.

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Book Review of The Girl Who Smiled by Sanya Nakra

The Girl Who Smiled by Sanya Nakra is the story of a young Delhi girl who puts her seemingly perfect life at stake, only to receive an abundance of pain. This story follows Ananya in her late twenties as she goes crazy in the wilderness of love and passion. But when the bubble bursts, nothing remains the same.

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Verses from the Pyre | Glenn Fernandes | Book Review

Verses from the Pyre by Glenn Fernandes is a collection of 38 poems and 5 open letters. While the poems majorly revolve around the sense of belonging, affection, and freedom; the open letters are addressed to cosmetic industries, patriarchy, cinema, trolls, and the LGBTQ+ community.

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Hallowed Ties | Sudatta Mukherjee | Book Review

Hallowed Ties by Sudatta Mukherjee is a coming-of-age story of Lily who grows up with dreams in her eyes. She loves Calcutta but believes that her escape from patriarchal norms would only be to seek education. She moves to London and then life further takes her around Cambridge and Melbourne.

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Behind the Blinds | Urvi Momaya | Book Review

Behind the Blinds by Urvi Momaya is a story set around Kaira, a headstrong girl and aspiring journalist, who is intent to make it in her career. She bumps into an enigmatic guy, Vivan, who is new to the city of dreams.

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The Mount of Olives by Michael Ivanov

The Mount of Olives by Michael Ivanov is an inspiring story of Felix, the Roman boy, who despite all opposition, yearns to gain a worldly treasure. His journey leads him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined.

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Towards the Last Wish | Drishti Dasgupta | Book Review

Towards the Last Wish by Drishti Dasgupta is a moving tale of unconditional love, heartbreak, hope, and a wish. A wish that becomes the reason for a man to cross all the setbacks and reach a remote village near PoK. A wish that brings together stranded humans who once loved each other.

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Leaving Phoenix | Jafe Danbury | Book Review

Leaving Phoenix kickstarts with a punch as Rose, a twenty-something visits the maternity centre for the abortion. She goes through the procedure anticipating delivering a dead baby. But a miracle occurs magically that compels Rose to run away from the evil 'bad guy' and protect herself.

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The Mad’eiloscope | Charu | Book Review

The Mad'eiloscope by Charu (pen name) is a dark and heavy hanging tale of Raj who suffers from the punitive attitude of the society toward those who lose their social power position. Raj bumps into a woman, Manorama, and together, they try to travel in the darker alleys of Raj's life and mind.

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Soft Glimmers & Shining Stars | Niki Munshi | Book Review

Soft Glimmers & Shining Stars by Niki Munshi is like a soft hug on a rough day. It is a beacon of hope on dark alleys. It shows hope and love. But most of all, it says in fewer words, everything that would comfort one on a bleak day.

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A Life without Pants | Somesh Mittal | Book Review

A Life without Pants by Somesh Mittal is a book that sheds light on the numerous paradoxes pervading our lives. It talks about each one of them to explain their existence and significance.

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Review of The Flu by Dr Amrita Narang – Diary of a Daughter, Summer 2021, India

The Flu by Dr Amrita Narang is a true account of a doctor who had to strike a balance between her responsibilities as a daughter and a doctor. The story essentially spans the dreaded days of the second wave in India that had many people looking for hospital beds and oxygen cylinders.

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On a Voyage with the Greats | Satyendra Singh | Book Review

On a Voyage with the Greats by Satyendra Singh is a collection of three notable journeys undertaken by Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, and Subhash Chandra Bose. The three pillars of modern Indian history that contributed significantly in the pre-Independence days and led by example.