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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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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.

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I Hear the Black Raven: A Petite Memoir | Claire Ishi Ayetoro | Book Review

I Hear the Black Raven by Claire Ishi Ayetoro is a memoir that traces tough years of growing up and the lessons learnt. In this 'petite memoir,' Claire lays bare the significant events of her life, the ones that witnessed her pain and fall.

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Yugantar: The Dream of Bharatavarsha Takes Shape 2300 Years Ago | Raghavan Srinivasan

Yugantar by Raghavan Srinivasan is focused on the idea of Bharatvarsha, woven around the second urbanisation in the Gangetic Plains, invasion of Sikandar, fall of the Magadhan Empire, the Sangam period of the South, and writing of the Arthashastra.

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SimplyMutual: The 1% Formula to Gain Financial Freedom | Deepak Mullick

SimplyMutual: The 1% Formula by investment veteran Deepak Mullick is a beginner-friendly guide on demystifying equity investing. Comprising bits of meticulous research and years of experience, this book teaches about wealth building in a practical manner.

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Let Love Take Over | Tomson Robert | Book Review

Let Love Take Over by Tomson Robert is a sweet and tad bit adventurous tale of Josh who grows up with a bitter memory. That memory goes on to shadow his future actions and mars his relationships.

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The Man Who Learnt to Fly But Could Not Land | Thachom Poyil Rajeevan | Book Review

The Man Who Learnt to Fly But Could Not Land, written originally in Malayalam by Thachom Poyil Rajeevan and translated into English by P.J. Mathew, is essentially a poignant account of a writer and activist, KTN Kottoor, hailing from the Malabar region in pre-Independence years.

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Barefoot Souls by Randeep Dhillon Mand

Barefoot Souls is a collection of short stories curated by Randeep Dhillon Mand. Mand is involved in her venture, The Fable Garden, where she revives the enthusiasm of young minds to tell stories. This book comprises wonderful stories written by the champs of age group 8-14.

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Des Vu | Swapna Sanchita | Book Review

Des Vu by Swapna Sanchita is a collection of 42 poems, each catering to a different taste of theme and style of poetry. There is love, longing, self-doubt, pain that comes up well in Sanchita's words.