Category: Book Reviews

Destined by Rubina Ramesh

Destined by Rubina Ramesh : Book Review – PolkaJunction

My last read of Rubina Ramesh’s writing was ‘Knitted Tales’. It was a thriller that I completely loved reading. I opted to go for a romantic novel like ‘Destined’ after long, just to experience the genre of romance through the words of Rubina. So, here is an honest review of Destined....

Book Review People Called Shillong

Book Review: People Called Shillong – 50 Stories from the Khasi Hills

Shillong and the North-East travels have been eluding me for long. I often see my friends posting photos on Social Media of their trip to Shillong or the exotic locations they discover as dwellers there. And rightfully, as an avid traveller, I feel disillusioned that we have not been to the...

Book Review The Ghosts of Gurugram

Book Review : The Ghosts of Gurugram

This July marked a year of our move to Delhi from the mountains of Himachal. From a place of pure oxygen to a city with the highest pollution levels it indeed has been a drastic change. Thankfully, there is quite a lot of greenery here unlike the other cities to take...

Soulless

    SOULLESS by M.V.Kasi       Blurb   They say when you take revenge you lose a part of your soul.    But Sia hadn’t felt her soul in a very long time. She only knew the soul-crushing fear and helplessness. Especially during the nights, when she fought an...

Book # 35

I first got to know about ‘Lutyens Delhi’ some 5-6 years back as I was searching for information on Arnab Goswami for a particular write-up and  ended up reading about this ‘Power Circle’ and how the rich and famous (that includes the media houses too) inevitably gravitate towards it! The curiosity...

Book # 34

For the simple reasons – that I love travelling, exploring new culture & places and that I am intrigued by ‘Bengalis’ , I opted to read and review this book! The blurb gives a preview of this  interesting compilation of stories: ” Bengal Write Ahead’ was a contest organized by Facebook,...

The Broken Home

Check all the Books Here      Name of the book: The Broken Home Author: Lopamudra Banerjee Read some reviews: 1. Anirban Nanda 2. Sarmita Dey  3. Niranjan Navalgund  The Story: An English translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s novella, ‘Nastanirh’, which was aptly filmed by ace filmmaker, Satyajit Ray as Charulata. You can buy the...

Glitter and Gloss

Check all the Books Here    Glitter and Gloss by Vibha Batra Read some reviews: 1. Sophia Eriks  2. Arti Metroreader 3. Sheetal Maurya The Story: A romantic comedy that is funny, contemporary and sharp. Misha is a make up artist who, after a series of mishaps and twists and turns,...

Menaka’s Choice

Check all the Books Here    Menaka’s Choice by Kavita Kane Read some reviews: 1. Avanthika 2. Vikas Datta 3. Anu The Story: We make love and leave. That is our motto. Live by it, Menaka or you shall suffer untold, unnecessary grief. Born during the churning of the ocean, Menaka is...

Love, Lies and Layoffs

Check all the Books Here      Name of the book: Love, Lies and Layoffs Author: Usha Narayanan Read some reviews: 1. Reet Singh 2. Arti Honrao  3. Mala Ashok  The Story: With goofy colleagues, a busy career and juicy gossip to fill her days, feisty columnist Freida doesn’t really crave romance. Men are...

Birds of Prey

Check all the Books Here      The Story: You wake up, parched and famished, at the bottom of a deep well—dark and dingy with the foul smell of excreta and rotting scars and no seeming way to escape—what do you do? This is the predicament that ex-ACP Anton Pinto faces...

Equinox

Check all the Books Here  Read some reviews: 1. Sundari Venktaraman 2. Ashwini Gopalkrishnan 3. Nikita Jhanglani     The Story: When Indus Publishers announces a short story competition, it affects the lives of the ensemble cast in unexpected ways. A jaded journalist, a bored housewife, a starry-eyed ambitious girl, an...

Confessions on an Island

Check all the Books Here      Name of the book: Confessions on an Island Author: Ayan Pal Read some reviews: 1. Aravind Sampath 2. Aryan Huria  3. Niranjan Navalgund  The Story: An abducted woman trapped on an island is given a chance to escape, provided she tells stories emerging from the stories her...

Before and Then After

Check all the Books Here      Name of the book: Before, and Then After Author: Meenakshi Redding Madhavan Read some reviews: 1. Akriti 2. Swati Daftuar  The Story: In this sparkling collection of stories, Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan displays the perception, honesty and humour that marked her out as a writer to watch...

Cabbing all the way

Check all the Books Here      Name of the book: Cabbing all the way Author: Jatin Kuberkar Read some reviews: 1. Arti 2. Nilima Mohite  3. Sanchita  The Story: Twelve people agree to an idea of running a shared transport service from a common residential locality to their out-of-civilisation office campus. Twelve different...

Night of Seduction – Heaven’s Gate

Check all the Books Here      Name of the book: Night of Seduction / Heaven’s Gate Author: Iris Bolling Read some reviews: 1. Shonnie 2. Shawnette  3. Sister Tea  The Story: A Night of Seduction can change your outlook on life and open Heaven’s Gate. Night of Seduction Music Executive Jason Davies made...

The Thorough Check

Check all the Books Here      Name of the book: The Thorough Check Author: Vadassery Thaiparambil Rakesh Read some reviews: 1. Priyanka Batra Harjai 2. Suyash Karangutkar  3. WordBite  The Story: So much has been talked about to quell the great religious divide in India. But it pervades like a dust storm all...

The Lively Library and An Unlikely Romance

Check all the Books Here    Name of the book: The Lively Library & An Unlikely Romance Author: Niranjan Navalgund Read some reviews: 1. Floryie 2. Preethi Venugopala  3. Kavya Janani  The Story: Unknown to Nayan, the library he inherits from his deceased father, is a mysterious place. Hiriya Halepu, Pu.Nayaka, Kapshi and and...

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