Book Review: Unlawful Justice by Vish Dhamija

Vish Dhamija, author of crime fiction and legal drama, is out with his sixth novel titled “Unlawful Justice”. A tale that highlights and puts together the nitty-gritty of the Indian judicial system, what happens inside the court and outside the courtroom, lives of the rich and powerful and the effects these can have on someone in the lower strata of society. Story in brief Baby is the 16 year old daughter of Gayathri- the domestic help in the Divan household. She is brutally raped and left to bleed by Maheep- the son of a powerful and influential client of Vansh

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The Month That Was October-Gratitude Circle

It always seems like as though there is never enough time. My days seem to be packed and am in a sort of hurry, trying to push in as much as I can in it. Yet, what I can’t really seem to understand is that despite the days being seemingly long, the months and years seem to be accelerating ahead at a faster pace. So what’s going on? The month of October was a witness to this paradoxical situation, where each and every day seemed long, though the month by itself slipped by too quickly. With the husband’s constant absence

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The Princess Trilogy #1- A True Story of Life behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia by Jean Sasson

Last weekend I decided to read the first book in the Princess Trilogy- for the second time. I had come across this book during my high school years, and it had had a great impact on me. I decided to re-read it, to see if there would be a similar effect!! Must say it did! The Princess is the story of a Saudi princess- Sultana. Claimed to be a true story, it recounts Sultana’s life, whom the author had met when she was living in Saudi Arabia. Sultana is the name adapted in the book to ensure her identity remains

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Book Review: Origin by Dan Brown

The author of The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown, is back again with his new book. Titled, Origin, it is the fifth installment in the Robert Langdon series. Primarily set in Spain, the book is, yet again a paradoxical interplay between religion and science. Almost all his books have a similar central plot. And of course, in typical Dan Brown style, one could expect a whirlwind tour of Spain.  Critics have seldom been kind with Dan Brown’s books, yet it is no denying that his books have been best sellers. The books may seem to be loaded with scientific jargon, or may read like a

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Getting to the belly of Delhi

Thinking about Delhi evokes an image that is fascinating, exasperating and chaotic all at the same time. The frenetic pace at which the city moves could be mind boggling. But it takes a second more to discover a picture of lot redeeming aspects of this ancient city. Steeped in historical legacy, ruins of ancient architecture peeking out through the streets, colonial designs, string of sights and attractions you will be surely left asking for more as your explore this timeless city. You need a significant amount of time while travelling through this ancient attraction to soak in all that it has to offer.

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Book Review Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag-Translated by Srinath Perur

It’s all Ghachar Ghochar!! I must confess. I have always resisted books that have been translated. When a book is rewritten as a translation from another language, somewhere the true essence of the story is lost. But here is a book that proved me wrong. Ghachar Ghochar is a fascinating book originally written in Kannada by Vivek Shanbhag and translated into English by Srinath Perur. Different from the currently trending Indian writing in English, in just around 30,000 words, it holds a story that has been so well told. Ghachar Ghochar is seemingly a novella in its truest sense, but

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