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Book Excerpt of Yudhisthira – The Unfallen Pandava by Mallar Chatterjee

Yudhisthira The Unfallen Pandava   By Mallar Chatterjee   We, with our large army, reached Kurukshetra quite early in the morning from the west side with our faces to the east. The Kaurava army had not yet arrived. The new sun was just some distance into the sky from the horizon, beaming away serene rays […]

Women and friendship – By Tania Dey

It’s a common notion amongst men that two women can’t cohabit the planet in peace, and there’s a counter argument that two women when left alone will start gossiping inevitably, even if they are strangers. Here’s the fun fact: both can happen. The women may tear each other down or may help each other grow. […]

BOOK BLITZ: ‘The Broken Home’ by Lopamudra Banerjee

THE BROKEN HOME English Translation of  Rabindranath Tagore’s  Nastanirh by LOPAMUDRA BANERJEE Blurb The Broken Home (Nastanirh), the novella, takes place in late 19th-century Bengal and explores the lives of the aristocratic Bengali gentry who were part of the Indian Renaissance. Within the peripheries of such a distinct, culturally liberal society, the world of Charulata, […]

The Fragrance of Frangipani

  The Fragrance of Frangipani   It was the first thought that came to her as she woke up. He was gone. And, soon, this bedroom, the house in whose eastern corner it sat, and the tiny garden outside with its gnarled old red hibiscus and the half-grown mango tree they had planted together, all […]

Maya’s New Husband – A Review

I was twelve, when I can’t remember who gifted me a book called World’s Best Horror Stories. The first story was ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ by W.W.Jacobs. I was terrified, so terrified after reading that story I have never ever read another piece of horror since, nor do I watch any horror movies. And then things […]

The Broken Home – A Review

The Broken Home – English translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Nastanirh’ By Lopamudra Banerjee A Review Nashtanirh is a Bengali novella by Rabindranath Tagore set in 19th Century Bengal which was published in 1901. There is a lot of speculation that the story is loosely based upon Tagore’s own relationship with Kadambari Devi, his sister –in-law […]

Going Home In The Rain & Other Stories – A Review

On a beautiful May evening, Going Home In The Rain and Other Stories by Monideepa Sahu was launched at Walking Bookfairs, Bhubaneswar, India. I was lucky enough to be present at the Book Launch and listen to the author talk passionately about her stories. I was fascinated by her tales and bought the book. I […]

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