Ghachar Ghochar – Vivek Shanbhag

I must admit that this was the first time I read a Kannada novel translated into English. This is a slim copy taking us into a middle-class urban Indian family that comes into big money after seeing a life of great financial difficulties. The sentiments of all members, the emotional

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The Last Painting of Sara De Vos – Dominic Smith

I must have seen this cover a hundred times, yet I can’t get over the beauty of it! The colours, the expression, the textures… All are a work of extreme purity. Now, to come to what’s between the covers… Pure excellence. Meandering between three decades, starting from the art and

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce

When a book comes highly recommended by a person who has reviewed a sizeable number of books in the bookshop that she runs, one has to take her opinion seriously. That is exactly what I did when I bought this rather unusually titled book from a beautiful bookstore in Durham.

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My Story- Kamala Das

When people talk about loneliness, longing and that wretched sense of neglect in a marriage, one nods and empathises and tries to understand, but when an author and poet of the caliber of Kamala Das talks about it, the point reaches home, searingly. This autobiography is not an easy read.

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Jihadi Jane – Tabish Khair

We have read about individuals sitting thousands of miles away, in a different country getting radicalised by following certain personalities on various social media platforms. Usually it is a snippet in some forgotten section of a newspaper. How does it all happen? This has been the authors attempt to understand

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Sully – Chesley B. Sully Sullenberger III

Captain “Sully” Sullenbergers dream to live an anonymous life came to an abrupt halt when he landed his US Airways flight 1549 safely on the Hudson River with no casualties, on January 15, 2009. This singular even catapulted him into the spotlight and made him an overnight hero and a

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