The story begins with the ringing of a door bell on an uneventful late afternoon, to find a stranger on Aisha’s door claiming to be her half-sister. Aisha lets her in reluctantly with a resolve to not let her stay for long. Little did she show that this decision of hers was going to change her and her family’s destiny forever.
Thursday, 8 August 2019
Friday, 28 June 2019
My Sister, the Serial Killer- the name made me pick up the book as soon as came across it. And I had very high hopes from it. The cover page did not reveal a lot about the story and I had to rely on the interesting title to plunge into it right away. And I am glad I did. I was hooked to it right from the word go.
Saturday, 8 June 2019
Kanha, Krishna, Murlimanohar, Radhyeshyam, Gopal, Madhav…..many names and many forms. One can never get tired of his stories in various forms that he took to deliver his followers from the cruel Kansa. Children and grownups are equally fond of leelas of Krishna.
The debut novel by Pranab Mullick is yet another attempt to retell the story of “Kansa Vadh” (killing Kansa) to liberate the people of Mathura from his tyrannous rule, albeit in a different way. In this mythological fiction, the author has woven a unique tale on the background of a commonly known legend from a part of Krishna’s life. Some parts are well-known and well-accepted while some imaginary characters and instances are added to create a new compelling storyline.
Friday, 1 February 2019
The title of the book says that it is a tale of love and war. I think it lies. It is so much more than that. It is a tale of determination and perseverance, it is a tale of sacrifice and betrayal and it is a tale, well told, of a bond between people that only strengthens with each hardship and challenge. White Crane, Lend me your wings is a literary masterpiece from the magical land of mountains and valleys.
Wednesday, 9 January 2019
Kalim publishing had seen better days. There were books that had topped the charts and were considered literary gems. Famous people frequently visited the place. But that was long…long ago. When Akshay Mathur, an out of work editor from the UK, comes to work at Kalim publishing, it was a ship sinking head-first. To make matters worse, chief editor of Kalim Publishing, Iqbal Kalim passes away on Akshay’s first day at his new stint. Angus Lee, the owner of Lee Books which was a major stakeholder in Kalim publishing, gives Akshay the enormous task to get at least 5 bestsellers in the next one year from this comatose publication house. With Tarun as the CEO and an ancient dismal staff, Akshay could only see gloom from where he stood.