Mistress of Honour spins the yarns of a tale of love that includes two generations of the same family. First is the story of Potnis and Pansy, who met during an Operation. Their love gives birth to Rihana. Advik enters Rihana’s life and changes it completely. But after Potnis and Pansy’s story – Is Rihana ready for a relationship where she will always come second to the country? And what.
I have said it before, and I will say it again. It is always a refreshing experience to read Anand Neelakantan’s books. I have been waiting for this book for around 8 months now and the author has made this book worth the wait. The second instalment starts with Draupadi being summoned after the Pandavas have lost her in a game of dice. Right from the first chapter the story.
Image source After having heard much of Kazuo Ishiguro, and reading his interviews, I finally bought a copy of ‘The Remains of the Day’, on a rather dull monsoon afternoon from a bookstore in Delhi. I sat in a cafe and started reading. The prologue was long and required some concentration from me. To discover that it was after all the story of a butler’s life, who worked for.
The Hidden Letters by Purba Chakraborty takes us on a journey that is Ananya’s life. A successful author whose fans crave for more, a loving wife to her husband and an idol for her young daughter – these are the main flavours of Ananya’s life. She takes on her responsibilities with all seriousness and then fulfills them to her best of abilities. One would take a look at the.
I bought Mango Chutney primarily because a friend’s story is a part of it. I keep saying that I love reading short stories’ collections. Anthologies, on the other hand, are not something I am comfortable reading. Multiple authors, multiple styles of writing, different kinds of languages, personally I find it a very dicey mix of flavours; one never knows if the stories deserve to be together, if they really.
India’s bestselling mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik’s latest offering, Shikhandi and other tales they don’t tell you goes a long way in making us understand and accept ‘queerness’. Written in typical lucid prose, ornamented with beautiful illustrations, which is a trademark of Pattanaik’s style, the book is an ‘important’ creation of our times. It comes at a juncture in human history where the status of transgenders and homosexuals is a constant issue.
“How much did you weigh at birth?” “What is your shoe size?” With these awkward questions, the Professor welcomes his new housekeeper each morning. Yes, she is new everyday because the professor forgets all the day’s happenings by the next morning. His memory lasts only 80 minutes. The Housekeeper and the Professor is a beautifully crafted piece of art by Japanese author Yoko Ogawa. Carefully preserved behind a glass frame, just.
To buy/rent this book, click here A delightful children’s book, Sudha Murty’s first of the genre, How I taught my grandmother to read combines the teachings of life in twenty four simple short stories. The stories are experiences from Murty’s life that subtly convey important moral lessons, the essential values which are often forgotten by us in the course of life. There are numerous instances, situations and conversations from.