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Your V-day reads

Published on 13-Feb-2016

Although disdained on publication for its "vulgar depravity" and difficult characters, no one can beat the romance...

Chick lit at its best

Published on 13-Feb-2016
Runaway Writers , Indu Balachandran, Speaking Tiger2015, pp 296, Rs 299

Wikipedia: "Chick lit is genre fiction which addresses issues of modern womanhood, often humorously and lightheartedly."

Fails to impress

Published on 13-Feb-2016
The Fugitives, Christopher Sorrentino, Simon & Schuster 2016, pp 336, Rs 1,764

In his new novel, The Fugitives, Christopher Sorrentino grafts a halfhearted, Elmore Leonard-style casino heist plot onto...

The great escape

Published on 13-Feb-2016
Forgotten exodus Some of the families that managed to flee Burma during World War II. Courtesy: 'New Songs of the Survivors'

On the morning of December 23, 1941, Japanese Air Force carried out air raids on Rangoon in Burma killing many Indians...

A fresh spy thriller

Published on 06-Feb-2016
The Marble  Collector, Cecelia Ahern, Harper Collins 2015, pp 290, Rs 350

This book about a marble collector has got to be one of the most intriguing pieces of fiction. The author, Cecelia Ahern...

Political drama

Published on 06-Feb-2016
The Honest Season , Kota Neelima , Random House  2016, pp 364, Rs 299

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - for ever," the agent provocateur O'Brien tells...

A real scarefest

Published on 06-Feb-2016
Slade House, David Mitchell , Hachette 2015, pp 233 499

I came into Slade House without having read the formidable back catalogue of David Mitchell that includes cult classics such...

Testing truths

Published on 30-Jan-2016
In her book 'Goddess of Fire', Bharti Kirchner revisits a rare chapter in Indian history where love transcends racial differences.  Sumitra Kannan reviews the novel

Bharti Kirchner's Goddess of Fire is a fitting title for the story of a woman who escapes her fate as a sati...

Keep up the pace

Published on 30-Jan-2016
Sidney Sheldon's Reckless Tilly Bagshawe Harper Collins 2015, pp 405 399

It's a dangerous world out there. A terror organisation, calling itself Group 99, is hell-bent on creating mayhem...

Tale from a valley

Published on 30-Jan-2016
Meer Humra Quraishi Rupa 2015, pp 162 295

Humra Quraishi's novel Meer is set in the 1990s, right after the Babri Masjid incident. The protagonist...

Photo Gallery
A couple enjoys a boat ride to celebrate Valentine’s Day at River Ganga in Kolkata...

A couple enjoys a boat ride to celebrate Valentine’s Day at River Ganga in Kolkata...

Visitors at the 'Make in India' exhibhition in Mumbai on Sunday...

Visitors at the 'Make in India' exhibhition in Mumbai on Sunday...

An Australian woman being greeted with red roses by Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj to celebrate...

An Australian woman being greeted with red roses by Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj to celebrate...

Yem Kumari Ghale, Himal Tamata ,Roza KC and Rudra Katuwal of Nepal celebrate after winning silver...

Yem Kumari Ghale, Himal Tamata ,Roza KC and Rudra Katuwal of Nepal celebrate after winning silver...

Nepal’s and Bangaladesh Women's Handball Team players in action during their match at 12th South...

Nepal’s and Bangaladesh Women's Handball Team players in action during their match at 12th South...

Players of India (Orange) and Nepal in action during women's first semi-final Kabaddi match on the..

Players of India (Orange) and Nepal in action during women's first semi-final Kabaddi match on the..

Indian women Kabaddi team during the first semi-final Kabaddi match on the 12th South Asian Games...

Indian women Kabaddi team during the first semi-final Kabaddi match on the 12th South Asian Games...

Gold Medal Winner Chain Singh (C) , Silver Medal winner Gagan Narang (L) of India and Bronze Medal..

Gold Medal Winner Chain Singh (C) , Silver Medal winner Gagan Narang (L) of India and Bronze Medal..

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan during the flagship ceremony of Land Rover’s delivery...

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan during the flagship ceremony of Land Rover’s delivery...

Actress Priyanka Upendra poses to photographers in ‘Valentines Day’ flower decoration at Jayamahal..

Actress Priyanka Upendra poses to photographers in ‘Valentines Day’ flower decoration at Jayamahal..

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