#BookReview : Hell! No Saints in Paradise by A. K. Asif

#BookReview : Hell! No Saints in Paradise by A. K. Asif

Title: Hell! No Saints in Paradise Genre: Fiction- Fantasy Publisher: Harper Collins Author: A. K. Asif Blurb :  2050, New York. In the aftermath of a gruelling spiritual cleansing quest, Ismael, A Pakistani-American student, enters into an alliance with otherworldly beings who send him on a perilous journey of self-discovery. A non-believer, Ismael must return to Pakistan, now in the grip of a brutal fundamentalist government, and gain the […]

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#BookReview : The Goat Thief by Perumal Murugan

#BookReview : The Goat Thief by Perumal Murugan

Title: The Goat Thief Genre: Fiction-Short Stories Publisher: Juggernaut Author: Perumal Murugan Translator : N Kalyan Raman I’ve always loved short stories for the reason that they take you to a different world in a matter of few pages. They are the perfect on those days when you only have a few minutes to read. I’d heard of Perumal Murugan’s writing earlier but I had never read any […]

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13 Questions on books – A Book Lover’s Tag

13 Questions on books – A Book Lover’s Tag

If there’s something that I look forward to after a long day is my reading time. I made a resolution at the beginning of this year that I’d read at least a few pages of a book everyday and I’ve managed to do – at least one page! Even when I was admitting in the hospital, one thing that was carried along was a book. […]

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#BookReview : Glitter and Gloss by Vibha Batra

#BookReview : Glitter and Gloss by Vibha Batra

Title: Glitter and Gloss Genre: Romantic Comedy Publisher: Bloomsburry Authors: Vibha Batra Format : Paperback , Kindle version   The plot: Misha is a twenty something independent girl who works as a make up artist in a MAC store. Like most twenty somethings she’s trying to figure out her life which is messed up mostly thanks to her self esteem issues. While on one of her […]

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Book Review : Beyond Secrets by Alka Dimri Saklani

Book Review : Beyond Secrets by Alka Dimri Saklani

Title: Beyond Secrets Genre: Fiction Format : Kindle Author: Alka Dimri Saklani Beyond Secrets revolves around the lives of Noel and Nidhi.   Noel is a young freelance counseller who wants to volunteer in an orphanage against the wishes of his Dad who wants him to join his business like Noel’s twin – Sam. Sam! Noel always keeps wondering how different they are from each […]

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Tides of memories

Tides of memories

Sometimes you look but do not see, but then there are times when you look and you can’t help but see. There are things that you choose to ignore, to hide, to keep wrapped up deep within but then you can’t. All it takes is a little something. That little something takes you down the lane, the one which you tried hard not go down […]

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A whiff of nostalgia

A whiff of nostalgia

I look outside my window. It is a bright and beautiful day with the lovely blue sky and the giant white fluffy clouds, the trees all green and the beautiful blooming flowers. I want to keep staring outside or better still I am tempted to go for a walk. But I look around me and reality strikes me. Ten huge cardboard boxes stare at me. […]

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The afternoon break

The afternoon break

“There she goes again!” “I wonder what she does there every afternoon. I know the view from her balcony is great, but it is weird” “Yeah, why does she have to close the door behind her? Does she smoke?” “It doesn’t seem like that” *************** “Finally some time to myself! Phew! I’ve waited for this time since morning”, she thought to herself as she settled […]

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Plagiarized

Plagiarized

“This story is the original work of the author. Any resemblance with any person living or dead are purely coincidental” She read it again. It was no coincidence. The story in the book was the same as the one she’d submitted a few months ago. The publisher was the same. The author’s name wasn’t hers. Word Count: 55 I am participating in the Ultimate Blog […]

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The birthday gift

The birthday gift

Both of them searched every corner of the house with the hope of finding some money. The old clothes, old drawers and cupboards were dusted and thoroughly searched, but with no luck. “What do we do? We have no money for her gift.”, he said. “It is okay, she’ll understand dear”, she tried to calm him down. “But it is her 10th birthday. And as […]

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