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Her Passover: A book on menopause and many things associated with it by Dr Jasmin Johnson

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Women writers in India have always stood up to the occasion many times and produced something that was either in long demand or had not been explored earlier. Menopause has been one of such subjects and this is something that only a woman can understand the best, and a doctor can substantiate the emotional aspects with scientific backings. And both these perspectives, successfully, have been covered by Dr Jasmin Johnson in her wonderfully written book, Her Passover: Story of Menopause,

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Reasons you should read The White Tiger by Adiga (and reasons to skip it as well)

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The White Tiger won the Man Booker Award in the year 2008… it has been hailed as a masterpiece of contemporary Indian English literature and critics and their critique might have their reasons (and, possibly, compulsions) to do so. However, for a common reader, what messages does this novel have? What do you think of it when you read the first few chapters and what would you say about it if you have finished reading it already… maybe many years

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The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah – Book Review

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Well, a part of the class is still lingering… in patches… when we talk about fiction in our ages. I could have enjoyed a little more depth and polish in the language but everything else seemed perfectly fine with the latest novel by Kristin Hannah – The Four Winds, an NYT bestseller novel! The novel has a historical background to it and an extra layer of man-woman sport has been added to the novel to conveniently sail about 400 pages

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What kind of novels are worthy to be read twice (and more)?

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Novels are popular. And I don’t need any adverbs or adjectives or even nouns to prove this. Novels are popular and that’s it. However, what kind of novels are popular? What kind of novels attract the widest readership? What kind of novels are mostly written by modern authors? What kind of novels earns the biggest revenues? There are many questions that might be answered in a simple phrase – explicit romance or extraordinary brilliance at writing fiction. I have separated

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The Visionary Company: A Reading of English Romantic Poetry by Harold Bloom – Review

The Visionary Company by Harold Bloom book review

Harold Bloom, one of the most famous critics of English literature, has produced a phenomenal work discussing the British Romantic Poetry between 1780 and 1830. In other words, The Visionary Company, the book by Harold Bloom, discusses romantic poets right from the beginning, that is William Blake to John Clare and George Darley, the end of the romantic movement. As one can expect from a Bloom’s book, it is filled with precise opinions, sharp observations and very helpful comments about

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One Arranged Murder by Chetan Bhagat – Book Review

One Arranged Murder by Chetan Bhagat book review

Though I do not generally like to read and review Chetan Bhagat’s books, I had to. No one else was showing any interest in the book after reading 2-3 chapters and the book has been touted as a popular one, yet again, by Bhagat. Therefore, someone has to take the curse and when nobody approached forward, I had to. Before we start the review and bring forth the qualities and shortcomings of this title by Mr Bhagat, can you guess

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Sexual Intelligence: what we really want from sex and how to get it by Marty Klein – Book Review

Sexual Intelligence by Matty Klein book review

“Sexual Intelligence is the set of internal resources that allows you to relax, be present, communicate, respond to stimulation, and create physical and emotional connection with a partner. When you can do that, you’ll have enjoyable sexual experiences, regardless of what your body does. Compared to that kind of emotional and physical nourishment, the biggest, hardest erection or the wettest, tightest vagina are trivial.”

If this makes sense to you, you will surely love reading this book, Sexual Intelligence, by

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The One Invisible Code by Sharat Sharma – Book Review

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Right to the book I am about to review, Sharat Sharma’s bestselling title, The One Invisible Code is a book that is not only motivational in terms of the genre as we all know very well. The book comes loaded with many things that are not very popular or usually found in the books of this nature. The One Invisible Code is a testimony of the perfection of harmony between thoughts and emotions, passion and realisation, the author and the

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Moon Child – Rushali Mukherjee – Book Review

Moon Child Rushali Mukherjee book review

Poets are very different from others when we get into the ramifications. Otherwise, they are very similar to common people around us. What makes them different from others is their response to the emotional and rational triggers – how do they react to things they see, feel, hear and experience makes them different from others who simply react. A poet reacts with words and this is what the author of Moon Child, a poetry collection, has done. Rushali Mukherjee is

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Gautam Rajrishi – The soldier with a pen & shayar with a gun!

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There have been many wonders in the history that we often remember to realise how wonderful the world has been over the centuries, coming to this age of chaos and uncertainty. Out of many countries in the world, India has certainly been a nation with an eye for the surprises and ears too… with a big heart! Getting to know artists, poets, authors, dancers and so many people from so many walks of life is not a big thing here.

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