Seema Seth pens Yashoda and Krishna, a fine blend of fiction and non-fiction

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In modern times, the importance of relationships is fading. The reasons could be many. However, as per my understanding, people have limited themselves and are happy, content and comfortable in their small world. Their days start with a mobile phone and end with it. And in the intervening time, they run after money, which they consider to be the most important thing on this planet. (Though we all consider the same and none is to blame for that.) In

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The Concept of Complete Fiction for Modern Readers – an opinion

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Every reader has a perception of the best kind of fictional works – be it a novel, a poetry collection or even a 4-page short story. Something that goes beyond entertaining and pleasing, something that remains as the residue of a fictional encounter, something that we can name a creative residue. Do you agree? If yes, you must have a perception of what should be the best fiction. We read many books in our lifetime (I can speak for many

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Can poetry survive the test of time? A serious concern

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This is more than an opinion piece because I am really worried. An opinion piece, in general practice, is written when you need to defend or attack a party (maybe an idea, a person, an institution or anything else). Concern for poetry, however, is not an opinion. As a literature lover and as someone who reads a lot, have read a lot and wants to read more and more in the coming future, I am worried because I see a

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Where to go? The world out there is just the opposite of world inside!

I have been reading for almost a decade now. Not only reading, in fact, I have also been watching movies of various genres and I really liked some of them. However, in books and movies, there are many that I simply find rather amusing because they show what we cannot expect, ever, in reality. Yes, that can only work better in the fantasy or comedy genre. A guy making love to a donkey (except for some instances where we find

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Hinduism in literature meets a new and different perspective – Kumar Dipanshu tells his story

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Hinduism is the ocean that serves everyone who comes with a thirst – for knowledge, intellect, motivation or even cynicism (but it depends upon the interpretation of the seeker). There are millions of pages filled with the profound waves of mysticism, wisdom, devotion and mystery. However, recent Hinduism literature, with some bitter realities buzzing around, has more or less turned into a wake-up call or siren reinforcing the values and the ancient wisdom that are casually being insulted or subjected

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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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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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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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5 Reasons You Should Read Greed Lust Addiction by Ravi Dabral

5 Reasons you should read Greed Lust Addiction by Ravi Dabral

Haven’t read the book Greed Lust Addiction by Ravi Dabral yet? This article will tell you why you should read the book at the earliest before Ravi comes up with the next part of this title – on a broader canvas and with major issues. Ravi Dabral’s work comes up with a major theme – life with this vs life with that concept that can easily fit into any discourse. Ravi has delivered the narrative in an

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