Mumtaz and Taj Mahal by Pravin Anand – Book Review

Mumtaz & Taj Mahal book review Pravin Anand

Pravin Anand’s historical fiction, Mumtaz and Taj Mahal, is one of those novels which do not take a lot of one’s time in reading but do provide all sorts of reading pleasure that a mainstream genre – romance or thriller, can deliver. I am saying this because I have read two novels in succession and let me tell you that Pravin’s book is not boring, not slow-moving and not a boring look back into the history thing. He has done

Continue Reading

Elephants in the Room – Suraj Laxminarayanan – Book Review

Elephants in the Room by Active Reader Review

Elephants in the Room is the latest edition of Indian crime thriller fiction. Written by Suraj Laxminarayanan, the novel has reached many readers since the publication in the month of October 2018. Elephants in the Room offers a theme which is not exactly new or unique. However, the way he has treated the theme of a bank robbery is certainly new to the readers. There are many robbers inside the same bank and before robbing the bank, they

Continue Reading

Making a Poem by Vihang Naik – Review

Making a Poem review Vihang Naik

I have been a reader of poetry for long enough and recently, I have read a few poetry collections in Hindi as well as English. However, I will share the review first for one English poetry collection that I have read and it has been penned by one of the leading English poets in India at present, Vihang Naik. His collection, republished by AuthorsPress, Making a Poem is a beautiful collection of poems on poetry, the poet himself

Continue Reading

Amour – A Journey to find Love and Purpose of Life – Book Review

Amour a journey to find love life review

Book – Amour: A Journey to find Love and Purpose of Life
Author – Anshuman Kashyap
Publisher – Evincepub
First Published – 2018
Pages – 116
Suitable read for – youngsters who look for good romantic books with a deeper meaning rather than shallow erotica

Amour by Anshuman Kahsyap is indeed a journey which he takes to find his love as well as the meaning of love… and once he realises

Continue Reading

Sikkim in my Love Story by Narsing Nirzat – Book Review

Sikkim in My Love Story book review

Book – Sikkim in my Love Story
Author – Narsing Nirzat
Publisher – Notion Press
First Published – 2018
Pages – 325
Suitable read for – those who want to understand the beauty of Sikkim from outside and get inspired to visit this place

Well, this book – Sikkim in my Love Story, is a beautiful collection of short stories, 9 in numbers to be precise. This wonderful collection of picturesque

Continue Reading

Indicting Goliath by Lal Bhatia – Book Review

Lal Bhatia Indicting Goliath review

Book – Indicting Goliath
Author – Lal Bhatia
Publisher – Notion Press
First Published – 2018
Pages – 286
Ideal for – those who want to read the real-life and ongoing sagas of true heroes – in this case, Lal Bhatia for he exposed the corruption and collusion single-handedly

Before you read this book, let me warn you that if you are too casual a reader that you don’t care for

Continue Reading

A Dowryless Wedding – book review

A Dowryless Wedding book review

Book – A Dowryless Wedding
Author – Merlin Franco
Publisher – authors UPFRONT
First Published – 2018
Ideal for – Casual readers, occasional readers, regular readers as well

A Dowryless Wedding is a very alarming book (alarming in the sense very high at amusement, very pungent in satire and very sharp in observation aka realism) written by a debutant named Merlin Franco. An NRI, originally from the Southern body of India,

Continue Reading

Geography Through Maps by K. Siddhartha – a must have for IAS GS – review

Geography Through Maps review

Book – Geography Through Maps
Author – K. Siddhartha
Publisher – Kitab Mahal
First Published – 2001
Ideal for – UPSC, State PCs, other competitive examinations

Students who are preparing for various competitive examinations must come across the papers which demands a wide knowledge of various aspects of India – sociological, historical, political and also geographical. All other aspects can be dealt with by following and studying good books available in the

Continue Reading

Kohinoor in you: adventure of a modern writer – review

Kohinoor in You adventure of a modern writer review

Book: Kohinoor in you: adventure of a modern writer
Author: Mukesh Kumar Shahi
Publisher: Evincepub, 2018
Review by: Active Reader, Ravi
Starter: You will find it engaging, inclusive and something which is fresh…


Kohinoor in You is a motivational book by author Mukesh Kumar Shahi. This book has been written in a totally different style and so, it does not resemble any other motivational books written before. Yes, if a far resemblance I

Continue Reading

American Maharajah

American Maharajah active reader review

Title: American Maharajah
Author: Mark Stephen Levy
Review by: Active Reader (Ravi)
Published: 2018, White Falcon Publishing
Rating: 3.7/5 stars
One-line-thought: More a literary fiction than a contemporary one

American Maharajah was the fourth book that I finished in the month of April 2018. While other books were too fast and somewhat abrupt, except the Anita Krishan’s Despite Stolen Dreams that I reviewed recently, American Maharajah was one sober and serious

Continue Reading

Site Footer

Sliding Sidebar