The badass Shikha is startled when the nerdy Abhimanyu proposes marriage. She loves... herself, and Abhimanyu doesn't figure on her list anywhere. For Abhimanyu, however, it was love at first sight when Shikha walked into RS Software, where the two of them work. When Abhimanyu shows her that he just might be rich enough for her, a pleasantly surprised Shikha accepts his marriage proposal and moves into his swanky apartment. But it looks like the love is all from only Abhiâs side as Shikha continues to drink herself crazy. Yeah, even at their wedding party. And then Abhi sets out on a honeymoon to Thailand with His Drunken Wife...
The Story: When you get to review a book penned by an author whom you admire a lot, to read the book and review it becomes a joy. The Secret of God's Son is one such book which will not only remind you of our great heroes and how they became a hero through their trials and tribulations but will also keep you grounded and away from vanity, especially when you read about the Achilles’ heel that every hero from our past had. Such narrative not only make you take pride in our literature but also reminds you that no one is invincible and every hero had to remember this to achieve great heights.
I am no stranger to Mr. Nair's writing. His style is quite interesting. I won't call it unique but interesting. He seems to have this habit of going straight into the topic. Plunging a reader directly into the plot without much padding. After reading the blurb I did get the insight where this story was leading. I was excited to know how an author visualizes what could have happened the night the 'accident' took place. Did it change the life of the individual or did he carry on the burden, which might have got diluted as he rose to his stardom?
The novel is a first person narrative of an entrepreneur who struggles to make sense of his life. He reconstructs his memory while recuperating from a nervous breakdown. The distortion in his narrative is not only the manifestation of psychopathology of his mind but also an exploration of human values. The novel demonstrates how optimism incorporates meaningful semantics even in the face of psychopathology. The dualism of hope and pathos creates a touch of absurd, almost reminiscent of Kafka and Camus.
Come November and it is a writing marathon! Set a target of word count and meet your target within the deadline. Thirty days of November indeed turns out to be precious and has paved the way for many a successful writers. It is the month of NaNoWriMo and no one wants to lag behind in the writing race!
Mysteries have a tendency to wither away if there is too much built up before coming to the point. No Safe Zone by Adite Banerjie plunges the readers straight into the nucleus of the mystery and Ms.Banerjie's Qiara Rana lands up in front of a dead body, runs into her ex-lover and has many shady characters chasing her right from the beginning.
The chemistry between the protagonists is SIZZLING. Every time they are on the same page, you can see the smoldering smoke. There is boldness in the style of the author’s writing. The opening line where both the protagonists meet, starts with an accident and that itself is the hook line of this novel. It will draw the reader in and make you travel in a maze of passion.
Meera Sagar had everything—the perfect job as a principal ballerina (for a prestigious New York ballet company) and a man who loved her as much as she loved him. But tragedy struck on the night before her biggest performance, forcing her to do the one thing she never wanted to do—come back home. To Mumbai.
A doctor by profession, but a voracious reader at heart. In an up-close and personal chat with Rubina Ramesh, Arti speaks about her love for stories and how it was born. She keeps her passion alive and kicking by utilizing her commute time. Yes, she takes the metro to work and that is where she gets immersed into this wonderful wonderland of stories.
The author has successfully communicated by making her readers not only feel for her protagonists, but also try and get into their skin. I found myself anticipating how a frustrated mother’s response can be towards her child, sometimes I found myself reminiscing my childhood days with my grandfather in our ancestral house and there were times I felt so fortunate that my parents just let me be ‘me’. Yes, that is also love! Each of the stories have a message, it might be something that we all know, but we all conveniently forget often. A thought-provoking way of reminding us about what makes us all humans!