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The Times Are Changing

Those familiar with Gujarati theatre would know that, by and large, the audience favours family dramas and social comedies. However, there are always exceptions to the rule...

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Memory Man Returns

David Baldacci created a very intriguing and tragic protagonist in Amos Decker. In his first Decker novel, The Memory Man (2015), he introduced a man with who cannot forget...

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No Way Out

Of all the characters in the Mahabharat, it is perhaps Abhimanyu who most strongly personifies the futility of war, and the toll it takes on the young and innocent, who are...

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Long Arm Of Fear

It’s taken a while for this 2012 to come out in an English translation, but it was worth the wait for readers of Japanese crime fiction (Keigo Higashino is already a ...

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Thirty-Seven Years Later

Today, the media is full of crimes against women, victims are coming forward to file complaints, there are many more arrests and even few convictions even if they are not a...

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In The Line Of Fire


Bestselling author Danielle Steel’s new book Dangerous Games has a tough female protagonist, the kind who is still not all that common in fiction; mostly the st...

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The Arrogance Of Power

The Taj Mahal is a marble monument of love—Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built it in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is a prime tourist spot where couples go ...

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Streets Paved With Gloom

 A few years ago, there was a huge wave of workers going from Kerala to the Gulf countries in search of better prospects. It would not ...

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The Ganpati Story

How did Lord Ganesha get his elephant head? The myth is part of Indian folk lore—Shiva came home one day and a little boy prevented him from entering the house becaus...

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Devious Heroines

Female protagonists in novels are getting to be increasingly dangerous; and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl seems to have triggered off a trend of the nasty heroine. Sarah ...

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The State - Unflinching Drama on the IS death cult.

Somehow, we all agree to have squandered our hours away facebooking, but some people ...

September 18 2017

The Price we pay for ‘The Love of Chocolate’

Reporters have travelled across Ivory Coast where the main cocoa plantation business ...

September 18 2017

Om Shanti Om – What do the Millennials Say?

Youth not so inclined to bhajans and spiritual songs has been a problem for ages. But...

September 18 2017