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Spotlight :The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oohmerbhoy


Book Review: A Strangeness in my mind by Orhan Pamuk


ISIN: 978-0307700292Genre: FictionPublishers: Random HousePrice: Rs. 1824.73/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Snow and My Name Is Red: a soaring, panoramic new novel—his first since The Museum of Innocence—telling the unforgettable tale of an Istanbul street vendor and the love of his life.
Since his boyhood in a poor village in Central Anatolia, Mevlut Karataş has fantasized about what his life would become. Not getting as far in school as he’d hoped, at the age of twelve he comes to Istanbul—“the center of the world”—and is immediately enthralled by both the old city that is disappearing and the new one that is fast being built. He follows his father’s trade, selling boza (a traditional mildly alcoholic Turkish drink) on the street, and hoping to become rich, like other villagers who have settled the desolate hills outside the booming metropolis. But luck never seems to be on Mevlut’s side. As he w…

Book Review: My Dream Man by Aditi Bose


ISIN: 9789385137303Genre: Romance/ Drama / FictionPublishers: Author's Ink PublicationsPrice: Rs. 200/- 
I don’t know if I can do a story like this once again or not.

Ajopa Ganguly, a struggling writer, is reeling from the pains of her manuscript having been rejected by all publishers. She knows that making cupcakes and embroidering handkerchiefs is not her true calling. However, she is scared to write anymore and is losing focus.

Aniket Verma, is the professor of economics who was also Ajopa’s tuition teacher once. Despite their twelve years age gap, with time, they forge a special bond of friendship.

Then a misunderstanding!

Now Aniket is back and it feel just like old times. With a challenge of finishing a new manuscript in record time and a promise that he will help her to get it published if she does, he asks her to meet him at the publisher’s office two days later.

Does she write?

Does she go to the publisher’s office?

At what moment does their friendship change?

Behind the Book: The Great Indian Sense of Humour by C. Suresh (Author)


Behind the Book: Five Things That Made My Writing Journey Simpler - Guest Post by Sudhām