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Crime and Punishment – book review

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Raskolnikov is the embodiment of sin and redemption together in the novel Crime and Punishment by the great Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky. Moreover, if anyone wants to ascribe more to the character, he can well be seen as the living example of a chaotic psyche who almost goes bizarre as the novel deepens. Crime and Punishment is one of the finest novels ever produced by an author from any...

One Indian Girl – book review

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One Indian Girl is a 2016 novel and thankfully the last novel by Chetan Bhagat, at least for now! This is nothing sort of an Indian version of mini El James kind of sexual excursion taken by the protagonist Radhika Mehta who remembers nothing else about her feministic rights but just having sex and having worked for big companies and having a lot of money. Well, Chetan Bhagat might have talked to...

The Guide – book review

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 The Guide is a 1958 novel written by famous Indian novelist R. K. Narayan. It is entertaining as well as enlightening in a perfect way and it walks the talk which was proposed by a famous novelist Thomas Hardy that a novel is the uncommon feelings of common life. We see the characters like Raju and Rosie and Marco who are the common people next door by they manage to show us that life can be...

Should I remember what I read?

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Old habits die hard; the saying gets it absolutely right! We don’t easily forget what we have been doing or thinking for so long. And this is true in the context of our reading habits as well. We remember the books we have read more than once but we certainly forget the ones which we just read casually and which could not get close to our hearts. Is this good? Why do such things happen? Why do we...

Despite Stolen Dreams – review

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Despite Stolen Dreams is a collection of emotions – the protagonist and the antagonist – everything about the world created by Anita Krishan revolves around the emotions… Despite Stolen Dreams is a novel written by Anita which is also her latest one and it succeeds the previous one entitled Tears of Jhelum. At the centre, it’s about the problem of terrorism in the valley...

With You; Without You

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With You; Without You is a Hindi novel written by Prabhat Ranjan. He has tried to describe the situations of an ordinary youth and then a young man who has been in love and did make some mistakes to get the one he loved and then later, tried to compensate his sins with some good deeds but that also didn’t work out well for him! What happened then? With You; Without You is a novel full of thrill...

Reading Biographies and Autobiographies – some tips

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If I look behind, there is no reason someone should read anything at all! If I look behind once more, there is nothing left in ‘me’ except the readings that I have done in my leisure or the compulsion of the academic purposes. So, reading will be there in your life whether you acknowledge it or not. And then, what one reads becomes suddenly very important because this is going to have a deep...

With You; Without You launching tomorrow! 29th October 2017

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With You; Without You – the debut novel by an emerging novelist from Bihar, Prabhat Ranjan is all set to be launched tomorrow – 29th October 2017. Prabhat Ranjan is highly enthusiastic about his debut book which he feels will locate him some space in the field of Hindi Literature and also create a recognition for him. Prabhat’s book (as we have already talked about that in the...

Ashish Dalal – short story writer

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Desi Readers is not only about writing book reviews and interviewing the authors for our audience. We are also constantly looking for the new talents who are ready to enter the world of writing. For that, we don’t only scan the current English writing, but we also look for the literature being produced in other languages. And one such we are presenting to you today – Ashish Dalal. Hailing from...

Bleeding Queens

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Bleeding Queens by Palak Kundra is a novel written in Hindi (with a special reservation for few Punjabi phrases). And this is her debut novel as well – and a bold debut, if I may say – because her work does not hold any punches back (as aggressive is the author herself to counter anything against women justice). Palak Kundra seems more a revolutionary when you read her novel and her...

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