Short Story

Short Stories by Franz Kafka – Review

August 15, 2018 • By

Franz Kafka’s short stories are always amazing to read. There is no doubt about it that Kafka’s influence on English Literature (with the help of translations) can ever be reduced. Much is not known about his life and habits but the least we know, we can be sure that the gentleman was more a man of words than sentences (most powerful). Longer short stories or writings might be well but the shorter short stories of Franz Kafka were always more powerful and more impactful than anything else he wrote. This Sunday, I thought to read his short stories and pulled out the classic edition from my medium-height book shelve. And then, the excursion began.READ MORE


Novels

A Dowryless Wedding by Merlin Franco – Review

August 5, 2018 • By

Book – A Dowryless Wedding
Author – Merlin Franco
Published by – Authors Upfront
Year Published – 2018
Page Count – 225
Suitable for – all age groups, every kind of readers

“Our wedding was fixed for 12th July, as dictated by an astrologer.”

So, this is what happens. I am reminded of a marriage which could not be fixed because of an astrologer and here, the date is fixed by an astrologer and these are common sights in India – irrespective of its length and breadth. A wedding has more contributions from the relatives, pundits, churches, temples or maulvis compared to what a guy and a girl contribute. Well, this might sound funny as well! But, this thing, A Dowryless Wedding, is funnier than what it seems in a helicopter shot or a bird’s eye view.READ MORE


Opinions

International Relations – preparing for IAS – Books & Tips

July 10, 2018 • By

IAS Exam is considered to be one of the toughest or rather the toughest competitive exam in the world, let alone India. Aspirants who are preparing to become the top-ranked officers in India have to do the best and there is no space for good or better. In their preparations, books and notes and guidance play very important roles. And not to forget, books become a little taller when every supporting material are kept together. So, today I will be discussing a book for International Relations – a subject which is very important for the UPSC aspirants because it judges their comprehension and awareness in the terms of India’s international policies and approach – bilaterally and otherwise.READ MORE


Opinions

Four plays by Shakespeare you MUST read

April 1, 2018 • By

Who doesn’t read Shakespeare? When it comes to him, there is no question like ‘to be or not to be’. There is always one solid answer only – yes, that’s like it! Today, on the first day of this month, we have brought to you the best dramas by Shakespeare (according to our judgment) that you MUST read if you want to explore the real side of Shakespearean writing bit by bit and reach the layer where you can proudly say – yes, I know HIM! Here goes the list by BooksToRead:READ MORE


Bestsellers

The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh – review

March 15, 2018 • By

The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh is a book which, by most of the critics in India and abroad, is considered one of those novels who could successfully classify themselves to be called an ecological novel and it’s true as well… reading his novel, in case of The Hungry Tide, gradually removes the shroud from the concerns which we often ignore but only realise when it’s too late already. The human beings deported from their homes; the animals beguiled from their native land and the bystanders musing over the loss… this is all in his book and it makes the novel even complex – far, far away from the ones which are being read and written in the present day in our country.READ MORE