The Godfather: An Excerpt

“For the second time he saw Michael Corleone’s face freeze into a mask that resembled uncannily the Don’s. “Tom, don’t let anybody kid you. It’s all personal, every bit of business. Every piece of shit every man has to eat every day of his life is personal. They call it business. OK. But it’s personal... Continue Reading →

Love Trumps All: Book Review by Asha Seth

#MyThoughts: How far would you go following your dream? And would you retract after you've hit the pinnacle of success? Author: Sudarshan Mahabal| Genre: Fiction | Pages: 374 The Blurb: Anant Joshi, a dreamer who chases the American dream during Y2K rush and leapfrogs from a small Indian town to start-up innovative Silicon Valley venture.

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Dead to Them: Book Review by Asha Seth

#MyThoughts: A good suspense novel takes a lot more than the customary whodunnit twists. With all that and a lot more, 'Dead to Them' is as good as it can get for a debut novel. Author: Smita Bhattacharya| Genre: Suspense Thriller | Pages: 272 The Blurb: Moira Madhwa is the typical young, beautiful and successful... Continue Reading →

In Arabian Nights: An Excerpt

Standing there, the ocean breeze cool on my face, I sensed the tingle of something I could not understand, and saw a fine geometric carpet laid over the lawn. I strolled down over the terrace and on to the grass, and stepped aboard it, the silk knots pressing against my bare feet. Before I knew... Continue Reading →

In A Disused Graveyard

The living come with grassy tread To read the gravestones on the hill; The graveyard draws the living still, But never anymore the dead. The verses in it say and say: "The ones who living come today To read the stones and go away Tomorrow dead will come to stay." So sure of death the... Continue Reading →

#Quoted: Write even when you don’t want to…

We grew up reading Agatha Christie. Some of her tales have been etched in our memories like they were things that happened yesterday. She was damn good and there's not a freckle of doubt about it. Looking back, thinking of all her books I've read, one thing that stands out in my memory is the... Continue Reading →

Kohinoor: The Story of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond – An Excerpt

Lena Login watched as an emissary from the Tower of London, escorted by yeoman warders, entered the drawing room. He carried a small casket in his hands, which the queen opened delicately. She showed the open box to Albert and together they walked over to where Duleep stood on the dais. Looking up at him,... Continue Reading →

Wings of Poetry: Book Review by Asha Seth

#MyThoughts: All lovers of poetry must read this once for it's sheer opulence of sagacious introspection woven intricately with words. Author: Meenakshi Sethi| Genre: Poetry | Pages: 284 The Blurb: This is journey of heart On wings of poetry Flying, moving, searching Through vivid patterns of life Finally connecting my words To your eyes… Let's explore together Layers... Continue Reading →

Mathilda – An Excerpt

When I had lived here some time other animals visited me and a fox came every day for a portion of food appropriated for him & would suffer me to pat his head. I had besides many books and a harp with which when despairing I could soothe my spirits, and raise myself to sympathy... Continue Reading →

The Fall – An Excerpt

Let’s sit down on these steamer chairs. What a fog! I interrupted myself, I believe, on the way to the little-ease. Yes, I’ll tell you what I mean. After having struggled, after having used up all my in-solent airs, discouraged by the uselessness of my efforts, I made up my mind to leave the society... Continue Reading →

The Book of Lost Things: Book Review by Asha Seth

#MyThoughts: What does one choose when tough times call, family or one's own interest? Does this book answer why it's called 'The Book of Lost Things'? Is it worth one's time? Author: John Connolly| Genre: Children's, Adult Fiction, Coming-of-Age | Pages: 355 The Plot: 'The Book of Lost Things' by author John Connolly is about a... Continue Reading →

Wuthering Heights – An Excerpt

'Yes, she's dead!' I answered, checking my sobs and drying my cheeks. 'Gone to heaven, I hope; where we may, every one, join her, if we take due warning and leave our evil ways to follow good!' 'Did SHE take due warning, then?' asked Heathcliff, attempting a sneer. 'Did she die like a saint? Come,... Continue Reading →

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