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SID BAHRI | Author Interview

SID BAHRI | Author Interview | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

From the chaos of a corporate life in Gurgaon to the serene lanes in a writer's paradise of Ranikhet, Sid Bahri is a man who had the willingness to turn his wishful thinking into a reality. Read on to find out more about this author and his claim to fame debut novel "The Homing Pigeons". 

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From the chaos of a corporate life in Gurgaon to the serene lanes in a writer's paradise of Ranikhet, Sid Bahri is a man who had the willingness to turn his wishful thinking into a reality. Read on to find out more about this author and his claim to fame debut novel "The Homing Pigeons". 

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ARUP BOSE | Publisher Interview

ARUP BOSE | Publisher Interview | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

We all love reading books but do we know anything about the industry behind it - The Publishing Industry? Do we know the effort of the people involved in bringing out a successful book? What better way to know all these than from the man who heads the publishing at one of the fastest growing publishing houses in India, Srishti Publishers, Mr Arup Bose. We got a chance to interview him to learn about the nuances of the publishing industry.

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We all love reading books but do we know anything about the industry behind it - The Publishing Industry? Do we know the effort of the people involved in bringing out a successful book? What better way to know all these than from the man who heads the publishing at one of the fastest growing publishing houses in India, Srishti Publishers, Mr Arup Bose. We got a chance to interview him to learn about the nuances of the publishing industry.

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Horseshoe Garage | Hitesha | Book Review

Horseshoe Garage | Hitesha | Book Review | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

The plot of this book surrounds an international racing championship, Neo-Racing, where the main condition for participation is a unique technology which has never been tried before.

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The plot of this book surrounds an international racing championship, Neo-Racing, where the main condition for participation is a unique technology which has never been tried before.

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India's Biggest Cover-up | Anuj Dhar | Book Review

India's Biggest Cover-up | Anuj Dhar | Book Review | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

The nation cried on August 21st1945, when the news of Netaji SC Bose’s death reached India. Many believed in the news but a few knew there was something amiss. They would never accept this incident to be true and would make it the purpose of their life to uncover the truth.This book is one such attempt by an independent researcher, Anuj Dhar, to bring out the true facts behind Netaji’s disappearance, the reasons and the consequences.

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The nation cried on August 21st1945, when the news of Netaji SC Bose’s death reached India. Many believed in the news but a few knew there was something amiss. They would never accept this incident to be true and would make it the purpose of their life to uncover the truth.This book is one such attempt by an independent researcher, Anuj Dhar, to bring out the true facts behind Netaji’s disappearance, the reasons and the consequences.

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The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag | Jim Corbett | Book Review

The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag | Jim Corbett | Book Review | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

"The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag" is the true account of one of Jim Corbett’s many adventures with man-eating animals. This particular one is about a Leopard who lived in Rudraprayag, a small town in the state of Uttarakhand in India.

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"The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag" is the true account of one of Jim Corbett’s many adventures with man-eating animals. This particular one is about a Leopard who lived in Rudraprayag, a small town in the state of Uttarakhand in India.

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The Bankster | Ravi Subramanian | Book Review

The Bankster | Ravi Subramanian | Book Review | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

The plot of “The Bankster” is taken from the real life crisis of the Koodankulam nuclear plant protests in Tamil Nadu. The basic premise of the story is regarding the use of foreign funded black money by Indian NGOs to protest against the setting up of a nuclear power plant.

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The plot of “The Bankster” is taken from the real life crisis of the Koodankulam nuclear plant protests in Tamil Nadu. The basic premise of the story is regarding the use of foreign funded black money by Indian NGOs to protest against the setting up of a nuclear power plant.

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There May be an Asterisk Involved | Vedashree Khambete | Book Review

There May be an Asterisk Involved | Vedashree Khambete | Book Review | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

Vedashree Khambete’s “There may be an asterisk involved” is firmly on the higher end of the scales in terms of humour. In fact, even when you read the blurb at the back, you know that this is going to be a very good read.

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Vedashree Khambete’s “There may be an asterisk involved” is firmly on the higher end of the scales in terms of humour. In fact, even when you read the blurb at the back, you know that this is going to be a very good read.

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Bollywood Striptease | Neeta Shah | Book Review

Bollywood Striptease | Neeta Shah | Book Review | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

“Numerous auditions – Cut, Shoot and Freeze

Abundant emotions – Love, Rage and Tease

Plentiful dialogues – What! Oh no..!! and Please

Brew your coffee and lay back in ease

Enjoy all this in the tantalizing world of “Bollywood Striptease”

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“Numerous auditions – Cut, Shoot and Freeze

Abundant emotions – Love, Rage and Tease

Plentiful dialogues – What! Oh no..!! and Please

Brew your coffee and lay back in ease

Enjoy all this in the tantalizing world of “Bollywood Striptease”

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The Diary of a Young Girl | Anne Frank | Book Review

The Diary of a Young Girl | Anne Frank | Book Review | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

“Of all the multitudes who throughout history have spoken for human dignity in times of great suffering and loss, no voice is more compelling than that of Anne Frank”

– John F. Kennedy, 1961

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“Of all the multitudes who throughout history have spoken for human dignity in times of great suffering and loss, no voice is more compelling than that of Anne Frank”

– John F. Kennedy, 1961

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Red Jihad | Sami Ahmad Khan | Book Review

Red Jihad | Sami Ahmad Khan | Book Review | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

India is developing a futuristic ICB missile technology, Pralay, at a secret base in the Andaman Islands. The base is overtaken by a group of Jihadists and Naxals, who have joined forces. Their mission – “To use this missile against India”.

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India is developing a futuristic ICB missile technology, Pralay, at a secret base in the Andaman Islands. The base is overtaken by a group of Jihadists and Naxals, who have joined forces. Their mission – “To use this missile against India”.

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Book Geeks | Indian Book Reviews

Book Geeks | Indian Book Reviews | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

Reading a book of an author that you haven’t come across before, is certainly a very interesting experience. The only thing that you have going is the cover in the front and the blurb at the back. While they do say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, it is not always possible, especially in the case of a new author that you are trying out. We do tend to make judgments based on what we see, and as a result, sometimes miss out on some very interesting books.

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The Hope Factory | Lavanya Sankaran | Book Review

The Hope Factory | Lavanya Sankaran | Book Review | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

Ms. Sanakaran has done a wonderful job in portraying all the characters, especially both the protagonists. I especially liked the way in which the author has tried to maintain continuity while switching from one story to another, and doing it in a very natural way.

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Ms. Sanakaran has done a wonderful job in portraying all the characters, especially both the protagonists. I especially liked the way in which the author has tried to maintain continuity while switching from one story to another, and doing it in a very natural way.

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Love is Vodka | Amit Shankar | Book Review

Love is Vodka | Amit Shankar | Book Review | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

“Love is Vodka” is a book written by Amit Shankar which talks about the journey of a teenage girl Moon. The book is written in a breezy style describing the life of the young teenager and her subsequent adventures with guys, career and life.

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“Love is Vodka” is a book written by Amit Shankar which talks about the journey of a teenage girl Moon. The book is written in a breezy style describing the life of the young teenager and her subsequent adventures with guys, career and life.

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The Zoya Factor | Anuja Chauhan | Book Review

The Zoya Factor | Anuja Chauhan | Book Review | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

The book, written in first person, describes how a cricket-hating ad-executive, Zoya, is forced to become a part of the Indian cricket team, not as a player nor a cheerleader nor a physiotherapist nor a psychiatrist but as a lucky charm.

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The book, written in first person, describes how a cricket-hating ad-executive, Zoya, is forced to become a part of the Indian cricket team, not as a player nor a cheerleader nor a physiotherapist nor a psychiatrist but as a lucky charm.

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Scandal Point | Manju Jaidka | Book Review

Scandal Point | Manju Jaidka | Book Review | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

The story of this book is set in the last decade of the 19th century. The plot revolves around the love affair between Maharaja Rajendra Singh of Patiala and Betty, the daughter of the Viceroy of British India. This story draws its inspiration from the modern myth associated with Scandal Point, a location in Shimla.

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The story of this book is set in the last decade of the 19th century. The plot revolves around the love affair between Maharaja Rajendra Singh of Patiala and Betty, the daughter of the Viceroy of British India. This story draws its inspiration from the modern myth associated with Scandal Point, a location in Shimla.

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Train to Pakistan | Khushwant Singh | Book Review

Train to Pakistan | Khushwant Singh | Book Review | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

Train to Pakistan is the highly acclaimed novel written by Khushwant Singh. It is a novel set in AD 1947 when the partition of India was taking place and swarms of people – both Hindus and Muslims were migrating in large numbers. 

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Train to Pakistan is the highly acclaimed novel written by Khushwant Singh. It is a novel set in AD 1947 when the partition of India was taking place and swarms of people – both Hindus and Muslims were migrating in large numbers. 

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The Pink Scarecrow | Ankita Srivastava | Book Review

The Pink Scarecrow | Ankita Srivastava | Book Review | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

With her impressive personality and an equally impressive resume, the army officer and a beauty pageant winner Ankita Srivastava has yet again turned heads with her debut novel - The Pink Scarecrow. The book is set in an army backdrop for most part of it and has quite a good story to claim. The story revolves around Lieutenant Colonel Vishesh and his past and present.

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With her impressive personality and an equally impressive resume, the army officer and a beauty pageant winner Ankita Srivastava has yet again turned heads with her debut novel - The Pink Scarecrow. The book is set in an army backdrop for most part of it and has quite a good story to claim. The story revolves around Lieutenant Colonel Vishesh and his past and present.

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MADHURI BANERJEE | Author Interview

MADHURI BANERJEE | Author Interview | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

She has done and seen it all; be it ad film direction, television production, documentary filming and assisting top-notch Bollywood directors. She's always been an avid reader, a nomad traveller and a voracious tweeter. Her book "Losing My Virginity & Other Dumb Ideas" was a runaway success. We got a chance to interview her about her experience in Bollywood and her love for books.

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She has done and seen it all; be it ad film direction, television production, documentary filming and assisting top-notch Bollywood directors. She's always been an avid reader, a nomad traveller and a voracious tweeter. Her book "Losing My Virginity & Other Dumb Ideas" was a runaway success. We got a chance to interview her about her experience in Bollywood and her love for books.

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The Cavansite Conspiracy | Manjiri Prabhu | Book Review

The Cavansite Conspiracy | Manjiri Prabhu | Book Review | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

The title of the book “The Cavansite Conspiracy” is so catchy that you can’t just ignore it when you come across it. The blurb too is exciting and talks about a fast paced thriller surrounding the theft of a rare mineral stone – Cavansite. But the book fails to deliver what it promises in terms of the story and the characters. The plot is nowhere as exciting as the title makes it sound.

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The title of the book “The Cavansite Conspiracy” is so catchy that you can’t just ignore it when you come across it. The blurb too is exciting and talks about a fast paced thriller surrounding the theft of a rare mineral stone – Cavansite. But the book fails to deliver what it promises in terms of the story and the characters. The plot is nowhere as exciting as the title makes it sound.

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Chanakya: The Kingmaker and the Philosopher | Anu Kumar | Book Review

Chanakya: The Kingmaker and the Philosopher | Anu Kumar | Book Review | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

In “Chanakya: The Kingmaker and the Philosopher”, Anu Kumar tries to piece together the life history of Chanakya drawing from all the various sources available. He constructs the life and times of Chanakya

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In “Chanakya: The Kingmaker and the Philosopher”, Anu Kumar tries to piece together the life history of Chanakya drawing from all the various sources available. He constructs the life and times of Chanakya

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Book Geeks | Indian Book Reviews

Book Geeks | Indian Book Reviews | Book Reviews | Scoop.it

“See him bend time and space

See him save the world from disgrace

But, can he save pretty Charlie’s face?

Can he find the Brain Man’s trace?”

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“See him bend time and space

See him save the world from disgrace

But, can he save pretty Charlie’s face?

Can he find the Brain Man’s trace?”

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