‘This is a beautiful coming together of a Christian myth and Naga legends. Human nature, love, friendship, trust, fear, envy, and betrayal have been explored through the magical events in the novel.’ Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar on the moving experience of reading Easterine Kiré’s new novel Son of the Thundercloud.
‘A melange of treason, exotic locations and conniving queens — that’s what Vikramjit Ram brings in his The Sun and Two Seas.’ Book review of The Sun and Two Seas by Vikramjit Ram.
‘In the popular discourse, the United States Federal Reserve is often held up as a shining example of a truly independent central bank. The reality, though, is far from it.’ Book review of Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World by Juliet Johnson.
Very rarely would a novel stir a reader’s interest into learning more about the history of a country. Eka Kurniawan’s novel Beauty is a Wound could easily be one of those rarities.’Book review of Beauty Is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan.
‘Once you finish reading the novel or fiction, it starts growing in your head. A reader tends to identify himself with the characters, places, situations and that’s the success of the novel.’ Book review of A Village Dies by Ivan Arthur
‘…the book is a masterpiece on the human mind and its power.Book review of Istanbul Istanbul by Burhan Sönmez.
‘…the story has many anecdotes on love, life and sacrifice that will be impressed upon the minds of the readers for a long time. Living in a time of so much mistrust and diminishing hope, I think, Son of the Thundercloud is a wonderful allegory of redeeming the goodness of men. May you walk into the new year with love and hope!’ Book review of Son of the Thundercloud by Easterine Kire.
‘The anthology is a delightful collection of writings from the deep past and the present that veritably take you up the mountains. And the musings are not merely about the beauty of the mountains, but extreme difficulties in the attempts at climbing some of the magnificent peaks in the Himalayas, reflective moments in writers’ sojourn through the mountain ranges, and life itself in these precipitous parts. A beautifully produced book, this anthology should definitely be a part of everyone’s personal library.’ Book review of Himalaya: Adventures, Meditations, Life edited by Ruskin Bond and Namita Gokhale.
‘The Temple Road is an enthralling read for not only immigrants or medical personnel but for anyone striving to achieve success in today’s globalised world.’ Book review of The Temple Road by Fazlur Rahman.
‘This book offers no moral lessons, but something of enduring emotional value for all of us. These stories are like that rare and precious friend who just comes and offers quiet companionship, “let you talk when you wanted to but let you be silent if that was what might make you heal.”’ Book review of A Book of Light edited by Jerry Pinto.