Indian Authors

Sidin Vadukut and his (Bombay) fever for writing : An Interview

3 months ago Shaili Desai 0
Sometimes, a person’s twitter handle can tell you lots about them.  With 178K tweets (as of 5th Aug, 2017 12:24 PM IST), Sidin Vadukut is a prolific tweeter (I am sure that’s a word!). His tweets are a mix of intelligent and sometimes self deprecating puns, historical trivia, lit references and an unbridled enthusiasm for Read More

Exclusive Excerpt – Chasing 33% by Jitendra Jain

4 months ago Shaili Desai 0
Chasing 33% by Jitendra Jain is a fictional story of two teenage boys, set to take their board exams. The story looks interesting, with one of the boys (now all grown up) reminiscing about their teenage years. The book has also been featured in the Bangalore Mirror and The Hindu this month and shares a different Read More

Book Review : Murder with Bengali Characteristics by Shovon Chowdhury

2 years ago Shaili Desai 1
Shovon Chowdhury’s Murder with Bengali Characteristics is a sequel to his book The Competent Authority (Book Review | Author Interview). Although a sequel to the book, it is a stand alone novel. While The Competent Authority was a purely satirical novel, Murder with Bengali Characteristics is part sci-fi, part satirical and part crime fiction. Image Read More

Book Review: Marriage Material by Sathnam Sanghera

2 years ago Shaili Desai 0
Book Cover In the beginning, I had absolutely no idea what this book was supposed to be about. By the end of it, the purpose wasn’t clear as crystal, but I did have a slight idea as to what the aim of the book was. The plot of Marriage Material by Sathnam Sanghera seems heavily Read More

Book Review: Asura Tale of the Vanquished by Anand Neelakantan

4 years ago Shaili Desai 0
I miss MICA. Yes, I do. It’s not like it was Utopia (In some ways, though, it probably was, compared to real life). People living together in a campus means that there are bound to be the usual jealousies, back stabbings and the constant need to hide your insecurities by pretending to be someone you Read More

Some ‘bites’ from Manish Gupta, author of English Bites

4 years ago Shaili Desai 0
English was always my favorite subject in school. Whenever the text books would be bought for the new school year, I would pick up the English textbook and finish reading it in two hours. And the rest of the year would pass, along with examinations, without me ever studying a word of it. I was Read More

Book Review: He loves me not by Vrushali Telang

4 years ago Shaili Desai 2
He loves me not by Vrushali Telang is the story of Jimmy Cooper and Mehroo Nasarwanji, childhood friends (sweethearts doesn’t exactly seem to be the right word). I thought it was a chick lit and was looking forward to reading it as I was in the mood for one. However, it’s not really chick lit, Read More

Book Review: The Competent Authority by Shovon Chowdhury

4 years ago Shaili Desai 2
The current status of our chaotic country seems to be an extremely fitting time for this book to be written. With our country riddled by dishonest, utterly inept politicians, a failing bureaucracy, a police willing to act only at particular instances, a media perpetually high on steroids, shrewd spiritual leaders (better to call them businessmen, Read More