Reviewed: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Interpreter of Maladies that won the Pulitzer Award is deeply enthralling with simple but intensely emotional short stories that change your perspective on a lot of matters. The book is a collection of nine short stories A Temporary Matter When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine Interpreter of Maladies A Real Durwan Sexy Mrs. Sen’s This Blessed…

Reviewed: Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh

When I was a kid, dad read to me stories. He created vivid pictures through his narration; difficult for one to forget. I yet remember the good stories albeit vaguely. But it’s the disturbing tales that I remember so vividly that I could narrate them in one breath. Train to Pakistan is such a story….

Reviewed: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

In its time, The Awakening received much social and religious criticism for its outrageous take on feminism. Critics condemned Chopin saying the novel was nothing but ‘an overworked field of sex fiction’. Resultantly, the book was out of print for decades. It was only in the 1960s that it was observed to be one of…

Reviewed: The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi

A friend who had read the book said to me that ‘The immortals of Meluha’ was based on Lord Shiva’s life. Being a devotee of the lord, I dropped everything to read it myself. It was in the very first chapter itself that I had realized that the book was not based on Lord Shiva but…

Reviewed: The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

Many times, simple yet not-so-perfect situations take most of our time and energy in wanting to put things right. This exactly is the premise of Tom Rachman’s – The Imperfectionists. Set in Rome, Italy, The Imperfectionists is about the inter-connected lives of the staff of an English newspaper which is on the brink of a…