Monthly Archives: March 2016

Thousand Unspoken Thoughts by Prerna Khatri – Book Review

Thousand Unspoken Thoughts

BY: PRERNA KHATRI

Synopsis:

“Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry.” _ Jack Kerouac

Thousand Unspoken Thoughts’ brings together the collection of poetry of an amateur poet who uses words to see through the world. Prerna, though being an Advocate by profession believes that writing is where her heart lies. The collection is a passage through her mind, where innumerable dreams and aspirations, are brought down to ink. Her writing is not confined to any age group; hence, no censor certificate is required. Keeping that thought aside, she believes in the power of ink, and her poems stand as witness.

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Border Post 99: No Man’s Land by Kedar Patankar – Book Review

Border Post 99: No Man’s Land

BY: KEDAR PATANKAR

Synopsis:

March, 2011 – In the pine forest that marks the No Man’s Land along the volatile India-Pakistan border, leopards roam freely across enemy lines, instigating fear in a pair of rival soldiers who are each guarding an illegal post and trying desperately to follow the strict orders they’ve been given: Don’t shoot.

Lt. Sharma is a 25-year-old Indian rookie, fresh out of military training school and longing to return home. Captain Khan is a war-weary Pakistani veteran whose only desire is to be left alone with his thoughts. When the men are suddenly forced to acknowledge one another’s presence, their nerves begin to fray and their tempers fly high. Sharma and Khan launch into a fierce duel of wits and egos that can only end when one of them dies.

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OK Now, Who’s My Santa by Vaishnavi Nair K – Book Review

OK Now, Who’s My Santa

BY: VAISHNAVI NAIR K

Synopsis:

The world’s luckiest people work at Infinity Inc., the best technology firm in the world. Or so they say. But even amidst the beanbags, theatre groups, free food and holiday parties, its 22-year-old employee Annika Pillai has a list of #FirstWorldWishes for Santa this year:

a) A new job (her current one requires an amoeba’s intelligence)

b) Um, new hair? (present haircut looks sheared as opposed to styled)

c) Trip her manager (that phony airhead)

d) And maybe, hopefully, oh please real Santa, uncover who’s her Secret Santa (the person who’s transforming her life, she’s passing right by, and can recognize only through his anonymous notes!)

OK Now, Who’s My Santa? is an insider account of the happiness and heartache, mayhem and mystery, anxiety and anticipation, in a Secret Santa game played at Infinity Inc. Everyone wants to find their Santas, but sometimes, what should be found… could lie within?

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