On Our New Logo

When onWriting started, it was a book review blog. And when Sakhi came on board, it became a lot more than just book reviews. We decided that it would become a hub for readers, writers and publishers to talk to each other through content – their reviews, their work and their thoughts. It was a […]

The Guardians of Halahala by Shatrujeet Nath

We received a copy of this book from the author. That does not affect the review below. It is honest and unbiased. Indian fiction often seems to be lacking in two fundamental things for the larger part – scale and imagination. When I read the Meluha trilogy, I was happy at the potential the story […]

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

My mind cannot comprehend war. I have of course seen the movies and the documentaries, and read the books by all the right authors – yet, fail to comprehend the immensity, brutality & utter meaninglessness of war. I let myself be mindlessly pumped up by jingoist fervour over a prime-time debate on television, or bay […]

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

April 1, 2017 I pick up a book, as part of a reading challenge. As a habit, I don’t read about the book before I’ve read it, as far as I can help it. It lies in my bag for two days before I open it on a bus journey to college. It’s a big […]

Heartless by Merissa Meyer

How I love fairy tales. And how I adore Marissa Meyer to have retold every single one of them in such a beautiful way. Meyer has completely eliminated the only complaint I have had from the fairy tales—the female protagonists, which were bound by the old patriarchy, are strong, independent and determined to have their way. […]

The Death Relic by Chris Kuzneski

When the back blurb of a book compares the New World of 1545 to the Yucatan Peninsula today, when there is magic and historical fiction involved, you expect magic. You expect to be taken on a crazy ride across two eras and see history battling the present in a thrilling contest. Sadly, the blurb is […]

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

When you hear too much about a book, you know when everyone is calling it a classic; you think, “This is a goddamn phoney book.” And when I started reading it, I thought to myself that this was just another story about just another guy and I’d spent the precious dough on banal things about […]