The Forest of Enchantments by Chitra B. Divakaruni

book review of forest of enchantments

This is how the blurb of The Forest of Enchantments (written by Chitra B. Divakaruni, published by HarperCollins) goes: “It is a brilliant retelling of the Ramayana…a powerful comment on duty, betrayal, infidelity and honour…” As blurbs go, this is among the most exaggerated I have seen in a while. Banerjee’s retelling of the Ramayana, […]

In Conversation with: K.N. Rao

interview with k n rao

Professor K.N. Rao (Moisture Trapped in Stone), is an MSC from Banaras Hindu University. He worked as Asst. Professor of Botany at Pachaiyappa’s College, Madras and later as Head of Department, Botany at D. G. Vaishnav College, Chennai and retired from active service in 1983. Along with academics, he has pursued his hobby of creative […]

Ep. 2: Food and Faith with Varud Gupta

In the second episode of India Booked, travel through a Christian village in Meghalaya, meet the Kolkata-based Jewish community and feast on the 56-course feast at Jagannath as India Booked talks to Varud Gupta, author of the cookbook-cum-travelouge Bhagwaan Ke Pakwaan. Listen to discover what he has to share on the connections between faith and […]

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

pashmina by nidhi chanani book review

Pashmina is the story of an expat teenager living in the US, who finds a way to connect with her roots back in India, and reconcile with her mother’s past.

When I Kissed You by Anna C.

When I kissed you

Anna C.’s romance-erotica When I Kissed You, is the story of Akanksha and Neel who find love at first sight; but will their romance get a happy ending?

In Conversation With: Kochery Shibu

interview with Kochery Shibu

Kochery Shibu has served in the Indian Navy and commanded two warships. Post his retirement he has executed hydroelectric projects across India, and penned Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar, his debut novel. The technical content of the novel, namely the setting up of a hydroproject is drawn from his experience in these projects, as […]