The Need for Inspiration

Although it may sound like a cliché, we need a lot of inspiration in this brutal, competitive world of today. The burden of unfair competition and expectations falls on our shoulders from our very childhood. Fighting against that, we grow up and finish our education. Even after that, more challenges are ready to greet us….

Book Review – Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag

Although I was aware of the existence of this book—I had seen it mentioned in a few articles on Facebook—it was only after a suggestion by Raman Shrestha sir, owner of Rachna Books, the local bookstore at Gangtok that I visit often, that I decided to try it out. The blurb doesn’t betray much about…

Ten Writing Tips for Fiction Authors

I have been writing for the past few years. In 2015, I authored a novel and got it published by a small publisher. However, as I began getting reviews, I realized the monumental blunders that I had committed, as far as writing is concerned. Over the years, experience has enabled me to cultivate certain writing…

Book Review – A Thousand Times Over by Sudhanshu Bisen

I met the author of this book on Facebook a few months back, and he suggested this book to me. Since the publishers were Fingerprint, one of my favorite publishers, and the blurb planted seeds of intrigue in my mind immediately, I decided to give this book a go. After I finished reading the first…

Book Review – The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker

I came across this book with this gorgeous cover while scanning for new books at Rachna Books, a popular bookstore at my native place, Gangtok. The blurb was intriguing too, coaxing me to try it out. The story begins well, and the mystery element strikes bells of intrigue in your mind immediately. The language, as expected…

Book Review – This Is Not Your Story by Savi Sharma

  Savi Sharma is, without a doubt, the most popular writer in India right now. I have heard about her debut book ‘Everyone has a Story’ for a while (it is all over the place on social media), but when I checked out Goodreads—the most genuine book review site—some months ago, the unflattering reviews that…

Book Review – The Unaccepted by Manohar Thapa

I am always on the lookout for new authors emerging from my native place, and I got to know that this book had come out several months back. The writer was from Kalimpong—a beautiful town in the district of Darjeeling, and the book was published by a local publisher. I picked it up immediately and…

Book Review – The Spectacular Miss by Sonia Bahl

I always follow Fingerprint Publishers—one of my favorite publishers—to discover new reads. And a few months back, I came to know about this book. The reviews were enticing, so I gave it a shot. Meanwhile, I even met the author on Twitter. She was polite and down to earth, which I liked. Two pages into…

Book Review – The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

I got introduced to Liane Moriarty when one of her books was nominated for the Best Fiction Goodreads Choice award recently. Then I saw that most of her other books were also nominated for the said award, apart from the fact that they were bestsellers. Yet, I was wary of trying it out, as my…

Book Review – We Will Meet Again by Tarang Sinha

  When I got to know about this book, I had a gut feeling that I would eventually end up reading it. The major reason behind it was this—a book reviewer cum editor was the author. This fact sowed the seeds of intrigue in my mind. So, when I found that a free copy was…

Book Review – The Forgotten Daughter by Renita D’Silva

I came to know about this book while I was surfing through my Facebook timeline (I follow Fingerprint publishers’ page—one of the best Indian publishers who never publish any poorly written book. All their books are well edited and have a perfect combination of good language and entertainment. To have my book published by them someday…

Book Review – Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakurani

Finally I finished this gem of a novel today. But as I trod the final steps of this illuminating journey, I felt a pang of sadness. But then a thought struck me. You can read it again, stupid! I came to know about Chitra Banerjee Divakurani ma’am in a Goodreads group. I went through her…