Month: April 2013

Book Review: The Oath of the Vayuputras

Amish’s latest offering in his Shiva Trilogy, ‘The Oath of the Vayuputras’ has been an absolute let down. With high hopes after reading the first two in the set, the seasoned reader is almost sure to feel tragic. The first 200 pages of this unnecessarily long book were boring, to put it mildly. The rest of the 350 pages were made unnecessarily long where a few things could have sufficed. In fact, there are many gaping mistakes and oversights in the whole book, that the reader is left to wonder whether at all the book was edited or not....

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Book Review: Best Kept Secret

Jeffrey Archer’s third volume of his Clifton chronicles contains very little surprises, and would have been considered a great hit had it been penned by someone less illustrious than Lord Archer. Considered to be one of the most talented and extraordinary story tellers alive, this book has at some points let down the reader who expects a lot more from Archer. The book takes off from the point where its predecessor ‘The Sins of the Father’ left. The old characters return and the story of Harry Clifton and Emma Barrington along with Emma’s brother, Giles Barrington takes off with the numerous...

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Because we don’t just woo men..!

A very famous quote by Clare Boothe Luce goes:“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, ‘She doesn’t have what it takes. They will say, Women don’t have what it takes!’…” Well does it hold true? Unfortunately yes! I don’t intend this article to be much of a feminist manifesto but it is true, that even today, many believe a woman has always been less of an achiever as compared to her male counterparts. A major section of society still stays in the denial of woman being able to accomplish anything big....

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Dor

Introduction: Dor is a 2006 Indian drama film written and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor that features Ayesha Takia, Gul Panag and Shreyas Talpade as the lead actors. The story is about two women who come from different backgrounds and how fate brings them together. Meera (Ayesha Takia), a young woman who becomes a widow shortly after marriage, is trapped by tradition. Zeenat (Gul Panag), on the other hand, faces the daunting task of saving the life of her husband, who is on trial for murder. A bahuroopiya (Shreyas Talpade) helps her reach Meera, who holds the “string” to Zeenat’s hope. The companionship that develops between Meera and Zeenat results...

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Never Again

The red marks turned into black and then vanished, But I did n0t understand the bitter part of it. When you realize what the time taught you Just like childhood, t’was already all lost. Once I lost a gift and I replaced that with a kind. But the inside rumbles and the face faked. Now tell me, why there is a value to all that wraps, rather than the one that is wrapped. It’s not the final destination that I am afraid of. Even it’s not the rebels whom I care about. But it’s me and my insidious whom...

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