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Book Review: Neverfound Land by Durriya Kapasi

Generally, fantasy fiction novels are by product of total imagination, there you will be in different landscapes with strange set of people and other creatures like monsters and dragons and so on. However, it is rare to see a fantasy novel mixing up other land and earth’s setting into one to present a captivating backdrop. Well, Durriya has done this miracle second time, with her novel Neverfound Land.

This novel is a proper sequel to her previous novel Once Upon a Genie. Well, to have proper fun off this novel, we would recommend you to go through the first one – Once Upon a Genie. And even if you missed it, no worries the author has made all possible attempts to make story linkable – as you will have a strong and informative preface, and then you will see it all through the formative years of Solomon – the protagonist of the novel.
In the first novel, we saw that Daisy – a young beautiful girl – falls in love with a genie named Khalil. However, they were not destined to live toge…

Author Highlight: Priyanka Bhuyan Discusses her New Book ‘Kaleidoscope of Love’ and Stories from her Life

We are back with another author interview. Today, with us, we have Priyanka – the author of ‘Kaleidoscope of Love’.  In this interview, she talks about her writing aspirations, and the route to getting her book published. Stay on...while we chat with her. 
What motivates you to write? Frankly speaking my mom.I never thought I would be able to write a book let alone publish it. But my mom recognized that I had a flair for words. So from childhood she used to egg me to write for magazines, newspapers which I did. And it got considerable good response whenever it got published. Moreover I have an active imagination so I thought why not to put it into use and connect with people on a wider range. So that’s how it all began. How do you handle the response of this book, especially from your friends and colleagues? I am overwhelmed and didn’t expect that people will like it. In fact I was also ready for some brickbats in a positive stride. But people have been more than encouraging and supp…

Book Review: Kaleidoscope of Love by Priyanka Bhuyan

Kaleidoscope of Love by Priyanka Bhuyan is a love anthology. The USP of the book is that all stories deal with the various forces of love in different forms, in different circumstances. If you think that a book based on love goes like Mills and Boons, or is totally full of romance and tragedies of lovers, well then you need to rethink. Love is a versatile and omnipresent theme in this world; in fact the basis of every relation depends on aspects like love and respect and humbleness and so on.

In this book, the author tried to seek all possible forms of love that exist between humans, be it a father’s love for daughter, a woman’s love for a child, love based on beauty, becoming lovelorn owing to hedonistic desires. As you read, you will get to know the points that we are trying to convey. The book is not a lengthy read, however intensity of every story is going to make you concerned towards the lead characters. Another great aspect of the book is that it is very high on credibility; t…

Book Review: Everyone Has a Story - 2 by Savi Sharma

In India, if an author becomes bestseller, well then their remaining books people pick up without giving second thought. The lineage of being hit is well-served. There is this author Savi Sharma, who shot into fame by writing casual stories like Everyone Has a Story and all, and now her latest book – Everyone Has a Story 2 is out and already hit the numbers. Well, if you talk about the story it is nothing of great value. Again, she has repeated her already used mantra – story of four people from different backgrounds coming together, with their not-so-impressive stories.

The story of this novel continues from her first super hit book…yes there are four characters, very high on friendship quotient. Well, the book is more about friendship than on any other serious cause. Among all chaos, the writing style of the author is bit prosaic – we think that’s the only ballast you can get so far. See, there is nothing of substantial value that we can put up into this review. It is a simple book…

Book Review: The Hidden Pool by Ruskin Bond

This story is basically about friendship, as in how small discoveries can foster up the friendship overall. The narrator of the story is a young school-going boy, probably an early teen. One day while coming back home from somewhere, he hears the gurgling of water at some distance. He then goes inside the dense forest and finds that there runs a small stream through the rocks and beneath lies a pool – not so big, but fine for the young boy.
He goes running and calls his other friends Anil and Kamal. They named it as Laurie’s Pool. They keep it hidden from other boys and these three boys often meet there for fun. They sometimes come there after the school. In the line of their adventure, they begin with fishing first and then wrestle in the water, and sometimes ride on the back of buffaloes. Among all activities, fishing is the prime one. They try to catch fish by net, rod, or clothes, but to no avail. One day Anil brings gunpowder and have it blasted at one rocky side, as a result ro…

Book Review: The Thief by Ruskin Bond

The Thief by Ruskin Bond is a popular short story that revolves around the themes like trust, betrayal, redemption, honesty and aspirations. As the story starts we see a young boy of around fifteen is a thief, inexperienced and not so successful. Well, to pursue his career a bit ahead, he is seeking a mentor kind of person. Thus, in his search he meets Arun – a well-built man.

Arun agrees to take him as his companion but doesn’t guarantee any salary. In fact, Deepak – the supposed name of the young thief – gets food and shelter for doing petty things for Arun. With no money coming, Deepak is often sullen and sad. However, Arun has promised to teach him reading and writing which can shape up the future of Deepak. This deal sparks a light of aspiration in his mind and he grows hopeful for making a good future if he learnt reading and writing.
Well, after some days Deepak spies on Arun and finds out that he is into something suspicious and gets the wads of money which he keeps under the…