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Poem Summary: Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ozymandias is a short poem of fourteen lines written by Percy Bysshe Shelley. The concurrent theme of the poem is that nothing remains intact and same forever in this world. Even the brightest of metal, one day decays with passage of time. The throne name of Egyptian King Ramesses is Ozymandias. It was his dearest desire to preserve himself forever by building a huge statue that he thought would never tumble down.

Stanza 1: I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
Summary: The poet narrates the poem through the eyes of a traveler who seems to have come back from a remote and far-away land, referring to Egypt. The traveler recollects what he saw there in the desert…

Book Review: Six, Five by Binary

Six, Five by Binary is a well-placed novel with cross-cultural setting. It’s a college campus story where two lead characters Violet and Victor play the most part in it. If you have read the blurb, you must have got the hunch that it is partially sketched on Sherlock Holmes lines i.e. a series of spectacular detective work. It means stories that require sleuths, detectives, and investigation, riddles littered here and there, and enigma along the roads.

Let’s focus back on the novel, there we have Violet and Victor, the students of E.G. Millennia. Violet is carefree and chirpy girl pursuing psychology, on the other hand, Victor is a bit serious and studious kind of guy. As the novel chugs ahead, Violet, the narrator, tells basic things about her, Victor, college campus, surrounding, and so on. The most important thing to understand is Zenith – it’s their college campus online newspaper. It’s Victor who manages stories for ‘Unveil Squad’ by investigating cases, mostly from the campus, …

Book Review: Why I am a Liberal by Sagarika Ghose

A senior journalist and columnist Sagarika Ghose’s ‘Why I am a Liberal’ is related with individual freedom. She focuses on the contemporary social, political and economic issues in India, especially those which are imposed on individual freedoms by the Big Government(s). The democratic values; liberty, equality and justice have  been continually trembling because the Big Governments are imposing the number of new norms in the name of so-called ‘nationalism’ which leads to destabilise and damage the social fabric of India.

When Ghose defines the basic term ‘liberal’ she comprehends all the contextual references in history, even she understands the limitations of the term then why she is using this term as main theme of the book? Because she thinks that word ‘liberal’ is central to all social, economic and political debates at this moment. She believes that ‘the Hindutva nationalist government born in 2014 has shattered the fragile yet prevailing liberal consensus that had existed since…

Book Review: Sadhana Who Stalked Her? by Spandana Chakradhar

Sadhana Who Stalked Her? by Spandana Chakradhar is a psychological cum suspense thriller. As the title suggests, Sadhana is the lead character of the novel. She is beautiful, elegant, sober, and possesses a few more qualities that you may stumble upon while reading about her story. Because of beauty and other qualities, men hardly withstand her charm; they fall for her quite often. But this does not make her life easy going; she has her own bunch of problems. If you are of the opinion that beautiful girls lead a smooth life because of rich men around them, well it’s about time to change your perception.


Inside the couple of chapters, you will get the hunch that she has had dull childhood because of her father, whom she rarely responds to. Her potential to meet the responsibilities is evident as when she leaves Hyderabad and her mother Laxmi to take up a better job in Delhi. Financially, they are suppressed, and they have to payback some loan. Thus, to get more financial stability, sh…

Author Highlight: Nimish Tanna Discusses his New Book ‘Divyastra’ and Stories from his Life

We are back with another author interview. Today, with us, we have Nimish Tanna – the author of ‘Divyastra’. In this interview, Nimish talks about his writing aspirations, and the route to getting his book published. Stay on...while we chat with him.
What motivates you to write? I think the biggest factor of motivation is universal for all storytellers and that is, a story inside you that HAS to be told. It’s like a therapy, a ball of energy bursting inside you and there is no other outlet for it, except telling it. Whether you speak it out, pen it down, sing it, dance it, paint it, act it; the form really doesn’t matter. What really matters is, you live it. Once the story has consumed you completely, you will not feel relieved until you have told it. I guess that is why storytellers are willing to go to any extent in order to express themselves. How do you handle the response to this book, especially from your friends and colleagues? When my first book released, just like any new wr…

Book Review: The Epic of Kautilya (Born to be King) by Deepak Thomas

Fantasy fictions are charming than other genres as there you find normal things done in different ways. For instance, the background is, most of the time, is not contemporary – it is mix of myth and history and some other innovative landscapes. Next, the host of characters, unlike human, you are sure to meet demons, monsters, animals, and apes for that matter. If you have read ‘Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series, we hope you understand what we are alluding to. Coming to this novel, which stretches up to 288 pages, we felt while reading as we are with this novel and its characters and in the setting since ages. The experience was dreamlike. And when the novel ended, you feel good for the experience, and sad as you have to move on. But the hope of getting a possible sequel keeps you alive.

This novel possesses a very fantastic yet intriguing question – which is mightier to rule a kingdom, ink and intellectual or steel and strength? The protagonist, female Kautilya, so called pr…