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Book Review: I Want To Run Away by Deepa Iyyer

Romance genre is one of the most popular genres across the world. People prefer reading it for intense characterization and a farrago of emotions. In a romance novel, it is always tough to tag the emotions, as readers easily find themselves swaying up and down with the tide of emotions. Well, this novella ‘I Want to Run Away’ by Deepa Iyyer is slightly offbeat and different in its semblance. It’s a romance novel, but differs in its intensity and other elements.

This novella is based around Aashika – a young girl from a small village called Valayapuri, located somewhere in the interior part of South India. She is a college student, but at the same time very ambitious about her love choice, career choice, and not to leave out freedom in her lifestyle. Dreaming big is not a sin – however it may be in her village where people are still quite remote by the way of life, and technology has very marginal intervention and women are reckoned nothing more than slaves. If you read the story, you…

Author Highlight: Binary Discusses his Debut Book ‘Six, Five’ and Stories from his Life

We are back with another author interview. Today, with us, we have Binary – the author of ‘Six, Five’. In this interview, Binary talks about his writing aspirations, and the route to getting his book published, and his love for detective fiction. Stay on...while we chat with him.
What inspired you to write this book? Any tales to tell… I’ve always been a fan Sherlock Holmes, be it the novels, the movies or the Tv show. This novel was simply an attempt to bring that ‘detective vibe’ into a more relatable setting, i.e, a college love story. Would you decode the title – Six, Five in short for our readers? It’s just a wordplay using the novel’s two main leads, Violet and Victor. They call each other ‘Vi’, and ‘V’, which are the roman letters for ‘Six’ and ‘Five’. Are you more inclined towards detective fiction? How did you develop the backdrop for this book? Like I said, I’ve always been a fan of the Sherlock Holmes novels. And I suppose you could say that I’m more inclined towards detec…

Book Review: They Go To Sleep by Saugata Chakraborty

Be it any day, reading short stories is delight to heart. In summer, you feel as the breeze is raving your heart, in rain you feel the drizzling over your head, and in winter you get groped in the mist. So, for a heart that has not picked up anthology since a long, may be because of some reasons, and now looking for a salubrious experience, go nowhere and pick up this – “They Go To Sleep” by Saugata Chakraborty.

“They Go To Sleep” by Saugata Chakraborty is a collection of twelve short stories. All stories are contemporary with modern-day backdrop, of course locations differing from one place to another. Glad, that the author has not nailed all stories at one place, like Ruskin Bond does in the foothills of the Himalaya. Some collections are plain, while some have a web of experience and imagination – well this collection belongs to the latter category.
“They Go To Sleep” is the title story, since the word ‘Other Stories’ is missing, at first impression the book sounded like a novell…

Author Highlight: Deepak Thomas Discusses his New Book ‘The Epic of Kautilya’ and Stories from his Life

We are back with another author interview. Today, with us, we have Deepak Thomas – the author of ‘The Epic of Kautilya’. In this interview, Deepak talks about his writing aspirations, the route to getting his book published, and his inclination towards fantasy genre. Stay on...while we chat with him.
What inspired you to write this book? Any tales to tell? I have always wanted to write a story that had the scale of Lord of the Rings and colourful characters like anime.Many ideas had come and gone but it was Kautilya and her story which pushed me past the tipping point.
The setting came first. The world takes its inspiration from Indian mythology but at the same time, it is steeped in its own lore. Here the magic is real and small actions can have huge consequences and there is so much yet to be discovered.
The idea of the young general Kautilya occurred to me later. This was while I was at IIM Calcutta. I was watching the movie Red Cliff when I realized not a lot of war stories are …

Press Release: ‘Done With Her’ is a Terrific Murder Mystery by the Debut Author Chirasree Bose

Mumbai (April 8, 219) – Debut author Chirasree Bose’s first novel ‘Done With Her’ – a murder mystery – is out in the market, available in both formats: Kindle and Paperback.

“It is a terrific murder mystery – it has been a rarity where the motive becomes the cynosure – chaser, killer, avenger, victim, even the protagonist.”
About the Book: Like most of the great crime thrillers, when the story starts, it doesn’t make much sense to the readers, things are in vague. Nothing is clear. That’s goes like a cardinal rule for crime and suspense thriller novels – if you don’t believe refer to Colin Dexter or Daniel Silva. The story’s backdrop is simple but as it advances with a slew of intriguing characters, the intensity becomes unavoidable. People with affinity for crime and suspense novels will surely find it as delightful read, all the more, it’s a short novel. One of the Unique Selling Points of the book is that it’s fast-paced, imagine a book of about 50 pages, but still it stretches up t…

Author Highlight: Priya Das Discusses her New Book ‘Fly With Me’ and Stories from her Life

We are back with another author interview. Today, with us, we have Priya – the author of ‘Fly With Me’. In this interview, Priya talks about her writing aspirations and the route to getting her book published, and her love for romance genre. Stay on...while we chat with her.
What inspired you to write this book? Any tales to tell… I had a ligament surgery. I was in bed for 3 months. Couldn’t go to college and had to skip a year. Reading was the only thing that gave me any peace at that point of time. And then there was a contest in a national newspaper where people were asked to write dedications for their mothers for a Mother’s Day feature. I wrote something and sent it across. And I came first and got loads of prizes. That’s when my mom said I should try and write something for myself. And since I am always reading, she thought I could be a writer as well. That’s when I thought of giving it a go. I was sitting at home and wallowing in self-pity. I had nothing else to do. So, I wrot…