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Book Review: Lottery by Munshi Premchand

Vikram is a metric-passed unemployed young man known for aimless antics. He has big plans for life, such as touring around the world for seven years and building the largest library in the city. And for these dreams he needs loads of money. He is of clear opinion that doing job will not fulfil any of his dreams. So, he goes to buy a lottery to try his luck, but finds himself short of cash. To overcome this issue, he joins hand with a school teacher, who also happens to be his childhood friend, to overcome the cash crunch. The teacher sells off his old books to buy a lottery ticket. When Vikram buys the ticket on his name, the teacher grows suspicious of his avarice, and thinks the prize money will not be shared between two. Thus, he forces to Vikram sign an agreement but things didn’t settle down. On the other hand, Vikram’s father buys lottery ticket for himself, younger son Prakash, and his wife. Vikram’s Uncle also buys a ticket. For them, more tickets mean more chances of winnin…

Book Review: The Company of Women by Khuswant Singh

The Company of Women by Khuswant Singh presents sexual episodes of a man with number of women, ranging from an Afro-American lady to an ageing Pakistani woman to his own wife in India. The protagonist, Mohan Kumar, is a brilliant student and when he is sent to the USA for studies, there he starts his sex career by loosing virginity to Jessica Browne, a black lady. Soon he gets fame for having the seemingly largest organ in the campus, which gets him more women on bed. On one of his memorable rendezvous with Yasmeen Wanchoo, a Pakistani woman, he learns how to lucratively quench older women who presumably lust after fine young men.

As he doesn’t share good subaudition with his father, so upon returning India, he is nudged to tie a knot with a woman whom he neither likes nor he burns with desire for her. The lady in fact is grouchy with some unusual facial features. Despite marriage, his love for other women sees no decline; surely he feels no commitment towards his wife. Subsequently…