Reviews

Stars from the borderless sea

What is true love? Who are soulmates? Can love be defined by the constructs of society and convention? Can an affair rescue a marriage? Can true love ever tear people apart? Two college mates fall in love, only to be separated-their love stays steady, though they meet just twice in forty years. A close-knit family, shadows from the past, a lingering suspicion, and a relationship put to the test. An emotionally unavailable husband, a hurt wife; and an affair that redeems and transforms. Three strong women, and their journeys. And love, as mature and strong as them. In these times of speed dating, hook-ups, and break-ups, Stars from the Borderless Sky, a collection of three riveting stories, takes an unconventional, honest, empathetic look at that most universal of human emotions—love.

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Where shadows follow

How would you feel if you meandered into a tale and suddenly found it leading you up a twisted path of intrigue and evil? Life is made up of light and shade. Just when you feel that things are in your control, the darkness moves in and edges the light out. That is when the shadows follow, creating an atmosphere of disquiet. The stories in this anthology do just that. They keep you wondering where they are leading you till the shadows catch up with you.

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Tilottama at a glance

Tilottama At A Glance is compiled from a series of blog posts written for the A to Z challenge. It’s not merely the A B C’s of Kolkata for a casual traveller. This book allows you to acquaint yourself with the heart and soul of a rather unusual Indian city with loads of quirks. It is a journey through the culture, history, architecture, idiosyncrasies and other endearing or astonishing traits of Kolkata, that make this city unique.

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Tides of life

Book title – Tides of Life – a volume of poetry Publisher –  The Little Bootique Hub      Pages – 59 pages   Language – English Author – Kirti V Available on – Amazon.in Link – https://www.amazon.in/Tides-Life-Kirti-V/dp/B09QCMX4QS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tides+of+life&qid=1644728329&sr=8-1 ————————————————————– ‘Tides of Life’ is a sweet little volume of poetry. It’s a book that you …

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Mumblings and Musings

This collection of 44 modern poems is written both in blank verse and in rhyme. They are very visceral, relatable and thought provoking. The poems revolve around everyday life and people. The themes range from the fleeting nature of life, love, death, bigotry, faith, insanity, fate, Calcutta, Mumbai and more. Stunning images clicked by photographer Ashish Bakshi and the author accompany each poem; which takes in the still life, candid moments, vistas and unique perspectives to add another dimension to the poems.

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Kylie saves Dragonia

Kiley stopped where she was. With an astonished look on her face she said, “H... He... Help? You need my help?" Kiley and her cat Powette were enjoying a sunny day in the garden. Little did they know that their day was going to be filled with thrills and adventure. An unexpected visitor came to ask for their help to save his kingdom. Who was this visitor? Why did he need Kiley's help? Whom did he need to protect his kingdom from? Was Kiley able to help her visitor and save his kingdom? Read the story to know who was Kiley's surprise visitor and how did meeting him turn Kiley's normal day to one filled with adventure.

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Kings, Saviours & Scoundrels

Eternal Tales of India, Retold for the world. What if you could relive some glorious moments of our illustrious past? Meet the valiant warriors with great kindness and the courageous souls who thought out of the box. Know the origins of Vikram and Vetal. Salute the stellar women who took charge of their lives and the brave kings who trod on the righteous path. Laugh with some quirky villagers who are full of beans. Savour the heart-tugging friendships between the unlikely souls or the intrepidity of the creatures that won’t give up despite everything. Perceive the villainous deceit by the trusted. Rooted in the traditional storytelling of Indian legends, mythical beings, and their splendid adventures, Kings, Saviours and Scoundrels is a melting pot of entertaining kathas, selected from one of India's oldest classics, Somadeva's Katha Sarita Sagara.

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The absent citizen – the man who knew too much

Book title – The absent citizen…the man who knew too much Publisher –    self published by the author   Pages – 294 pages   Language – English Author–  Shashilaka Gadepally Available on – Amazon.in Purchase link – https://www.amazon.in/Absent-Citizen-man-who-much/dp/9355261683/ref=sr_1_2?crid=ET628E6G5CS5&keywords=the+absent+citizen&qid=1641620175&sprefix=the+absent+citize%2Caps%2C395&sr=8-2 ——————————————————————————— ‘The absent citizen’ is a book about circumstances that can force a man …

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