5 Museum Thrillers you cannot miss !!

Museums and mystery go hand is hand, like crime and cop. Never does a museum exist without a mystery revolving around it. Every article placed in a museum carries a history with it which makes you go back in time and reciprocate on the life that once was. A life that is beyond one’s imagination, especially due to modernisation. For those who love thrillers and mysteries, a museum is a delight. I am someone like that and every city that I visit, I make it a point to visit the famous museums of that city. My fascination drove me to write my very first novel. […]

Book Launch of “Frozen Summer and Columbina”

“Frozen Summer and Columbina” is the amalgamation of two different psychological thrillers by two young authors from two different cities sharing only one thing in common – their love for writing fiction. Published by Half Baked Beans Publishing House in association with Frankly.me. The star studded book launch was held in Bangalore at a cozy bookstore called “Atta Galatta” on the 7th of February. The leading south Indian actress – Regina Cassandra, standup comedians – Sanjay Manaktala and Tushar Singh and Singer Alexis D’souza unveiled the book.  Regina unveiled the book and handed it over to Sanjay and Alexis. Poppers were splashed and music surrounded […]

Inspiring quotes from “The Alchemist”

Reading “The Alchemist” was on my cards for quite sometime. However, I had been postponing it till I found it in the cupboard in my Mom’s house. I had heard a lot of positive reviews about the book. This was not the first work of “Paulo Coelho” that I was about to read. I was introduced to Paulo Coelho with the book titled, “Veronica Decides to die”. I had loved the book would be an understatement. After that I had tried reading, “The eleven minutes” and “The Zahir”, but I landed up putting down the book after reading a few chapters. That does not mean […]

What do I want from Life?

An exam would be so much simpler to crack if you knew the questions and its answers beforehand. But, then what’s the point and fun in writing a known question paper. Would there be any fun in looking forward to something and testing your IQ or putting to test all those hours of hardwork that you had put in to prepare for the exam? The inexplicable question about, “What do I want from life?” is something similar. Paulo Coelho in his book, “The Alchemist” says , “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” But that something is really “Something […]

Haider – Movie review #A must watch!!

Vishal Bhradwaj‘s Haider is the journey of a youth in an unabated search for his father who according to the Kashmiris has “Disappeared”. Disappearance in Kashmir means being caught by the Indian Army under charges of helping militants and taken to camps where they are torturously beaten and most of the times killed. The movie is set in 1995 in Kashmir and is an adaptation of the Shakespearean Hamlet. The era in which the movie is set is that time when Kashmir was engulfed in terrorism and politics. Vishal Bharadwaj has done a fantastic job in using this as the milieu for his Haider. The […]

Book Review: “Private India” by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson

If you wish to be caught in a gripping fast fiction combined with some sneak-peak into history and mythology alongwith some travel around Mumbai, then this book is for you. I received “Private India” from Blogadda as part of their Book Review Program for Indian Bloggers. Have a look at what the Blurb has to say:  In Mumbai, seemingly unconnected people are dying, strangled in a chilling ritual and with strange objects carefully arranged with the corpses. For Santosh Wagh, head of Private India, the Mumbai Branch of the world’s finest investigation agency, it is a race against time to stop the killer striking again. In a city of over […]

Book Review: The one you cannot have by Preeti Shenoy

“There will always be the one you cannot have”, This statement has been very well captured and articulated in the latest novel by Preeti Shenoy called, “The one you cannot have”(TOUCH). Have a look at what the blurb of the book has to say:                                          How long does it take to heal a broken heart? Can you ever forget that one perfect relationship you had?Anjali knows who she wants, she wants Aman. Aman too knows who he wants, he wants Shruti. Shruti and Aman were once inseparable. […]

My experience with Roald Dahl

I was introduced to Roald Dahl for the very first time by a very close friend of mine, Arjun. He had spoken about how Dahl had captivated him right from the first story he had begun with. Being very impressed I about this author I tried to take a pick at it and landed up getting a copy of his collection of short stories called “The wonderful story of Henry Sugar and Six More”. Having read notable authors liked Sidney Sheldon, Fredrick Forsyth, Dan Brown etc, it was different coming across an author like Dahl. He is of a different league all together.  First look: […]