Authors, Interviews

Author Interview: Sindhu Rajasekaran 

 

Sindhu Rajasekaran is a thirty-one-year-old engineer-turned-writer, and a Bharatnatyam dancer. Kaleidoscopic Reflections her first novel was longlisted for the Crossword Book Award in 2011.

Q. Hello Sindhu, and thank you for agreeing this interview and congratulations on your book, ‘Kaleidoscopic Reflections’. Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

I’m a writer, film producer and communications consultant. A bit of a nomad really. I do everything that strikes my fancy.

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Authors, Books, Interviews

Author Interview: Christopher Brookmyre

Christopher Brookmyre is a Scottish novelist whose novels mix politics, social comment and action with a strong narrative. He has been referred to as a Tartan Noir author. His debut novel was Quite Ugly One Morning, and subsequent works have included One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night, which he said “was just the sort of book he needed to write before he turned 30”, and All Fun and Games until Somebody Loses an Eye (2005). His new novel: The Last Hack is due to release in July, 2017.

Q. Hi Christopher, and thank you for agreeing this interview. Your upcoming book, ‘The Last Hack’ is due on 4th July 2017, which is an amazing read. Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

I have been writing full-time since the publication of my first novel, Quite Ugly One Morning, back in 1996. Before that, I worked as a sub-editor on Screen International in London, then freelance at the Scotsman and the Edinburgh Evening News. I have published twenty novels, most recently The Last Hack (published in the UK as Want You Gone). I have also collaborated on the FPS videogame Bedlam, based on my novel of the same name.

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I am open to Book Review Requests

Hi People,

I’ll keep this short. I have been blogging now for four years and I have written numerous book reviews, interviewed some of the best selling authors (like The Martian’s Andy Weir). I publicly announce that I am open to give my honest feedback over your book/manuscript in the form a review.

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Book Reviews, Books, Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Tree with a Thousand Apples by Sanchit Gupta

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Realistic Fiction is becoming a trend these days among the readers and why not? If written beautifully, these type of stories which are an offspring of real incidents in the contemporary world have a lot to offer and reader can relate to them often. One is The Tree with a Thousand Apples by Sanchit Gupta released right in the end of last year, based in war ridden Kashmir.

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Read in June 2017

Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee

Blurb: Yoon Ha Lee’s critically acclaimed Machineries of Empire trilogy continues with Raven Stratagem, coming from Solaris Summer 2017.

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Authors, Books, Interviews

Author Interview: Anmol Chawla

Anmol Chawla, a diehard philosopher is an industrial engineer from a well-reputed college, who is trying to find innovative ways to serve humanity, as he believes only a utilitarian mindset can solve today’s complex societal issues.

BEYOND is his first work of fiction, inspired from his own experiences with the world around him. He has ventured into many social initiatives after leaving a lucrative job in a Multi-National Company. Earlier this month, I reviewed his debut book and you can read the review here. For deep dive in Anmol’s imagination, continue to read this post.

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Book Reviews, Books, Fiction

BOOK REVEIW: Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami

Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami is the fourth book in the Rat Chronicles but it is not required for you to read the all the books in the chronicles before this one. This fourth part is more of a sequel to the third one, A Wild Sheep Chase but still has little connection to it.

This book is narrated by a nameless writer who is divorced. The story starts with his adventures and memories of a hotel in the mountains of Sapporo, where his mediocre life is elevated by an incident that builds the course of this novel. His ex-girlfriend, named Kiki in the book, and no second name provided, has mysteriously disappeared. He encounters the Sheep Man, a being from another world that claims everything and everyone in the writer’s life are connected. He meets a friend who is a famous actor and just spends money to show his expenses. Then he come across a thirteen year old girl with whom his friendship grows through out the novel.

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Book Reviews, Books, Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Butterflies, Parathas, and the Bhagavad Gita

Published by: Amaryllis

 424 Pages | Fiction | Spirituality

Gita is a big part of Indian Philosophy. I don’t see it as just a religious scripture, certainly not, after reading S. Hari Haran’s Butterflies, Parathas, and the Bhagavad Gita: A Quirky and Heartwarming Journey Through God’s Instruction Manual for Life. Understanding spirituality is the same as understanding yourself and this book is a great pivot either if you have never read Bhagavad Gita or had a touch at your inner self.

This book is more than the work of fiction. It is a blend of fiction and spirituality. It revolves around two lifelong friends as they have a contrast which varies between them. Not in the good or evil sense. The question here is deeper as it concerns knowing oneself. Both are flawed men as their diurnal life is effected by this ancient scripture which frequently brings certain changes. This illuminating story is completely based on the essence of Bhagvad Gita and it is not about the Gods. It’s about you.

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BOOK REVIEW: Gandhi, Ambedkar and the Four Legged Scorpion

Published: October, 2016

Pages: 185

Not very often do I come across a contemporary written piece that discuss an important aspect of Indian history. Gandhi, Ambedkar and the Four Legged Scorpion by Rajesh Talwar is that rarity. This play set in pre-1947 and is based on real events, expressed to the readers through writer’s imagination.

The play introduces both Gandhi and Ambedkar, both are important figures in Indian History and politics, through significant events in their lives. In an opening scene Gandhi is shown to have been thrown off a train with his baggage. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s life also proves to be life changing.

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Read in May 2017

Beren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien

Blurb: Edited by Christopher Tolkien, attempts to extract the story of Beren and Lúthien from the comprehensive work of The Silmarillion, in which it was embedded; but that story was itself changing as it developed new associations within the larger history.

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