Leadership The Gandhi Way; Author: Virender Kapoor; Publisher: Rupa; Pages: 122; Price: Rs.195.
By Aparna Mudi
Thrillers by modern Indian writers leave me sceptical. It is not everyday that you actually find one that is gripping.
However, 'The Unwanted Shadow' by Bhaskarya Deka is not too bad. With just about 200 pages, the book doesn't seem heavy at the outset. You begin the book and you are left guessing where the story is taking you. It is not a whodunnit, it has a very realistic feel to it. The deaths are rare and well spaced throughout the novel.
It is a fictional story about Alma Whittaker who through her life`s journey discovers answers to the most basic questions of life
Actors have a power that many might envy - the power of essaying varied, even atypical characters and then returning to their normal lives.
A woman oriented novel can go wrong in many ways. Many a times the author deviates and starts to focus on the cliched expectations of a novel rather than the character and the plot itself. With `Nazaqat` that mistake is avoided well by writer Sasha H Singhal. A drama thriller based on the life of the fictional Nazaqat, the book is a rather good read, with certain flaws.
Over half a million Indians were taken to the Caribbean colonies to work on the sugarcane plantations; a little more than a third of them were women.
It was at age 60 that C. Balagopal decided to unwrap memories and rely on old notes and diaries to put together this fascinating book on what he saw - and did - as a young IAS officer during his first posting in Manipur.
Though a fiction novel, ‘Maharaja in Denims’ traverses through facts of Punjab`s not so old history.
MGR was a difficult man to understand, says author Shrikanth Veeravalli, in his first book.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, who passed away this year and is the writer of much acclaimed film `Shakespeare Wallah` starring Shashi Kapoor, was remembered at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here.