Rainbow

by Aman Jassal

The famous saying “The pen is mightier than the sword” has been proved right time and again. Though used in a different and a more critical  context otherwise , it rightly signifies how  powerful words are and how significant they are in molding and shaping minds.Having read different genres by different writers, I for one strongly believe that each word that is read by an individual is consciously or subconsciously shaping his thoughts, and hence... continue reading→

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Bidding adieu: Harper Lee

This Pulitzer Prize-winning author bid us her final goodbye, and we are a little heartbroken (no, make that 'very'). Harper Lee shot to fame with her book ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ which was written in 1960. She very recently published her second book ‘Go Set a Watchman’ which reader world over welcomed with open arms.Shaking the world with just one book, Lee gave to us a book, a thought process and very lovable characters who... continue reading→

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The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

A story which is absolutely simple and minimalistic and yet makes you reflect on the various notions and emotions of an individual.Accoladed with the Pulitzer and the Nobel Prize for his masterpiece, Ernest Hemingway considered this as his finest work. What started off as an essay for a magazine, culminated into a novel after almost a decade of his career. Cover PageThe novel comes in various cover pages. The black background with a tint of blue... continue reading→

Expressing love in 14 ways

What is it about love and words that has a way with us ? The way these words bring a lovelorn smile to our faces, brings back memories – the good , bad and ugly, the myriad emotions that one can try and only fail to escape when in love.  From time immemorial we have tried to encapsulate our emotions into words,  and though a day wouldnt quite suffice to celebrate love , here are... continue reading→

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The Snow Queen

by Hans Christian Andersen, translated by Misha Hoekstra

A fair lady in distress, a prince charming and a 'happy ever after' is what most of the fairytales consist of. The debate of whether fairytales are good for kids or not is going on since centuries. There is no right way to tackle this but one issue is settled. Fairytales have been a part of all our childhood. We have come across it in different forms. Grandmother sat in the blessed bright sunshine and read... continue reading→

The 5th Wave

by Rick Yancey

When I came across a few posts on different platforms where people were constantly battling for and against the almost 'cult' status of the book, 'the 5th wave', I decided to give it a try myself. 'The 5th wave' is going around fitting itself in the 'science fiction' genre and it irritates me enough to actually wish that I had read more books on this genre to negate the claim. 'The Martian' is science fiction.... continue reading→