A State of Freedom

by Neel Mukherjee

Freedom is nothing but a comparative. It is addictive. It is exhilarating and once you have tasted it, it’s forever on your lips. There is freedom. And then there is ‘A state of freedom ‘. Something very circumstantial. Some sort of compromise. Neel Mukherjee depicts the difference between the two awfully well in his book of fiction. Cover page The cover page is dreamy. It is a state of freedom painted into a picture. The... continue reading→

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Reading Bhagat Singh

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One among my past blog posts was about different platforms at which one can find free books to read. Since then I have taken a refuge in paperback. While paperback still remains my favourite type of reading material, I strayed a bit the other day to read a short story on my phone on my way to work. I happened to stumble across an essay by martyr Bhagat Singh on why he is an atheist.... continue reading→

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Memories of my Melancholy Whores

by Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez has always left his readers mesmerized with his writing, the account of details in his stories and the perception one has towards unworldly situations. IT has always made me a better judge at perceiving situations on a daily basis too. Marques has always left me pondering over the conclusion to every book of his I’ve read. Cover A bright yellow backdrop with the image of a young girl lying on a bed,... continue reading→

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Author Interview – Tejaswini Apte-Rahm

We finally got a chance to have a conversation (so to speak) with the author of These Circuses that Sweep Through the Landscape, and guess what, we like her! Author Bio Tejaswini Apte-Rahm is the author of the short story collection These Circuses That Sweep Through the Landscape published by Aleph Book Company in December 2016. She is a full-time writer from Mumbai. Her short stories have been published in Himal Southasian (Nepal), BLink (Hindu... continue reading→

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Best Stories from Around the World

by Deepa Agarwal

‘Once upon a time there was a story. The child who read it was so enchanted that she/he couldn’t stop at just one and kept searching for more and more.’ I have been reading short stories collections a lot lately. A couple of weeks ago guys from aleph publishing got in touch with me. They were offering ‘Best Stories from Around the World’ to review. I quickly jumped at the opportunity. The fairy-tale like beginning... continue reading→

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