The Passage of Conquest – Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: T. D. Kuchel | Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult | Pages: 298 | Publisher: Green Hill Publishing During an evening, promising adventure aboard a galleon, eighteen year old Giselle is marooned on a tropical island. As she begins to uncover remnants of an ancient civilisation, she learns that she has travelled to a parallel world and that the island was…

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Blue Sky, White Cloud: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Nirmal Ghosh | Genre: Indian Literature, Animal Literature | Pages: 212 | Publisher: Aleph Book Company A defenceless male elephant calf, born on the grasslands of the great Brahmaputra River, grows into a formidable tusker, journeying through the verdant green hills of northeastern India and Burma. With him, we walk through the vastness of the Indo-Malayan rainforests as…

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Twilight in Delhi: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Ahmed Ali | Genre: Historical Fiction | Pages: 200 | Publisher: Rupa Publications Delhi, the earlier twentieth century. A glimpse of Mir Nihal’s life reveals a tranquil idyll; muezzins call azaan, fakirs and parched-gram sellers frequent the narrow by-lanes of the city, pigeons flutter in the sky, and the smell of kababs and jasmine…

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8 Books to Motivate your NaNoWriMo Project

Hello, dear readers and writers. How is November treating you? Are you also doing NaNoWriMo? Then this post is for you! I can’t believe we are almost midway NaNoWriMo already. Since I am participating for the first time this year, I noticed that the first week goes on all right. Quite fast actually. The enthusiasm…

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Ghostly Tales from the Indian Hills by Ruskin Bond: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Ruskin Bond | Genre: Horror, Indian Literature | Pages: 207 | Publisher: Speaking Tiger Vintage storyteller Ruskin Bond has created some unforgettable characters in his novels and stories, but perhaps the most memorable and unusual among them are the ghosts and spirits he has encountered. These ghosts are not always horrific; they are mysterious and often benevolent,…

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My First Attempt at NaNoWriMo

Hello, dear reader! How have you been? It’s been long we spoke. Tell me all of what’s happening with you. If not all, at least give me bits. What was October like? What did you do? Did you read much? How was Halloween? There is so much I want to know about you. Maybe, because…

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5 Gothic Horror Novels Every Book Lover Must Read

Since Halloween is almost over, I thought it is a bit late to do this post now. But then I said to myself – Does it really have to be halloween to read some of the best gothic horror novels? That’s when I decided that I wanted to do this post where I share some…

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It’s a shame…

It’s a shame

that i want more of you

always more

so much more

like a hungry wolf

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My October TBR is Totally Spooky!

Adios, September! Aloha, October. October is always so so special. This year more so. It started on a good note with my brother testing negative. Now, that was a relief. It truly was. The halloween month is a personal favorite. Because there’s so much to celebrate. My sister’s birthday lurks around the corner and I…

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Micropoetry#61

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Micropoetry#60

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4 am

you’re adrift barely breathing you’re sleeping but your ghosts are lurking although draped in slumber in your head you’re wide awake… For 4 am, is the hour to sire fresh dreams to leave behind all that couldn’t be… For 4 am, is a new bend those haunts need to rest the voices better wait they…

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Books I Read in July

July, so far, was the only month this year that I met my reading goals. There were some really good titles I read and I know I am going back to them soon. There were some others that had room for more entertainment. But overall, a fantastic reading month. Yes! Usually, I try to read…

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The cat had been thrown in the by-lane, and when Mir Nihal went out in the evening he saw that she was not dead after all. She had licked the water from the gutter and had come back to life. So does life inflict wounds on men, thought Mir Nihal, and looking grey for some time they become whole and hale again. Fate treats human beings with cruelty and is unconcerned. Death takes lives, parts lovers, bereaves mothers and children, husbands and wives, and , with callous indifference, goes about her ravagers with the hard-hearted grace of a fell beloved who prides herself on breaking both hearts and homes.

Ahmed Ali

Like a river…

I live off your breaths in all those moments when breathing is hard to do I walk in your steps in all those lanes where direction seems obscure I create life from your leftovers when my muse refuses to stop by I look at myself in your eyes when mirrors turn blind You are like…

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The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Angela Carter| Genre: Short Stories | Pages: 214 The Blurb: In The Bloody Chamber – which includes the story that is the basis of Neil Jordan’s 1984 movie The Company of Wolves – Carter spins subversively dark and sensual versions of familiar fairy tales and legends like “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Bluebeard,” “Puss in Boots,” and “Beauty…

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Misery: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Stephen King| Genre: Psychological Horror| Pages: 369 The Blurb: Misery Chastain was dead. Paul Sheldon had just killed her – with relief, with joy. Misery had made him rich; she was the heroine of a string of bestsellers. And now he wanted to get on to some real writing.  That’s when the car accident…

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