Book Review: The Devotion of Suspect X

Yasuko Hanaoka is a single mother whose ex-husband, Togashi, still bothers her for money and engages in other nasty harassment. One evening he comes to her apartment, gets threatening and ends up strangled at the hands of his ex and her teenage daughter, Misato. Ishigami is a maths teacher/genius and Yasuko’s neighbour. He visits the lunch-box shop at which she works every day just so he can buy...
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Book Review: Urban shots – Crossroads

Urban Shots is a collaborative effort, pulled together from writers of diverse backgrounds, who live in different parts of the country. It is an anthology of 30 urban short stories written by 26 Indian authors and what a lovely anthology at it . The stories revolve around relationships, in urban cities (metros), as they exist today. Relationships not just amongst youngsters but relationships share...
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Book Review: Musings of a wanderer

Shreya Chatterjee is one of the very few poets I know and read who have managed to paint a picture with their words; her work is carefully and colorfully written. A good poem is one that jolts your mind into a graphic reel, where your forced to imagine, feel and see every action described in the poem and in turn creates a memory associated with it. “heard her bangles clink , Her anklets jingle...
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To quote, or not to quote?

I love Shakespeare, Hence i decided to compile a list of my top 15 favourite Shakespearean quotations :) The lady doth protest too much (Hamlet Act 3, scene 2, 222–230) If music be the food of love, play on (Twelfth Night Act 1, scene 1, 1–3) All the world's a stage (As You Like It Act 2, scene 7, 139–143) Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind (A Midsummer Night's Dream ...
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Book Review: Night

Author- Elie Wiesel /         Rating - 9/10 Now if you're the type that likes the "feel good, I like to escape to a better place" kind of novel, read no further. This book will definitely not take you there. Where it takes you is into the heart of darkness, madness and the terrifying reality of human suffering.Have you ever watched a movie with a scene that made you wince? That made you actuall...
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BBC’s – The Big Read

Top 100 books chosen by viewers (re-edited and remastered from the BBC site) The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. Copy this , Bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish or read an excerpt. Btw i think scored about 81 from both list ! 1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen  2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR...
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Book Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Author - Mohsin Hamid , Rating - 2.5/5 The narrative makes you feel like part of a conversation, part of a setting that is highly captivating even while being complex, which you just don't want to peel yourself away from.In a cafe in Lahore, Pakistan, the main character Changez tells an American acquaintance his life story and it is by "overhearing" this second-person telling that we learn it, ...
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Favorite Manga/Anime Quotes

"She's strong! And scary...I bet she's single...I'd put money on it... -Kabuto" — Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto, Vol. 18: Tsunade's Choice) "Do not allow yourself to be blinded by fear and anger. Everything is only as it is." — Yuki Urushibara "There is no such thing as coincidence in this world. The only thing is hitsuzen. Hitsuzen...A naturally fore-ordained event. A state in which all o...
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Anime Review:

Heres a list of all the anime i followed last year and most of this year :) along with their descriptions and reviews  ! also a  recommendation to people who want to start watching anime ! & to all my fellow Otakus don't forget to leave your comments on what your following at the moment ! Hell girl About - Hell Girl, also known as Jigoku Shōjo: Girl from Hell is an anime series, produ...
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Book Review: Veronika Decides to Die

Rating 4/5 I love things that move you not because they’re sad but because they’re sweet. In this book a pretty, young woman Veronika decides to kill herself. There’s no tragedy compelling  her to do so it’s just the monotony of life…There’s nothing that she feels she can do to change the growing apathy of the world we live in .Her suicide fails and she is instead sent to a mental institution ....
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