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It’s better than the movies on Kashmir

We have had several movies made on the decades old Kashmir problem but yet to see a good movie in recent years doing full justice to the still burning issue. Kashmir has been burning for the past twenty years. However … Continue reading

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Miss Marple resolves a mystery for the last time

I do read very less English books. However when it comes to an Agatha Christie novel, I cannot leave it. And once I start reading it, I have to reach its finish in one go only. I am a great … Continue reading

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A perfect script for a Bollywood blockbuster

Hindi novelist, Surendra Mohan Pathak has never tried to write for movies and in fact, he has been to Mumbai only once in his life (1956) when he had not even started to write novels or stories. Had he tried … Continue reading

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A great scientist turning into prisoner no. 100

Qaidi No. 100 (prisoner no. 100) is the 100th novel of famous Hindi novelist Ved Prakash Sharma which was first published in 1983 when the author was only 28 years of age. It’s a grand story written on an extra-ordinarily … Continue reading

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A horror-soaked spellbinding mystery

Surendra Mohan Pathak is a Hindi mystery writer. He pens suspense-based novels and not horror-based ones. Sunil Series has been his most prominent series of novels in which a press reporter plays the hero and solves the mystery, if any. … Continue reading

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It made me a fan of Surendra Mohan Pathak

The readers of my reviews are well-aware that I am a great fan of Hindi novelist – Surendra Mohan Pathak. I had read my first novel written by this author in the eighties when my friend – Vishnu Mantri (who … Continue reading

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The disappearance of a dead body

Laash Gaayab (dead body disappearing) is a mystery penned by Hindi novelist, Surendra Mohan Pathak. It’s the 95th venture of his investigative journalist hero, Sunil Kumar Chakravarty. The story starts with the (apparent) suicide of a female guest in a … Continue reading

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