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A novel based on the killing of Rajiv Gandhi

On 21st May, 1991, India’s youngest ever prime minister and the then youth icon, Rajiv Gandhi got killed in a bomb blast at Sriperumbudur (Tamil Nadu), planned and executed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) because he had … Continue reading

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Blood is thicker than water

“Blood is thicker than water” is a German proverb (originally : Blut ist dicker als Wasser.) which is used by the English too quite frequently. It refers to the importance of the blood relations of a person and their superiority … Continue reading

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When determining one’s last goal leads to a murder

Legendary Hindi mystery writer, Surendra Mohan Pathak’s books have, of late, started to be translated in English. One such novel is – The Last Goal which he had originally written in Hindi in 1990 under the title – Aakhiri Maqsad … Continue reading

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Mysterious murder on an archaeological site

Mystery Queen Agatha Christie and her brain-child Hercule Poirot, the middle-aged Belgian detective are my favourites whenever I have to read a suspense story. Hercule Poirot has been the second most popular detective hero in the world of mystery based … Continue reading

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The claimants of the path

In my review of a Hindi movie – Apne Paraye (1980) which is based on the novel – Nishkriti penned by legendary Bangla author – Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyaay, I have asserted –  ‘Pooja Ke Phool Jitne Pavitra Hote Hain, Usse … Continue reading

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The holy war

On 20th September, 2011, ex-president of Afghanistan and senior Tajik leader – Mr. Burhanuddin Rabbani was murdered. Mr. Rabbani was a high-profile name when the trouble of Afghanistan started in the late seventies and continued in the eighties. The erstwhile … Continue reading

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Are the obese not entitled for love ?

I am a firm believer in humanity and love. Every living-being on this Earth deserves to be loved by someone if he / she / it believes in love and loves at least one individual. If a person who loves … Continue reading

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