Category Archives: Book Review

A spicy dish to satiate the reader’s appetite

In my review of an old Bollywood movie – Jhuk Gaya Aasman (1968), I had written that entertainment products whether they are movies, theatre-plays or fiction-books, have to be prepared like spicy dishes with all the spices mixed in the … 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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Mysterious murder in a trout-fishing region

Before starting my review, let me clarify that only the title of this book is in English, else it is not an English novel. It is a Hindi novel penned by the famous Hindi pulp fiction writer of mystery and … Continue reading

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What’s your choice – Bullet ? Or Poison ?

Hindi novelist, Surendra Mohan Pathak’s serial hero – Sunil Kumar Chakravarty is in no way any less than the popular heroes / heroines of the foreign crime-detective fiction world. The way detectives like Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Sherlock Holmes, Perry … Continue reading

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Never lose hope, every labyrinth has a way out

In life, we come across difficult times when almost everything seems to be going against us, when we face such ticklish problems that cannot be discussed sometimes even with our closest ones, when we are concerned less about the solution … Continue reading

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Mercifully human-beings can forget and they should

I have a very sharp episodic memory and I often (undesirably) boast of it. However a novel of my favourite authoress – Dame Agatha Christie has given me a new perspective of thinking. This novel is Elephants Can Remember which … Continue reading

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The murderous Diwali night

Diwali is the biggest festival of the Hindu community worldwide. Lord Ram is supposed to have arrived at his kingdom – Ayodhya back after an exile of 14 years in forests on this day and hence this festival, the Festival … Continue reading

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