Category Archives: Book Review

A mystery in Lonavala

Maut Aaee Dabe Paaon (death came silently) is a murder mystery penned by eminent Hindi mystery writer Surendra Mohan Pathak. The story is set in the Hilly town of Maharasthra – Lonavala. The murder victim is an aged rich person … Continue reading

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The cinders of racial hatred devastating a nation

The constitution of India guarantees every citizen immunity from any kind of discrimination based on race, religion, caste, sex or place of birth. This guarantee is from the side of the state but the founding fathers of this nation-state had … Continue reading

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Male-female love, the eternal mystery

This review is a tribute to eminent Hindi litterateur Narendra Kohli who left for his heavely abode on 17.04.2021. I am a mystery lover and quite naturally, fond of reading and watching a lot of mysteries. In my view, the … Continue reading

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A great scientist turning into prisoner no. 100

Four years have passed since famous Hindi novelist Ved Prakash Sharma left for his heavenly abode on 17th February, 2017. While remembering him, I am presenting my review of a very popular novel of himself whose title is Qaidi No. … Continue reading

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Yellowish beauty with fragrance of good nature

Once again, I am reviewing a novel of my favourite Hindi mystery writer – Surendra Mohan Pathak. Amongst his novels categorized under 5-6 different series, I love the Sunil Series novels the most. Sunil Kumar Chakravarty is an investigative journalist … Continue reading

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Idealistic journalism ! Fearless journalism !

The late seventies saw the emergence of Sikh militancy in Punjab. Innocents started paying the price of selfish politics in the form of their lives. Bloodshed became the order of the day. The dirty game of blaming, buck-passing and mud-slinging … Continue reading

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Spy Sunil in Peking

Hindi novelist Surendra Mohan Pathak created a hero, Sunil Kumar Chakravarty in the world of pulp fiction during the early sixties. This youth is an investigative reporter by profession and works for a national daily, Blast in the fictitious city … Continue reading

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He is victorious by name only

Centuries ago William Shakespeare had asserted – ‘What’s there in a name ?’ He’s right. Anything or anybody can be given any name which may not have anything to do with its real nature or worth or life events. Through … Continue reading

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What to forget ? What to remember ?

At least three generations of Hindi movie buffs are well-acquainted with the name of Amitabh Bachchan, the so-called ‘Star of the Millennium’ who became the first Indian actor to be immortalized in the form of a wax statue in Madame … Continue reading

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Portrayal of a lover’s pain

Great Hindi poet – Sumitra Nandan Pant’s immortal lines are – Viyogi Hoga Pahla Kavi, Aah Se Upaja Hoga Gaan, Nikalkar Aankhon Se Chupchaap Bahi Hogi Kavita Anjaan (the first poet of the world must have been some lover separated … Continue reading

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