Book Review

KESARI: AIN’T A REGULAR PATRIOTIC FILM

March 31, 2019

A regiment with little internal issues but ready to sacrifice anything for the motherland. A challenging war at the threshold. A Sikh commander – the master of the most rightful ethics and commitment towards Dharma. Sounds like a remake of ‘Border’? Well, Akshay Kumar starred ‘Kesari’ may resemble to the 1997 hit, but the approach […]

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THE YELLOW ‘H’: AN EMBLEMATIC OF ETHNIC CLEANSING IN BANGLADESH

March 23, 2019

A group of five men including a government official, on 13th June 2009 at 12.45 am broke into a home. They engaged in some vandalization and finally abducted 20-year old Koli Goswami from the house while flaunting their arms throughout the street to terrorize civilians. The Goswami family hurriedly approached the local police station but […]

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OPERATION JOHAR- A LOVE STORY

February 26, 2019

From the past six months or so I have been a regular reader of the blog ‘DYNASTYCROOKS’. It has terrific insight and analysis of politics and other issues of national interest and many a time a refreshingly different take on affairs. Who wrote it used to be a mystery at the time I started reading […]

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‘THE EMERGENCY: A PERSONAL HISTORY’

November 25, 2018

After writing a sarcastic take on those whose refrain these days is ‘India is under the thumb of fascist forces’, I wished to know more about the time India had its only brush with fascism, authoritarianism and dictatorship, the dark days of Indian democracy- Emergency. Once I was done with the Pre-Professional exams, I picked […]

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हेरिसन मेडिसिन पुस्तक हिंदी में, शक्य है?

October 31, 2018

(मेरा मूल लेख गुजराती में था, यह इसका हिंदी अनुवाद है. चिक्तिसा शास्त्र से तालुक न रखने वाले वाचकों की जानकारी हेतु- ‘हेरिसन मेडिसिन’ चिकत्सा-शाश्त्र की एक विश्व-विख्यात पाठ्यपुस्तक है, जिसको ‘चिकत्सा-शास्त्र की बाइबल’ की उपाधि भी प्राप्त है.)   कल्पना कीजिए, ‘चिकित्सकों की बाइबल’, ‘हेरिसन मेडिसिन’, बजाय बाइबल के, महाभारत हो गई है, अर्थात, […]

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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

October 27, 2018

Die Verwandlung popularly known as The Metamorphosis is a classic Kafka Originals. Franz Kafka, the German-language novelist, and short story writer is considered as one of the most influential wordsmith of the early twentieth century. The Metamorphosis by this weird literary Genius is an account of the traveling salesman (Gregor Samsa) who wakes up one […]

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Nehru and Bose: Parallel Lives

January 15, 2018

Nehru and Bose: Parallel lives is an unique book for there has rarely been such an extensive comparative analysis between the two personalities who dominated the national scene and politics of congress for almost two decades starting from the 1920s till 1940s. What strikes you the most while reading the book is the author’s lack […]

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‘Animal Farm’

August 24, 2017

One of the first outcomes while indulging with any of the Orwellian works is the stark realisation of its remarkable contemporariness. Animal Farm has a unique distinction for itself in this regard, written almost seven decades ago, it is still refreshingly contemporary. Socialist regimes around the world faintly followed the trajectory he so vividly eulogized […]

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