Portal of a Thousand Words: Review

The Book is an alternate-history fantasy set in nineteenth-century China. Ten centuries have passed since the last time the Portal of a Thousand Worlds opened, bringing radical change to the then-ruling dynasty, and now the mystical gateway is rumored to be on the verge of opening once more.

The Bestseller She Wrote: Review

The Book  Shreya Kaushik is a student at the Indian Institute of Management, who wants to follow the trajectory of its most famous alum – Aditya Kapoor, the ‘Paperback King’ of India, a massively successful writer of pulp books that have been made into films. When Aditya comes to his alma …

Why Books Matter: International Authors’ Day

There have been people who’ve have asked me why I like books and reading so much. Usually, they were my school teachers, reprimanding me for reading in class during lessons. (Has anyone else hidden books between knee and desk and read on, while the teacher continues to obliviously teach what …

Adaptation: Original vs. Remix

[mood| sleepless] [music| So Gaya Yeh Jahan: Nitin Mukesh, ‘Teezab’ OST] Had this on my mind for a while, ever since I finally saw ‘O Re Piya’ on tv the other day. I’d only ever heard it as part of the mashup by Shankar Tucker on Youtube. While I really …

RYH: The Book of Counted Sorrows

[mood| Cough-y and Throat Ache-y] [music| California: Phantom Planet] Again, that should read ‘inches’ and not ‘words’, dammit. What’s the use of having friends like Borat if they won’t help out when needed? The Book of Counted Sorrows by Dean Koontz Rather, The Book of Counted SorrowsBeing the Mind-Bending,Heart-Stopping, Bowel-Freezing,Spleen-Tickling …