Sunday, December 30, 2012

Book Review: Love Across the Borders

Love across the BordersPublisher: All about Books Global


No. of Pages:

Format: Paperback

Language: English

About the book:
The protagonist in the book ’Love Across The Borders” is a Chinese Girl Called Jia who worked for Beijing Power, who were setting up an Power Plant in Jharsugda, and an Indian Boy Called Jivan. Jivan works for Varun Alumina.

This is a love story between Jia and Jivan who face lots of problems before they are united in the end. The author has a very passionately written the book and has very aptly described all the characters in the book. The problems faced by Jia and Jivan, to express their feelings and the repercussion faced by them are very touching. The book starts with a Stampede and a hospital where the injured are treated and here the love story begins.

Jivan likes Jia and wants to marry her but there is opposition in his family, his mother who wants him to marry a Bengali girl. Then there is this India China relationship which also comes between them and they are separated.

The Author has successfully tried to bring in everything to make the book very interesting and has very aptly written about the war in the sub continent, the meetings in Washington and the after effects of the Washington meet. After lots of persuasion Jivan gets permission to visit China to meet Jia but then his plane crashes and it seems all is lost. But, Somehow Jivan survives and gets treated at a Beijing Hospital and is destined to meet his love and does meet her in the hospital room.

A very creative writer Sudama Chandra Panigrahi has touched upon a very sensitive issue and has done justice to the book. He has very nicely shown the Indo Sino relationship and has tried his best to give a new turn to the relationship.
The book is truly very engrossing and the way it has been written shows the knowledge of the writer or the study he undertook to write this book. The language is easy and writing well understandable though at time it is a bit difficult to follow.

Submitted by a happy to be a maid and who is trying to get back to studies once again after 5 years gap.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tiger Hills: Book Review

 Book: Tiger Hills: A Novel
Author: Sarita Mandanna
ISBN: 0143068407
ISBN-13: 9780143068402,978-0143068402
Binding: Paperback
Publishing Date: 2011
Publisher: Penguin
Number of Pages: 464

            Sarita Mandanna’s debut novel, Tiger Hills, is an epic love story set in the undulating hills of late 19th century Coorg. In the news for reportedly receiving the highest advance ever for a debut novel by an Indian writer, it was an eagerly awaited book by jurists. Spanning five decades, the book unravels the tumultuous life and star-crossed love story of Devi, the protagonist characterized as destiny’s child. Described as a cross between Gone with the Wind and The Thorn Birds, it serves as a curtain raiser to the richness of the culture that defines all things Coorg. Mandanna has created an emotionally complex world against the backdrop of coffee plantations, local villages, their age-old traditions and social pressures.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Ladies Coupe By Anita Nair : Book Review

Book: Ladies Coupe
Author: Anita Nair
ISBN:     0141005955
ISBN-13:     9780141005959,978-0141005959
Binding: Paperback
Publishing Date: 2001
Publisher: Penguin
Edition: 01
Number of Pages: 288
Language: English
Where To Buy: Flipkart

A real life like story is presented before us by Anita Nair through her incredible book, Ladies Coupe. This is the story of a woman in search of independence and strength. Every woman can relate themselves with the heartwarming story of Ladies Coupe.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Book review: An Enigma

Book: An Enigma
Author: Anjana V Pai
ISBN: 1618977237
ISBN-13: 9781618977236
Binding: Paperback
Published: 2012
Publisher: StrategicBook
Pages: 98
Language: English

(as published in The Taunt Pen- August's Special Issue)

About the Book:

Just 98 pages are enough to sum up the life of modern woman. Anjana V. Pai’s ~An Enigma ~ spines around the most questioning tale of most modern women living in the present era.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Do Women in General Lack Self Esteem?

Is women and their lack of self esteem a common problem or is it just me? Really, every girl I come across seems to have a bit of this problem. While some are extreme, the rest are considerably subdued. I know that women are more sensitive creatures in general, but this problem seems to be a little deeper than that? I mean, we all know how women hate negative feedback (doesn’t everyone?). But yes, I will agree to the fact that they are extra sensitive when it comes to their, work, appearance or body being talked about.