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We live in an interesting era. New-age Indian authors are on the rise. The market is flooding with authors churning out English books that revolve around campus fiction, contemporary fiction, murder mysteries, local everyday drama, and the commercial story sorts. They give an almost accurate picture of society as it exists today. The real and sometimes pretentious situations; the fictionally honest thoughts; and the simply elaborate settings gel remarkably to make up for...
Post by: Sonia Safri
It all began with author of the famed The Rozabal Line reminiscing Pune as this hill station where tourists could relish the very famous Shrewsbury biscuits at Kayani Bakery. We know Pune has metamorphosed into a hep, busy city just like author Ashwin Sanghi, who after The Rozabal Line (a mythological fiction) has now picked up Chanakya's character from Indian history and intertwined another story of politics, revenge and manipulation to put together Chanakya's Chant, a ...
Post by: Deepti Khanna
Why steampunk fiction: Enter the zesty and uncanny world of steampunk fiction that is a rich assimilation of alternate history, fantasy, sci-fi elements, and speculative fiction. It forms a cult of its own with a backdrop of steam power and Victorian England. It is defined by a Victorian sartorial style, architecture, and culture. It was a time when people dreamed of submarines when none existed and let alone deep-sea exploration! Therefore a touch of illustration and cr...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal
“A country without a memory is a country of madmen.” George Santayana     When Francis Fukuyama wrote The End of History and the Last Man, most people wondered about the phrase in itself: that with the collapse of the Berlin Wall, it literally brought socio-cultural evolution to a standstill. Most debate on the infamous time when the iron curtain was pulled down in the rest of Eastern Europe. Yes, the Eastern Bloc was disintegrated; however his...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal
Not so long ago, Barbara Cartland wove history, fiction, and romance to set a stage of really popular romantic fiction. Although it carried a lot of mushy romance, to the keen reader or observer, it also shed light on the prevalent society and history. It set the ground for future writings on historical fiction. A largely noticeable chunk of Mills & Boon literature from the yesteryears also has settings of romance against an exotic milieu of historic locations and th...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal
We celebrated the World Environment Day (WED) on June 5. WED was celebrated for the first time in 1973. This day is celebrated with a different theme every year. This year, the theme was - Green Economy: Does it include you? In our own way, we are trying to cause awareness on getting environment friendly. The task is daunting; however, one must carry on.     Al Gore’s documentary, An Inconvenient Truth is one such attempt at educating the world o...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal
            Stanley Karnow was synonymous with war journalism and his coverage of the Vietnam War placed him on the master list of Nixon’s political opponents. He covered Asia working with Time, Life, the Saturday Evening Post, the London Observer, the Washington Post, and NBC News. He was chief correspondent for Vietnam: A Television History series which won several awards and accolades such as six Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal
                              On February 2, 2013, former American Navy SEAL and the most lethal sniper in American Military history was shot dead at Glen Rose in Texas. He was Chris Kyle. His autobiography titled American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History (co-authored with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice) is a revelation of the number of p...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal
Vampires have invaded the human mind for centuries in various forms, but one thing has been consistent: They haven’t stopped sucking. Fictional history has been witness that vampires crave for blood, preferably human and fresh. In the last decade, this particular disgusting habit has been deemed to be attractive and romantic, such that we now have a barrage of vampire stories, starting from the Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series to the True Blood TV series. ...
Post by: Snehith Kumbla
        Christmas, is obviously celebrated as Jesus Christ’s birthday. Lord Jesus Christ was born on this day in Bethlehem, and also this was recorded as the beginning of modern day calendar.  Post that as the story goes, as predicted by the Wise Men, the Messiah was born. He spread the eternal message of peace, harmony, love which still remains relevant now and will remain as time comes.   Earlier, celebrations of Christmas is...
Post by: Kamalini Mukherjee
"All history is contemporary history." - Benedetto Croce, Italian Philosopher and Politician The world today and all the events that we are are a witness to right now are history in the making: civil strife, occupation, political hegemony and chaos. In Greek, historia or history refers to an inquiry or information learned after an investigation. It is a study of the past, especially in terms of human history. It is also a very popular and interesting academ...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal


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