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[S] Satyajit Ray’s Sherlock Holmes – Feluda #AtoZchallenge

Feluda or Pradosh C Mitter is the fictional character developed by the Bengali writer Satyajit Ray who modelled him after Sherlock Holmes. Feluda has keen powers of observations and can absorb texts in one reading. … Read More [S] Satyajit Ray’s Sherlock Holmes – Feluda #AtoZchallenge

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[R] From Russia with love #Atozchallenge

Today I am introducing a Russian writer who wrote books for children. I have about 3-4 books from Russia in my collection and these two stand out as the writer is a marvel at writing for children. Each tale is so unique and filled with wonder that even today I yearn to pick it up and read.… Read More [R] From Russia with love #Atozchallenge

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[Q] Quirky tales from Roald Dahl #atozchallenge

Many of you would recognise Roald Dahl from his famous children’s tales like Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate factory and BFG, etc. But for me he is the master story teller of impeccably devious tales where its hard to distinguish between the villian and the hero.… Read More [Q] Quirky tales from Roald Dahl #atozchallenge

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[P] Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot #AtoZchallenge

Okay okay! I havent lost the plot, seriously! Give me a chance to explain why a 40+ woman is going to feature The Princess Diaries as one of her all time favourite book series. You will see, I assure you. Just in case you don’t, the comment section is there for you to vent out… Read More [P] Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot #AtoZchallenge

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[O] The Opus saga of The Wheel of time by Robert Jordan #AtoZchallenge

The Wheel of time is the fantasy epic written by Robert Jordan that details out the fight of the chosen one against the evil one in a race to save the world or break it up forever. Its a 14 book long saga but well worth every page turned.… Read More [O] The Opus saga of The Wheel of time by Robert Jordan #AtoZchallenge

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[N] Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern #AtoZchallenge

Star crossed lovers who are also magicians and are dueling each other with out knowing who the other is to set up magical dream like illusions that seem to bewitch even the most hard hearted person – this is Night Circus! A must have on your TBR folks.… Read More [N] Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern #AtoZchallenge

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[M] Many Lives, Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss #AtoZchallenge

Many lives many masters is a world famous book by Dr. Brian Weiss who deals in past life regressions through which he is able to ascertain his patients mental stress and find a cure for it too. He uses hypnosis to render his patients into a semi conscious state from where they travel to their past life.… Read More [M] Many Lives, Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss #AtoZchallenge

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[L] Lips touch three times by Laini Taylor #AtoZchallenge

I think it was at one of my book club meets that someone mentioned Laini Taylor and her superbly crafted stories. Intrigued I looked her up on Goodreads, and found a collection of short stories “Lips Touch Three Times”. Since these would let me delve into her writing style with ease, I immediately picked it up.… Read More [L] Lips touch three times by Laini Taylor #AtoZchallenge

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[K] The Kinetic mind of a 12 year old criminal genius – Artemis Fowl #AtoZchallenge

Artemis Fowl is a 10 year old boy with a difference. He is a genius and a criminal mastermind..Intrigued? So was I when I picked up this series to read and was not disappointed by it at all.… Read More [K] The Kinetic mind of a 12 year old criminal genius – Artemis Fowl #AtoZchallenge

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[J] The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker #AtoZchallenge

Who doesnt wish to read about Djinni and magic? That too when it mixes with the current world? I loved the title of this book and thats what made me buy it. I was not let down by the book as the writer has been creative throughout with her imagination in creating a rich story.… Read More [J] The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker #AtoZchallenge

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[I] In the world of Ismat Chughtai #AtoZchallenge

I was introduced to Ismat Chughtai via her books when I was exploring Indian literature scene. Alongwith Satyajit Ray, Khushwant Singh, Sadat Hasan Manto; I found this jewel of a writer who was considered a rebel of her times. Title: Lifting the Veil Author:  Ismat Chughtai Genre: Urdu Literature Publication: Penguin books Ismat Chughtai (1911-1991)… Read More [I] In the world of Ismat Chughtai #AtoZchallenge

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[H] Heidi by Johanna Spyri #AtoZchallenge

I read this book as part of a Hardbound set of 12 Classics that my mom picked up for me when I was in class V. I fell in love with this set as it was hardbound and every book was of a different colour. The Heidi was a vivid orange and I fell in… Read More [H] Heidi by Johanna Spyri #AtoZchallenge

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[G] Guernsey Literary & Potato peel Pie Society #AtoZchallenge

When I first heard of the book title Guernsey Literary and potato peel pie society- I was truly flummoxed! What on earth is this book about? But when I read the blurb I was totally convinced to read it through and glad I did for I fell in love with it. It brought alive the magic of letter writing for me.… Read More [G] Guernsey Literary & Potato peel Pie Society #AtoZchallenge

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[E] Elif Shafak’s The Forty Rules of Love #AtoZchallenge

I had been hearing a lot of rave reviews from friends and acquaintances alike about Elif Shafak’s novel The Forty Rules of Love. The underlining theme of Sufism running through this book is what had enchanted them. The book blurb did pique my curiosity and I ended up picking this book. Title: The Forty Rules… Read More [E] Elif Shafak’s The Forty Rules of Love #AtoZchallenge

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The Dalai Lama’s Cat by [D]avid Miche #AtoZchallenge

The Dalai Lama’s cat is quite a delightful book where in a stray kitten is adopted by his holiness and this cat discoveres life and his teachings to bask in them. Its a funny book with some great lessons in it.… Read More The Dalai Lama’s Cat by [D]avid Miche #AtoZchallenge

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[C] The Color Master by Aimee Bender #AtoZchallenge

I read the rave reviews of a fellow reader on Goodreads about a book titled “The particular sadness of lemon cake” which struck me as a very quirky title. I researched the author a bit and decided to read her short story collections titled The Color Master as my first book. The idea was to gauge her writing style and how it would arrest my imagination.… Read More [C] The Color Master by Aimee Bender #AtoZchallenge

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[B] The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath #AtoZchallenge

The Bell jar is claimed to be a semi autobiographical work of the famous Amercian novelist Sylvia Plath who committed suicide shortly after its publication. I had heard much about this book and was not disappointed when I read it. The rich layering of words, makes it an unbelievably classic piece of writing. … Read More [B] The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath #AtoZchallenge

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[A] The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho #AtoZchallenge

The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo is a world famous book that talks about the universe conspiring to grant you whatever you desire with your deepest wishes. It tells a simple folk lore tale but with a larger meaning hidden in it.… Read More [A] The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho #AtoZchallenge

#MondayMusings, Zero waste

4 Easy steps to convert useless kitchen waste to a powerful Bio-Enzyme cleaner [ #MondayMusings ]

Disgusted with the sights of mounting garbage piles in every nook and cranny of the colony where I live, I wondered at the solution. The news of tottering high mountains of rubbish in the landfills just outside city limits which have exhausted the capacity but are still being dumped into; leading to health hazards and… Read More 4 Easy steps to convert useless kitchen waste to a powerful Bio-Enzyme cleaner [ #MondayMusings ]