The month-long Readomania Crime Writing Festival that’s on in full swing on Twitter is as informative and exciting as a virtual writing festival can be. Every Tuesday and Thursday, an author takes the viewers and readers through the various aspects of crime and thriller writing. Along with the discussions, there is also an ongoing contest … Continue reading Reflections on ‘Surprising the Reader’ with Deepti Menon
As part of the Readomania Crime Writing Festival, Readomania brings to you readers and writers the opportunity to understand the workings of crime and thriller plots and how to craft better stories. Today, Anurag Anand talks about Political Thrillers in current times. Q. You’ve written several books in different genres. When did you first know you wanted … Continue reading Writing Political Thrillers: Author Interview with Anurag Anand
As part of the Readomania Crime Writing Festival, Readomania brings to you readers and writers the opportunity to understand the workings of crime and thriller plots and how to craft better stories. Today, Sourabh Mukherjee, author of The Colours of Passion takes over to give us an insight into the darkness that exists within each … Continue reading The Killer That Lurks Within: Guest Post by Sourabh Mukherjee
My relationship with Readomania is one I cherish immensely. So when I initially heard about a Crime Writing Festival I was most excited for it is a genre I had debuted as an author with. This is what every newbie as well as established writer needs, I thought. So imagine my happiness when I found … Continue reading Delving into the Mystery of Penning Psychological Thrillers
When I first started reading Kalkatta Chronicles, published by Readomania, it was with the expectation of vicariously visiting a city I had only known about from afar. The various stories I had heard led to a yearning within me to visit the stately capital of West Bengal. Unfortunately, a lack of opportunity kept me away. … Continue reading Book Review: Kalkatta Chronicles by Supriya Newar
I have a special affinity for short stories, and especially, ones with female protagonists. Here was an entire collection! The previous such book I had read was Madhulika Liddle’s Woman To Woman (and, interestingly, the friend who had recommended it to me is a part of this collection too.) What’s intriguing about this collection is that … Continue reading Book Review: Escape Velocity
The Legend of the Genghis Khan, published by Readomania, as the title obviously suggests, is the story of the world’s most fearsome conqueror-one who I had only briefly read about in history books. This book, however, is not sketchy, but in fact, a well-researched and in-depth story about what made him the great emperor of Mongol. … Continue reading Book Review: The Legend of Genghis Khan by Sutapa Basu
There is no denying that there is an increase in sexual awareness all across the world. Urgent calls to indulge in healthy and open discussions around sex are being made across the world — online and offline. Incidents of sexual abuse are more vocally being condemned, while at the same time, there is more focus on good sexual health.
Amidst all of this, there is also the downside. Everything seems to be focused around sex — to the extent that, now there is an overdose of sexual content, direct or implied. Sex is used to sell everything from deodorants to inverters! This raises various questions, including the most critical one, how is porn affecting us as a society?
It becomes imperative that for us to understand its impact, and analyze our own role in it. Continue reading Author Interview: Aditya Gautam
Indian Railways is the largest single-entity employer in India, and the eight largest in the world. This is a fascinating fun fact for those not familiar with the length and breadth of the railway tracks in the country. For those of us who have actually spent most of our summer vacations travelling across that length … Continue reading Book Review: The Boy Who Loved Trains
There are a few books, in my opinion, that are beyond a review. At least, they should be. This doesn’t mean you cannot critique them. But that those flaws are insignificant in comparison to the message the book delivers. My latest read, Twilight’s Children – Chronicles of Uncommon Lives, published by Readomania is one such … Continue reading Not A Review: Twilight’s Children
Is the cocoon of safety we build around ourselves really as secure as we think it to be? Are all tragedies a result of an unfair hand dealt by fate? This is the premise of Anurag Anand’s latest novel – a crime thriller fiction, To Hell and Back: Not all Tragedies are Orchestrated by Fate, published by Readomania. Reading … Continue reading A Conversation with Anurag Anand
How often would you have heard the common whine – ‘It was so meant to be’ or ‘Who can fight fate?’ What if the hand that life deals you wasn’t actually one that fate had played but one that you and your choices and decisions led to? This is the premise of Readomania‘s latest offering … Continue reading Book Review – To Hell and Back By Anurag Anand
I don’t know how to start this story. I just don’t. I’ve made several different attempts but deleted them all each time.
When I first got to know that my fellow author in Mock, Stalk and Quarrel was coming out with a full-fledged novel I was obviously thrilled for her. What added even more to the charm of the book was that it had initially been a short story which was later expanded to a novel. When … Continue reading Book Review: When Padma Bani Paula by Anupama Jain
I first met Jayant Kripalani at the launch of his novel Cantilevered Tales. He had us all floored with his witty one-liners and quips. I had worked on the marketing for the book before its launch but hadn’t interacted with him directly. When I finally met and, like the rest of the audience, got him to … Continue reading Some Insightful Some Hilarious Conversations – A Chat with Jayant Kripalani
Just before I first picked up A Thousand Unspoken Words, I had finished reading some very difficult but hard-hitting books like Status Single and Mornings in Jenin. In fact, the only reason I picked up this one was that I was looking for a feel-good romance that would make me all dreamy-eyed and therefore reduce … Continue reading Book Review: A Thousand Unspoken Words by Paulami DuttaGupta
I have a childhood connection to cycling. It’s not something I consider to be just a sport. It’s a reward. It’s not exercise, it’s fun. And, now as an adult, every time someone mentions cycling, it brings back some very fond memories of my childhood. My affair with cycling began in the fourth standard when after … Continue reading Book Review: Kailash Manasarovar
I feel like I’ll burst with happiness and excitement. Today was a big day for the writer in me. I just got promoted to being an author. My debut book – Just Another Day, a collection of 3 short stories, published by Readomania – was launched as an eBook on Kindle today. The book is … Continue reading Why I Feel My Heart Would Burst!
Watching B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharata is a fond memory of my growing up years. The title song was my favourite part of the serial for it also aptly captured the essence of the epic. Every time the voice crooned, ‘Bharat ki hai kahani sadiyo se hai puraani; Yah gyan ki hai ye ganga rishiyo ki amarbaani,‘ I … Continue reading Why I Loved Yudhisthira- The Unfallen Pandava by Mallar Chatterjee
Set during the communal rights that followed the Babri Masjid demolition, Sadiqa Peerbhoy’s House of Discord, published by Readomania, is the story of a dysfunctional family living in Bombay and explores the impact of the violence and hatred that erupts around them. I’ve read (Here’s what I thought of it) House of Discord and was absolutely thrilled … Continue reading A Tete-a-tete with Sadiqa Peerbhoy