Incandescent Ardor Amour Emancipated

Incandescent Ardor is a collection of 25 poems, all of them imbued with a different facet of that magical feeling called love. Be it tender

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A Slice of Life

As the title suggests, this delightful collection of stories makes us sit up and take note of so many vignettes of our daily life, buried under layers of mundane oblivion. Smita Das Jain’s deft penmanship delves deep and crafts them into heart-warming literary pieces that are both relatable and relevant, doing complete justice to her laudable story telling skills!   

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They Both Die at the End

It made me wonder what I would do if I discover that I had one more day to live? This is by no means a new concept to artists. This question has been asked time and again, by many. And more and more, I am realising that the answer comes down to –

𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐞, 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐈 𝐚𝐦, 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐈 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦.

𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐝 𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐛𝐲𝐞. 

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The Carpet Weaver

To love and be loved is every human’s greatest desire. But what happens when one is not free to love? The Carpet Weaver by Nemat Sadat is one such love story, but at the same time, it is much more than a regular love story. It’s a story of grit, determination, and survival amidst war. It is also the tale of forbidden love, and the coming out story of a young man. And above all, it’s a masterpiece to cherish forever!

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Love in the Big City

Love in the Big City by Sang Young Park is a contemporary adult fiction novel set in Seoul where we journey with Young, a young Gay man, as he goes through life. Originally written in Korean in 2019, the English translation is by Anton Hur. It is about the emptiness which becomes part of one’s life and searching for love while struggling to survive in the big city.

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The Counterfeiter : Abdul Karim Telgi and the Stamp Scam

A must-read not just for the racy narrative but also to learn how financial and legal systems work in India. I  firmly believe that the more aware and vigilant the layperson becomes, the better the chances to prevent systems made by the well-intended from becoming riddled with gaping loopholes by the greedy and unscrupulous. And such books, informatively and splendidly, serve that purpose.

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A Window To Her Dreams

The plot is very engaging and has got its hooks in me and when I finished the book, I automatically gravitated towards the second. The language, sentence structure, etc. used by Harshali is top-class and I didn’t find anything specific to mar my reading experience. Her words bring out the visual imagery of the mansion, how royal it must have been, and the joys and sorrows it must have seen and maybe, experienced. 

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