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The Palace of Assassins by Aditya Iyengar

The Palace of Assassins by Aditya Iyengaar
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Hachette India
ISBN: 9789351950820, 9351950824
Edition: 2016 Pages: 262
Story of Ashwatthama; the lone survivor of the Kaurava camp;
Aditya Iyengaar's second book after The Thirteenth Day explores about the rise of Ashwatthama. The book is about revenge, passion and redemption that recasts the events in the aftermath of the Kurukshetra War. The book brings about a whole new light on one of the most misunderstood characters in Mahabharata, Ashwatthama.
Lord Krishna gave immortality and leprosy to Ashwatthama. To this date it is said Ashwatthama is still alive but as a Leper. Blessed and cursed at the same time a war hero and a coward at the same time. Ashwatthama angered Lord Krishan with his act of mercilessly killing five sons of Pandavas and three other warriors in their sleep.
The book talks about Ashwatthama's life after war, it flows your imagination throughout the book and keep pacing right from the p…

50 Cups of Coffee : The Woes and Throes of Finding Mr Right by Khushnuma Daruwala

50 Cups of Coffee : The Woes and Throes of Finding Mr Right by Khushnuma Daruwala

A book about dating, relationships and modern day take on how to find Mr Right.

Khushnuma Daruwala makes it a succulent read making sure you eat up the pages as they come. It is not of a specific genre but keeps you interested throughout its pages. The literature and the presentation of the book itself tells you that you are going to enjoy it.

Looking at the name of the book it seems the book is only a read for women but all the men out there can read it and can learn from it as well. It is modern and connects with nuclear family aspects that are ever so seen in our day today life. For those readers who are orthodox and value the traditions this can be a very casual read, making sure not all the sentiments are hurt.

The book pin-points the search that every maturing girl takes in her journey of life while finding Mr Right and a guy who should accept her for being herself.

Give or take a few things \ aspects t…

Fables from India: A Collection of Short Stories by Uday Mane

Fables from India: A Collection of Short Stories by Uday Mane

A King’s negligence costs the Prince his eyes.
A farmer is torn between resurrecting his wife and upholding his duties.
A jester lives two lives – Masked for others. Unmasked for himself.
A magnificent tree bears fruits of different kinds, but the King wants it to be cut down to serve justice.
An orphan boy is in search of the world’s bestselling book.
A dog struggles to uncurl his tail.

Many other stories apart from the above.

Set in ancient times 22 short stories by Uday Mane keeps you guessing and takes you back to the young age. It reminds you of your childhood, your imagination is uplifted and refreshed all over again while reading the book. You are swept away in Kingdoms and Kings with all the Castles and Prince's, all these are lively and eccentric yet very close to your heart.

Uday Mane keeps you held in every story plot which is simple and straight-forward and with a twist that either makes you happy or surprises yo…