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Innocence lost – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (6)

Innocence lost Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

The Stories of Rabindranath Tagore continued, some linked and some independent of the previous or the following stories. What remained constant is the way Tagore has woven the stories, with characters that are undeniably real and the turn of events that tug at the heart strings every time. And when the characters involved are young and innocent children, the pain only doubles. Moving on from The Broken Nest, the tale shifts to Mysore where Bhupati works. His trusted servant of many…

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Literature

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Sword Princess

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Sword Princess Review

While I have a new addition to my family (a puppy!), I still managed to steal away some time to complete the ebook I had already started. So, let me tell you what Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Sword Princess is all about. By the way, don’t be too hard on yourself, wondering how a Sherlock mystery exists that you probably have not heard of before. This was an Amazon recommendation. A mix of classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery…

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The Illustrious Forts – Ekaant Season 2

The Illustrious Forts - Ekaant Season 2

The episodes on the illustrious forts covered in the Epic Channel show ‘Ekaant Season 2’ are a treat to watch. The second season started with the Raigarh fort, which is synonym with the Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The fort was the capital of the Marathas and has been a witness to many major events of the Maratha empire.   Kumbhalgarh fort  This historical fort of the Mewar region is truly a wonder. It has a wall, about 36 kms.…

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Literature Reviews

How sad Tess of the d’Urbervilles makes me

How sad Tess of the dUrbervilles makes me

Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy was one of the first ‘grown up’ novels I had read. Picked up from a dusty book case in my grandparents house, this was a book that did not have a murder mystery, nor was it a science fiction nor a Bildungsroman. Mayor of Casterbridge, another Hardy novel, follows in much the same vein. These stories had adults in tough situations, making even tougher choices and more often being unable to make any…

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Film

woman in gold… a reverie

the woman was beautiful. her bearing was regal, almost aloof, her facial features fine and strong. my eyes fell on the splendid yet jaunty diamond choker on her long stately neck and i almost sighed, but what was that quiet in her eyes and that longing for something afar? i’d gone to see woman in gold without knowing anything about it, without reading reviews or hearing friends discuss. i am glad i did for that way there were no preconceived…

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Television

House : Tv Series Review

House TV Series Review - Sarcasm and Brilliance of Dr House

The thing with shows revolving around the lives of doctors, is that there is an abundance of such shows. There are only so many times you can scare the viewer with near death escapes, bring him close to tears with unexpected deaths or infuse in him a fervent hope. So, to hold on to the audience each show has something special, or atleast tries hard to give us something special. In House, its the protagonist around whom the show revolves…

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The Broken Nest (Nashtanirh) – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (5)

The Broken Nest (Nashtanirh) – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

A simple story with not too many drastic twists, but what happens during the course of time, changes the lives of a married couple forever. An unlikely love triangle that wasn’t intended to be, but still it was. The story of Broken Nest starts in the courtroom where Mini is being sentenced. Bhupati, a newspaper editor, is sitting in the audience noting down the happenings in the courtroom. He belongs to an affluent family, but his dreams of running a…

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Literature

Vampire Academy : When Dimitri Calls Rose ‘Roza’

I have just completed a marathon read of the 6 books in Vampire Academy series. A young adult fiction series that was highly addicting. Though the books could have done with quite a bit of editing, I don’t feel like complaining because of the fun I had. In the universe of Vampire Academy, there are evil undead vampires (Strigoi) hunting the good mortal vampires (Moroi). Damphirs (half human & half Moroi) dedicate their lives to guard the good vampires. For young teenage damphir…

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Punishment – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (4)

Punishment - Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

The marriage of Mini gives way to the next story ‘Punishment’. Mini’s married life starts happily in a wealthy family, with her loving husband, Upendra who always takes care of her and promises to be at her side at all times. However, Mini’s elder co-sister, Radha, keeps taunting her for her inability to help in the housework. She keeps finding ways to ridicule Mini and complain about her to her husband, Devendra. Having grown up in a protected environment, pampered…

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Kabuliwala – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (3)

Kabuliwala - Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

Kabuliwala … O kabuliwala. These calls of a little girl to her older Pathan friend keep echoing in mind even after the episode is over. The story of ‘Kabuliwala’ moves on from the previous story ‘Detective’ when Mahim signs the releasing papers of Rehman, who had been serving a sentence on account of murder. An Afghani Pathan, Rehman had come from his trouble stricken country to earn a decent income by trading dry fruits, shawls, etc. He befriends a little…

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