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It is one thing to be born into a faith, but quite another thing to understand what your faith says and  to live by the tenets of your faith.  What better way to do this than by witnessing firsthand the episodes drawn from your holy book. Debutant author Shiny Babu […]

Enchanted Holidays – Shiny Babu



























Jalebi Jingles - Sakshi Singh
Sakshi Singh’s book of poems, Jalebi Jingles, appears to have been inspired by Shel Silverstein’s anthologies of verse for children. Or maybe it wasn’t – it’s quite tiresome for writers to create something that they believe is original, only to be told that they sound ‘inspired’. It isn’t our fault […]

Jalebi Jingles – Sakshi Singh












Monster Garden - Jerry Pinto 2
Jerry Pinto’s Monster Garden is a difficult to classify book, being a mix of Nonsense verses and a D(raw)IY  Picture Book. Starting with a physical description of who Jerry Pinto is, in the same nonsensical verse, the book heads into a garden which monsters inhabit. Monsters, did I say? Well […]

Monster Garden – Jerry Pinto


Tania Casts a Spell - Kanika G
I saw the link to “Tania Casts a Spell” by Kanika G posted by an FB friend. I vaguely remembered that another book (Tania Has an Idea)  by Kanika G was reviewed on this site. Recalling that I was intrigued about the ending of that book, I downloaded this book. […]

Tania Casts a Spell – Kanika G







The Sire of Humellis – Aditya Prakash
The Sire of Humellis by Aditya Prakash takes us to the world of Adam, a young racing enthusiast, whose passion is mountain biking.   Adam is introduced to the world of racing at quite a young age by his father. His father, an enthusiast himself, is a maker of a […]

The Sire of Humellis – Aditya Prakash




When She Went Away - Andaleeb Wajid
Sixteen-year-old Maria Sulaiman has a nasty shock when she wakes up one morning and finds her mother gone. There’s a brief note on the fridge: ‘Leaving you and the kids. Khudahafiz.’ And thus begins a tumultuous year in her life, when everything she knew, everything she took for granted, is […]

When She Went Away – Andaleeb Wajid



Dear Mrs Naidu - Mathangi Subramanian
My scepticism-meter goes through the roof whenever I hear about children’s novels about the ‘underprivileged’ written by authors who have lived and worked in the first world, even if they’re of Indian origin. The exoticization of India’s ‘great unwashed’ has unfortunately found its way into children’s literature, and lately into […]

Dear Mrs Naidu – Mathangi Subramanian