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Book Review - Exile by Taslima Nasrin

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." - Evelyn Beatrice Hall
Exile, by Taslima Nasrin(Translated by Maharghya Chakraborty)

Book Review

A 52-year-old writer, a poet and a physician - Taslima Nasrin has won numerous awards for her work in writing on women suppression, and her tireless campaigns advocating freedom of thought and human rights. But unfortunately, she is recognized for her critical and audacious writing - which in some opinions is against "religious or cultural beliefs" of a nation that is known to be democratic, with Freedom of Speech and Expressions as it's fundamental rights. Taslima Nasrin, a Bengali writer born in Bangladesh, has been living in exile since 1994 for her powerful and critical writings.

Exile is the story of a woman and a writer, who was forced to live in exile, with multiple fatwas (a point of Islamic Law) seeking her death. Taslima has been forced to live away from her own country, Bangl…

Book Review - Super Women by Prachi Garg

“Realize that right now is the best time!” – Super Women

Super Women, by Prachi Garg
Book Review

Super Women is an assemblage of stories of twenty young & inspiring Indian women entrepreneurs; who went on to explore and build unfamiliar ventures in their respective niche with passion, dedication, hard work and strength. The author brings forth stories of these women and their enterprises from varied fields of – art & culture, support to acid attack victims, counseling, educating & encouraging the youth, skin care solutions, e-retail, eco friendly products, pet products, fashion, housing solutions, image consultancy, marketing and many more. These stories are that of courage, beliefs, failures, successes, and growth in building a business by a woman.

What I like the most about the book is that all twenty women and their businesses were carefully selected from a diverse range of disciplines - from social service to fashion, image consultancy to advertising, selling pet friendly …

Book Review - Skyfire by Aroon Raman

“In a country that is already one of the most unequal on the planet, the jhuggis (slums) of Delhi give a whole new meaning to the notion of inequality.” - Skyfire
Skyfire, by Aroon Raman
Book Review

Set against the backdrop of Delhi, India – strange and unaccountable weather disturbances and consequential epidemics across some parts of the country, and disappearance of children and the likes from slums of the capital, has journalist Chandrasekhar, history professor Meenakshi and Intelligence operative Hassan, trailing the leads from abandoned factories, to rooms of Delhi’s elites, into top confidential government conventions, to racing to the remains in Bhutan, fighting against an unknown force of power and evil.

“In slums, no young child was totally an orphan.” - Skyfire
This is my first Aroon Raman book, and without a doubt not my last. You know an articulate writer, when his storytelling not only makes you believe in his story but also leaves a major impact on you. A mesh of inordinate …