Category: Reader’s Club

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The Falcon in my Backyard

  I came from a familial background that insisted too much on academics. Hence I was always encouraged to read, but they saw to it that my reading never went beyond text books. Groomed under...






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The Grim(m) Side of Snow White

  The 2012 Spanish black-and-white Silent drama “Blancanieves” offered a dark but a beautiful and smart take on the classic fairy tale “Snow White”. The general audiences might have felt that the retelling and character...






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A Writer’s World

  Writers and teachers share the same. They teach and make us better. No matter who, a successful writer or a writing aspirant who keeps his dreams filled with paper and pen (well, a laptop...






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A Bookworm in the Making

  I began to read in my teens. Most of us might have had similar experiences. Every infant stepping freshly into the Readers Paradise faces a primary problem. Where to start with? Naturally I turned...






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My First Date with Kafka

      To any resident in the literary world Franz Kafka is a household name that needs no introduction. Neither is his ‘The Metamorphosis’. In fact most of us would’ve had our rendezvous with...






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The Manga Legacy

    Animation flicks are often perceived as the medium for kids. Of course it’s undeniable given the western world of cinema has always had its animation films centering on the world of children or...






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“Real World” – The Angst of Japanese Teens

Japanese crime-fiction writer Natsuo Kirino first garnered international recognition, when her novel “Out” got translated to English. “Real World” was her third English translated work (her translator, Philip Gabriel has also translated several works of...