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Anamika by Soorina Desai – Book Review

Synopsis:

Life perhaps has no story to tell. This book is about birth, a search for an identity, intense emotion, illusion, disillusion,acceptance, death and a personal definition of eternity. All pieced together for us to look back and see that we managed because we survived from moment to moment.

Even an ordinary life has one extraordinary chapter of love in it. This is Anamika’s tale of a pure but forbidden love, set in newly independent India, an era when romance had a different meaning and the language of romance had a different allure. Perhaps the content of this book is for everybody who has been ruled by the heart, lost a lover without losing love, asked questions to God but found answers within, and embraced life knowing it can be enjoyed only in small doses.

Aarushi by Avirook Sen – Book Review

Synopsis:

In May 2008, the nation was held in morbid thrall by the Aarushi Hemraj Double murder incident. Aarushi, the teenage girl waiting for her 14th birthday arriving 2 days later, was found brutally murdered in her bedroom. One day later, the body of the prime suspect Hemraj, who was working as domestic help, was discovered on the terrace of the society where Talwars, Aarushi’s family was living. The mystery was bit too deep to uncover the actual delinquents. The Police and later on the CBI investigated the whole case to finally narrow down on the parents, Nupur and Rajesh Talwar as the prime accused. The trail went on for a long time and finally they were found guilty for the double murder and got convicted. But the big question prevailed; did they really commit the crime?

The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank – Book Review

Synopsis:

Anne Frank was a Jewish teenager who wrote a diary about her time in hiding during the Second World War. “The Diary of a Young Girl” is the diary written by this young girl from 14 June, 1942 to 1 August, 1944. Throughout the diary, she has talked about what it was like to be a Jew in the war; and to constantly be in fear while in hiding. Through her diary, she tells us the violence and cruelty of war times and sufferings of people. The entire scenario was described in such a vivid manner full of emotions that one can visualise her life with one’s own eyes.

The diary also talks about how she changed as a person during the two years of hiding. Anne Frank was only fifteen when she died in a concentration camp in Germany.