Chanakya’s Chant

The mantra written above, holds vital importance throughout the novel. It starts and ends with this mantra. The novel is a well paced thriller penned by the renowned novelist, Ashwin Sanghi. Set in two different eras, a common plot binds the story line. In 340 BC, a lesser known teacher called Kautilya (later known as Read More

The Rozabal Line

Before I begin my review, I have a few queries that makes me wonder. What on earth does Jesus Christ’s life have that makes the writer wanting to explore deeper and deeper? Am I the only reader that feels awed by the topic of Christ? Everytime I read something about Christ, I come across newer Read More

Asura: Tale of the Vanquished

Ravana starts off this one with a punch: “For thousands of years, I have been vilified and my death is celebrated year after year in every corner of India. Why? Was it because I challenged the Gods for the sake of my daughter? Was it because I freed a race from the yoke of caste-based Read More

The Count of Monte Cristo

There is a climax scene where the antagonist Fernand asks the protagonist Edmond Dantes, “Why are you doing all this? Why, in the God’s name, why?” Dantes pauses, remembering what Fernand said when he asked why he betrayed him, “It’s complicated. Let’s just say it’s vengeance for the life that you stole from me.” If Read More

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