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Singhurd Saga

  The Latin phrase, in media res, meaning ‘in the middle of the things’ describes the technique by which story writers begin their tale in the middle of an action. It’s an age-old trick to get the reader involved immediately in the action of the story. However the real task then is to keep the reader continually […]

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Murakami in the Woods

  “I will go deep in the woods From where no roads diverge And I would poke at an anthill To be instantly submerged”   Isn’t this relatable? Any human being who has lived long enough to understand what life is, has wished for an escape at some point in their life. But how many […]

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Harry Potter and the very misguided spin-off

If you are at all like me, you probably spent the better part of your childhood reading/ watching/ obsessing over the Harry Potter series. It isn’t even a franchise anymore. It has become a phenomenon really, defining and shaping an entire generation, and reinventing the fantasy genre. Harry Potter and the (excuse the colloquial term) […]

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The Watchman by Mrinal Rajaram

  Like many stories, this too starts with a floral focus- “not a leaf stirs”. And from then on the story starts to become still. Damodaran, the protagonist, is like our everyday society security guard to whom we only pay heed when he gives a half hearted salute. Just that way, Damodar is trained to […]

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Memory by HP Lovecraft

Penning down endorsements for literary linchpins is quite a Sisyphean task to fare. But then, if it is H.P. Lovecraft’s oeuvre, one feels drawn towards the story so much that the elusive challenge seems to evoke a different thrill altogether. This review is going to be an endorsement for one of his most extolled works, […]

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