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IN THE LAP OF WANAPARTHY ( Authored by Raghava Sarma)

IN THE LAP OF WANAPARTHY ( AUTHORED BY SENIOR JOURNALIST RAGHAVA SARMA) – V.Vijaya Kumar “Wanaparthy Odilo” ( IN THE LAP OF WANAPARTHY)is indeed a series of 26 episodes that already hit many readers earlier, appearing before the readers in a compilation. It intricately weaves together the tapestry of memories, capturing the essence of a […]

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The Music Room

THE MUSIC ROOM By Namitha Devidayal (Published by Random House India in 2008) – Sandhya Vinjamuri The author of the book ‘The Music Room’, Namitha Devidayal was born in 1968 and graduated from Princeton University. She is a journalist with the Times of India and lives in Bombay. The Review: One of the books that […]

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A Proper Marriage by Doris Lessing

A Proper Marriage by Doris Lessing – P. Jyothi  Marriage is an important institution set up for social balance. With due respect to the harmony expected out of this institution it’s a fact that in a patriarchal set up it’s the woman who actually loses her ‘Self’ to make a marriage work when compared to […]

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THE AGE OF INNOCENCE by EDITH WHARTON

THE AGE OF INNOCENCE – EDITH WHARTON – P. Jyothi  THE AGE OF INNOCENCE is a novel by Edith Wharton written in the year 1920. This book won the Pulitzer prize for fiction in the year 1921 thus making Edith Wharton the first woman to win this prize. This has been made into a feature […]

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THE SCHOOL DAYS OF JESUS by J M COETZEE

THE SCHOOL DAYS OF JESUS – J M COETZEE – P. Jyothi  J.M. Coetzee is a writer who has used his books to explore the human ideology of life. He was awarded the Nobel prize in literature for the year 2003. He is the first author who won the Booker prize twice. He got his […]

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“My Experiments with English” by Apparao Bathula(review)

“My Experiments with English” by Apparao Bathula -Venkata Ramana Satuluru “My Experiments with ‘English”, by Rao Bathula, an English enthusiast residing in Hyderabad, India, is an extraordinary effort and a brilliant concept of revolutionizing the writing in English. Its first time in the grand history of 5000 years of its existence, where Rao Bathula has successfully attempted to defy the very basic foundation on which English writing has been […]

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A Psychological study of a depressed mind – BRINK

A Psychological study of a depressed mind – BRINK – P. Jyothi  BRINK is the English translation of ANCHU a Kannada novel written by S.L.Bhyrappa. R. Ranganath Prasad translates this novel from kannada.  Brink was published in 2020 while the original novel “Anchu” was written in the year 1990. This is the story of two […]

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The Suicide Index – Joan Wickersham

      The Suicide Index – Joan Wickersham – P. Jyothi  Why do people commit Suicide? Why do they decide to end it all? Do we really understand the people around us.  Are we really relating to one another?  Believing that Suicide is not a wish to die but a cry for help, these questions come into […]

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Gandhi – A hope in despair

Gandhi – A hope in despair – P. Jyothi  GANDHI – A HOPE IN DESPAIR  “After a dedicated reading of Gandhi for over four years, I am no more in the binaries of “I” or “We” Vs “You” or “He” or “They” and now I find the need to respect the truth of the other. […]

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Jasmine Days by Benyamin

Jasmine Days by Benyamin – Jyothi P Religion and politics ruining the lives of many in a Muslim land  JASMINE DAYS is a Malyali novel written by “Benyamin”. It was first published in the year 2014. It was later translated into English by Shahnaz Habib. This novel won the JCB prize for literature which aroused […]

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Pushkin’s Last Poem (A Play by Achala Moulik)

     PUSHKIN’S LAST POEM – A PLAY by ACHALA MOULIK – P.Jyothi Alexander Pushkin is known as the founder of Russian Literature. Born in 1799 he lived for 38 years on this planet and the fame he earned through his lyrical expressions has immortalized him in the world of letters. He is mostly compared with […]

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“My Father Bertrand Russel” by Katherine Tait

“My Father Bertrand Russel” by Katherine Tait – P.Jyothi A Daughters life caught between her “self” and her intelligent father’s influence- MY FATHER BERTRAND RUSSEL is a book by Russel’s daughter Katharine Tait. Its the most honest book i ever came across about a daughter who was a product of her fathers experimentation, suffered in […]

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Uttara Kanda (by Bhairappa)

Bhyrappa’s latest book translated into English – UTTARA KAANDA – P.Jyothi UTTARA KAANDA is a novel by S.L. Bhyrappa. Originally written in Kannada this is translated into English by Rashmi Terdal. Bhyrappa is a popular name in the South India and we all are acquainted with his sensible writing style and logical representation of the […]

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Does He know a Mother’s heart by Arun Shourie

Does He know a Mother’s heart by Arun Shourie – P.Jyothi DOES HE KNOW A MOTHER’S HEART – How suffering refutes religions,  is a book written by ARUN SHOURIE. This book deals in detail with the journey of Mr. and Mrs. Shourie as parents to a son affected with Cerebral Palsy. When this book was […]

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The Immortal Life of Henreitta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (review)

  THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENREITTA LACKS –REBECCA SKLOOT – P.Jyothi  We live in a world where people are biased in their views about humanity. We have class caste gender and color differences. In India we have been living under the influence of all these biased views from generations. Sometimes it becomes quite difficult to keep […]

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Depression (Shortfilm Review)

https://youtu.be/NOwNP3sg76I SPEAK UP IF DEPRESSED. YOU ARE NEVER WRONG! -Nikhitha Challapilli Depression, a Telugu short film released in BVC studios youtube channel is gaining a good amount of positive feedbacks from netizens. This short film was written and directed by Roop PS, CEO of BVC studios. He is also the DOP of this film.  This […]

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The Manto we need, not the one we want

The Manto we need, not the one we want –Azfar Rizvi ‘You get Mexican mangoes and we get the real deal Sir’, said Ammara. ‘That’s the price you have to pay for leaving Pakistan’.  I was on our quarterly conference call with some of my former students in Pakistan who were ridiculing my incessant bemoaning […]

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My First Translation Experiences -Vidya Palepu

My First Translation Experiences “SATABDI VENNELA” by Dr K. Geeta  -Vidya Palepu My mother tongue, Telugu, is one of the many Sanskrit child-languages of India, with a literary tradition that dates back to ancient times. As the American-born daughter of two Telugu-speaking immigrants, I am fluent enough to hold a simple conversation, but unable to […]

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