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TATA Litlive! 2016

'Tis the season of literary festivals all over the country. And another one is coming up closer to home. It is the Seventh Mumbai International Literary Festival, also known as TATA Litlive 2016 in Mumbai. Save your dates from the 17th to the 20th of November. Click here to visit their website for more information.

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One Indian Girl

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Title: One Indian Girl
Author: Chetan Bhagat
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Pages: 280
Publisher: Rupa Publications India
ISBN-13: 978-8129142146
Rating: 3.8/5

One Indian Girlis the latest book by Chetan Bhagat. I pre ordered it from as the summary spiked enough interest in me and I was certainly curious. Here's what the book is about.
The story begins with a wedding setup in Goa. Radhika Mehta is getting married to Brijesh Gulati and the entire clan from both the bride's and the groom's side has arrived. While Radhika is gearing up for her massive destination wedding, she surprisingly finds her two ex boyfriends, Debu and Neel at the venue, each one wanting to marry her. Debu was her boyfriend in New York, where she had first started her banking career. Radhika's hard work and diligence paid off and she began earning more than what Debu could imagine. Or handle. Due to her career oriented nature, Debu breaks up with her while Radhika is devastated. She t…

Closed Casket

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Title: Closed Casket
Author: Sophie Hannah
Genre: Fiction, Murder mystery
Pages: 320
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN-13: 978-0062458827

Rating: 3.6/5

Closed Casket is the latest Hercule Poirot mystery by Sophie Hannah. I wasn't impressed by the first book by the same author, The Monogram Murders, but had hopes for this one. To the review then, shall we?

Lady Athelinda Playford, a popular children's mystery writer, is hosting a party and Hercule Poirot and Inspector Edward Catchpool are invited. Lady Playford doesn't give any reason for inviting a detective and an inspector to her house but when she makes the announcement of her new will at the dining table, Poirot is confused and his grey cells, agile. Lady Playford has changed her will to leave everything she owns to Joseph Scotcher, her secretary, who has only a few weeks to live. Her children are to get absolutely nothing. The mystery further causes confusion when Joseph is brutally murdered on the very same n…