Free Press Journal
  • Whorelight and Dreams of the Sacred and Ephemeral: Two contrasting tales

    Book: Whorelight Author: Linda Ashok Publisher: Hawakal Publishers Price: Rs. 225 Number of pages: 76 Title: Dreams of the Sacred and Ephemeral Author: Kiriti Sengupta Publisher: Hawakal Publishers Price: Rs. 350 Number of pages: 170   How contrasting can the experience of reading two books get? The reviewer experienced the very contrast in a span…

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  • Obsessed by Ruchi Kokcha: Review

    Imagine a seed planted with love. With proper water and sunlight, it slowly pops its head out and looks at the huge and seemingly vast world that greets it. There starts its growth story. Now imagine the sprout from the seed going back and joining the seed again. It’s a kind of suicide. Isn’t it?…

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  • Saffron and Pearls: A Memoir of Family, Friendship & Heirloom Hyderabadi Recipes by Doreen Hassan- Review

    Title: Saffron and Pearls: A Memoir of family, friendship and heirloom Hyderabadi recipes Author: Doreen Hassan Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Photographs by: Cyrus Dalal P-ISBN: 9789352770328 E-ISBN: 9789352770335 Genre: Cookery/Memoir Pages: 220 Price: Rs.1199 Saffron and Pearls is aptly titled for it has both – Saffron symbolizing the rich and mouth-watering recipes adorning the pages of…

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  • The Last Email by Mridula Garg: Review

    Name of the book: The Last Email Name of the author: Mridula Garg Name of the publisher: Speaking Tiger Publishing Pvt Ltd Price: Rs 299 Pages: 226  ‘To the shadow world of memories so agonizingly real’ It was a premonition of what essentially awaited the reader. But at first look, it only made the reader…

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  • New Delhi Love Songs: Poems by Michael Creighton- Review

    Name of the book: New Delhi Love Songs Name of the Author: Michael Creighton Name of the publisher: Speaking Tiger Price: Rs. 299 Pages: 122 A quaint piece of art that subtly dances in the reader’s mind and makes a place in her heart, refusing to let the charms of Delhi, the gentle scent of loss, the gust of summer…

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  • Rumi: Tales to Live By- Review

    Title: RUMI: Tales to Live By Author: Kamla K. Kapur Publisher: Jaico Publishing House Price: Rs 299 Pages: 221 “How long,” Rumi cries to the reader and himself, “will you play at loving the shape of the jug? Leave the shape of the jug, go, go seek the water.” Words like these always brought me closer…

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  • Chikankari: A Lucknawi Tradition- Review

    Name of the book: Chikankari: A Lucknawi Tradition Author: Paola Manfredi Publisher: Niyogi Books Price: Rs 2495 Pages: 252 In the words of Amita Walia, “The magic of Chikankari or the white-on-white embroidery of Lucknow reflects the splendor of Indian craft as pure moonlight resplendent in all its beauty.” Spread over 252 pages, this illustrated…

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  • A Hundered Journeys: Stories of My Fatherland- Review

    Name of the book: A Hundred Journeys (Stories of My Fatherland) Name of the author: Omar Zafarullah Publisher: Rupa Publications Price: Rs.295 Pages: 211 ISBN: 9788129147394 Also available as an e-book Two words that escaped my mouth after I completed reading the book, ‘astonishingly pleased’, summarise how I felt after reading A Hundred Journeys – Stories of my…

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  • Here’s how teachers are learning the art of de-stressing

    It’s not just students who fret over everything academics. Divya Nambiar delves into our nation builders’, aka teachers’, world to find out how they fight anxiety “You can’t stop a teacher when they want to do something. They just do it.”  ― J.D. Salinger Classes, syllabus, marks, performance… If you thought only students are affected…

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  • Make the most of the holy basil

    If one visits rural households, one is sure to find a tulsi plant (Basil or Ocimum tenuiflorum) growing in front of people’s homes. Even in congested cities, wherever there is a little place, most Indians have the tendency to plant Tulsi in front of their homes or in flower pots. Some even light lamps infront…

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  • Lemongrass

    Grab some lemongrass this Diwali

    Ever felt like having lemon- flavored tea but just could not digest the fact that your mouth would twitch and so would your eyes at that tingly taste? Ever wanted to experiment with your morning cuppa but never felt confident enough to experiment and spoil the taste? Well then, here’s something to your rescue- lemongrass!…

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