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Aastha Atray on her latest book ‘Crave’, and why she loves to write love stories

Youthopia in conversation with India’s second Mills and Boon author, Aastha Atray on her latest book for Kindle ‘Crave’ Tell us something about your new book. What was the inspiration behind it, and what made you pick this idea, of supernatural romance? The thought was to write something different for …

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Bakar Puraan – From Facebook page to print, story of innovation in literature

“A writer picks up his pen only when his sensibility is hurt – Sadat Hasan Manto” Ajeet Bharti, one of the co-founders of the Facebook page ‘Bakar Adda‘ and author of the book ‘Bakar Puran’, instated his unique style of writing to protest against the common practice of writing Hindi …

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“India’s revolution has to come from the common man” says unconventional author Sachin Garg

This Republic Day, Youthopia talks to one of India’s unconventional author Sachin Garg. He gets candid about how India needs a revolution and how it has to start from the common man. Few excerpts from our conversation about his upcoming book, pursuit of his passion to write, his shift from …

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Five Life Lessons from Howard Roark

“My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.” Thus spoke Ayn Rand as she held the world in a mindless fervour …

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Mahabharata: The story of war and peace

From the title most of you would have figured out that this article is about the great Indian epic, Mahabharata. Firstly, I feel a need to mention the fact that, despite my perfectly traditional Hindu name, I am a hard-core atheist and my article is not being used as a tool …

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Illogical comic entertainment - Karl, aaj aur Kal by Cyrus Broacha
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Illogical comic entertainment – Karl, aaj aur Kal

Only the celebrated TV anchor Cyrus Broacha (who proclaims that he refuses to grow up) knows how to convert his talent of ‘making-the-bizarre-look-humorous’ into an illogical, but seamlessly written humorous short novel. It is difficult to describe the narrative of Karl, aaj aur Kal. Some might even say that it …

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Life is an Open Book
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Life is an Open Book

The first time I was introduced to the word Autobiography was when I was in third grade and was asked to write a pen’s autobiography. I read essay books then and I loved reading this very genre. Today I’m no more a toddler and I still love reading books based …

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The Age of Reason
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The Age of Reason

After skeptically watching it lie in my rickety, little bookshelf, gathering dust for the last couple of months; I reluctantly picked up Sartre’s ‘The Age of Reason’ on a friend’s insistence. Reluctantly because I had known of Sartre’s fame and I know nothing about post-modernism, but the experience of reading …

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Perfect Blend of Mythology and History: The Krishna Key
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Perfect Blend of Mythology and History: The Krishna Key

In today’s times, where we hear elders saying all the time that we youngsters are away from our heritage more than ever before, The Krishna Key proves to be a game changer. ‘Krishna was the eighth Avatar of Vishnu – a manifestation of a form of energy that we shall …

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The Love Laws

The book I’ve chosen to review is called “The God of Small Things” written by an Indian author, Arundhati Roy. It is the debut novel of the author, falls under the category of fiction and illustrates the caste system and politics prevalent in India at the expense of two children …

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