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Journey: A book on hope, change and daring to be free

Danielle Steel is a well established author and has given many bestsellers. With riveting stories and raw emotions, her writing never fails to leave a mark.  Journey is one such story that deeply left an impact on me. I could feel the emotional turmoil of the protagonist and could connect …

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Reviewing the Book “Looking For Alaska”

Unexpected. If you were to ask me out of the blue about how I liked this debut novel by John Green, that’s what I’ll probably say. The basic synopsis involves the protagonist, Miles Halter, going to a boarding in search of The Great Perhaps. What follows is him being introduced to the …

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Return to the World of Alagaësia – A review

A shadow moved in the night. Coal black scales reflected the light of the full moon as the noise akin to that of scree sliding down a mountainside accompanied the slow unfolding of limbs ready to rend cities in half. A giant lid snicked open and eyes the color of …

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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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