Atonement by Ian McEwan | Book Review

The word ‘atonement’ usually means making amends for your actions that have done wrong to a person or people around you. And when a book with this name starts off with a teenager trying to direct a play that she can show off at a family gathering, you wonder why it is named thus. It is only some tens of pages into the book that you read on, becoming horrified with each page as the story progresses and clears the contextual meaning of the title for you.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon | Book Review

When I started reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, I’d heard too much good about it to have put off reading it any longer. I’d bought the Kindle version of this book when it was available for a cheap price over a year and a half ago. But then, I went ahead and bought the paperback from BookChor because physical copies are awesome.

House Rules by Jodi Picoult | Book Review

The most highly praised of Picoult’s books were My Sister’s Keeper and Picture Perfect, according to my observation. But when I read through the summary of House Rules, I was intrigued and I immediately snapped it up at a relatively cheap price. Though I bought three of Picoult’s books earlier, it was House Rules that I read first. And I am glad I did so.

Naam Shabana | Movie Review

If you have watched Neeraj Pandey’s 2015 action thriller, Baby, you’ll know Shabana. Played by Taapsee Pannu, Shabana is a character who oozes grit and determination. Patriotic to the hilt and righteous in the most positive sense of the word, Shabana knows no limit when it comes to serving her country.