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#PunekarRants: A Pound of Flesh

In the year 1408 in a then small town of France named Pont de Larche, a female entered a young couple’s home to find their four month old child unattended. Without reason or hesitation, she proceeded to brutally murder the infant, an incident that caused quite the uproar among the townsfolk. Justice was swift and only a few weeks later, she was sentenced to death by hanging and true to the law of the land, was executed. Nothing I have said so far may come as a surprise to you but what makes this story noteworthy is that the female, quite literally, was a pig (yes, a farm animal).

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Author Shilpa Gupta on Spinning Tales in the City

A chemical engineer from IIT Roorkee, Shilpa Gupta holds a post-graduate degree in management from IIM Ahmedabad. After working as an investment banker for thirteen years in Mumbai, she relocated to Pune in 2007 and quit her corporate career a couple of years later. Her debut novel ‘Ananya: a bittersweet journey’ is the story of […]

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Book Review: Once Upon a Crush

‘Once Upon a Crush’ written by Kiran Manral is not just a book on office romances, it is also a revealing peek into the lives of the 20-something generation. Here’s a review of the book…

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The Gypsies at Noelle’s Retreat- A Riva Parker Mystery

Move aside Nancy Drew, Agatha Christie and the likes. Here comes our very own desi sleuth Riva Parker who is also the lead singer and guitarist of the band ‘Gypsies’.

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Book Review: Once upon the tracks of Mumbai

Writer: Rishi Vohra (His very first book. A good start!) Publisher: Jaico Publishing House Genre: Mass Fiction (Even I have no idea what that means!) Released in: 2012 Pages: 272 I would like to start saying this is one book that found its way to me, like most books do. I am currently into something called ‘Mythological Fiction’ or […]