Tiny reads for tired minds

One hundred eight pages and 86 short stories, each exactly 100 words. The word-length is peculiar to this genre, drabble, which is relatively new to India. A drabble neither can be one word more than 100 nor one less. The stories in this book span several emotions and have been written by three individuals representing different generations of a family — the grandfather, the mother, the daughter. Personal, imagined, felt, witnessed… the tiny tales are humorous and quixotic, others skirt around soft sci-fi and adventure, while some evoke feelings of…

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The Cave

‘Disney bought my last company!’ With that as his introduction, tech entrepreneur Alok Kejriwal grabs anyone’s attention. And when he insists the readers come along on his spiritual journey, they say, why not. ‘The Cave’ promises to be an insightful, honest and deeply personal account of Alok’s spiritual journey. With characteristic candour, he shares intimate aspects of his life that bring meaning and balance to his journey as a successful digital entrepreneur. The Returnby Nicholas Sparks. Hachette. Pages 355. Rs399 The master of love, Nicholas Sparks, is out with his…

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