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DDS Recommends: YA Debuts of 2017

Young adult novels are so much more than stories about teenagers falling in love. It is much more complex than that. YA is a reading group that has been mistakenly tagged as a genre. Some of the amazing debuts of 2017 YA novels prove to us yet again that YA even as a genre is … Continue reading

Author Interview: Anjali Kirpalani

Hello Anjali, thank you so much for taking the time out to talk to me. 🙂  First things first: how did you take up writing? I started writing poetry in school; I won a poetry writing competition at school when I was 13. I remember my parents not believing I wrote that poem; they hadn’t … Continue reading

DDS Recommends: Indian Writing in English

Anita Desai – The Village by the Sea A Classic of Our Time. Untouched by the twentieth century, Thul, the small fishing village near Bombay, is still ruled by the age-old seasonal rhythms. Hari and Lila have lived in the village all their lives, but their family is now desperately down on its luck. Their … Continue reading

Meg Cabot Books Other than The Princess Diaries

Meg Cabot maybe known for The Princess Diaries internationally thanks to Disney adapting the books into two movies starring Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway, she has written a plethora of other books to her credit! In fact sometimes we wonder how has the women been able to produce a new story every single year. Looking … Continue reading

DDS Recommends: Crime Thrillers

Crime Thriller is Debdatta Sahay’s favourite genre. When BUZZ Magazine asked her to pick out her top reads from it, she curated the following reading list. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey Richard III reigned for only two years, and for centuries he was villified as the hunch-backed wicked uncle, murderer of the princes … Continue reading

The Depiction of Bookworms in Books and T.V.

Bookworms are never acutely depicted in either books themselves or television series. When we do meet bookworms they seem to be obsessing over either one book or one series. We never get to see them salivating over books in a bookstore, we don’t see them as they move on from one great piece of literature … Continue reading

Author Interview: Michelle Falkoff

Hello Michelle, thank you so much for taking the time out to talk to me. 🙂  First things first: how did you take up writing? It’s hard for me to remember when I first started—I was a very early reader, and I recall writing some terrible poetry in the fourth grade, though I think I’d … Continue reading

Author Interview: Romila C.

Hello Romila, thank you so much for taking the time out to talk to me. 🙂 First things first: how did you take up writing? I started writing at the age of 13 in the year 1996 for my school magazine as I was approached by my Hindi teacher Mrs Rashmi Srivastava who saw the … Continue reading

Author Interview: Jennifer E. Smith

Hello Jennifer, thank you so much for taking the time out to talk to me. 🙂 First things first: how did you take up writing? I don’t remember ever taking it up; it was just something I always did, something I always loved. For as long as I can remember, I kept journals and scribbled in … Continue reading

Book BUZZ: A Reading List For You (Books I Love)

Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie   Murder On The Orient Express is one of my all-time favorites. This book features the little Belgian detective, Poirot. He unravels mysterious deaths using his “little grey cells”. The way Christie keeps us guessing till the last page is simply fantastic. It starts off and ends … Continue reading