Are Books and Bookstores Dead: What we learned from the West!

I woke up to some bad news yesterday. The Strand Book Stall in Mumbai is closing down. Last week, social

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Books on our TBR shelf in 2018

The readers of Blank Slate Chronicles know this by now. We, the co-founders of this website, are nerds. In our

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ORIGIN – Is Dan Brown losing his magic?

After a long wait for nearly four years post Inferno (2013), Everyone’s favorite mystery hunter and code solving genius Robert

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What happened to YA Literature: From Awesome Magic to Bloody Vampires

The YA literature genre was born around the time of WWII when teenagers were given the recognition of being a

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Man’s Violent Love: The Brilliant Lure of Crime Fiction

The Sinner is a crime thriller TV series which aired its first episode on 2nd August.  It is a story

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Story of the First Folio: The Men behind our Familiarity with Shakespeare

I read a whole book about William Shakespeare recently (by Bill Bryson; highly recommended, by the way), and I learnt

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5 Famous Banned Authors whose voice transcended prohibition

The pen is mightier than the sword they say! Well, history stands testimony to the power of the written words.

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5 books the world is waiting for in 2017!

The world has completed yet another trip around the sun, and many words are now written in the history of

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Here are five things that I liked about ‘One Indian Girl” by Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat, as most literary enthusiasts would concur, is not a great writer. While he considers himself to be the

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