ANDAZ-E-BAYAN AUR

ANDAZ-E-BAYAN AUR ( a journal) Reviewed by : Dr Mohammad Aleem, Editor, ICN Group NEW DELHI: It was a pleasant surprise for me when one fine day my friend, Haqqani Al Qasmi, editor, “Andaz-e-Bayan Aur” gave me the second issue of his journal, which is based on the creative works of the policemen who served mostly on a senior level in the government in different capacities .They are mostly IPS rank officers. It startled me a lot that how Haqqani Sahib could think of an offbeat topic for his magazine.…

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Patna Blues: A Novel By Abdullah Khan

Patna Blues (  A Novel By Abdullah Khan ) Reviewed by : Eram Fatima, Sub-Editor, ICN Group Published by : Jaggurnaut, New Delhi I got through a book of late, which seemed very relatable to me. ‘Patna Blues’ is one such novel. It is about a boy, named Arif, who hails from Bihar. He lives in the capital city, Patna. I enjoyed it too because I also come from Bihar. Patna, since ages, has fascinated everyone a lot due to it’s glorious history and murcurical political activities of it’s modern…

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Restolit: A New Era In Literature

LUCKNOW: The beautiful eve of 10th of November, 2018 became more beautiful when the esteem reputed group of ‘Pratishthaa Films & Media created history by launching its never before concept ‘Restolit’ (Restaurant + Literature) among the eminent writers, artists, motivational & skill trainers and dignitaries of the city at its first restolit known as ‘Friendli’z having 7200 sq. fts.  area at prime location of Aliganj. This beautiful concept turned into physic when ‘Pratishthaa’ when the city witnessed this happening and became its part. At this event, first of all, after…

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Pratishthaa Created History In Literary World Through Book Modelling

LUCKNOW: On 4th of October 2018, Pratishthaa Club Ventures LLP created a new history in Lord Buddha Auditorium, Gomti Nagari, Lucknow with  association of Meerish Fashion House when its released/ promoted its fourteen books in never before way ‘Book Modelling’. This program was special in the sense that for the first time, the family of the authors also shared the stage and the books were introduced by the models along with their respective authors. The books being ‘My Father Lives in Heart’ authored by Eminent author Suhail Kakorvi, ‘Madhyantar’ penned…

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WHISPERS OF A SOUL

By: Humera Sultana Published by: Magnifera Publications Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi Edition: 2017 Price: Rs. 150/- Reviewed by: Dr. Mohammad Aleem, Editor, ICN Group It was the last year when I received a book, “Musings” by Humera Sultana through my friend, Danish Khan, Editor, Indian Muslim Observer. It was an amalgamation of good thoughts experienced by the esteemed writer herself. I enjoyed her book immensely. This year, another book, Whispers of a Soul has come out, which is a collection of poems. She writes in the preface, “I have often felt that none of my…

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REVIEW OF THE BOOK: RABIA, THROUGH ALL JOYS AND SORROWS (A NOVEL)

Published by Lifi Publications Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, 2016 Price: Rs. 295 Reviewed by: Eram Fatima, Sub Editor-ICN NEW DELHI: Mohammad Aleem ( Editor-ICN Group) the writer of the novel Rabia: Through all joys and sorrows has written a remarkable piece. No doubt! He delves unflinchingly into the confounded realities of the women through his book. This culture where we live in has certain restrictions and traditions which are constrained to its doctrines about the rules of marriages, including the choice of groom by one’s own parents only. The writer has…

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Music Box and Moonshine: Famous Bengali Short Stories in English Translation

Reviewed By: Dr Mohammad Aleem, Editor, ICN Group Published by: Rubric Publishing, New Delhi Among two dozen prominent Indian languages, Bengali holds huge respect. There are many reasons behind it. The most prominent is the kind of literature it has produced so far and the level of writers it sent on the world stage like Rabindranath Tagore, who was the first Asian recipient of Nobel Prize in literature. No any other Indian writers of any language could achieve that level even after passing almost a century so far since getting…

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A MANSION OF MANY APARTMENTS: KEATS’S WHOLENESS

By: FATIMA ABDULLAH ALOTAIBI  Reviewed By: Dr. Mohammad Aleem, Chief News Editor, ICN Group NEW DELHI: It is an utmost source of pleasure for me that I could get the chance to read a poet who is admired and revered by the whole English world as one of the most loved and respected ones. His popularity has surpassed all boundaries of language and nations. Over the years, his reputation increased day-by-day. This Book, A Mansion of Many Apartments is the best outcome of a very versatile and talented Saudi writer, Fatimah…

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Haldwani Literature Fest 2018

Haldwani: Haldwani Literature Festival, a joint initiative of Amrapali Group of Institutes  under the guidance of CEO Sanjay Dhingra and Cordial Haldwani was successfully hosted on 15th April 2018. The 1st Haldwani Literature Festival was inaugurated by Prakash Pant , Cabinet Minister Government of Uttarakhand, himself a gifted writer. We thank distinguished guests from Journalism such as Abhisaar Sharma, ABP News, Richa Aniruddh, Vijai Trivedi,,NDTV Balli Singh cheema and Hriyadesh Joshi for gracing the occasion. Book titled “Mangli- Ek Pathkatha” written by senior journalist  Dinesh Mansera was also unveiled during…

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ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR LIVING WRITERS OF INDIA: RUSKIN BOND

By: Dr. Mohammad Aleem ( Chief News Editor-ICN Group ) NEW DELHI: Very a few Indian writers could surpass the popularity as a writer of children’s books as Ruskin Bond could. Since the last fifty years, he did the same as a writer and as a professional. His dedication towards his writing is so immense that nothing could distract him from it, ever. He penned dozens of books with the same passion and zeal. He passed almost his whole eighty years of his life in exploring India through his literature. Love…

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