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Thrilling Ride

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Mumbai Rollercoaster (Paperback) by  Rajorshi Chakraborti, book reviewIt goes up and down, hits the lows and then just when you think that it’s stopping it begins shooting up on the upward track. Rajorshi Chakorborti’s first young adults’ book, Mumbai Rollercoaster is set in the city in which he spent the formative years of his life. Of course, Mumbai has a lot going for it apart from this – the very size makes it a great sprawling landscape for cops and robbers chases. And it has an active underworld. According to Rajorshi, in Mumbai, ‘You get the feeling that at any moment, an adventure could begin’. There are streets to be explored on foot and on bicycle and interesting twists and turns of road. And this is the philosophy that he follows in his novel. With every chapter a new adventure begins.


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Heidi and Seek

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Rajorshi ChakrabortiFor Rajorshi Chakraborti this new novel is a venture into comic territory. A kind of exploration of the world that German filmmakers and sometimes old Hollywood comic thrillers normally tread.

The hectic chase that the book becomes starts with a pink line on a positive pregnancy test – Dev, a young British-India writer based in London, suddenly discovers that his live-in girlfriend, Jo, is pregnant. Without a moment’s thought his response to this life changing news is fly off to Germany in search of his ex, Heidi, telling Jo that he needs to get some old manuscripts that he left with Heidi back.


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