#TornadoGiveaway 3 A Time to Burnish by Radhika Nathan

#TornadoGiveaway 3 A Time to Burnish by Radhika Nathan


Name of the Book: A Time To Burnish
Author: Radhika Nathan

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The Story:

“Not too long before we can get as many of them 3-D printed.”

That pretty much sums up Josh Winslow’s feelings about classic artifacts. As a man of science and technology, he couldn’t care less about old bronze idols. Unfortunately, his brother Tom has just made one such idol his problem.

Vidya Thyagarajan, a young banker from Chennai, didn’t expect to chase the origins of old idols either. But her friend Tom has just entangled her in one such chase.

Along with Vidya, Josh reluctantly embarks on a journey to India to track the origins of a Chola bronze idol. Through the urban maze of Chennai, dusty roads of small towns in deep Chola territory, they discover clues that confounds them every step of the way.

During a short span of a week, the quest quickly becomes personal as the shadow of the past challenges their outlook toward life and love. (less)

About The Author


Radhika Nathan is a juggler, a meanderer and a rolling stone. She believes in the miracle of words and the rain. Her favourite pastimes include reading, listening to podcasts and gazing at monsoon clouds. Her taste in books is eclectic ranging from anthropology to old fashioned murder mysteries, and if pushed she would name Jane Austen as her favourite author for her believable, eternal characters. Travel is something she enjoys and has been to more than a dozen countries- for the love of meeting new people and discovering new cultures. 

Radhika writes for her fascination of human beings, intrigued by their archetypal & atypical behaviour and the differences & similarities in all of us. Writing is a means that forces her to think and re-examine a point of view or a preconceived notion. ‘I grow as a person as I write’, she says and quotes ‘A well written sentence [a rare occurrence] is like soul chocolate.’

Radhika, believes in a spiritual approach to life that welcomes science. She believes in liberty, equality, personal responsibility and fair play.


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Romantic Classics with No Happily Ever After  #3B1G

Romantic Classics with No Happily Ever After #3B1G


The three books featured here have many things in common.  They are set in an era gone by, having romance as their central theme.  They are not ‘love at first sight’ kind of romances. All have been made into movies,  TV Series.  But,  they do not have a typical ‘Happily ever after’ ending.

I am a fan of the romantic genre and not having a happy ending affects me.  I carried the lump around my throat for days as I couldn’t take it that the protagonists are not going to be together.  Is that why these books were so successful?  What if they had happy endings?  People may have just closed the books and gone on to the next ones.  These books involve you right from the start.  The loss at the end is personal and we cannot get it out of our heads.  Despite having tragic ends,  they have been made into great movies.

Other common ones are Romeo and Juliet,  Laila Majnu. Continue reading