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The Great Derangement Book Review

A non-fictional book by Amitav Ghosh Awaken you dormant literati for the world is a changing – for the worse! This seems to be the call from one of the finest writers of our time, as he raises the lack of consciousness and concern amongst thinkers within the world of literature, history and politics, on a subject that should be captivating our attention more than just a passing thought. And Amitav has taken the lead [...]

The New Age Indian Authors

India, a country that boasts of epics like the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, has been eclipsed by commercial fiction books written by western authors till very recently. However, the scenario of the amazing world of books in India has taken a turn for the better in recent times. The space in the book shelves is no longer dominated by western authors. You will find that this space is slowly being taken over by the Indian [...]

Vir Sanghavi Image

Politics is one topic that stirs up discussion among people. Be it a tea stall or a corporate office, people can be seen involved in casual political discussions. Whatever information is available through print and electronic media becomes their view regarding political figures and parties. For that reason, when Vir Sanghvi’s Mandate: Will of the People was launched, readers looked for something different and informative. The book successfully throws light on personalities and pulls off [...]

Emotional Traumas Book Cover

Book: An insider’s view of emotional traumas: how to help or seek help Author: Dinesh Kumar Publisher:  Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd, Mumbai Launch: 2014 Author Dinesh Kumar, a mental health counsellor since 20 years, combines his wealth of professional experience, anecdotes from real life cases, experts’ views and his personal charm in this book on counselling. Acknowledging the need for both non-specialised counselling and specialised psychiatric care, Kumar builds a good case for treating ‘mental [...]

Sachin Tendulkar's Book Book Review Playing It My Way

When cricket fans heard about Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography being released, there was joy and curiosity around. Unquestionably, it was the most awaited autobiography in the history of Indian sports. What was it that the fans didn’t know and they could find out from this book? Well, ‘Playing it My Way’ proved to be a book on Tendulkar’s achievements and his life as a player rather than Tendulkar as a person. The book talks about everything: [...]

November 20, 2014

How would you feel if you lose the love of your life unexpectedly? What would you do if you lose your only hope of life? Anyone who has lost his/her love due to explained or unexpected reasons knows the pain of it all – the shattered pieces of life that are hard to put together again is the worst feeling. It Had To Be You is a book that involves its reader into the protagonist’s [...]

The Accidental Prime Minister

The Accidental Prime Minister by Sanjaya Baru is an account of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s two terms – UPA-1 and UPA-2. Sanjaya Baru, who was Singh’s media advisor, attempts to put his master in a positive light despite what went inside and in the media reports about Singh. The book primarily talks about the rise and fall or simply the building of ‘King’ Singh to a puppet-like Singh dancing to the tunes of the [...]

If God Was A Banker Book photo

Two young management graduates who become friends join New York International Bank on the same day and the journey to their success are poles apart. Despite being very good friends they both have different approach to life and work. However, both rise up to higher ranks and get into higher roles in the company. Sundeep, who believes in getting to the top with the fastest speed unlike Swami who has high regard for honesty and [...]

Lethal Spice

Title: Lethal Spice Author: Swati Kaushal Publisher: Hachette India Let me confess – I am a whodunit junkie. Like Ellery Queen once said, I like a well-rounded crime where all the facts are laid out to a reader with a challenge to unravel it. While in this case, perhaps all the facts are not available to the reader, but at least the murderer is in plain sight. And in all fairness, Ms. Kaushal did keep [...]

One Amazing Thing - Book Review

  Title: One Amazing Thing Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Publisher: Penguin India Before I get on to the review let’s get the facts straight – I am a die-hard fan of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Ever since I finished the last page of The Palace of Illusions, I have considered myself one of her biggest admirers. And in no less measure due to the Bengali – South Indian – American flavors of her stories, the exact [...]