Category Archives: Book Reviews

November 26, 2018
Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World

One of the greatest sins Gandhi has been held accountable for in recent years is for either being a rank hypocrite or inconsistent at best. Most particularly with respect to his views on caste and un-touchability. However, in Gandhi’s own words lies his vindication, “My aim is not to be consistent with my previous statements on a given question, but to be consistent with truth as it may present itself to me at a given [...]Read More

October 16, 2018
The Unending Game- Book Review

The Unending Game, authored by former R&AW Chief Vikram Sood, is an informative account of the history of espionage along with perspective on gathering and securing intelligence. Examples and anecdotes are provided from across the world with a special focus on India. Complexities of espionage and how espionage and surveillance have grown humongous with the growth in telecommunications and social media have been explored. However, despite the development of these other sources of intelligence, classic [...]Read More

March 7, 2018
5 most famous books of Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh, a noted writer and journalist, died on March 20, 2014, due to cardiac arrest leaving behind a legacy of wonderful books for literature fanatics. Apart from being an Indian author, lawyer, diplomat, and journalist, Khushwant was a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India. Born in Hadali, Punjab, Singh worked as the editor of several literary and news magazines and contributed in maintaining peaceful relations [...]Read More

January 22, 2018
e-books vs paper books

  “Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” –Vera Nazarian We’re not sure about the rest of the world but most Indians seem to agree. According to a news report from 2016, India is the sixth largest book market across the globe and is also the second largest among English speaking countries. About a year prior to the publication of this report, estimates suggested [...]Read More

July 24, 2016
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 [...]Read More

July 26, 2015
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 [...]Read More

June 2, 2015
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 [...]Read More

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 [...]Read More

May 14, 2015
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: [...]Read More

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 [...]Read More

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