There are two kinds of people on Earth – the one who will write essays and still never manage to get to the main point. And then there are people who drop single-liner truth bombs that rattle the entire world. … Continue reading ‘A Counter-Intuitive Approach to Living a Good Life!’
This book is written by Ankita Sharma and published by Humming Words Publishers. Ankita is a well-known blogger, who blogs at Humming Words. The book is a collection of several short stories. The stories are normal everyday occurrences which everyone would be able to relate to. Of late I’ve been reading a lot of short stories and so I did not hesitate to review this when I was asked if I could. What I liked most about this book was the variety it had to offer. Each story had a different backdrop and it felt nice to read plots which … Continue reading Book Review: The Wedding Trousseau and Other Short Stories
(A modified version of this post has been published in The Hindu Open Page. You can read it here) I’m not sure if it has anything to do with my OCD, but I can never leave a book half-way and … Continue reading Choosing the Right One!
If you are currently in Chennai and a person who loves reading books, chances are that you would’ve spent your weekend running around Mount Road. Thanks to the Chennai Book Fair at one end of the Mount Road and the … Continue reading Bye Landmark!
The Turning Point, is a compilation of short stories from Indian Writers. This includes the work of Nikita Singh, Parinda Joshi, Atulya Mahajan, Shoma Narayanan, Harsh Snehanshu, Judy Balan, Meenakshi Reddy Mahadevan and Durjoy Dutta. Every story here has a different flavor, but they are bound together by a common theme – as the title indicates—a Turning Point. When I was initially asked if I was interested to review this book, I was more than eager to do so, because I found myself reading more and more of short-stories these days and I was interested to see what this book … Continue reading Book Review : The Turning Point
You read some books and enjoy them. You read some books and relate to them. Some books make you feel happy. Some books make you feel sad. Some books reach out to your heart and leave a mark which you … Continue reading Book Review: The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti
At a time when there are so many young and upcoming authors, there are a few like authors Rohit Gore who make a mark for themselves, through their books. Previously I’d read ‘The Circle of Three’ by the same author … Continue reading Book Review: The Guardian Angels by Rohit Gore
We live in reality. Some of us live in our dreams too. For a few it is just a dream, but for a few it is an ‘Alternate Reality’. Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai by Rishi Vohra, takes us through the life of Balwant Srivatsav, set in the backdrop of the Mumbai suburban railways. He comes across as an introvert who finds it difficult to communicate with other people. He is unable o express himself clearly and no one seems to be able to understand him, except perhaps his friend, the one person who treats him the way he … Continue reading Book Review : Once Upon The Tracks of Mumbai By Rishi Vohra
Shades of Love. An Anthology of Short stories. I am not a big fan of love stories. Sometimes it’s too sweet to be true and I try and keep my hands off books , that claim to be an out and out romantic story. Come on, I can’t read pages and pages of all what some people claim to be unconditional love. When I came across this book, Shades Of Love, I presumed it to be another one of its kind. But then I happened to notice another line that said “An Anthology of short stories”. I like reading short … Continue reading Book Review : Shades Of Love.
An Idiot, Placements and IntervYOU by Toffee (Taufeeq Ahmed) takes one through the experiences of the author during the ‘placement season’ of his college life.The author walks through the entire process, right from the preparation for the Aptitude tests to the various levels of selection, depending on the recruiting organization. He gives an in-depth analysis at each stage, describes every intrinsic process that normally takes place and guides us on how we should tackle the various difficulties that might crop up. For a person who has been there, done that and procured a job, this book would just be telling things that … Continue reading Book Review : An Idiot, Placements and IntervYOU.