‘A Counter-Intuitive Approach to Living a Good Life!’

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. Mark Manson's book - 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck', falls in the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Wedding Trousseau and Other Short Stories

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... Continue Reading →

Choosing the Right One!

(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 go on to read a new book. It’s not possible to judge a book by... Continue Reading →

Bye Landmark!

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 90% Clearance Sale at Landmarks, Spencers Plaza at the other end, I’m sure even those... Continue Reading →

Book Review : The Turning Point

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... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti

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 can never forget. This is one such book. The Almond Tree is the debut novel... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Guardian Angels by Rohit Gore

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 and I was happy to see Indian authors write such wonderful novels. I started this... Continue Reading →

Book Review : Once Upon The Tracks of Mumbai By Rishi Vohra

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.... Continue Reading →

Book Review : Shades Of Love.

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... Continue Reading →

Book Review : An Idiot, Placements and IntervYOU.

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... Continue Reading →

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