Monsoon and hair woes, both go hand in hand! Doesn’t matter what type of hair you have, monsoon spells disaster for our lovely tresses. Curly haired women like me have the worst night mares- more hair fall, limp hair, dry scalp.. uggh! The list goes on. Curly hair has a mind of its own, it will never listen to you. It’s like a wild horse – you need to tame it. I’ve been experimenting with different products and can safely say that I have managed to understand how my curly hair works! My hair responds well to only a few […]
I’ve previously expressed on one of my blog posts how I enjoy reading about Mumbai and the people. I also feel Indian authors are underrated (We are not talking about Chetan Bhagat here) I regularly pick up fiction and non-fiction books by Indian authors. My latest read was Dongri to Dubai by a very well known Indian Journalist S Hussain Zaidi.
I love books. To the point that I always carry one with one. Book lovers can relate to the pleasure of buying new books and growing your mini-library at home. Book lovers can also relate to the feeling of buying hoards of books and sometimes not able to read them all! For the past two years, I have purchased more books that I can ever read in the next two years- and this in addition to the numerous libraries I’ve subscribed to. Sounds crazy; actually, no. We book lovers are like this only.
My list of top 3 books that are based in Mumbai
It’s a dull day. I’m not particularly interested in anything. I decide to play some songs to help me cheer up. And then Dil hain chota sa.. choti si aasha.. plays! Immediately I’m transported to a different world.. A. R. Rahman- the musical storm is nothing short of a magician. His works have touched millions and continue to mesmerise us everyday. I rarely read biographies- I prefer autobiographies. This book particularly interested me purely because I was curious to read about A. R. Rahman.
Recently, Atulya surprised me by sending a copy of his latest book. I was curious to read his take on recent politics. Aptly titled ‘Democrazy’, his second book never fails to amuse the reader. Right from page 1 till the end, I was LOLing 😛 The situations are comically explained and as you imagine it in your head, you just can’t stop laughing at the scene, the irony and India’s political status. Here’s a blurb of the book: The characters of the book keep you engaged through out! My favourite is Buddhiman Buddhiraja- he is volatile, passionate and is also […]
Few lives have been more eventful and controversial than Protima Bedi’s, and this book, derived from her unfinished autobiography, journals and her letters to family, friends and lovers, is a startlingly frank and passionate memoir. Illustrated with over fifty photographs, this is the story of a remarkable woman who had the spirit, the courage and the intelligence to live life entirely on her own terms (Source) Many people know Protima Bedi to be as the rebellious woman who defied norms of society. A bold woman who didn’t care two hoots about ‘what people thought’. She lived life on her own terms. […]
Mythology has always interested me. I always enjoy books that have a mythical link. Aura by Anand Neelakantan is unlike the regular mythological fiction that you’ve ever read. I read the author’s second book Ajaya before reading his first book- Asura. The author explains in both the books how he wanted to explored the untamed realm of sharing the stories of the villains- Ravana and Duryodhana. His books have made me question- what if these alleged villians weren’t actually cruel. History and mythology were written by people. Heroes are always the ones who are victorious. But what if the alternate was true? Just because […]
Let me begin by quoting my favourite lines from the book- “But Mehrunnisa did not know then, would never know, by giving her blessings to this marriage she had set into progress a chain of events that would eventually erase her name from history’s pages. Or that Arjumand would become the only Mughal woman posterity would easily recognize. Docile, seemingly tractable and troublesome Arjumand would eclipse even Mehrunnisa, cast her in a shadow…because of the monument Khurram would build in Arjumand’s memory – the Taj Mahal.” Twentieth Wife, the prequel to this book sets the context of Mehrunnisa also known […]
I’m glad to host another give-away! This time, you get a chance to win books. All my book-worm reads, this is your opportunity to grab your free copy of one of this best seller. I will be giving away 5 copies of the book. The contest is open to all Indian residents and ends on 22nd January 2015. The contest is now over. Winners, please email me your postal address at firstname.lastname@example.org! Happy Reading. 🙂 I have read this book and enjoyed it.You can read my review here. To win a copy of the book all you have to do […]