Thank you HT Brunch!

When Hindustan Times came up with a Book Challenge early this year, I was more than thrilled. I’ve always loved reading books but never really kept a count on it. Though I always told myself that I should read more books. This challenge helped me stick to my resolution. I kept tweeting my progress to HT Brunch and today I was pleasantly surprised to find myself amongst the winners. 🙂 Though I’ve read over 32 books this year, I’ve reviewed only few of them on my blog. Come next year, I will share reviews on most of the books that […]

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{Insta Book Review} Ajaya: Epic of the Kaurava Clan Book I

My interest in mythology has grown over the years. Right from hearing stories from my grandmother and mom to reading, listening to stories to discussing events related to our epics, mythology has always been an interest. Mythological characters, their behaviour and the story tellers have had a deep impact on me and I have always questioned their rationale. Devdutt Pattanaik’s books offer an explanation to the curious mythology explorer. In my quest to discover interesting other books, Anand Neelakantan books were always recommended. I read Ajaya before his much acclaimed, first book- Asura. The author explains the premise of his […]

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{Latest Musings} Of Diaries and Books

Recently I was cleaning my cupboard and I was shocked at a huge revelation. I had “sooooooooooo” many unread books and unused diaries! To think of it, everything in my diary has a purpose, why else will it be there. But how did I end up collecting so many books and diaries and never end up reading or using it? It seems like I have an obsession (for the lack of a better word) of collecting books and never read them again. It’s not that I never read books. I have read close to 16 books this year and the […]

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Book Review: Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup

Indian authors are not liked by many. Many have told me how Indian authors are “boring and so predictable”. When I pick books, I am very careful. The summary has to excite me. Only then will I go ahead with the book. Very rarely do I read a book on a friend’s recommendation. A few years back, I chanced upon Q & A written by Vikas Swarup. As most of you know, Slumdog Millionaire was inspired from this book. The title and the summary caught my fancy and I started reading it. I must admit, that Q & A is […]

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Book Review: And the mountains echoed

Khaled Hosseini is a brilliant author. His previous books, The Kite Runner and Thousand Splendid Suns are in my “Good Reads” category. The magic of Khaled Hosseini is that you can easily identify and relate to all the characters. Such is his brilliance.  When I laid my hands on his latest book, I was more than happy! I had read the author’s interview on HT Brunch before I read the book. He told the readers that it’s different from his previous two books. The third one concentrated more on emotions and it had almost nothing to do with Afghanistan or […]

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Book Review: The Oath of Vayuputras

I love mythology. The characters in Indian Mythology fascinate me. When I heard about the Shiva Trilogy few years back, it caught my fancy! The first two books are just spectacular. The plot offers twists and turns that you will never expect. It defies all the cliche that one might expect in a mythological fiction novel. Though this book was released months back, I read it only recently. Having read the earlier two books, I had set high expectations on this one. The story opens up with the revelation of The Evil, which was the focal point of the earlier […]

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Maximum City! ~ a book worth cherishing.

I know I’m reading this book, way too late but it’s worth the wait for me! Here are my views on this amazing book: The plot: There is no ‘plot’ as such. The writer talks about each character with much passion. Each section tells you a story about a different Bombay. The Bombay aspect really conected with me. Every Mumbai resident knows how Bombay is much better than Mumbai. We all miss that. Each section gives you a sneak peek into ‘Bombay Unknown’. Get ready for some astounding revealations, when you are reading this! Suketu Mehta is now one of […]

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Battle for Bittora~ Anuja Chauhan

I loved Anuja’s first book, the Zoya Factor. So was excited to read  this one. The book is about politics and the tactics used by contestants to win the election. Every girl can relate to the protagonist, Jinni  and her girly problems. The book manages to keep you hooked though at places I felt it was little slow. The budding romance between Jinni and her opponent ZAK makes the reader go awwww.. The story is based on an election held at Pavit Pradesh, a fictitious state in India. The book gives the reader an insight of  campaigning of elections. Anuja […]

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