Book Review: Immortal India by Amish

The Shiva Trilogy followed by the Ramchandra series, has surely catapulted Amish to the list of popular Indian writers. He has come a long way, from his days as a debut writer with Immortals of Meluha. Today, Amish could be found on the invite list of almost all literary events. He is a public speaker and his opinions are sought in many forums across the country. Immortal India is his first non-fiction book. It is essentially a collection of his earlier published works in newspapers, speeches at various public events and debates that he has been part of. The book

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Book Review: Amma-Jayalalithaa’s Journey by Vaasanthi

Ever wondered why some people’s life fascinate us? Why are they so enigmatic? Dr. J Jayalalithaa was an enigma! She made her rule, in two professions that had always been dominated by men. The reigning movie star way back in the 60s and 70s, and then the queen of Tamil politics in the decades that followed. Her life had seen it all- fame, adulations, humiliation, defeat and victory. She was always under public scrutiny. Yet, she was a mystery in many a ways, and probably would remain so. Vaasanthi’s book on Amma and her journey from a movie star to

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November Gratitude- Of Memories and Small Successes!

It seems as though I just wrote a few weeks ago, the Gratitude post for October. But well, it’s already the beginning of December. Yet again, it is the time to look back at the month that was, and also look forward to the month ahead. Here is a quick rundown of November. BNLF-New bonds and friends of a kind The highlight of the month was attending Indiblogger’s BNLF. From planning it all out, to the actual day of travel and the complete event, it filled my month with immense joy and excitement. The weather Gods weren’t very kind to

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Tell Tale- By Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer seems to have finally completed his Clifton Chronicle Series, and is out with his latest volume of short stories. Tell Tale, is a fascinating collection of 14 stories, of people from across eras and far-fetched places. Having read Quiver Full of Arrows, his earlier story collection, I was eager to pick up his short stories again. And, I must say, I wasn’t disappointed in any way. From Naples to Damascus, it is a journey, filled with a variety of characters. The hapless young detective and his brush with a mysterious murder, to the woman who dared to challenge

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Why I Needed to Travel and Why #BNLF Was the Perfect Opportunity

About 2000 km away from home, I immersed myself into four days of travel to Dehradun. With nothing more than a little bag pack full of clothes, I set out by myself, which seemingly resembled an elementary school trip. For over a month before the actual travel, my brain constantly wrestled over my decision, if I should undertake the travel. Thoughts shot a nervous pain through me. I was going to be across the country leaving two little kids at home. Despite knowing the fact that they would be under the care of their father, there was this constant nagging-

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Book Review: Unlawful Justice by Vish Dhamija

Vish Dhamija, author of crime fiction and legal drama, is out with his sixth novel titled “Unlawful Justice”. A tale that highlights and puts together the nitty-gritty of the Indian judicial system, what happens inside the court and outside the courtroom, lives of the rich and powerful and the effects these can have on someone in the lower strata of society. Story in brief Baby is the 16 year old daughter of Gayathri- the domestic help in the Divan household. She is brutally raped and left to bleed by Maheep- the son of a powerful and influential client of Vansh

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