• Non Fiction & Auto-Biographies,  Specific Recommendations

    Books On Partition Of India That Make An Interesting Read

    Books based on history are often not picked up by readers as most consider it to be slow and intense. But here are two books that stand out it many a ways. For one, they are about our country- India, our very own partition. Secondly, these bring out in abundance, the pain, trauma and magnanimity of the episode in the history of our country. The books have succeeded in keeping…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense,  Specific Recommendations

    Loved Gone Girl? Then These Three Thrillers Would Appeal To You Too

    Gone Girl the book (a well as the film) came with mixed reviews. There were a large percentage of readers who loved the book and a fairly large number who were bored by the narrative. I hang mid-way, and was neither completely impressed, nor did I reject it as a useless read. The book is the story of Nick and Amy. What may seem to be a ‘lived happily ever…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    The Graveyard Apartment- Spooky Read!

    For as long as I can remember, I have always had a thing for horror. Scary tales of ghosts and goblins, of dark eerie nights and shrill screams that reverberate all around- horror seldom fails to bore me. It isn’t like I don’t get nightmares post watching these movies. I do get them, really bad ones. And I swear, I hear every bump and creak from the wall, floor and…

  • Popcorn Zone

    What A Blind Date With The World Taught Me

    It was the hour prior to bed. As I sat exhausted on the couch after the day’s chores, I noticed the mail alert in the notification area of my mobile. Impulsively, I opened it to see the most unusual invitation in my inbox. It was an offer to go on a blind date with “The World”, to a place I knew very little about- The English Countryside. “You are invited…

  • Popcorn Zone

    How Do You Like Your Newspaper?

    I confess. I have nothing less than an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), when it comes to the morning newspaper. Now before you arrive at the conclusion that I am one of those individuals who fret over sipping that morning cup of coffee while skimming through the pages of the daily news, I must clarify that the OCD is of a truly different nature. I dislike, or seldom read, newspapers that are…

  • Literature+Fiction

    Home Fire By Kamila Shamsie- A Man Booker Longlist

    “Contempt, disdain, scorn: these emotions were stops along a closed loop that originated and terminated in a sense of superiority.”  ― Kamila Shamsie, Home Fire The complex web of thoughts is often so difficult to untangle. When mixed with religious, political and radical thinking, it becomes nothing but a fatal concoction. Home fire by Kamila Shamsie is one such web, with politics and religion being pitted against a family’s love and relationship.…

  • Non Fiction & Auto-Biographies,  Popcorn Zone

    The Shooting Star By Travel Blogger Shivya Nath

    She isn’t a new name in the world of travel blogging. In fact, Shivya is already an inspiration to all those who love to dream, travel and write.  Her blog https://the-shooting-star.com documents her globetrotting experiences, and has garnered a huge fan following. Today it is considered to be one of India’s leading travel blogs. Shivya has made her appearance on the cover of the National Geographic Traveller India, BBC travel,…

  • Literature+Fiction

    Mango Cheeks, Metal Teeth by Aruna Nambiar

    After a couple of disappointing reads, this month finally gave me a book worth talking about. With an interesting title, “Mango Cheeks, Metal Teeth” is the debut fiction of Aruna Nambiar. The book took me by surprise with its brilliant style and content, bringing back my lost faith in Indian writing. Set in small town Ambalakunnu in Kerala the plot may well seem simple. Yet, as a story teller Aruna…