• Literature+Fiction

    Poonachi by Perumal Murugan- A 2018 Best Read

    Poonachi is surely going to be ranked as my favourite read in the year 2018. It may seem to be a simple tale of a small black goat and of an old couple who adopt it, yet this book manages to communicate much more than just a story. It speaks of the society we are part of, the complexity of our times and how we are as individuals- selfish and…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    Heads You Win- The Latest Jeffrey Archer Fiction

    It often makes me wonder how some simple decisions can affect one’s life. As simple as the choices may see, they come with life altering capabilities. Heads you Win- the latest Jeffrey Archer fiction is based on a similar thought. How a single decision, on the basis of a toss of a coin can change the course of one’s life. My love for Archer’s books goes back to my early…

  • Literature+Fiction

    Book Review: Eating Wasps by Anita Nair

    Anita Nair needs no introduction. Does she?  She is India’s most prolific and popular author. Her latest book Eating Wasps comes with an interesting book cover that forces you to give it a second look. Flip over to read the blurb and you surely would be intrigued to get started reading it as soon as possible. I have loved Anita Nair’s earlier books, especially Ladies Coupe. She has an inherent…

  • 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…

  • 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,…