• 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…

  • Popcorn Zone

    My Bookstagram Project- The Way Ahead

    Let’s face it Social Media is here to stay, and Instagram isn’t just a latest fad. With an enormous corpus of content being created and floated around across the various channels; and with dwindling attention spans, the best way to seek an audience today is visual content. For book bloggers, “Bookstagram” (a word coined linking books and Instagram) is a lovely medium to bring forth reviews, communicate bookish thoughts as…

  • 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…