We cannot predict the future, but we can create it.
Review / December 22, 2012

Author: Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen
Publisher: Randomhouse Publications
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9781847940889
Rating: ★★★★☆
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We cannot predict the future. But we can create it.

Think back to 15 years ago, and consider what's happened since, the destabilizing events — in the world, in your country, in the markets, in your work, in your life — that defied all expectations. We can be astonished, confounded, shocked, stunned, delighted, or terrified, but rarely prescient.

Review : How About A Sin Tonight
Review / December 8, 2012

Author: Novoneel Chakroborty
Publisher: Randomhouse Publications
Year: 2012
ISBN: 978818400313
Rating: ★★★★☆
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“How About A Sin Tonight?” Trust Novoneel Chakroborthy to come up with an interesting title for his third novel. Sounds like a dialogue doesn’t it? Like the Bollywood Film Industry it centres around, this book too has its fair share of “filmi” dialogues and stories. The story revolves around 5 characters held together by the common thread of Bollywood. Shahrann Ali Bakshi is one of the many who throng to Bombay carrying within them, the hope of making it big. He wants to be a movie star but settles for working as a taxi driver.

Review : Palpasa Cafe
Review / December 2, 2012

Author: Narayan Wagle
Publisher: Random House
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9788184001426
Rating: ★★½☆☆
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I've read books of all kinds. Romantic novels. Books on war. Thrillers. I've read books where the protagonist was a singer or a soldier or a woman in a war-torn country. However, until I picked up Narayan Wagle's Palpasa Cafe, I had never read a romantic book set during the Civil War in Nepal, from the perspective of a painter.

Cyrus Broacha, Better Comic Actor or Author
Article / November 23, 2012

I’ve been a fan of Cyrus Broacha since a long time.  Ever since I saw him doing his thing on MTV Bakra, I have been fascinated with his impeccable comic timing and sense of humour. When I saw him on The Week That Wasn’t on CNN-IBN, I knew that I would never get enough of his antics.

Review : Karl Aaj Or Kal
Review / November 7, 2012

Author: Cyrus Broacha
Publisher: Randomhouse Publications
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9788184000986
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆
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Mention Cyrus Broacha and I instantly get reminded of his impeccable comic timing. I am a big fan of his shows and practically jumped at the opportunity to read his book Karl Aaj or Kal.

English August
Review / October 8, 2012

Author: Upamanyu Chatterjee
Publisher: Penguin Books
Year: 1988
ISBN: 0571218768
Rating: ★★★★☆
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Like wine that improves as it ages, Agastya’s 24 year old story is still widely read by the young and old and as expected, Agastya makes us smile as we turn the last page of his story.