The Country Is Going To The Dogs.. or is just the writing?
Review / June 26, 2014

Author: Anurag Mathur
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9788129131102
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆
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The Country is Going to the Dogs is the latest novel from the bestselling author of The Inscrutable Americans, Anurag Mathur. I haven’t read The Inscrutable Americans but after reading this book, I have no desire to read it. What has been marketed as a sex comedy with key words like “sex siren”, “gay bashes” and “wife-swapping parties” marked in bold and different colors in the blurb and unnecessary silhouettes of nude chicks doing pole dancing and yoga poses on the cover turns out to be a book with a noodle-thin nonsensical plot, mid-way through which you wonder what could be the reason for this mental torture.

Review : Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Review / November 10, 2013

Author: Gregory David Roberts
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Year: 2005
ISBN: 9780349117546
Rating: ★★★☆☆
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Shantaram by David Gregory Roberts is an enjoyable read, peopled with interesting characters, which gives a glimpse of Mumbai’s underbelly through an expatriate’s eyes.

Review : Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Review / August 29, 2013

It is this book that propounds Gladwell’s epoch making 10000 hour theory. It takes roughly ten thousand hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. And it is impossible to clock those hours without talent, continuous tenacity and hard work. But what truly distinguishes Outliers is not their unprecedented talent but their extraordinaire opportunities.