Review: How to Seduce a Billionaire
Review / April 1, 2015

Author: Portia Da Costa
Publisher: Black Lace
Year: 2015
ISBN: 9780352347909
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
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How to Seduce a Billionaire is a very misleading book. Firstly, it isn’t about seducing billionaires at all (except by mistake) and secondly, despite tall claims of BDSM and 50 Shades of Grey-like antics, the book is entirely tame.

Review: The Rise of Superman
Review / March 30, 2015

Author: Steven Kotler
Publisher: Quercus
Year: 2015
ISBN: 9781782060253
Rating: ★★★★☆
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The Rise of Superman by New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler, at first sight, seems like a fan book about the much loved DC Comics Superhero – Superman. However, within its pages lies something far more potent – the secret to becoming Superman by ‘decoding the science of ultimate human performance’.

The Saffron Tide – The Rise of the BJP
Review / December 10, 2014

Author: Kingshuk Nag
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9788129131270
Rating: ★★★★☆
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Narendra Modi’s landslide victory as the Prime Ministerial candidate for the Bharatiya Janta Party in the world’s largest election in 2014 was a stark moment in Indian history. It not only represented a great high for the BJP, but one of the lowest lows for the ruling party, the Congress.

Review: Tigers of Taboo Valley
Review / July 9, 2014

Author: Ranjit Lal Publisher: Rupa/Red Turtle Publications Year: 2014 ISBN: 9788129130044 Rating: Read book reviews from other readers   In a simplistic story written about complex issues, Tigers of Taboo Valley by Ranjit Lal is simply one of his finest. A prolific writer, Lal has written for both adults and children in the past, interweaving issues of environmental concern in mundane everyday activities. Tigers of Taboo Valley is a story about Rana Shaan-Bahadur, the alpha-male tiger of Sher-Kila National Park. With his masculine features and looks that kill, Rana Shaan-Bahadur is used to a constant media frenzy around him and this attention has made him immune to the feelings of others. Father to four adorable cubs, Hasti, Masti, Phasti and Zafraan, Shaan-Bahadur is more concerned with wildlife photographers trailing him than with his children, who he’s abandoned. When his cubs’ mother, the beauteous Raat-ki-Rani falls to a poachers bullets, Shaan-Bahadur suddenly finds himself a single parent, a matter of great shame for a male tiger. To escape the taunts of the other tigers, he moves to the dreaded Taboo Valley, an abandoned area with a dark history inside the national park to raise his juvenile cubs in peace. Little does…

Who will have The Last Word?
Review / July 1, 2014

Author: Hanif Kureishi
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9780571277520
Rating: ★★★½☆
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Hanif Kureishi, in his seventh novel, writes the tale of Harry Johnson, a young writer, who is commissioned to write a biography to revitalize the career and bank balance of Mamoon Azam, a giant of post-colonial literature, who has slowly and with age shrunken into irrelevance. 

The Shining – Book vs. Movie
Article / June 19, 2014

The Shining, Stephen King’s third book was an instant bestseller and Stanley Kubrick’s movie based on the book went on to become a masterpiece in no time and is hailed as one of the scariest movies ever. The question arises which is better?

Review: Delhi – Mostly Harmless by Elizabeth Chatterjee
Review / January 18, 2014

Author: Elizabeth Chatterjee
Publisher: Random House
Year: 2013
ISBN: 978-8184003567
Rating: ★★★★☆
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In her debut novel, Delhi – Mostly Harmless, Elizabeth Chatterjee writes about Delhi in all its glory as a city which is a must visit in any traveller’s list. Join her for a whirlwind tour of our very own capital city, narrated from a videsi-turned-desi’s perspective. 

Review: The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
Review / October 28, 2013

Author: Alice Sebold
Publisher: Hatchette Group
Year: 2007
ISBN: 9780316067362
Rating: ★★★½☆
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A novel about a middle-aged woman who murders her mother, an 88-year-old woman suffering from mental illness, this novel by Alice Sebold traces tough themes that we often ignore. A thought-provoking read by the author of The Lovely Bones.