Review: The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion
Review / September 29, 2013

A loony professor and genetics researcher working on Asperger’s, Don Tillman, realizes in his late thirties that the missing link in his lifeline is a better half. And he does take the ‘better’ quite seriously. After all you don’t simply go ahead and fall in love with a random individual; these matters are of high evolutionary and scientific consequence to our charming chap. Thus he sets out to find the perfect lady love, with a standard questionnaire in hand to eliminate wrong mate choices, and a head ready to reel in love.

Review: Boomtown by Aditya Mukherjee
Review / September 8, 2013

Boomtown is a mélange of eccentricity, life crisis, friendship and love. It is about an India where the youth are constantly kept on their toes by their elders to succeed, and in spite of scorning traditions or the system, we all conform to it in the end. The author has done his homework and what we get in the end is a wonderfully crafted novel that makes a mark in the reader’s mind.

Review : A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Review / August 9, 2013

In Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods, lies the extent of wanderlust and love for nature that drives man into the deepest of woods and loneliest of trails. It is a story of weird encounters, strange mishaps, the joy of conquering peaks and completing hikes – like the Appalachian Trail (AT) the writer attempts to finish in 1996. This is indeed a travelogue, but with a story.

Review : The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal
Review / July 16, 2013

Author: Shobhan Bantwal
Publisher: Fingerprint!Publishing
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9788172344535
Rating: ★★★☆☆
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After keeping her head straight and not falling in the traps of love, Meena finds herself a victim of love-at-first-sight. Top that with some family drama contributed by a brother’s matrimonial choice, and an unexpected date that turns into something ‘more’, Meena’s life suddenly gets roller coaster-like!

An interview with Simone Ahuja
Authors Exclusive / July 7, 2013

Daily, we read and often encounter women who are successful in their fields, beautiful or leaders with innovative ideas. And then there are those, who combine all these and create a new wave of difference. In our interview, we listen to the thoughts of Dr. Simona Ahuja, founder of a marketing and stratgey based company, and co-author of the latest release 'Jugaad Innovation : Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth' (Random House, 2012).

Review : Narendra Modi – The Man, The Times by Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay
Review / July 1, 2013

Author: Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay
Publisher: Westland
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9789382618478
Rating: ★★★½☆
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“…the catch line is simple; see a half-sleeved kurta and Modi comes to mind.”

Narendra Modi has been in the news for quite a long time – Godhra, “development man”, fascist and hero of Gujarat masses. And in this period of nearing elections and ‘who’s the next PM’ debate, this biography on Mr.Modi comes timely.

Review : Law of Averages by Kshitish Padhy
Review / May 14, 2013

Author: Kshitish Padhy
Publisher: Paper Clip Books
Year: 2012
ISBN: 9789332420052
Rating: ★★★½☆
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If the law of averages is to be believed then the author, Kshitish Padhy definitely defies it by getting a right hit with his very first novel itself. And he makes no qualms about being truly desi filmy – as seen in the book’s tagline, “a hilarious love story – filmy ishtyle”.

Review : A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks
Review / April 15, 2013

Author: Sebastian Faulks
Publisher: Random House
Year: 2012
ISBN: 9780091936815
Rating: ★★★★½
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“Sometimes my whole life seems like a dream; occasionally I think that someone else has lived it for me. The events and the sensations, the stories and the things that make me what I am in the eyes of other people, the list of facts that make my life … They could be mine, they might be yours.”

Review : Goal, Butterfingers! by Khyrunnisa A
Review / March 28, 2013

Author: Khyrunnisa A
Publisher: Penguin Books India
Year: 2012
ISBN: 9780143332084
Rating: ★★★★½
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If you were a Tinkle reader in your pre-teen days (or still are one, like most of us who refuse to grow out of it!), Butterfingers must be a character you’d be well acquainted with, and maybe a favorite too. Goal, Butterfingers! is Khyrunnisa’s second novel for young readers, after her much appreciated Howzzat Butterfingers!

Review : Dozakhnama by Rabisankar Bal
Review / March 12, 2013

Author: Rabisankar Bal
Publisher: Random House India
Year: 2012
ISBN: 9788184003086
Rating: ★★★★☆

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This novel is a world in itself, spanning all boundaries and generations of an India we know very little of. It is a conversation between two of the greatest writers of all times – Mirza Ghalib and Saadat Hasan Manto – two men who shared the same passion and dreams but never crossed paths in their lifetimes. So in their graves they lie, speaking of their misfortunes and loves, and the things that shaped their poetry into how it was.