The Retro Man by Amit Pandey

There is so much literature attempting to capture a woman’s point of view. Epics are being rewritten from the viewpoint of its female characters. Contemporary literature is mostly talking about what a women goes through at various phases of her life, specially when she grows up in

The Lost Temple by Vishesh Sharma

The Lost Temple by Vishesh Sharma is a fast paced fiction that combines mythology, archeology, military technology, nuclear science; Himalayan treks and finally ends in Goa on a beach. There are various groups in search of a lost temple and the whole story is about all of

Our Heritage Revisited by Anju Saha

Our Heritage Revisited by Anju Saha intends to give the reader a glimpse into the ancient Indian texts. Author is a corporate executive and has ventured into the world of ancient Indian scriptures, trying to make sense of them, I think mostly for herself and in the

The Fifth Man by Bani Basu, Arunava Sinha

I have loved all the works of Arunava Sinha that he has translated from Bengali to English. I have started trusting his choice of works to translate. So when The Fifth Man by Bani Basu hit the stands, I picked it up to read. I did not

Mohammed Rafi –Golden Voice of the Silver Screen by Sujata Dev

Who does not love the voice of Mohammed Rafi? For last few generations, every emotion had a melody in the voice of Mohammed Rafi. Our notions of romance may not have been the same without the music that we grew up on and that more often than

Bombay Stories by Saadat Hasan Manto

Saadat Hasan Manto is almost a sacred name in literary circles. His life story is as celebrated as his works, especially short stories. If you have been reading Indian literature, it is impossible not to know him. This is however the first of his works that I

Where Stones Speak by Rana Safvi

Mehrauli is the oldest living city within the current city of Delhi. In my last stint in Delhi from 2009-11 I walked around streets of Mehrauli and wrote my experiences as walking tours of Mehrauli. So when I heard about Rana Safvi writing about Mehrauli with a

India on my Platter by Saransh Goila

India on my Platter by Saransh Goila is the journey of a young chef across length and breadth of India primarily with an aim to discover the diversity of culinary traditions. I had no idea who the author is till I picked up the book to read,

The Marwaris by Thomas A Timberg, Gurcharan Das

Marwaris – the business community in India, originating from the Marwar region of Rajasthan has been an enigma for business students across the world. These are traditional family based businesses, successful globally, not essentially following the dictums of modern management principles, remaining within the family units, passing

The Devil Take Love by Sudhir Kakar

If you have ever wondered about the lives of Sanskrit poets in ancient India and how they lived in this towns and cities that they keep alive in their poetry eras after they are gone and cannot be distinguished from any other place in the country –

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