Mother-in-love by Manju Dasgupta

Manju Dasgupta writes about her mother in law, whom she chooses to refer as mother in love for this book and otherwise calls her Ma – almost like the first syllable that we all learn to speak. Not many women love their mother in laws, or may

Democrazy – A political Spoof by Atulya Mahajan

Democrazy – A political spoof by Atultya Mahajan has its roots 2014 General Elections in India that gave birth to quite a few books. While most were serious political analysis of the elections and its participants, this one takes a satirical look at the pre-election madness and

The Red Rucksack by Ben West

The Red Rucksack is a travelogue that tells the story of a pharmacist who gives up his running business to travel solo around the world. He re-counts his adventures and once in a while looks back at his life back home in Tasmania. I actually figured out

Buddha in Central Asia by Sunita Dwivedi

Sunita Dwivedi who was born in Khushinagar, the city where Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana goes to central Asia in search of Buddhist imprints. She travels through Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan – covering almost all of central Asia. She is in search of Buddhist Monasteries, remains

Mid-Career Crisis by Partha Sarathi Basu

Mid-Career Crisis – a real or perceived condition that most professionals face in their career sooner or later. Author Partha Sarathi Basu says some professionals sail through mid-career crisis while other don’t, I would say some sail through and remain on the path they were on while

Peeping into the life of Stephen Alter

I read Becoming a Mountain and I became a fan of Stephen Alter. Thanks to his publishers, I got an opportunity to ask him some questions. Tell us about your growing up years. Where did you grow up, what did you study and what did you want

Book Giveaway XII – All In

This month’s Book GiveAway is sponsored by author Kushal M Shah who is giving away 5 copies of his book ‘All In’ – a white collar crime novel in backdrop of Money Laundering and Terrorism Finance, has recently been published by, Chennai. what more – Copies will be

The Patna Manual of Style Stories by Siddharth Chowdhury

The Patna Manual of Style Stories – I quite liked the title. It caught my attention for it spoke about a city that is not usually spoken in literary publications, at least not in the English ones. It then told me it has something to do with

Caravans by Scott C. Levi, Gurcharan Das

Caravans – Indian merchants on the silk road is a part of ‘The Story of Indian Business’ series being edited by Gurcharan Das. I quite enjoyed his earlier books from the series on on Arthashatra, Tamil Temples and East India Company, so was very keen to read

Vitamania by Catherine Price

Vitamania talks about the mania of Vitamins that exists in current day American society. I think India is fast moving towards the same direction, with fortified foods and Vitamin supplements. Author Catherine Price with her extensive research into the history of Vitamins, use of Vitamins, marketing of

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