On Creativity by Sudhir Kakar & Gunter Blamberger

As a student of Innovation, creativity and the psychology behind it have been a subject of interest for me. Who better than Sudhir Kakar to read about the subject? This book ‘On Creativity’ is a part of series of books on various subjects like Dreams, Death &

Elbie’s Quest by Manjul Bajaj

A small little book by Manjul Bajaj takes you to Rangeeli Duniya – a fantasy world that she creates around a little big tree whom she chooses to call Elbie. Elbie’s world runs around her café called Soul Kitchen till she is chosen by the maker to

Dream with your Eyes Open by Ronnie Screwvala

Dream with your eyes open by Ronnie Screwvala is one of the best books I have read by an Indian entrepreneur. Written straight from the heart and mind, without using the jargons that most business people like to use and giving stress to common sense and can-do

Empires of the Indus by Alice Albinia

This book had been on my reading list for a very long time. I had earlier read Leela’s Book by Alice Albinia which was a sort of mythological fiction inspired by Mahabharata. As I always say, the book chooses the time when it has to be read, so

Frugal Innovation by Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu

This is a logical sequel to Jugaad Innovation, which both the authors had earlier co-authored along with Simone Ahuja. In Jugaad Innovation they had tried to learn from the developing countries – how they innovate with least of resources at their disposal. How the perfect solution is

Me Hijra Me Laxmi by Laxminarayan Tripathi

Laxminarayan Tripathi or Laxmi is a Hijra from Mumbai and in this autobiography Me Hijra Me Laxmi. Laxmi talks about her journey from childhood to attaining fame as an artist as well as an activist for the rights of the third gender. This is one the rare

Journey as an Author

Journey as an author has an many ups and downs as any other journey and gives you as many insights into life and human relationships. Last month my book The Mouse Charmers completed one year on the bookshelves. This was the time to look back and reflect

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

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