The Sialkot Saga by Ashwin Sanghi adds another layer to the brand Ashwin Sanghi – whom I would call the King of parallel narratives. He loves to bring out the parallels between an old story and a contemporary story. He loves to draw parallels between the stories
Sri Lanka is a country blessed with great diversity and charm. Thus, it provides a wonderful backdrop for a number of my favourite books, both fiction and non-fiction. In each of these books on Sri Lanka that I have selected, the content is inextricably linked to the setting –
I am Big, So What ! By Shuchi Singh Kalra is a book that blends the insecurities of a fat girl with the romance of a Mills & Boons variety. Did I enjoy reading it – Oh Yes! Let me share a bit of background on this
Shammi Kapoor – The Game Changer by Rauf Ahmed is the biography of one of the most charismatic stars of Indian Cinema. I remember watching his films of television while growing up and always liked him over most of his contemporaries who were too dull and boring
Taking leaps and Finding ghosts by Janet DeLee is a sweet little story of a writer who created a self help group of few people to help themselves create a dream life. Her motive is to chase her own dream of living in a self owned cottage.
Monkeys, Motorcycles & Misadventures by Harsha is tale of three friends who decide to walk on this well known yet practically unknown journey on the footprints of Lord Hanuman. In Ramayana, Hanuman meets Ram in Kishkindha – somewhere near present day Hampi in Karnataka. He then traveled
I picked up Leadership Sutra by Devdutt Pattanaik and wondered if he is becoming a content factory – he churns out books, TV shows, newspaper columns and blogs at a rate that can leave his readers exhausted. I wonder how he does it. Of course, quality of
Kashi ka Assi by Kashinath Singh is an epic novel that brings out the life and times of Assi – a neighborhood on the southern most ghat at Varanasi. It was the epicenter of life in Kashi – where people used to come and spend their ‘fursat’
Mr Majestic – The Tout of Bengaluru by Zac O’Yeah is author’s attempt to define a Bangalore based detective character. This is the first book in the series and I must say that a lot was lost in this story in that attempt to etch the characters.
The Evolution of Everything by Matt Ridley is a book that takes you through the evolution of many concepts that we live with every day. These are the concepts that surround us. More often than not we grew up on a narrative about these concepts either through