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 –

A History of the world in Twelve Maps by Jerry Brotton

This is a difficult book to review. It is meant for the cartographers to understand the roots of their vocation through 12 critical maps that defined the evolution of cartography. There is so much I learnt from this book – but I know my review will not

The House that BJ Built by Anuja Chauhan

I enjoy reading Anuja Chauhan. Her writing has a spunk that keeps you entertained; her characters are people you know around you and her stories move at a pace that keeps you engrossed you till you reach the last page. Her plots have a Bollywood script in-built

Afterlife – Ghost Stories from Goa by Jessica Faleiro

Ghost stories of Jessica Faleiro took me back to my childhood days when we as kids used to gather around our grandmother on electricity-less days and ask her to tell us our favorite ghost stories. We knew most of the stories by heart, but it was her

Born Strong by Paul Lam

Tai Chi has always generated a curiosity in me, but never enough to actually go learn it. So when I got a request from the author – who is a well know Tai Chi expert, to review his book, I thought this is the opportunity to understand

Breaking Barriers by Janaki Krishnan

Stories of 11 successful women, most of who are well known names in India, have been well documented in Breaking Barriers by Janaki Krishnan. Women, women in corporate world, women in entrepreneurial world and just about everywhere are a hot topic these days. I have been reading books,

Matsyagandha by Narendra Kohli

Narendra Kohli is a master storyteller. His forte lies in bringing out the Dwanda or dilemmas that go inside a human mind all the time. He picks up characters from Mahabharata and tells you the same story from a single character’s view. I had earlier reviewed his

Blood Sugar & Spice by Charmaine D’Souza

India is full of diabetics. There is a fair chance that you the reader is a diabetic and there is a very slim chance that you do not know anyone who is diabetic around you. So when a naturopath writes about managing diabetics – you pick up

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