Taking Leaps and Finding Ghosts by Janet DeLee

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

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

The Leadership Sutra by Devdutt Pattanaik

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

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 – Tout of Bengaluru by Zac O’Yeah

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

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

A case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif

A case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif is a captivating fictional account of how President Zia-ul-haq was killed in plane crash. Author is an ex-Pak Air force official and he has all the interesting and intriguing details of the Pak Army and its operations, its academy

The Secret Sanctuary by Stephen Alter

The Secret Sanctuary is another gem from Stephen Alter – a mesmerizing author. He like Ruskin Bond lives in Uttarakhand. Stephen re-creates the same for his readers in the loveliest of the ways. I earlier read his ‘Becoming a Mountain’ and fell in love with Himalayas. Not

Heat and Dust by Devapriya Roy and Saurav Jha

Heat and Dust is one of the most disappointing books I have ever read. I have read bad books, badly written books, but it is the books written with an agenda in mind, with no sincerity that put me off. Authors created a project called Heat and

Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee & David John

North Korea is a black hole for most of us. We only know small bits and pieces about this most closed country in the world – most of the times about the controlled regime there and the dictator worship. We hardly meet people from North Korea or

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