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

Earth Hour – a Climate change initiative

Earth Hour has been making news for few years now, encouraging us to switch off lights at a given hour every year for an hour- that is exactly what is called Earth Hour. I have been reading books on ecology like Ecology & Equity by Ramchandra Guha

Abhaya by Saiswaroopa Iyer

Abhaya by Saiswaroopa Iyer is a historical fiction. Amish Tripathi has inspired a whole generation of Indians to explore their own history, mythology and culture hidden in ancient epics and the millions of stories there in. Ancient Indian literature lets you pick up a character and built

Jiyo Dil Se – Live your Dream by Harrish M Bhatia

Jiyo Dil Se is the story of a young man from Kanpur – often thought as the small town of India until you know its industry – making it big in the city of dreams – Mumbai. It is the life lessons from someone who has managed

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