Book Reviews

All book reviews are my honest personal opinions and in no way influenced by the author or the publisher.

Some of these are online or offline purchases while others may be review copies provided by the author, publisher, or a third-party reviewing website.

Each review post will not specifically mention whether the book was purchased or not. If there is any book I don’t like, or have nothing good to write about, I would not be doing the review at all.

Book Review: Kalkatta Chronicles by Supriya Newar - When I first started reading Kalkatta Chronicles, published by Readomania, it was with the expectation of vicariously visiting a city I had only known about from afar. The various stories I had heard led to a yearning within me to visit the stately capital of West Bengal. Unfortunately, a lack of opportunity kept me away. … Continue reading Book Review: Kalkatta Chronicles by Supriya Newar
Book Review: Escape Velocity - I have a special affinity for short stories, and especially, ones with female protagonists. Here was an entire collection! The previous such book I had read was Madhulika Liddle’s Woman To Woman (and, interestingly, the friend who had recommended it to me is a part of this collection too.) What’s intriguing about this collection is that … Continue reading Book Review: Escape Velocity
Book Review: Being Reshma by Reshma Qureshi - An acid attack is, in my opinion, one of the most heinous and damaging crimes against women. When I first visited Sheroes Hangout Cafe at Agra and met the acid attack survivors, it changed me forever.I wrote about that first experience – an article I share regularly even now. This year, too, I’ve written two articles on … Continue reading Book Review: Being Reshma by Reshma Qureshi
Book Review: The Legend of Genghis Khan by Sutapa Basu - The Legend of the Genghis Khan, published by Readomania, as the title obviously suggests, is the story of the world’s most fearsome conqueror-one who I had only briefly read about in history books. This book, however, is not sketchy, but in fact, a well-researched and in-depth story about what made him the great emperor of Mongol. … Continue reading Book Review: The Legend of Genghis Khan by Sutapa Basu
Book Review: The Boy Who Loved Trains - Indian Railways is the largest single-entity employer in India, and the eight largest in the world. This is a fascinating fun fact for those not familiar with the length and breadth of the railway tracks in the country. For those of us who have actually spent most of our summer vacations travelling across that length … Continue reading Book Review: The Boy Who Loved Trains
Not A Review: Twilight’s Children - There are a few books, in my opinion, that are beyond a review. At least, they should be. This doesn’t mean you cannot critique them. But that those flaws are insignificant in comparison to the message the book delivers. My latest read, Twilight’s Children – Chronicles of Uncommon Lives, published by Readomania is one such … Continue reading Not A Review: Twilight’s Children
Book Review – To Hell and Back By Anurag Anand - How often would you have heard the common whine – ‘It was so meant to be’ or ‘Who can fight fate?’ What if the hand that life deals you wasn’t actually one that fate had played but one that you and your choices and decisions led to? This is the premise of Readomania‘s latest offering … Continue reading Book Review – To Hell and Back By Anurag Anand
Book Review: When Padma Bani Paula by Anupama Jain - When I first got to know that my fellow author in Mock, Stalk and Quarrel was coming out with a full-fledged novel I was obviously thrilled for her. What added even more to the charm of the book was that it had initially been a short story which was later expanded to a novel. When … Continue reading Book Review: When Padma Bani Paula by Anupama Jain
Book Review: A Thousand Unspoken Words by Paulami DuttaGupta - Just before I first picked up A Thousand Unspoken Words, I had finished reading some very difficult but hard-hitting books like Status Single and Mornings in Jenin. In fact, the only reason I picked up this one was that I was looking for a feel-good romance that would make me all dreamy-eyed and therefore reduce … Continue reading Book Review: A Thousand Unspoken Words by Paulami DuttaGupta
Book Review: Kailash Manasarovar - I have a childhood connection to cycling. It’s not something I consider to be just a sport. It’s a reward. It’s not exercise, it’s fun. And, now as an adult, every time someone mentions cycling, it brings back some very fond memories of my childhood. My affair with cycling began in the fourth standard when after … Continue reading Book Review: Kailash Manasarovar