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: 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
Book Review: Mornings in Jenin - I received the book Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa (along with another book by the same author- The Blue Between Sky and Water) as a birthday gift from Kirthi Jayakumar, author of The Doodler of Dimashq. Because I had loved The Doodler of Dimashq, Kirthi thought I may enjoy this book too. Thank you, Kirthi, for … Continue reading Book Review: Mornings in Jenin
Book Review: Status Single - When I got to know about a book titled ‘Status Single’ written by a popular and well-respected author in Indian literary circles, I knew I had to read it by all means. Fortunately, I was given the opportunity to review it for WomensWeb, and a copy found its way to me. To say I loved the … Continue reading Book Review: Status Single
Why I Loved Yudhisthira- The Unfallen Pandava by Mallar Chatterjee - Watching B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharata is a fond memory of my growing up years. The title song was my favourite part of the serial for it also aptly captured the essence of the epic. Every time the voice crooned, ‘Bharat ki hai kahani sadiyo se hai puraani; Yah gyan ki hai ye ganga rishiyo ki amarbaani,‘ I … Continue reading Why I Loved Yudhisthira- The Unfallen Pandava by Mallar Chatterjee
A Tete-a-tete with Sadiqa Peerbhoy - Set during the communal rights that followed the Babri Masjid demolition, Sadiqa Peerbhoy’s House of Discord, published by Readomania, is the story of a dysfunctional family living in Bombay and explores the impact of the violence and hatred that erupts around them. I’ve read (Here’s what I thought of it) House of Discord and was absolutely thrilled … Continue reading A Tete-a-tete with Sadiqa Peerbhoy
Book Review: Out with Lanterns - Karin, a wannabe writer, and Aksh, a celebrated author meet unexpectedly and oblivious to what’s at stake begin to revel in their own cocoon of blissful existence. What follows next is an unforgettable book by Alisha Priti Kripalani, published by Readomania.   Blurb: Out with Lanterns is not just a story about love. It is … Continue reading Book Review: Out with Lanterns
Book Review: House of Discord - Religion has always created a divide amongst Indians that love and humanity can never fill up. Rationality, what’s what? The Babri Masjid demolition is seared in Indian history as one of the most devastating events that caused largescale destruction and deaths, an incident that sparked subsequent tragedies and terrorist activities. But Bombay, as it was … Continue reading Book Review: House of Discord
Book Review: Elixir - When you hear the word Elixir, it immediately conjures up the image of vial containing some magical life-saving potion that will rejuvenate and warm up the soul of the most lifeless. Elixir by Sinjini Sengupta, published by Readomania,  is a life-saving potion for the reader’s soul.
The Reading Report Card of 2017 - I read 37 books this year! This is a surprise even to me because I consider myself a very lazy/slow reader. It isn’t a false claim considering there are people who’ve read upwards of 100 books. I hope to reach that number someday. Maybe in another lifetime. For this past year though, I am happy … Continue reading The Reading Report Card of 2017
Book Review: Just Married, Please Excuse - A story about a married couple who discover the journey to being happily married isn’t as obstacle-free as originally imagined. Blurb: Caution: Marriage Ahead … Yashodhara, a quick-tempered gal from the big city, is hitched to Vijay, a laidback desi boy from a small town – in one word, trouble! The young couple must learn to … Continue reading Book Review: Just Married, Please Excuse