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

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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

Some Insightful Some Hilarious Conversations – A Chat with Jayant Kripalani

I first met Jayant Kripalani at the launch of his novel Cantilevered Tales. He had us all floored with his witty one-liners and quips. I had worked on the marketing for the book before its launch but hadn’t interacted with him directly. When I finally met and, like the rest of the audience, got him to … Continue reading Some Insightful Some Hilarious Conversations – A Chat with Jayant Kripalani

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

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: 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: 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

Book Review: Shadow In the Mirror

A pregnant woman falls off her balcony and leaves behind many unanswered questions and broken hearts. Vinny, an inquisitive journalist sets out to find what’s behind the death of a seemingly happy woman. The narrative is interesting, as are the various twists and turns that you will encounter, as you unravel the mystery with Vinny. The … Continue reading Book Review: Shadow In the Mirror

Book Review: Padmavati

Padmavati, also known as Rani Padmini, was a legendary Rajput queen whose tales of valor and beauty have enamoured people and inspired paeans over the centuries. With the upcoming release (now indefinitely deferred) of Sanjay Leela Bansali’s ambitious cinematic project, also titled Padmavati, interest is at an all-time high. So are the controversies surrounding the … Continue reading Book Review: Padmavati