Mistress Of Honour by Bhaavna Arora

Bhaavna Arora

Mistress of Honour spins the yarns of a tale of love that includes two generations of the same family. First is the story of Potnis and Pansy, who met during an Operation. Their love gives birth to Rihana. Advik enters Rihana’s life and changes it completely. But after Potnis and Pansy’s story – Is Rihana ready for a relationship where she will always come second to the country? And what.

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella : Book Review

  This book by Sophie Kinsella was on my TBR list ever since I read her “Confessions of a Shopaholic”. So this time when I went strolling in my library and caught a glimpse of this book on the desk, I picked it up immediately. Twenties girl is about Lara Lington and her great Aunt Sadie’s ghost, who can converse only with Lara and is not visible to any human around..

Hostel-Life : A to Z of Life @ Hostel by Dr. Surbhi Goyal


  If you’re a teenager, a hosteler, or a concerned parent of an adolescent, this book is for you.  Written from her decade-long experience as a physician and counsellor, Dr. Surbhi Goyal‘s first book Hostel Life: A to Z of Life @ Hostel is an essential guide for students who are living in hostels, away from their families for the first time.   The author has been a counsellor to students.

With a Pinch of Salt by Jas Anand

With a Pinch of Salt by Jas Anand

  A little pinch of humor sprinkled between our daily lives. Light humor that tickles your funny bones. “With a pinch of salt” the title and its cover give a clear idea of a puckery humor. Each chapter describes funny habits of people the author claims to have encountered in his life and then mocks them sarcastically. This book gives a perspective of looking at the funny side of each.

The Sari Shop Widow by Shobhan Bantwal

The Sari Shop Widow by Shobhan Bantwal

  Author Shobhan Bantwal brings out the colors (of culture and her characters) quite well in her novel The Sari Shop Widow. There’s drama, humor, emotions, love, and yes- a bit of senseless entertainment, all mixed well to make it a yummy masala read. The main protagonist, Anjali Kapadia, an American-Indian, is a widow who runs her parents sari shop “Silk & Sapphires”. Their exquisite tasteful collection is devoured by most.

Fire Under Ash by Saskya Jain

Fire Under Ash by Saskya Jain

  Fire Under Ash introduces us to the lives of Ashwin, Mallika, Lallan, Meera and Vinny. Ashwin is a spoilt brat born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth. He was getting ready to go to Columbia University when he meets Mallika and instead goes to Azad College. Lallan is basically from Patna who comes to Azad College to pursue his Masters and fall for Mallika too. Then there.

The Girl – Sonia Faleiro

The Girl by Sonia Faleiro

  A breezy, short tale of loneliness, love and stillness. In Azul, village of the dead, nothing moves, neither the place, nor the inhabitants. Life is one ceaseless, lazy evening that goes on and comes, one day, to an abrupt end. Nobody knows about the village because the people who stay there never leave. It is one lost land in a secluded corner of Goa, where even the grocery in a.

Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi – Geoff Dyer

Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi

  I cannot particularly classify this book as either happy or sad. It was a bit of both. Mixed emotions. Reflection. In this semi-autobiographical travelogue, author Geoff Dyer has neatly laid out two distinct cities – miles apart in distance, in the people and culture, but bound by a common thread, water – Venice, which is practically built on water and Varanasi, where life revolves around the river. The entire.

Kingdom Come – Aarti V. Raman

Kingdom Come

  I had the chance to attend the book launch of ‘Kingdom Come’ at Bangalore. The author is a vivacious young lady who is very bubbly and articulate. She and her guests did a reading from the book there and it was enough to catch my attention. I knew then that if she writes half as well as she speaks, I would enjoy the book. Kingdom Come is a unique.

The Sceptical Patriot: Sidin Vadukut

The Sceptical Patriot

  Be the change you wish to see…..Except you see Gandhi may have never said that. A new book shows how the quote may have been a case of speedy and somewhat unskilful paraphrasing of what Bapu actually said. Sidin Vadukut‘s ‘The Sceptical Patriot’ answers to that email forward which we’ve all received or maybe forwarded at some point or another. You know the one which said – ‘Indians never.

The Forty Rules of Love – Elif Shafak

Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

  An emotionally gripping story cooked in some serious Sufi broth. An intense coming of age love fest which zig-zags between the Byzantine and the Bostonian. On the one hand, Ella, a tired of being a control freak woman-wife-mom in modern day Boston who doesn’t know what she wants. On the other, the bond between Rumi and Shams Tabriz in thirteenth century Turkey where the latter moves in mystic ways,.

Get A Life – Nadine Gordimer


  To buy/rent this book, click here One of the world’s greatest writers and winner of the Nobel Prize, Nadine Gordimer has written an intimate account of a diseased life, of marriage, guilt, past and careers, entwined with the concerns of the environment and the status of black Africans in society. Gordimer puts down the thoughts of her characters and her own narrative in an unruly fashion, causing one to-frequently-mingle with the.

Maharaja in Denims – Khushwant Singh


To buy/rent this book, click here The racy historical fiction by author Khushwant Singh struck me as fresh, contemporary and intriguing all at the same time. Maharaja in Denims, with its unique style and narrative, comes across as a whiff of fresh air in the telling of an eventful but otherwise well-known history. It talks about the turbulent times in Punjab’s history of the past two centuries, even as the story.

The Accidental Prime Minister – Sanjaya Baru


To buy/rent this book, click here Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s media advisor during UPA-1, Sanjaya Baru, has tried, in all his capacity, to restore the PM’s now hampered reputation, by presenting his side of the story about the PMO, the UPA government and the many key controversies that emerged during Singh’s ten year tenure, in his new tell-all, ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’. Baru presents Dr. Singh’s excellent academic career and political skills.

The NAMO Story – Kingshuk Nag


To buy/rent this book, click here Kingshuk Nag, the Resident Editor of the Times of India’s Hyderabad edition, presents in his book a balanced picture of Narendra Damodardas Modi’s political life, and his rise from being a mere RSS member to becoming BJP’s prime ministerial candidate in the 2014 General Elections. In this highly debatable period of a candidate’s credibility, Nag’s book does not arouse intense feelings in the reader; instead.

Such a Long Journey – Rohinton Mistry


To buy/rent this book, click here Such a long journey outlines the 1971 Bombay and circles around the lives of the minority Parsee community. It touches upon the wars with Pakistan, the Government under Indira Gandhi, and the collective turmoil of the country ripping through the dilemmas of individual lives. The story comes filled with a dose of everyday humor, peppered with Parsee slangs and an ample use of expletives. The protagonist.

Turning Points – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam


To buy/rent this book, click here The ignited mind of the youth is the most powerful resource on the earth, above the earth and under the earth With this belief, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India, yet again seeks to inspire his countrymen in his book Turning Points – A Journey through challenges. In this sequel to his earlier autobiography Wings of Fire, Kalam shares a few events that lightened his horizon, brought.

The Incredible Banker – Ravi Subramanian


To buy/rent this book, click here A seemingly business book, touching upon the intricacies of the financial and banking sector is what I hoped to read when I picked up Ravi Subramanian’s The Incredible Banker. But it turned out to be a piece of news! A thrilling fiction set against the backdrop of foreign banking in India, the story was like a storm that just wouldn’t let me off its grip. Yes,.

Two Lives – Vikram Seth


To buy/rent this book, click here In a compelling double biography, Vikram Seth explores two lives that originated oceans apart from each other, one in the Indian Village of Biswan and the other in Berlin, Germany, both in the year 1908. Shanti Behari Seth, 23, goes to Berlin to pursue his medical studies where he stays with a friendly Jewish family and develops a special liking to their daughter Henny Caro. By the.

Life is what you make it – Preeti Shenoy


To buy/rent this book, click here It would be wrong to call Life is what you make it a love story. Yes, this story of a young, energetic girl coming from a conservative Indian family is much more than that. In fact, love story is just a small part at the center of this book by Preeti Shenoy, which addresses deeper issues in an individual’s life and in the society at large. The prologue.

The Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri


To buy/rent this book, click here Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri’s latest novel The Lowland, which deals with complex issues and intense human emotions, calls for a serious reading. The story is essentially a tale of two brothers who grew up together in a modest neighborhood in North Calcutta in the 1960s and how their lives take a turn during the Naxalite revolutionary movement, when one brother chooses to get involved in.

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