Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

I often associated the word inheritance with hopes and expectations. Somehow, the fantastic Hindi movies had etched it in my mind that it is all about inheriting a piece of land, an expensive heirloom, a coveted name or a mysterious treasure trove. I must admit that the romantic suspense filled […]

by March 24, 2011 Review

The 3 Mistakes of My Life by Chetan Bhagat

Yesterday, I watched ‘3 Idiots’ for the fifth time and once again absolutely loved the movie, impressed with impeccable acting, superb direction and original story. However, this time, quite curiously, I found myself ogling at the credit list, searching for the name of Chetan Bhagat, as I remembered his tear […]

by March 13, 2011 Review

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Bronte sisters are considered some of the most venerated classic writers of 19th Century. I was more than impressed with Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights and was ever since, desperate to read Jane Eyre, a classic by her more famous sister- Charlotte Bronte. The first look of the novel depicting […]

by March 8, 2011 Review
Call Me Dan by Anish Trivedi

Call Me Dan by Anish Trivedi

The very first glimpse of the cover page of the novel, depicting a man with half brown and half white face juggling with headphones and desperately showing himself as Dan not Gautam, convinced me beyond doubt that ‘Call me Dan’ is another book on the BPO culture. Highlighting the dubious […]

by February 24, 2011 Review

Burial At sea by Khushwant Singh

The books by Khushwant Singh have always been the subject of hot debates, you may either love him for his straightness, or hate him for his age defying moralities, but you simply can’t ignore the man. And anyways, it is quite difficult to remain aloof of an octogenarian, who is […]

by February 21, 2011 Review
Hullabaloo in The Guava Orchard by Kiran Desai

Hullabaloo in The Guava Orchard by Kiran Desai

When I picked up ‘Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard’ by Kiran Desai, I was in two minds as to whether this book would be a light hearted comedy as evident from its very title or it would be an intense emotional drama as expected from the daughter of the famous […]

by February 18, 2011 Review

Chronicler’s Daughter by Kishore Thukral

The recent furore created in Egypt by the conscious common man, protesting against the tyrannical rule of Hosni Mobarak and later the euphoria of liberated Egyptians on being successful in throwing over the three decades old dictator grabbed the eyeballs all over the world and the newspapers and channels were […]

by February 16, 2011 Review
The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor

The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor

There are very few books, whose very title tells a story. The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor is one such rarity. It is based on our GREAT epic Mahabharta, is very INDIAN in character and indeed a NOVEL (though not so noble) attempt by our cattle-class-conscious, suave, charismatic, yet […]

by February 4, 2011 Review