Speakeasy- Jazz Age Part II

The Modern Classics Series This is my latest Blog series where I want to discuss the influence and the love of the Modern classics in art, popular culture and mainly literature. Also in the series: The Jazz Age Speakeasy No matter which town you live in, or you are travelling to, you will always find…

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The Jazz Age

The Modern Classics Series This is my latest Blog series where I want to discuss the influence and the love of the Modern classics in art, popular culture and mainly literature. The Roaring 20s Something amazing happened in America in 1920s. This era gladly abandoned the royalties, dignities and elites from the previous one and adopted…

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Best Books from Indian States, Part 2

In this series:  Best Book from India, Part 1 In the part 1 of the series, one of the most debated states were Delhi and Maharastra. While someone pointed out that White Tiger is a trash (that I  dont agree with), others said that it should listed under Bihar (that I somehow agree). Another disagreement…

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5 Reasons That Will Make The Book Thief Your Next Read

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is based in Nazi Germany during Second World War, but its not a story just focused on war. A 8 year girl  is separated from her birth parents, her brother dies a cold winter death, however its not  just a story of her struggles in her life there after. Her foster…

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The World of Tagore’s Stories

Tagore is the true literary legend of India. From Nobel prize to penning national anthem of 2 countries, he had done it all. But until last month, I had not read much of him apart from some stories in the school text books. I had browsed through some pages of Gitanjali, only to realize that…

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And The Bookers’ Goes to! Past Winners from India #AtoZChallenge

My theme for #AtoZChallenge is Indian Writing in English. Here is my first post    The fact is that all of the Indian authors who have won Man Booker Prize are alive and healthy. That shows that India arrived on Bookers’ rader little later than expected. It all started with Salman Rushdie extra-ordinary  narration in Mid-night’s Children. He…

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Book Review: In Xanadu, A Quest by William Dalrymple

Recently, while browsing through a book store, I found “In Xanadu: A Quest” by William Dalrymple, and wondered that being a fan of his work, how did I not read one of his earliest work? Without wasting any further thought, I bought the book and not for a second, I was disappointed with it. As…

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Indian Personalities Who Deserve a Biopic (Part II)

Earlier this year, I made the list of Indian personalities who deserve a Biopic and cheekily ended the tittle by giving it Part I. So, here I am back with my another list of Indian personalities whose Biopic I would love to see. To be honest, this has been a good year for Biopics. Bhag…

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Ramanujan and the Mysteries

Since, I mentioned in my last post (Book Review: The Man Who Knew the Infinity), that my mind is captured by Ramanujan’s life and times, here are some of my thoughts on the mysteries around Ramanujan. In one of the episode of History Channel’s controversial show, “Ancient Aliens “(The Einstein Factor), the show speculates that…

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Book Review: The Man who knew Infinity

Sports commentators and News editors use the term “Genius” so frequently that sometimes we forget the real meaning of the term. Maybe because of lack of better words, the likes of Ramanujan are also defined as genius in modern worlds. Robert Kanigel wrote this biography on one of the most popular and mysterious mathematician, who…

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Book Review : Jaya; An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata

If you are bought up in Hindu family like me, the stories from Mahabharata can never escape you. Such is a cult of Mahabharata in Indian society that every sub-plot and character has maintained a metaphoric reference in the lives. Jaya is the ancient name of the epic, probably the name given Vyasa himself, who is…

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Book Review: The Pregnant King

The Pregnant King is Indian fiction novel written by Devdutt Pattanaik. Devdutta Pattanaik is a marketing consultant and also refer himself as “mythologist “. I recently had a pleasure to listen to him in one of the conference in Mumbai and he really sold me the idea of his books which made me to read this one. The book…

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