The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos & the age of Amazon- review

I don’t know why I waited for so long to write about this brilliant book by Brad Stone. Everything store , the book on Amazon and it’s founder Jeff Bezes is one of the best business books out there. In terms of writing style and the tone- it may be closest to Ashlee Vance’s book on…

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Ali Smith’s Winter

No they are not related. Ali Smith’s Autumn was followed by Winter and everyone wrote that they are part of four season books. Autumn was the poetic interjection of the Britain in transition-  whereas winter is the  cold aftershock. Wait a minute- they are indeed related. Not the characters, and the settings, not the art…

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The tale of taste

The taste is one thing that unites us. If you think about the nation which cannot find a single language, religion or customs to represent everyone, but it  will always can be defined by the taste. It does not mean that I am undermining the culinary diversity of the country, which in fact is as…

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My Thoughts on #ManBookers2017 Shortlist

Some critics have hailed this year short list as one of the best ever or atleast better than last years top 6. I will not fully agree to that but this is surely a brave set of books. Heavyweights like Anundathi Roy’s Ministry of Utmost Happiness and Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railway were two big…

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Autumn by Ali Smith #ManBookers2017

I really enjoyed reading Autumn by Ali Smith, but I still don’t know what it is about. Media coined it as the first Brexit novel but Smith covered more ground the just Brexit. She uses the classical literature, philosophy, mystical historical characters to hide her real message. Although I am big fan of my Kindle…

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Top Four Man Bookers’ Read

Currently I am reading my second and the third book from this years Man Bookers Longlist. After reading Exit West by Moshin Hamid, I am reading Ali Smith’s Autumn and Zadie Smith’s Swing Time-both books written by one of the best women writers of the modern era.  One of the reasons that I love to…

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School of Rock for Blog

Every blogger is an impostor- they all lie about something. I have met so many of them and I know that they are not real. They are hiding something beyond your pictures, smiles, posts and prose- there is something beyond their blog that they are protecting – and their this ability to disguise make them…

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Exit West #ManBookers2017

Mohsin Hamid is one of the three Pakistani origin author long listed for this years Man Bookers’ prize. He made his name in 2007 with the book The Reluctant Fundamentalist which was later adopted in the major Hollywood motion picture.  Exit West is the first book that I read from this years’ longlist and it…

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Another Year of the Man Booker’s Prize

I was 16 year old when I first read Arundhati Roy’s “The God of Small Thing” , maybe too young to understand the political subtext that it carried, but still that book had an impact on me. Regardless of what people may write about her or whatever may be her political ideology be, I am…

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My First Post from the WordPress Mobile App 

Me and my laptop are inseparable. I rarely leave it behind, it’s always in my backpack. Actually I have been told by so many people that why can’t I  leave your apartment without your backpack ? It’s difficult to make people understand the constant need to be closer to the laptop.   What if I get…

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My Favorite Podcasts

I started listening to Podcasts with mostly fiction with Serial and Night vale , both I recommend if you are looking for the fiction space but now my list may appear wee bit boring to few of you. Currently my playlist is completely dominated by non-fiction. The most of the podcasts that I subscribe to…

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How to setup basic Podcast Recording Setup at Home

Since the podcasting as an media is becoming more democratic and independent, more and more people are taking media creation from professional studios to their homes. With the recording gears becoming more affordable and easy to use, this trend is on the rise. So if you love podcasts and want to record your own from…

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How “Serial” Changed the landscape of Podcasting

Serial, developed by “The American Life”, is hands-down the most popular podcast ever. It’s popularity was matched with the critical claim and it made the world notice the podcast for good. The Serial became the first podcast to reach 5 million downloads in the iTunes alone. It is reported that the first episode is downloaded…

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Do you Podcast ?

In 2004, the Guardian article coined the word “Podcast”to previously unnamed open source radios. Within 1 year, in 2005, Podcast was named the word of the Year. It is world’s newest media, and it’s popularity is growing day by day. There are now 60,000 active Podcasts on iTunes alone with a data suggesting that 17%…

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The Call From the Mountains- Himalayan Books Part II

The longing for the mountains are real. There is nothing that can call you from the  farther away than a mountain. They communicate telepathically with the souls they connect with. They were here long before the humans evolved-they have seen it all- from the frozen oceans to the melting glaziers, they know this world better…

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The Sloth Gone Missing !

I am finding it difficult to write these day- this is my seventh draft in seven days. I went back and read some of my old posts- I found nothing amusing there. I read some of the old stories that I had written. I got smitten by some of the characters that I had created-…

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Non-fiction November Recommendations

A lot of readers I know are purely devoted to fiction & they discard non-fiction as boring & irrelevant to their reading appetite. Although my share of non-fiction books has relatively decreased over past several months, I would like to share some of my favorites from recent reads to help you select for Non-fiction November….

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” All That Man Is” And #ManBookers2016 Finale

So I have completed the Man Bookers’ prize list shortlisted books. By completing , I mean I have read 5 books & the final book “Do not say  we have nothing” was not available in India till last month, so I have moved to other books, & now it’s too late to read it before the…

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Book Review: Hot Milk #ManBookers2016

“I am not okay. Not at all and haven´t been for some time. I did not tell her how discouraged I felt and that I was ashamed I was not more resilient an all the rest of it which included wanting a bigger life but that so far I had not been bold enough to…

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