5 Non-fiction Book Recommendations for 2020

I try to maintain a good balance between fiction and non-fictions but often it is not by choice. I cannot read one book at a time and whenever I start a book, I feel like rather I should read that one, from completely different genre. The balance is hence restored. I have discovered some brilliant…

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Book Review: Himalayan Bus Plunge and Other Stories From #Nepal

I tell her that being in Kathmandu is ‘like being in a museum, a video game and an impossibly crowded street — all at the same time.’ There might be a better description for Kathmandu but this one fits in perfectly. Rupert Wolfe- Murray wrote Himalayan Bus Plunge and other stories from Nepal when he…

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2016- Half Yearly Books Report

2016 is running in a Jet speed. As I am writing this post, we are in July that means half of the year is gone in no time. Good things is that I still have my gym membership (which i took last month realizing that June is the new January when it comes to New…

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Book Review: Elon Musk- Inventing the Future

It’s been a while that I posted anything on the blog(It’s almost 2 months actually ). It’s annoying not to write anything but whom do I blame ? There has been so much to write about. ¬†There were trips to Kochi, Mumbai Chennai, Colombo, Kathmandu, Mysore and others. I read some good books, met some…

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2015- In Books (Thanks Goodreads for keeping the tracks )

  Goodreads is definitely one of my favorite website. I visit there everyday, to view what other readers are reading and get inspired to read more. This year, I managed to read 47 so far ( It will be 48 before the year officially ends), and I credit goodreads from where I discovered most of…

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Book Review: Angela’s Ashes

You might have already discussed this book in your book clubs. This is one of the most talked about memoir and I may not be telling anything new in this review but I cannot not write about this amazing book. Angela’s Ashes is written and narrated by Frank McCourt, Irish-American author, about his childhood and…

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Book Review: Arjun without a Doubt by Sweety Shinde

Without a doubt Mahabharata is the most exciting tale that ever existed. Each version, re-telling and book based on Mahabharata leaves me with so many thoughts and curiosity. Dr Shinde’s book was no different in that aspect but again, it was different in every other aspect. Over the centuries, different writers and artists has presented…

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Year 2014 in Books

A week has already passed of the new year and everyone is looking forward for another year of big promise that will eventually disappoint them (and they call me optimistic ūüėõ ) But I am still looking back at 2014, but only in terms of books. First of all, I am glad that I completed…

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Book Review: “On Writing” by Stephen King

There are not enough writing talents like Stephen King who seldom takes more than a cigarette’s length (non scientific measurement of time representing a period of time taking to consume a cigarette) to establish the character and its motivation. “On Writing” is a partial memoir and partial writing guide. He does not take more than…

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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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Book Review: Shikhandi And Other Tales They Don’t Tell You

Many in¬†India uses our culture and religious roots in the arguments. Many times, it looks like bringing gun to a knife fight. Last time, when it was widely used¬†in argument was the event of Supreme Courts’ controversial decision on Section 377 of Indian Penal Code, dealing with LGBT’s rights in India. Also, the moralist used…

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Book Review: Slow… by Digonta Bordoloi

In his debut book Slow, Digonta sets the story in the most picturesque and beautiful places of North-East India. Slow is the story of Baba and his family who moves to various towns of the region, thanks to the Government job of Baba’ s father. As the tittle suggests, the author is in no hurry…

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2014 Goodreads Challenge: Half-way Through

I had a decent run in 2013, if not amazing. I managed 26 books and completed my modest target of 25 book a year. I also managed to complete my target of reading atleast 10 books originated from India (I read 12). I think in the busy lives we have, if we can manage 25…

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Book Review: The Childhood of Jesus by J.M Coetzee

The Childhood of Jesus is a fictional book authored by Nobel prize and twin winner of Man Booker prize, J.M Coetzee. This is the latest release of the South African author, coming in the shelf in late 2013. After reading Disgrace & The Slow man by him, I was very excited to have my hands…

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The Inscrutable American #AtoZChallenge

If I have to make a list of Humor books from India, I will definitely put Anurag Mathur’s The Inscrutable America at the top of the list. Published in 1991, the book is the story of Gopal Kumar, son of a wealthy hair oil baron, who moves to USA to do Chemical Engineering. Gopal is…

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Book Review: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

“Are you really reading this ? ” said the friend who read the summary of the book. I can’t blame her because summary of the book looks strange. A traveling Salesman transforms into a Bug , i mean, does it sound interesting ? ¬†This is the beauty of Kafka who made a grossly uninteresting topic…

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Book Review: Nine lives by William Dylarmple

I had 2 motivations to read the book. One, with this book, I would complete all the book length works contributed by the William Dylarmple (later I realized that I have not read The Age of Kali¬†yet) and another was, my book challenge of reading at least 12 books in 2014 based in India. As…

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Book Review: And The Mountain Echoed

In the book, And the Mountain Echoed, author Khaled Hosseini¬†chooses a very interesting kind of narration style where the characters take their turns to narrate the story. Some character narrates in first person, some through letters and some in the third person. The book is based in the 1940s in Afghanistan where the hardship of…

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