Takeaways from the Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

This was my second consecutive visit to Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF). During my last visit, I reserved myself mostly to the sessions and had little or no interaction with the fellow attendees. But this time, I made sure that I interact and take away more from the largest literary gathering of the world. I visited…

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Best books from Indian States

Brooklyn magazine last month published an amazing map of USA with the best book from each of the states of USA. When I started the list, I was very happy as first first 2 states were Alabama and Alaska and their corresponding books were To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee and Into the…

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Delhi Books #AtoZChallenge

The city of Delhi has always caught an attention of many. Capital of India now, it was also the capital of Pandhavs, Lodis, and of Mughals. Delhi is multi-cultural city with one side with historical ruins and other side with modern malls. One side of the city which is home for politicians and diplomats and…

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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: 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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