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- Book Review: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The book guides you towards the way to cross over your sadness, your sorrows, your loneliness
- Graphic Novel Review: Level 10 Studios' Comic Jump
The artwork is sumptuous and visually rich, not quite manga, yet the action-sequences owe a lot to the typical shonen manga series.
- Photo Essay: Beatrix Potter’s Magical World
The magical world of Beatrix Potter explored.
- Book Review: The Pritish Nandy Collection, Poetry Again
‘Again’, I believe would usher newer poetry art, poetry films, poetry music or just plain good old poetry.
- Book Review: The Power of Half
Does this book bring out the farce that aid is? No. Because they are still very innocent and idealistic in their "giving"
- On the Ban on Shivaji: Hindu king in Islamic India
Profanity & the Intellectual Fools! Nothing but the truth, the whole truth!
- Has Shivaji Finally Lost To His Followers?
For once, let Shivaji be at peace in his grave and build a nation which he has envisioned years back
- Book Review: Dreams in Prussian Blue by Paritosh Uttam
An unequal relationship to pursue the dreams of one man...
- Book Review: Yajnaseni - The Story of Draupadi
Pratibha's Draupadi/Yajnaseni/Krishnaa is a woman trapped by circumstances.
- Book Review : The Hadrian Enigma - A Forbidden History
Did Antinous - the Lover/Favorite of Caesar Hadrian - drown or was he murdered?
- The SmartyPants Fetish
Have you ever asked a guy why he prefers blondes? Does anyone seek to understand the various fetishes and quirks that different men find appealing?
- Book Review: The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
The Gospel according to Philip?
- Poem: Million Characters Inside
From distant corners of the world, they ask What shall we get you, what is it you want
- Book Review : The Immortals of Meluha
Set in 1900BC and operates on the premise that Shiva was a mortal, a simple man whom legend turned into God.
- Book Review: One Amazing Thing
Individual interpretations of events based on each characters past experiences makes this book a fascinating read.
- Book Review: The Indian Epics Retold
A Cliffs Notes to update the reader on all the major events and characters of the Ramayan and the Mahabharath.
- Book Review : In Search of Sita
Mythology in India is not just an academic or historical subject, it is a vital and living topic of contemporary relevance
- Children's Writing in India - A Catch-22 Scenario
Many writers who have faltered and failed in writing for adults meander into what they consider a rather easy genre.
- Annie-Mal & A Girl Called Chris
Every book has a story and is also part of another story, its relationship with the reader.
- Book Review: Mdantsane Breathing
At Mdantsane ‘hunger is an imagination’ and as ‘country runs on fasting streets’
- Book Review: Palace of Illusions
The Mahabharatha from Draupadi's perspective
- Book Review: Cuckold
Its a wonder Bollywood has not yet seized this book. It would be a far more gripping story than Jodhaa Akbar.
- Fiction: I Am Jill's Spare Tyre
The long journey from nursery to rhymes was fraught with heartless atrocities inflicted on those that built the heart in the first place.
- Book Review: 10 Easy Walks in Old Delhi
The best way to know and say Hello to a city is walking around.
- Bhagvata Purana, Skandha 1
I have to admit that I did not even know about this book till somebody told me that the Bhagvata Purana is also known as
- Book Review: In an Antique Land
A peek into Rural Egypt and a Coastal town in India in the 12th Century.
- The Book of Curiosities of the Sciences and Marvels for the Eyes
A review of an Egyptian book on science, astronomy, astrology and geography
- Book Review: Victoria And Abdul
To be fair to the Queen as well, her love for Abdul Karim was that of a mother and her childlike dependence on him was
- Book Review: Delhi by Khushwant Singh
Delhi by someone who has spent his life in Delhi but has only a bedside view of it.
- The Writer In The Artist Spectrum
Are we reclusive visual artists or are we vivacious performers?
- Book Review: The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets
I highly recommend this Bloodaxe anthology for its reach and range, and for a comprehensive and erudite introduction to Indian poetry in English.
- Photo Essay: Victoria and Albert Museum, Part II
Books, sculpture and stairs at the Victoria and Albert Museum
- Book Review: Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
A simple yet superb book on how checklists can dramatically improve medical practice.
- Book Review: What Men Think About Sex - Guilt-Reading
I hate it when writers pull stunts like that, making a book sound like something else in its title.
- Book Review: Sepia Leaves by Amandeep Sandhu
An insightful read into a child's mind...
- A Few of My Favourites For 2009
A book and a film that remain with me in 2010
- Book Review: Adventure Capitalist by Jim Rogers
Read this book if travel is what your dreams are made of
- Book Review: The Difficulty of Being Good by Gurcharan Das
Have you ever thought what your Dharma is? When stuck in a dharma sankat, have you thought where the roots of the sankat can be?
- Book Review: The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling by Stephen Denning
Storytelling is an art of weaving the story in such a way that the audience keeps looking at you to know ‘what next’.
- Strand Book Exhibition Underway in Bangalore
We went in to the exhibition, promising to keep a firm hand on our wallets and resist the temptations of the printed word.
- Book Review: Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton
Like many historical novels starring pirates, it's a bit cheesy, but add pirates to anything and it becomes good, right?
- Book Review: A Slow Train to Gwalior
For me, his poetry is pure delight and the reason is because he doesn’t hide his quest for love with clichéd jargon.
- Book Review: Cauvery
the book describes the beauty and power of the Cauvery, enrapturing kids and adults alike.
- Book Review:2 States
Chetan Bhagat's latest is a neither here, nor there book.
- Book Review: A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta by Paul Theroux
Theroux returns to India and solves a murder mystery in Calcutta!
- Book Review: The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson
Even Ronson mentions that he felt like a conspiracy nut asking certain queries about subliminal messages, torture using music etc.
- Are Reservations Justified?
Reservations sharpen caste distinctions in the short term. Will it bring prosperity and make matters better in the long term?
- Indian Cities Today: Cultural Desert of Tomorrow?
Indian cities are changing rapidly, but how does this bode for the future?
- Book Review: The Poison Tree - Planted and Grown in Egypt
A Single Independent Egyptian Woman's take on Love and Relationships.
- The Writer's Dilemma - Print Or Online Publishing?
Getting tons of money due to my writing would be good as would a villa somewhere in Brussels, but those are pipe dreams.
- Book Review: The Last Jews of Kerala
The author recounts how the fortunes of this once vibrant community were destroyed by apartheid, inter-breeding, mental illness and the exodus from Kerala
- NovelRace Week 10: Everything But The Novel
An even bigger author who made a completely unrealistic change to the lives of one of fiction’s most popular characters and the whole world bought
- Book Review: Living Green - The Missing Manual
The book has been written from the perspective of a person living green.
- Musings of a Fractured Sunset, Tales from Gwalior
and you would have said kya itni door isi liyey ayey.....
- William Sharp of the Scindia School - Tales from Gwalior
Was it because destiny had decreed him so brief a span that this north country boy possessed a natural yet almost uncanny insight into the
- NovelRace Week 9: Taking A Stand
We, the writers are human too. We will bring our own perspectives, our prejudices into it.
- NovelRace Week 8: So Much In A Name!
I've changed the name of one of the characters following a discussion with a friend about what he picturizes when he hears the name.
- Book Review: The Nudist on The Late Shift
It mostly reads like a zinging thriller, on the lines of Hemingway meets Hunter S Thompson, without resorting to gonzo journalism.