Ram Iyer

Writer, PowerShell addict, typographer, self-acclaimed rationalist.

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Scion of Ikshvaku

by Amish Tripathi

It sometimes so happens that we pick up a book, and we like the work so much that we try to get everything that the author has written. It happened with me, when I came across Immortals of Meluha by Amish. I knew I had to pick up and read the entire Shiva Trilogy. And then, one fine day, Scion of Ikshvaku released. I couldn’t keep my hands off the book. Truth. Duty. Honour. The... »

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Sita: Warrior of Mithila

by Amish Tripathi

Yadā yadā hi dharmasya glānirbhavati suvrata Abhyutthānamadharmasya tadā prakr̥tisambhavaḥ It was almost a couple of years since I read the first book in the series: Scion of Ikshvaku. I had to read the last few chapters of the first one, thanks to my great memory. Slow release aside, what I love about Amish’s books is the reinterpretation of our epics; an open-minded reinterpretation. Contrary to the popular image of Sita as homely, soft-natured… what’s the... »

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The First Trillionaire

by Sapna Jha, translated by Alok Jha

I’d come across this title back in 2016 when I chanced upon the site about the “Most compelling read of 2016”. When I was one among the winners of the Goodreads Giveaway of this book, I was overjoyed! While I waited for the book, I went through the reviews of the book on Goodreads. At the time of checking, the book had 270 five-star ratings, out of 274. Unbelievable, but true. Sure enough, after some... »

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