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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Reading and Travelling

Do I read as much as I like? Do I travel as much as I want? The answer to both these questions is no. You can never read and travel as much as you want. It is impractical. You definitely cannot do both enough. There is always a book that you have always wanted to read and a place you have always wanted to go. Travelling to me may as well be a substitute to... »

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Indira

by Sagarika Ghose

There has been much talked and written about Indira Gandhi. A commoner knows her by the regime of emergency and ‘Operation Blue Star’. Winning a decisive military war against Pakistan in 1971 glorified her as the only man in the cabinet of old women. But how was the Iron Lady as a person? What led to her infamous emergency? What was the cause of her downfall? This book follows the breadcrumbs of her politics regime... »

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The Snowman

by Jo Nesbo

It is no surprise to anyone that I love thrillers and mysteries. So when one of my favourite book blogger constantly suggested this Author, I had to read something by him. I, along with a fellow booklover picked The Snowman which is not the first in the Harry Hole series, but apparently a good place to start. If you are a Nesbo fan or know of other Authors and books that are as exciting as... »

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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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Five Reasons to read Anne of Green Gables

by L.M. Montgomery

One of those books that I fell in love with instantaneously, Anne of Green Gables was my gateway to the wonderful world of reading. I re-read this book recently, only to realise that I am still in awe of Anne and there is so much more I appreciate about the book. So, I am going to give our usual review pattern amiss and give you five reasons as to why you should read this fantastic... »

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