Book, Chai, and Backpack

“So many books, so little time,” said Frank Zapa. I agree. A book blog can get pretty overwhelming at times; but as Mark Twain once said, “Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” I love my life!

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The Inheritors: Stories of Entrepreneurship and Success

Pradnya Joshi Nair | February 13, 2018

One look at the synopsis and you know you absolutely have to read the book. It promises all the scoop on some of the most successful family-owned businesses in India and does deliver to a large extent. The Inheritors, as…..

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Fragile Strings

Pradnya Joshi Nair | December 9, 2017

Reading Fragile Strings by Arushi Vats is like going through a private journal of an adolescent girl, who pours her heart onto the pages of her little journal she stashes away from the world. The coming-of-age collection of poems takes you…..

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Murder on the Orient Express

Pradnya Joshi Nair | November 3, 2017

Not everyone likes to read. Most people of the people I’ve met aren’t avid readers or don’t read fiction in English language, in spite of which, most of them have told me that they have read Agatha Christie. And not…..

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Why Is Everybody Talking About ‘Game of Thrones’?

Pradnya Joshi Nair | September 26, 2017

This article was featured on Huffingon Post. Why is everybody talking about Game of Thrones? This is one question I have heard exactly two times, and two is more than enough times for me to go and write a huge…..

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The Judges of Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist

Pradnya Joshi Nair | September 16, 2017

The judges talk about the six books that made it to the Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist.   Get your hands on the shortlisted 2017 Man Booker Prize books here:

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Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist

Pradnya Joshi Nair | September 14, 2017

The Man Booker Prize Shortlist announced yesterday comprises two British, one British-Pakistani and three American writers.  The six authors who made it to this year’s prestigious Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist are Paul Auster, Emily Fridlund, Mohsin Hamid, Fiona Mozley, George…..

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The Man Booker Prize 2017 Longlist

Pradnya Joshi Nair | August 15, 2017

Last month, The Man Booker Prize announced its longlist of 2017 award nominees of which some have made it to the list for the second time. Here are the thirteen nominees: 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster (US) Days Without…..

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Dude, Where’s My Blog?

Pradnya Joshi Nair | April 22, 2017

A little over a year ago, I started my blog Book, Chai, and Backpack with the intention of sharing my thoughts on the books I read now and then. The blog had great response; one of them even featured on…..

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