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 Mother of All Jobs – the Best Gift from One Mother to Another

Christine Armstrong’s The Mother of All Jobs is my pick for solid advice on being a mother in today’s unfair work scenario. I’m a mother of an almost-two-year-old boy, who finds it hard to read more than a few pages of…..

Winning Like Saurav: Think & Succeed Like Ganguly | Book Review

I have never been a fan of cricket. Why, then, would I pick this book, you may wonder. I like to read about people who have fought their way to the top; about people who have broken the mold, who…..

Birthing Naturally by Dr. Mahima Bakshi

Dr. Mahima Bakshi’s book, Birthing Naturally, is a guide to a stress-free pregnancy and natural childbirth. As a girl, the delivery scenes in movies filled me dread. As I watched the pregnant women on the screen wail in pain on…..

Hell! No Saints in Paradise

AK Asif’s makes his writing debut with a Fantasy novel that has elements of dystopia and dark humour. Set in the year 2050, Hell! No Saints in Paradise, is a story of Ismael Ibrahim, a PhD student from Pakistan, now settled…..

Why I Am A Hindu

Why I Am A Hindu by Shashi Tharoor is a beautiful book that describes the concept of Hinduism, explores how it’s followers practice it and what sets it apart from other religions. Shashi Tharoor has done a brilliant job of creating, what I would…..

The Inheritors: Stories of Entrepreneurship and Success

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. Another reason for…..

Fragile Strings

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…..

Murder on the Orient Express

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…..

Why Is Everybody Talking About ‘Game of Thrones’?

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…..

The Judges of Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist

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: