While having a conversation with a friend, I expressed my inclination towards science fiction. Although I am not a well-versed reader, yet I was recommended with the book titled The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. I was told that this book belongs to science fiction genre, and she was right. But what I wasn’t told is that its setup is in post-apocalyptic world, making it bit gloomy in it premise. Hence I would recommend this book to fans...

 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is definitely a nostalgic journey specially for a 80’s kids. The book undoubtedly reflects that the author has done his part of all the research work of that time. Picking up this book from the shelf was never a mistake. Though the book is fairly predictable yet it’s an adventurous ride. I had heard a lot about this book previously from few of my friends. And since then have been waiting to get my ...

From the look of cover the book Sinners by Naveen Durgaraju, the book appeared distinctly intriguing. One will get an air of mythology combined with modern outlook. And this is reason I picked it up from the bookshelf. It turned out to be a delightful read with a right mix of fiction as well as the mythological element. The novel was dark and grim at times but still lured me to read further. Naveen being a young rising artist has certainly sho...

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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess is a kind of novel that is not appreciated at it’s own time. It’s a work of art whose understanding is so deep that getting it on the first try would be a surprise. There are so many aspects and interpretations which makes it a beauty to read. This novel is perhaps most eminent because of its movie adaptation by film making genius Stanley Kubrick. The extensive influence of this book on literar...

Ever wondered about the evolution of the Humans. If you are a FRIENDS fan, you might happen to remember that episode where Phoebe doesn’t believe in evolution, which bothers Ross enough that he feels he has to convince her of the theory. How did out of so many species, humans were the only one that dominated in this Game of Evolution? How the factors like social, natural, ecological, geographical etc affected it? Hoping to find all these...

While surfing through a book store few days back, I saw the book The motorcycle diaries by Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. Immediately decided to read it. I wanted to know more about Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara then knowing him just as a revolutionary figure and as a Graffiti on t-shirts of people who sometimes don’t even know who he is. This novel is a travel journal of Ernesto. Narrative from his travel diary. Don’t expe...

3 Reasons why Indian popular literature is stagnant
Articles / October 10, 2017

Indian popular literature is strange. It has a rich tradition of writers and poets that were universally acclaimed and the country’s tryst with words for entertainment,  reform and revolution have been spectacular in the past. This is also the country whose most popular current entries in fiction are various tiring variations of cliched romances. These are filled with trite dialogue and one dimensional over the top characters. ...

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
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8.3/10
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Non-Fiction , Review / September 23, 2017

Having a financial Literacy is one of the prime thing to have in current times. I never had the proper concept of assets and liability in a way to understand how they were the source of my financial stability. Until I read this Book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. Although I would say that I should have read this book , that way I wouldn’t have made the mistakes which I did while making financial decisions. This book won’t exac...

Sphere by Michael Crichton
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7.8/10
Sphere by Michael Crichton
Fiction , Review / September 19, 2017

When I first read Jurassic park, it blew my mind. Since then I have been a fan of the author Michael Crichton. I liked how he takes a sci-fi premise and makes it about something more profound and human. I liked how Jurassic park dealt with themes like man playing God, power, nature and life finding a way. So after that, I was looking for something similar from him to both excite and intellectually stimulate me. I then picked Timeline...

The devotion of suspect x by Keigo Higashino
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8.7/10
The devotion of suspect x by Keigo Higashino
Fiction , Review / September 12, 2017

This murder mystery – The devotion of suspect x by Keigo Higashino, was recommended by a friend and it is perhaps the best murder mystery book I have read till date. Having read this, I also read The Salvation of a saint and Naoko. And also plan to read A Midsummer’s Equation by the same author. This is the first time I have read a book by a Japanese writer after which of course I got more interested in Japanese writers and rea...

Great by Choice by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen
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7.3/10
Great by Choice by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen
Non-Fiction , Review / September 2, 2017

I am not a very big fan of books on management or the ones that deal with personality development, though once in a while its worth exploring the genre. Specially when the book is written by someone well renowned like Jim Collins. His first book Built to last which was about myths, insights and practical guidance to build a visionary companies which stand against the testimony of time, was a best seller.It was very well researched an...

The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad by Twinkle Khanna Review
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7/10
The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad by Twinkle Khanna Review
Fiction , Review / August 13, 2017

So Recently I came across this second book by Twinkle Khanna. I Dedicatedly follow her columns in Times of India and have become a fan of her Wit and Humor. Her first novel Mrs. Funnybones was an exceptional piece of writing, so decision of buying her second novel didn’t even took a second. It’s really intriguing how she finds humor in daily chores and such simple things so beautifully but then again that’s what wri...