The Book Beautiful

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The Book Beautiful by Pradeep Sebastian Publisher: Hachette India (2023) The Book Beautiful- A memoir of collecting rare and fine books (TBB), at least on...

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Can’t

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Can't by Shinie Antony Publisher: Speaking Tiger (2024) This novel by Shinie Antony is about Nena, a deliciously odd woman in her seventies, who lives alone...

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Minor Disturbances at Grand Life Apartments

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A WARM, SPICY NOSTALGIA-CAKE STRAIGHT FROM CHENNAI— Review of Minor Disturbances at Grand Life Apartments by Hema Sukumar Publisher: Coronet (2023) (This is a spoiler-free review) In...

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The Girl Who Kept Falling In Love

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The Girl Who Kept Falling In Love by Rheea Mukherjee Publisher: Penguin (2023) ‘The Girl Who Kept Falling In Love’ is essentially the collage of the...

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Bangalore Blues

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Bangalore Blues by Kirtana Kumar Published: 2023 When you get hold of Bangalore Blues, the ‘lore’ printed in blue shouts for attention. The book aims to be...

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The (Hi)Story of a Girl: A Reflection of my Reading Journey...

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My reading journey began at the tender age of 3, when I would coerce my parents to read out pages from the Panchatantra (an...

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Last Among Equals: Power, Caste & Politics in Bihar’s Villages

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Last Among Equals: Power, Caste & Politics in Bihar’s Villages by M.R Sharan Publisher: Context (2021) Last Among Equals by M.R. Sharan is a riveting eye-opener on...

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Something Borrowed Something Blue

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Something Borrowed Something Blue by Nandita Bose Publisher: Rubric Publishing (2022) 'Something Borrowed Something Blue' comes in a hardback with hues of red, white and yellow against...

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I Am So Much More Than The Colour Of My Skin

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I Am So Much More Than The Colour Of My Skin by Divya Thomas Publisher: Harper Collins (2021) People are most easily influenced at a younger age,...

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Journey To The Edge Of The Earth: True Adventure Of Naval...

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Journey To The Edge Of The Earth: True Adventure Of Naval Officer Abhilash Tomy by Joeanna Rebello Fernandes and Cdr. Abhilash Tomy publisher: Penguin (2022) Circumnavigation: this...

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India’s Freedom Story

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India's Freedom Story by Ira Saxena and Nilima Sinha Publisher: Harper Collins (2021) I was long overdue in catching up with this part of India’s...

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The Living Mountain: A Fable For Our Times

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The Living Mountain: A Fable For Our Times by Amitav Ghosh Publisher: Fourth Estate (2022) Do you guys hear the word Anthropocene? According to National Geographic Resource Library,...

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Whose Samosa is it Anyway?: The Story of Where ‘Indian’ Food...

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Whose Samosa is it Anyway?: The Story of Where 'Indian' Food Really Came From by Sonal Ved Publisher:Penguin (2022) When an artwork is presented, often people are...

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Ladies’ Tailor

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Ladies' Tailor by Priya Hajela Publisher: Harper Collins (2022) Ladies' Tailor follows the lives of Gurdev and his cohort, now tagged as refugees and set to be...

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The Immortal King Rao: A Novel

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The Immortal King Rao: A Novel by Vauhini Vara Publisher: Fourth Estate (2022) “Science fiction is not predictive, it’s descriptive.”, Ursula K. Le Guin says in the...

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Abhimanyu

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Abhimanyu by Anuja Chandramouli Publisher: Leadstart (2022) Mortals have little say in their humble roles determined by the greater arc of destiny. This veracious line from Abhimanyu by...

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Lost, Hurt, or in Transit Beautiful

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Lost, Hurt, or in Transit Beautiful by Rohan Chhetri Publisher: Harper Collins (2021) “We are each given heaven for brief so heavy We put it down and...

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Lords of the Deccan: Southern India from Chalukyas to Cholas

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Lords of the Deccan:Southern India from Chalukyas to Cholas by Anirudh Kanisetti Publisher: Juggernaut (2021) As the name of the book suggests, Lords of the Deccan traces...

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Cadet No. 1 And Other Amazing Women In The Armed Forces

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Cadet No. 1 And Other Amazing Women In The Armed Forces by Maya Chandrasekaran Publisher: Harper Children's Cadet No. 1 and other amazing women in the armed...

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Misfit Madhu

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Misfit Madhu by Divya Anand Publisher: Penguin Random House ‘Misfit Madhu’ is an excellent saga of class VII student Madhu who went on to become ‘Maker Madhu’...

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