Biographies of Bollywood Stars

The biographies which I have read! Unfinished I didn’t read this book – I listened to it!!! I utilised my Audible subscription from a coupon code I had received sometime back. To listen to her story, in her own narration was indeed a catch!!! She talks minutely about her nurturing from childhood in an armyContinue reading “Biographies of Bollywood Stars”

The Archer

The tenets of purposeful life The story revolves around Tetsuya, the unparalleled archer in the world, who has now renounced his skills to have settled as a humble carpenter. He has an apprentice to assist him and learn the trade skills of carpentry. One day, a stranger comes unannounced and challenges the might of Tetsuya,Continue reading “The Archer”

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.“ Years ago, I came across this quote. I was intrigued with the profound philosophy these words exudes and ended up buying a tattered copy of the Illusions: The Adventures of aContinue reading “Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah”

Never been (un)happier

Journey of a depressed soul I had picked up this books assuming it to be another rant of “privileged” kid of Bollywood. I have never been proved so wrong about a book. Shaheen Bhatt has penned her struggle with mental depression in unminced words. Her book has successfully built up the case against the tabooContinue reading “Never been (un)happier”

Ram Chandra Series

Retelling of The Ramayana by Amish Tripathi Amish Tripathi’s ambitious re-telling of Ramayana with a visionary perspective, spans over four books, with one yet to be released. All the books have so far ended at the same event – though the story is told with clever liberty in point of view of three protagonists. AmishContinue reading “Ram Chandra Series”

Letters to the Lost

Can letters be the remedy? Brigid Kemmerer‘s Letters to the Lost was my September month’s buddy read with Diti Shah. I was skeptical initially – assumed the book to be cheesy elaboration of romance through letters (I was reminded of “Mujhse dosti karoge”!). The book is nothing like cute high school romance, rather one whereContinue reading “Letters to the Lost”

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Are all marriages for love? Monique Grant is on cloud 9 when she is assigned to interview Evelyn Hugo, one of the most-sought Hollywood actress and philanthropist, who is now reclusive. An interview for Vivant magazine is scheduled as to cover the most-talked about auction for Evelyn’s legendary dresses. On meeting the glamourous superstar, MoniqueContinue reading “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”

Nonet

Sonali Dabade’s collection of 9 short stories Nonet. When I had heard about it first time on Bookstagram, I was intrigued with the name of the book. An apt name for 9 short narratives woven together in string – all standalone stories but the underlying “inspired from real life” current is quite palpable. Sonali Dabade‘sContinue reading “Nonet”

Cracking the Code

AK’s Journey in Bollywood Ayushmann Khuranna. A name that catapulted to fame with his maiden film in Bollywood – Vicky Donor. After a string of flops, he rose to fame with Dum Laga k Haisha. In 2018, his dramatic performance in Andhadhun and Badhaai ho earned him world wide fame with his first National AwardContinue reading “Cracking the Code”

Born a Crime

Seamless stitching of comedy and tragedy Trevor Noah has penned a wonderful memoir of his journey in his book β€œBorn a Crime”.  A peculiar name to pick for book. Why you ask? He was born out of wed-lock, to his black Xhosa mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah and white Swiss father, Robert. In those days ofContinue reading “Born a Crime”