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 “Born 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”

Lesser-known facts about Harry Potter

Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs died in reverse order of how their names were written in the Marauder’s Map. Harry arrived at Number 4, Privet Drive in the first book with Hagrid in Sirius’s motorbike. He leaves the place in the 7th book in exactly the same way! The “t” at the end of “Voldemort”Continue reading “Lesser-known facts about Harry Potter”

The Zoya Factor

The Zoya Factor is my first venture into ‘chick-lit’ genre. Published by HarperCollins India in 2008, Anuja Chauhan’s debut novel has won various accolades in India. Anuja has shrewdly woven her advertising experience into a rom-com novel. A chubby-cheek with curly mane girl, Zoya Singh Solanki is client service representative for AWB. Life throws herContinue reading “The Zoya Factor”

5 Books I wish to own (2020)

My book wish list is never empty. Ever since I have started earning, one thing has been constant – to purchase books every month. Someday I wish to own a library of my own, but for now, my tiny bookshelf fills me with equal ecstasy. If I had a fully loaded gift card, probably IContinue reading “5 Books I wish to own (2020)”

5 Reasons to go for Book Subscriptions

One of the gems I stumbled on through Instagram – Book subscription. We get to see numerous make up and trinkets subscription boxes – but guess what? WE have similar subscription packages for books and every budget, for every fandom. Say HOLA to the new world! Want the latest released books but cannot find online? SubscribeContinue reading “5 Reasons to go for Book Subscriptions”