Because he is – a heartfelt ode !

Because he is…by Meghna Gulzar is a trip down memory lane into one of India’s most loved lyricist and writer-director, Gulzar’s life. While strictly speaking it’s a biography, in reality it is a heartfelt ode to a father by his daughter. Given the recent hits that Meghna has helmed, that she is a talented scriptwriter …

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A Season for Dying – Book Review

A Season for dying by Sharmishtha Shenoy is the 3rd book in the Vikram Rana Series. Vikram Rana is an ex-cop, who now works as a private investigator. Sharp and intuitive, Rana, despite not being in the police force, is looked upon by the force to help them solve crimes in the city. Sharmishtha sets …

Lean In – Book Review

I generally tend to steer clear of books which fall in the category of inspiring reads…they either come across to me as too pompous or extremely prescriptive and hence boring. And so, while Lean In had been on my reading list since it released, I never got around to reading it until last month. Lean …

Elixir – dreamy, heart-breaking…rooted in reality

‘Amidst fairytales and mythologies, amidst the dance of shadows on the lonely roof. Reindeers and greyhounds in black finger-shadows, by the wall. Whizzes of mosquitoes, a lone green spiral in smokes is their sole rescue. Amma would tell stories, by the shadow of the dark, rainy evenings….’ That’s how we are introduced to Manisha, the …

Onaatah – From darkness to light!

I saw Onaatah at the Siri Fort auditorium in Delhi last summer. They were screening National Award Winning films. The reason I went was because I saw the writer’s posts on Facebook (why should the very best of Indian movies not be promoted well is something which defies logic, but more on that another time). …

Just another day – Not just another book!!

I happened to read Just Another Day on my way back home after a particularly a long day at work. Though this is the debut book of Piyusha Vir, she is no stranger to the world of writing and I quite enjoy reading her; she has this quirky, easy-breezy style of writing which is unpretentious …

Confessions on an Island

Confessions on an Island is the debut novel of Ayan Pal. Published by Readomania, this 2016 novel  is a thriller set in a picturesque island, where  a girl has been held captive. As she grapples to find the reason behind her abduction and captivation, the novel takes us on a journey far and wide across …