A Promised Land by Khadija Mastur #BookReview

I have been hearing a lot about the writing on Khadija Mastur for her book ‘The Women’s Courtyard’ in which she has written about the Partition when our country broke into two. So, when I got a chance to read A Promised Land, I started off with high expectations and thankfully they were justified. Its…

The Clockmaker by Paromita Goswami #BookReview

I have read Paromita’s books Shamsuddin’s Grave and Grow Up Messy and loved them both. I started reading The Clockmaker with high expectations. And they were definitely met. What I love about Paromita’s writing is the details. She is not only able to give the details of a scene physically but also the emotional turmoils…

Faith by Devdutt Pattanaik #BookReview

Devdutt Pattanaik is my favourite go to source for all things mythology and spiritual. I am a Hindu and like all other Hindus in my family, you will never find me belting out bhajans or having a ‘havan’ or ‘mata ki chowki’ in my house. I also have never undertaken a fast for any of…

Satyameva Jayate by V T Rakesh #BookReview

Title: Satyameva JayateAuthor: Vadassery Thaiparambil Rakesh Publisher: Self publishedGenre: Espionage Thriller Pages: 190Source: Author Satyameva Jayate is a fast-paced espionage thriller. In 190 pages, the author has packed a punch. On the one end, there is the rags to riches story of Jeremy Ferrao and at the other end is sophisticated sabotaging in defence deals….

Gita : The Battle of the Worlds #BookReview

The holy book of Hindus,  the Bhagvad Gita,  or simply the Gita is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit which is part of the Mahabharat.  It is written in the way of a dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna which is essentially a dialogue between God and Man.  Krishna asks Arjun to do the…

The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr #BookReview

I had never read this author till I read the blurb in one of Penguin’s newsletters.  And the blurb pulled me right in.  I am grateful to Penguin who provided me a reader’s copy.   So, here is the blurb. Blurb I call her Bella because she is the dark side of me. Its’ Ella but…