Book Reviews

Jun 292016
 
There Are No Gods In North Korea - Book Review

Book Review of There Are No Gods In North Korea  by Anjaly Thomas I almost did not buy “There are no Gods in North Korea”  a travel novel by Anjaly Thomas. I mean who is interested in North Korea ?  I don’t see myself going to North Korea in near future but due to some quirky itchy finger I pressed the buy button on Amazon.in and bought the book. And boy am I glad or what ? Well, read on…… When I was reading the first chapter of “There are no Gods in North Korea” I almost did not [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 092015
 
Ramayana The Game of Life Shattered Dreams : Book Review

Book Review: Ramayana – The Game of Life Shattered Dreams The epics are called epics because they are epic in every sense. I don’t make any sense?  Right? Well what to do, I started this post to write a review of Ramayana- The Game of Life , Shattered Dreams book 2 by Shubha Vilas. But how do you review an epic you were raised  on, as lullabies by your doting granny? When you heard story of Rama as a toddler, read about him in Amar Chitra Katha, saw him in Ramleela in the neighborhood and later on TV.  So Ramayana [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 162014
 
Book Review: Warrior by Olivier Lafont

Mythological Thriller and a Sci Fi Journey: Warrior by Olivier Lafont Mythology is a very tricky subject that can ignite passions like nothing else especially in a country like India. Warrior the first novel by Olivier Lafont takes the mythological novel to the next level and keeps you in a world that makes you travel not just around India but to many dimensions that most of us never even have thought about. All this while the author handles the subject with clinical precision and poetic passion without falling in the grand canyon that divides faith and science and comes up with [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 252014
 
The Sales Room: Book Review

A Humours account of an IT Startup  :  The Sales Room Ok this post has nothing about travels except for the fantasy land escape it offers to you into the mind of 26-year-old Ramesh, a sales manager in a struggling IT project management company.  Now normally I would not worry about reading a book that is largely about the sexual fantasies of a 26-year-old single, ambitious,  and confused guy who cannot decide whether to pursue his dream of a US MBA or to continue to work for the company that is still a start-up even after 10 years. But [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

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Feb 042014
 
Book Review of: The Hunt For Kohinoor by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar

  The Hunt for Kohinoor by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar: Book Review Let us go on a clandestine journey to one of the most inhospitable terrain on earth  the lawless badlands of AFPAK border where law is defined by the guy whose finger is on the trigger of Kalashnikov, and there are more Kalashnikovs in this area than were ever made by the Soviets. Go figure.  Indian thriller writing is now coming of age and The Hunt for Kohinoor is fine examples of an unapologetic, thriller that is written with the  unadulterated aim of raising your hair and makes your [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]