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…]

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…]

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…]

Nov 202013
Amreekan Desi: Masters of America

Book Review of Amreekan Desi: Masters of America Let us go to FSU as FOBs with Amreekan Desi: Masters of America, the debut novel by Atulya Mahajan, who has penned some of his own experiences as a FOB (fresh off boat), student in Florida State University.The novel is a very simple story cum myth buster about a lot of rosy pictures that one may have about Amreeka or America. The books seems to target NRIs and wanna be geeks drenched in wet dreams about bikini clad blondes basking in autumn sun on beaches in US.  One such guy is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 112013
Let us spread some positive news and actions: SoCh

An Evening well spent: SoCh a breeze of positivism We are so used to hearing all kind of negative news, that anything good, positive is totally lost in the cacophony of negativity around us. But there are people around us who are actively and structurally working to make sure we do not forget that there is hope and love to be spread around us and there are people who are already doing it without anybody knowing much about it. Once such event I attended this Sunday was the 2nd session of SoCh, a very unique event that showcases the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 192013
Book Review of The Reckless Engineer

The Reckless Engineer – by poet and author Jac Wright I grew on a steady dose of Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Canon Doyle and am a sucker for “Who done it” kind of novels. So when Jac Wright, the Edgar nominated author approached me to read and review an advance copy of his soon to be published novel “The Reckless Engineer” I immediately agreed.  The icing on the cake was the story is set in beautiful Scottish and south English coast, which I want to visit ever since I first visited our friends Doug and Doreen outside of [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 062013
Book Giveaway by Jac Wright author of "The Reckless Engineer"

    Participate in the Jac Wright Book Give Away Dear Readers: I am lucky to be one of the few advance readers of a thriller by Jac Wright- ” The Reckless Engineer”. The book is set in the beautiful coastal area of Scotland -Summerset. While I go on my journey to read the book, Jac has kindly offered 10 giveaways for his book ” The Closet”. It’s a very simple give away no contest, nothing to buy, all you need to do is click this link here,  and take part. So simple. 10 lucky winners will be given [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 312013
A Vision of Angels- A Book Review

  A Book Review of A Vision Of Angels- Timothy Jay Smith Lets go to Jerusalem, one of the few cities that is as old as history itself.  Considered holy to the three Abrahamic religions, where angels, messengers and emperors have walked. Where faithful come from all parts of the world, where once Jesus and Prophet Mohammad have walked. Where emperors from both East and West have laid siege and destroyed the city so many times that every corner has a story to tell, each more painful than the last. We will visit Jerusalem with Timothy Jay Smith, the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 132013
Book Review of I Take This Train Too

A Book Review of – I Take This Train Too by Cyrus Daruwala My Dear Readers I am sure,   by now you know how much I love travelling by trains, and have written posts about not only travelling in trains but also steps to book train tickets in tatkal on IRCTC website.  But recently I discovered somebody who not only loves taking  train but  also writes about it. I discovered about the book “I Take This Train Too” on the crowd funding site Wishberry, where author Cyrus Daruwala was looking for funding for his book.  Needless to say I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 172013
Book Review of Business Sutra By Devdutt Pattanaik

A Book Review of  Business Sutra-Devdutt Pattanaik Now you may wonder why I am doing a book review of Business Sutra by Devdutt  Pattanaik  in desi Traveler, a travel blog.  Now since desi Traveler loves all things desi  and as I have spent my share of life energy chasing Luxmi  while being a corner room critter for US companies I thought I would be able to do some justice to this wonderful book. In Business Sutra Devdutt Pattanaik takes you on a mythological journey using symbols, stories and rituals to relate to how we look at doing business and [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]