• How we choose what we do in college

    The Sharp Cheese |  Tanya Ghosh
    'So what do you want to be when you grow up?' I remember how I used to absolutely dread this question since it used ...

  • 'It's your move...' an engaging chick-lit May 18, 2012

    Based on today's world, where online dating is as common as cheese, both Aryan and Alisha luck out as Worddiva is a 28-year-old lawyer Alisha Menon and Wordfreak is a 25-year-old architect Aryan Chawla. By coincidence they both not only live in Mumbai but are also gorgeous and rich to...
  • 'Abandon' promises more than it delivers May 18, 2012

    Long-winded and just never getting to the point, while the book cover promises a fantastic mysterious and intriguing story, the actual narrative doesn't even come close to it. The protagonist - Pierce Oliviera describes how although she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, she can't help...
  • Ishaqzaade: Why Romeo-Juliet inspires filmmakers May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: When I was watching 'Ishaqzaade', the first thing that crossed my mind was 'Oh God, not another Romeo-Juliet story!' Why is it that centuries later Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet still sounds alluring to film-makers? Romeo and Juliet in a nutshell is the story of two young star-crossed lovers...
  • 'In the Sea there...' a frank, revealing memoir May 14, 2012

    "Facts are important. The story is important. It's what happens to you that changes your life, not where or who with." One night before putting him to bed, Enaiaitollah's mother tells him three things-don't use drugs, don't use weapons and don't cheat or steal. The next day, he finds his...
  • 'Evolution of Gods' raises a valid question May 11, 2012

    'Man could perceive some unseen, unheard, untouchable, non-aromatic divine power only after the evolution of his imagination.' Ajay Kansal in his latest book 'The Evolution of Gods' attempts to explain religious scriptures from the world over. He talks about how most religions claim that God has made man, although no...
  • 'Moslems are Coming' a smart, sassy, funny read May 9, 2012

    Smart, sassy and funny, 'The Moslems are Coming', is a well written book which emerged from Essa's award-winning blog on Thought Leader. An insightful take on global politics, he tackles race and religion, bigotry from anti-Semitism to opposition to blacks, gives a fresh perspective on the Israel-Palestine conflict and casts...
  • Read 'Inspector Singh' for its lovable protagonists May 9, 2012

    The story begins with an incident in the life of a Sikh family which is targeted after the assassination of Indira Gandhi. The narrative follows the wedding of Ashu, the daughter of the man who died due to Sikh violence and the granddaughter of influential Tara Singh, a famous industrialist....
  • 'My Days in Prison' a powerful yet disturbing read May 8, 2012

    In the year 1930 during in the Civil Disobedience Movement led by Mahatma Gandhi millions of Indians bought and publically set British goods on fire. Among them was the author of the book 'My Days in Prison', Urmila Shastri, who joined the movement as a volunteer for the Congress. She...
  • 'Dance of Death' deals with delusions of grandeur May 8, 2012

    'The Dance of Death' is a story about the trial of Daata Anand, a leader of a religious cult who is accused of murdering his followers. This trial has a peculiar effect on Kishen Das - a young law graduate who suffers from nightmares, which seem untreatable, and the Judge...
  • Vicky Donor revives Bengali-Punjabi culture clash April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: I spent the greater part of my life in Delhi, making Punjabi friends, eating thick butter chicken gravy and adjusting to foul-mouthed but good-natured ribbing that is the way of life in this city. So I was highly amused when I saw 'Vicky Donor' Ayushmann Khurana make sense...