• 'The Manager' is more about management than anything else April 7, 2014

    Football is the most loved sport across the world. The fans go absolutely crazy when their favourite teams or players are playing but there is much more to this sport than what it looks like. Football is an industry in itself and a unique one at that because it is...
  • 'Take Me Home' focuses on small town entrepreneurs who made it big April 7, 2014

    With all the big business houses shifting their focus on tier 2 and tier 3 cities of India these days, no one would have thought of the entrepreneurial revolution brewing in these small cities. And when you will read Rashmi Bansal's latest book 'Take Me Home', you would come to...
  • Lucid writing makes Jaspreet Singh's 'Helium' a riveting read April 7, 2014

    The year 1984 brings back a lot of memories to those who have survived through those tumultuous times. Pain, anguish, loss and many unfathomable instances that were the result of human behaviour at its extreme has been written in various forms. Jaspreet Singh's Helium is set up in 1984 and...
  • V Sanjay Kumar's 'Virgin Gingelly' is a well-crafted piece of work March 30, 2014

    A lot of books categorized under the literary fiction genre are not easy reads. In my opinion, they are not meant to be easy reads. A reader has got to be patient and must try and soak in what the author is trying to say through his words. Virgin Gingelly,...
  • Neamat Imam's 'The Black Coat' is an impressive debut March 30, 2014

    Bangladesh has an interesting history and we all know it. Their struggle for freedom is something that that the world had witnessed far and wide. Post independence, Bangladesh had to deal with what every country has to go through. Government is shaping itself up, people are migrating across the border...
  • Tisca Chopra's 'Acting Smart' is a guidebook for aspiring actors March 30, 2014

    I decided to read this book after attending Tisca Chopra's talk session at the World Book Fair - 2014. Tisca who has proved her mettle with her acting and unconventional roles that she has played in various movies and TV serials has now penned down a book, Acting Smart. In...
  • 'The Treasure Of Kafur' becomes unputdownable towards the end March 19, 2014

    Last year, I'd read Aroon Raman's The Shadow Throne. I remember finishing it in a single sitting. It was an impressive debut and the book was an instant bestseller, which I feel it truly deserved. I had added his name in my list of to-be-watched-out-for authors and I was very...
  • 'The Diary Of A Reluctant Feminist' is all about crisp writing March 19, 2014

    The review request came in for this book and the title looked intriguing. I mostly read this book while I was commuting to work. Though I didn't like it much with the way it began and the dislike stayed intact till I was halfway through this book. I thought it...
  • 'Be Careful What You Wish For' leaves you craving for Archer's next book March 18, 2014

    After a year long wait and pondering on various permutations and combinations about what will happen to the characters after finishing the third book (Best Kept Secret) in The Clifton Chronicles series, I laid my hands on 'Be Careful What You Wish For' as soon as it got released worldwide....
  • Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch' will stay with you for a long time March 7, 2014

    Some books take their own good time to get into your headspace and once it happens, you just cannot stop yourself from turning their pages and finish reading them. Same thing happened with The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt that has earned rave reviews worldwide and had me curious about this...
  • Rana Dasgupta's 'Capital' a brilliant take on 21st Century Delhi March 7, 2014

    Rana Dasgupta's Capital was making waves at the Jaipur Literary Festival this year. I couldn't attend any of his sessions there but the book caught my fantasy. It looked beautiful in a black & golden jacket, shining all the way. Then it was at a famous bookstore in Delhi, where...
  • 'Rearview, My Roadies Journey' is all things about Raghu and Roadies February 22, 2014

    Love him or hate him but if you are a TV addict, you certainly can't ignore him. Well, as cliched as it may sound but that's the truth. This man redefined the Indian television for youth by making a cult show that almost everyone knows about. Yes, I am talking...
  • Ramayana reloaded: 'The Exiled Prince', an intelligently written work February 22, 2014

    Mythology is something that I believe that we all are aware of. The knowledge with respect to a particular religion is sound or not varies from individual to individual depending on their interest in it. Ramayana is something that we all have grown up with. On TV or in our...
  • Farhad Dadyburjor's 'How I got lucky' is a fun and light read February 22, 2014

    Media and Journalism is a riotous industry, more so because of the stiff and exponentially increasing competition for the breaking news. Everyday there are tons of stories to be covered, some make headlines and others just go down in the archives but if you are reporting for the Bollywood, then...
  • 'The Mysterious Ailment of Rupi Baskey' is a stunning debut February 16, 2014

    There were two reasons behind picking this book. First is the cover of the book that looked appealing and radiated freshness and second is the publishing house that it came from. It is always good to read debut authors, more so when their writing throws a challenge towards you. Similar...