Non Fiction

  • Indian author Pankaj Mishra wins $ 150,000 Yale literary prize 11-03-2014 07:24 AM

    Washington: Award-winning Indian author Pankaj Mishra is among eight writers from seven countries who have won a $ 1,50,000 Yale University prize each in recognition of their literary achievements. Essayist and novelist Mishra has been selected for the prestigious Windham Campbell Literature prize in the non-fiction category, Yale University said...
  • Aisle Be Damned will make you laugh out loud 23-12-2013 06:37 PM

    I have always believed that a person who travels a lot has always got tons of stories to tell and a person who has got strong observation skills and travels a lot can be good storyteller and Rishi Piparaiya proved me right there. I came across Aisle Be Damned by...
  • Delhi By Heart is an eye opener in many ways 12-11-2013 05:35 PM

    Having spent a good part of my life in Delhi/NCR, I still somehow feel that I do not know the city quite well. Every time someone asks me something about Delhi, Google comes to my rescue at times and I end up loathing myself for not knowing most of the...
  • Omair Ahmad's book about Bhutan is a valuable addition 29-10-2013 03:38 PM

    Bhutan, for me was just a neighboring country before I finished reading this book. I never really knew that there could be so much about a country that the world deserves to know. Bhutan as said in the blurb of the book as well is the most isolated country of...
  • 'India since 1947' meant for those who have genuine concern for India 14-10-2013 04:20 PM

    India as a young and modern nation sets exemplary juxtaposition within its own existence. In certain areas, it appears living the systemic roles forthrightly mandated by its constitution-but in overall estimation, the expectations of common citizens are far to be fulfilled. There is a gap, there is sense of urgency...
  • Moving with The Shadow Lines

    Finding the Centre |  Anu Kumar
    You get to the library by left-turning one too many times. I learnt that the hard way for the car's unpredictable GPS always led me...

  • All entrepreneurs must read The Elephant Catchers 23-09-2013 06:01 PM

    To begin with, I am highly thankful to Subroto Bagchi for writing a book like this. I have already read this book thrice within a span of 2 weeks and planning to read it again and again. Simple language, effective & sensible solutions to problems and more importantly telling what...
  • A Matter of Rats offers you a fresh perspective 06-09-2013 06:05 PM

    When I started reading this book, I wasn't really sure about reaching its last page. I found it tad too slow and something, which was going over my head. Hence, I kept the book down, not once but twice. But something about this book was intriguing and one fine day,...
  • Fiction writing is more demanding: Amitava Kumar 22-07-2013 06:00 PM

    It is not only the past that lies in ruins in Patna, it is also the present. But that is not the only truth about the city that the author explores in this vivid, entertaining account of his hometown. We accompany him on journeys and memories through many Patnas, the...
  • Every entrepreneur should read Dhandha 01-07-2013 05:54 PM

    I like reading about entrepreneurs. There is so much to learn from their experiences. I have read all the books by Rashmi Bansal because they were about entrepreneurs and their first hand experience about setting up their businesses and I think I will end up reading all the books by...
  • Any story should come from your heart: author Shuchi Naum 14-06-2013 05:19 PM

    Bugsie, a 10-year-old bunny rabbit, packs his backpack and runs away from home, scared and unsure of his destination. He has inadvertently created a big trouble for his country Macadamia, a country specially created for small animals and has put a question mark on his father's reputation. While on the...
  • Classical arts are in danger due to lack of patronage: Tulsi Badrinath 13-06-2013 06:12 PM

    After acquiring a BA in English Literature from Stella Maris College, Madras, Tulsi Badrinath graduated with an MBA from Ohio University, USA. Returning to India, she worked for four dreary years at Standard Chartered Bank before quitting her job to pursue her twin passions -- writing and dance. Her background...
  • Vikramajit Ram paints a beautiful sight through his words 11-06-2013 06:01 PM

    I am a sucker for travelogues. Though, I haven't read many books based on travel but I have read a lot of travelogues in the form of blogs, notes, tweets and team-bhp is one website where you find ample stories about people's travel experiences, their learning and you see different...
  • Smart Phones Dumb People? is a nice, breezy read 11-06-2013 05:54 PM

    Parthajeet Sarma's debut book, Smart Phones, Dumb People? has an interesting title for sure and I somehow agree with it. Phones are getting smarter by the day and people; well I would like to reserve my comments on that. The book's blurb was interesting and I thought I should give...
  • If you are paranoid about English, English Bites is the book for you 30-05-2013 03:21 PM

    English used to give me nightmares at some point of time in my life. So much that I couldn't interact with my classmates and teachers when I was admitted to a new school because of the rule that if you speak in Hindi, you will have to pay a fine...
  • Legacy is a book that forces you to introspect 01-05-2013 08:46 PM

    The relationship between a parent and a child cannot be explained in words. It is much more than that. A parent is a child's first friend, teacher, guide and motivator. At times, we think that the upbringing of children of rich and successful people is far different from that of...