Category Archives: Books

The Help by Kathryn Stockett: A Review

Ah, the joys of sinking your teeth into a novel you so love, you’re sorry when it comes to an end! The Help by Kathryn Stockett is surely one such –the kind which stays with you for a long time, … Continue reading

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Joseph Anton: A Review

I have not been a big fan of Salman Rushdie’s novels. I found Midnight’s Children rambling and tedious, though I managed to finish it, which is more than I can say about Shalimar the Clown. Rushdie’s fondness for long-winding plots, … Continue reading

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Blogadda Book Review–My Life, My Rules by Sonia Golani

My Life, My Rules by Sonia Golani is a collection of the stories of eighteen remarkable men and women who made a name for themselves in rather unusual and unconventional careers. It is a book in the same genre as … Continue reading

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Blogadda Book Review– The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi

I am still in two minds over this–did I or did I not like this book on the whole? I liked some parts, didn’t like some others, and they cancelled each other out–if you know what I mean! The good … Continue reading

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Burnt Shadows By Kamila Shamsie: A Review

I had often heard it said in the last couple of years that while Indian authors in English had made a name for themselves internationally and were widely read worldwide for quite some time now, Pakistani writers had of late … Continue reading

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Nine Lives by William Dalrymple–A Review

Nine Lives: In Search Of The Sacred In Modern India by William Dalrymple is an account of the lives of nine apparently ordinary persons of extraordinary religious persuasion. It is a  fascinating book–part travelogue, part spiritual quest–which gives the reader … Continue reading

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Young Readers

I remember the time when I first laid hands on a Famous Five  by Enid Blyton–I was probably in Class five–and I found them so fabulously entertaining that I couldn’t stop talking about it to anyone who was willing to … Continue reading

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