Book Review: A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

TITLE: A Place For Us AUTHOR: Fatima Farheen Mirza PAGES: 400 PUBLISHER: Hogarth ISBN: 978-1781090701 THE BLURB: A Place for Us catches an Indian Muslim family on the eve of the eldest daughter’s wedding. As Hadia’s marriage — one chosen of love, not tradition — gathers the family back together, her parents Rafiq and Layla…

Book Review: A RURAL MANIFESTO by Feroze Varun Gandhi

Rural economy, the forgotten food bowl, agriculture and all things needed. It covers all the aspects of agriculture, starting from the beginning and goes on the explain the different points like farming, water needs, cross culture, harvesting, the marketing, the money issues and mostly the fading sense of obligation every Indian needs to have. The…

Book Review: The Bagheera Chronicles by Rahul Balaji

TITLE: THE BAGHEERA CHRONICLES: THE TIGER KING AUTHOR: Rahul Balaji PAGES: 235 PUBLISHER: AARAHAN PUBLISHERS GENRE: Mythology/ Romance THE BLURB: “Your Majesty, the occurrence of true love is rare, and that is why it is so powerful.” An ancient curse forces the eighteen-year-old Rajput Prince Vanraj Sisodia to live the life of a Bagheera —…

Book Review: Zidd by Hetansh Desai

TITLE: Zidd AUTHOR: Hetansh Desai PUBLISHER: Half Baked Beans THE BLURB: Vihaan looked at the skies, took a deep breath and shouted, ‘I want to be on the hoarding outside Raina’s flat!’ Parth did not react right away. After a few minutes, he asked, ‘Sorry? What is that?’ ‘She said she doesn’t want to see…

Cover Reveal: The Bagheera Chronicles, Tiger King by Rahul Balaji

“Your Majesty, the occurrence of true love is rare, and that is why it is so powerful.” An ancient curse forces the eighteen-year-old Rajput Prince Vanraj Sisodia to live the life of a Bagheera — an infamous shape-shifter that transforms into a tiger under the full moon. His life of luxury is thrown off-course, and…

Book Review: Tides Don’t Cross by Simar Malhotra

TITLE: Tides Don’t Cross AUTHOR: Simar Malhotra PAGES: 256 PUBLISHER: Rupa ISBN: 978-9353047146 GENRE: Romance THE BLURB: Sparks fly immediately when Rukmani—fierce and assertive in the best and worst possible ways—meets the gentle Ayaan in the magical city Paris. Meanwhile, back in India, her reticent sister, Mrinalini struggles to cope with the void of a…

Book Review: To Naddiyaa by Kavya Sharma

TITLE: To Naddiyaa AUTHOR: Kavya Sharma PAGES: 186 PUBLISHER: StoryMirror Infotech Pvt. Ltd. GENRE: Love Letters THE BLURB: It isn’t very hard to fall madly in love with your own wife and even though Durjoy was deeply embedded to this reality and the one his father imposed on him since his childhood, Nadia was already…

Book Review: Daddykins by Kalpana Mohan

TITLE: Daddykins: A Memoir of My Father and I AUTHOR: Kalpana Mohan PAGES: 224 PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury India ISBN: 978-9385936517 GENRE: Non Fiction THE BLURB: When journalist Kalpana Mohan’s elderly father falls ill in Chennai, she is on the next flight over from California and the home she has shared with her husband for three decades….

Book Review: The Heartfulness Way: Heart-Based Meditations for Spiritual Transformation by Kamlesh D Patel and Joshua Pollock

PAGES TITLE: The Heartfulness Way: Heart-Based Meditations for Spiritual Transformation AUTHOR: Kamlesh D Patel and Joshua Pollock PAGES: 212 PUBLISHER: Westland ISBN: 978-9386850560 GENRE: Non Fiction THE BLURB: As we manoeuvre the many demands of relationships, career, property and health, we often sense a void, a feeling of alienation from our true selves. Is it…

Shall Not

I have this thought in the back of my mind this nagging, unnerving, pestering, badgering, bedeviling bug that doesn’t let me sleep through the night, this bug of what I wanna be and what I am gonna be and the crime to fit through this world of misfits in their own insecurities with their own…