A mish-mash of key turning points in Indian history put together under the guise of "A Brief History of India's Geography" Sanjeev Sanyal's book starts off with an interesting premise, mapping Indian history through it's unique geographical features. India is, perhaps, the only country which has a long coastline, high mountains, deep plateaus, & dry... Continue Reading →

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Heroines by Ira Mukhoty (2016)

A well researched account of known & unknown women in Indian history and mythology. Ira Mukhoty’s Heroines is a well researched book on lives of six prominent women in Indian history and mythology, women who have dared break away from shackles of patriarchy. She does a remarkable job in chronically the lives of these women... Continue Reading →

A Lust for Life by Irving Stone

A definitive biography on one of the most celebrated artists of all time. A Lust for Life is a beautifully written biography that brings alive the life of, perhaps, one of the greatest artist in history- Vincent Van Gogh. He traces the life of the artist from his early days as a priest at Borinage... Continue Reading →

Devlok by Devdutt Pattanaik

A very basic introduction to the vast and complex world of Hindu Mythology    The book is a compilation of subjects that featured on EPIC channel's tv show by the same name. It breaks down various stories, symbols and rituals that form the basis of Hindu culture. The selection of subjects is varied and broadly... Continue Reading →

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff (1982)

A simple and an enjoyable introduction to Taoism. Through the lens of Winnie the Pooh, author Benjamin Hoff, explains the basic tenets of Taoism in a very simplistic manner. Taoist teachings is about achieving harmony with life's circumstances, and this may change what is perceived as negative into something positive. In contrast to Confucianist, which... Continue Reading →

This quirky and bittersweet short story is one of the best out there. Recently, I decided to take this book along with me for an hour long commute. It's a short one, barely over a hundred pages, and perfect for a relaxed train ride. As I was re-reading it,I was surprised to find that even... Continue Reading →

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