Monday, February 24, 2014

Book Review: Boats on Land by Janice Pariat


Introduction

·         ISBN – 9788184003390

·         Genre: Fiction

·         Publishers: Random House

·         Price: Rs. 399/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)

Boats on Land is a unique way of looking at India’s northeast and its people against a larger historical canvas the early days of the British Raj, the World Wars, conversions to Christianity, and the missionaries. Boats on Land quietly captures our fragile and awkward place in the world.
 
Behind The book

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This is a world where the everyday is infused with the folkloric and supernatural. Here, a girl dreams of being a firebird. An artist watches souls turn into trees. A man shape-shifts into a tiger. Another is bewitched by water fairies. Political struggles and social unrest interweave with fireside tales and age-old superstitions.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Book Review: Fit to Fight by Vesna Jacob

Introduction

·         ISBN – 9788184004496

·         Genre: Self Help

·         Publishers: Random House Publishers

·         Price: Rs. 224/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
A practical, useful guide on self-defense for women. Crimes against women have increased by 7.1 percent in the last three years. Child rape cases have increased 336 percent in and in the last 10 years. Crimes against women are increasing day by day and it can happen to you tomorrow. There is a spine-chilling rape or molestation case in the news almost every day and many more that we don’t get to hear about but not much seems to have changed about this scenario. So what can you do to prepare and protect yourself? As a woman in today’s unsafe world, you can empower yourself, be alert, get fit, learn self defense techniques, equip yourself with vital information, anything little thing that can get you out of a dangerous situation and save your life.

Vesna Jacob’s Fit to Fight is a timely book that is packed with real life survivor stories, life-saving information, and vital tips that every woman must know. So what are you waiting for, get fit to fight.
Behind The book
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The Complete Manual On Self- Defense For Women

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Book Review: Lights Out – A true story of a man’s descent into blindness by L Subramani


Introduction

·         ISBN – 9788184003512

·         Genre: Non Fiction

·         Publishers: Ebury Press / Random House

·         Price: Rs. 299/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)

Imagine the world around you slowly blinking out, your familiar world disappearing into darkness till you begin to doubt not only the world’s existence but your own as well. In this terrifying blindness can you find the light?

This is L. Subramani’s inspiring story of triumph.

He suffers from Retinis Pigmentosa, a condition causing gradual and incurable blindness, which affects one in three hundred Indians. Lights Out shows with painful clarity the debilitating process of going blind and the agonisingly bewildering effect it had on him. In this unfamiliar and disconcerting situation he battles his disability to strive for normalcy, till he transforms his most crippling weakness into his greatest source of strength.

 

Behind The book

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Behind the Book: Shuchi Kalra

 

Today @Behind The Book we have Ms. Shuchi Singh Kalra, author of the latest rom-com Done with Men which releases today :
 
She is a freelance writer and editor with works published in several Indian and international publications. She also owns a small writing firm that goes by the name of Pixie Dust Writing Studio and blogs at www.indianfreelancewriters.com. Having recently started dabbling in fiction a few of her short stories have found a place in anthologies like Love Across Borders and New Asian Writing’s yet-to-be-named collection that is slated for a mid 2014 release.
The blurb of her book reads like this:
Travel journo, Kairavi Krishna (Kay) has had it with men. After a series of disasters (losers, philanderers, leeches, mama's boys and possessive psychos), she is all too tempted to walk out on the prospect of ever finding love. Accompanied by her best friend and flat-mate Baani, she sets off for Goa, hoping to get away from her miserable love life and vowing to stay clear of the male species. 
Goa however, has a host of surprises in store for her. Ricky, her pesky ex-boyfriend, is busy painting the town red with his hot new girlfriend. Now what is poor Kay to do, other than overdose on vodka, smoke pot, get an outrageous tattoo and fall off the hotel balcony? She wakes up in the hospital to the tender ministrations of Dr.Vivian D'Mello--young, suave and handsome as hell. Will Kay stick to her guns or will she fall for his ridiculously sexy charms? And what's up with the mixed signals he's giving out? 
You can also check out its trailer HERE

Monday, February 10, 2014

Rendevous with Literature

And the Delhi Lit Fest finally comes to an end after 3 days full of fun, excitement and of course wonderful sessions with the who's who of the literary world.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Books Books Books......

Today marks the beginning of Delhi Literature Festival - a festival dedicated to the love of writing, reading and ofcourse both together bringing the best of the worlds together to give one a time of life!

 

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Book Review: The Crossover Year by Bhargavi Balachandran


Introduction

·         ISBN – 9788180460883

·         Genre: Fiction

·         Publishers: Alchemy Publishers

·         Price: Rs. 150/-

"Meet Sri Anuprabha, aka Anu, a twenty-nine year-old banker who is terrified of entering her thirties. She dreams of quitting her job at the bank, sporting yoga pants and traipsing around the world. Her world turns upside down when things go awry and she is faced with the prospect of spending her days watching Tamil serials. She comes up with a five-point plan for reclaiming her life back before she hits the big 30.

 
But things are never as simple as drawing up a flowchart in real life, are they? Especially with a ghastly recession rearing its ugly head. Anu bumbles through the corridors of domesticity and travels on a fun-filled roller coaster ride in a bid to discover her passion in life. Along the way, she meets new people, experiences crazy things and learns some hard lessons in marriage, friendship, parenting and life."

 Behind The book

 
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