The Hungry Tide by Amitava Ghosh


The Hungry tide by Amitava Ghosh is one of its kind book . With his beautifully evocative writing , the author manages to transport us wholly to the Sunderbans ..The Sunderbans with its mysterious islands , its unpredictable storms and cyclones ,with its plethora of flora and fauna ….The landscape is of a supreme importance … Continue reading The Hungry Tide by Amitava Ghosh

Book Review-Age of Innocence


Book Review- Age of Innocence Author-Edith Wharton Age of Innocence reminds me of Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro in many ways . Although this book was written almost a hundred year ago in 1920 , the themes touched in both the books are eerily similar .This is the 1921 Pulitzer winner for Fiction. … Continue reading Book Review-Age of Innocence

Book Review-Sea of Poppies


Book -Sea of Poppies Author-Amitava Ghosh I immensely enjoy Amitava Ghosh’s writings. Of the contemporary Indian authors who write in English , I rate him highly . And so ,I was really looking forward to reading the Sea of Poppies . This book is the first in the Ibis Trilogy . The story is set … Continue reading Book Review-Sea of Poppies

Book Review- Rose of Sarajevo by Ayse Kulin


Wars have always ripped asunder the lives of the common people .Most wars in history are an outcome of the wanton ambitions of a few , strange delusions of many  and the helplessness of the majority .The West remained a disinterested witness to the conflict of the Balkans ( the Kosovo Crisis , The Seige … Continue reading Book Review- Rose of Sarajevo by Ayse Kulin

Book Review -The Road to Character by David Brooks


I chanced upon this book while randomly browsing through an article in Forbes which listed the favorite books of certain Business leaders  . This one was on Indra Nooyi’s list  . What she said about the book was intriguing and that ‘s what compelled me to pick up this book It’s a very , very … Continue reading Book Review -The Road to Character by David Brooks

Book Review – Remains of the Day


Remains of the day , a beautifully written “English” book by Kazuo Ishiguro. Steeped in Old-world Britain, the book takes you back to the era of stiff-mannered butlers with very strict codes of what was acceptable and proper .The notions of acceptability and propriety are held aloft not only for the butlers but also for … Continue reading Book Review – Remains of the Day

Book Review – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee


After a very long time I read a book that affected me in such profound fashion . It’s a beautiful book . The subject is an engrossing tale of 4 generations of Korean immigrants in Japan . The title is an apt metaphor for the lives of the characters . The book is about how … Continue reading Book Review – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Book Review – A Hundred Little Flames by Preeti Shenoy


A delightful ,heartwarming , quick read .When I started reading this book , it seemed to be treading down the much clichéd storyline that the recent crop of Indian authors have been following . However , Preeti beautifully built up the storyline to capture the interest of the reader , which is a testimony to … Continue reading Book Review – A Hundred Little Flames by Preeti Shenoy