Book Review- The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls


Jeanette Walls , a successful gossip columnist recounts her dysfunctional family life and childhood in this book . Her memory of her childhood is detailed and extensive .Typically as memoirs go , they are capable of evoking either a deep sense of respect /empathy or a sense of disappointment. When I finished reading this book … Continue reading Book Review- The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

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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 – 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

The Joys of Reading & Being Read to


My 3 year old loves books . Obviously he is too young to read on his own , but loves being read to . I have been reading to him since the time he was an infant . In fact , the first book that I read out to him was “A Suitable Boy”  by … Continue reading The Joys of Reading & Being Read to

Of Dragons ,of Witches & Wands & Magic all around


So , the Other day we (My son & I ) were watching this movie called Pete’s dragon . For those who haven’t seen the movie , its about this child who is in an unfortunate car accident with his parents & wanders into the forest before help arrives . In the woods , perchance … Continue reading Of Dragons ,of Witches & Wands & Magic all around

You’ll Live but I ‘ll Not


You 'll Live, but I will not;perhaps, The final turn is that. Oh, how strongly grabs us The secret plot of fate . They differently shot us : Each creature has its lot, Each has its order robust , A wolf is always shot . In freedom , wolves are grown, But deal with them … Continue reading You’ll Live but I ‘ll Not