Book Review- Book Thief by Markus Zusak


A masterpiece by Markus Zusak . A historical fiction written with such a lot of heart that its difficult to stay unmoved . I absolutely loved it . It’s not a book that should be read in a single night, though it can be . It’s to be read slowly, savoured to say . The … Continue reading Book Review- Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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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

Honeymoon Travels to Egypt


So for our honeymoon after much deliberation we finally figured on Egypt. I had wanted to go to Greece , but because it was winters we scrapped the plan . As an alternative N suggested that we go to Egypt . Egypt figured quite prominently on my To-Visit list and so I did not bat … Continue reading Honeymoon Travels to Egypt

Book Review-River of Smoke by Amitava Ghosh


River of Smoke ,the second novel in Amitava Ghosh’s historical trilogy makes for a very compelling read .The Sea of Poppies took you far inland in the Gangetic Plains where poppy was grown and processed and The River of Smoke takes you into the crowded waterways of Canton , China where opium was consumed . … Continue reading Book Review-River of Smoke by Amitava Ghosh