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Book review - An Unsuitable Woman Shinie Antony
An Unsuitable Woman compiled by Shinie Antony is a collection of short stories, essays, poems exploring the lives of freethinking woman striving hard to find their place in a society where men decide their present and future. Coming from the pens of several renowned Indian authors the narratives are all marvellous, invoking a strong feeling in the heart of the reader—a mix of strength and fear, empathy and repulsion, calmness and anger.
Ravana Leela
Almost every Indian, particularly Hindu, is well-versed with Ramayana, the epic mythology involving Lord Rama, most popular of the Vishnu avatars, his consort Lady Sita and brother Laxman. Though, Ravana Leela has its roots within the epic Ramayana, this book tells the tale in a very different and refreshing way.
The Indigo Sun by Rupa Bhullar
Indigo Sun is about Maya, an NRI girl who returns to Rajasthan in search of her true self, and a purpose. On her journey she travels places and meet several people, finding herself joy in small events. The book has received nice ratings. The exploration of culture-rich Rajasthan was interesting. Excellent writing.
Book Review Pawan The Flying Accountant
I have to admit Pawan: The Flying Accountant is one of the best books I have from Indian authors recently. Not because it was great on writing elements, but because it was interesting and kept me hooked until I finished it. The book is about Pawan, a depressed, dejected and rejected fellow who happened to be an accountant, and has lost the will to live. Why else would he try to get himself killed, despite knowing he cannot be killed.
Moongphali
Moongphali is a great read for the kids. Refreshing stories with a heart-warming experience with the adventures. All quick reads suitable as bedtime stories for the kids. The kids are just going to love them all. Recommended for children up to 7-8 years of age.
Invisible Ties - Nadya A.R.
Invisible ties by Nadya A.R. is the story of Noor and her struggles in rediscovering herself. The book has received great ratings and reviews including some highly-encouraging words from renowned people. And, as soon as you turn a few pages you’ll understand why. The words are visible. The descriptions of the settings and people and everything else is so picturesque that you immediately drown in its magic.
Canvas of a mind
Set in the beautiful background of Kalimpong, Canvas of a mind, by Purba Chakraborty is a quick & decent read. Refreshing with engaging & interesting plot.
The Life of Hinduism
The Life of Hinduism is a collection of essays about Hinduism written and published by different authors from different social backgrounds, and nations. I would like to recommend the book to those who would like to learn more about Hinduism. Even those who are well-versed with the concepts of Hinduism may take something or other from the book eventually.
Listening For Well-Being
Listening For Well-Being is great book by Arun Maira, emphasizing on the true potential on listening to solve all sorts of problems. The language and style is simple, yet fun at times, and authoritative at other times. Pace is great as well. Researched well. Totally recommended!
my Hanuman Chalisa
Author: Devdutt Pattanaik Title: my Hanuman Chalisa ISBN: 9788129147950 Publisher: Rupa Publications India Genre: Non-fiction, Indian Mythology, Mythology, Religion Language: English Hanuman Chalisa is certainly the most common religious text/chant while Hanuman is one of the most popular Deity in Hinduism. Each one of us has heard the Hanuman Chalisa once and most of us remember at least a few chaupai...

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