Reading material for May

Reading material for May Reading books can be a great way to unwind, educate yourself, and discover new worlds. There are many choices whether you’re looking for fiction, non-fiction, self-help, or any other category. Here are some recommendations for novels you might want to think about reading in May: Faf Throght Fire by Faf Du […]

Book Review – Droupadi Murmu: From Tribal Hinterlands to Raisina Hill by Kasturi Ray

Title: Droupadi Murmu: From Tribal Hinterlands to Raisina Hill Author: Kasturi RayPages: 256Publisher: Rupa Publications India Buy now ‘Johar!’ began President Droupadi Murmu’s first presidential address. That word, a tribal greeting, marked a milestone in the history of the nation and a new direction in its politics. Droupadi Murmu: From Tribal Hinterlands to Raisina Hills […]

Book Review – The Essential U. R. Ananthamurthy by N. Manu Chakravarthy & Chandan Gowda

Title: The Essential U. R. AnanthamurthyAuthor: N. Manu Chakravarthy & Chandan Gowda Pages: 312Publisher: Aleph Book Company Buy now U. R. Ananthamurthy (1932–2014), writer, teacher, literary critic, and public intellectual, was born in Shivamogga district in Karnataka. In 1965, his debut novel, Samskara, took the literary world by storm with its unflinching portrayal of the […]

Book Review: Dear Manusha by Anupama Ravindran Menon

Title: Dear Manusha: Yours Truly, Now And ForeverAuthor: Anupama Ravindran MenonPages: 104Publisher: Notion PressBuy now “Love is a beautiful feeling – a feeling that certainly cannot be described in words! However, even in this journey of love, one has to take several tests. Moreover, only when one passes the various tests, which occur in a […]

Book Review ‘Bollywood, Box Office and Beyond’ by Lata Jha

Title: Bollywood, Box Office and BeyondAuthor: Lata Jha Pages: 248Publisher: Rupa & Co First Edition Buy now Recently, Lata Jha, a film journalist, released her first book, titled “Bollywood, Box Office and Beyond.” Jha chronicles the hardships and inner workings of India’s entertainment industry in her book. Bollywood is one of the biggest entertainment worlds […]

Book Review – ‘Pyre’ by Perumal Murugan

Title: PyreAuthor: Perumal Murugan Pages: 216Publisher: Penguin Hamish Hamilton Buy now The English version of Perumal Murugan’s “Pyre” was afterwards translated by Aniruddhan Vasudevan from the original Tamil. The book has been included on the renowned list of longlisted books for the International Booker Prize 2023, making it the first Tamil novel to do so. […]

Book Review – ‘A Resurgent Northeast: Narratives of Change’ by an Indian Administrative Service Officer Ashish Kundra

Title: A Resurgent Northeast: Narratives of ChangeAuthor: Ashish KundraPages: 236Publisher: HarperCollins IndiaBuy now: Ashish Kundra, an IAS official, spent eight years working in the Northeast, which gave him the idea for his most recent book, “A Resurgent Northeast: Narratives of Change.” In this book, he talks about the people of the Northeast who are emerging from the shadows […]

Renowned Journalist / Author Vaidehi Taman Delivers Another Bestseller as “Vedanti- Ek Aghori Prem Katha”

Love in true sense does not have any definition or boundaries that would define a person’s feeling. Vaidehi Taman’s “Vedanti- Ek Aghori Prem Katha” is a gripping tale of unconventional love that is as much about emotions as it is about ego. Through the tale, the author explores love that is based on a solidified […]

The Kintsugi Moms by Dr. Haseena Chokkiyil

Title: “The Kintsugi Moms: Transformative Insights from a Healer’s Diary” Author: Dr. Haseena ChokkiyilPages: 236Publisher: Hay House Publishers IndiaBuy now: The circumstances of anyone’s life can make or break them in no time. But it is the right decisions and guidance that make the difference in transforming anyone’s life altogether. “The Kintsugi Moms: Transformative Insights […]

The Indian Metropolis by Feroze Varun Gandhi

Title: The Indian Metropolis: Deconstructing India’s Urban SpacesAuthor: Feroze Varun GandhiPages: 842Publisher: Rupa PublicationsBuy now About the book: A monumental work that shows how economic vitality can go hand-in-hand with creating vibrant cities offering a haven for cultural and intellectual expression.For most urban Indians, the past few years have been unsettling—we have seen neighbourhoods locked […]