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All She Had Left by Artika Aurora Bakshi

She knew the pigeons would be waiting for her, so she quickly rushed up the narrow staircase. She was already late and this annoyed her. Dilawar had still not returned … Continue reading

April 12, 2019 · 2 Comments

Tell Her Everything by Mirza Waheed; reviewed by TGBC guest reviewer

I was excited about Mirza Waheed’s ‘Tell her everything’. After all he wrote Book of Gold Leaves and The Collaborator – both of which were insanely brilliant. But Waheed’s latest … Continue reading

February 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Good Book Corner’s Recommended Reading

  ‘In this fascinating cultural history, Arup K Chatterjee charts the extraordinary journey of the Indian Railways, from the laying of the very first sleeper to the first post-Independence bogey. … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Free Hit by Suprita Das

Suprita Das, author Free Hit , ‘Free Hit dives deep into the lives of a spirited bunch of Indian women cricketers who fought hard for their right to play, overcame sponsorship … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai by Yasir Abbasi

About the book:   Peppered with heartfelt accounts and charming anecdotes, Urdu film magazines were in great favour with the public from the 1930s through the 1990s – a considerable … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

My Little Sikh Handbook by Artika Aurora Bakshi

Trying to explain religion, or the concept behind its rituals and what its prayers signify is a daunting task. So how do you write about a religion in these sticky … Continue reading

September 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Cartoon Lover’s Guide to Private Equity by David Toll

When I joined Buyouts Insider to report on private equity activity among institutional investors, I had absolutely no clue what carried interest, top quartile, clawback, capital calls and whatnot meant!! … Continue reading

September 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Preview The Pataala Prophecy:Son of Bhrigu by Christopher C. Doyle

Prologue September, 1799 Giza, Egypt Louis Alexandre Berthier looked around and shivered.But not because it was cold. It was their location. The night had not yet begun its retreat before … Continue reading

April 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Perils of Being Moderately Famous by Soha Ali Khan; reviewed by Amina Singh

At the book launch I was thoroughly enchanted by Soha ‘s candid speaking style .. she read excerpts and answered Barkha Dutt( who could have been avoided really!) rather frankly … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Revisiting the Classics- Agatha Christie’s Curtain:Poirot’s Last Case

Nothing is so sad, in my opinion, as the devastation wrought by age.                                    … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment
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