Siddharth Banerjee’s Top 5
Siddharth Banerjee is currently the Country Marketing Director for Unilever in Sri Lanka.
1) The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
2) The Guns of Navarone – Alistair MacLean
3) The Inimitable Jeeves – PG Wodehouse
4) City Of Djinns – William Dalrymple
5) Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
Apologies if you don’t find Rushdie, Dickens or Hemingway here – one does read them, but one necessarily does not go back there.
A book that made an impression
Hands down, it is PG Wodehouse and his books ! His madcap world of Jeeves and Psmith continue to delight inspire me with their scintillating wordplay, impeccable wit and impassive attitude to “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune”… what better life lessons tucked away in the pages of humour & satire.
More on Siddharth Banerjee
Siddharth’s 15 year career in international FMCG across India, Singapore, the UK now Sri Lanka have enabled him, his wife, Eika their two daughters, Oishee & Tavishee to enrich their lives with varied experiences across different cultures.
Artika Aurora Bakshi
Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror.
She co-manages thegoodbookcorner.com, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts.
She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance.
Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as, talkingcranes.com, sikhchic.com, sikhnet.com.
She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016.
An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members.
Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook.
Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults.
You can reach Artika at firstname.lastname@example.org .