the good book corner

Manuscript help, book reviews and author interviews

The Good Book Corner Diaries- Angad Singh


Angad Singh is an internationally published defence journalist and aviation photographer. He is based in New Delhi, as assistant editor at the Vayu Aerospace and Defence Review.

1. Three books on my bedside: ‘The New Tsar’  by Steven Lee Myers, ‘The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade’ by Andrew Feinstein, and ‘A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India’ by Josy Joseph.

2. How important is reading to me: Very! I’ve always found reading fun, ever since I learned how. More recently, it’s become central to my professional life. The internet has been great, and there’s a lot of incredible research published online, along with some very high quality journalism (if you’re looking for it!) but in military research and journalism, books are still a very central part of the culture. On the other hand, this means that over the past couple of years, I’ve been reading less and less fiction!

3. How often do I read: Just about every day. Some days — particularly the long, tiring ones — see me come home and just watch a movie or TV show, or play a video game, but otherwise most of my evenings involve some amount of reading.

4. My favourite genre: It’s hard to say now, because what I read for work and pleasure intersect so much more — and I do enjoy non-fiction! In fiction, predictably, my tastes run toward military adventures, espionage and the like — Clancy, Ludlum, Forsyth, Higgins and co.

5. A book I would recommend: The Gameworld Trilogy by Samit Basu

6. My favourite snack/drink while reading: I’m big on tea in winter. In summer I go with anything cold, from beer to lemonade. I don’t usually eat anything while reading.

7. Favourite literary/book quote: This is going to be out of left field, but I love Shakespeare’s sonnets, with 141 being a particular favourite (“In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes, For they in thee a thousand errors note…”). I am always envious of folks who can nail down emotion on paper, and no one did it better than The Bard.



About artikaaurorabakshi

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, 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,,, 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 .

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