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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

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

Revisiting the Classics- Agatha Christie’s Five Little Pigs

“You are making up your mind, are you not, whether I am a mere mounteback, or the man you need?” She smiled. She said: “Well, yes- something of that kind. … Continue reading

November 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Love, Africa by Jeffrey Gettleman

The biggest stories often start with a scrap of paper, a phone number and an obviously fake name…. From Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jeffrey Gettleman, comes a memoir spanning three … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

An Almond for a Parrot by Wray Delaney

…I was not brought up in a Christian way and wasn’t much impressed by all I heard. If God was the head of the family, I thought he was a … Continue reading

September 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Nobody Killed Her by Sabyn Javeri

  Most events in the sub-continent are replete with intrigue, and spin forth numerous conspiracy theories and whodunnits especially when  a political leader or a celebrity is murdered. Often it … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

This House of Clay and Water by Faiqa Mansab

It had all begun so well, just like how things ended in fairy tales… Faiqa Mansab’s award-winning thesis is the foundation on which This House of Clay and Water has … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Remnants of a Separation by Aanchal Malhotra

“Yes, there is nothing more precious than freedom. But freedom at the cost of others, what freedom was that?” How does one review a book that touches the very core … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · Leave a comment
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