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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

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

My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew by Abigail Pogrebin

As an Indian I have had the privilege of observing various religions in my country and the rituals that the religious adhere to in their everyday lives. As a non-observant … Continue reading

July 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar by Phillip Barlag

According to Phillip Barlag, human nature doesn’t change all that much. People today, have the same “operating system” as those in Caesar’s day. The difference lies in the social context, … Continue reading

May 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dear Ijeawele, Or A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

” …It’s not enough to say you want to raise a daughter who can tell you anything; you have to give her the language to talk to you…” Chimamanda is … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cursed at Kedarnath and Other Stories by Deepta Roy Chakraverti

A woman in Delhi remembers the hell which surrounded her at an old sacred site in Kedarnath; A murdered courtesan from centuries ago appears in a mirror at a Jaipur … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

It’s The ‘Principal’ of It by Goolbai Gunasekara

  According to Mrs. Goolbai Gunasekara, “While the saying goes that teaching is a noble profession, it has always been one of the worst paid. Yet somehow, great men and … Continue reading

April 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Let’s Talk Books!

This April, we at The Good Book Corner, decided to feature interesting bits of conversation; conversations over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, in an elevator or … Continue reading

April 2, 2017 · Leave a comment
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