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Invasion Syria,1941: Churchill and de Gaulle’s Forgotten War by Henri De Wailly, translated by William Land

At the height of World War II, while the Germans were setting their sights on Moscow, Free French, British and Australian forces launched an assault on the Vichy French army … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Adventures of The Soul by James Van Praagh; reviewed by Saran Lamba

I am one of those who at any given time has atleast 4 children and a dog making ruckus in my house, so needless to say I am a master … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Grandfather’s Letters by C. Anjalendran

Since the past few months, I have been yearning for the lost art of letter writing. There is a bunch of beautiful postcards in my drawer and I am saving … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wonderful Wildlife A to Z by Geetika Jain and Bittu Sahgal

 It’s a Jungle out there… And you definitely need to know the A to Z of the mighty jungle. Wonderful Wildlife A to Z by Geetika Jain and Bittu Sahgal … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Right to Passage, Travels Through India, Pakistan and Iran by Zeeshan Khan

Sometimes I stumble upon a book that charms me beyond measure. It may have been written really well, or the subject matter is dear to me and I wish I … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

India’s Broken Tryst by Talveen Singh

“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At … Continue reading

June 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

The International Man Booker Award Winner for 2016 is one of the most bizarre books I have read in recent times. Dark, unrelenting, heartbreaking and unputdownable. I read it in … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

In Search of Shiva by Haroon Khalid

The history of the Indian subcontinent is extensive in both time and breadth; it spans several thousand years and involves an abundance of diverse religious and cultural influences. Across the … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

An Interview with Anita Anand, author of Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

Anita Anand has been a radio and television journalist for almost twenty years. She is the presenter of ‘Any Answers’, the political phone-in on BBC Radio 4. She was a … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

….Investigating my discovery of the language, I think I have investigated myself. The verb sondare means ‘to explore, to examine’…….A well aimed verb that perfectly explains my project…..  In altre … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment