Origin by Dan Brown

The latest by Dan Brown in his Robert Langdon series Origin has been long time in coming from the time the publishers announced the pre-booking in January. This book like all others in the series follow the similar pattern - Robert Langdon finds himself in a tight place being almost accused of a murder and…

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Of Reading

I am a firm believer of Francis Bacon's analysis on Studies : "Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly." I read almost everything under the sky - fiction, non-fiction, I have dipped my feet in Indology, I have dabbled with biographies and autobiographies as well…

Daughter to Dictator

You can either love her or hate her, but you cannot ignore her - so true for the only woman Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. The new biography on her, written by Sagarika Ghose was released today - I had first read about the book sometime last year and have been wanting to read when…

Timeless reading

It is an annual ritual - the trigger usually is the movie which leads me back to the book! I have read Pride & Prejudice atleast hundred times, and every time I pick it up again it reads like new. Over last few years, I have read it on Kindle or iBooks app, but this…

Guha decodes Gandhi

To many of us common man, whatever we know about Gandhi comes from what we read in school or what we saw in Richard Attenborough's film on Gandhi. And we leave it to historians and scholars to weave their way through the realms of biographies and writings on and by Gandhi, and present us with…