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India 2020 by APJ Abdul Kalam and YS Rajan

Follow my blog with Bloglovin APJ Abdul Kalam undoubtedly lives in our hearts for his sheer simplicity and remarkable achievements. On this special day, 15th October marking his birthday, putting forth, ‘India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium’ written by APJ Abdul Kalam with Y.S.Rajan published in 1998. After APJ Abdul Kalam became India’s… Continue reading India 2020 by APJ Abdul Kalam and YS Rajan

Book Reviews · Non Fiction

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert: My Read

‘Eat Pray Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia’ was published in 2006, as a memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert. As journalist, the prowess in writing comes across proficiently increasing the readability factor. It is amazing how Elizabeth Gilbert manages to weave her spiritual journey with minimal anecdotes and characters in an… Continue reading Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert: My Read

Blogchatter A2Z 2019 · Blogging Challenges · Book Reviews · Fiction · Non Fiction

Still Alice by Lisa Genova: My Read

Still Alice is written by Lisa Genova published in 2007. The book was turned into a movie by the same title, released in 2014. Julianne Moore played the title character of Alice and won the award for Best Actress at the Oscar for her work in the movie. To give the premise, when Lisa Genova was a twenty-eight… Continue reading Still Alice by Lisa Genova: My Read

Blogchatter A2Z 2019 · Blogging Challenges · Book Reviews · Non Fiction

In An Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh: My Read

‘In An Antique Land’ by Amitav Ghosh was published in 1992. I read about ‘In An Antique Land’ as a reference to the travelogue/ wanderlust genre written by an Indian Author. And, it was intriguing for me to know the premise of it being exploring Egypt of the 12th century. The Wikipedia search on the book… Continue reading In An Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh: My Read

Blogchatter A2Z 2019 · Blogging Challenges · Book Reviews · Non Fiction

The Uses of Enchantment by Bruno Bettelheim: My Read

The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales written by Bruno Bettelheim was published in 1976. Bruno Bettelheim was a distinguished Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Education at the University of Chicago. For this book, Bettelheim won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977. Fairy Tales… Continue reading The Uses of Enchantment by Bruno Bettelheim: My Read

Book Reviews · Non Fiction

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

‘We Should All Be Feminists’ is a long essay, published as a book and adapted from the hugely popular Ted Talk by the same title delivered by the Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This book was published in 2014 while the Ted Talk was delivered in 2012. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi… Continue reading We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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A House Unlocked by Penelope Lively

‘A House Unlocked’ is an autobiographical account by Penelope Lively published in 2001. The author is well known for her book ‘Moon Tiger’, winner of the Booker Prize in 1987.  The book is Penelope Lively’s memoir but instead of tracing her life, it is her Grandparents’ house at Golsoncott in Somerset, Britain that reveals the… Continue reading A House Unlocked by Penelope Lively

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The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru

The Discovery of India’ written by Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, is a sojourn to the past of our country. This is one book that I had intended to read for so long, yet it never quite happened. The thickness of the book is somewhat intimidating running into 634 pages.   The book has… Continue reading The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru