Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom | Book Review

I came to ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ by Mitch Albom when I was searching for a book with deeper philosophical connotations. This autobiographical book based on Mitch Albom’s visits to his terminally ill Professor has been popular in the self-help genre since its publication in 1997. But I was yet to read! On the cover, just … Continue reading Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom | Book Review

Five Takeaways from Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles

I wonder why it took me four long years to reach ‘Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life’ by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles. The book happened to me amidst the Covid-19 times, and instead of the paperback, I had the audiobook. My first ever audiobook experience! When I started listening to … Continue reading Five Takeaways from Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles

Irrationally Passionate: My Turnaround from Rebel to Entrepreneur by Jason Kothari – Book Review

‘Irrationally Passionate’ is a young, successful entrepreneur’s story of making it big, treading an unconventional path. This entrepreneur is Jason Kothari, with an impressive resume to make you delve right into the book. One look at the cover and you realize this isn’t going to be a philosophical sermon on entrepreneurship or how to become … Continue reading Irrationally Passionate: My Turnaround from Rebel to Entrepreneur by Jason Kothari – Book Review

India 2020 by APJ Abdul Kalam and YS Rajan: Book Review

15th October marks the birth anniversary of Shri APJ Abdul Kalam, the most loved President of India. He lives in our hearts with his simplicity and remarkable achievements. ‘India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium’ was written by APJ Abdul Kalam with Y.S.Rajan and published in 1998. After APJ Abdul Kalam became India’s President, … Continue reading India 2020 by APJ Abdul Kalam and YS Rajan: Book Review

My Gita by Devdutt Pattanaik: Book Review

Devdutt Pattanaik has emerged as one of the most prominent orators and writers of our times on Indian mythology. Mythology in India was largely catered to us via television through the 1990s. Of course, we always had our temple visits and ritualistic celebrations. But, Sanskrit stood as a barrier between us and the scriptures read … Continue reading My Gita by Devdutt Pattanaik: Book Review

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert | Book Review

‘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 a 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 … Continue reading Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert | Book Review

Still Alice by Lisa Genova: The book, the movie and Alzheimer’s up close

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: The book, the movie and Alzheimer’s up close

In An Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh | Book Review

‘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. It was intriguing to know the premise of this book being exploring Egypt of the 12th century. A Wikipedia search on this book landed me … Continue reading In An Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh | Book Review

The Uses of Enchantment by Bruno Bettelheim: Book Review

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: Book Review

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Book Summary

‘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. It was published in the book form in 2014 based on the Ted Talk delivered in 2012. We Should All Be Feminists … Continue reading We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Book Summary

A House Unlocked by Penelope Lively: Book Review

‘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.  ‘A House Unlocked’ is Penelope Lively’s memoir but instead of tracing her life, it is her Grandparents’ house at Golsoncott in Somerset, Britain. This house … Continue reading A House Unlocked by Penelope Lively: Book Review

The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru: Book Summary and Analysis

'The Discovery of India’ written by Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, is a sojourn to India's past. I had intended to read this book since long, yet it never quite happened. The length of the book was somewhat intimidating running into 634 pages.   The book has two forewords - one by Indira Gandhi, … Continue reading The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru: Book Summary and Analysis