The Mathematical Investigations of Dr. O and Arya by Arya Okten and Giray Okten

As a child, I remember being terrified of Mathematics. As I got promoted each year in school, the numbers got bigger and became even scarier. When I received the ARC of ‘The Mathematical Investigations of Dr. O and Arya’ from Prof Giray Okten, I was more than glad to review this book. ‘The Mathematical Investigations … Continue reading The Mathematical Investigations of Dr. O and Arya by Arya Okten and Giray Okten

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

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