While the timeline of ‘ancient’ world isn’t clearly defined, the range generally referred to is 700 BCE to 500 AD. During this period, few books were written that were either travelogues i.e. first-hand accounts or compilation of experiences of other visitors.
With this list, we intend to bring to our readers 35 of the best Ruskin Bond Books. The Room on the Roof. The Blue Umbrella. The Night Train at Deoli and Other Stories. Delhi Is Not Far. A Flight of Pigeons. Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra. Angry River. Ruskin Bond Children’s Omnibus. Rusty the Boy from the Hills.
Nathuram Godse: The Hidden Untold Truth tells the story of Nathuram right from his birth, his growing up days, his association with Hindu Mahasabha and RSS, his relationship with Veer Savarkar, his growing resentment towards Gandhi and finally, his murder of Gandhi.
Anand Neelakantan’s “The Rise of Sivagami” is a prequel to the epic Indian movie “Bahubali: The Beginning”. PLOT: 4/5CHARACTERS: 5/5WRITING STYLE: 4/5CLIMAX: 4/5ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 Anand Neelakantan’s “The Rise of Sivagami” (Book 1) is a prequel to the epic Indian movie “Bahubali: The Beginning”. The film’s director S.S. Rajamouli, after reading “Asura: The Tale of […]
PLOT: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 CLIMAX: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 I have always believed our Hindu mythologies – Ramayana, Mahabharata, Shiva Purana and Vishnu Purana – to be more of history rather than mythology. I am a firm believer in the theory that our Gods were once humans who became Gods because of […]
PLOT: 3/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 CLIMAX: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 To us, these are just a few headlines that we read in the papers; then we yell about why people leave India for Gulf, empathise with their condition for a few minutes and then forget all about it until the next headline is […]
PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 April 29, 2014 – Man posts woman’s obscene photo on Facebook, jailed for 3 years. June 6, 2014 – Husband held for posting his wife’s video on a porn site. June 23, 2014 – Man arrested for posting offensive pictures on Facebook. July […]
PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 I deem mythologies to be superhero stories of the old times; stories in which the hero, a simple man, becomes the saviour and a God due to the adverse situations he is put in. India is blessed with a rich mythology, and a […]
PLOT: 3/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5 Spy thrillers are one of the best genres to read. If well-executed, they have all the elements that make a successful book – a solid and tense plot, formidable protagonists, noxious villains, gut-wrenching fight sequences and a shocking climax. Add a steamy love […]
SUBJECT: 5/5 RELEVANCE: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 There are many times when we crib about the things that inhibit our country’s growth – corruption, inflation, coalition governments, crawling bureaucracy, protracted judiciary, rising crime, etc. But we never do anything ourselves to take a positive step towards progress; we expect the government, our […]
[Updated on 26-April-2020] I’ve been trying to compile this list of Best Indian Authors in the English Language for a long time now. Every time I start, I get stuck up at zeroing in on the names. There are so many great writers and novelists from India and of Indian origin, in the English language, […]
SUBJECT: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 Though hockey is our national game, India is a country crazy about cricket. We can never have enough of it. Most of us don’t watch soccer or hockey or track games or athletics. Most of us haven’t even heard of baseball or ice-hockey or rugby. It is […]