Dedicated to the only one who truly fathoms the meaning of love, Tell Tale Pug Tail and Everything Else is written for Grey’s 8-year-old pug “Nuts.” The book is a collection of 40 written pieces most of which are poems. It is highly interesting in its format for the pieces don’t follow a fixed form.
Empty Wallet has a pleasant story, however, the blurb did promise a lot but not much was achieved throughout the book. There was no insufficiency of drama but I couldn’t catch on the blurb’s promise of a corporate thriller. It felt more or less like a corporate drama I have heard or read earlier.
30+ Everything is a short read which mostly comprises of anecdotes, musings, rantings, funny tales and experiences that are born as a result of the author’s interaction with her surroundings. Expect a generous dose of worldly wisdom, general observations, philosophical musings and well-intentioned gyan.
In Investment Risk and Growth, notable financial author R.K. Mohapatra takes us through the nitty-gritty of investments and risks and tells us a lot about how to secure our financial future. The book uses a generous amount of illustrations, graphs and examples to drive home the concepts that it intends the reader to understand.
The Copenhagen Affair has something of everything – it has mystery, thrill, a sense of adventure, romance, illicit relationships, and a lot of drama. But what it essentially talks about are just two things – marriage and depression. The two are interrelated in the book but at the same time, they are not.
Sheroes is just a simple and honest attempt to decode Bollywood’s treatment of its leading ladies and in the process to appreciate some of the greatest female characters that we ever saw on the silver screen. Sheroes is a book not just for movie lovers but also for feminists.
Dissected by Naveen Kakkar takes us on a fun-filled roller coaster ride that is a medical college. It shatters our many pre-conceived notions about medical students and life at the campus. The book is a rather short read written with a generous dose of wit and humour.
Light and humorous at the beginning, An Indian Loser is the tale of Pichku and his friend Mustang who are soon to appear for the Uttar Pradesh Board Examination. What follows through is a story of friendship and mutual bonding that is commemorated by the very knowledge of their togetherness.
Divided into three parts and 24 chapters, Vivek Gumaste’s V.Q.E is the tale of an Indian physician in the United Kingdom of the 1980s. V.Q.E is the abbreviated version of Visa Qualifying Exam that is a rigorous and challenging test that foreign medical graduates had to pass to gain entry to practice medicine in the United States in the 1980s.
Stand-by Love is a light read and can be read in a single sitting at a go. What holds together the work is the strength of characterisation. The plot has an up-and-down frame of flow as things take several sudden and unpredictable turns. It is a light read and can be read in a single sitting at a go.
Tales of Her is all about celebrating womanhood and its characteristics, the perfection, the sense of keeping everyone happy and the bounded dutifulness that lies at the core of being a woman in the modern world. 10 women battle it out in 10 compelling stories of desire, betrayal, faith and above all, the search for a perfection that is a never-ending quest.
Reading Don’t Let the Kitten Drive the Car! was an invigorating experience for me. It is a book that tells us the story of a young girl and her cat. It is a modest story with a minimalistic plot, pleasing characters and a simple language. While reading this book, expect a lot of insights into the world of visually impaired people and into the world of cats.