The best part of A Journey to Yonder is Nidhi’s unique usage of both poetry and prose in describing her life to the reader. She frequently shifts between the two, intelligently using them for maximum impact. I love how she is able to write such a passionately worded memoir in just under 150 pages.
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.
CANDIDNESS: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 My Musings The above line is the best and most profound statement that I read in this book. Don’t get me wrong, there are many other good things to take… [Continue Reading]
SUBJECT: 4.5/5 CANDIDNESS: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 An inspirational story It’s not every day that you came across an inspirational story; one which seems so incredible it almost feels… [Continue Reading]
CONCEPT: 4/5 THEME: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 Uttar Pradesh is my home. It runs in my blood and it lives in my memories and hence when Bijnis Woman came along for a… [Continue Reading]
SUBJECT: 3/5 RESEARCH: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 I remember reading Rashmi Bansal’s Poor Little Rich Slum and liking it a lot. If you are somebody who follows my Youtube channel and my… [Continue Reading]
SUBJECT: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CANDIDNESS: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 Trevor Noah is a stand-up comedian from South Africa who has been hosting Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, succeeding Jon Stewart. I have been aware… [Continue Reading]
SUBJECT: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 CANDIDNESS: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 It was a couple of months back that I discovered Craig Carlson’s Pancakes in Paris in my Netgalley account. After reading it I was quite… [Continue Reading]
CONCEPT: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 HUMOUR QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 “Roads to Mussoorie” is an ode by the famous author Ruskin Bond to his home for more than forty years – his dear city… [Continue Reading]
SUBJECT: 3.5/5 CANDIDNESS: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5 Taslima Nasreen is a household name in India. The Bangladeshi author has been always in news no matter what. She is a brave soul; in… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 5/5 CLIMAX: 5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 “When Breath Becomes Air”, a posthumously published memoir is divided into two halves – the first half chronicles Paul Kalanithi’s early life and… [Continue Reading]
SUBJECT: 3.5/5 CANDIDNESS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France. The subtitle says it all. This book is every man’s ticket to making the American Dream… [Continue Reading]