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.
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.
Blogging for Gold is a book meant for bloggers. This book will be appreciated by anyone who runs a blog or anybody who aspires to be a blogger. Anuj Tikku writes in an easy breezy manner while covering a wide variety of topics on blogging. The book very aptly covers the “A to Z of Blogging”.
Being Reshma possesses all the qualities of a good memoir – strong content, an honest voice, simple & unpretentious language and a deep social message. It has the power to bring about a change and if nothing, it will go a great deal in spreading awareness about acid attacks and what can be done to prevent them and help the existing survivors.
A White Trail is a book that should be read by everyone who believes in equality and the right to freedom of religion. It should be read by everyone to understand how Pakistan really treats its minorities. The author uses simple and easy to understand language. He relies a lot on first-hand data through oral interviews.
A diverse range of poems together form the book called Trials and Tribulations and it is rightfully titled because the poet Dr. Prajwal Kumar tries to convey the personal struggles and experiences that Life presents in front of every individual. It was fascinating to glimpse into the poet’s perception and view the World through his eyes.
Unlike many other poetry books that I read, If I am Born Again Lord Please does not include a lot of poems. It does have a couple of them but all the poems in this collection are connected. What makes this book stand out from other poetry books is that in this book, the poet uses 7 different poems (and a few illustrations) to tell us a story.
I Wish I Could Rewind is a collection of 31 poems which cover a wide variety of topics, subjects, themes, and emotions. To give you a little idea, there is a poem on section 377 of the IPC and there is also a poem on betrayal in love. A reader will come across poems that cover a wide variety of subjects.
Buddhist Banker is an easy-breezy read which doesn’t have much to boast of. But even then, what it lacks in terms of the storyline, plot, characters, climax and writing style is compensated by the simple life-lessons that it teaches its readers. Expect a simple story that will introduce to the many dilemmas that face the modern generation.
The 2002 book A Corner of a Foreign Field by prominent Indian historian Ramachandra Guha is likely categorized as a “sports novel.” It is, after all, an extensive look back at the sport of cricket, arguably the most popular sport in the country. It is an illuminating look at Indian history, a juxtaposition of a country and a sport.
Tackling the age-long battle of the science vs. the arts and many other related concepts, Fluid succeeds at answering questions we didn’t even know we had. The book starts with the concept of a left and right brain and the distinction that it creates within humanity. Fluid is an experience everyone should experience.
Page 6 and Beyond can be loosely explained as a series of humorous stories that the author serves to her readers as a mirror to her life in America. Combined with her wit and charm, and an applause-worthy attention to detail, Hureen Gandhi manages to create extraordinary stories out of the most ordinary of things.