The main reason that I will recommend The Land Of Flying Lamas is that it will acquaint you with the unexplored 90% of the Himalayas that only 10% of the tourists go to. A fact that Gaurav Punj has managed to drive is that 90% of the tourists going to the Himalayas go to only 10% of the places.
The magic of Giran lies in the varied themes that it explores. Most of the shayaris speak of the beauty of love, the pain of separation and abstract topics such as Uphaas (Mockery), Parchhayi (Shadow), Manzil (Goal), Andhere (Darkness), Sawera (Morning), Gham (Grief) etc.
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.
THEME: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 POETRY: 3.5/5 Let me start by stating that I am not a reader of poetry. I am not a consumer of words that present themselves in metaphors and sentences that… [Continue Reading]
SUBJECT: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 RELEVANCE: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 My Musings Though my college days are long over, I still recall how there was such a huge difference in the attitude of students when… [Continue Reading]
SUBJECT: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 2/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2/5 My Musings Ads with Adages is a very different and unique kind of book that came my view for review. I had consciously taken a decision to… [Continue Reading]
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]
Plot: 3.5/5 Writing Style: 4/5 Characters: 3.5/5 Climax: 4/5 Entertainment Quotient: 4/5 In this debut collection of 23 odd poems, Bani Marathe speculates unpretentiously about love, life and existence in simple vernacular English. It is… [Continue Reading]
SUBJECT: 4.5/5 RESEARCH: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 RELEVANCE: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 Some Musings In the words of the famous Bill Gates “If you are born poor, it’s not your mistake. But if you die… [Continue Reading]
SUBJECT: 4.5/5 RESEARCH: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 RELEVANCE: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 Amish “India’s literary popstar” Over the years Amish has emerged as one of India’s most popular writers in English. His books have sold… [Continue Reading]
SUBJECT: 4/5 RESEARCH: 4/5 RELEVANCE: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 A small intro In today’s world of extreme competition and busy lifestyles, there is hardly any time which goes without worry. Emotions, fears,… [Continue Reading]