Expect a book that is a travelogue about the world’s most remote continent – Antarctica. Expect a book that gives you an idea of what Antarctica is really like? how to get there? how much does it really cost? how perilous the journey is? what kind of precautions does one need to take? etc.
The Kumbh Travelogue is basically a book that talks about the author’s travels to the holy celebrations of the Ardh Kumbh. The book takes us to the holy city of Prayagraj and lets us experience its distinct flavour and vibe through the author’s own experiences.
Travelthon Tales takes you from the Taliban stronghold of Afghanistan to the spiritual valleys of Uttarakhand, from the desolate cemeteries of Ukraine to the dense jungles of Bandhavgarh. It is a collection of tales, both fiction and nonfiction.
It Was a Happy Trusting World, Then is a book by Vilas Kale which talks about a hitchhiking trip that he took, along with his two cousins, in the year 1971 to the Middle East and Europe. Planned on an impulse and carried out despite extreme budgetary limitations, the trip proved to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for this Indian trio.
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.
SUBJECT: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 People know me as a book lover. After all, that is the reason I have a book review website and a YouTube Channel for books. But books… [Continue Reading]
STORIES: 3.5/5 THEME: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 Ever since the travel bug bit me back in the early months of 2015, I have always found myself getting attracted to books… [Continue Reading]
WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 SUBJECT: 4/5 CANDIDNESS: 4.5/5 RELEVANCE: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 “Eat Pray Love” is so popular that it is almost impossible to not read it. Having felt ashamed many times on my not… [Continue Reading]
SUBJECT: 3.5/5 THEME: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 RELEVANCE: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 Sudha Murty does not need introductions. After years of hard work, she has successfully established herself as a force to be reckoned with…. [Continue Reading]
SUBJECT: 4/5 RESEARCH: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 Life in a red light district is never an easy one, even for somebody who has come into its folds by choice. The book “Nobody… [Continue Reading]
SUBJECT: 4/5 RESEARCH: 2/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 One of the most prestigious publication houses in India, the Aleph Book Company has started a series of short biographies which cover the major cities… [Continue Reading]
SUBJECT: 3.5/5 RESEARCH: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 HISTORICAL RELEVANCE: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 Indians at Herod’s Gate: A Jerusalem Tale is the chef-d’oeuvre work from the Indian author-columnist Navtej Sarna who currently also holds the esteemed… [Continue Reading]