The Secret of the Red Crystals not only gives a good introduction on the wonder protein called Lactoferrin but also tells us a lot about various other scientists and their discoveries like Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen and his X-Ray, Maire Curie and her discovery of radium.
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 from the book, but this was probably the best. I am a huge fan of memoirs written in an easy […]
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 like fiction. I had the pleasure of reading a book about one such true story and I am glad that […]
“Bijnis Woman” is a compilation of your basic, native, simple naani daadi stories! CONCEPT: 4/5THEME: 4/5WRITING STYLE: 4/5ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 “Bijnis Woman: Stories of Uttar Pradesh told by My Mausis, Buas and Chachas” is an exquisite recollection of ordinary tales from rural and sub-urban Uttar Pradesh told with extraordinary gusto. Uttar Pradesh is my home. It […]
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 of Trevor’s work in comedy for about 2 years. I am a fan of his wit and humour. So, naturally, […]
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 fascinated with France and was looking forward to reading more about it. A lucky chance came my way when I […]
Roads to Mussoorie is a nostalgic collection of incidents and stories that Ruskin Bond delightfully recollects. 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 Mussoorie. The book starts with […]
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 spite of all the “fatwas” in her name and the “bounties” on her head, she continues to raise her voice […]
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 his life-altering career switch from English to medicine. His motives for doing so are deeply philosophical – to solve metaphysical […]
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 work in Paris. Personally, I feel the book couldn’t have had a better title than this. So before you start […]