Travel and Places

Indians At Herod's Gate A Jerusalem Tale by Navtej Sarna

Indians At Herod’s Gate: A Jerusalem Tale | Navtej Sarna | Book Review

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 office of the Indian ambassador to Israel. Sarna, in this non-fiction book, writes about the Indian Hospice located in the …

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Korma, Kheer & Kismet by Pamela Timms

Korma, Kheer & Kismet | Pamela Timms | Book Review

SUBJECT: 4/5 RELEVANCE: 3.5/5 RESEARCH: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 Old Delhi, or Purani Dilli as it is usually called by the residents of India’s capital city, is the walled city within the current Delhi. It was founded by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1639 and was then called Shahjahanabad. Home to the famous …

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Che in Paona Bazaar by Kishalay Bhattacharjee

Che in Paona Bazaar | Kishalay Bhattacharjee | Book Review

SUBJECT: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 RELEVANCE: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 They say that the beauty of India lies in its diversity and that diversity is what holds us together. A few days back, I chanced upon a foreign national who was an overly enthusiastic Bollywood fan and truly believed that no matter how different we …

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grand delusions a short biography of kolkata

Grand Delusions: A Short Biography Of Kolkata | Indrajit Hazra | Book Review

SUBJECT: 4/5 RESEARCH: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 RELEVANCE: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 I’ve been reviewing quite a few books recently where a city is in the foreground of the story; be it Jeet Thayil’s ‘Narcopolis’ in which the ugliness of Bombay is beautifully portrayed, be it Neamat Imam’s ‘The Black Coat’ which is a satire …

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True Grit

True Grit | Bear Grylls | Book Review

SUBJECT: 4/5 RESEARCH: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 “You can’t become a decent horseman until you fall off and get up again, a good number of times. There’s life in a nutshell.” The first thing that comes to my mind when I hear the word survival is ‘Bear Grylls’. He is a renowned survival …

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