The Peshwa: War of the Deceivers

Tell me that a 400+ paged novel about politics, war and strategy will have me rooted to the spot for over 6 hours and I’d probably have laughed in your face. Well, I’d have done exactly that before having read The Peshwa: War of the Deceivers by Ram Sivasankaran. Set against the backdrop of theContinue reading “The Peshwa: War of the Deceivers”

Book Review — Legends Over Generations by Ashraf Haggag

Legends Over Generations is a nonfiction book that highlights the contributions of various global leaders in fields like art, literature, science, human rights, politics etc. Each chapter is dedicated towards bringing to light basic facts about the life, upbringing, education, career and legacy of these revolutionary personalities. I found this book to be extremely insightful. There’sContinue reading “Book Review — Legends Over Generations by Ashraf Haggag”

Let Art Speak For Itself

After the recurrent Padmavati (now Padmaavat) debacle, I was really intrigued to see what all the fuss was about. Why were entire communities dead against its release? And now, having seen the film, I am no closer to answering that question. For the life of me, I can’t fathom what the issue is. In a nutshell, forContinue reading “Let Art Speak For Itself”

Book Review — The Indian Spirit by Magandeep Singh

The Indian Spirit captures the historic events and societal nuances that led to Indians embracing spirits  and alcoholic drinks like rum, vodka, whisky, wine, beer etc. It digs deep into the origin tales, bringing out the long processes of evolution in our drinking culture, some of which we imbibed from foreign forces. Equipped with years ofContinue reading “Book Review — The Indian Spirit by Magandeep Singh”

Book Review — How to Sound Really Clever by Hubert van den Bergh

Thank you Bloomsbury India for sending me a copy of this book for review.  Hubert van den Bergh’s How to Sound Really Clever is a compilation of 600 odd words that we aren’t habituated to employ in our day to day usage, be it written or spoken language. Not only does the book incorporate pictorial representations ofContinue reading “Book Review — How to Sound Really Clever by Hubert van den Bergh”