Reviews

Book Review: He loves me not by Vrushali Telang

7 years ago Shaili Desai 2
He loves me not by Vrushali Telang is the story of Jimmy Cooper and Mehroo Nasarwanji, childhood friends (sweethearts doesn’t exactly seem to be the right word). I thought it was a chick lit and was looking forward to reading it as I was in the mood for one. However, it’s not really chick lit, Read More

Book Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

7 years ago Shaili Desai 3
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon is an interesting book. It caught my attention when I read somewhere about Shannon being the next J K Rowling. It also led me to interview her and she was kind enough to answer a few of my questions, in the middle of her graduation and the book release. Read More

Book Review: The Competent Authority by Shovon Chowdhury

7 years ago Shaili Desai 2
The current status of our chaotic country seems to be an extremely fitting time for this book to be written. With our country riddled by dishonest, utterly inept politicians, a failing bureaucracy, a police willing to act only at particular instances, a media perpetually high on steroids, shrewd spiritual leaders (better to call them businessmen, Read More

Readers Recommend #1

7 years ago Shaili Desai 3
Sometime last month, I put up a post on the facebook page (Yes, you need to go and ‘like‘ it otherwise you miss out on all the book related updates!) asking people for their recommendations. So here is the first ‘Readers Recommend’ post. Find below some of the books recommended by readers of this blog: 1. At Read More

Lady, you’re not a man !

7 years ago Shaili Desai 2
I finished reading ‘Lady, you’re not a man’ by Apurva Purohit, on a journey back from Mumbai. Image: Source I went to Mumbai as I was one of the 25 shortlisted persons for Bloomberg TV’s show ‘The Pitch’. The fact that I didn’t make it to the top ten meant that I did not have Read More

Book Review: Compass Box Killer by Piyush Jha

7 years ago Shaili Desai 6
Probably this was the wrong time to start this book. I shouldn’t probably have started Compass Box Killer by Piyush Jha right after finishing ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ by J K Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith. The book’s in the same genre of crime fiction but they are both so different. If it were to be made Read More

Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith/J K Rowling

7 years ago Shaili Desai 7
I was pretty excited to read this book, being a Harry Potter fan, although ‘Casual Vacancy’ didn’t really excite me. I couldn’t really control my excitement when I received The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (J K Rowling, if you didn’t know!) for review by Hachette India, quite unexpectedly (I was told it may not be available Read More

Book Review: Boomtown by Aditya Mukherjee

7 years ago Shaili Desai 1
The review of the newly released debut novel Boomtown by Aditya Mukherjee is finally here! I wanted to read this book for namely two themes that I am always interested in- food and entrepreneurship. About the author: Aditya Mukherjee is a recent graduate of IIM Bangalore and currently working as a strategy consultant in Delhi. Read More

Book Review: The Hit by David Baldacci

7 years ago Shaili Desai 4
BOOK TITLE: The Hit   Author: David Baldacci (Update: Participate in the giveaway to get this book for free !) About the author:  David Baldacci made a big splash on the literary scene with the publication of his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. A major motion picture adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director Read More

Book Review: The Mysterious Mr. Jacob by John Zubrzycki

7 years ago Shaili Desai 1
John Zubrzycki, an Australian journalist, gained some fame when he wrote ‘The Last Nizam‘, a book about Mukarram Jah, his rise and subsequent fall. While that book was based on the Nizams of Hyderabad, his book ‘The Mysterious Mr. Jacob’, published by Random House India, is about Alexander Malcolm Jacob, a controversial diamond merchant, and Read More