Because the sun also rises, and for Hemingway

1 year ago Shaili Desai 1
The sun also rises by Ernest Hemingway is not one of his books that he is renowned for. Released in 1926, it received mixed reviews, although since then, it has often been hailed as Hemingway’s most meaningful work. Now, I have tried (and failed) to read this book thrice. However, I have an excuse for Read More

Book Review : Murder with Bengali Characteristics by Shovon Chowdhury

2 years ago Shaili Desai 1
Shovon Chowdhury’s Murder with Bengali Characteristics is a sequel to his book The Competent Authority (Book Review | Author Interview). Although a sequel to the book, it is a stand alone novel. While The Competent Authority was a purely satirical novel, Murder with Bengali Characteristics is part sci-fi, part satirical and part crime fiction. Image Read More

Book Review: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

2 years ago Shaili Desai 3
Book Covers Amazon listed Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee as their most pre-ordered book since Rowling’s final book in the Harry Potter series – The Deathly Hallows (2007) and I’m not surprised why. In fact I think it was one of the most anticipated books of 2015. So, naturally, the expectations from the book Read More

Book Review: Marriage Material by Sathnam Sanghera

2 years ago Shaili Desai 0
Book Cover In the beginning, I had absolutely no idea what this book was supposed to be about. By the end of it, the purpose wasn’t clear as crystal, but I did have a slight idea as to what the aim of the book was. The plot of Marriage Material by Sathnam Sanghera seems heavily Read More

When I just can’t stop spending money

2 years ago Shaili Desai 0
People say that Mumbai is a crazy place to live in. The traffic and the morning rush will kill you. The city is choking and dying slowly, bit by bit. Not to forget, it’s always smelly. However, my visits to Mumbai have always been refreshing. There are few places left where you can roam around, Read More

Books and a lot more in Kolkata

3 years ago Shaili Desai 1
Lot of things have changed in the last few months…I am coming out of my rut and learning some important truths, especially because of changes on the work front, among other things and not to forget, the presence of some people in my life who have helped me do so. It is time I took Read More

Never say never

3 years ago Shaili Desai 4
It’s been a tough time. I think I am having a mid-20s crisis, if there’s anything like that. Probably it’s caused by having too many expectations of what life should be. Sometimes I think the MICA hangover still continues. Or maybe there is no cure for one. Some of my batch mates would probably scoff Read More

Book Review: The Guardian Angels by Rohit Gore

4 years ago Shaili Desai 2
I finished reading The Guardian Angels by Rohit Gore last month, I do not quite know what I feel about this book, even after one week of having finished it. It’s like I can’t make up my mind about this one. However I shall try to put it all on paper (or cyber space). The Read More