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

Giveaway: Blood Red Sari by Ashok Banker

7 years ago Shaili Desai 20
UPDATE: The giveaway has ended. Here’s the post declaring the winner. It’s time for another giveaway ! This time, a NEW copy of the book Blood Red Sari by Ashok Banker is up for grabs ! Harper Collins India had kindly agreed to provide a copy to a lucky winner on this blog. 🙂 Blood Red Read More

Debut Author Interview #1: Aditya Mukherjee and Boomtown

7 years ago Shaili Desai 3
This blog was started out of a deep love for books and reading, at a time when I was frustrated with a meaningless internship and lot of free time. Slowly, the website’s growing, as I try to balance this with my day job in Delhi, one which I happen to like as well. My ultimate Read More

Blood Red Sari by Ashok Banker

7 years ago Shaili Desai 1
(Update: Giveaway of this book is currently being hosted on this website. Do check it out here.) iam redit et (Translation: Now returns Justice) -Virgil This is how the book Blood Red Sari by Ashok Banker starts, being the first in the Kali Rising series. What follows is a power packed story of tremendously courageous Read More

Book Nook #1: Spell & Bound Bookshop & Cafe, New Delhi

7 years ago Shaili Desai 9
“In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro.” (Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.) There are always places that make you feel comfortable and cozy, enough to encourage a person to read and quietly reflect upon myriad things in life. On Read More

Book Giveaway: The Hit by David Baldacci

7 years ago Shaili Desai 6
You may have read my review of ‘The Hit’ by David Baldacci. I am giving away the copy that I received from Pan Macmillan India. No courier/postal charges or any other costs. 🙂 You could be the lucky winner of the Book Giveaway if you fill the rafflecopter form below. This is open for residents of India 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

Friday Finds (June 21)

7 years ago Shaili Desai 4
So, it’s been a chilled out week, as compared to the last few ones, although I have had to get to work quite early. But…that has meant that my work gets over early too. However, my travelling time in the Metro has reduced as I am touring markets close to where I stay this week. 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

Book Review: Tantra by Adi

7 years ago Shaili Desai 4
You could say that Tantra by Adi falls in the ‘Chetan Bhagat’ genre. I generally try to avoid the ‘Chetan Bhagat’ genre of Indian Fiction. You may not believe it, but there’s usually at least one person in the Delhi Metro who’s reading a Chetan Bhagat book. Everyday. We may criticize him all we want, Read More