Book Review- Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes by Betsy Woodman

9 years ago Shaili Desai 5
Writing a book review becomes enjoyable when reading the book has given one some pleasure and I have to say, writing this review is one of the easiest things I’ve done. Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes by Betsy Woodman is the story of Jana Laird, a woman with a mission to save Hamara Nagar, a town where Read More

No Reservations- Train Journeys in India

9 years ago Shaili Desai 1
Something that was waiting to be heard, somewhere in a corner of my laptop hard disk. After all, this blog need not always be about just books! ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————- NO RESERVATIONS Train journeys are boring, especially when travelling alone. More so, when you are travelling in an air conditioned coach. The windows are closed, with dark Read More

Book Review- Love, Peace and Happiness: What more can you want?

10 years ago Shaili Desai 2
Book Title: Love, Peace and Happiness: What more can you want? Author: Rituraj Verma “Stories surround us.” So starts the text on the back cover of the Book ‘Love, Peace and Happiness: What more can you want?’ And I thought it was just another one straight out of the league of books inspired by Chetan Bhagat Read More

What happens in my room !

10 years ago Shaili Desai 10
WHAT HAPPENS IN MY ROOM… There is a huge mountain of ice cream at one corner of the room. (No, it’s in boxes) No, there’s no chocolate, I don’t really like chocolate so much. I run around naked and there are crazy drunken orgies in my room regularly. BAZZINGA ! (As Sheldon Cooper would say, Read More

BC of the Day #7: Anonymous Hacktivists

10 years ago Shaili Desai 3
  “Beware the 9th of June, we take back what is ours” Anonymous     Already, some 500 people have agreed to participate in the non-violent protest against Internet curbs in Hyderabad. Support for protests in cities like Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata, is also gaining momentum. The numbers are increasing while I write this. Read More

BC of the Day #6: Sunny Leone and a Tale of two…

10 years ago Books And A Lot More 9
Top stories of today: Mamata sweeps urban Bengal, but loses Haldia (Yes, Mamtaji, Haldia is probably ‘Maoist’) Congress won’t field candidate against Mulayam’s bahu (One Dynasty against the other, no, how could that be?) US Strike kills Al Qaeda No. 2 (Yawn) Diggy mocks Gadkari for touching Ramdev Baba’s feet (Oh Diggy ! Don’t forget your own stupid feats Read More

BC of the Day #6: Sachin’s writing a book !

10 years ago Books And A Lot More 0
Sachin Tendulkar takes oath today as Rajya Sabha MP. I don’t think he will need any help writing this book. “I don’t believe in Heaven or anything. But I want to be the kind of person that qualifies for entry anyway.”  Nick Hornby, How to be Good What do you think? Leave a comment below Read More

BC of the Day #5: Anna Karo mat na !

10 years ago Books And A Lot More 0
So here’s the newest BC ! “”But that’s just the aim of civilization – to make everything a source of enjoyment.” Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenia So, Anna is going on a fast today, with Ramdev Baba of all people. I must say, I find it highly distasteful. I am still undecided if I support the Lokpal Read More

BC of the Day #4: Adventures of Shikhandi

10 years ago Books And A Lot More 0
So, today’s BC is based on the current controversy of the PM being called “Shikhandi” by Prashant Bhushan. This comes after charges have been levelled against him by Team Anna. You can read about it here and here. Original Cover: The Adventures of Suppandi from the Tinkle Digest Extra Remarks: Suppandi ? Or Shikhandi ? Read More

BC of the Day #3: The places you’ll go ! Poonam Pandey does it finally !

10 years ago Books And A Lot More 4
Yes, Poonam Pandey has finally stripped after threatening (yes, that’s the right word) to do so since India won the World Cup. Here’s the news article. Toh, ek BC of the Day, Poonam Pandey ke liye, toh bantaa hai, boss ! ‘Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.’ -Dr. Seuss I do not Read More