Maya Angelou by Maya
Maya Angelou…Well, who can write about this writer better than Maya herself? With seven autobiographies, she has surely given the world a glimpse about her life. Each autobiography offers the reader some personal insights about her life. And it’s indeed a bliss to turn through every page of her life. So, here’s my attempt to give you a glimpse on what… (0 comment)

R.K. Narayan… The man behind ‘Malgudi Days’
Malgudi Days… Each one of us must have watched this famous TV series, I am sure. But unfortunately, we have forgotten the man behind this classic piece – R.K.Narayan.   Such is the status of the man that if you talk about legendary writers of the early Indian literature in English, R.K. Narayan will always be mentioned along with Mulk Raj Anand and Raja Rao. Best known… (0 comment)

The Accidental Prime Minister by Sanjaya Baru
The Accidental Prime Minister – The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh: Recently released Sanjaya Baru’s book has indeed given us a food for thought. For the ones who don’t know the story, here’s a little synopsis – Sanjaya Baru is an Indian Policy Analyst who was Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s media advisor in UPA-1.… (0 comment)

I recently came across this article saying that this year’s election had cost India almost $5 billion. This money is next to the price tag for 2012 U.S. Presidential election which ends up making it the costliest election ever in India. With this, India has surely entered into the sophisticated campaigning zone that mostly developed… (1 comment)

One Hundred Years of Solitude and ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’…Whenever the name of the Columbian author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, comes up in a book club or in a random conversation, these two novels are always the highlight of the subject. Where for the former, Marquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in… (0 comment)

Backpacking in India
I love travelling. And , with time, my love for travelling has only increased. So, lately I got hold of a social profile called Zostel that made me think about backpacking culture in India. For those who are alien to the concept of backpacking, here’s a basic definition- Backpacking is a form of low-cost travelling in… (3 comments)

RIP Khushwant Singh
Khushwant Singh… The first mention of this author for many would have been from the NCERT book of class 11 – ‘The Portrait of a Lady’ where the author gave the picture perfect portrayal of his grandmother. Until that time I had no idea about the nature of fame he had.   It’s just lately… (1 comment)