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Born To Be Hanged (Book Excerpt) by Syeda Hameed

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto held the reins of the country from 1971 to 1977. He was overthrown in 1977 by his Chief of Army Staff, General Zia-ul-Haq and executed in 1979. Zia-ul-Haq ruled over Pakistan for eleven…

Born To Be Hanged (Book Review) by Syeda Hameed

Book Name: Born To Be Hanged Author: Syeda Hameed Publisher: Rupa Rating: 4.5/5 Book Blurb: Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto held the reins of the country from 1971 to 1977. He was overthrown in 1977 by his Chief of Army…

Do We Not Bleed? (Book Excerpt) by Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar, a freelance columnist, is the former op-ed editor of Daily Times, a leading English daily. Tarar has one son, Musa, eighteen, whom she considers her inspiration for everything she does. She lives in Lahore. Do We Not Bleed?…

Home At Last (Book Review) by Sarada Chiruvolu

Book Name: Home At Last Author: Sarada Chiruvolu Publisher: Amaryllis Press Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: Home at Last explains specific landmarks that we encounter during the journey toward enlightenment, based on the author’s direct experience. The book also lets readers…

Buddha of the Brothel (Book Review) by Kris Advaya

Book Name: Buddha of the Brothel Author: Kris Advaya Publisher: Fingerprint Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: When Kris made a trip to India to study Ayurvedic massage, he never thought he would find love, adventure, and heartbreak. Traumatised by the loss of his friend…

Home At Last (Book Excerpt) by Sarda Chiruvolu

Sarada Chiruvolu left a pharmaceutical career to pursue a spiritual calling. She set out on a unique journey that has taken her toward attaining realization of Self or Enlightenment through many years of deep meditation. She continues to lead a normal…

The Despair of Living by Sushant Dhar

I’m at Hillar Shahabad. Life is passing fast.  It has started raining. Train is moving through the villages. It has entered the tunnel cutting the Pir Panjal mountains. The whole world is conversing inside the train. People are looking at…

Before You Start Up (Book Review) by Pankaj Goyal

Book Name: Before You Start Up Author’s Name: Pankaj Goyal Publisher: Fingerprint Publishing Rating: 3.9/5 Book Blurb: Are you a: “Wannabe” entrepreneur in school or college with big dreams in your eyes? “Friday-night-after-drinks” aspiring entrepreneur in your 20s/30s? “Ready-to-go” soon-to-be entrepreneur?…

Biswin Sadi (Book Excerpt) by Jamil Urfi

In this memoir, the author recounts his experiences of growing up in Delhi during a period of ‘Biswin Sadi’— the 20th century, when it felt like a new age had just begun, although it’s already mid-century. Living in a suburb…

Book Review: A Hundred Little Flames by Preeti Shenoy

Book Name: A Hundred Little Flames Author: Preeti Shenoy Publisher: Westland Publications Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: When 26-year-old Ayan is sent to live with his grumpy old grandfather Gopal Shanker, in a tiny village, in Kerala, he is understandably devastated. What…

Before You Start Up (Book Excerpt) by Pankaj Goel

As Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn, once said about start-ups, “You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down”. An excellent addition to the world of start-up literature, Before you Start Up is intended…