Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: Tides Don’t Cross by Simar Malhotra

Book Name: Tides Don’t Cross Author: Simar Malhotra Publisher: Rupa Genre: Fiction Rating: 3.4/5 Book Blurb: Sparks fly immediately when Rukmani—fierce and assertive in the best and worst possible ways—meets the gentle Ayaan in the magical city Paris. Meanwhile, back in…

Book Review: India Ahead by Bimal Jalan

Book Name: India Ahead: 2025 and Beyond Author: Bimal Jalan Publisher: Rupa Genre: Non-fiction Rating: 4/5 Book Blurb: India’s fundamentals are, no doubt, stronger now than ever before, but the country also faces several old and new challenges in the areas of…

Book Review: The Sane Psychopath by Salil Desai

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Book Name: The Sane Psychopath Author: Salil Desai Publisher: Fingerprint Genre: Fiction Rating: 4/5 Book Blurb: Finding inspiration in a real life incident that took place in Pune years ago, where a state transport bus driver went on a rampage on…

Book Review: Once Upon an IAS Exam by K. Vijayakarthikeyan

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Book Name: Once Upon an IAS Exam Author: K. Vijayakarthikeyan Publisher: Rupa Genre: Fiction Rating: 4/5 Book Blurb: Vishy’s worst nightmare—failing the UPSC’s Civil Services exam—has come true. He is plagued by insecurity, fear and doubts. The mother of all competitive examinations has…

Book Review: The Great Indian School Bazaar by Dev Lahiri

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Book Name: The Great Indian School Bazaar Author: Dev Lahiri Genre: Non-fiction Publisher: Rupa Rating: 3.9/5 Book Blurb: The Great Indian School Bazaar deals with a wide range of topics, including what drives parents to admit their children to certain schools, issues…

Book Review: To Hell and Back by Anurag Anand

Book Name: To Hell and Back Author: Anurag Anand Publisher: Readomania Genre: Fiction Rating: 3/5 Book Blurb: A mindless road-rage incident leaves a young and promising entrepreneur dead. Is it an accident, or a cold-blooded murder, planned to absolute perfection? Namrata, a young…

Book Review: Life after MH370 by K S Narendran

Book Name: Life after MH370: Journey Through a Void Author: K S Narendran Publisher: Bloomsbury Rating: 3.9/5 Book Blurb: There are at least 239 stories waiting to be told at length – those of the families of 239 passengers of MH370, how…

Book Review: Restless Continent by Michael Wesley

Book Name: Restless Continent Author: Michael Wesley Publisher: Duckworth Overlook Rating: 4/5 Book Blurb: Exploring the unprecedented growth of Asia’s economy and what the future may hold – an essential road-map for a region in transition. The world has never seen…

Book Review: The Storm by Arif Anwar

Book Name: The Storm Author: Arif Anwar Publisher: Aleph Genre: Fiction Rating: 3.9/5 Book Blurb: Inspired by the 1970 Bhola cyclone, in which half a million people perished overnight, The Storm seamlessly interweaves five love stories that, together, chronicle sixty years…

Book Review: The Town that Laughed by Manu Bhattathiri

Book Name: The Town that Laughed Author: Manu Bhattathiri Publisher: Aleph Genre: Fiction Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: Change is coming to the tranquil town of Karuthupuzha, nestled deep within the lush Kerala countryside. The mighty black river, after which the town is named,…