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Book Review-Love in the time of affluenza

Love in the time of Affluenza Review

Book Review Love in time of Affluenza Bring in love, designer brands, “struggles” of south Mumbai people, healthy flirting, some witty writing, sinful adultery, mother’s guilt, daughter in law’s whine and you have a book which you may not remember for its story but its feel, for the nomenclature of brands and its italicized snippets before each chapter. Something you cannot resist discussing over your next soiree. What is it about- The book is a sneak peek into Natasha’s life. She like most women in their late thirties is in a phase where she has checked all the tick boxes of a woman but is still trying to discover her spark. Sadly, that particular spark is not something anti-aging creams or yoga...

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Book Review- The Bastard of Istanbul

Book Review- The conservative yet progressive Turkey is just like its geographical location- somewhere between east and west is the land that bears the burden of its past and is still marching into a new future. The magical realist descriptions of Istanbul and Asya's home are powerful: these are places where djinns comfortably coexist in the plot. Asya's articles highlighted in bold letters in the book give a clever view of the politics and culture of Turkey. The gives a perspective that while Armenians and Turkish are so close to each other culturally, they have an unexplained hatred for each other which has built over years. The book made me google all about the genocide!  Very heavy dose history there....

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Book Review- Gopi Diaries by Sudha Murthy

Gopi Diaries By Sudha Murthy Gopi Diaries is a book about the dog Gopi who is adopted into the Murthy household by Rohan. There are three books in the series Gopi Diaries. This week I got a chance to read it to my daughter, who is still very young to understand the words but, she enjoyed the illustrations and got an idea about the story. My daughter has a dog sibling and, she loves the company of pets, but I know that a lot of children find dogs scary or intimidating. This book explains to them in simple expression that pets can be part of the family. I plan to gift this book to my six-year-old nephew, who is pestering his...

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Bedtime for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo What is the kind of bedtime story you would want to read out to your children? The ones where a man has to rescue the princess or where the woman is the hero of her story? If the latter is what interests you then this is the book you need to buy for your child's library. Good night stories for Rebel Girls.  I bought this book as a gift for a nine-year-old girl. Interestingly, that is the age when kids are finding their role models in cartoon figures and I thought it is always better to open a child’s mind to real-life heroes. After all, there are more chances of a...

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When a woman starts penning the exact thoughts going in your mind, she has to be either Carrie Bradshaw or Preeti Shenoy. Why we love the way we do By Preeti Shenoy Publisher-Westland Ltd 259 pages Category (Non Fiction) I was at the Delhi railway station, wanting to get a book by Ravinder Singh with a pure intention to judge his writing skills as I am not a big fan of the author but the guy at the bookshop tossed this book and said-“you will like this one madam” Maybe he thought to himself ‘here comes another feminist, with a long kurta, dangling earrings and kohl eyes covered behind glasses, looking for a book that talks about women’ I quickly looked at the cover read the reviews...

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I found Captain Amarinder Singh in his orange turban and black sherwani, standing tall on the cover page looking at me from my bedside table and asking me-“why have you kept me here from last one week? Either read me or put me back on the shelf” I wanted to give you my undisturbed attention Captain Saab, so I have fixed the weekend date with your book. People’s Maharaja- an autobiography of Captain Amarinder Singh. By Khushwant Singh Publisher-Hay House 381 pages He must be a brave man to have someone write his biography and not Hagiography just before the elections. The book presents 70 years of the protagonist’s life in some 380 pages over 49 chapters that are short and precise. This is surely a...

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