Book Review: Pivots for Career Success by R. Gopalakrishnan & R. Srinivasan

Pivots for Career SuccessAuthor (s): R. Gopalakrishnan & R. SrinivasanPublisher: Rupa PublicationRating: 4/5 Success is not only determined by the qualities that you possess but it is also about how you perceive others in a new surrounding. Pivots for Career Success highlights the importance of managing yourself around people, negotiating the interactions you have and …

Book Review: Pride, Prejudice and Punditry by Dr Shashi Tharoor

Pride, Prejudice and PunditryAuthor: Dr Shashi TharoorPublisher: Aleph Book CompanyRating: 4/5 Dr. Tharoor’s writing has always allured me! No, him being a vocabularist or lexicographer is not the only reason. The way he uses euphemism to bring out satire even in the most tense conversations or topics is commendable. Pride, Prejudice and Punditry is a …

Book Review: The Magical Myths and Lost Legends of Diwali by Priyankee Saikia

The Magical Myths and Lost Legends of DiwaliAuthor: Priyankee SaikiaPublisher: Rupa Publications The Magical Myths and Lost Legends of Diwali is a detailed account about various legends that surround one of the most widely celebrated festivals in India, Diwali. Right from celebrating the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya to the defeat of Narakasura by …

Book Review: Lights! Wedding! Ludhiana! by Jas Kohli

‘Lights! Wedding! Ludhiana!’Author: Jas KohliPublisher: Rupa PublicationRating: 4/5 Jas Kohli has always entertained me with his close-to-reality narrative and smooth language. In ‘Lights! Wedding! Ludhiana!’, too, he brings forth a story full of extravaganza, pomp and show. Amidst these exaggerated moments, life rolls the dice for Rahejas and things turn topsy-turvy. Invited to an ostentatiously …

Book Review: Demons and Demonesses of Hindu Mythology by Priya Narayanan

Demons and DemonessesAuthor: Priya NarayananPublisher: Rupa PublicationRating: 4/5 Since our childhood, we have been hearing stories involving asuras, rakshasas and other forms of evil spirits. Most often their bad qualities were projected in every story and as children, we were taught how these demons and demonesses were always ‘bad’. Demons and Demonesses brings forth the …