Litfest Syndrome

Come, winter, come! and with thee bring - thy season of literature festivals. And with them what I call the season of Litfest syndrome. A trend that started with Jaipur Literature Festival in 2006; JLF has become a Mecca for authors, publishers and book lovers who throng the small town at the peak of sometimes... Continue Reading →

Amish Tripathi Stories – A Review

We, the readers, are constantly on lookout for new authors. With the Bookstagrammers or the book Instagrammers, Kindle recommendations and Twitter, the task has become very easy with plethora of options in the last few years. Earlier we had to rely on few book reviews in newspapers or magazines, recommendations from friends and one's own... Continue Reading →

Shiva Shiva …

Amish Tripathi calls him "Dude of the Gods". Others call him by various names - 1008 names to be precise - Bholenath, Mahadev, Shankar, Shambhu, Rudra, Neelkanth, Nataraja or Shiva are some of the more popular ones. He is a paradox - as a destroyer and a benefactor, as an ascetic as well as a... Continue Reading →

Rāmā Kātha – the Rāmāyana story

During my final exams for Masters, Banaras Hindu University hosted a festival of Rāmāyana from other South-east Asian countries; everyday in the evening one country or the other presented a retelling of their version of the story in dance drama format. That was my first initiation to various versions of the epic Rāmāyana - the... Continue Reading →

Story of India

I have read all of Amish Tripathi's books and have heard him speak couple of times. So when he announced the release of his new non-fiction book Immortal India, I was very excited as I am fascinated by Indology. But I have figured that I am a tsunduko, my to-be-read list is always longer than... Continue Reading →

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