This is a book about a boy who fell in love with trains at a very young age, so much that he had the entire railway timetable memorised - for every train, at every station. A boy who stumped his college interview panel with his fascinating knowledge about trains and went on to study at the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (IRIMEE) and then was commissioned to work in the Indian Railways Service. This is the story of that boy who loved trains.
A fiction and self-help rolled into one, Koi Good News is exactly what you need to know about surviving an Indian marriage AND a pregnancy. Outrageously funny, this is the most hilarious book you'll read this year.
Amaya and Rohan meet online while playing scrabble and soon get chatting, enjoying each other’s company without the usual baggage face-to-face interactions bring. They become an integral part of each other’s lives even before they realize it, and decide to meet. What happens to their virtual relationship when they meet in the real world? Can texting really be the key that unlocks the heart?
Mild-mannered Vijay is the perfect Indian husband - responsible and predictable. Well, at least he was, until he decided to turn Farmer! Vijay's unsuspecting wife Yashodhara is caught off guard when, tired of the rigours of city life, he actually rents land and starts dairy farming! Will these earnest but insulated city-dwellers be able to battle the various difficulties that come with living a farmer's life?
I had the opportunity to interview Jayant Kripalani on the occasion of the launch of his latest book - this one on poetry - and he blew me away with his charm and wit. It was a refreshing conversation, to say the least, and he even taught me a thing or two about life. Note: Don't miss the EXCLUSIVE new poem he narrates during the interview which is not available in the book!
With Valentine's Day around the corner, here's a book with a hilarious look at marriage. A grandfather passes on his marital wisdom to his grandson when he gets engaged, offering valuable insights on settling into married life. This is one book that caters to all men and women - married, engaged, or single.
My third year of reading over one hundred books between January and December 2017 and the titles that made it to my list of favourites.
I recently came out of a nine-year old relationship and I am hoping to deal with it the only way I know - by writing about it.
Harriet Lerner sheds new light on the two most important words in the English language: ‘I’m sorry’ – and offers a unique perspective on the challenge of healing broken relationships and restoring trust with the proper use of this phrase.
Cantilevered tales is a story about the quirks of ordinary citizens and their response to situations around them, which in turn makes them the people they become. All laid out with generous servings of wit and humour. My choice for must-read novel of the year.