A Ticklish Affair is a short story collection that promises to explore the underbellies of different professions and life in general while being mindful of the emotions that the people involved go through. It is a collection of 10 short stories, each one attempting to be out of this world.
'Time and Chance' is the autobiographical account of the late V. A. Mohta, who was born in Akola in a Maheshwari family. He rose from being a mofussil lawyer to becoming a Chief Justice of the Odisha High Court. V. A. Mohta talks about his life from starting off from a business family to being a family of lawyers and judges. He talks about his relationship with his family, friends, and colleagues - all the people who had a lasting impression on him.
The world is no stranger to medical rom-coms despite us having a rather rigid perspective when it comes to doctors. While over in America, Scrubs was and still is a classic, India had Sanjeevani and Dill Mill Gaye, with the former considered to be more popular. But we hardly have had any books that talked about the light-hearted shenanigans that go on in doctors’ lives.
I had watched this movie long before I even considered picking the book. The book in turn, was a Raksha Bandhan gift from my big brother – a fact that he doesn’t know because I bought it after he gifted me cash. This came to me in 2015, I think, and it was only a couple of months ago, close to 4 years after I got it that I decided to pick this book and actually read it. But better late than never and better to have an overflowing bookshelf than an empty one. Right? Right.
You Are A Star is a book that talks about a lot of things that Bollywood is “famous” for – the power games, the actual power behind the power bosses, the struggling newcomers, casting couch, the underworld, nepotism. It shows the beauty of struggling to come up, while also showing Bollywood’s gross underbelly.
If you like reading love stories with different shades and different layers to it, then Kishore Nanda's 'Because Its Love' could be a book that could appeal to you.
Historical fiction is a genre that requires a lot of research. And if you combine it with a murder mystery, a lot of work goes into getting everything in place and making sure that there are no loose ends. Harini Srinivasan’s 'The Curse of Anuganga' is a combination of historical fiction and murder mystery that is set in 403 CE in the city of Nandivardhana.
I had seen this book doing the rounds of Bookstagram a while ago and going by the reviews and the blurb, it looked like an intriguing read. And I’m glad I finally got to read it. Here’s my review of a book that encompasses different emotions, relationships, and the intricacies that exist within them.
When you say ‘cricket’ in India, there’s a sense of euphoria and loyalty that permeates the atmosphere, along with a brightening of the eyes. This sport affects so many people and shapes their lives into what they finally turn out that it simply becomes a part of them. They could go on and on for ages expounding knowledge about the sport, analyzing it, and playing it with a zeal that becomes so hard to find most times. And Life in the Sunshine: Autobiography of an Unknown Cricketer is the story of three such people: Sat, Sam, and Trib, called the Triple Sundae.
Part 2 of my rant on the issues pointed out in the book, Sita Returns: Modern India Through Her Eyes by Charu Walikhanna.