पीली छतरी वाली लड़की – उदयप्रकाश

Guest post by Bhishm Khanna पीली छतरी वाली लड़की को पढ़ना मेरी साहित्य की भूख के लिए खुराक मिलने जैसा था । शायद इसका कारण इसकी हिंदी भाषा है । इसकी सरलता और आधुनिक लिखावट ने मुझे इसे पढ़ने के लिए प्रेरित किया । उदय प्रकाश का यह उपन्यास हालांकि सन 2001 में प्रकाशित हुआ…

Ways of Dying

Of the many things about death that scares us, or perhaps, unsettles or puts us at unease, is the unfamiliarity with the entire experience. Excluding the accidental and rare disease related deaths of children, most human beings survive the phenomena of life on an average of roughly 70 years. That means nearly seven decades of…

Quintessentially Tata by Syamlal Gupta

Loyalty as an idea has been inexplicably linked with the idea of grace, courage and moral fortitude. The ability to strive with dedication and success is something that has been revered, and always comes with its own set of difficulties and challenges. This book, despite picking up a largely interesting area to explore, fails to…

India’s World by Rajiv Dogra

Pausing to regroup, digest and rediscover an idea is essentially the sine qua non of any long term project. The case in point, is the idea of India’s approach towards its foreign policy, and the restructuring that it needs. Written by an former diplomat of high esteem and standing (Rajiv Dogra), what this book cleverly does…

Life on Mars by Tracy Smith

It took me a long time to pen these paragraphs, and that itself puzzled me. Expressing what literature made me feel had always been an easy exercise for me, and this weeks long unusual delay was…for a lack of a better term, flummoxed me. Suddenly, last night, it came rushing to me. This is no…