Articles in the Review Category
Delhi 101 – A review
This book was sent to me sometime back by a blogger friend Ajay Jain for a review. I have been following all his travel stories since quite some years now when he had not written so many books.
In this book, Ajay writes about Delhi, his hometown, a city that he grew up in and continues to live. Having associated with Delhi myself, I wanted to know about the city through somebody else’s eyes.
Is it different from what I know of Delhi? Is it a …
Close on the heels of our trip to Ahmedabad, Tata Motors had called me up and delivered a spanking new Tata Indica Vista D90, Tata’s new hatchback in the Vista series before its launch, at my door step. The reason, well, drive it in the city and highways and let us know what you think about.
Since I was to have the car for 3 days and had some work in Pune, I decided not to go too far but picked Pune as a destination for one day and the other …
As you all know, I went to Ahmedabad and neighboring places during Kite Festival on a road trip. Ford company had offered me a car and I decided on Ahmedabad to take it for a spin. It was time to hit the roads again.
So when I received this Ford Figo I wondered if it would be comfortable mainly because of its size. It appeared small. I thought it’ll be nice to compare a hatchback with a sedan since we are proud owners of a bigger model of Ford for the …
Which airlines are you flying?
I could see my friend not very happy with that name. After all he had travelled with this airline in the past and wasn’t too pleased by its service and performance.
However, I didn’t pay any heed to him. Being an international traveller I have experienced all kinds of airlines. But this was my first time with Turkish airlines and so I still wondered what it would be like.
Remember I was invited by Tourism board of Spain to their country ? We flew Turkish Airlines, which …
The book, “The Bankster” from Ravi Subramaniam is a thriller and the story is set in different places across the world. What more could I have asked for?
To be honest, before this book I had not read any books from him. But when I saw this catchy titled book personally signed by the author Ravi Subramaniam himself, I fell for the gesture. These little gestures go a long way. I had to read it.
The story revolves around different places across the globe … and being a global …
In the Hot Unconscious by Charles Foster is his experience and perception about India and the reader travels through India with the writer.
Foster allows the Indian readers to laugh at their own religion and community, which is a great achievement because in this apparently “politically correct” world, they have forgotten to do that.
Distancing himself from the generic breed of western authors who glorified everything Indian as equivalent of attaining nirvana, Foster says, ‘I am not of those western authors who rhapsodize everything Indian’. And true to his words, after reading …
The Clockwork Man
Talk of coincidence, I was unpacking my decade old Black Forest Cuckoo Clock from Germany when I received this novel by courier. Oh! What coincidence. I wanted to see if my clock from Germany still worked after so many years.
When I read the foreword and then the first chapter it sort of let the cat out in the sense that the clockwork man survived the two turns of centuries and was still working.
The Clockwork Man is a science fiction written by a professor of “Novel Writing” …