My Favourite five books

A favorite book is like a treasured friend. It entertains you, it offers you guidance, it touches you, and it’s there when you need it. More importantly, it leaves you with deep rooted thoughts and ponderings. The kind of books I read are of different genres and areas but they have all left a mark on me.
I will speak about five of my favourite books.

One confession here. I do not read romantic novels, but prefer to read real dramatic stories. Surprisingly, all of these books have taught me about the places they are set in.

Not without my Read the rest

Flamenco dancers on video

I hope you’ve read my article on Flamenco dancing. If not, please do so to understand the intricacies before you watch the video.

Flamenco is a traditional dance form of Spain. A genre of Spanish music, song, and dance from Andalusia in southern Spain, Flamenco dance is an expressive Spanish dance characterized by four elements namely, cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance) and palmas (handclaps) to portray emotion to an audience.
It started with just the singing, along with hand clapping. Later the Spanish flamenco guitar was added. The movements also have traces of Indian Kathak dance … Read the rest

In the Hot Unconscious

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 book, you might find him very cynical.… Read the rest

What is a travel book?

Sometime back I wrote about a few travel books that I own. Discussions which started on that article, Facebook and otherwise have led to this post.

What, in your opinion, is a travel book?

Is it something like Lonely Planet which guides you where to stay, what to see, what to eat etc. so that your stay at a place becomes comfortable?

Is it a book that inspires you to travel and see the world?

Or a travel book consists of a travelogue where author relives his or her experiences of a place or journey and what s/he went through?… Read the rest

Five travel books

Blogathon has a theme for today. And it is “My top 5 favorite books on writing are…”.

Well, I changed the theme slightly to suit me. 😉 I am going to write about five of the travel books that I possess. All these books are either won by me in different contests or have been gifted to me.

1. Roots – It is a story about an African American family that inspired pride and a greater understanding of the past. As the name suggests, it is a powerful look at an American family’s immigrant past. The book has earned a … Read the rest

The Lavasa Women’s Drive

When I received an invitation to attendLavasa Women’s Drive’ event and review the Lavasa experience, I took it as an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of modern woman in true sense… to extend my support to the cause, to air my views to this world, to meet other wonderful people and of course to explore the so called ‘European’ town Lavasa.

My day started quite early before dawn as if I was to catch a morning flight. Not a very difficult task. It being a Sunday, V offered to drop me at the venue Bandra Reclamation, which … Read the rest