Indian Fiction, Romance Fiction

Twenty-Nine Going on Thirty by Andaleeb Wajid #MithilaReviewsBooks

Andaleeb Wajid has been one of my top favourite authors since last year. I happened to get a copy of her bestselling book More Than Just Biryani at my college library. I fell in love with her writing style: she can paint a beautiful story with so many different characters, and play with their lives… Continue reading Twenty-Nine Going on Thirty by Andaleeb Wajid #MithilaReviewsBooks

Historical Fiction, Indian Fiction

The Assassinations: A Novel of 1984 by Vikram Kapur #BookReview

Prior to reading this book, I had absolutely no knowledge about the 1984 riots. I just knew that Operation Bluestar was something related to Indira Gandhi, and that's it. It's not something I'm proud of. But reading "The Assassinations: A Novel of 1984" by Vikram Kapur has given me a much-needed insight into the anti-Sikh… Continue reading The Assassinations: A Novel of 1984 by Vikram Kapur #BookReview

Indian Fiction, Thriller

Pretty Vile Girl by Rickie Khosla #BookReview

Get ready to read a brilliant Indian fiction thriller of 2018. I never thought I'd live to see the day where I actually praised an Indian fiction book to such an extent. The plot of "Pretty Vile Girl" by Rickie Khosla goes like this: Jazmeen is a classic example of the term "Bollywood bombshell." Beautiful, talented… Continue reading Pretty Vile Girl by Rickie Khosla #BookReview

Indian Fiction

Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar by Kochery C. Shibu #BookReview

The cover of this book looks very dreamy, mystical, quiet and beautiful. Now let me decribe the content within the book to you.  The plot of the book goes like this: AM Hydro project is the common thread between three people brought together by fate: Nanda, Khusru and Rekha. If you notice the cover image… Continue reading Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar by Kochery C. Shibu #BookReview

Fiction, Indian Fiction, Short stories

Paper Boats in Puddles by Priya Velayudhan #BookReview

Paper boats. The little vehicles we use to drown in our childhood fantasies. The inexpensive mode of travel which can take us to many places, yet bring us back home in time for dinner.  I equate "Paper Boats In Puddles" by Priya Velayudhan to a paper boat. One short story will take you down a memory lane, or should I say 'river', of your past. Another will take you into your supposed sea of the future. Maybe another will take you from narrow stream to big ocean and widen your perspective about things you didn't seem to care for before. Or maybe, a story will caress your heart and make you want more, just like the waves hit the sea shore. "Paper Boats in Puddles" by Priya Velayudhan is a debut collection of 33 short stories. And I must say, I am quite impressed with the depth and thought that each of these stories have. 

Comedy, Humour, Indian Fiction, Romance Fiction

#HilariousReads : When Opposites Meet by Sachin Garg 

You are, I am sure, acquainted with these clichéd thoughts about love: Opposites attract. You'll find love in the most unlikeliest of places. Love will change you for the better.  "When Opposites Meet" by Sachin Garg is a book that celebrates these clichéd thoughts about love, in the form of three completely un-cliched stories. And I, for once, was totally comfortable reading a Rom-Com fiction novel.