Bookish Talks, Must Read, Non-Fiction

Aziz Ansari introduces me to Modern Romance

20 and new to the dating scene. Daunting, to an introvert who has a barely-there social life and a spare invisibility cloak handy for the rare, must-do social event. (Just kidding. I have this unique ability to slip away from group discussions unnoticed and thus become "invisible") Getting back from my social anxiety and to… Continue reading Aziz Ansari introduces me to Modern Romance

Memoir, Must Read, Non-Fiction, Writing

#MithilaReviewsBooks – How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee

Since the day I received an e-ARC of this book via NetGalley (Thank you Houghton Mifflin Harcourt!), I have been excited about reading this book. Why? The title of the novel intrigued me. I have tried my hand at writing a novel (at the tender age of 17), a novel that was written with much… Continue reading #MithilaReviewsBooks – How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee


#MithilaReviewsBooks – Love and Marriage in Mumbai by Elizabeth Flock

Do you need a razor-sharp, mirror-clear image of the realities of love and marriage in Mumbai? Then this is one book you totally should invest in. 

"Love and Marriage in Mumbai" by Elizabeth Flock is a phenomenal reportage of the love stories of three couples (names obviously changed by the author for the sake of privacy): Maya and Veer, Sabeena and Shahzad, Parvati and Ashok. The stories are divided into many parts.

Memoir, Must Read, Non-Fiction

Girlish by Lara Lillibridge #MithilaReviewsBooks

This memoir is written by Lara Lillibridge who grew up with two moms, and she hopes that your view about her story is not affected by this fact. Told from the third person POV of Lara as “Girl", Girl shares some of her childhood experiences, that most of us have never experienced. For example, have you ever stayed at a summer camp, where everyone and their parents roamed around naked 24x7?  Have you ever travelled unaccompanied as a kid, almost four thousand miles away from home, on a flight, with only the air hostesses to look after your daily needs? Have you ever gone on a sailing expedition across the Alaskan seas at the age of ten, with a crew consisting of only your dad and your brother who is just a year older to you?

If you haven't, you've got to read this book.

History, Non-Fiction

Battling Injustice: 16 Women Nobel Peace Laureates by Supriya Vani #BookReview

What if I told you that there were 16 women who graced this earth with their beautiful personas, their dedication to a cause as high as a mountain peak, their willingness to sacrifice everything which could shake the earth, their resilience to personal tragedies which made them formidable, their hearts of gold which shines out to their near and dear ones and the world alike? 

"Battling Injustices: 16 Women Nobel Peace Laureates" by Supriya Vani is a book that brings the stories of these 16 women to light. Not only does it enlighten our minds to the possibility of doing more than what we do everyday, but it also shows us avenues where there still is a requirement of help and lack of peace. It teaches you to humble yourself and get to the ground level and get things done, not for yourself, but for the whole humanity at large.

Business, Non-Fiction, Startup

Entering StartUpLand by Jeffrey Bussgang #BookReview

I received a copy of this awesome book from HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW PRESS, people! Apart from the fact that this book has been published by HBR Press (whose magazines I worship and keep under my pillow while I sleep) "Entering StartupLand" by Jeffrey Bussgang is a book that must be read. And it has that… Continue reading Entering StartUpLand by Jeffrey Bussgang #BookReview