Welcome

Welcome to my website. You will find here some of my thoughts on writing in the category blog posts and reviews of books that I have enjoyed reading. All these books I have purchased, whether hardcover, paperback or ebook on Kindle/Kobo. Very few relate to download from Netgalley and that has been mentioned in those review. I would refrain from doing review of a book that I did not like reading. Howsoever honestly I may feel, I would not like to say that a book is not good or not well written. The authors put in their imagination and hard work in creating a book. Creative endeavour itself is a matter of celebration. Whether a book is good or not is only a matter of personal opinion. Therefore, among the many books that I have read, there are some that I have found to be worth reviewing, and the short list I have put here. Also, there is a category on movies and television. As this website has been re-established only in July 2017, it is a work-in-process, and the reviews will come gradually. Also, if you feel like saying anything, do put in your thoughts in the comments. Thank you.

Blog Posts

(1) Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction

In review pipeline:
(1) Binti by by Nnedi Okorafor – review posted
(2) The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
(3) Embassytown by China Miéville
(4) MJ 12 Inception by Michael J Martinez
(5) Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
(6) Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang – review posted
(7) The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi – review posted
(8) Dune by Frank Herbert
(9) A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
(10) The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
(11) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
(12) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
(13) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
(14) Zero World by Jason M. Hough
(15) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
(16) The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

(2) Science

In review pipeline:
(1) The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
(2) The Hidden Reality by Brian Green
(3) Hyperspace by Michio Kaku
(4) Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

(3) Paranormal and Past Life

In review pipeline:
(1) The Convoluted Universe (in 5 parts) by Dolores Cannon
(2) Five Lives Remembered by Dolores Cannon – review posted
(3) A Soul Remembers Hiroshima by Dolores Cannon– review posted
(4) Journey of Souls by Michael Newton
(5) Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss
(6) Only Love Is Real by Brian Weiss
(7) Reminiscences of A Seeker by Kapil Kumar Bhaskar
(8) Ghost Stories of Shimla Hills by Minakshi Chaudhry

(4) Contemporary, Historical, Literary, and all General Fiction

In review pipeline:
(1) The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh
(2) The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

(5) History

In review pipeline:
(1) The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple

(6) Self Help, Productivity, Meditation, and Spiritual


In review pipeline:
(1) Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
(2) 8 to be Great by Richard St. John
(3) Deep Work by Cal Newport
(4) Megaliving by Robin Sharma
(5) The Dip by Seth Godin
(6) Mini Habits by by Stephen Guise
(7) Silence by by Thich Nhat Hanh
(8) The Power is Within You by Louise L Hay
(9) The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
(10) The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
(11) Simple Reminders by Bryant McGill
(12) Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

(7) Picture Book and Middle Grade


In review pipeline:
(1) Wonder by R.J. Palacio
(2) The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
(3) The Room on the Roof by Ruskin Bond

(8) Non Fiction, Biography, Autobiography (other than Science &
History)


In review pipeline:
(1) Tiger Trap: America’s Secret Spy War with China by David Wise
(2) Standard Deviations: Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, And Other Ways to Lie with Statistics by Gary Smith
(3) Bandhan: The Making of a Bank by Tamal Bandyopadhyay
(4) Open Secrets by Maloy Krishna Dhar
(5) Gaddafi’s Harem by Annick Cojean

(9) On Writing


In review pipeline:
(1) Creating Character Arcs by K.M. Weiland
(2) The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maass
(3) The Anatomy of Story by John Truby
(4) Story Engineering by Larry Brooks – review posted
(5) On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
(6) The Elements of Style by William Strunk

(10) Movies and Television