Do you know what happened to Lila Cerullo?

I always thought ending a novel with a question mark was a technique used by authors to get their readers to think. That was in the past. Now, with so much commercialization of publishing, open-ended closings of a story make me feel there is a sequel in the offing.  Not in the case of the… Continue reading Do you know what happened to Lila Cerullo?

By The Book – A Boss’s Review

There is no greater honour than an ex-boss writing a review of a one-time direct report’s maiden book. That honour multiplies when the author in question has high regard for the boss and mentor in question. Thank you Rajesh Pant for taking the time to review my book. I can’t begin to express just how… Continue reading By The Book – A Boss’s Review

A Letter to a Fellow Nomad

Dear Sunaina, As you know, it’s been a few months since I have been blogging. What you may not know is that I have been tearing my hair over a book I was writing. Well, last week, I finally managed to key in the words ‘The End’ and now I face the lovely task of… Continue reading A Letter to a Fellow Nomad

Pandeymonium & Piyush Pandey

Piyush Pandey is a figure who rightfully stands tall and proud in the landscape of Indian advertising. With a string of blockbuster campaigns to his credit, Piyush has been a major catalyst in getting India recognised as a creative talent powerhouse globally. His work speaks as to why. Here is an example of an ad for… Continue reading Pandeymonium & Piyush Pandey

Lessons from the lost Sarasvatī

It never fails. Each time my gaze falls on a dried-up riverbed, my heart breaks and I wistfully imagine a time when water must have flowed, flanked by lush green banks. It is hardly surprising then that I was so enraptured when I read Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River by Alice Albania sometime… Continue reading Lessons from the lost Sarasvatī

Was Amish’s Shiva a God or a Godman?

Scion of Ikshvaku is Amish Tripathi’s 4th book in the historical fiction genre. The first 3, a trilogy, narrated the story of a man, Shiva, who is ascribed Godlike status by the inhabitants of a land called Melhua. Shiva is also hailed as Mahadev, meaning Great God. But was Amish’s Shiva really a Mahadev? That’s the question raised… Continue reading Was Amish’s Shiva a God or a Godman?