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Zero Percentile – Missed IIT Kissed Russia
I read this book because Neeraj Chhibba, the author wrote to me out of blue. He communicated through E-mails and requested me if I could do a...more
Dec 23, 2009
Dec 23, 2009
Amen: The autobiography of a nun
When I finished reading the book, the first thought that came to my mind was “This is possible. In fact, I am sure this happens.” We are dealing with...more
Sep 25, 2009
Sep 22, 2009
So Kul
I actually read a news item in paper which talked about the release of Sonali Kulkarni’s book in Marathi titled ‘So Kul.” I had never read any of her...more
Mar 20, 2010
Mar 30, 2010
The Dog Who Rescues Cats: True Story of Ginny
I read this book long ago. It was recommended by a friend of mine. I love animals and thus, I land up reading many books like these. This is a true st...more
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Mar 26, 2009
When Man is the Prey: True Stories of Animals Attacking Humans
I accidentally came across this book. I took it up because I have never read anything like this before. I was curious. I found the book insightful. It...more
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Mar 26, 2009
In my journey of reading English and Marathi literature over the last 4 decades, I have stumbled upon many books that have caught my fancy but very se...more
Jul 21, 2010
Jul 20, 2010
Mafia Queens Of Mumbai:  Stories Of Women From The Ganglands
Having lived in Mumbai for many years, I have never encountered or witnessed, thank god for that, the underworld and their dealings. However, as I gre...more
May 20, 2011
May 18, 2011
Pimp: The Story of My Life
I bought this book because it was much talked about on Goodreads as well as on some other sites. Frankly speaking, the book neither gave me an insight...more
Apr 27, 2011
Jan 22, 2010
Conversations with Waheeda Rehman
I read about this book by Nasreen Munni Kabir. The review was wonderful and Waheeda Rehman looked stunning on he cover. Since I am her fan, I bought a...more
Apr 29, 2014
May 13, 2014
Bala Takes The Plunge
One fine morning, I got a mail from Melvin to connect up on Goodreads and he also asked me if I would like to read his book “Bala Takes the Plunge.” W...more
Apr 27, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
Autobiographies can be weird at times. I have read a few and they have not necessarily appealed to me. I guess, every autobiography is not truthful. T...more
Nov 30, 2010
Nov 30, 2010
Unlikely Hero: Om Puri
I picked up this book because I admire Om Puri's body of work and of course, because it was in the news for all the wrong reasons. :) However, the boo...more
Dec 15, 2009
Jan 28, 2010
With my kind of reading, books do not necessarily surprise me. Some books are a good read and some are just passé. I picked up “Faction” with a little...more
Nov 21, 2013
Nov 28, 2013
After a long time, I picked up a book in Marathi to read. On one of my usual rounds to Majestic Book Depot, I enquired about the new releases and as t...more
Jul 26, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
Almost Single
I took this book up for reading rather hesitantly. However, when I started, i found this book humorous, witty you can say and of course, wirtten very...more
Apr 06, 2009
Mar 31, 2009
Truth Be Told: Off the Record about Favorite Guests, Memorable Moments, Funniest Jokes, and a Half Century of Asking Questions
I got a message on my Facebook wall that “Truth Be Told,” Larry King’s book on his journey as a talk show host would be released in few days. I decide...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
The Man Who Swam the Amazon: 3,274 Miles on the World's Deadliest River
What an amazing book! Highly inspirational!

The most appealing thought was reading about the reason for Martin to undertake these endeavors. He says th...more
Sep 04, 2009
Aug 26, 2009
My Friend Sancho
Honestly, I picked up the book for its visually appealing cover and because the shop keeper recommended it to me. I started the book and instantly fel...more
May 29, 2009
May 26, 2009
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
I had picked this book up on a friend's recommendation. I liked the book for it's lucid description of human sentiments. I have always felt that Docto...more
Jun 09, 2009
May 26, 2009
Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars
I have been a fan of investigative journalism. Many such pieces of work delve deep inside the world of human emotions and showcase a side of humans no...more
Dec 2011
Nov 16, 2011
Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
I had picked up this book because the preface sounded interesting. I have nurtured an interest in socialogy for many years. I have nto studied sociolo...more
May 28, 2009
May 13, 2009
The Butterfly Generation
I picked up "The Butterfly Generation" because it claimed to provide an insight into the young adults of India. Well, the book was boring to read. I m...more
Mar 04, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
I just finished reading this spine chilling piece of research. Itis difficult to fathom the trials and tribulations of a girl and her children in an u...more
Apr 24, 2009
Apr 22, 2009
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
When I chanced upon this book, the first exclamation that came to my mind was,”God, this cannot be happening in this world.” Later as I read more abou...more
Jun 23, 2011
May 31, 2011
Death at My Doorstep
I have never liked the work of Khushwant Singh. Honestly, I have read another book by him and I just did not like it. However, when I look at the titl...more
May 15, 2009
May 13, 2009
Intern: A Doctor's Initiation
I enjoyed reading this book. It does talk about how a new graduate doctor in the US, dealt with his thoughts, feelings related to medical practice. Ho...more
Apr 20, 2009
Apr 19, 2009
Gorillas in the Mist
I read this book again just recently. What a profound piece of work Ms. Dian Fossey has done! I mean, the credit for saving Gorillas from Extinction g...more
Jan 23, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity
Needless to say, the book is on Indian culture, history and its identity. Very captivating, an eye opener in many ways for a person like me. It will g...more
Sep 28, 2009
Sep 27, 2009
The 3 Mistakes of My Life
One of the most disappointing authors and of course, the book is trash. I just do not like Chetan Bhagat's writing.The lesser said, the better.
Mar 13, 2009
Sep 27, 2009
Karma Sutra - Essays from the Margin
I had heard of Rajender Menon's work amongst the people on the roads. His contribution to help uplift people from these areas has been phenomenal. He...more
Mar 28, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
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