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The Accidental Apprentice
3.33
I had read Q&A, the first book of Vikas Swarup, during a train journey from Bombay to Delhi in 2006, me and my wife were returning from a memorabl ...more
Feb 28, 2013
Feb 28, 2013
 
Into the Wild
3.91

In the epic Indian scripture Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna teaches Arjuna "Arjuna, thinking of whatever entity one leaves the body at the time of death,
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Jun 27, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
 
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
4.07
I love Himalayas, and have a very deep connection with the mountains and the region because its my forefather's home. With deep respect of the mountai ...more
Jun 2013
Jul 28, 2013
 
No Way Down: Life and Death on K2
3.89
Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air (A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster) got me hooked on the this genre of books based on real life incidences d ...more
Jul 2013
Jul 28, 2013
 
The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan, #3)
3.95
Gripping tale from Cold war era... Tom Clancy demonstrates why he is known as the master of spy thrillers.
Jan 2014
Feb 13, 2014
 
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
3.73
Its a good read, but I guess I had much higher expectations from it.

The good things are wonderfully detailed description of cities, places and histor
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Jun 15, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.31
A nice follow up to the Hunger Game, doesn't feel like a complete book in itself, more like the mediocre middle episodes of a tv series. Its brilliant ...more
May 09, 2013
Mar 24, 2012
 
Durbar
3.88
A wonderful book, showed the political events of 70's and 80's from a very different perspective.

Growing up in the era, in the socialist India, witho
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Jan 07, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.38
An interesting one time read, though I feel it is a bit over rated as no.1 in Goodread list of best books ever. There are hundreds, if not thousands o ...more
Apr 30, 2013
Mar 24, 2012
 
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
3.80
Brilliant one from Robert Galbraith aka J K Rowling. And by the way I am not at all a big fan of the Harry Potter series.

Cuckoo Calling is a wonderfu
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Sep 02, 2013
 
The Lowland
3.79
A moving story of ordinary people coping with the loss of their own innocence and vaccum left in their heart by the loved one. Naxalite movement hasn' ...more
Apr 20, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.70
Dear Fifty Shades and Mr. E L James,

I am really sorry to say that after trying very hard for many a weeks I finally give up, I am just not able to go
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Jan 2013
Aug 16, 2012
 
The BFG
4.19
Another beautifully written book by Roald Dalh, I have no doubt that he is a genius. The words that he creates and the world that he creates is just a ...more
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Aug 24, 2013
 
The Magic Finger
3.62
A short short story, but a wonderful lesson for young readers... beautifully written in typical Roald Dahl syle. Loved the story and the message behin ...more
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Aug 24, 2013
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
The last of the Hunger Game trilogy, and for me, the weakest one among the three. The beginning truly spectacular, but the end was ordinary. As it has ...more
May 16, 2013
Mar 24, 2012
 
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
3.92
Still remember reading it when I was a kid, it was part of our school textbook. Wonderful story.
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Mar 28, 2014
 
Calico Joe
3.78
More like a short story stretched into a larger format.

Most of the characters are not developed fully or even attempted to be explored.
Not comparabl
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Mar 25, 2013
 
Matilda
4.26
Wonderful story, must read for the parents of young kids for their kinds to get them hooked on to good books :-)

Our kids loved the story so much that
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May 24, 2013
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.03
Gripping saga of world war two. There are no heroes or villains, just people caught up in a painful situation and trying hard to stay alive, some not ...more
Feb 04, 2014
Sep 03, 2013
 
Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1)
4.05
A timeless tale with everlasting humor and entertaining for all ages. Kids loved the story and quickly we have moved on to the second book of the seri ...more
Mar 2014
Feb 13, 2014
 
The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth
3.80
An interesting glimpse inside the world of intelligence gathering community and how they work. A view from the other side of the fence. Recollection o ...more
Jan 2014
Sep 19, 2013
 
Ramayana: Divine Loophole
4.51
Read it out to my kids before the go to sleep, great book with amazing drawings, the story is well known to every Indian but the way Sanjay has done t ...more
Jul 04, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
 
The Sirens of Titan
4.14
Another wonderful work by Vonnegut, deeply touching and inspiring...
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Oct 21, 2013
 
Emma
3.97
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Mar 05, 2013
 
Green Eggs and Ham
4.29
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Sep 03, 2013
 
The Witches
4.14
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Jun 27, 2015
Jun 27, 2015
 
The Collected Short Stories of Khushwant Singh
3.52
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Mar 23, 2012
 
Train to Pakistan
3.81
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Mar 23, 2012
 
Asterix and the Actress (Asterix #31)
3.68
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Mar 23, 2012
 
Asterix and the Secret Weapon (Asterix #29)
3.69
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Mar 23, 2012
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