Category Archives: Books

Book Review: If Today Be Sweet

Title: If Today be Sweet Author: Thrity Umrigar The story is about a Parsi family. The son (Sorab) immigrated to the US after coming to the US as a graduate student. He later marries an

Marrying Anita: A Quest for Love in the New India

Title: Marrying Anita: A Quest for Love in the New India Author: Anita Jain The author is a journalist who relocates to India partly with the objective of finding a husband!  The book is a

Book Review: 2 States – The story of my marriage

Title: 2 States – The Story of my marriage Author: Chetan Bhagat Ok, I read yet another book written by Chetan Bhagat 🙂 This book is based on the coming together and the eventual wedding

Book Review: The Three Mistakes of my Life

Title: The Three Mistakes of my Life Author: Chetan Bhagat Chetan Bhagat seems to be churning out novels on an assembly line. Everytime I visit India and browse through an airport bookstore I seem to

Book about "Afterlife"

Read a review of the book “SUM: Forty Tales from the Afterlives” in the Mercury News. David Eagleman shows in his new book, “Sum,” very entertaining, too. The author, a neuroscientist with literary leanings, has

Book Review: The Last Lecture

Title: The Last Lecture Author: Prof. Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow If you have never heard of Prof. Randy Pausch a good place to start is here. He died of pancreatic cancer on July 25,

Book Review: Confessions of an Economic Hitman

Title: Confessions of an Economic HitmanAuthor: John Perkins The author worked for several years for consulting firms that encourage under developed (and developing) countries to accept large loans from the World Bank (and other similar

Book Review: India's Politics

Title: India’s Politics — A View From The BackbenchAuthor: Dr. Bimal Jalan The author was the former head of Reserve Bank and then went on to become a Rajya Sabha MP. The underlying theme of

Book Review: No God in Sight

Title: No God in SightAuthor: Altaf Tyrewala The author deserves credit for taking an interesting approach — Each chapter is written in the first person for a different character in the story. All characters in

New Book: India Arriving

A new book, titled India Arriving, has just been released. It is authored by Dr. Rafiq Dossani, Sr. Research Scholar,Stanford University. You can read a sample chapter (which looks interesting) and order the book. I