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Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts – A Book Review

posted by Mommy Tincture October 4, 2017 15 Comments

Shantaram is the story of a runaway criminal Lin, who manages to escape a high-security prison in Australia and travels to Mumbai by forging documents for a new identity.

The book is reminiscent of an era gone by when the Mumbai Mafia was rising to its glory. When youth from across the country came to Mumbai and did not flinch at the prospect of becoming a hired gun for one of the power gangs in the City of Dreams. Amidst the hustle bustle of drug trafficking, prostitutes, and gangsters, Lin has a mesmerizing journey of rooting himself to this city.

On his arrival, Lin runs into that one man who would remain his friend for life and become his foster brother and acquires his Indian name, Shantaram. As he continues his journey, Lin is lucky enough to attract the right kind of people, who help him survive in the madness of the city. And thus begins a tale of friendship, love, manipulation, and betrayal. Continue Reading

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Book Review – The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad

posted by Mommy Tincture September 5, 2017 50 Comments

When Twinkle Khanna came up with her first book Mrs Funnybones she became the voice of every mother, daughter, wife and every other role that an Indian woman plays in her life. Her skillful infusion of humor and sarcasm into deep rooted issues that encompass our generation was a lease of fresh air for every reader. So yes, when her second book was announced, I right away pre-ordered the book as I was particularly interested in discovering how ‘Tina’ has adorned the role of a fiction writer from her current I-have-this-opinion-on-this-issue style of writing. I have been able to read the book only 10 months after just reflects that I am a real busy mom!

The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad by Twinkle Khanna is an ensemble of four short stories. I wish I could say that the four stories bring to you variant aspects of lives of women from different walks of life. Though three of the four stories do exactly that, Continue Reading

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Eat.Delete.Junior – Book Review

posted by Mommy Tincture August 14, 2017 17 Comments

I often observe that other moms in my ‘village’ are better read than me where it concerns good v/s bad nutrition practices for their kids. While I struggle to get them to fill up their tummies, they seem to be making conscious decisions about their kids’ nutrition. I feel like I possess a mole of notions compared to the mountain of knowledge other mothers’ have. Their source for all I guess is the free information available on the world wide web. Yet, I find the tsunami of information available on the internet overwhelming. So when I came across Eat.Delete.Junior by Pooja Makhija, my first reaction was a deep sigh! Another of those heavy advise laden books about what to feed, what not to feed your kids. Continue Reading

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New Book Review – The 23rd Girl

posted by Mommy Tincture July 1, 2017 4 Comments

I picked up reading as a hobby very late in my life. It was only during the last year of my graduation that I took to reading ardently. When I did start taking reading seriously, I often wondered why there were so few Indian authors in the commercial fiction genre. Keep in mind this was 15 years back. The last decade to my delight has seen a surge in this number and has brought a revolution in the reading demographics of our country. People relate to Indian fiction more than the western ones and the youth is able to pick books for the sheer fun of reading a story that they can relate to. A high percentage of these books by the new age authors are essentially love stories and every novel brings a new aspect of love to the table.

One of the latest addition to the riot of romantic colours is the new book by Divya Ratan and Rohan Kachalia, ‘The 23rd Girl’

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