‘…the book is a masterpiece on the human mind and its power.Book review of Istanbul Istanbul by Burhan Sönmez.
‘…the story has many anecdotes on love, life and sacrifice that will be impressed upon the minds of the readers for a long time. Living in a time of so much mistrust and diminishing hope, I think, Son of the Thundercloud is a wonderful allegory of redeeming the goodness of men. May you walk into the new year with love and hope!’ Book review of Son of the Thundercloud by Easterine Kire.
‘The anthology is a delightful collection of writings from the deep past and the present that veritably take you up the mountains. And the musings are not merely about the beauty of the mountains, but extreme difficulties in the attempts at climbing some of the magnificent peaks in the Himalayas, reflective moments in writers’ sojourn through the mountain ranges, and life itself in these precipitous parts. A beautifully produced book, this anthology should definitely be a part of everyone’s personal library.’ Book review of Himalaya: Adventures, Meditations, Life edited by Ruskin Bond and Namita Gokhale.
‘The Temple Road is an enthralling read for not only immigrants or medical personnel but for anyone striving to achieve success in today’s globalised world.’ Book review of The Temple Road by Fazlur Rahman.
‘This book offers no moral lessons, but something of enduring emotional value for all of us. These stories are like that rare and precious friend who just comes and offers quiet companionship, “let you talk when you wanted to but let you be silent if that was what might make you heal.”’ Book review of A Book of Light edited by Jerry Pinto.
‘…with Bina Shah’s excellent writing and her skill as a storyteller, A Season for Martyrs becomes a haunting, memorable homage—to Sindh, to Bhutto, to the unnamed martyrs of a beautiful land.’ Book review of A Season for Martyrs by Bina Shah.
‘The idea of vegetarianism is India’s greatest gift to the world. Nobody else had it — the Aztecs,the Mayans or the Egyptians.The concept of a vegetarian diet in India gained currency probably with the advent of Jainism and Buddhism.’ Book review of Feasts and Fasts: A History of Food in India by Colleen Taylor Sen.
‘What I liked most about this book were the pieces that spoke of something beyond just personal experience and reflection. Where you could feel the honesty in the telling.’ Book review of Himalaya: Adventure Meditation Life edited by Ruskin Bond and Namita Gokhale.
‘This is a book you should take up to the mountains on your next visit. It’s perfect background reading and whether you’re interested in adventures, meditation or just life in the Himalayas —it’s all there.’ Book review of Himalaya: Adventure Meditation Life edited by Ruskin Bond and Namita Gokhale.
‘I Want to Destroy Myself, as the title suggests, is a howl of pain. Shaikh is consumed by love. There is some artistic frustration, but she knows Dhasal was the greater poet. It is not Dhasal she is angry with; it is herself, for allowing herself to become subsumed by love.’ Book review of I Want to Destroy Myself by Malika Amar Shaikh, translated by Jerry Pinto.