Destination Russia: A Fascinating Book

Destination Russia is a fascinating book. It has a full name ‘Destination Russia: A ship and a cat in the tundra and other extra-ordinary encounters.’ It is written by Roberta Melchiorre and Fabio Bertino. I totally loved the start of the book. It talks about the authors reserving tickets from Warsaw to Belarus with the … Read more

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The Nanda Devi Affair by Bill Aitken

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Moving around the tiny market known as Sister’s Bazaar in Landour, I was busy buying jams at the famous Prakash and Co. I was in the area on invitation from JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort and Spa. On the trip I met Anil Purohit of Windy Skies after a gap of seven years. While … Read more

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The Story of Tublu by Jahid Akhtar

My love for books is older than my love for travel. But with Chhavi around reading has gone down. So when I got Story of Tublu: An Amazing Journey Called Life from Jahid Akhtar I was not sure how long I would take to finish it. I took it on my trip to Shivpuri and … Read more

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Ikea the Book- Designers, Products and Other Stuff

Before talking about IKEA the Book: Designers, Products and Other Stuff, let me give you an idea about where I am coming from. Last month a prominent Indian apparel firm wanted to feature me on one of their social media channels. They wanted a full length picture of mine in a style that was me. … Read more

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The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti

The Almond Tree is the debut novel of Michelle Cohen Corasanti. I was quite intrigued by the fact that Corasanti is a female Jew who writes this book in the voice of a Palestine male! To begin with I was not sure if it could be done but after reading the book I have changed … Read more

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The Guardian Angels by Rohit Gore

I finished reading The Guardian Angels by Rohit Gore. at my recent trip to Pushkar. The blue star that you see in the picture of the book is not from the publishers. Chhavi put it on the book from her collection of her stickers. So what if she can’t read a book now, she has … Read more

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Dark Shadows Falling- A Hard Look on the Mountaineering and Trekking Communities by Joe Simpson

The opening chapter of the book is called ‘Dead Man Moving’. And if someone knows about death in the mountains it is Joe Simpson. He was left for dead in Peru and yet he came back to tell the tale. However that is the story Touching The Void deals with. In Dark Shadows Falling Simpson moves his … Read more

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Remembrance of Fading Dreams- A Book by Anurag Kumar

As I had read Recalcitrance the prequel to Remembrance, it is logical that I read the second book too. The backdrop of the first book is the revolt of 1857 in Lucknow and Remembrance picks up right from where Recalcitrance left. Remembrance by Anurag Kumar The revolt of 1857 has been crushed and the people … Read more

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Some Thoughts on The Beckoning Silence by Joe Simpson

This is the third book of Joe Simpson that I have read and I am going to read more. I have already read Touching the Void, This Game of Ghosts and now The Beckoning Silence. “Sometimes I feel completely unnerved, wary of the cupboard crammed with skeletons that sometimes seem to constitute the sum total of my … Read more

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This Game of Ghosts by Joe Simpson

This Game of Ghosts by Joe Simpson is a remarkable book. I thought there could be nothing more gripping that his Touching the Void but I enjoyed reading this one equally if not more. If you have not read Touching the Void I would say you read it first. If you like reading about the … Read more

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