Books, Fiction

SHILLONG TIMES by Nilanjan P Choudhury

Genre: Fiction, Drama, History Book Review: Shillong Times ‘Shillong Times’ is a nice read full of humour, climaxes, some political history and lots of nostalgia from the 1980s India and teenage life. Any thirteen-year-old can read it too. It is the story of fourteen-year-old Debojit who was growing up in Shillong – a city with… Continue reading SHILLONG TIMES by Nilanjan P Choudhury

Books, History

LAND OF THE SEVEN RIVERS by Sanjeev Sanyal

Genre: Non-fiction, History Book Review: Land of The Seven Rivers This book presents a pretty comprehensive account of the history of a civilization we know as the great Indian civilization. Not to be confused with history of India as in the history textbooks. Unlike the presentation of mostly the dates of rule by various kings… Continue reading LAND OF THE SEVEN RIVERS by Sanjeev Sanyal

Drama, Movies

DEPARTURES – A Japanese Film (2008)

Genre : Drama, Musical If you like watching good movies – serious, intense and with a unique story-line that makes great cinema, then do watch this movie once in your lifetime. Departures is a brilliant film about human traditions and emotions juxtaposed against the existential realities. And in it there is lot to learn about… Continue reading DEPARTURES – A Japanese Film (2008)

Books, Philosophy

THE PROPHET by Kahlil Gibran

Genre: Fiction, Philosophy In a world full of rich books, it’s tough to choose one book to talk about. Finally choosing a book that merited reading and re-reading numerous times since I picked it up for the first time ten years ago. “The Prophet” holds the capacity to carry one into a realm of contemplative… Continue reading THE PROPHET by Kahlil Gibran

Books, Philosophy

SIDDHARTHA by Herman Hesse

Genre: Fiction, Philosophy Book Summary: Siddhartha Siddhartha is a novella. It is the story of a man named Siddhartha, the son of an Indian brahmin, who lived in the times when Gautama Buddha appeared in the world. So, the Siddhartha of Hermann Hesse was the namesake of Siddhartha the Gautama Buddha. The author must have… Continue reading SIDDHARTHA by Herman Hesse