VR Ferose

Diving into bibliomysteries

I am neither a fan of mystery novels nor of fiction, but I do make an exception when it comes to the bibliomystery, a genre introduced to me by my author friend Pradeep Sebastian.

12 hours ago

The fragility of democracy

The Trump years have shown us how fragile the notion of democracy is, and that any constitution is only as good as the people who uphold them.

13 Jan 2021

Doom to dominate

Binge-watchers are suffering online fatigue, and with Covid-19 curtailing movie production, they’re reaching for books instead.

02 Jan 2021

Bookmarked for 2021

Wondering what to stockpile your shelves with? Here are the genres and trends that bibliophiles can look forward to in the New Year

30 Dec 2020

Bhagavad Gita and its timeless appeal 

The first one I read (or rather, heard on audible) is by English professor, meditation teacher, Hinduism scholar and spiritual leader Eknath Eswaran.

16 Dec 2020

Political satire in the age of Trump

At the end of four years of Trump, it may well become the best historical evidence of the strangest of times in the history of the United States.

18 Nov 2020

Calling it quits

Even though I possess more books than I can ever read, I do intend to read most of them, though not in their entirety.

04 Nov 2020

The Great Domestic Cooking Renaissance

Culinary skills have been passed on orally from generation to generation and it would be a pity to lose something that basic

07 Oct 2020

Matters of the mind

The pandemic has seen a surge in people who, in the face of fear, have become open to talking about faith and spirituality.

21 Sep 2020

The shelf life of magazines

When Modi was featured on the cover of Time magazine, with the headline ‘India’s Divider in Chief’, it created a huge uproar in the midst of the 2019 general election.

06 Jul 2020

Not just child’s play 

During the COVID lockdown, I enjoyed reading books to my son.

13 Jun 2020

Romance of the railways

There is something romantic about long train journeys.

21 May 2020

The evolution of Science Fiction

Star Trek and Star Wars exposed me (and probably my entire generation) to SF.

01 Apr 2020

Wisden India and Cricket Books

When I received my Wisden India 2019-2020 edition, I was both saddened and excited.

26 Feb 2020