The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. … Continue reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods … Continue reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

6 must-reads for every Indian on this 70th Independence Day

Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru Written by India’s first prime minister when he was in prison (1942-1946), this book traces India’s history starting from the Indus Valley Civilization. It gives a detailed account of the period ranging from the coming of the Aryans to the establishment of the British Empire. A recommended read to … Continue reading 6 must-reads for every Indian on this 70th Independence Day

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Introducing an instant classic—master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths. Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman … Continue reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Harold Larwood by Duncan Hamilton

Harold Larwood is an England cricketing legend. During the MCC's notorious 1932–3 Ashes tour of Australia, his "Bodyline" bowling left Australia's batsmen bruised and battered, halved the batting average of the great Don Bradman—and gave England a 4–1 series victory. But the diplomatic row that followed brought Anglo-Australian relations to the brink of collapse. Larwood … Continue reading Harold Larwood by Duncan Hamilton

‘Eight Sports Greats’ that are my personal favourites

Though there are many more biographies and memoirs written by sports persons the world over, these eight are my personal favourites. There are few more that I have on my TBR, but these are the ones that I have 'read', sometimes 'reread' and now 'recommend'. These are inspirational stories about athletes who have entertained us ... broken records … Continue reading ‘Eight Sports Greats’ that are my personal favourites

10 Must Read Books for Fans of Hindu Mythology

The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni A reimagining of the world-famous Indian epic, the Mahabharat—told from the point of view of an amazing woman. Relevant to today’s war-torn world, The Palace of Illusions takes us back to a time that is half history, half myth, and wholly magical. Narrated by Panchaali, the wife … Continue reading 10 Must Read Books for Fans of Hindu Mythology

5 Travelogues that inspire wanderlust

The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara The young Che Guevara’s lively and highly entertaining travel diary, now a popular movie and a New York Times best seller. This new, expanded edition features exclusive, unpublished photos taken by the 23-year-old Ernesto on his journey across a continent, and a tender preface by Aleida Guevara, offering an … Continue reading 5 Travelogues that inspire wanderlust