Book Review : Toast

I used to be a waif-like girl with no particular interest in food, even though gourmands and amateur chefs surrounded me. Then I went to France…and then I took up a sedentary job profile for a year, which gave me time to think about my meals and start widening my food horizons. And somewhere along … More Book Review : Toast

Book Orgy

A few months ago I wrote about the second hand bookstores of Bangalore, Blossom and Bookworm, regular haunts and the source of some of the most interesting books in my collection. I don’t remember a single occasion when I have walked out of either of these stores empty-handed. What truly delights me about both these … More Book Orgy

Book Review : Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

“…my entrée to Austen was via Colin Firth prancing around in tight pants for the BBC. “ I couldn’t help but identify with Courtney Stone, the main character of Laurie Viera Rigler’s “Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict.” It wasn’t till I discovered the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice and fell in love with Darcy … More Book Review : Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

Book Review : “Provenance : How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art.”

They say one must not judge a book by its cover, yet some of the more interesting books I’ve read in the last one year, were picked up primarily for their cover. Just like “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana” the cover of Provenance by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo, with it’s brilliant hues, made me pick it out … More Book Review : “Provenance : How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art.”

Book review : The dressmaker of Khair Khana – Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Bored, waiting at the terminal to board my flight, since the data-card wasn’t working, I walked over to Crossword to look for something to read. I ended up torn between a collection of travel essays and another novel (the names of which I do not remember anymore) and as I was trying to choose, my … More Book review : The dressmaker of Khair Khana – Gayle Tzemach Lemmon