Author Archives: Amrita

Book Review: Chocolat by Joanne Harris

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I started this book with no preconceived notions as I had never heard of this book or watched the movie before picking it up from the library shelf. So it was just a casual…

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The Wild Wisdom Quiz Book- Review

Children are curious by nature and if we wish to raise kids who love the Earth, all we have to do is expose them to the awe-inspiring beauty, diversity and immensity of nature. Their natural curiosity can then be trusted … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grey Hornbills at Dusk

Delhi is a truly fascinating city. It reflects the diversity of India where religions, languages, customs & cultures co-exist in a splendid plural harmony. Magnificent ancient monuments and architectural wonders, enchanting museums and art galleries, a scintillating performing-arts scene, exceptional … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sapiens:A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

I spoke about this book in an event organised by Speak India Here is the link to my presentation on youtube

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De-cluttering and Writing-A.K.A. The Tale Of Conquering Two Monsters

End of October is, traditionally, not the time of the year to retrospect. But, strangely, for the past hour or so, I have become rather overwhelmingly aware of the fact that 2016 has, so far, been  rather good to me.  … Continue reading

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The Great #TSBC Book Exchange Programme 2016

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Let’s welcome 2016 with a bang, shall we? Please welcome the Great TSBC Book Exchange Programme 2016. 😀 #TSBC is a labour of love for us and we haven’t let limited resources or our…

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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri My rating: 2 of 5 stars Reading books about revolutions usually plunges me into a deep melancholia specially if it features and idealist revolutionary willing to lay down his/her life for the revolution convinced that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Best of Father Brown- G.K. Chesterton

Chesterton remarked that the “detective story differs from every story in this: that the reader is only happy if he feels a fool”. Chesterton’s detective is a clumsy, amiable little Roman Catholic priest with “a face as round and dull … Continue reading

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Pale Blue Dot- Carl Sagan

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and … Continue reading

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It will be Happier

“Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’…” ― Alfred Tennyson The year 2012 ended on an introspective note. December 2012 witnessed the extraordinary courage  shown by an “ordinary” girl. Her ordeal galvanized Indians … Continue reading

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