2015 Favorites · 2015 Reads · BOOKS · Humor

Unreal Elections- Book Review

IMG_9392 Title: Unreal Elections

Author: C.S Krishna

Rating: 5/5

Review: “Mother of all sarcasm”! Laughter riot about Indian political parties, leaders and their fiascos which will make you cry with laughter!

2015 Favorites · 2015 Reads · BOOKS · Drama

The Old Man and his God- Book Review

IMG_9396Title: The Old Man and his God

Author: Sudha Murthy

Rating: 5/5

Review:

“The Old Man & his God” – a collection of short stories beautifully woven around Sudha Murthy’s  real life experiences with people belonging to various walks of life viz: beggar, cook, maid, postman, security guard, blind man, street vendor, students, best friends, colleague, team mate, doctor, engineer, businessman, philanthropist et al.

Her experiences with them reinforces her views on basic essence of human values like unconditional love, affection, compassion, peace, content, empathy, selfless love and service, trust, gratitude, thankfulness , good attitude, great friendship, simplicity, modesty, honesty, mother’s sacrifice, philanthropy and other virtues which restores faith in humanity!

 

2015 Favorites · 2015 Reads · BOOKS · Romance

Gently falls the Bakula-Book Review

IMG_9395 Title: Gently falls the Bakula

Author: Sudha Murthy

Rating: 5/5

Review:

“Gently falls the Bakula” by #SudhaMurthy !!

Lovely read! Story of two neighbors Srimati and Srikanth, who excel in their academic, and fall in love with each other. Shrimati is smitten by history and pursues Arts course, despite being a topper at her school, while srikanth pursues his science course in IIT Bombay. They get married despite opposition from srikanth’s mother and his sister. After wedding, Srikanth works hard and climbs up the corporate ladder, but Srimati continues discharging duties of a dutiful wife, forgoing her academic aspirations of PHD in history. Some incidents make her introspect her empty life and she decides to do something about it!

2015 Reads · BOOKS · Romance

The Guide – Book Review

IMG_9394 Title: The Guide

Author: R.K Narayan

Rating: 3/5

Review: Story of a tourist guide Raju who falls in love with a beautiful dancer Rosie, who is married to a writer, Marco, who is obsessed with rock carvings in caves.

Raju does everything to encourage Rosie’s dancing skills and turn her into a celebrity dancer, even at the cost of giving up his mother, losing his father’s house, losing his fortune and landing in jail on account of a forgery case.

Ending was unrealistic

2015 Reads · BOOKS · Drama

Malgudi Days – Book Review

IMG_9393 Title: Malgudi Days

Author: R.K Narayan

Rating: 2/5

Review:

Collection of short stories depicting events unfolding in the fictional town, “Malgudi”!

Didn’t live up to my expectations.

Some stories were good, some ended abruptly.

This book is an agglomeration of short stories from his other two works:

1) An Astrologer’s Day

2) Lawley Road
But,the TV series was an agglomeration of short stories from:

1)Swamy and friends

2)vendor of sweets

3)An Astrologer’s Day

4) Lawley Road

5) Dodu.
Maybe, that’s the reason, the book didn’t live up to the hype that Girish Karnad’s TV series “Malgudi Days” had created!!