Guns and Thighs: The Story of Ram Gopal Varma
Autobiography / Book Review

Guns and Thighs: The Story of Ram Gopal Varma

My Rating*** Guns and Thighs: And Other Stories from My Life is the autobiography of Ram Gopal Varma, the man behind iconic films like ‘Satya’, ‘Rangeela’, ‘Company’ and ‘Sarkar’. While Ram Gopal Varma has given us these really impressive movies, he is also the man behind some horrendous movies like ‘Aag’, ‘Daud’, ‘Naach’ and ‘Darna … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘The Crows of Agra’ by Sharath Komarraju
Book Review / Indian Author / Murder Mystery

Book Review: ‘The Crows of Agra’ by Sharath Komarraju

My Rating**** I always liked the stories of Akbar and Birbal.  Akbar was one of the great Mughal emperors of ancient India and Birbal was an adviser in his court. The tales of Akbar and Birbal depict Birbal outsmarting his rival courtiers and sometimes even Akbar by using his wit and intelligence. More recently, Sharath … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘The Winds of Hastinapur’ by Sharath Komarraju
Book Review / Indian Author / Indian Mythology / Mahabharata

Book Review: ‘The Winds of Hastinapur’ by Sharath Komarraju

My Rating**** ‘The Winds of Hastinapur’ by Sharath Komarraju is the first book of one more series based on the grand old epic Mahabharata. The distinguishing feature of this new series is that it concentrates on the ladies rather than the well known men of the epic. While the narrative of Draupadi has been retold … Continue reading

The Untold Story of Bhima (Review of ‘Bhima’ by Vikas Singh)
Book Review / Indian Author / Indian Mythology / Mahabharata

The Untold Story of Bhima (Review of ‘Bhima’ by Vikas Singh)

My Rating*** Indian mythology constantly attracts Indian readers. Well! I do not know about the others but it always attracted me. I will always pick up a book based on Indian mythology if you ask me to choose between a book based on Indian mythology and any other book. Nonetheless, at the same time, there … Continue reading