Books

The Forty Rules of Love By Elif Shafak, Book Review

Book: The Forty Rules of Love Author: Elif Shafak Publication: Penguin Random House Price: Rs 499 Pages: 350 Plot: Ella Rubinstein, a housewife and a mother of three teenage children, she has a beautiful life, at least it is beautiful for the society. But Ella is not happy with this ‘beautiful’ life, there are problems… Read More The Forty Rules of Love By Elif Shafak, Book Review

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Why should one start reading: To read or not to read?

There are some habits which we all know are good for us, but with time we forget about the importance of these habits and keep on going as life is taking us. Reading is one such habit. We all know it is good, but in our busy lives we forget to read, we have many… Read More Why should one start reading: To read or not to read?

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Twelve Years a slave by Solomon Northup: Book Review

Book: Twelve years a slave Author: Solomon Northup Publisher: Penguin Classics Price: Rs. 599 Pages: 218 Plot: Solomon Northup, born in 1808 in Minerva, New York. Born a freeman, he was a musician, a husband, father of three of children when one day he was forced into slavery. In 1841, he was lured to Washington… Read More Twelve Years a slave by Solomon Northup: Book Review

Travel

Kumbhalgarh Fort: Places to visit near Udaipur

Kumbhalgarh Fort: Places to visit near Udaipur There are many places near Udaipur which one can visit. On our trip to Udaipur (you can read my full travelogue here), we decided to go to Kumbhalgarh Fort. Today in this post I will give you a quick guide to this fort. How to reach: It is… Read More Kumbhalgarh Fort: Places to visit near Udaipur

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The Argumentative Indian: Book Review

Book: The Argumentative Indian Author: Amartya Sen Publication: Penguin Books India Pages: 356 Price: Rs. 499 Plot: The Argumentative Indian book is a collection of sixteen essays written by Amartya Sen. These essays are divided into four parts namely: Voice and Heterodoxy, Culture and Communication, Politics and Protest and Reason and Identity. Most of the… Read More The Argumentative Indian: Book Review

Food

Where to eat in Udaipur: Dinner at Lakeside

Where to eat in Udaipur On my Udaipur trip I was staying with my friend, so most of the time we cooked our food, but we wanted to have dinner on the Lakeside restaurant, so we went out for dinner one night. Today in this post I will share my experience of dinner on Lakeside.… Read More Where to eat in Udaipur: Dinner at Lakeside

Travel

Udaipur, The Lake City: Travel Guide

Udaipur, The Lake City How to reach: Udaipur is a well-connected city and can be easily reached by flight, train or road. Approximate budget per person: Rs. 2000 (Excluding accommodation and travel fare from Mount Abu to Udaipur) From Mount Abu, we took a Rajasthan Roadways bus and reached Udaipur at night. It was a… Read More Udaipur, The Lake City: Travel Guide

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Book Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Book: The Great Gatsby Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Publication: Penguin Books Price: This edition was worth Rs. 100 (From Delhi Book Fair) Pages: 188 Plot: Set in 1922, in New York, this novel starts with the introduction of Nick Carraway who has just moved from Midwest to West Egg. There he meets his cousin, Daisy… Read More Book Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Food

Where to eat in Mount Abu

In my last post, I shared the places I visited in Mount Abu, today I will share more about the trip. During my stay in Mount Abu I had food in 2-3 restaurants, and today in this blog I will share with you about my favourite restaurant in Mount Abu. Name: Arbuda Restaurant Address: Ambedkar Circle,… Read More Where to eat in Mount Abu

Books

Sufi Kavi Bulleh Shah By Bakhshish Singh

Book: Sufi Kavi Bulle Shah Author: Bakhshish Singh (Translation) Publication: Sasta Sahiyta Mandal Prakashan Price: Rs. 120 Pages: 192 Language: Hindi Plot: Syed Abdullah Shah Qadri, popularly known as Bulleh Shah, was a Punjabi humanist and philosopher. He is believed to have been born in 1680, in the small village of Uch, Bahawalpur, Punjab, now… Read More Sufi Kavi Bulleh Shah By Bakhshish Singh

Travel

A day trip to the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

TAJ MAHAL Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Nearest Railway Station: Agra Cantonment Timings: Taj remains open from sunrise to sunset. Opens: The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Cost:  INR 40 (Indians) & 1000 (Foreign Tourist) Photography: Allowed At 10:30 on Thursday morning we arrived the city of Agra through Agra Express (From Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station to Agra Cant). From… Read More A day trip to the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

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The Night Train at Deoli and Other Stories by Ruskin Bond

Book: The Night Train at Deoli and Other Stories Author: Ruskin Bond Pages: 245 Price: Rs. 299 Publications: Penguin Books Plot: A collection of 30 short stories by Ruskin Bond, this book present the tales of love and longingness. The succinct and basic recitals depicting very candid and sincere incidences of life. If read without… Read More The Night Train at Deoli and Other Stories by Ruskin Bond

Travel

Mount Abu, an oasis in the desert

Mount Abu How to reach: Abu road is the nearest railway station, 28 KM away from Mount Abu, from here you can take either bus or any taxi. Udaipur is the nearest airport if you want to travel by air, or you can also opt for Ahmedabad which has better connectivity. From there you can… Read More Mount Abu, an oasis in the desert