The Henna Start-up is another fantastic book by acclaimed YA-author, Andaleeb Wajid who weaves a story as intricate as a mehendi pattern. It’s layered with ambition with a swirl of rebellion and a love triangle to add to the geometry!
Kunal, having lost his mother is struggling to come to terms with the loss. Not sure how to feel. Not having anyone close, he is bundled off to his aunt (Tara) he has never met, who teaches music in a residential school.
Shubha desperately wanted to be part of her father’s Chhau dance troupe. But the problem was that her father was only willing to teach Shayon (her brother) as Chhau was mainly a dance form performed by boys.
Shabnam Minwalla masterfully crafts a potboiler combining romance, history, intrigue, and a dash of politics while the book switches effortlessly between two parallel storylines spanning decades.
Explaining science to a cat leads to a lot of hilarious moments like when the author explains the earth’s crust, the cat brings a bread crust!
True to Anushka Ravishankar’s style, the book is funny and informative. Vaccines by Smartypants helps you explain vaccines to the curious cats in your home in the simplest way possible.