Sep 162021

Review: The Black Tide: 1978, The Sinking Of The Amoco Cadiz

The book is about the sinking of the supertanker, the Amoco Cadiz, that sank off the coast of Brittany in France in March 1978, spilling 227000 tonnes of oil into the ocean. The story is narrated from the point of view of a little child, Yann, who belongs to a fisherman’s family.

Jun 242021

Gadbad. Gadbad. Gadbad. What else do you expect to happen in a town called Gadbadnagar? To add to the ghotala, there is a Nani who turns into a Ninja, a celebrity chef who is coming to town to meet a superhero no one has seen, countless citizens masquerading as the superhero (aka Nani) and a dog who dreams of becoming a chef. Uff, and we are just getting started!

Jun 182021

Review: Another Dozen Stories

The book itself can be treated as an introduction to the world of the master story teller, Mr. Satyajit Ray. But I bet no one can predict the twists his tales. The book doesn’t end with the stories. It has a very unique, “Things to think about” on the last page. It is full of ideas for creative writers.

Apr 172021

Satyajit Ray in 100 Anecdotes is a delightful collector’s item, both for children and adults. It demystifies this genius through anecdotes, some little known secrets and some well known ones, which are already in the public realm. It’s an easy, memorable read. You really don’t need to worry which page you are on, as each page is a story in itself.