Twilight in Delhi – Review

Book: Twilight in Delhi Author: Ahmed Ali Year: 1940 Bookhad Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ “In dinon garche dakkan mai hai badi qadr-e-sukhan Kaun jaye “zauq” par dilli ki galiyan chhod kar” Published in 1940, this novel on the capital is a necessary addition to all the other books written on the city. Quoting William Dalrymple in City of... Continue Reading →

From the Holy Mountain – Review

Book: From the Holy Mountain Author: William Dalrymple Year: 1997 Bookhad Rating:  The Convent of Seidnaya, Syria, 11th September 1994 When the travel writer Colin Thubron visited the convent in 1966, he claimed to have witnessed a miracle: to have seen the face of the icon of Notre Dame de Seidnaya stream with tears. In the same... Continue Reading →

The book is about nine Indians (one in present-day Pakistan) and their tryst with religion and spirituality. For the launch of the book in India some of the characters in the book performed for the audience, with one of character's Hari Das from Kerala leading the Theyyam troupe and Paban Das Baul from Bengal leading the Baul singers. Source: Nine Lives on Wikipedia Nine... Continue Reading →

Nine Lives – Review

Book: Nine Lives Author: William Dalrymple Year: 2009 Bookhad Rating: ❤❤❤❤♡ One consumes one's life in narcissistic and even egoistical ways. That travel can make us leave behind our cocoons of self-examination and indulgence is proved in two ways - by actually travelling or letting one's mind travel when one relishes art in any form. In the... Continue Reading →

The Worker and The Queen

The end is almost upon us. December is about to be dissolved and January is to take charge of the life ahead. Bookhad interviewed its readers and the entire series was a peek in to the minds of the average Bookhad; their idiosyncrasies, their likes and dislikes, their flavour and their relationship with the written... Continue Reading →

Curtain Call

"This is the end. Hold your breath and count to ten." Okay, enough with the Adele impersonation. But yes, we've reached the end of the series. Last, but not the least, is our dear bookhad Siddharth, who we fondly call Jay. And Jay it shall be. Reader Bio: Jay's name is Siddharth. Yes, it is. He... Continue Reading →

The Designer in the House

This morning a book club member remarked that we have too many engineers and CAs in the group. "Why not doctors?" she asked. So, when we introduce this next interviewee, we will leave out the 'Engineer' tag and say that he's a talented artist and a Designer who is an Automobile Styler. He sketches, works... Continue Reading →

City of Djinns – Book Review

There is more than just one relationship one can have with a book. What one takes away from a book is noteworthy and much discussed, but what one brings to a book is far less acknowledged. More often than not, one approaches a book with expectations; to be enchanted, enthralled, entertained, emancipated and even educated.... Continue Reading →

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