1)Maximum City by Suketu Mehta (What an amzing book on Mumbai)
“What intoxication could there be in this earth
That the native and innocent
Come to this crossroads of rushing and thieving ?
They are in search of dreams
That will clash with their dream
2)Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Fifteen years old Kambili lives in fear of her father,
A violent Catholic patriarch. Circumstances make her discover a new liberated way of life.
“We did that often,asking each other questions whose answers we already knew. Perhaps it was so
that we would not ask the other questions, the ones whose answers
we did not want to know ”
3) A long way down by Nick Hornby
A journey of finding something to live for
“The trouble with my generation is that we all think we’re fucking geniuses. Making something isn’t good enough
for us, ad neither is selling something, or teaching something, or even just doing something, we have to be something.
4) Another 100 lyrics by Gulzar
Such a lovely book with English translation of 100 lyrics by the maestro.
Picked this up in a bookstore, as is usually the case, you end up picking at least one book you
wouldn’t have bought online. Pick this one for a light read.