The blood-stained throne

I was in Kathmandu last December and this time visited the Narayanhiti Palace. I had heard about the Nepalese royal massacre. My friend gave some insights that resulted in me picking the book. I was curious to know about Nepal Monarchy and, the book takes us through the journey from the very beginning (1775-1914). I …

Land Of The Seven Rivers

Last week I picked up Land Of The Seven Rivers by Sanjeev Sanyal.I loved the book and the amount of research the author has gone through writing the book. It starts with Harappa culture, talking about the Aryans, and goes from Mahabharata to all old Kingdoms and the Mughals. I could imagine walking as reading …

How democracies die

Last week while traveling, I had picked up: How democracies die. As the title suggests, the book talks about changing countries ruling from democracy to dictatorship. In the chapter, the author cites many examples of how the dictators, from the crowd selected by the democratic process and slowly and gradually started killing the pillars of …

mutual tolerance

I am halfway through the book: How democracies die. One part of the book talks about mutual tolerance and its importance in keeping democracy alive. It means running the country together with some disagreement among the ruling and opposition. At the same time, the government and judiciary work together and keep democracy alive. Once mutual …

Murder at the Mushaira

I picked this book while I was roaming at the newly arrived section at Blossoms. My attachment to Urdu and Delhi was the reason for it. The book takes twists and turns also has Mirza Galib, the famous poet acting sleuth.  I enjoyed the narration. Raja Mir, the author, has covered the tiniest details. It made …