Dhanishta is a freelance writer, going strong on a quest to explore a variety of topics and avenues for generating purposeful content. A self-confessed bibliophile, she is the Founder of Bookedforlife.
We have been fed tales from Indian mythology since childhood. But, what if these were retold from a different point of view? What if things need not always be as they are made out to
The agitation by Dongria Kondhs in Niyamgiri area of Odisha inspires Year of the Weeds by Siddhartha Sarma, a powerful novel about the fight for
Best-selling novelist Lee Child is back with another gripping tale. Past Tense follows Jack Reacher as he takes a dip into nostalgia, uncovering suspicious gaps that need to be
In The City of Nine Gates, Pankaj Rajput explores many deep Vedic concepts. What have sages realized that we still
Shillong Times by Nilanjan P Choudhury explores the issues of identity- that of being an outsider versus being an insider. Set in the beautiful town of Shillong in the 1980’s the book tells a tale that surpasses the boundaries of time, as these topics remain as relevant today, not only in India but also over the
The legendary Ashwatthama, of the Mahabharata fame, is a deep and complex character who made choices that led Krishna to curse him to live a life worse than death. Ashwatthama’s Redemption imagines Ashwatthama’s future after the end of the Kurukshetra war. Is Ashwatthama’s Redemption also a part of the cosmic
What was it like to be Muhammad Ali’s daughter? At Home with Muhammad Ali by Hana Ali is a memoir that looks at the boxing legend with a very different lens- that of a
Sandeep Jauhar’s book, Heart: A History, takes a multi-disciplinary look into the human heart. Jauhar combines history, research, personal anecdotes, medical literature and his own perspective to demystify the
There is great beauty in simplicity. Ruskin Bond’s ‘A Book of Simple Living’ reminds us of this universal truth. This is a book you may want to add to your collection. What is says remains
Empress- The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan by Ruby Lal explores the fascinating rise of a Nur Jahan as a co-sovereign to Jahangir. How did she navigate the complex world of patriarchy and harem politics to a more visible kind of power? Read this nuanced story of a queen who was much ahead of her times, for a compelling perspective!