Reflections of Kansai Through the Lens (Part 1)

In April this year, I took a pre-graduation solo trip to the Kansai region in central-western Japan and got a chance to visit three prefectures - Kyoto, Osaka and Nara. It was a seven day trip starting from 6th April 2018 till  13th April 2018 and I based myself in central Kyoto. I had always … Continue reading Reflections of Kansai Through the Lens (Part 1)

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Book Review – The Art of War by Sun Tzu

"It is the rule in war, if ten times the enemy's strength, surround them; if five times, attack them; if double, be able to divide them, if equal, engage them; if fewer, be able to evade them; if weaker, be able to avoid them." The Art of War (Chinese: 孫子兵法) is an ancient treatise on military and warfare … Continue reading Book Review – The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Book Review – 7 Secrets of Vishnu by Devdutt Pattnaik

                7 Secrets of Vishnu is one of the books in the 7 Secrets series by mythologist Devdutt Pattnaik which explores the lore surrounding the Hindu God Vishnu and his many avatars. It comprises of seven chapters wherein each chapter narrates the stories of one or more avatars … Continue reading Book Review – 7 Secrets of Vishnu by Devdutt Pattnaik

Ten Things Bibliophiles Do in a Bookstore

We as bibliophiles a.k.a book lovers a.k.a book nerds love nothing more than spending endless hours browsing through books in our favourite bookstores. But it's not just book browsing that book nerds do. Often, intentionally as well as unintentionally, we also end up doing other things in these book havens and honestly, we are not … Continue reading Ten Things Bibliophiles Do in a Bookstore

Book Review – Samurai Castle by Miura Masayuki

For bibliophiles, one of the exciting things about traveling in a foreign country is that you get to explore the bookstores there and pick up books about their culture. On my recent trip to Japan in April'18, I visited a bookstore in Kyoto city, and of the handful of books in English that were available, … Continue reading Book Review – Samurai Castle by Miura Masayuki

Book Review- The Discovery of France by Graham Robb

This is my first ever historical non-fiction book on France which I was really hoping to read one day due to my immense love for France and French culture. Before this, my knowledge of French history was limited to the French Revolution of 1789 which I studied in school. This book, besides adding more perspectives … Continue reading Book Review- The Discovery of France by Graham Robb