THE JEERA PACKER by PRASHANT YADAV

What an extraordinarily good read this book is. And, rather puzzlingly, what an extraordinarily uneven book it is too. I dislike crisiticising someone’s writing, because it is such an intensely personal thing, but this excellent book is so uneven in its writing that it could almost have been written by …

The English Girl by Daniel Silva

I have been on a total Daniel Silva binge, reading my way through the gripping Gabriel Allon series. All throughout this long, remorselessly hot Delhi summer (I live in India), I have immersed myself, one book at a time, in the fascinating world of the Israeli secret service. The core …

RUNNING AND LIVING by Rahul Salim Verghese

What a nice book this is, and written by such a nice, unassuming man, too. In the interests of full disclosure, I know Rahul a little socially, and, of course, “professionally,” through the runs he organises in and around Delhi, where I live. “Running and Living” is an easy book to …