Book Review- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Review: A classic-brought me to tears as this is one of the highly inspirational novels that I missed in my childhood. The Story starts with young Mary who has her Indian roots and then her immediate family succumbing to death due to deadly Cholera (more deadly then) and is forcibly sent to Britain to live…

The Art of Writing From Nothing

I am in a café now and I want to write something & I start with this- A blank page, a pen & an empty title. That’s exactly what you want. Right? But why the fcuk should I even write, when I really don’t know where to start? The point is simple- I enjoy writing.…

Book Review- White By Srishti Jaitwani

Blurb: This book is an anthology of perspectives. Each poem joins the other like the beads of a rosary to form a beautiful panorama of the poet’s take on times. Each poem has been conceived, nurtured and written with pure love.My journey, hitherto, has been full of joys, sorrows, separations, attachments, love and abundance of…

Book Review- Screw It,Let’s Do It By Richard Branson

Blurb: Throughout my life I have achieved many remarkable things. In Screw It, Let’s Do It, I will share with you my ideas and the secrets of my success, but not simply because I hope they’ll help you achieve your individual goals. Today we are increasingly aware of the effects of our actions on the…

Six Questions To Kalyani – Author Of The Book ‘ Bend Your Knees & Do Your Best’

1. What are common traps for aspiring writers? Thinking that the first version is the final one. It isn’t! You have to edit, edit, edit and then edit some more until you start hating your own book … only to fall in love with it all over again in the end Thinking that the writer…

Author Talks: Pooja Upadhaya – Rolling In The Dark

Meet Pooja Upadhaya Mishra- author of the book ‘Rolling In The Dark’. We did have a quick glimpse of her work and I must tell you that I am pretty impressed with it- both the cover design and the writing. Our review will follow- but first, let’s talk to the parent of this child. 1.…

Five Quick Questions to Sapna Kekre- Author of the book ‘Oas Ki Boondein’

About the Author:Sapna grew up in the small town of Ujjain around a community that she gives major credit to for her helpful and kind nature. While she spent her days studying, her evenings were spent in regular trips to Mahakal Mandir where she is still fondly remembered by Hindu priests of the area for…

MerryBrains Short Reviews

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu I have listened to the audiobook version on my way to work! And I must tell that this is a great meditation! The book is simple yet profound! It’s about how your inaction makes it a great action! The book is soothingly one of the best books ever I…