Book Review: The Crooked Timber of New India

Few days ago I blogged about Karan Thapar's interview with Dr. Parakala Prabhakar which was on the backdrop of his new book "The Crooked Timber of New India". The book released on 15th May and has already made it to #2 in Top 10 non-fiction books in India. I had pre-ordered the book and received... Continue Reading →

The must-read books on World Chess Championship Matches

Few years back I posted two long videos of International Master of Chess Saravanan. Recently Saravanan did one more long video on "Must read books on World Chess Championship Matches". Do watch if you love chess and are curious about some interesting details related to World Chess Championship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1biRgwEyw8&t=1002s

Happy World Book Day!

Happy World Book Day! To be precise, it's called World Book and Copyright Day and is celebrated on 23rd April which is supposed to be b'day and death anniversary of William Shakespeare. In 2023, World Book and Copyright Day will link the power of literature and storytelling with the International Decade of Indigenous Languages (2022-32)... Continue Reading →

Happy 60th B’day, Garry Kasparov!

Garry Kasparov, the 13th World Champion and one of the greatest chess players in history, turns 60 today! 🎉 🎂 He dominated the game for more than 20 years as its top-rated player and won every super-tournament he played in for 9 straight years (1981-1990). His use of computers in chess preparation revolutionised the game,... Continue Reading →

More Books…!

I am part of a book club (on Telegram) which has ~200 members. I don't know anyone and haven't met anyone. Believe it or not…but a kind person in the group sent me today these two books of my choice as gift! 👇 He said he was giving away 5 books in memory of his... Continue Reading →

Chess Puzzle By Sam Loyd

Sam Loyd (1841-1911) was a well-known American chess player, chess composer and puzzle author. I had read his book of mathematical puzzles selected by the legendary puzzle composer and columnist Martin Gardner. However I didn't know that his chess puzzles were so great. Sam Loyd studies can be frustrating. This one is not too bad,... Continue Reading →

Avoid “Great” And “Very”

My recent post on Review of Anthony Horowitz Books got many views and like. That was a pleasant surprise to me! I didn't know that Horowitz is so popular and widely searched. But this has motivated me to write book reviews more often! However, today I want to write about another topic which I had... Continue Reading →

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