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Book Review: How to Become a Billionaire by Selling Nothing, by Aditya Magal

Most of us dreams of becoming a millionaire. Yes, becoming rich is something that interests most of us, if not all of us. So a book titled “How To Become A Billionaire By Selling Nothing” would make us curious to know what it is about. Some might take a peek hoping it’s a book with real knowledge on how to do that. Others might look at the blurb and read it for the humor aspect which the book seems to have. Continue reading “Book Review: How to Become a Billionaire by Selling Nothing, by Aditya Magal”

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Book Review: The Expressionist, by Akhila Sudhakar

We live in a time where everything is becoming device oriented, social networks are tempting to join and addictive once joined. Even the jokes that are on social networks tend to show that increasing influence of social networks, some going even as far as to tell that the first thing a mother might soon be doing immediately after giving birth is updating her status on social networks. It is a way to share our joy and see it multiply, but it may not be all hunky-dory as people might think. What if you, in a few hours after the first ping on a social network, fall head over heels in love with someone who you have never met before? Continue reading “Book Review: The Expressionist, by Akhila Sudhakar”

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Book Review: Carry On Jeeves, by P. G. Wodehouse

I sometimes wonder which author is the best to read in a particular genre. Though there are many authors in fantasy genre, no one feels quite as good as Rowling and Harry Potter. For thrillers, I seek a Lee Child more often than not, because it’s the unruly Jack Reacher that makes thrill feel alive. For humor, there is only one author that comes to mind, and that’s P. G. Wodehouse. The character… why, Jeeves of course! Continue reading “Book Review: Carry On Jeeves, by P. G. Wodehouse”

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Book Review: Been There Bungled That, by Paddy Rangappa

About the author:
Paddy Rangappa graduated from IIM Ahmedabad 25 years ago and has been working in marketing since then. He writes in his spare time and has had a regular humor column in DNA for the last three years. This is his first book.

Cover art:
The book’s cover doesn’t scream humor, but I like the toned down design with the emphasis on the word Bungled. The title, a pun on the commonly used phrase, “Been there done that!” is what caught my attention. The story has a familiar ring to it too. Continue reading “Book Review: Been There Bungled That, by Paddy Rangappa”

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Book Review: Aisle Be Damned, by Rishi Piparaiya

About the author:
Rishi Piparaiya is an over-worked and over-traveled corporate executive based in the skies, 38000 feet over India. (No kidding! This is from the back cover!)

Cover art:
An airhostess in red uniform headed down the aisle dominates the cover. A small red airplane zooming around her is quite a nice touch. The book I feel will be humorous, but I wonder if it’ll interest me, a non-flyer as compared to harassed flyers (frequent or otherwise). Continue reading “Book Review: Aisle Be Damned, by Rishi Piparaiya”