Masalamommas love to curl up with a good book and a chai or latte … here’s what we’re reading. Look for periodic interviews with authors of some best-sellers.

India Calling – A Review

By Shilpi Mahajan India Calling by Anand Giridharadas is a story about a young Indian American rendezvous with the nation of his ethnicity. Born and brought up in the US, Anand moves back to India in search of the new “emerging” India. However to me, while India Calling is a

song of the cuckoo bird : a review

By Radhika Kowtha Picked up this book late summer at the library with much apprehension, and it may have been a blessing in disguise as it got me started on reading books again. That’s a plus for a desi author, as I’ve noticed very few can elegantly portray the reality

Book Review: Palace of Illusions

  Palace of Illusions – By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni A Book Review By Radhika Kowtha We hear Draupadi’s voice. It’s Draupadi’s life story, from her birth through her childhood, dreams, ambitions, and hesitations all through her decidedly sad life till the end. A fictional autobiography offering a detailed sketch of