On a recent visit to Hyderabad, spending time at the airport, chanced upon Indian authors and picked up some books out of which two ‘The Young Turks’ & ‘Delhi Durbar’ by Krishna Pratap Singh; The Betelnut Killers by Manisha Lakhe; The Game Changers by Fake IPL player.
In terms of grading, the books are no literary marvels, however most of them are less than Rs. 300/- so good for a one time read, the ones by Krishna Pratap Singh were a bit better.
They are well written, the characters being brought alive & you can recognize the tongue in cheek references to the past & current crop of politicians as well as the incidences referred to. They lighten your mind and the author manages to entertain the masses.
The Betelnut Killers by Manisha Lakhe is a mish mash of American Born Confused Desi with good etched characters which entertains, with the dark shadow of the characters you can almost identify with some relatives:). Personally thought it could have been a bit shorter, but a read for Airport/flight and works well.
The Game Changer is just a rehash of last year’s blog, but shows how Perception is different from reality. Better books than this have sunk without a trace whilst this is supposed selling well.
It is good to see that there are numerous Indian writers coming up and writing over a plethora of topics. Now only if enough Indian readers read:)