Author: Raghav Modi

5 Books That Will Cheer You Up, Guaranteed!
Fiction February 26th, 2020

5 Books That Will Cheer You Up, Guaranteed!

Books serve several purposes, one of which is to act as an escape from our day to day harsh realities. In search of joyous moments that take us away to meet quirky characters in faraway lands, here are five witty, romance-filled, light-heated, happy books that will leave you will a big smile on your face.
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Raghav Modi
Raghav Modi Writer
Five Popular Books by Ruskin Bond, Most-Loved Indian Author
Fiction, Most Popular February 24th, 2020

Five Popular Books by Ruskin Bond, Most-Loved Indian Author

Having written across varied genres for over half a century, Ruskin Bond, born in 1934 in Kasauli, continues to win the hearts of readers around the world, and especially those in India. Packed with emotional highs and lows, with the spirit of adventure and appreciation for nature being prominent themes in his stories, reading books by Ruskin Bond is like being invited to a private storytelling session with the author. His writings are a flight into a world, very much like ours, where readers become a part of thrilling escapade, meet ghosts, learn to admire flora and fauna, and, most importantly, end up with a feeling of warmth and happiness.
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Raghav Modi
Raghav Modi Writer
Unique Bookstores Around the World You Have to Visit
Books & Places February 22nd, 2020

Unique Bookstores Around the World You Have to Visit

Stacked with rows and rows of books, stories around every corner, and a lingering aroma of pages that tickle the nose, visiting bookstores is an enchanting encounter that never disappoints. Dream-like spaces packed with fantastical reads for everyone, here are five unique bookstores around the world that not only sell a distinct collection of books but are so characteristic in their appeal that they have become must-visit destinations for bibliophiles.
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Raghav Modi
Raghav Modi Writer
Books About Food that are Not Cookbooks
Culinary Arts February 21st, 2020

Books About Food that are Not Cookbooks

Eating food is no longer just about satisfying our basic need for nourishment. There's been a rise in the global food culture with more people than ever taking an interest in what makes a particular dish unique, as well as the master chefs behind exclusive gastronomic experiences. Staying clear of the typical cookbook, here are four enlightening reads that talk about various aspects of the food business, from discovering century-old eateries in the streets of Old Delhi to learning about the blood, sweat, and tears that go behind creating a memorable dish at the legendary elBulli.
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Raghav Modi
Raghav Modi Writer
The Best Chef Biographies for Food Lovers to Read
Culinary Arts February 18th, 2020

The Best Chef Biographies for Food Lovers to Read

Stepping out from the shadows of their kitchens, chefs these days are admired and celebrated not only for their food but also their personalities, transforming them into culinary superstars loved by many. Unafraid to mingle with their audience and discuss everything from cooking to their personal lives, celebrity chefs of our modern times are inspirational and a reminder that behind every perfect plate of food is a lot of talent, passion, and a lust to be the very best.
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Raghav Modi
Raghav Modi Writer
Thought-provoking Children's Books for Adults
Personal Development February 17th, 2020

Thought-provoking Children's Books for Adults

As adults, in our maddening present-day lives, we often forget about the fundamentals of living, essential learning that help us grow into better human beings. Reading children's books, filled with wisdom and moral tales of valor, can be the perfect catalyst that leads us on a path of introspection and re-discovery. Here are four beautifully written children's books that might seem juvenile in their approach, but carry a deeper meaning, making them equally appealing for adult readers.
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Raghav Modi
Raghav Modi Writer
Understanding Bollywood - Books about the World's Most Colourful Film Industry
Movies February 13th, 2020

Understanding Bollywood - Books about the World's Most Colourful Film Industry

Unknown to many, India, and not the US, has the world's biggest film industry. Churning out more than 400 films a year, in several regional languages, the Hindi film fraternity, popularly known as Bollywood, is the most well-known amongst the lot. For those wanting to learn more about Bollywood and its intricacies, here are five delightful reads that capture the essence of the business through its films, actors, and directors.
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Raghav Modi
Raghav Modi Writer
Must-Read Screenplays for Film Buffs
Movies, Fiction February 12th, 2020

Must-Read Screenplays for Film Buffs

A way to re-live favorite films and enjoy them for their stories, screenplays are often overlooked when it comes to reading for pleasure. Equally enticing and often a better source to understand the complexities of a plot, here are essential screenplays of popular contemporary films that, upon release, made quite an impact in the theatres, especially for their novel and captivating storylines.
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Raghav Modi
Raghav Modi Writer
Books by Anthony Bourdain You Have Got to Read
Culinary Arts February 9th, 2020

Books by Anthony Bourdain You Have Got to Read

Anthony Bourdain's death in 2018 left an unreplaceable void. Anyone even remotely related to the travel, food, or the book industry felt like they'd lost a friend, a mentor, an inspirational figure that had managed to win hearts across the globe with his honesty and gentle nature. What Anthony did leave behind were fond memories and a collection of books that share his passion for offbeat travel, adventure, and gastronomic surprises. Quintessential reads, these books by Anthony Bourdain make for engaging reads packed with wit, revelations, discoveries, and the spirit of a remarkable man that departed our lives a little too soon.
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Raghav Modi
Raghav Modi Writer
Thrilling Reads for the Perfect Beach Vacation
Novels, Fiction February 7th, 2020

Thrilling Reads for the Perfect Beach Vacation

It's easy to slip into a slumber when on a beach vacation. Thus, it only makes sense to pick up a thriller read that is in complete contrast to what you are doing in real life. Not only does this allow you to transport yourself into a world that is exciting and even a little dangerous, but it also promises an edge-of-the-lounge-chair reading experience. Here are some recommended books that guarantee a little bit of mystery, some adventure thrown in for good measure, a hint of fun, and a whole lot of thrill.
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Raghav Modi
Raghav Modi Writer