Monday, August 2, 2010

The Book Lovers Club Meet

The Book Lovers Club had a very successful second meeting on 1st August at Prithvi Café. It was heartening to see more book lovers join us. I would like to extend a warm welcome to Darshini, Renu, Priyanka (the third Priyanka in the group now!!) and Atul. We had Mayank Dhingra, Co-Founder of Dial-A-Book from Delhi join us too...Thank you Mayank for attending the meet!
(From L to R-Mayank,Kiran,Maya,Darshini, Kartik,Priyanka T,Renu, Priyanka C, Rohini)
(L to R -Malay, Mayank,Kiran,Maya,Darshini, Gouri , Renu)
We discussed, debated the book of the month ‘The Palace of Illusions’ by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni while sipping on some masala tea and coffee! Lots of opinions, lots of plot discussions, and lots of talk on the Mahabharat ensued before moving on to choosing the next book to read. The next book we have selected for reading is Amitav Ghosh’s ‘The Calcutta Chromosome’.  The next meet is scheduled for the 5th of September. The venue details shall be shared soon.
(Gouri reading from her book The Counsel of Strangers)

Gouri Dange joined us with her friends to read a few excerpts from her recently launched book ‘The Counsel of Strangers’. She also sportingly answered all questions put forward to her.  The questions ranged from the theme of the book, the choice of characters for the six different stories, her favourite authors, how Indian writing has evolved in the last few years.

Thank you Gouri for attending the book club meet. It was a pleasure to have you join us. We wish you all the very best for the book!

We now look forward to the next meet!

P.S. If you would want to join the book club, do write to us at .We will add you to our mailer list and keep you posted about the event!


  1. Wow! That's cool.

    How come I never heard of this book club and the meet. Can I come next time? Even if I detest Amitav Ghosh and won't read Calcutta Chromosome. Pleeeease!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Thank you Simran!We started the book club recently,this was our second meet!

    Please do come for the next meet which is on 5th Sept..Will share details soon!

    Why do you detest Amitav Ghosh?It is okay, don't read, but do come and tell us why you detest him?Maybe we will be able to convince you otherwise...

  3. I would so want to be a part of the Book-Lovers club. It's such a nice initiative and I'm passionate about anything having to do with books. Having something like Book Of The Month would give us an opportunity to focus on a book and themes contained in it and most of all, Indian Writing in English.

  4. Whenever you are in Bombay do join us :)We are currently reading Amitav Ghosh's The Calcutta Chromosome!Do read it and maybe we could have your review here!