Events

Current Read

Theme - No Theme
Venue - To be Decided.
Date - 27th May 2018 , Sunday
Time - 10:45 AM

Ok so the Club has had a few busy months and now its time to do some reading for the fun of it. After all, that’s the reason for the club anyway. So this time No theme. Let’s just have good cup of coffee and a relaxing conversations.

Also, It’s time to review our Reading challenges that we all ambitiously made starting of 2018. Where exactly have we reached? Are we there yet? Will we ? Wont We?

And I got myself the Penguin Modern Set and I am going to be getting the same along for all to see. It would be great to see , touch feel the product before actually buying it. So here is my set.

Uff, so much to share and such little time and space. So well, Also there is going to be an Uber exciting news for new authors, people with a flair for writing and people with stories in their heart. Great Collaboration in store with a youthful zingy Publishing house. Anthology anyone? 🙂

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Events

Top 10 Books on DILLI!

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Theme - Dilli - Delhi - Indraprastha 
Venue - The Stainless Gallery , Okhla , New Delhi
Time - 11 AM

Hear people speak about their favorite Book on Delhi and you speak about yours. The book could be a Fictional piece, a mythological piece or even a historical book. Anything that is magical or not so much about the City we love or love to hate. Here’s your chance.

Clueless about what to read? Here’s a quick list from the DBC Members –

  1. Twilight in Delhi – Ahmed Ali
  2. The Last Mughals – William Dalrymple
  3. Adventure in a Mega City – Sam Miller
  4. Delhi : A Novel – Khushwant Singh
  5. City of Djinns – William Dlarymple
  6. Delhi It’s Monuments and History
  7. Capital: The Eruption of Delhi – Rana Dasgupta
  8. Besieged: Voices from Delhi 1857 – Mahmood Farooqi
  9. Unsettling Memories – Emma Tarlo
  10. Perpetual City – A short Biography of Delhi – Malvika Singh

Here are our top Ten – Any we missed out. Shout and let us know. and catch us on 21st April at 11 AM at Stainless Gallery. Here are a few pictures of the beautiful gallery which will house us.

 

 

 

Events

Sci Fi

March Meetup

Time - 11 AM
Date - 25th March 2018
Venue - CAARA Café @British Council

This time we are meeting to discuss about books from the SCI FI genre. I am not a big fan or let’s put it this way not very aware and haven’t read much about SciFi. So for those of you who sale in the same boat – so here are some people who can help us with some recommendations for the theme.

Shwetank

“I had read 1984 earlier and found it quite interesting. Didn’t know it was a Sci-Fi. It is only after DBC(Delhi Book Club) announced their next meet theme – Sci-fi – did I realize that I had already read one. So for the upcoming meet I have picked up Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy(HG2G). I like reading novels with music playing in the background. And for this one I keep playing ‘Space Oddity’ by David Bowie. I am liking the HG2G. It’s not as intriguing as 1984 but it’s been a pleasant ride up-till now. Or am I concluding too early ? Let me finish reading it. And let’s hear what others have to say about this book at Delhi Book Club next meet.”

Namrata Madan

When DBC announced the topic of the upcoming meet as sci fi – I immediately knew which to recommend for those new to the genre ; 2001 a space odyssey by Arthur C Clarke. When a book boasts of being the greatest science fiction epic of our time, living up to those words is no mean feat! Especially when you consider that this was written ~50 years ago when even the first moon landing hadn’t taken place, the author’s descriptions of   interplanetary expeditions and Artificial Intelligence are commendable!! So much so that even the titans of science today (Elon Musk, Bill Gates Et all) refer to this work with awe and respect. Do yourself a huge favor and pick this up!

Recommendations on the group by other members –

  • Rendezvous with Rama
  • The Time Machine – H.G.Wells
  • Undying Mercenaries Series by BV Larson ( Talks about Aliens Vs Humans but the rake is very different, wuite modern and story is extremely unique! You will get hooked on even if you don’t like SCIFI! ~ Manav)
  • Expeditionary Force Series by Craig Alanson (( Talks about Aliens Vs Humans but the rake is very different, quite modern and story is extremely unique! You will get hooked on even if you don’t like SCIFI! ~ Manav)
  • Watchman by Alan Moore
  • Childhood’s end by Arthur C Clarke
  • Stranger in a strange land
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Frankenstein
  • The Martian
  • Artemis

Hope all you non Sci Fi readers have something to pick on after this. I surely take back Arthur C Clarke as an author to read. So which one are you going to pick!?