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FOLLOWING FISH: by Samanth Subramanian

Books are man’s best friends and the same way travel is also a man’s great friend. So what happens when you try introducing this one good friend of yours to another one? What happens when you are introduced to this new friend by another good friend of yours? Sounds confusing right? Well, let me put it this way!

How about we ask your friends, books to introduce you to a new friend, travel?

How about looking for books that inspire you to travel to India? India is a beautiful Asian country with so many attractions to see and feel. This is a sacred land of culture and diversity. This place is an epitome of love and greatness that has been passed on to us as legacies from our ancestors. India is not just a country but an emotion. India is a pride to be held and a place to be seen atleast once in a lifetime. So when books try introducing you to India, why not accept the chance and go on by reading some of these famous books written by authors who tried inspiring people to travel more often to India? Scroll down to find out more about some of these top rated books!


This conceptualized book is based on the travels around the Indian Coast and is written by Samanth Subramanian. He writes about the small things that add great beauty to India and by that he means to explore each and every nook and corner of this beautiful place and write about them. Mastering the craft of eating Hilsa in Kolkata, bravely performing the act of swallowing a murrel live, a peculiar or rather weird tradition that claims to cure asthma in Hyderabad, etc., are some of the examples I can give from his book. He has made sure to write all the details about such minor details and the unique part is that he has focused more on the facts about fish and it is also said that there are nine extremely well read and researched facts that portray his organic sense of humility, narrate his encounters with the aquatic species in many forms like recipes, cultures, religions, superstitions and also the fishing business. This book might help people come out of their fear for fish but then it is also a great book for people to read and start looking for International flight tickets to India.


If it is Monday, it must be Madurai is a special conducted tour of India written by Srinath Perur. We do not know if you have ever taken a group tour before but if you didn’t then this book is surely for you. You should be trying to go out on a group tour, meet strangers all around and have fun with everyone in a new place. It is about the life we are living and the life that others are living so that we understand it is not just us and our styles that matter. Srinath’s way of narrating can make anyone go on a trip and this is why he is good at bringing the wanderlust out of people. Read his words talking about the camel journeys in Jaisalmer, overnight camping and also the types of people he meets. You will love it.


Trains are very interesting things and we often find people narrating stories that describe love in trains, meeting new people in trains and also strange or unique things happening in trains. The same kind of but a little different storyline is set up by Monisha Rajesh in her own unique way. She and her photographer friend together set up to find out more about the Indian Railways and the interesting facts and other factors which tell us completely about the Indian trains and also other minor things like “shitting in zigzags” (in a moving train) to getting squished in the local train from Andheri to Churchgate and many other things. Part-memoir, part-travelogue, the book reveals the tangle of prejudices shared by many Indians, quite interestingly through the eyes of an Indian-origin author.

So these were some of the books that will drag you to India with interest and enthusiasm. Just let go of all those business class flights and those strict meetings that have taken up a lot of your time. Go for some last minute flights and make some sudden plans to this place and let yourself cross the rules that you have set for yourself. Make the most of this time and come out of your stress. Holidaying isn’t a bad thing really. You deserve it.

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